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    Langston Hughes and His Poetry David Kresh discusses Langston Hughes and his poetry.
    • Contributor: Kresh, David
    • Date: 2003-09-12
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    Avoiding the Fate of the Mayans The Maya civilization, at its peak, was one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies in the world. But after flourishing for a thousand years, it abruptly disappeared. Thanks to Landsat satellite data and climate models, NASA archaeologist Tom Sever has gained insights into the event known as the Maya Collapse. His findings can inform our lives today. The presentation, the second...
    • Contributor: Sever, Tom
    • Date: 2008-05-06
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    Louis Bayard: 2008 National Book Festival Novelist Louis Bayard speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Bayard, Louis
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Globalization Through the Centuries Economic globalization is a new word for an old process, according to economic historian Herman Van der Wee, holder of the Chair of the Countries and Cultures of the North in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Van der Wee explained this concept in a lecture titled "Economic Globalization in the Mirror of History." In his lecture, Van der Wee...
    • Contributor: Van Der Wee, Herman
    • Date: 2008-01-17
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    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL) FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-06-10
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    River of Words Awards 2002 The seventh annual awards ceremony for the student grand prize and regional winners in the River of Words contest.
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2002-04-27
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    Kevin Clash: 2006 National Book Festival Kevin Clash speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Clash, Kevin
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Judith Ortiz Cofer: 2006 National Book Festival Judith Ortiz Cofer speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Ortiz Cofer, Judith
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    The Art of Splendor: Islamic Luxury Goods A lecture with illustrations the author of Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600.
    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond E.
    • Date: 2004-04-19
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    Laurie Smith: Book Fest 05 Author Laurie Smith at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Smith, Laurie
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality The Veterans History Project sponsored a lecture by Robert Schneller on his book, "Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality." On hand to salute Cdr. Wes Brown was the Honorable Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Schneller is a Navy historian and has published many volumes on American naval history. In his lecture he stated that...
    • Contributor: Schneller, Robert
    • Date: 2005-08-10
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    Israeli Comics of Past & Present Drawing both from Judeo-European and American cultures, comics have been a mainstay of Israeli newspapers and readers' markets since the early 1930s. Ofer Berenstein discusses these comics, little known outside the Middle East, that open an interesting window into Israeli society, past and present.
    • Contributor: Berenstein, Ofer
    • Date: 2008-11-06
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    Patricia Sullivan: 2009 National Book Festival Professor and history author Patricia Sullivan appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Sullivan, Patricia
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Mark Teague: 2006 National Book Festival Author-illustrator Mark Teague speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Teague, Mark
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel III The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "Promises for Justice: Federal and State Reforms to Protect the Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-07
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    Archive Ingest and Handling Test Keith Johnson, digital repository product manager at Stanford University, reported on Stanford's contribution to the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), an initiative sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (www.digitalpreservation.gov) designed to test the feasibility of transferring digital archives from one institution to another. He was joined by Library program officer Martha Anderson, who provided an overview to the project....
    • Contributor: Johnson, Keith
    • Date: 2006-04-05
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    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart...
    • Contributor: Lindahl, Carl - Jasper, Pat - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston (Project)
    • Date: 2009-08-13
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    Junot Díaz: 2009 National Book Festival Fiction author and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: D&iacute - Az, Junot
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).
    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    Farming, Food Security and Climate Change Molly E. Brown, a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been involved for the past 10 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) use of satellite remote sensing to monitor food security in developing regions. Satellite estimates of crop production play an important role in USAID's Famine Early Warning System. According to Brown, changes in population size,...
    • Contributor: Brown, Molly E.
    • Date: 2009-03-03
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    Rosemary Wells
    • Contributor: Wells, Rosemary
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    William Alexander: 2006 National Book Festival William Alexander speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Alexander, William
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Morning Session The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10
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    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner Two first place World Hoop Dance Champions have joined together to model and dance a vision of male and female balance, harmony and respect as traditionally practiced by their ancestors. Dallas Chief Eagle, Rosebud Sioux tribal member, and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe are both world-traveled hoop dancers. They performed as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
    • Contributor: Pickner, Jasmine - Chief Eagle, D. - Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-11-15
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    Dance Treasures of the Music Division Elizabeth Aldrich makes a docent training presentation on the dance treasures of the Library's Music Division.
    • Contributor: Aldrich, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2006-12-07