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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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Wednesday, April 18th
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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
Bryant Simon

Bryant Simon

 

A deadly fire raced through the Imperial Food Products factory in Hamlet, North Carolina on the morning of September 3, 1991. As the fire raged, employees found themselves trapped behind chain-locked exits, which led to the deaths of 25 people. The fire was big news. I was living in...

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Human Sciences
April 6, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight our books featuring and analyzing poetry in honor of National Poetry Month

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North Philly Notes
April 4, 2018

What better way to bring in April than with National Poetry Month? Established by the Academy of American Poets, this month celebrates the enduring legacy and ongoing work of American poets and encourages us to support poets and poetry.

Wondering how you can join in the fun? Sign up for Poem-a-Day at poets.org, and you will receive a brand new, previously unpublished poem in your inbox every day. Check out today’s poem...

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Temple University Library News
April 2, 2018

The Epitome of Agile. Photo by Philippe Rouzet

Last week I had the...

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Assessment on the Ground
April 2, 2018

Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century addresses present impasses in imagining a world ungoverned by capital, a world of different possibilities, both desirable and practical. It is a collection of rival visions and heterodox analysis that can be read as an alternative to the whole liberal litany of administered economies, tax policy recommendations, and half-measures. The history of government failures to reverse the most dangerous capitalist tendencies is as old as capitalism itself. We aim to think beyond...

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North Philly Notes
March 28, 2018

By Emily Logan The plastic recycling machine project is well underway at the Digital Scholarship Center! I have vertically mounted …

The post Can the Digital Scholarship Center Recycle 3D Prints? appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
March 28, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Jeremy Teigen, author of Why Veterans Runpenned an essay on the recent victory by Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania.

Democrats’ victory in Pennsylvania’s special congressional election last week made great waves in the media for a few reasons. Primarily, news cycles focus on special elections as a barometer of national sentiment,...

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North Philly Notes
March 21, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Robin Moore, editor of Fernando Ortiz on Music, writes about the relevance and influence of Ortiz’s writing on Cuban music, history, and culture

Who is Fernando Ortiz, why should anyone care about what he wrote, and what does he have to offer to readers today? Those are important questions, especially given that Ortiz lived and wrote many years ago; that his writings focus primarily on black music in other countries; and that—as an author...

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North Philly Notes
March 14, 2018

Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR—- words that people thought were part of a bad Mad-lib game but has instead become mainstream …

The post Virtual Reality is in Six Flags, Colombia and the NBA appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
March 13, 2018

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