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Highlights for the week of May 3–9, 2021

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Watch the Technical Design Capstone Presentation on Demand
Graduating Technical Design students in the Baker School of Business and Technology create a final garment that applies the tools of the field—fit, pattern, grade—to address a real-world challenge, such as accessibility, sustainability, or health and safety. This year’s capstone projects included upcycled multipurpose garments to reduce clothing waste, posture-correcting harnesses, a “touch wallet” for the blind, comfortable business wear for working from home, and a weighted garment that can soothe anxiety. The projects were presented in a series of engaging short videos. View them here. 
MAY 4, 12 PM  MakerMinds Workshop: E-Textiles with AdaFruit and MakeCode  
MAY 6, 12 PM  MakerMinds Workshop: AR Instagram Filters for Beginners Using Spark AR 

• President Brown Named to City & State’s 2021 Higher Education Power 100 List
• C.J. Yeh Named Creative Advisor for Social Innovation Project at Johns Hopkins

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The world’s first known pregnant Egyptian mummy being X-rayed at a medical center in Otwock, Poland, in 2015. At the time, the mummy was thought to have been a male priest.Credit...Aleksander Leydo/Warsaw Mummy Project, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
“Generally, not many women have been the focus of studies in Egyptology," said Alexander Nagel, assistant professor of History of Art and a research associate at the Smithsonian, in response to the world's first discovery of a pregnant mummy. The New York Times reports.

Social Media of the Week

May 1 was National #CollegeSigningDay! We are proud and thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our incoming class of unconventional minds!

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From Hue Magazine

Mucho Mucho Amor

An alumna finds inspiration in TV astrologer Walter Mercado.

Edith Gutierrez-Hawbaker

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