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BTN LiveBIG: Terp artists tackle 'Turf and Terrain'

In the Foggy Bottom neighborhood in Washington, D.C., politics literally and figuratively dominate the landscape. The headquarters of the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board are all located here, as is the infamous Watergate Hotel. But Foggy Bottom is also, somewhat surprisingly, an artistic hub. It’s home to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the historic Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall. And this year, it’s getting a creative infusion from the University of Maryland. The Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture

BTN LiveBIG: Spartans, Wolverines forge a brighter future for Flint

In the weeks following the revelation last fall that the water supply of Flint, Mich., contained lead, the University of Michigan and Michigan State communities made herculean contributions in dealing with the initial public health crisis. Now, members of both institutions are turning their attention to finding lasting solutions for residents of the city. Marty Kaufman, chair of the Earth and Resource Science Department at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, is one of those people. He headed up a research project through the university’s Geographic Information Center that identified and mapped out the locations of lead pipes in Flint, working

BTN LiveBIG: For a Minnesota grad student, home is where his art is

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. As the old saying goes, “Home is where the heart is” … but in today’s globalized, virtual world, is that still true? Do our ties to the communities we live in still run deep, and are they worth nurturing? For Jonathan Oppenheimer, a Master’s student pursuing a dual degree in social work and public policy at the University Of Minnesota Humphrey School