PEN/Nabokov award winner M. NourbeSe Philip to read her poetry April 14

The event is part of the Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series for the Creative Writing Program

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After ‘mama,’ children’s first words include ‘this’ and ‘that’

Children’s strong drive to share attention has similar effects on language learning across cultures, finds the largest study of early vocabulary development in an Indigenous language.

Cross-college researchers unravel mummy bird mystery

Master’s student Carol Anne Barsody is working with an array of interdisciplinary collaborators to explore the origins of a mummified bird and create a multisensory exhibition that rethinks the way ancient artifacts are presented in museums.

Rational neural network advances machine-human discovery

In a new paper, researchers take a step toward the day when deep learning will enhance scientific exploration of natural phenomena such as weather systems, climate change, fluid dynamics, genetics and more.

Ariana Kim’s piece for Korean zither highlights April music offerings

“Gayageum, Meet Violin” is a recital and discussion, set for April 16, featuring a preview performance of a new composition “Apba Hagoo, Nah Hagoo” by Ariana Kim for the Korean traditional zither (gayageum) and violin.

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Underground Railroad project releases new 3-D model

The 3-D tour focuses on the building, its foundation, the archaeological excavation underway and a Civil War monument on the church site.

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Grants aim to unite networks to increase impact

Three teams have been awarded Public Issue Network Grants, providing up to $30,000 in funding for each project over three years. The grants support faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners as they weave broader, more effective networks of potential collaborators, coordinate resources and increase the impact of their work on a particular social issue.

First group of Zhu Fellows named in Arts & Sciences

Four doctoral students studying fields in the College of Arts & Sciences are the inaugural recipients of the Zhu Family Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities.

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Amiri Baraka’s poetry topic of March 31 Abrams talk

M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor, poet and theorist Fred Moten will deliver a lecture on radical Black politics and the poetry of Amiri Baraka.

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