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Monatsarchiv für August 2013

Neue Datenbanken über die Institutsbibliothek verfügbar

Nutzern der JFK-Instituts Bibliothek stehen ab sofort 5 neue Datenbanken zur Verfügung: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels Die Sammlung enthält Comic-Hefte, Graphic Novels und Serien von 1950 bis heute und die dazugehörige Sekundärliteratur; einschließlich der Zeitschrift „The Comics Journal“. Die Datenbank umfasst auf über 75.000 Seiten das gesamte Spektrum der in Klein- […]

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Racial discrimination in housing: A careful study

  June, 2013. Beginning in the late 1970s, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rigorously monitored trends in racial and ethnic discrimination in both rental and sales markets approximately once each decade through a series of nationwide paired-testing studies. This summary report presents findings from the fourth such study, which applied paired-testing […]

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50 years ago…

…on NBC’s Meet the Press the guests were Mr. Roy Wilkins and Dr. Martin Luther King. See that broadcast of August 25, 1963  here.

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More on the subject of humanities in education…

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114392/christina-paxson-president-brown-humanities-can-save-us What is important in this discussion in my opinion is increasing the exposure of everyone to the humanities rather than increasing the share of the educated with a humanities major or concentration, i.e. the value of a liberal education.

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What a coincidence, the educational programs of the JFK-Institute emphasize humanities and social sciences!

  The Heart of the Matter is a report that argues for greater emphasis on the humanities and social science in education. The report can be downloaded at: http://www.humanitiescommission.org/ The report has received the coveted Stephen Colbert bump. Duke University President Richard Brodhead was co-chairman of the commission.

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