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This week in North Philly Notes, Bill Double, author of Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation, writes about his passion for Hires Root Beer. 

Whether a frosty mug at a Stewarts’ drive-in or the brain-clearing rush of herbal effervescence from a freshly opened bottle of Hires at home, I grew up with a yen for root beer. Fortunately, this habit proved nonaddictive. As I moved on,...

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North Philly Notes
June 21, 2018

By Rachel Wildfeuer Overview For my research project at Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center, as part of the Digital Scholars …

The post Locating the American Dream in Digital Newspapers appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
June 15, 2018

Photo courtesy Geof Wilson

 

Or is it? This last year we’ve had many lively...

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Assessment on the Ground
June 14, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate fathers everywhere with five books that explore various aspects of fatherhood.

Not from Here by Allan G. Johnson

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North Philly Notes
June 13, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Philip Evanson, co-author of Living in the Crossfire, provides his account of being in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Germany.

In June and July 2014, Brazil hosted the twentieth edition of the FIFA World Cup. The championship match was played in Rio de Janeiro on July 13 when Germany defeated Argentina 1 to 0 in double overtime.

These recollections were written in Rio de Janeiro immediately following the German...

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North Philly Notes
June 6, 2018

Students in reading roomProblem-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method...

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History News
May 31, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Michael Smerconish talks about how he came to politics, his opinions, and his new book,  Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

How did you develop your role as a political commentator?
I was interested in Republican politics and benefitted from some unique experiences at an early age. I was an assistant GOP committeeman, elected alternate delegate to a national convention and state legislative candidate all before age...

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North Philly Notes
May 31, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Steven Davis, author of In Defense of Public Lands provides his arguments for why privatization, transfer, and deregulation of our public land are disastrously bad policies. 

This past spring break, I had the privilege to visit Chiricahua National Monument in the rugged southeast corner of Arizona. From Tucson, I drove several hours through a lonely, desolate landscape until I came to this extremely remote spot, far from any town. To my amazement, I...

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North Philly Notes
May 23, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Heike Bauer, author of The Hirschfeld Archives, blogs about Magnus Hirschfeld’s impact as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

This year marks the 150th anniversary since the birth of Jewish sexologist and sexual activist Magnus Hirschfeld. Born on May 14, 1868 in the small Baltic town of Kolberg, Hirschfeld, a trained doctor, is one of the founders of the modern homosexual rights movement in the West. He is best known today for his...

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North Philly Notes
May 16, 2018

Congrats to all the new Temple graduates! Did you know you still have lifelong access to the Libraries as a Temple alum? Services include borrowing privileges, entry to programs and events, Ask A Librarian reference services, use of electronic resources while on campus, and more.

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Programs & Events
May 9, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase Temple University Press books about Moms and motherhood for Mother’s Day. 

The Paradox of Natural Mothering, by Chris Bobel

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North Philly Notes
May 9, 2018

 

On Feb 24 2011 I spoke to the Religion Graduate Student (RGS) for the third time. She has now been working on her dissertation for approximately one year. She explained that it was going well but in “fits and starts,” more than she had anticipated. Though it was a little unconventional, she began writing the introduction first because, as she explained, she was having trouble with the overall argument. When she received feedback from her women’s studies group, it was clear that her introduction was not a genuine introduction but different pieces of the...

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Human Sciences
May 9, 2018

Continuous improvement is a kind of assessment that we don’t usually think of as assessment per se – there are no statistics, there isn’t a formal plan for data collection, and our efforts may not result in a report to stakeholders. But the work that Jasmine Clark, our resident librarian, has done with staff at Ambler definitely falls into the category of assessment towards workflow improvement. In this blog post I’ll use the assessment components of identifying needs analysis and measuring success – to frame Jasmine’s work with staff that has...

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Assessment on the Ground
May 9, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase books about Mexico in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

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North Philly Notes
May 3, 2018

As part of my research on charity in early modern port cities, I have been studying how the city of …

The post Reconstructing Renaissance Lisbon appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 3, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Temple University Press celebrates Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 28.  Join the Party! Visit one of these participating area bookstores:

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North Philly Notes
April 27, 2018

Visit Paley Library between May 1st and 8th for our semi-annual Crunch Time Café. This is our gift to you to help you relax and refuel during study days and final exams. Read about all the upcoming events, and join us in the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.

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Programs & Events
April 24, 2018

In the late 1960s, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) saw it a priority to take a public stance regarding gun control legislation. While cases of local antisemitic incidents often included violence, they did not generally include firearms. However, in June 1968, gun control legislation was on the JCRC Board of Directors meeting agenda resulting in the board adopting a policy in support of stricter gun control legislation. The primary motivating factors appear to have been two-fold. First, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F....

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History News
April 19, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Dotty Brown, author of Boathouse Row writes about working with history buffs on Boathouse Row to find ways to preserve and archive the clubs’  fascinating historical records. 

We have all this stuff. Where do you start? What do you do with it?”

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North Philly Notes
April 18, 2018

By Luling Huang Problem defined: I have a set of 17 user-provided political ideological labels (e.g., Libertarian, Moderate, Liberal, Centrist, …

The post Exploring Hierarchical Clustering in R – Grouping Ideologies appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 18, 2018

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Performing Arts News
April 12, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight the books and authors at the Organization for American Historians Conference, April 12-14 in Sacramento, CA.

Visit us at Booth #210!
Titles on Display include:

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North Philly Notes
April 11, 2018

Temple University Libraries congratulates the winners of the 2017-2018 Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards, which honor the most outstanding scholarly and creative work of our undergraduate students. The Awards are named for generous donor John H. Livingstone, SBM ‘49, who has supported undergraduate research for more than a decade.

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Programs & Events
April 9, 2018

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