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I spoke to Professor David Watt about his new book, Antifundamentalism in Modern America (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Professor Watt is leaving Temple University to begin a new position at Haverford...

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Human Sciences
June 23, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, Jean Elson, author of Gross Misbehavior and Wickedness—about the notorious divorce between Nina and James Walker in early twentieth-century Rhode Island—provides some keen observations about the issues raised during the sensational trial. 

The events leading up to and taking place throughout the Walker divorce hearings raised issues that were not solely individual matters; they signified social changes evolving in American culture at the time. Acrimonious...

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North Philly Notes
June 21, 2017

Westlaw Campus Research, a highly regarded legal research platform, is now available to the Temple community. In addition to the legal information at the core of the service, Westlaw Campus Research provides substantial news and business-related content – all available to search or browse via a user-friendly interface.

As of July 1, 2017, concurrent with adding Westlaw Campus Research, the Libraries’ will cease providing...

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E-Resource News
June 19, 2017

Here are interviews with three 2016-2017 Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award winners, speaking about their prize-winning papers.

Andrew Bertolazzi
Winner, Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in Sustainability and the Environment
Decentralized Methods of Water Treatment for Reuse of Residential Gray Water

 

Jason Fontane
Winner, Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Social Sciences
The Immigrant Parent Disadvantage: Parental Linguistic Capital and Student School Performance...

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Human Sciences
June 19, 2017

I’ll keep this short: It’s incredibly frustrating how many entries in Diamond are missing summaries and even a table of contents. There’s nothing more frustrating than finding an interesting sounding volume in a Diamond search, clicking it to find out more, and being left with some cryptic ISBN numbers and the oh-so alluring “includes bibliographic references.” I really hope this is fixed with the roll-out of the mysterious “Library Search” system.

Thank you for contacting us about your frustrations with the catalog...

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What's Your Suggestion?
June 14, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks, the co-authors of Knowledge for Social Changediscuss the importance and mutual benefits of local partnerships involving the university and the community. 

Martin Luther King used the phrase “fierce urgency of now” and called for immediate “vigorous and positive action”...

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North Philly Notes
June 13, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase the books from Temple University Press’s Fall 2017 Catalog.

“A Road to Peace and Freedom”

“A...

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North Philly Notes
June 7, 2017
This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight the new issue of our journal, COMMONWEALTHedited by J. Wesley Leckrone, Widener University.


COMMONWEALTH: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics & Policy
devotes one issue annually to a policy topic of contemporary importance to the state. In 2016 the special issue focused on...

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North Philly Notes
June 1, 2017

In mid-December 1963, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) approached Elias Myers, the city appointed director of the 1964 Mummers Parade, to demand that blackface be banned from the upcoming event. Myers announced on December 16 that the use of blackface would be prohibited, but this decision did not sit well with some Mummers and Myers soon found his home picketed by over a hundred dissenters. The city tried to reach a compromise, but a few days later the ban on black face was rescinded.

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History News
May 30, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight the new issue of our journal, Kalfouedited by George Lipsitz at the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research

Kalfou volume 4, no. 1, continues the journal’s pioneering work in creating timely and lively conversations among academics, activists, and artists. The new issue features a forum on the BlackLivesMatter movement and its impact on and implications for...

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North Philly Notes
May 24, 2017
During the last week of April, the Digital Scholarship Center live-streamed Queer Encoding: Encoding Diverse Identities, a conference on the Text … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 22, 2017
This past April, the Digital Scholarship Center hosted lightning round presentations to showcase the digital research of its Faculty Fellows, Graduate … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 19, 2017
We’re pleased to announce the release of our latest round of titles available through Knowledge Unlatched.  The following books are now freely available on OAPEN and HathiTrust.

Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalizationby Marwan Kraidy

The intermingling of people and media from different...

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North Philly Notes
May 17, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we suggest a handful of regional gift books mothers might appreciate receiving for Mother’s Day.

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region
text by Adam Levine, photographs by Rob Cardillo

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North Philly Notes
May 10, 2017

I attended the American Library Association’s (2017 National Library Legislation Day (NLLD) in Washington DC on May...

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Human Sciences
May 10, 2017

Congratulations new Temple grads! Did you know that your access to the Libraries...

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Temple University Library News
May 9, 2017
This week in North Philly Notes, we repost Rain Taxi‘s recent blog entry about Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus author Stefanie Chambers presenting her book in the Twin Cities.... Read More
North Philly Notes
May 3, 2017

The Libraries are bringing back our Crunch Time Café between May 3rd and 9th to help you relax and refuel during study days and final exams. The ever-popular therapy dogs will also be on hand to help you destress! The full list of events is included below, all of which will take place in the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.

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Programs & Events
April 25, 2017

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