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On November 11th, 1852, American writer Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832- March 6, 1888) published her first short story, The Rival Painters: A Story of Rome, in what many believe, The Saturday Evening Gazette; it tells of two painters who fall for the same woman. With love as a central theme in her work, Alcott would b...
How do you find funding to support your research, special project, studies, travel, or other initiative? Although it may seem like a daunting task to find a grantor, the reality is that money is out there, and folks want to give it away (for good purposes)! This blog covers the do's of grant seeking.Fo...
On November 4th, 2004, the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University were dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by students, faculty, and staff who lined Main (now Zankel) Hall and filled the hand-painted, arched library atrium. Donors Sandy and Ruth Gottesman ma...
Across the city New Yorkers stand eager and compliant -- masked, separated by six feet, and determined to make it all count, correctly. As voters head to the polls in what may be cast the Election Of The Century, we take stock: 7:30am and already a neighborly wait with relatively long lines up the block. We move slowly towards the school, like inchworms to a leafy field in Autumn. Steady pace, punctuated by brief conversation and hopeful thinking -- to better, healthier, perhaps more hallowed ground -- in what has been a record period of devastating global pandemic, political prote...
On October 27th, 1904, New York City's first underground subway line opened, addressing the need to alleviate street congestion while offering rapid transportation to the public. Construction began in 1900, with digging done at night by men, mostly immigrants, using pickaxes and lanterns. Operated by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), the first train ran a little over nine miles, from City Hall in Brooklyn, to 145th Street and Broa...
Did you know that influential American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey was born this day, October 20th, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont? The third of fourth sons to Archibald Dewey and Lucia Artemisia Rich, John Dewey attended public schools in his hometown before enrolling at the age of 15 years at the University of Vermont. He went on to earn a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1884, after ...
On October 14th, 1964, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), earned the Nobel Peace Prize for nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice and discrimination in the United States of America. The son of a Baptist minister, Reverend Michael King, Sr., and Alberta King (Williams), Martin Luther King, Jr...
Born October 7th, 1893 in Trinidad, British West Indies, Alice Dalgliesh came to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, to study kindergarten education; she went on to earn a Master in English Literature from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught for many years at the
Did you know that Nicholas Murray Butler, for whom Columbia University's main academic library (Butler) is named, is one of the founders, alongside Grace Hoadley Dodge, of Teachers College, Columbia University? Butler was a philosopher, student of education, and proponent for the special, profe...
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...