Archive for July, 2015

Climate Change Seen as National Security Threat

This July 23, 2015 report from the DoD – National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate – was issued in response to a Congressional inquiry on how global warming would affect combat readiness and what risk mitigations are necessary. (This request was embedded in the DoD appropriations bill, Senate Report 113-211) As this very recent report points out: “Global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for U.S. national security interests over the foreseeable future because it will aggravate existing problems—such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership, and weak political institutions—that threaten domestic stability in a number of countries.”(3)

 

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Cartoons of the French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Napoleonic Wars from the British Perspective

“The Curzon Project offers digital images of political cartoons from the period of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars…. a selection of 800 prints has been made, focusing on changing representations of Napoleon and on British fears of invasion during the period 1793-1805.

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Thousands of AP and British Movietone Videos Online

Both of these producers have contributed thousands of videos on their respective YouTube sites. The AP Archive “…offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895” while  “British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986.” There are pre-selected, curated collections as well as editorial recommendations. These historical newsreels are a window into our past and can be considered primary sources as long as the evaluation process for verifying primary sources is carefully utilized.

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Where Does NJCU Rank in the Latest “Washington Monthly” College Rankings?

See where NJCU is ranked in the Master’s Universities category by state and what institutions we outrank in New Jersey; you can also sort the Master’s Universities category by numerical rank and name. The entire College Guide, covering many more groupings, is here while explanations of methodologies and other features are also available.

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World University Rankings 2015

Find out where your alma mater places on this list of the top 1000 universities in the world. You can also search by specific countries; the methodology employed is available as well.

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Documents of United States Relations With Cuba

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Photos of Jersey City’s Parks Over Time

More than 60 photos, courtesy of The Jersey Journal, are online for your perusal.

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