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Library Resources and Services for ITSF 4009, Introduction to Research Methods in International and Comparative Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Fenot Aklog's Spring 2018 course ITSF 4009, Introduction to Research Methods in International and Comparative Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the …

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Today in History: First Free Flight 

You might have noticed that the Everett Cafe has been featuring news displays about space travel since the launch of the Mars Mission, An Out-of-This-World Introduction to the Smith Learning Theater? We have SputnikApollo 8; and, today in history, First Free Flight -- events commemorating major American scientific achievements, with educational applications. Did you know that Navy …

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Grassroots Algorithms: A New Book Display on Social Media 

Looking into the crystal ball, we see a plethora of possibilities that may foretell the future -- good or bad -- of social media. Creativity on the up, privacy on the line, video more integrated, advertising run wild... We also can harvest data, crunching numbers to make sense of current trends and future directions of websites …

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Staff Picks of the Month 

Staff Picks January/February 2018 Survivors, Settlers and Assimilators: Transforming Jewish Identities Graphic novels and comics have for many decades been genres where Jewish citizens of many countries have explored complicated personal, ethnic, and religious histories, with accompanying conflicting identities. MAUS (1986) by Art Spiegelman was one of the first graphic novels to address the complexities of the Jewish-American diasporic identity, along …

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What is Copyright? 

Image: Electronic Frontier Foundation The first week of the semester was Copyright Week. At it's most basic level, copyright protects intellectual property. However, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says it also "is supposed to encourage progress and creativity, enriching our culture and contributing to the growth of knowledge." As educators and students, copyright is particularly …

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Today in History: Gandhi Is Assassinated 

Known as the "Father of the Nation", Mahatma Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule, was shot three times at 5:17pm on January 30, 1948 at point blank range by Hindu extremist, Nathuram Vinayak Godse, during evening prayer at Birla House in Delhi. A world leader and human …

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New Year, Newly Added Journals 

New Year means new additions to our journal subscriptions! These journals are accessible now - Literacy Research and Instruction, Research in Dance Education, Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, and Sport, Education & Society. If you are looking for a specific journal and what years our subscriptions covers, just visit the Online Resources page and search for the …

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Today in History: Roe v Wade 

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court passed a landmark ruling in the case of Roe versus Wade that recognized a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without political interference. The court held that a set of Texas statutes criminalizing abortion in most instances …

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Library Resources and Services for ORLA 5530, Action Research in Organizational Behavior 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Sonya Horsford's Spring 2018 course ORLA 5530, Action Research in Organizational Behavior.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., to review "the history, traditions, …

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Library Resources and Services for ITSF 4195, Reading and Writing for the Academy 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Nancy Green Saraisky's Spring 2018 course ITSF 4195, Reading and Writing for the Academy .  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to …

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Today in History: Prohibition Becomes Law 

Ratified on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes”. This law was influenced by the Temperance Movement, which began in the early 19th century -- a movement that started with the conservative use of alcohol but led to the campaign …

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Playing Out the Education Program: Fall 2017 

One hundred years ago, Teachers College hosted a Players Club, comprised of female students from various departments who were interested in dramatics. In 1918, they produced several plays, raised funds to assist war efforts, and donated costumes and properties to a Teachers College graduate working in a soldier’s recreation center in France. That same year, the …

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Today in History: No Child Left Behind 

Highly controversial and consequential it proved over its lifetime, No Child Left Behind was signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002. This landmark legislation was co-authored by Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), George Miller (D-CA), and Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), supporting standards-based education reform, where high standards and measurable …

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Today in History: The Euro Debuts 

Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, a decentralized, worldwide payment system, has been topping the news, but looking a little further back to milestones in economic and political history.... did you know that on January 4, 1999 the euro debuted as the new financial unit of eleven European nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, …

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Today in History: Apollo 8 Launches to the Moon 

This Fall the Gottesman Libraries took Teachers College members to Mars via the exciting launch of The Smith Learning Theater, the newly renovated fourth floor, whose funding was made possible by the generous gift of Camilla and George Smith. An immersive 70 minute experience, the Mars Mission introduced dynamic, highly collaborative learning and problem solving, with engaging connections to space, design, and …

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Visit with Abby the Therapy Dog at the Library during Finals! 

On Thursday, December 14, Abby the Therapy Dog made her first visit of the Fall 2017 finals period to the Gottesman Libraries. She was met with delight by the some three dozen drop-ins at the Third Floor Offit Gallery who stopped to spend time de-stressing in her and each other’s company. Four-year-old Abby is certified …

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Today in History: The 10th Amendment Is Ratified 

December 15, 1791 marks the day when the Bill of Rights became law, for Virginia became the last state to ratify and make the first ten amendments part of the U.S. Constitution. The 10th amendment, in particular, stipulated, "Rights not given to the federal government or prohibited the state governments by the Constitution, are reserved …

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Staff Picks Dec. 2017: Silver Anniversary Picture Books 

The December Staff Picks collection, Silver Anniversary Picture Books, on the second floor of the Teachers College Gottesman Libraries, showcases a favorite group of picture book authors and illustrators who were active some 25 years ago. Concentrating on this period allows me to highlight books, published prior to 1990, from the closed stacks. <span …

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Teaching Human Rights 

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has since been translated into over 500 languages and sets out the fundamental rights of all humans. December 10th honors this declaration but also makes us consider the question, how do we talk about human rights with students? Every day …

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Smoking Guns, Smoking Mirrors: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

Several years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a glass store front in our NYC Yorkville neighborhood still displays the devastating sign in bold black ink, "We will always remember our little angels." Twenty miniature wax angels in Royal Stewart gowns symbolize the innocent children who lost their lives on that fateful day, December 14th, 2012, while they numbingly …

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