Archive for Awards

Senator John McCain’s Speech in Philadelphia

Here is an excerpt:

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

A video of his full speech is here.

 

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The Newest “Genius” Grants Have Been Awarded

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation funds a select group of individuals with five-year grants to pursue their work. It is a truly diverse group, crossing all academic disciplines, and the recipients do NOT need to be academics in the sense of college/university professors. This year, the group includes a landscape architect, an historian, a psychologist and an anthropologist among others. Biographical information and a précis of their work is included in each entry. Over the years, almost 1000 awards have been made; come here to find out how many are from New Jersey.

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2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Their Full Text Works Online

These prizes were just announced and you have an opportunity to read the writings that garnered them their awards. Just click on the publication’s name, and you will have access to the award-winning pieces; the runner-ups as well have their articles online.

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The 2014 Word of the Year Is……Vape

At least that is what the editors of Oxford Dictionaries say. Here is the definition as well as the runners-up.

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Amazon’s Best Books of 2014

Just released, Amazon presents multiple lists of best books. Not only is there a “best book” list as selected by Amazon’s editors, but there are more than 20 categories of ‘best books” to peruse from art to teen/young adult; you also have access to previous compilations back to 2004. In addition, there are links to its book blog Omnivoracious and its author interview section. A lotta readin’ to do!

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

For prize winners, their citations and biographies, other nominees, past winners, and additional links, please come here.

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2013 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

For all the awards, the citations, biographical information, and the runners-up, please come here.

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