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Today in History: Hull House Opens 

With the recent government decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other acts impacting immigration, it is important to look at historical efforts in our nation, the melting pot, that sought to ease the transition of immigrants. As we acknowledge the good work of pioneers in the field of education and social …

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Arts in Education Week 

Benjamin Pollock (British, 1857-1937)Characters, from Jack and the Giant Killer, Plate 7 for a Toy Theater, 1870–1890British,Lithograph; Sheet: 6 11/16 × 8 7/16 in. (17 × 21.4 cm)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952 (52.541.1(7)) I was excited to learn that …

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Resources and Services for MSTM 6037, Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Mathematics Education program and specifically for those in Professor Alexander Karp's Fall 2017 course MSTM 6037, Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HH 4070, History of Education in the United States 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Fevronia Soumakis's Fall 2017 course A&HH 4070, History of Education in the United States.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aims and purpose of the …

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Today in History: Violence over School Busing in Boston 

On September 12, 1974, violence erupted in Boston over racial busing. Angry white protestors hurled eggs, bricks, bottles, and other objects at buses carrying Afro-American children to recently de-segregated schools, following a court ruling in Morgan v. Hennigan, a class action lawsuit against the Boston School Committee on behalf of fourteen black parents and forty-four …

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Today in History: International Literacy Day 

Do you remember learning to read and write? Or perhaps using your first computer, laptop, or mobile device? Across the United States, the percentage of citizens who are able to read and write ranges from 65-85% (World Atlas, Average Educational Levels in the U.S. by State), while, according to the Pew Research Center, an estimated …

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Introduction to Library Resources and Services for New International Students 

This research guide is designed to present a selection of key library resources, available to all Teachers College community members, that may serve as an introduction to Gottesman and Columbia University Libraries' collections, both online and print, for new international Teachers College students.  These materials are representative of the types of resources useful for research across …

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Welcome! It’s All Yours. 

Welcome, new and returning students! A fresh academic year is fast upon us  --  a time for learning, teaching, and research, a time for new experiences -- and many stories in the making. September ushers in the promise of Indian Summer, glorious bike rides, apple picking, reading, writing, research, and of course the Gottesman Libraries! …

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Everett Cafe Book Display: A Cure for What Ails You: Dr. Feelgood’s Quick Fix Elixir 

"What is Healthcare? Who should have it? Who should pay for it? Do some people deserve it more than others? Does it include mental health? What about addiction treatment? 'Healthcare' constitutes a lot of different parts of our lives; some we think about, while others only become apparent when they fall apart. With the current …

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Today in History: Hurricane Katrina 

For a year -- if not more -- after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, reaping unimaginable destruction, citizens near and far -- including our very own library staff -- volunteered in relief efforts down in New Orleans;  parishes were inhabitable, governmental responsibility seriously questioned, life exacerbated by the highly charged political climate. As one colleague described, it was …

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Digital Museums: the Perfect Staycation 

Intersession is upon us! While it brings a well-deserved break for those who have completed summer courses, it also brings us closer to the start of autumn. Taking a full-fledged summer vacation while balancing studies, work, and life in general can be extremely stressful, but the perfect getaway may be closer than you think. It …

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Today in History: Christopher Robin’s Birthday 

“Then, suddenly again, Christopher Robin, who was still looking at the world, with his chin in his hand, called out "Pooh!" "Yes?" said Pooh. "When I'm--when--Pooh!" "Yes, Christopher Robin?" "I'm not going to do Nothing any more." "Never again?" "Well, not so much. They don't let you." Pooh waited for him to go on, but …

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Today in History: Percy Bysshe Shelley Is Born 

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, …

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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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