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Southern Music Co., a source of printed sheet music for millions of students around the world for the past 75 years, has hit its last note.

The San Antonio retail and wholesale music distributor plans to close its doors Feb. 25, another casualty of the digital age that has claimed thousands of bookstores and record shops across the nation.


Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/A-noteworthy-institution-is-closing-down-3120467.php#ixzz1pECWMTO3
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"Leon Theremin had come to the Bolshevik leader's attention after inventing a revolutionary electronic musical instrument that was played without being touched.

Theremin was nervous before meeting Lenin, but later said the demonstration of his invention, which became known as the Theremin, had gone well."

For the full story, please see bbc.co.uk.

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"Chances are, you've fallen victim to earworms — pesky songs or melodies that get stuck in your head and just won't get out.

Research suggests that there may be psychological reasons why some songs are more likely to stick, including memory triggers, emotional states and even stress. Some researchers hope to better understand why this happens and figure out what, if anything, music memory can teach psychologists about how to treat patients dealing with memory loss."


For the full story, please see npr.org.
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The Music Library will be open extra just for you during finals week! Here are our hours:

Saturday, March 10: Noon-7pm
Sunday, March 11: 1pm-9pm
Monday, March 12: 8am-9pm
Tuesday, March 13: 8am-9pm

Special thanks to the School of Music for the support to make extended hours possible!
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For the full story, see Musical America.
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"Patricia Augustin, 19, of Indonesia says she scours the Internet every day for the latest updates on Korean pop music. Paula Lema Aguirre, a high school student from Peru, says she is happiest when she sings Korean songs, especially “It Hurts,” the group 2NE1’s single about teenage love."

For the full story, please see the New York Times.
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"Pity the poor accompanist, condemned to sit in the shadow of the great voices and the even greater egos of today's singers. Being the pianist who plays for them can feel like the most thankless job in music. The singers couldn't do it without them, but it's the braying sopranos and the yodelling tenors who get all the glory, as well as most of the cash and applause – despite the fact that all they've done is sing a few tunes, usually in a foreign language, while the pianists slog their guts out playing fiendishly difficult accompaniments by Schubert, Schumann or Britten."

For the full story, please see the Guardian.
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"AS he slowly walked through the adoring and bubbling crowd of young people, the frail elderly man brushed a cheek, clasped an arm, bestowed a smile. He lingered affectionately with members of a choir composed of disabled youngsters."

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Purpose:
The Postdoctoral Fellow will perform research on teaching and learning to inform the development of graduate student support programs in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin and will assist in disseminating knowledge about effective college teaching practices to graduate student instructors.
Essential Functions:

  • Research element will involve the design, implementation, and management of graduate student support programs of various types (both cohort-and workshop-based) at UT and may involve cross-institutional research on graduate student support programs and outcomes.
  • Teaching element will involve providing information and advice to graduate students in one-on-one consultations, workshops, and a semester-length seminar. This will facilitate their development as university-level instructors.
  • Supervise graduate student assistants with conducting research, teaching, writing, and prioritizing work responsibilities. May travel to other universities to conduct research and disseminate best-practices in college level teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with CTL staff to develop content for online sites that present evidence-based college-teaching practices and information about careers in higher education.
  • Collaborate with the Graduate School and departmental graduate advisors across campus to support graduate students in their teaching endeavors and support graduate programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D.
  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • Experience and/or strong interest in conducting research on graduate student development
  • A record of conference presentations and publications or strong potential for publication
  • Experience supervising research assistants and interpersonal skills that promote team building
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint) and statistical software (e.g., SPSS).


Please send (1) a letter of interest, (2) current vita, (3) and contact information for at least three references to Joanna Gilmore at: joanna.gilmore@austin.utexas.edu
Date available: Immediately Position duration: Funding expected to continue Monthly salary: $4166 negotiable depending on qualifications. Hours per week: 40.00 Hiring department: Center for Teaching and Learning

Contact: Joanna Gilmore, Ph.D. Coordinator, Graduate Student Instructor Program Center for Teaching and Learning The University of Texas at Austin joanna.gilmore@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:joanna.gilmore@austin.utexas.edu> 512.475.9397
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