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CU dance professor wins grant to ‘heal and unite’

June 9, 2022

Assistant Professor Helanius Wilkins has won a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a choreographed duet. The CU College of Arts and Sciences matched the grant with another $10,000. With the funding, Wilkins and the CU dance division will collaborate with several presenter-partners, including Basin Arts and the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Louisiana and Keshet Center for the Arts in New Mexico.

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A tale of two tails: Dog actors make debut at Colorado Shakespeare Festival

June 2, 2022

Two unlikely actors will make an appearance in "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare in the 2022 summer season. Watch the video to see what it’s like mixing barks with the Bard.

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Video: Professor discusses right-wing misappropriation of Viking culture amid ‘The Northman’ release

April 29, 2022

White supremacists are touting the new blockbuster “The Northman” for its all-white cast and “macho barbarian stereotypes.” In this video, Mathias Nordvig, head of the Nordic Studies Program, explains how these groups are misappropriating Viking culture and how it impacts Nordic communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Amy Hoagland

CU Boulder artist wins national award for art about climate change

April 7, 2022

Amy Hoagland received the top award from new program that recognizes emerging craft artists who advance sustainability through their art. Hoagland's work is also on display at the CU Art Museum through April 14.

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Diversity and inclusion at the Oscars with Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz

March 14, 2022

CU Boulder Professor Ernesto Acevedo-Munoz explains the history of the Oscars, the pressure on the academy to be more inclusive and the changes that still need to be made in Hollywood.

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What the Wordle trend can teach us about language and technology

March 3, 2022

Computational linguist Alexis Palmer spoke with CU Boulder Today about the popular online word game, strategies to win and how Wordle offshoots could benefit lesser-known languages.

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What do we owe the dead? Truth, philosopher says

Feb. 28, 2022

CU Boulder’s Iskra Fileva has won the Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest for her 2020 essay about the dust-up surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death and life, exploring the social pressure to pretend those who have died were good people.

Dance MFA candidate Anna Pillot

Soaring heart rates: Revealing a performer’s inner world

Feb. 25, 2022

She’s a trapeze artist. He’s a computer scientist. Together, they’re hoping to redefine immersive performance.

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Theater-based vocal empowerment programs increase self-authorship, civic engagement among young Egyptian women

Feb. 16, 2022

Vocal empowerment programs can promote a positive sense of self-perception among young Egyptian women and increase their willingness to express opinions on issues affecting their communities, according to a new CU Boulder study.

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Viva ‘West Side Story,’ CU Boulder cinephile says

Feb. 7, 2022

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, cinema studies chair—and man who’s “morally opposed” to remakes—gives a thumbs-up to Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Award-nominated version of “West Side Story.”