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Nationalism as a God must follow the tribal gods to limbo. Our true nationality is mankind. How far will modern men lay hold upon and identify themselves with this necessity and set themselves to revise their ideas, remake their institutions, and educate the com- ing generations to this final extension of citizenship? — HG Wells,
Welcome, new and returning students! We are thrilled to meet you and help you settle into Teachers College, our proud institution where "education is writ at large -- the study of how people learn, and how the...
… Pangloss used now and then to say to Candide: "There is a concatenation of all events in the best of possible worlds; for, in short, had you not been kicked out out of a fine castle for the love of Miss Cunegund; had you not been put into the Inquisition; h...
It's said that folk commonly spend about 3 short seconds looking at a poster or e-board, given they are usually en route to class or the coffee shop, with no particular reason to situate themselves beside a stand or under a flashing screen. Posters are designed to announce news and events in a smart and appealing way, making their presence all the more important; they are transient, but informative -- needing to attract attention to influence good choices and th...
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,...
Whether they are produced in print or electronically, posters are an effective way to advertise and promote. Graphics and text combine to catch the eye and inform prospective attendees about upcoming events and offerings of the Gottesman Libraries' Education Program. But, did you ever wonder where the images come from? While many are found "labeled for re-use" via Google Images Advanced Search, others are drawn most carefully from the Teachers Colleg...
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 tail...
In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! -- Robert Louis Stevenson, "Autumn Fires", A Child's Garden of Verses [caption id="attachment_26026" align="alignleft" width="150"]
If you can answer this question, then you are well on your way. What does it take to make a good poster? Consider: a headline that's easy to read from a distance; a few pertinent details, outlining the what, when, and where; and, importantly, an eye-catching, thought-provoking visual, for this is what people often see first! Because the average viewer tends to glance at it for just a few seconds, the poster can never afford to be just average. It is necessarily economical and persuasive, and, even in the age of apps, it is still "in", connecting up the dots. What's more, if you can comment on ...
Last summer we reflected on moving walls; well, summer 2016 brought an even greater, necessary reduction of programming, due to ongoing construction of the fourth floor Learning Theater and closure of the first floor which received a ceiling sprinkler system - now ready to dowse books, equipment, and furnishings in the unfortunate event of a fire. From our temporary quarters on the second floor, we planned select events and offerings, and delivered them in library rooms on the floor above, t...