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What Kind of Researcher Are You? Are you... a Googler?... Browser... Reserve Reader... Federated Searcher..? Maybe one or a blend of these types, depending on what you need, where you are, and time on hand. The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flu...
Born September 22nd, 1891 in Columbus, Georgia, Alma Woodsey Thomas was a late blooming African American artist who began to paint seriously after she retired in 1960 from her decades-long career as an art teacher in the public schools of Washington, D.C. Known as an influential leader in the Washington Color School, Alma Thomas produced m...
In The Shift to Remote Learning: The Human Element, Doug Lederman, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Education, gathers expert opinions on how the "sudden, forced adoption of technology-delivered instruction" affects the well-being ...
Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17th, 1787, when thirty nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention finalized one of our nation's most significant founding documents in Philadelphia, then capitol. The Constitution sets forth the supreme law of the land, democratic structure of our government, and greatest vision of human freedom, with cert...
International Literacy Day is observed annually on September 8. Following recommendations made on November 7, 1965, it was first celebrated by Unesco in 1966 to help raise awareness of the importance of reading and writing on a global scale. Recognizing this important day, and the multidimensional concept of literacy, which embraces different areas of competence and knowledge -- digital, financial, cu...
On September 1st, 1985, the R.M.S Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard, a naval intelligence officer and oceanographer, roughly 400 miles east of Newfoundland and some 13,000 feet below the surface of the North Atlantic. An unmanned submersible, known as Argo, was scanning the ocean floor when it passed over a massive boiler belonging to the luxury liner that sank on April 15th, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. One of ...
Cousin to the cricket, the cicadas sing in late August in waves among the gingkos. Using their tymbals, they defy even the the most beautiful bluejay, heard, but unseen as of yet in an otherwise quiet, tree-lined street these past summer months. Steady chorus rising, then falling, from the underground they have come, to begin new life in their last few weeks of the season, truly an unprecedented one in New York City. Their chorus is the lovely and sure sign of summer, reminding me of childhood on the shores of Lake Michigan, professional life in the East, and emergence into a new Autumn at ...
Did you know that August 13th is International Left-Handers Day? The annual observance began in 1976, when Dean R. Campbell, founder of Lefthanders International, Inc., decided it was time to recognize all those who use their left hand in a predominantly right-handed world -- approximately 7-10% of the entire population -- amounting to a certain difference and uniqueness of persons. Also known as lefties, the famous include former pre...
This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
Although I am very young, I know it's significant for Al Raby, a teacher and civil rights activist, to deliver the