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The SupremesMarch 15 - April 30, 2016After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, the longest sitting justice of the current nine, many questions about the nation’s judicial branch remain open. This collection is about the basics. How does the Supreme Court work? Who are the sitting justices and what should we know about their legacies? What can we learn from landmark cases that have shaped American history? In addition to explori...
Lessons from the Gilded AgeMay - June, 2016The late nineteenth century was a period of both expansive economic growth and great poverty in the United States. What are the parallels we can draw to the present?The BooksThe Gilded Age; a Tale of To-day. / by Mark TwainGrowing up in Boston's Gilded Age: the Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872-1874 / edited by Marlene Deahl MerrillCities and Schools in the Gilded Age : the Evolution of an Urban Institution / by William A. Bullough
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Our new cafe book display is up at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries.! Come join us and play the game!Concept of the CollectionOperation Varsity Blues is the latest scandal in college admissions, arising from greed and the pressure experienced by many, especially the wealthiest, to get into the "best...
3 years ago
Our new Cafe Book Collection Display is installed last week at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries. And we are happy to see three books were checked out two days after the display installed, and half of the books are gone up to now.Concept of the CollectionIs it true that we care mostly about giant, often tropical or subtropica...
Well, it might not be for everyone, but Honda's Sound Sitter app might be number one on the list of apps for parents of young children.  The app uses the car engine sounds from 37 different cars to lull babies to sleep.  This Honda video makes it seem too good to be true -
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4 years ago
Last Week, Patrick and I went to the SmashingConf held in the Midtown. SmashingConf is a great event focusing on design and front-end filed.The conference is one track, two-day event with two days workshop. Amazing speakers including John Meade( as Mystery Speaker),  Debbie Millman (will run for NYC mayor election?! ) shared knowledge including how to coop between designe...
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4 years ago
Our latest Cafe Book Collection Display is ready for audiences at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries. 
According to the World Economic Forum 2016 report, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the world's oceans. In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).
4 years ago
For the past month I embarked on an adventure in the library’s archive and TC’s history to understand better how has Teachers College – and consequently the library – visually represented itself as an entity. More specifically, I was curious about how its visual communication guidelines, insignias and logos have evolved and have been used. In the light of the library’s new website launch, I wondered if there was a clear evolution on how TC and the library have been represented in imagery and if there was a consistency through out its existence.This brief research brought some interes...
As SpaceX blasts off a car into space, headed toward Mars, the curtain begins to close on the “Out of this World” Mars experience in the Learning Theater. This March we are projected to send the final groups of colonists out to redder pastures. So it’s time to start thinking about what the next big edu-taining experience for the LT space might be. I spent some time pondering the future of the space and here is a pitch for a possible way to transform the 4th floor in the coming months.