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This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend an event at the School of International Public Affairs titled Democratizing Education: The Future of Global EdTech. 5 entrepreneurs from across four continents gave their unique perspectives on challenges and opportunities in EdTech.Most of the companies at the ...
4 months ago
Beginning in 1994, the month of October (February in the UK) was declared LGBT History month; a 31-day observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights and civil rights movements.As luck would have it, NLT is right on trend with the publication of this week's Seen in NY episode: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Founded by three graduates of the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program, the initiative is the first to "document historic and cultural sites associated wit...
4 months ago
A bold title? Not when you're talking about the Smith Learning Theater. In Gary's words, it "underscores our commitment to producing unconventionally collaborative, custom-designed, authentic learning experiences that are playful, valuable, and inspiring."With our Grand Opening this week, join us for An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience—2PM Monday, Tuesday, and Friday....
4 months ago
The list of grievances by older Americans against millennials’ and our attitudes towards a host of things such as employment, and political views, among others. A new 
5 months ago
This article, slated for publication in SSM-Population Health in December, analyses 25 years of fiscal data from California and exposes the crowding out of non-medical social spending (K-12 and higher education, social services, housing, community development et al.) by rapidly increasing health care costs. The researchers wanted to provide a point estimate of the tradeoffs of high medical spending with spending in social and public health areas:There is, in American medicine, a misleading narrative about hard tradeoffs: that reducing ...
5 months ago
Over the weekend of Sept 23+24 the yearly influx of nerds, geeks and crafty folks descended on the NY Hall of Science in Queens for the 8th Annual NY Maker Faire. In addition to the bots, the classes, the talks, drones, go-carts and ice cream were two of EdLab's newest recruits; Angela Perrone and Renata Gaui!!!They were presenting their thesis projects with many other recent graduates of ITP. Check them out!
5 months ago
At long last the official opening of the Smith Learning Theater has been scheduled for October!In the coming week there will be previews of the opening event - "AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD INTRODUCTION TO THE LEARNING THEATER."We hope that EdLab alumni and friends will be able to join us for one of these previews.  Just go to the Learning T...
5 months ago
Author Anne Enright delivered the annual Irish Laureate for Fiction lecture in Dublin on 14 September. Here's a snippet:
5 months ago
I read a great article today about Dr. Yingyi Qian's presentation about why the reform of China's education system is imperative due to the emerging technologies such as AI. Dr. Qian is Dean and Professor of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sorry it's in Chinese. You can try
5 months ago
There will be no EdLab Seminar this Wednesday (Sept. 27th). Instead, we will host the students in the Human Development Doctoral Colloquium in the EdLab Seminar Space where they will learn about the different teams in the library.  We will provide lunch as normal on Wednesday for staff and our colloquium guests.We are inviting all library staff to participate in one of the two Learning Theater opening event previews scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon this week.These events are private so please use the links below to ge...