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Category: Arts & Humanities

Chris Abani named new director for Program of African Studies

Celebrated English scholar to lead longstanding, pioneering University research center Award-winning author and scholar Chris Abani has been named the next director of the...
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How Art Helps Keep Northwestern Safe

A key University team includes a design-centric approach to protect and propel the research enterprise By Matt Golosinski Art and science converge for Research...
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Treasure Seeker

With research that adds important female voices to Tibetan Buddhism, Sarah Jacoby goes deep to examine the roots of human suffering, the path to...
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Sound, fury, and scholarship

With acquisition of Glenn Branca archive, Northwestern Libraries adds more thunder to its impressive 20th-century music collection “Bells are ringing. Loudly. A celestial choir...
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Doorways to Discovery

Creative collaboration allows art to inspire research innovation Kader Attia is deep in the archives of Northwestern’s Herskovits Library of African Studies, swallowed up...
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From Abstract Impression to the Animated Gif

On March 10, 1876, telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell changed the way people communicate. Who knew the screeches of a 56K modem would signal...
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The New Creative Flow

With Open TV, Aymar Jean Christian examines digital media’s disruptive impact on traditional Hollywood television If you’ve ever watched the HBO comedy “Insecure” or...
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Mellon Grant Will Support Scientific Studies In The Arts

Northwestern University has received a $3.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Center for the Scientific Studies in the...
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Rhymes And Relationships

Literature as a ‘lived social reality’ animates Harris Feinsod’s bold exploration of poetry’s cultural power Ask him today why poetry matters and Harris Feinsod...
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Next Science Café: Picasso Under The Microscope

NU-ACCESS scholar to reveal how art and science converged to help reveal great painter’s creative process It’s possible that, for more than 100 years,...
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Invisible Histories

Artist and Vivian Maier biographer Pamela Bannos uses ‘forensic’ research skills to find what’s hidden A picture may be worth a thousand words, but...
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Objects of our Affections

From artwork and furniture to clothing and kitsch, material items are often imbued with human emotions, identity, and desire A child’s tiny dress, long...
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