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ATG Quirkies: Read Two Poems and Call Me In the Morning

Here's a post from Nautilus that will warm the hearts of English majors everywhere. It recounts how a Harvard medical student is learning to both treat and heal using poetry as part of his toolkit. Once more concerned about the biomedical aspects of healing, Danny W....

ATG Quirkies: How Many “Stories” In A Stack of Books?

According to BU Today, Boston University is planning a new, innovative "350,000-square-foot tower that will reach 20 stories and 291 feet at its full height." But the coolest thing about the new facility is its proposed design. Toronto-based KPMB Architects have come...

ATG Quirkies: The King of Crosswords: NYT in 3 Minutes

According to this post in the Chronicle of Higher Education, every night at 10 p.m. there is a Binghamton University professor who "waits for the online release of the next day’s New York Times crossword puzzle, downloads it, and typically solves it in three to 10...

ATG Quirkies: Europe’s Oldest Intact Book!

According to this news item from JSTOR daily, Europe's oldest intact book was found in a saint’s coffin!  "...This manuscript — known as the St. Cuthbert Gospel, or Stonyhurst Gospel (for Stonyhurst College where it was once held) — is the earliest surviving intact...

ATG Quirkies: Dress for Success at the Library

The New York Public Library's Riverside Branch has just introduced their NYPL "Grow Up Work Fashion Collection. New Yorkers need to look no further that the Riverside Branch Library to get some serious sartorial help for an upcoming "job interview, wedding, audition,...

ATG Quirkies: Get Smart. Get More Sleep.

Another breakthrough in education from the Ivy League! Sleep 101: Harvard Freshmen Required To Take Sleep Course Before School Begins. Evidently, it all started when student Raymond So approached the Undergraduate Council about some church bells that ring so loudly...

How to find your next read. Hint: It’s not far away

In this New York York Times article, poet and an essayist Elisa Gabbert reveals her "favorite spot in my local library..." And it's not all of the usual spots you would think an avid reader would haunt. As she notes, it's "not the nook for new releases; not the holds...

ATG Quirkies: Pictures Made From Words

Here is a post from the Letterform Archive that highlights a few creative efforts to form text into images taken from sources ranging "from ancient practice to contemporary children’s books" Sample images are taken from sources as diverse as an illuminated Persian...

ATG Quirkies: Making Poetry with Book Spines

This post from PBS Parents' Adventures in Learning website focuses on book spine poetry. No doubt, some of you are asking what is book spine poetry? Well, it "goes back to the work of artist Nina Katchadourian. In the early 1990s, she took photographs of stacked book...

RUMORS FROM KATINA 9/18

by Katina Strauch CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore has named the awesome Robert H. McDonald as dean of University Libraries. McDonald assumed the post on Aug. 1, 2018. “I want to welcome Robert to CU Boulder,” said Moore. “He will bring new ideas and sensibilities to...

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