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Rare archaeological find could be the first time unique pottery seen in the South West

Archaeologists excavating a site where Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval communities lived for more than a thousand years have unearthed pottery believed to have never been seen before in the South West.
The high-quality fragment of a cup shows that ancient farmers and ironworkers in South Devon could afford quality goods and had an affluent lifestyle.
The find is likely to […]

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‘K.O.’: Film Review

This second feature film from ‘Les Revenants’ creator Fabrice Gobert stars Laurent Lafitte and Chiara Mastroianni in a twisted tale of corporate greed and alternate realities.

Less of a K.O. than a WTF, writer-director Fabrice Gobert’s second feature stars French pretty boy Laurent Lafitte (Elle) as a TV executive caught in a Mobius strip-style plot that has him dying, resurrecting, falling […]

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Behind the scenes: The Princeton-Fung Global Forum asks ‘Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?’

Americans experience daily threats to their liberty in a world filled with cyber hacks, fake news, communication silos and government surveillance.
The hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election brought home just how vulnerable we are, and more recently, the BBC reported that sensitive personal details related to almost 200 million U.S. citizens was accidentally exposed by […]

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‘WALL-E’: THR’s 2008 Review

On June 27, 2008, Pixar unveiled WALL-E, a sci-fi adventure that would become a summer hit with critics and audiences. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below: 
This is getting to sound like a broken record: Pixar Animation Studios has just topped itself. Again.
In WALL-E, following the sublime culinary slapstick of Ratatouille, Pixar and director-writer Andrew Stanton — officially the studio’s ninth employee […]

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“Traumatología para médicos de urgencias”, nuevo libro de la UGR

Coordinado por Alfonso L. García Priego, este manual da cuenta de la atención al paciente traumatológico y explica los mecanismos de lesión principal, las pruebas diagnósticas que hay que solicitar, los protocolos de actuación más frecuentes, o los criterios de consulta al especialista hospitalario.
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TigerTalks in the City discuss faculty ‘Breakthrough Books’

Last month, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), in partnership with Princeton University Press, held a TigerTalks in the City on “Breakthrough Books,” featuring four Princeton faculty members discussing their most recent books (above) all published by PUP, in New York City.

Last month, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), in partnership with Princeton University Press, held a TigerTalks in the City on […]

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El Consejo de Gobierno de la UGR informa favorablemente las cuentas anuales de 2016

Tras el informe positivo del Consejo de Gobierno, las cuentas serán sometidas a la aprobación definitiva por parte del Pleno del Consejo Social de la UGR que se reunirá el próximo día 28 de Junio.
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‘A Loner’ (‘Da Xue Dong Zhi’): Film Review | Shanghai 2017

More than five decades after her stellar turn as a model soldier in ‘The Red Detachment of Women,’ Chinese actress Zhu Xijuan returns in Xing Xiao’s film about a pensioner’s solitary existence in Beijing.

The lead in A Loner is played by the 79-year-old, Los Angeles-based Zhu Xijuan, who went from being a revolutionary screen icon in the 1960s with her […]

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Ape expert joins War for the Planet of the Apes Q&A

A real-life primate expert joined stars of new film War for the Planet of the Apes for a QA with journalists.
Dr Lauren Brent, from the University of Exeter, answered questions alongside director Matt Reeves and actors Andy Serkis and Steve Zahn.
While the director and actors talked about plot and production, Dr Brent was asked about animal behaviour – and how […]

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‘Flower and Sword’ (‘Hana Ikusa’): Film Review | Shanghai 2017

Director Tetsuo Shinohara (‘Stakeout,’ ‘Terminal’) champions art and nature over despotism in a 16th century Japanese tale of monks and shoguns.

Judging from the poster and trailer that came out in Japan last month, Tetsuo Shinohara’s Flower and Sword (Hana Ikusa) should be some kind of bright-colored slapstick comedy. Nothing could be more misrepresentative of this gentle historical-philosophical rumination on the […]

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La UGR publica “Razón del juicio seguido contra los falsificadores de la Alcazaba del Albaicín de Granada”

Con introducción de Manuel Barrios Aguilera y Mauricio Pastor, este volumen reúne toda la documentación histórica y jurídica generada a raíz del juicio que tuvo lugar en Granada, entre los años 1774 y 1777, contra varios falsificadores de monumentos sagrados y profanos, caracteres, tradiciones, reliquias y libros de supuesta antigüedad.
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Kastner opens frontiers for young minds

Princeton University neuroscientist Sabine Kastner comes prepared for a meeting with her youngest collaborators, packing a model of the human brain, a collection of preserved animal brains and a video demonstrating a single neuron in action.
Those collaborators — fifth-graders at Riverside School in Princeton, shown in the video above — are prepared, too, with questions, ideas and enthusiasm.
Kastner, a professor […]

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‘Flower and Sword’ (‘Hana Ikusa’): Film Review | Shanghai 2017

Director Tetsuo Shinohara (‘Stakeout,’ ‘Terminal’) champions art and nature over despotism in a 16th century Japanese tale of monks and shoguns.

