todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

[Image: Illuminated manuscript showing a sea snake gazing at a leaping boar-fish chimera.]
rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript showing a sea snake gazing at a leaping boar-fish chimera.]

rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript featuring a large illustration of a man reluctantly approaching a shrub.]
rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript featuring a large illustration of a man reluctantly approaching a shrub.]

rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

pbsamericanmasters:

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.
 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

By all accounts, Capote was an unpleasant little man—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read his shocking true crime masterpiece, In Cold Blood.  If you prefer film to print, we have a recent movie adaptation of the book, too, as well as the excellent film Capote, which documented the book’s production.

pbsamericanmasters:

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.

 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

By all accounts, Capote was an unpleasant little man—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read his shocking true crime masterpiece, In Cold Blood.  If you prefer film to print, we have a recent movie adaptation of the book, too, as well as the excellent film Capote, which documented the book’s production.

thegetty:

Art changes the world.
A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.
Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.
Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Art changes the world.

A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.

Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.

Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

[Image: B/w photo of Robert Plant on stage, emoting, while wearing a shirt that reads “Nurses do it better!”]

The CS Library is pleased to welcome our Nursing students today and tomorrow for their library orientations!  We’ll be covering some library and research basics, as well as a detailed demonstration of the CINAHL database.

We urge instructors whose classes have even a minor research component to schedule a library instruction session for their students.  Contact the Reference desk at x2460 to set up an orientation!

[Image: B/w photo of Robert Plant on stage, emoting, while wearing a shirt that reads “Nurses do it better!”]

The CS Library is pleased to welcome our Nursing students today and tomorrow for their library orientations!  We’ll be covering some library and research basics, as well as a detailed demonstration of the CINAHL database.

We urge instructors whose classes have even a minor research component to schedule a library instruction session for their students.  Contact the Reference desk at x2460 to set up an orientation!

[Video: Promotional video for CS Library’s Banned Books Week 2014 activities.]

Banned Books Week is September 21-27, 2014.  The CS Library will be engaging in a variety of activities to raise awareness about threats to intellectual freedom, including providing opportunities for staff and students to help create content celebrating the right to read.  Please keep an eye on our social media outlets and our special Banned Books Week site for upcoming events, BBW media, and more!

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[Image: White text on a brick and white zigzag patterned background.  Text reads, “It’s a new semester!  Welcome back!  The CS Library is open M-Th, 7:30AM-10PM/Friday, 7:30AM-6PM/Saturday, 9AM-4PM/Come in for help with research, to find textbooks, to use our group study rooms, and more!  cscclibrary.tumblr.com”]

Raising and Educating Deaf Children: back-to-school reading list

oupacademic:

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing students face unique challenges in school. These articles, taken from Raising and Educating Deaf Children, highlight the importance of transition-focused education. Parents, educators, and community agencies must collaborate to ensure successful transitions in school and life for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Find further resources on Raising and Educating Deaf Children, an innovative website that brings relevant information and resources for anyone involved with the care or education of deaf children, and in the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Image: Jinego Elementary School 1st grade classroom back by Douglas P. Perkins. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

As part of supporting Columbus State’s Interpreter Education Program, the CS Library also has tons of materials on hand about Deaf culture, history, communication, and related topics.  Check it out!

What is superintelligence?

Your humble correspondent hopes it has something to do with owls, as implied by the image of the book cover above.  We like owls.

Saw-whet owl wrapped securely and weighed, via http://www.healthtalk.umn.edu/2012/11/14/night-owls-northern-saw-whets-in-the-raptor-center-clinic/

(Source: oupacademic)