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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: Getty Museum Receives Largest Endowment 

On February 28th, 1982 the J. Paul Getty Museum received the largest endowment in the history of funding for the arts -- a whopping $1.2 billion from the late Minneapolis-born billionaire, Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976), who made his fortune in oil and art. His wealth was fiercely contested by family and ex-family members -- allowing it to …

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With Blessings: Fall 2018 Education Program 

In searching the Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art, I was drawn to the Glen of Aher, a colorful painting by Mary Hickey, 15 years of age, that she did at the Country National School, Ireland, sometime in the 1950s. This piece felt homey, positive, and welcoming, with its bright country cottage, grazing animals, and lush …

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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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On Composition: 2018 Spring Education Program 

Some months ago, a gorgeous still life mysteriously wended its way back to the library and propped itself casually beside my desk. Whence it came, and where exactly it needed to go, required research, for the colorful study of a shiny blue teapot surrounded by bright apples and oranges on a copper tray, red cloth and …

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Strage Prize 2017 with Nathan Holbert  ☆

The Strage Junior Faculty Prize committee honors Nathan Holbert as the 2017 Strage Prize recipient. Dr. Hobert is the Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2014, shortly after arriving at TC, Holbert founded The …

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After Totality: Education Program: Summer 2017 

August 21, 2017 ushers in a field trip to the Russell rooftop, where we, equipped with cereal box viewers, pinhole projects, or special glasses, wait with bated breath. The new Moon is set to pass between the Earth and Sun, casting its umbra, or darkest part of the shadow, on Earth. Although we are not …

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Celebrating Voices: International Poetry 

In researching our institution's connection to poetry, I am interested to learn that Professor Allan Abbott (1886-1956) sought to inspire reform in the teaching of English by encouraging teachers to tailor their selection of literature to student interests. Interestingly, he co-authored with M.R. Tribue, of the University of North Carolina, A Measure of Ability to Judge Poetry: …

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#Colorourcollections, Mo Willems, & Book Chains 

#Colorourcollections February 6th - 10th is #colorourcollections week! Libraries and Special Collections around the world have digitized parts of their collections for you to color and enjoy. There are 95 different organizations participating this year, including Digital Public Library of America and Biodiversity Heritage Library. A full list of participating organizations can be found here<span style="font-weight: …

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News Display: Robert Burns’ Birthday 

MY father was a farmer upon the Carrick border, O, And carefully he bred me in decency and order, O; He bade me act a manly part, though I had ne'er a farthing, O; For without an honest manly heart, no man was worth regarding, O. Then out into the world my course I did …

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Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism 

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi returned to the Gottesman Libraries to discuss her most recent book, Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism. A Cornell research fellow and Teachers College alum, Dr. Barazangi understands the value of education, especially to marginalized populations. In her talk, she explained …

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Atheists in America Book Talk 

The library hosted a book talk the other night with Melanie Elyse Brewster, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at TC, and Co-Founder of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project. Library staff should watch this Vialogue and discuss (in Vialogues!) better ways to capture library events with video. No idea is too small to be valuable! Upon …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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Hello, Education Program 

Opening Days. A flutter of fresh faces. A rousing rag and a fallen moustache. A wandering through floors, librarians leading. A panoply of news. A flurry of questions. Woodwinds rising. Leaves turning. Student, teacher, writer, artist, friend uniting. So begins the Education Program, to inform about the latest thinking in education and engage members of …

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Process in the Education Program 

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." -- Oscar Wilde


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Jennifer Govan.

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

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Process in the Education Program 

“Why do we do what we do?” asks a colleague over the cranking of coffee machines in the Everett Café. I flip through the numbers and think through the presentations: an estimated 1,500 events since the inception of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, enhanced by introductions at professional conferences, staff meetings, and the events themselves. …

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Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations 

Title: Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations Editors: Miguel E. Gallardo & Brian W. McNeill Publisher: Brunner-Routledge Call Number: RC455.4.E8 I72 2009 From the Publisher: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse …

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Another Take on Mcdonald’s 

Some call it a happy place, a fun place with a playground in Queens. Others call it a symbol of capitalism – America to the core, richly lodged in cities all over the world. For me, it is something quite different – McDonald’s means the spirit of giving. It all starts with a group of …

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Unwrapping the Fall Education Program 

Here are a few good numbers for you, Enjoy them, a present, for all, shining true, Heralding the attendees of collaborative events, From September through December On the calendar we went. In the halls of great Gottesman, With lively spirit and cheer, We donned music, displays, a new tier Of Socrates, films, scintillating speakers, Cool …

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Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System 

Title: Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System Editors: Jennifer A. O'Day, Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez Publisher: Harvard University Press Call Number: LA339.N5 E38 2011 From the Publisher: Written in an accessible style by highly respected scholars, the papers in this volume document and …

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