Judging from the poster and trailer that came out in Japan last month, Tetsuo Shinohara’s Flower and Sword (Hana Ikusa) should be some kind of bright-colored slapstick comedy. Nothing could be more misrepresentative of this gentle historical-philosophical rumination on the […]

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123 profesores de español de diferentes países se forman en el Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la UGR

Sobre enseñanza de la lengua y la cultura españolas.
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Staff writing contest winners illuminate the overlooked and underappreciated

Four Princeton staff members have been honored for their essays in the third annual Princeton Writes essay contest.
The 2016-17 Princeton Writes essay contest invited University staff to share their thoughts on something they believe is overlooked or underappreciated at Princeton.
Out of 40 submissions across 32 academic and administrative units, an essay by Tom Dunne, deputy dean of undergraduate students, took […]

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Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change

Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict future rates of climate change, new research shows.
Permafrost – frozen ground – holds huge amounts of carbon which may be released into the atmosphere as the climate warms and these soils thaw. For this reason it is critically […]

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‘No Bed of Roses’ (‘Doob’): Film Review | Shanghai 2017

Irrfan Khan brings the story of a family break-up to life in director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Indian-Bangladeshi coproduction.

It takes an actor of Irrfan Khan’s stature and magnetism to turn an intimate separation drama into something special, and a writer-director like Bangladesh’s happy maverick Mostofa Sarwar Farooki to layer on subtleties and shades of meaning with realistic detachment that never slips […]

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Un profesor de la UGR logra que sus alumnos mejoren su ‘fitness’ cardiorrespiratorio con un proyecto de gamificación

El proyecto $in Time está basado en la película ‘In Time’ de Andrew Niccol.

Esta actividad de gamificación (uso de técnicas propias de los juegos en contextos ajenos a los mismos) ha formado parte de la asignatura Fundamentos de la Educación Física, que imparte el profesor Isaac J. Pérez López en el Grado en Ciencias […]

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‘Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects’: Film Review

Cosplay prostitutes, gay cowboys and dry humor fill this Brooklyn-curated shorts program.

For five years now, Brooklyn’s indie exhibitor Nitehawk Cinema has been host to an annual short-film fest, with last fall’s event running a whopping six days. This year, just in time for the deadline for 2017 submissions, they’ve assembled their first program for theatrical distribution outside of Williamsburg: Nitehawk […]

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‘The Thomas Crown Affair’: THR’s 1968 Review

On June 26, 1968, Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway’s heist film The Thomas Crown Affair hit theaters, touting itself with a tagline of “A thrill-a-minute deal for a million dollars!” The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:
Like Richard Lester and Tex Avery, Norman Jewison continues to prove himself among the most facile and appropriative of the two dimensional directors, paring […]

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La UGR acoge la Escuela de Verano GRACE, la única red para la investigación en Culturas de Género e Igualdad en Europa

Dentro del programa de la Comisión Europea Horizonte 2020, Acciones “Marie Sklodowska-Curie”, organizada por el Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género de la UGR.

Se inaugura el martes 27 de junio, a las 19 horas en el Complejo Triunfo, presidida por la rectora de la UGR, Pilar Aranda.
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Film Review

Andy Serkis returns as reluctant rebel leader Caesar, facing a threatened homeland and a new human challenge fronted by Woody Harrelson in Fox’s third entry in the blockbuster sci-fi reboot.

Almost as rare as winning the Triple Crown in horse racing is to make a film trilogy that clicks from beginning to end, but Fox has pretty much pulled it off […]

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La UGR celebra sesión ordinaria del Consejo de Gobierno 27/06/2017

Martes, día 27 de junio a las 9,30 horas, en la Sala de Convalecientes el Hospital Real.
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Two Exeter diabetes researchers recognised as “Rising Stars”

Two researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been recognised as rising stars in diabetes research.
Dr Andrew Wood and Dr Hanieh Yaghootkar have been awarded two of just four €30,000 (£25,500) awards made across Europe, from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD). The award, made under the Rising Star Fellowship Programme and supported by […]

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‘Tubelight’: Film Review

Salman Khan stars as a simple-minded villager who calls on the power of faith to bring back his MIA soldier brother during the India-China war of 1962.

