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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...
Born September 22nd, 1891 in Columbus, Georgia, Alma Woodsey Thomas was a late blooming African American artist who began to paint seriously after she retired in 1960 from her decades-long career as an art teacher in the public schools of Washington, D.C. Known as an influential leader in the Washington Color School, Alma Thomas produced m...
In The Shift to Remote Learning: The Human Element, Doug Lederman, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Education, gathers expert opinions on how the "sudden, forced adoption of technology-delivered instruction" affects the well-being ...
Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17th, 1787, when thirty nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention finalized one of our nation's most significant founding documents in Philadelphia, then capitol. The Constitution sets forth the supreme law of the land, democratic structure of our government, and greatest vision of human freedom, with cert...
International Literacy Day is observed annually on September 8. Following recommendations made on November 7, 1965, it was first celebrated by Unesco in 1966 to help raise awareness of the importance of reading and writing on a global scale. Recognizing this important day, and the multidimensional concept of literacy, which embraces different areas of competence and knowledge -- digital, financial, cu...
On September 1st, 1985, the R.M.S Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard, a naval intelligence officer and oceanographer, roughly 400 miles east of Newfoundland and some 13,000 feet below the surface of the North Atlantic. An unmanned submersible, known as Argo, was scanning the ocean floor when it passed over a massive boiler belonging to the luxury liner that sank on April 15th, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. One of ...