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If we follow the light of Albert Camus and use the sea as a metaphor, we explore how “aesthetics inhabit and define the Mediterranean as a common cultural horizon founded on difference.” Maltese-born author  John Badacchino provides a wonderfully rich and inspiring talk on
As a TC intern and future librarian, I spend a fair amount of time looking for things at the library.  It will probably come as no surprise to any of you to find out that TC has an incredible collection of historical children’s literature.  Thinking you too may be curious to see what lives in the closed stacks, I’ve scanned and posted some highlights from our stellar collection. These posts will be (mostly) in chronological order and I'll try to contextualize with fun facts as I find them.  If you are interested in viewing any of these books, you can request them from the closed stacks through...
Title: Copyright clarity : how fair use supports digital learning Author: Renee Hobbs forewor...
Title: Assessing young children Author: Gayle Mindes Publisher: Boston : Pearson, c2011 Call Number: LB1131 .M6146 2011
Hey, do you remember when Clinton was in the Oval Office, when scientists unraveled the human genome, when boy bands roamed the earth? Exciting times! Well if you re...
[caption id="attachment_4452" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Renjith Krishnan"][/caption] This Saturday, I will be giving a short presentation as part of the Student Research Symposium at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Information Studies in Milwaukee. Until now, I have successfully avoided public speaking—from speech classes to professional semi...
Title: Learning through teaching mathematics : development of teachers' knowledge and expertise in practice Editors: Roza Leikin, Rina Zazkis Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (June 16, 2010) Check it out: QA11.2 .L76 2010 From the Publisher
Parlor games were quite popular during the Victorian era.  One such game involved recording your answers to various questions about your personality, preferences, faults and opinions. Of course this shouldn’t surprise – people like to share things about themselves: remember the 25 random things about me fad on Facebook? I suppose the mere existence of Facebook at all is proof. Though Marcel Proust did not originate this idea, or even formulate any of the questions himself, his name has become attached to the
Title: Babies without borders : adoption and migration across the Americas Author: Karen Dubinsky Publisher: New York: NYU Press
Brooding late on a protracted thesis, tired, but inspired by a great find. Strolling out of Butler with millions of books, out to brave the crisp Gotham night with a subdued mind. The aroma of freshly made lamb gyro beckons yonder, pleasures of burning Starbucks hot chocolate my palates ponder. Cheers to the schools of meticulously dressed O hallow's maidens, Play, drink, trick, and treat, your rapturous laughter my heart lightens. Oh, how the air admires the sight of the nimble scholar on this Hallow's eve, Deep, deep in the joyous romance my thoughts steep. - Alexander Munson, ...