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Wellesley Snapchat, Chinese Developers, EBooks Schema, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, December 9, 2016researchbuzz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:27:35 +0000

TWEAKS AND UPDATES Wellesley: Wellesley’s Snapchat Reporters Capture Campus News . “Many people know Snapchat as a social media platform, used to send pictures and videos back and forth to friends. This semester, Wellesley launched its own Snapchat account, Wellesley, and staffed it with a crew of students ready to tackle this new platform for … Continue reading Wellesley Snapchat, Chinese Developers, EBooks Schema, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, December 9, 2016(image)


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Minor White, Freedmen’s Bureau, Transgender Victims, More: Friday Buzz, December 9, 2016researchbuzz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:57:10 +0000

NEW RESOURCES A new digital archive for the photography of Minor White is now available. “When Minor White, the prolific American photographer and founding editor of Aperture magazine passed away in 1976, he bequeathed his entire archives to Princeton University. His former student Peter C. Bunnell, then a professor and curator at the university’s art … Continue reading Minor White, Freedmen’s Bureau, Transgender Victims, More: Friday Buzz, December 9, 2016(image)


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Oregon Water, Pearl Harbor, Facebook, More: Thursday Afternoon Buzz, December 8, 2016researchbuzz

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:07:30 +0000

NEW RESOURCES A new online resource lets visitors check lead levels in the drinking water of Oregon schools. “State health and education officials have launched a database for accessing water test results for lead in Oregon schools. The tool provides an interactive map of Oregon and displays results for individual school buildings across the state. … Continue reading Oregon Water, Pearl Harbor, Facebook, More: Thursday Afternoon Buzz, December 8, 2016(image)


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Irish Students, Colorado Wildlife, New Zealand Aerial Photography, More: Thursday Buzz, December 8, 2016researchbuzz

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:33:10 +0000

NEW RESOURCES A new Web site aims to connect Irish university students with volunteering opportunities. “Some Irish students are figting back the ‘lazy and drunken’ sterotypes in a new initiative that matches their interests with volunteering oportunities.” Anybody who thinks Irish young people are lazy has never watched Jack SepticEye. Another new Web site spotlights … Continue reading Irish Students, Colorado Wildlife, New Zealand Aerial Photography, More: Thursday Buzz, December 8, 2016(image)


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Warsaw Property, Veteran Oral Histories, Pearl Harbor, More: Wednesday Buzz, December 7, 2016researchbuzz

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:49:40 +0000

NEW RESOURCES A new database has been launched to help Holocaust survivors or their heirs reclaim property lost in Warsaw (Poland) during World War II. “Under a new Polish law, people will have just six months to file claims for more than 2,600 properties in Warsaw after those properties are listed publicly in a newspaper … Continue reading Warsaw Property, Veteran Oral Histories, Pearl Harbor, More: Wednesday Buzz, December 7, 2016(image)


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Raspberry Pi, South Korea Stamps, Dutch Caribbean History, More: Tuesday Afternoon Buzz, December 6, 2016researchbuzz

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:27:10 +0000

NEW RESOURCES Raspberry Pi has launched new online training resources. “The courses will run alongside our face-to-face training offerings (Picademy, Skycademy, and Code Club Teacher Training), and are facilitated by FutureLearn, a leading platform for online educational training. This new free training supports our commitment to President Obama’s Computer Science For All initiative, and we’re … Continue reading Raspberry Pi, South Korea Stamps, Dutch Caribbean History, More: Tuesday Afternoon Buzz, December 6, 2016(image)


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Google, US Parks, UCSF Clinical Trials, More: Tuesday Buzz, December 6, 2016researchbuzz

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:49:14 +0000

NEW RESOURCES Google has launched a new personal safety app. “Whether it’s hiking alone or walking down a street after dark — sometimes you want to know someone’s got your back. To help you feel safe and give your friends and family peace of mind, today we’re launching Trusted Contacts. This new personal safety app … Continue reading Google, US Parks, UCSF Clinical Trials, More: Tuesday Buzz, December 6, 2016(image)


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Ireland Employment, Facebook, WeChat, More: Monday Afternoon Buzz, December 5, 2016researchbuzz

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:41:45 +0000

NEW RESOURCES Ireland has launched a new employment site for young people. “Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has launched the ‘Compass’ search tool. … It says Compass will serve as a “one-stop-shop for young people” seeking information about education and employment – including current opportunities, how to apply for social welfare supports, applying for jobs, … Continue reading Ireland Employment, Facebook, WeChat, More: Monday Afternoon Buzz, December 5, 2016(image)


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Chilean Political Prisoners, Online Lectures, Chrome, More: Monday Buzz, December 5, 2016researchbuzz

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:17:51 +0000

NEW RESOURCES Now available: a digital archive recording the songs and music of Chilean political prisoners. “Cantos Cautivos (Captive Songs) is a digital archive compiled by Katia Chornik, daughter of two opponents of the dictatorship who survived one infamous detention centre, which was named La Discothèque by agents of the Dina secret police because guards … Continue reading Chilean Political Prisoners, Online Lectures, Chrome, More: Monday Buzz, December 5, 2016(image)


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iPhones, Washington Newspapers, WordPress, More: Sunday Buzz, December 4, 2016researchbuzz

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:27:21 +0000

NEW RESOURCES Do you have an iPhone with battery problems? Apple has created a new tool to see if you’re eligible for a replacement. “You’ll get a message telling you whether your iPhone is eligible or not –or in my case, a message warning the serial number entered is not valid. If Apple determines your … Continue reading iPhones, Washington Newspapers, WordPress, More: Sunday Buzz, December 4, 2016(image)


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