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Pitt-Bradford Announces Fall Spectrum Series Offerings

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s fall Spectrum arts series will offer area residents fine arts, funk and even horror. Spectrum is the university’s oldest art series. Artists are selected by Pitt-Bradford faculty to enhance the arts curriculum. Events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted. For more information or tickets, contact the Bromeley Family Theater box office at 814-362-5113 or www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts. The first event of the season will be an art exhibition celebrating America’s National Parks Centennial by local artist Denise Drummond. The show will take place from Sept. 6 through Oct. 2 in the KOA Gallery in Blaisdell Hall. Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception will take place at noon Sept. 9. Drummond will share a collection of drawings and paintings inspired by years of travel to the National Parks across the United States, from Acadia to the Redwoods to…

Book Explores AI, Theology

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A St. Bonaventure University faculty member’s research on religious and ethical questions about artificial intelligence is the subject of a new book by a Spanish priest and educator. “Anne Foerst: The Religious Dimension of the Search for Artificial Intelligence,” by Francisco José Génova Omedes, has been published in Spain. The intersection of theology and artificial intelligence has been a lifelong research interest of Dr. Anne Foerst, an associate professor of computer science and director of the Individualized Major program at St. Bonaventure. Foerst, who’s also a theologian and an internationally known expert on human-robot interaction, is the author of “God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About God and Humanity,” a book that examines what robots can teach us about being human. During a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Foerst was a researcher at the institution’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and director of MIT’s God a…

Books and Baked Goods

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Learning About Compassion

Lara Naughton learned about compassion in an usual -- and terrifying -- way. Follow this link to learn more: Anne's Book Club.

Look What I Got in the Mail!

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It's Nancy McCabe's newest book! I'm not only excited to read it, I'm excited to talk to her about it. I'll let you know when she'll be on LiveLine, and I'll also keep you updated on her book signing events throughout the region. For looks at more books, or more looks at books, go to Anne's Book Club https://twitter.com/AnneSBUAnne’s Book Club on FacebookAnne's Book Club on Pinterest

Geraldine Brooks at Chautauqua

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Did you miss lovely and talented Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks during her visit to Chautauqua Institution last week? I know this doesn't make up for missing her, and it certainly can't get your copy of her book signed for you, but maybe it'll ease the pain a little bit. Last fall, shortly after "The Secret Chord" was released, she was one of my special guests on LiveLine. If you missed that, too, I can help you. Follow the link for my interview with Geraldine Brooks: http://wesb.com/geraldine-brooks-the-secret-chord/Chautauqua Institution photo