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Today in History: Oprah Launches Book Club 

How did obscure titles become popular bestsellers? Does it take a big media personality to encourage readers to pick up books? Apart from intellectual, are book clubs meant to be therapeutic and self-improving? What makes for good reading and what should we get out of it? On September 17th 1996 American talk show host Oprah …

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Exhibit: The 2018 Library Performance Revue 

You might connect to old school days, remembering science fairs, art and music expos, or other special events commemorating the best of student work.... perhaps it was the second grade watercolor with prized black and white Heffer munching on dandelions; fourth grade robot constructed of painted cardboard and Christmas lights; eighth grade tri-fold on the safety of drinking water; or eleventh …

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Everett Cafe News: What’s Real in the Media? 

Do you cringe at the thought of another tweet about “fake news”? What with unprecedented presidential accusations about the Russian dossier, media in general, CNN in particular, and reports on government, health care, employment, and other vital issues, is “fake news” a retaliatory slap, slippery slogan, or actual state of affairs in today’s political arena? …

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Today in History: Citizen Kane Is Released 

The dark and enigmatic opening scene of Citizen Kane is one that you always remember. If you haven't seen the film, you will not be disappointed. Symbolic of a time of innocence and happiness, the most famous and haunting line is spoken within the first three minutes, leaving us to wonder about the state of the …

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Today in History: Academy Awards Airs on NBC 

"And the envelope, please." These words are familiar to millions of viewers who await with baited breath the announcement of the Oscar winner for best actor, best actress, best picture, and a host of other prestigious awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hollywood at its finest, honoring outstanding achievement, fanfare of fashion …

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Today in History: Dial-a-President Radio Program 

For better or for worse, different medias allow for communication at varying levels -- encouraging us to ask why a president would choose to tweet, participate in a televised interview, speak over the radio, utilize a combination of mediums, or focus on one. Which medium is the most effective may depend on the purpose and depth of the message …

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Future Textile Library in the Gottesman Libraries 

The perfect blend of high tech and high fashion is now on display in the Second Floor Reading Room. Wearable Media, a group focusing on bringing data to life through engineering and cutting-edge textile design, installed the Future Textile Library as a display of how many boundaries can be pushed when art and science are …

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Considering the Cloud 

Cloud storage seems to be the way of the future in our increasingly mobile, tapped in world. Reasons for wanting cloud storage include: a way to back up the files on your computer in case it crashes, a way to access and work on files from multiple devices and have them sync, and a way …

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Equipment you can borrow. 

You might not realize that the TC library holds many treasures in its collection aside from books (which you would find here, in EDUCAT) or databases (which you would locate here, or HERE, by subject). You can check out laptops, cameras, web cams, conference phones (best used in a conference room, which you can …

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Debriefing Socrates 

Your Mind Online:  How Is Your Use of Technology Affecting Your Life? shed many enlightening thoughts, observations, and experiences.  Summarized are the main themes that emerged in our inspiring Socratic conversation that openly and honestly probed the topic of technology and its influences on our daily lives. We are our own gate-keepers now - critical …

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Research & Musings on Paranormal Television 

Paranormal reality television shows such as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Labs, The Haunted, and Celebrity Ghost Stories, to name a just a few, have grown in popularity in recent years, with some claiming to be "probing the afterlife." Recent polls indicate that a notable number of respondents express belief in the existence of activities considered to …

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Understanding Ethnic Media 

Title: Understanding ethnic media : producers, consumers, and societies Author : Matthew D. Matsaganis, Vikki S. Katz, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE. Call number: P94.5.M55 M38 2011  From the Publisher: This is the first book to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of how media produced by ethnic communities, and for ethnic communities, affect identity and perceived lines of division between “us” and “others,” as well as …

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Strage Prize 2010: Lalitha Vasudevan 

This video features the work of Lalitha Vasudevan and her paper, "Performing New Geographies of Literacy Teaching and Learning." The paper focuses on the literacies and digitally mediated lives of youth, and was published in the July 2009 issue of English Education. The video's production and publication is supported by the Strage Junior Faculty Prize. The …

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