There are some things that actor Salman Khan does very well — like barreling through action scenes, romancing women, and dancing to Bollywood songs, with or without a shirt.
Delivering a nuanced performance in the […]

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Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

Annelise Riles
As nations search for ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the long-simmering debate over nuclear power has heated up. Nuclear advocates, opponents and governments argue over nearly every aspect of the technology, from the cost of construction to the challenge of waste storage to the industry’s relationship with nuclear weapons programs.
But […]

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‘Submission’: Film Review | LAFF 2017

Stanley Tucci plays a professor who gets entangled with a seductive student in an adaptation of Francine Prose’s acclaimed novel about sexual politics on campus, ‘Blue Angel.’

Stories of teacher-student sex and sexual harassment on college campuses are not new. Francine Prose wrote her acclaimed novel on the subject, Blue Angel, 17 years ago. But with increasing debates about the issue […]

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‘The Trojan Women’ at Yale Summer Cabaret laments Syrian war

“The Trojan Women,” a tragedy by the ancient […]

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Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Alejandro L. Madrid
Music professor Alejandro L. Madrid has been awarded the Royal Musical Association’s Dent Medal.
“This is the highest honor awarded by Britain’s foremost scholarly body in music studies,” said Steven Pond, associate professor and chair of the music department. “It is a rare honor, indeed.”
The award, honoring Edward J. Dent, has been […]

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‘Sun Dogs’: Film Review | LAFF 2017

Michael Angarano toplines a cast that includes Melissa Benoist, Xzibit, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill, playing a well-meaning but deluded oddball in Jennifer Morrison’s directing debut.

Jennifer Morrison, star of the ABC series Once Upon a Time, segues confidently to the director’s chair with Sun Dogs, a comic drama that deftly navigates a tricky line. The story of a mentally challenged […]

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‘Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer’: Film Review | Provincetown 2017

Documentary team David Barba and James Pellerito accompany Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes as he crosses the career landmark of his 20th anniversary with American Ballet Theatre.

We’re accustomed to thinking of great ballet stars as dazzling soloists. But Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, an intimate study of longtime American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes, made over a period of […]

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‘After Louie’: Film Review | Provincetown 2017

Alan Cumming stars as a New York veteran of the AIDS wars feeling left behind by the evolution of the gay community in Vincent Gagliostro’s intergenerational drama.

For gay men who marched on the frontlines in the battle for civil rights, acceptance and survival through the AIDS crisis, the seeming indifference of younger generations to those sacrifices and struggles can be […]

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‘Spaceballs’: THR’s 1987 Review

On June 24, 1987, Mel Brooks launched Spaceballs in theaters. The Star Wars spoof, starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis and Daphne Zuniga, became infamous in its own right. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below.  
Space films are Mel Brooks’ latest target in this Star Wars parody that might be appropriately titled “Schtick Wars.”
You don’t have to be Jewish to be […]

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‘Living on Soul’: Film Review | LAFF 2017

This doc chronicles a concert at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater featuring Sharon Jones and other top soul, funk and gospel performers.

In December 2014 a group of soul, funk and gospel singers associated with Daptone Records presented a three-night concert at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem that almost literally raised the roof. Now documentary filmmakers Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey have […]

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‘The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin’: Film Review | Provincetown 2017

Jennifer M. Kroot’s affectionate portrait traces the author’s evolution from proud son of Southern conservatives to chronicler of alternative San Francisco through the 1970s and ’80s.

The key paradox to emerge from Jennifer M. Kroot’s The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is that the counterculture-era Dickens of San Francisco’s LGBT community was the son of an unapologetic white supremacist, whose connections […]

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‘Preacher’ Season 2: TV Review

AMC’s adaptation of ‘Preacher’ returns with a second season that’s clearer and better structured, but still nearly as crazy as the first.

I’m not always a fan of TV shows or movies in which the main plot objective or theme can be repeated like a mantra, but in the case of the second season of AMC’s Preacher, clarity brings with it […]

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‘The Bachelors’: Film Review | LAFF 2017

J.K. Simmons stars as a grieving widower alongside Julie Delpy and Josh Wiggins in Kurt Voelker’s tightly focused drama.

Overcoming a death in the family is never an easy transition for survivors, but for the two men at the center of Kurt Voelker’s family drama, adjusting to their loss becomes literally a matter of survival. Treating the issues of grief and […]

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Future of unions in balance as Trump prepares to reshape national labor board

An article in The Conversation by Nicole Hallett,
assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Community
Justice Clinic, looks at the future of unions as President Trump
prepares to reshape the National Labor Relations Board. “With
private sector union membership hovering at a dismal 6.4 percent
– down from 17 percent in 1983 – nothing short of the
end of the labor movement could […]

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‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’: TV Review

This prequel to the classic Helen Mirren-led original succeeds by playing a long game — the difficult evolution of Jane Tennison.

