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Today in History: Grace Hoadley Dodge Is Born 

"It would be difficult to discover a more gracious example of Christian philanthropy and social humanitarianism than Grace Hoadley Dodge." -- Lawrence A. Cremin, David A.Shannon, Mary Evelyn Townsend, A History of Teachers College, p. 10. On May 21st, 1856, Grace Hoadley Dodge was born in Manhattan to Sarah Tappan and William Heard Dodge. She …

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Today in History: Remembering Harold Ordway Rugg 

Not once in a century and a half of national history has the curriculum of the school caught up with the dynamic content of American life. Whether of colonial reading or reckoning school, Latin grammar school, academy, or modern junior high school, the curriculum has lagged behind the current civilization. Although the gap between the …

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Today in History: Nelson Mandela Is Inaugurated 

On May 10, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), leader of the African National Congress, was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. He was the first fully, democratically elected president in his country, and he held office as President of South Africa until June 16th, 1999. A lawyer by profession, Mandela dedicated his …

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Archive Deep Dive: Yerkes – A Glimpse of the Stars 

Have you ever wondered what the Sun looks like when it’s viewed straight on? Well here it is: Image from PK: Sun photographed through 40-inch Yerkes telescope This picture from the early 1900s was made possible by a method of observing elements in the sun using spectrology. American astronomer (and University of Chicago …

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Library Resources and Services for the Urban Education Leaders Program 

This research guide is intended to provide information about and links to key resources for research in the field of urban education leadership.  These e-resources have been selected to support the mission of the program, i.e., "to create highly effective district-level leaders capable of designing and implementing successful educational systems for urban<img class="alignright …

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Today in History: Students Protest at Kent State 

On the evening of May 2nd, 1970, students at Kent State University set afire the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp building on campus in response to the invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. One thousand persons surrounded the barracks, and by midnight the National Guard cleared the area, forcing student and other protestors into dormitories. While …

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Today in History: Margaret H’Doubler Is Born 

One of the pioneering Teachers College alumni in the field of dance education, Margaret Newell H'Doubler was born on April 26th, 1889 in Beloit, Kansas. H'Doubler founded the first major in dance at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, after studying there for a degree in biology and philosophy, as well as at Teachers College in …

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Everett Cafe Book Display: Teaching About Species… and an Excerpt Concerning Scarabaeinae 

Fairy lights cast a warm glow over an appetizing spread of potjiekos, bobotie, chakalaka, and other traditional dishes, when all of a sudden a large black insect crashes to the table like a fighter plane making a forced landing. Agog amid the distress of the fairer ladies, one seemingly heroic guest earnestly grabs a meat knife, hoists it …

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834 Years 

This is a photograph I took of Notre Dame in 1997, when the cathedral was 834 years old. I still love how sad the gargoyles look in this image and how they show the wear of many years in the elements. Watching this amazing work of art and architecture burn left me feeling sad and …

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Today in History: Titanic Sinks 

The RMS Titanic, a Belfast-built, White Star ocean-liner, set sail on her maiden voyage from Southhampton to New York City on April 10th, 1912. She called at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, but just four days into the transatlantic crossing and 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg which caused her hull plates …

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Today in History: Galileo Is Convicted of Heresy 

On April 12, 1633 Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilee (1564-1642) was convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church for his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. While the Church maintained that the Earth was the center of the universe, the imprisoned "Father of Modern Science" held firmly onto his theories. He served a …

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Archive Deep Dive: The City of Gems 

Image from PocketKnowledge: Grinding gems, Ratnapur This picture from PocketKnowledge shows a traditional method of manually grinding gems in Ratnapur, Ceylon during the 1920s. While Ceylon was the old name given to Sri Lanka during the British colonial rule, the city of Ratnapur still retains its name along with its world renowned status …

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Today in History: Chang Poling Is Born 

Throughout my service at Teachers College I have been privileged to work with students and scholars from all over the world. Equally, I came to appreciate the deep historical research interests in leading international educators --- or even all educators from a particular country, whether Mexico, Brazil, Haiti, China --- but particularly China -- who chose …

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(Her) Stories: Women’s Memoirs 

I wanted to curate a collection on women’s memoirs because of my interest in personal histories and their impact on communities. These stories can teach us about our neighbors, ourselves, and our collective hopes and dreams. Personal narratives can also offer a voice to those …

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Today in History: Agnes Martin Is Born 

On March 22, 1912 Agnes Bernice Martin was born on a rural farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. Hoping to become a teacher, she immigrated to the United States in 1932 and attended Teachers College, Columbia University where she studied art education, earning a Bachelors of Science degree in 1932 and a Master's of Art degree in …

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Archive Deep Dive: Sacred Woods of Monks 

This picture in the PK archives is mysteriously titled “Portugal, Busaco, Entrance to sacred woods”. Image: Photograph from 1920 After much investigation, we finally discovered a current picture of this exact spot in a Portuguese blog! Image: Present day Coimbra Gate The structure is one of the main …

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Today in History: Ides of March 

On March 15, 44 BC, Roman politician, military general, and historian Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated by many high-ranking Roman senators, including his protege Marcus Brutus. Caesar was for-warned with a handwritten note, which he did not read, as he entered the meeting hall adjacent to the Theatre of Pompey -- only to be surrounded by senators …

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Today in History: Ernest Hemingway Finishes Old Man and the Sea 

He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Ami Kantawala's Spring 2019 course A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, …

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