Libraries’ Neureuther essay contest winners named

University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2021 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. It offers first and second prizes to undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections.
Clothes, confidence and the stubbornness of joy

Clothes, confidence and the stubbornness of joy

Fashion design majors from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present their work at 4 p.m. May 15 as part of the 92nd Annual Fashion Design Show. Filled with sleek silhouettes, saturated palettes and crazy-quilt textures, the show — titled “The Collective” — is a full-throated rejection of pandemic-era dourness.
Performing Arts gets ‘Tough!’

Performing Arts gets ‘Tough!’

Bobby, Jill and Tina gather around the picnic table. Their bickering drifts across Mudd Field. But fear not, this isn’t some end-of-year meltdown — it’s a live, un-miked, guerilla-style performance of George F. Walker’s provocative tragicomedy “Tough!”.
Sam Fox School announces 2021 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards

Sam Fox School announces 2021 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards

Cartoonist Lauren Weinstein and multimedia artist Paula Wilson have won the 2021 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards. Presented by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, the awards are open to alumni of the school’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs. Each winner receives $25,000 to advance their studio practice.
Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

As China prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, thousands of theaters have been instructed to screen at least two propaganda films each week. But political jargon and ideological mandates may not sit well with 21st-century moviegoers, argues Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture in Arts & Sciences.
Watershed moments

Watershed moments

The effects of climate change cannot be handled piecemeal, argues Derek Hoeferlin. Managing 21st-century waterways will require coordination on a continental scale — and a foundational understanding of how water shapes our environment.
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