In an American television landscape that has so many standout cop series, from network fare like Homicide; Life on the Street and NYPD Blue to cable legends like The Shield and The Wire, it’s easy to forget that the Brits […]

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Adolescents’ e-cigarette use drops for first time

An article on CNN reports on a new study that showed that
the number of high school and middle school students who use
e-cigarettes has decreased for the first time and quotes Gary
Giovino, professor of community health and health behavior in the
School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said the
finding made him cautiously optimistic. “This is a big deal. It’s
important news,” […]

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Expertos reclaman a los poderes públicos firmeza y una mayor eficacia en la lucha contra los defraudadores en el ámbito deportivo

Comunicado de los miembros del Proyecto de Investigación de Excelencia “Tratamiento jurídico del fraude en el deporte” (SEJ 6512) ante recientes informaciones en las que se advierte sobre la existencia de posibles conductas fraudulentas en el ámbito deportivo (fraude fiscal, apuestas ilegales, compra de partidos, etc.), que han generado alarma social e inquietud en […]

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‘Blood Road’: Film Review

Endurance athletes Rebecca Rusch and Huyen Nguyen bike the Ho Chi Minh trail in Nicholas Schrunk’s doc.

An American athlete decides to bike the Ho Chi Minh trail in Nicholas Schrunk’s doc Blood Road, enlisting a Vietnamese cyclist and a support crew in her attempt to visit the site where, when she was three years old, her father was shot down […]

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Religion and gambling: Studies find the wages of faith may be fewer lost wages

An article on Huffington Post reports on a study by John
Welte, senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute
on Addictions, that found that people who attend religious services
most often have the fewest problem gambling symptoms such as
borrowing money to gamble or betting more than they can afford to
lose. “The pro-social individuals who attend religious
services regularly are less likely to fit into […]

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La UGR publica “50 años escudriñando y descifrando el Universo”

Con edición de los profesores Jorge Jiménez Vicente, Almudena Zurita Muñoz y Estrella Florido Navío, el libro “50 años escudriñando y descifrando el Universo” contiene una historia reciente de la astrofísica española, que ha experimentado en los últimos años un crecimiento y una notoriedad espectaculares.
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‘Good Fortune’: Film Review

Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickel’s documentary recounts the rags-to-riches story of billionaire businessman/philanthropist John Paul DeJoria.

By the time Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell’s documentary about billionaire businessman/philanthropist John Paul DeJoria is over, you’ll want to know DeJoria. You’ll want to work for DeJoria. Hell, you’ll want to be adopted by DeJoria. The laudatory tone of this well-meaning, inspirational […]

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University at Buffalo receives $4.5M to recruit scholars

TThe Associated Press reported that UB has received $4.5
million in grants that will help it recruit top scholars and
researchers in three specialty fields: robotics, systems
pharmacology and X-ray laser technology. UB received three grants
from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program, which helps institutions
recruit senior faculty members with proven track records. The
article was run on at least 22 newspaper and radio websites,
including the Kansas […]

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20 años de animadores científicos

El Parque de las Ciencias clausura el Curso de Animación Científica 2016-17.

Se han entregado los diplomas y ayudas económicas a los participantes de este programa formativo impulsado por CajaGranada, la Universidad de Granada y el Parque de las Ciencias.
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‘A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff’: Film Review

Two brothers try an unconventional path to filmmaking notoriety in Mitchell Altieri’s semicomic thriller.

Two aspiring filmmakers pick the wrong scream queen in A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff, Mitchell Altieri’s riff on torture porn and hunger for fame. Kidnapping an actress on the theory that her performance in a fabricated snuff flick will be more believable if she thinks it’s real, […]

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The conservative case for unions

An article in The Atlantic about the decline in unions
and the need for a new kind of labor organization that could
address the grievances of workers who feel voiceless and powerless
interview Matthew Dimick, associate professor of law. “Unions
provide a mediating function,” he said. “Their
social-capital function creates ties that reduce anomie and the
sense of being abandoned and forgotten.”
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II edición de la Travesía a nado del embalse de Cubillas “Universidad de Granada-Albolote”

Domingo 25 de junio a las 11:00 horas en el Campus Náutico Universidad de Granada, embalse de Cubillas. Abierta al público.
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