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New on LLRX – High Schoolers in the Law Library: A Law-Related Programming Using Graphic Novels

Via LLRX.com – Assistant Professor of Law and Reference Librarian Brandon Adler’s pathfinder succinctly and instructively communicates how your law library can encourage seniors from local high schools to attend a programming activity in the law library to learn about the opportunities of pursuing a J.D. program. Continue Reading

Data – Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

The New York Times – Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago – How 100 top U.S. schools compare – “Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago,… Continue Reading

ABA commission to develop roadmap to rethink legal education

News release: “New American Bar President Hilarie Bass will focus on redesigning legal education as one of her key priorities, and has created a commission of top legal educators and innovators to provide forward-thinking recommendations. The 10-member Commission on the Future of Legal Education will explore several of the most critical issues in legal education,… Continue Reading

Elementary English Grammar for Lawyers

Campbell, Joseph Charles, Elementary English Grammar for Lawyers (July 30, 2017). Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/62. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3011086 “A lawyer interpreting a text whose meaning is disputed – whether a statute or some other document that has effect in public law, or a document like a contract or a will that… Continue Reading

German library consortium advancing dynamic open access plan for scholarly journal articles

Science – A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing “…Over the past 2 years, more than 150 German libraries, universities, and research institutes have formed a united front trying to force academic publishers into a new way of doing business. Instead of buying subscriptions to specific journals, consortium members… Continue Reading

An analysis of 2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility – UK

Report shows that government policies over the last 20 years have delivered little progress on social mobility in Britain. “Two decades of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress in reducing the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’, the Social Mobility Commission warns today (28 June 2017) in a… Continue Reading

What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil – Commentary with photographs

What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil by By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Photographs by Lynn Johnson, August 16, 2017. “The horrific footage of a car plowing into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend—a purposeful attack that killed one person and injured many others—has sparked a national conversation about the roots of evil. The… Continue Reading

When Confederate statues were erected throughout history

Axios – ‘In the past week, confederate statues have been in the spotlight. After the “Unite the Right” rally, which was started in opposition of the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, turned violent in Charlottesville, other officials across the country began removing statues in their own cities. While many statues have been up… Continue Reading

DC metro area listservs and social media for gardening advice

Via Advancing the Plot [worth reading just for the terrific name] – Find a Listserv of Local People for Gardening Advice and Community: “My trusty resource is a Yahoo group I belong to, the Washington Gardner. It is described as a “Free, open discussion list for Washington DC area gardeners — DC, MD, VA, WV,… Continue Reading

US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance

Negotiating Civil Resistance July 19, 2017. By Anthony Wanis-St. John and Noah Rosen. United States Institute of Peace. “Reviewing the literature on negotiation and civil resistance, this report examines the current divide between the two and digs deeper to identify the fundamental convergences. It builds on these findings to illustrate why negotiations and negotiation concepts… Continue Reading

Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short

Larry Emond – Gallup: “…An employee engagement program needs to be a manager education and development initiative, not a measurement initiative — but many are really just the latter. An annual survey by itself does not help anyone. The survey should be just an audit of whether things are getting better. But the program should… Continue Reading

Libraries Hosting Eclipse Events With Guides and Glasses

STARNet – “We have distributed over 2 million free eclipse glasses and 4,000 education kits to over 7,000 library locations (public libraries, state libraries, book mobiles, tribal libraries). This represents nearly one half of all libraries in the country. To find a library in your area, zoom in on the interactive map… then click on… Continue Reading