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Today in History: U.S. Senate Approves U.N. Charter 

July 28, 1945 marks the day when the U.S. Senate approved the charter that established the United Nations, a global organization whose name was coined in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when 26 nations pledged to continue fighting against the Axis Powers led by Nazi Germany. While the official charter was signed on June …

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Library Resources and Services for Jewish Theological Seminary Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education Executive Doctoral Program Students 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Jewish Theological Seminary Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education Executive Doctoral (Ed.D.) Program.  These resources have been selected to support the research needs of  "working veteran …

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Library Resources and Services for A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education: Focus on Qualitative Research 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Janet Miller's Summer 2017 course A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education:  Focus on Qualitative Research.  These e-resources have been selected to support the objectives …

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Unconventional Beach Reads 

In my non-vacation life I read the lighter fare, the pulpier the fiction the better. I find it is perfect for the train and taking a break when work/school is too much. Which means I have to change it up on vacation. Hence my Unconventional Beach Reads Staff Picks for July/August. When I head to the …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HL 4199, Pre-TC Immersion Seminar 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Nancy Boblett's Summer 2017 course A&HL 4199, Pre-TC Immersion Seminar.  The resources have been selected to support the aim of the course, i.e., "to introduce and prepare new students for academic life and<img class="alignright size-medium …

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Today in History: Obama Publishes Dreams from My Father 

Did you know that Barack Obama, son of a black African father, and white American mother -- and 44th president of the United States -- originally published Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance on July 18, 1995? A memoir that became a number one bestseller when it was reissued in 2004, …

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Today in History: Burr Slays Hamilton in Duel 

Hamilton is all the rage, and if you are lucky enough to get tickets then let us know! While some win lottery tickets, others are fortunate to get them another way -- through a business or personal connection, or outright purchase at hundreds of dollars per seat. With music, lyrics, and book authored by Lin-Manual Miranda, this …

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Unbound: Remixing the Classics 

You could be serving a mango mule (mocktail) to the tune of Moby - Go (Woodtick Mix), or dancing "Cool" in West Side Story after seeing Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. A remix appropriates or changes other materials to create something new, be it food or drink, song, artwork, photograph, video, or book. So, while getting creative with old …

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Today in History: The Salvation Army Is Founded 

Especially during the Winter holidays you'll notice the Salvation Army around town. A ringing bell on the corner of Lexington and 42nd street heralds donors -- festive windows, snowflakes falling with the scurry of shoppers, as workers shuffle their feet, braving the cold for hours on end. It's all about giving, and what better time of year? …

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Today in History: Blondin Crosses Niagara 

When we think of high wire artists, Philippe Petit comes vividly to mind, for he gained fame when he walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. But did you know that Petit re-enacted in 1986 the amazing crossing of the Niagara River by Charles Blondin? On June 30, 1859, …

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Story within a Story 

It is a gloomy wet night, and a crash of thunder propels me into the Starrett-Lehigh Building, a full-block, landmark freight terminal, warehouse, and office building which houses on its third floor the Centre for Social Innovation. Plastered to my shins are my khakis, which feel like onionskin in a dank New York City subway. A stranger …

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Today in History: Summer Solstice 

The sun hangs at meridian in a cloudless lake of sky And there is shimmering stillness everywhere; The hushed secrecy of leaves beneath this summer noon, The shining silence of white steeples in blue air. Nothing moves except a monster butterfly that floats Above the clumps of white and purple phlox, And one small humming-bird …

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News Display: Harriet Beecher Stowe Is Born 

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut to the Reverend Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote Beecher? One of many children, Stowe became a student and then a teacher at Hartford Female Seminary which was founded by her sister Catherine. Harriet began writing stories for a Cincinnati …

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Staff Picks: Pride Month 

When looking for a book to read, do you have to stop and think whether or not you’ll be able to see yourself in the pages? A common idea about what makes a book great is how easy it is for readers to relate to the characters or plot. While this usually rings true, many …

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Today in History: World Environment Day 

With the recent U.S. federal government decision to pull out of the global climate change agreement, we look to historical concerns and current initiatives in our schools, communities, and cities, here and abroad. What constitutes a good quality of life, and why do certain factors in the environment affect the quality of life? How will environmental issues …

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Library Resources and Services for Students in the AEGIS Program 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible from on and off campus, have been selected to support the aims and objectives …

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Today in History: Big Ben Rings Out! 

If you are walking around Westminster, London at high noon, you will still be in for the sound; you can't help but stop and listen to the loud, symbolic chimes of one of the greatest clock bells in the world -- Big Ben made all the more remarkable in the digital age, where we have come to expect accuracy and …

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Library Resources and Services for HBSE 4001, Teaching Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Jennifer Weber's Summer 2017 course HBSE 4001, Teaching Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the purpose of the<a href="http://gottesman.pressible.org/files/2016/06/Intellectual-DisabilityAutism-Banner.jpeg" rel="attachment …

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Library Services, Spring 2017: Library Instruction as Immersive Experience 

In Spring 2014 I had the good fortune to attend a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, with Sir Kenneth Branagh in the title role, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York; the official trailer may give you some sense of what the production was about: Another short video, in which Oz Woloshyn interviews Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer of …

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