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Invigorating Civic Life

In this Issue:

  • Winter 2019
  • In Philadelphia, a Wellspring for Artistic Creativity
  • Inspired by the Power of Knowledge
  • The Big Picture
  • Noteworthy
  • Teens and Their Cellphones
  • Dispatch: Key to Healthy Fisheries
  • Stateline: Movement Motivator
  • 'Defining the Universe' Is Essential with Survey Data
  • Q&A: Science-Based Accord to Protect Arctic Ocean
  • States Jump at Chance to Boost Revenue with Sports Betting
  • Return on Investment
  • Improving Public Policy
  • Informing the Public
  • Invigorating Civic Life
  • End Note: A New Way to Categorize Americans by Religion
  • Progress in 2018: A Year of Working Together
  • What Is the Future of Truth?
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A man appears dwarfed walking through the enormous fabric silhouettes of the art installation ‘habitus,’ which was created by award-winning artist Ann Hamilton. The work was first displayed in Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Joe McFetridge

Pew-funded arts projects reach new eyes in Philadelphia and beyond

Following their premieres in Philadelphia, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage-funded projects continue to find broader audiences. The large-scale visual art installation “habitus” by award-winning artist Ann Hamilton, which was originally commissioned through a center grant awarded to the Fabric Workshop and Museum, traveled to the Converge 45 arts festival in Portland, Oregon, in September. Theater company New Paradise Laboratories took its physical theater piece “O Monsters” to the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C., in July. Dance artist Madhusmita Bora’s film, which documents the classical Indian dance form of Sattriya and her work with the Dancing Monks of Assam, was screened at the Mustard Seed South Asian film festival in Philadelphia in August. In October, composer and 2018 Pew fellow David Ludwig followed up his world premiere of “The Anchoress” with a performance of the work at New York City’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

End Note: A New Way to Categorize Americans by Religion Informing the Public

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37 Researchers Working to Transform Biomedical Science

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Biomedical researchers are on the front lines of scientific innovation. From responding to global pandemics to pioneering lifesaving cancer treatments, these researchers push past scientific boundaries to solve pressing health challenges. For nearly 40 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported more than 1,000 early-career biomedical scientists committed to this discovery.

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How the Arts in Philadelphia Inspired Us in 2019

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In 2019, The Pew Charitable Trusts continued its commitment to supporting dynamic cultural programs and visionary local artists through The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. In this video, take a look back at some of the year’s most imaginative and ambitious performances, exhibitions, and public programs produced by the Center’s grantees and fellows, who have helped make the Philadelphia region a vital hub for arts and culture while invigorating civic life in Pew’s hometown.

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.