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I noticed a long line this morning stretching across 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. After a little investigating, I realized this was for a career fair on Columbia University's main campus. The career fair is in conjunction with Harlem Week 2013. Harlem Week, you ask? Here is a snippet from the official Harlem Week website: "HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorke...
Though the title may sound a bit cheesy, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team was a pretty good book. No wonder it was on the NY Times Best Seller...
I am currently taking a course entitled "The Psychology of E-learning: Business/Industry". Excellent course if you're going into education, training and development, organizational development, IT, program design, etc. We are reading a few books I find very useful with regard to useability, design, intrinsic motivation, and conceptualization. First, some basics -- what is e-learning? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like: online learning! This can take the form of anything from an online forum to training simulations.
So, today everyone has been referencing some "Pi Day".  Upon further investigation, I realized the reference is in regard to today's date: 3/14.  Clever...sort of.  Pi (Π), often rounded off to 3.14, is actually a mathematical constant used to calculate the area of a circle (A= Π r²).  It is a never-ending number. The first 100 digits look like this: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679 Scary, eh? If you're still confused or would like to learn more about Π, you can check out the following items found online in
As an Organizational Psychology major, I often hear about motivation and  goal-setting in class. Without either, we are simply task-doers lacking the ability to efficiently achieve our goals. With clearly defined goals and a timeline in which to achieve them, the possibility of success is much greater. The widely used acronym in business is SMART goals: S - specific M - measurable A - attainable R - result-oriented T - time-bound As in any scientific exper...
I just finished reading Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. It is difficult to write about the novel without giving away some critical parts of the work.  So, I will simply comment on the characters, writing, and "feel" of the book. The novel begins in Hailsham (a "boarding school") in rural England. The students all have one thing in common -- they are to be used for a special purpose in society. All of them are aware of the purpose, but none quite understand exactly what this purpose entails until each student volunteers or is "called upon" for his/her contribution. Unfortunately, the "p...
Beauty -- a subject debated ad nauseum since the beginning of time. Everything from the removal of body hair to changing hair color, length, and style. For men -- to 'stach or not to 'stach? Should they wear beards, goatees, that little annoying triangle of hair below the lip (a soul patch)?  Enhancing one's beauty with makeup, skin treatments, & polished nails is the norm. Americans are obsessed with beauty. Whether your beauty ideals consist of cutting your hair once a year, moisturizing your face daily, or trimming your facial hair -- it's all in the name of beautification! Since groomi...
I just finished Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood. This was actually the first Murakami work I have ever ...
This post is timely because 1. winter break is approaching & 2. I am currently looking to book a trip to visit my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia.  I have never been to Southeast Asia, so, while there I'd like to visit mainly Indonesia, but ...
Dina joined the library services team in September. She keeps things festive around the desk! Have you seen our pumpkin? Dina is a hard worker and has quickly learned how to trouble shoot technical problems that arise here at the library. To learn more about Dina keep reading... Meet Dina!