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FSU Researcher Uses Technology to Tell Civil Rights Icon’s Story

Sixty years ago, the murder of an African-American teenager helped galvanize the civil rights movement in America. Today, the history of that iconic event is being shared through a location-based smartphone application.

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Student's App Allows Users to Create Pottery Projects in the Virtual World, Bring Them Into Reality

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A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student from Colombia designed a virtual reality pottery-making app that allows users to design their projects in the virtual world and then bring them into the real world through 3-D printing. His app, PotelRVR, won an award at Leap Motion 3D Jam 2015, an international 3-D competition, and is one of eight projects chosen to be displayed at the Laval Virtual show in France.

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High School Students Explore Beginning Architecture – and Perhaps a Career

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High school students take the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Architecture 100 course – free and online – to help inspire their interest in the field.

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UW-Milwaukee Project Brings Students Together with Those with Memory Loss to Create Stories

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University students and residents of senior housing come together in an award-winning project that encourages storytelling collaborations.

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Musician-Scientists Host Climate Change Event

Playing off the emotions of music, scientists will help deepen understanding about climate change at Northwestern University. The program features a group of musician-scientists who will perform in a string quartet followed by a panel discussion on how music can help explain climate change.

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The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the mirror.

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Wichita State University Releases New Kansas Population Forecast

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Between 2014 and 2064, the Kansas population is expected to increase from 2,904,321 to 3,538,277, a 21.8 percent increase, according to a forecast released by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University. Twenty of Kansas' 105 counties are projected to have increases in population, while the other 85 are projected to have population declines.

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Nanovic Institute Awards Laura Shannon Prize to Mark Thompson, Author of ‘Birth Certificate’

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The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2016 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Mark Thompson for his book “Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš,” published by Cornell University Press. A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute, praised the book as “an extraordinarily imaginative book that shows us how biography can provide a lens into understanding major historical crises.”

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‘Stakes Are High’ in Pope’s Visit to Mexico, Experts Say

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When Pope Francis travels to Mexico Feb. 12-17, he will visit six cities — including two in the state of Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state — and will celebrate a Mass in Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A University of Notre Dame expert calls this a "defining trip" for the pope.

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UT Political Science Expert Anthony Nownes Offers Insight Into Iowa Caucuses and Primary Season for Presidential Nominee Frontrunners

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Songs in the Key of Colonialism

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A UCSB historian’s new book reveals the role of music in the subjugation and liberation of African culture.

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UCLA professor creates video games that redefine art

Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is real.

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Saudi Alumna’s Gift Launches New Global Health Program

A significant gift from Aisha Almana, a UO graduate, hospital executive and prominent feminist, will create new international opportunities in education and global health at the University of Oregon.

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Maya Healers’ Conception of Cancer May Help Bridge Gap in Multicultural Settings Care

Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.

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Expert Can Comment on Threat to World's Antiquities, Looting

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Shakespeare Discovery by UWM Historian on Exhibit at Folger Library

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A story included in 17th century papers by an anonymous author offer a glimpse of the personal life of the famous bard, about whom relatively little is known. The anecdote, found by a UWM historian, is on exhibit through March 27 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

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GWU Faculty Experts Are Available to Discuss and Provide Insight on Who They Think Will Win Oscars/Grammys

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Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Adds 4 New Inductees on Feb. 9

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The inductees are Joe Joyce, Tom Braddock, Chip Hinton and Billy Kempfer

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Federal Grant Starts Talk About West Side History, Gentrification

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The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will use a $200,000 NEH grant to start conversations about gentrification and history among residents of Chicago's near west side.

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Season of Giving Extends Past the Holidays: Food Donations Needed Year-Round

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It comes naturally for many people to give to their local food pantries during the holidays, but it’s important to remember that “hunger knows no season.” An assistant professor of human nutrition and registered dietitian explains the importance of making healthful food pantry donations so families can have balanced meals, based on the MyPlate dietary guidelines.