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What's Real in the Media?Spring 2018Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Zoe LoganDo you cringe at the thought of another tweet about “fake news”? Given unprecedented numbers of executive accusations about the Russian dossier, media in general, CNN in particular, and/or reports on government, health care, employment, is “fake news” a retaliatory slap, slippery slogan, or actual state of affairs in today’s political arena?While bad information has existed fo...
Black: Children's Artists, Children's BooksFebruary 2017Curated by Ilya Benjamin-Washington"I believe, even the best teachers cannot teach what they do not know. As the demand for culturally responsive teaching materials and practice increases, we expect socially engaged and informed content to match this growth. My intent simply is to increase awareness of culturally responsive and critical creative teaching pedagogy in Art; promote titles and resources that forefront the experiences of people of color in Art; and expose the gen...
Oceans of PlasticJuly - August, 2018Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Angela PerroneDid you know that gigantic trash colonies are trapped in massive gyres swirling around the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans — to such a degree that by 2050 we may have more plastic than fish in our waters? Roughly 8-15 million tons of plastic pour in each year — much of it single use — straws, bags, bottles, common household items simply made to be thrown-away. Toxins and plastics ingested by fish or sea creature...
A Cure for What Ails You: Dr. Feelgood's Quick Fix ElixirSeptember - October 2017Curated by Ola Radeckaand Kaitlin KehnemuyiDesigned by Renata Gaui and Angela PerroneIn this new Cafe Collection we aim to explore American healthcare. With the current push to change America’s healthcare system, the factions/fractions of issues containe...
Smoking Guns, Smoking MirrorsDecember 2017 - January 2018The U.S. continues to remain divided on the issue of gun control, even after Sutherland Springs, Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando, and Las Vegas. This café collection presents the complexity of gun control, from the history and interpretation of the second amendment, to the tragedies of killings in our schools and communities. It urges us to consider what it means to bear arms, and t...
Death & TaxesMid October - Mid November 2017Curated by Kaitlin KehnemuyiDesigned by Renata GauiNothing in this world is certain except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, creator of
Woman Interrupted: Women, the Workplace & Inequality in Many FormsMid March - End of April 2018Curated By Kaitlin KehnemuyiDesigned by Veronica BlackDo you get 'emotional' after being asked to take the notes during the meeting because you’re the only woman? Are you 'sensitive' about being paid less than your male coworkers? Are...
World as ClassroomDecember 2016Curated by Chiara Davis FullerDid you know that Teachers College is a pioneer in the field of International Education, beginning with the establishment of the International Institute of Education...
Grassroots Algorithm: A New Book Display on Social MediaFebruary - Mid March 2018Curated by Kaitlin KehnemuyiDesigned by Renata Gaui Social media was credited for sustaining the Arab Spring revolutions in 2011. Fast forward to present day we are trying to understand if Russian bots influenced voters...
Celebrating Voices: International PoetryApril - May, 2017What inspires us to make or create an aesthetic piece of writing with pattern, rhythm, often rhyme? And, what can we learn from its maker, living near or far, as we ponder the place of poetry in education and grapple with global issues?This Spring we bring together international works of poetry that represent both individua...