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BTN LiveBIG Research Rumble: Illinois vs. Maryland

OK Research Rumblers, stay with me here. This week’s rumbling stories each concern mighty and melodious music – albeit, one conventionally and one in a more unorthodox fashion. See that’s what Research Rumble is all about, finding the common threads that tie together even disparate stories of research from our universities. So, where as one might ask how in the world these stories are related, we respond, full-throated, ‘How are they not?’ In one corner we have the University of Maryland, where students are making beautiful music for a distinctly special audience: senior citizens. Performing intimate concerts and giving lessons,