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  In a recent interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President, said, "It would be terrible, with a tool as good as that, if people don't utilize that tool." Meanin...
  What is the role of myth in culture? For starters, we must understand the definition of these two terms. Webster defines myth as a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Culture is defined as the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, be...
 Our next Everett Cafe book display explores how violent and nonviolent forms of political expression are facilitated through the use of digital medium, often social media. While gaming and dating sites may be used to lure individuals -- youth among them -- to meet, adopt extreme views, and engage in violent activity, the Internet helps accelerate the process by enabling easy communication through diffe...
At the start of the Spring 2020 semester, we launched our most collaborative Staff Picks collection of all time: the Book Potluck. The curation was carried out by fifteen library staff members across areas of expertise with the goal of increasing the visi...
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In helping judge the Gottesman Libraries' 2020 Commissioned Art, I suspect an interesting piece of research lays ahead, supportive of the work of artists Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya and Renata Gaui who propose an exhibition on the close historie...
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Only in recent years has the focus of teaching bilingual students shifted from a reductive emphasis on making them proficient in English to a more comprehensive approach designed to help them flourish in both their languages. The term ‘emergent bilinguals’ brings the two languages into balance and assigns them eq...
This book collection is part of the exhibit “Warping the Future”, and features books that fit within the themes of:History of weaving: touching on the art of craftsmanship, exploring societies that pioneered this practice and how that shaped the materials and tools used, from the first weaving looms to...
A couple of months past the General Election, we look at our nation's spirit, both divided and hopeful for change. We are already into a New Year, turkey dinners and Christmas trees still fresh in our thoughts, while top news stories feature allies of the current Administration challenging the vote. Inauguration Day is but a stone's throw, as "tellers" in Congress attempt to read ballots and verify the election results. The nation awa...
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From the summer of 2017 to spring, 2018, the Gottesman Libraries Education Program staged Mars Mission , an out-of-this-world immersive experience in the Smith Learning Theater. The 70 minute production simulated a mission to the Red Planet during which participants...
The 2020 huge and historic election records the highest number of popular votes; oldest person to win the presidency; and first woman and first woman of color elected as Vice President -- a remarkable achievement in a nation beset by deep political divisions; mounting civil unrest over racial injustices; continuing global pandemic; major economic downfalls; and serious climate issues on all level...