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Article ID: 689827

UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

University of California San Diego

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means to address issues of race and gender.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689782

Comic Book Expert Calls ‘Black Panther’ a ‘Cultural Milestone’ for Genre

DePaul University

Part of the reason Marvel’s “Black Panther” has seen so much success is because it came along at the right time both culturally and politically, said Blair Davis, an associate professor of media and cinema studies in DePaul University’s College of Communication. His latest book, “Comic Book Movies,” will be available April 19 through Rutgers University Press.

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19-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center—Feb. 23-May 4

New York University

“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom,” Feb. 23 through May 4 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), centers on the life and art of José Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist, and soldier in early 19th century Havana. 

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Unprecedented Study of Picasso's Bronzes Uncovers New Details

Northwestern University

An international collaboration of art and science researchers use cutting-edge portable instruments to analyze world-renowned Pablo Picasso bronzes and sculpture, revealing their materials and casting process.

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16-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Research Team Uncovers Hidden Details in Picasso Blue Period Painting

Northwestern University

Art and science researchers uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso’s “La Miséreuse accroupie.” Analysis shows that Picasso painted over another artist’s painting of a landscape and that Picasso altered his own painting, painting a shawl over what once showed a hand.

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Article ID: 689664

Biotech Violins

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of “mycowood”. Precision structure-borne sound measurements and psycho-acoustic tests with volunteers should reveal whether a fungal treatment can really improve an instrument.

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16-Feb-2018 6:05 AM EST
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Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

University of California San Diego

A collaborative group of researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy recently to digitally map an entire portion of the city — complete with historic architecture, expansive murals and stunning works of art. Digital data will be used by students and researchers on campus to explore the site’s buildings and artifacts, ultimately recreating an interactive, virtual-reality experience.

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15-Feb-2018 7:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 689538

Black History Month at UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago

The theme for UIC’s Black History Month 2018 is “Blacknificent” and features a keynote conversation with actress Yara Shahidi.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Chinese New Year Expert Discusses the Festival's Sights, Symbols, Foods and Rituals

University of Delaware

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13-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689479

Love and Courtship in the Digital Age

Rutgers University

More than 20 years later, platforms for pairing up – and the attitudes toward those who use them – have changed considerably. But is the proliferation of dating sites and mobile apps altering our courtship experiences and long-term relationships? Rutgers relationship experts weigh in.

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13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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