Archive for November, 2018

Stan Lee: Interviews and Presentations

This is only a small smattering of the vast amount of material available on this prolific creator.

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2018 “Open Doors” Report Released

The latest iteration of this report on international education has been released. It shows that the number of foreign students enrolling in U.S. programs has declined, while the number of U.S. students studying aboard has increased, especially short-term courses/programs. Here are the New Jersey numbers; an excellent summary (with links) is also available.

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As Congress Will Start a New Term Soon, What Does That Entail?

Especially given that the Democrats now come into power after eight years of Republican domination. Many committee memberships will be changing during those first days. These CRS reports provide guidance into these first hectic sessions: The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor; Committee Types and Roles; House Committee Party Ratios: 98th-115th Congresses; and Senate Committee Party Ratios: 98th-115th Congresses.

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American Newspapers Report the Armistice

Come here to see dozens of front pages of American newspapers recording this momentous event. Many papers announced the armistice on November 12; here is a section from the Chronicling America site detailing a fuller description of the  newspaper coverage (some of it premature) of the armistice.

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Photos/Newsreels of World War I

As newer technologies are introduced, so too does the expansive documentation of history continue. Photography was by no means a recent invention in the early twentieth century, but its extensive use allows us a century later to view the resulting devastation of The Great War. There are numerous pictorial assemblages available for viewing. Among the most interesting are those from the Library of Congress’ Panoramic Photographs Collection containing many scenes from French battlefields as well as stateside military camps, including Camp Merritt located in Bergen County, N.J. (A memorial now marks this camp.)

Moving pictures were in their infancy during World War 1, but enough films were preserved and digitized to allow them to act as witnesses as well. This film – Scenes in the Meuse-Argonne Section, September 26 to November 11, 1918 – is one of a series that the U.S. National Archives has produced. In addition, the National Archives also acts as the repository for numerous newsreels from commercial vendors; take a look at the hundreds of newsreels from Fox-Movietone. And don’t forget the treasure trove from British Pathe – WWI- The Definitive Collection, and the European Film Gateway provides portals into little-known collections of great import.

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How Safe Are New Jersey Hospitals?

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This Is What NJCU’s University Performing Arts Center Will Look Like

All the construction down at University Place is a foretaste of what is to come in the guise of this new building slated for ground-breaking early next year. This structure will be a showcase of mixed-use applications with community outreach factored into its mission. If there ever was a capstone project, this is it.

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