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Today in History: Presidential Inaugurations at Teachers College, 1887-2018 

Presidential inaugurations at Teachers College, Columbia University occur on the average every 11 years, from the appointment of Nicholas Murray Butler, 10th President of Columbia University and first President of Teachers College (formerly known as New York College for the Training of Teachers) in 1887, through to the investiture of Thomas Bailey, our eleventh president, on …

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“We are all potentially “next in line.”” Commemorating World AIDS Day 

In September of 1989, less than a year into George H.W. Bush’s presidency, John Caban earned his Ed.D. from Teachers College. His dissertation, “Caregiver: A Personal Journey with AIDS” documented his personal experience as the primary caregiver for his partner, Eddie Hernandez, who had been diagnosed with AIDS two years earlier. Hernandez died from AIDS* …

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Today in History: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 

In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd an annual observance, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, "to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural …

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The Learning Theater Revealed 

Over the last two years, I have had the great privilege of working in the newly opened Smith Learning Theater here on the 4th floor of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College Columbia University in NYC. As we pass the one-year anniversary of the opening of the space, I want to reflect on some highlights, challenges, …

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Today in History: First Thanksgiving 

"The character of a nation is revealed in its national holidays, just as the character of the people of that nation is revealed in the way in which they celebrate those holidays. In the same manner an individual reveals his true character more clearly in his amusements and in the way he spends his leisure …

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Today in History: Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe Is Signed 

On November 19th, 1990, the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe was signed the Unites States and 21 other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and WTO (Warsaw Treaty Organization) countries at an historic CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) summit in Paris. The treaty established a military balance between two "groups of states-parties" which then …

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Today in History: Georgia O’Keeffe Is Born 

“I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say -- in paint.” -- from Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, c2004) An …

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Library Resources for C&T 4502, Master’s Project 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Jamie Uva's Fall 2018 course C&T 4502, Master's Project.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the …

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Meet the Staff – Joseph Edwards 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I am currently studying economics at the New School. Where’s your hometown? Albany. But I’ve been all over the place. For most of my childhood I lived in Madison, Wisconsin. What did you want to be when you grew up? The …

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Today in History: Abraham Lincoln Is Elected President 

Although he received only 40% of the popular vote,  Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th President of the United States on November 6th, 1860. The Democratic Party was heavily divided at the time, and Lincoln became the first Republican to win the office. The presidential race of 1860 included candidates John Breckinridge, a Southern Democrat; John Bell, Constitutional Union; and …

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Library Resources and Services for ORLD 4050, Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Jeanne Bitterman's Fall 2018 course ORLD 4050, Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education. These print and electronic resources have been selected to support research pertaining to "fields of practice (higher …

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Today in History: Lawrence Cremin Is Born 

"Lawrence Cremin was truly a giant among us. A man of boundless energy, consistently high competence, lively spirit, twinkling eye, and great personal warmth and generosity, Cremin was a gifted scholar, teacher, administrator, and educational statesman. He could be courtly and gracious, wise and empathetic, or witty and fun, depending on the occasion. He could …

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Library Resources and Services for C&T 6100, 6101, and 6102, Theory and Inquiry in Curriculum and Teaching 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for C&T 6100, C&T 6101, and C&T 6102, Theory and Inquiry in Curriculum and Teaching I, II, and III.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aim of the courses, …

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Today in History: The First Parachutist 

While Leonardo da Vinnci is credited for having conceived the concept, and Louis-Sebastien Lenormand for testing it via descent from a tree with 2 umbrellas in 1783, the parachute was successfully designed and implemented by Andre-Jacqes Garnerin, French balloonist and actual inventor of the frameless parachute. On October 22nd, 1797, Garnerin jumped from a hydrogen balloon …

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Today in History: Brussels World’s Fair Closes 

Did you know that on October 19, 1958 the Brussels World Fair, or International Exposition, at Heysel Park closed after six months? The first major show after World War II, this expo whose theme was titled, "A World View: A New Humanism", featured the Atomium, a giant model of a unit cell of an iron crystal. …

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Everett Cafe Book Display: Dear Mr. Gerry 

"The Salamander devours his tail.." -- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. In Ray Bradbury's international acclaimed novel, Fahrenheit 451 (1953), we are thrust into a dystopian future where firemen start fires and are ordered to destroy books. Salamander, the name on the firetrucks, symbolizes both the fire and the firemen-- power, protection, immortality. But saving books instead …

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Today in History: Columbus Reaches the New World 

Did you know that on October 12th, 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reached the New World? He was sponsored by Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isbabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, who wanted him to find Asia in search of gold and spices. Columbus  sighted an island in the Bahamas, possibly Watling, where he went ashore with his men …

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Today In History: Remembering Mary Adelaide Nutting 

"THE death on October 3 of Mary Adelaide Nutting, professor emeritus and former director of Nursing Education in Teachers College, marks the passing of another of the great pioneers who helped to build the foundations of Teachers College and whose influence spread far beyond this institution and their own times. In The Founding of Teachers …

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Staff Picks: 2018 Award-Winning Children’s Books to Read Again and Again 

The highest accolade that a piece of children's literature can receive is a chorus of voices shouting "Again! Again!" when the story is finished. Measuring what makes a book stick out to children isn't always easy, but awards panels try their best to strike a balance between books that are most likely to be read front …

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