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The Education Program of the Gottesman Libraries comprised virtual offerings to members of the Teachers College community, as well as select remote events and displays to the wider community of scholars. The Summer 2021 reflected ongoing commitment to teaching, learning, and research through workshops on topics of endu...
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Vector Art: Nature Vectors by VecteezyFall is a time of harvest, the process of gathering crops for food that feeds a world population now nearing eight billion human beings, a number that may be considered the peak of sustainability. Prompted by insects that destroy crops, conventional farming sought to create adequate, if ...
August 6 can we forget that flash?suddenly 30,000 in the streets disappearedin the crushed depths of darknessthe shrieks of 50,000 died outwhen the swirling yellow smoke thinne...
On July 29th, 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien published The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of a three volumes series, epic novels, which took place ...
On July 15th, 2006, Twitter launched. A microblogging and social networking service, Twitter was created by technology entrepreneurs Jack Dorsey, Noach Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and is considered the SMS (short message service) of the Internet, with over 330 million active users per month. Users range from presidents to musicians, journalists to teachers, actors to athletes. As of June 2021, former President Barack Obama became the...
  For over 300 million years trees have played a vital role on Earth. They help create clean, fresh air through photosynthesis, through which they combine carbon dioxide and water with energy from the Sun to produce sugar and oxygen. Water consumed through their roots makes chemical compounds that sustain not only their growth, but other life. A hub of biodiversity, trees are represented by an...
Did you know that the United States Congress annexed Hawaii through the "Newlands Resolution" signed by President William McKinley on July 7th, 1898 -- a move that would prove significant in the history of the 130+ tropical islands located in the Pacific Ocean and formed from volcanoes, all about 2,000 miles from the mainland? Annexation resulted after the long struggle between white American businessmen and native Hawaiia...
A few months ago we had the pleasure of re-hanging Dr. Edmund W. Gordon's official portrait in a more worthy position: from the western woodwork in Russell 104b, to directly above its central fireplace. Unique among the older framed oils of leading, influential figures of Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Gordon in photographic representation joins James Earl Russell, Paul Monroe, Patty Smith Hill, Mary Swar...
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States, was so interested in electricity that he chanced flying a kite during a thunderstorm? His objective was to collect electrical charges in a Leyde...
In support of sustainable development and human health, the United Nations in 2018 declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day. An excellent mode of transport, the bicycle contributes to cleaner air; less traffic caused by gasoline-powered vehicles; and better access to education, health and social services in often densely populated or vulnerable areas. I...