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Shopping for smart home gadgets this holiday season? Three cybersecurity tips to keep in mind.

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A Galaxy Far Away: FAMU-FSU Engineering Dean Delves Into Science Behind ‘Star Wars’

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Folklorist's Research Tracks Societal Trends in Decorated Graduation Caps

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The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture. UNLV professor and folklorist Sheila Bock is documenting the graduation caps and researching trends in the stories they tell.

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Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

As a part-time librarian while at Swarthmore, David Peele ’50 saw volumes of dusty old books — and mischievous opportunity.

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UWM Art Collection Gets New Home

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will celebrate the opening of the new Emile H. Mathis Gallery with an exhibit featuring some of the UWM Art Collection’s most prominent works, including pieces by Picasso, Rembrandt and Degas.

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Celebrity 'Fauxpologies' Can Backfire with Audiences, Says ASU Professor

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Angela Merkel Biographer Mushaben on “Becoming the World’s Most Powerful Woman,” Dec. 11 at NYU’s Deutsches Haus

Joyce Mushaben, author of the recently released Becoming the World’s Most Powerful Woman: Angela Merkel and the Transformation of United Germany, will discuss the German chancellor’s life and impact on her country on Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s Deutsches Haus.

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Tickets for the 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show on Sale Now

The 87th annual Waa-Mu Show, Northwestern University’s entirely student written and orchestrated musical, announces a one-week holiday flash sale at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts box office.

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Bill D’Elia ’69 and David E. Kelley to Receive Serling Award

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.Award-winning television producer/director Bill D’Elia ’69 and producer/writer David E. Kelley are this year’s recipients of the Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media. The goal of the Serling Award is to recognize modern media professionals’ work that raises awareness of prejudice, inequality and society’s changing social norms.

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What Gave Early New Orleans Jazz Clarinets Their Unique Sound?

The hauntingly beautiful “wailing” sounds of early New Orleans jazz clarinets, often featured in brass bands or jazz funerals, are one of the most distinctive instrument styles in American music. The unique sound begs the question: What’s behind incredible their range of sound and tonal variety? During the 174th ASA Meeting, Dec. 4-8, 2017, in New Orleans, Michael G. White will deliver a special presentation about the distinguishing characteristics of the clarinet in early New Orleans jazz.







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