Thursday, October 27, 2011

Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880

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Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 (New York Times, 10 March 2009)

Click the above link and select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States.

Link: Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880



New Report Analyzes Latest Demographic Trends for Asian Americans

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New Report Analyzes Latest Demographic Trends for Asian Americans

Abstract:
The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice just released a new report, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011, analyzing the latest demographic trends for Asian Americans. The demographic report, released today as a part of the Advancing Justice Conference, analyzes Census and other data on Asian Americans and highlights key issues facing the nation's fastest growing racial group. The report assesses contributions and challenges facing the diverse ethnic groups that comprise the Asian American community, from their increased economic and civic contributions to continued challenges in housing and healthcare access to stereotypes around educational attainment and employment.
Overview: New Report Analyzes Latest Demographic Trends for Asian Americans
Complete Report (PDF): A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Jewish District in Medieval Vienna (German narration)

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The Jewish district in medieval Vienna (Vimeo video with German narration)

Abstract:
In the Middle Ages Vienna was home to a thriving Jewish community, one of the largest and most important in Europe. Famous Rabbis taught and worked here and made Vienna into a center of Jewish knowledge. This lively and creative environment was forced to an abrupt end in 1420-21 with the expulsion and murder of the Viennese Jews. This virtual tour allows us to walk through the Vienna of the 14th Century and showcases the Jewish festivals and customs of that time, helping us understand how the life of this medieval Jewish community was organized.
Link: The Jewish district in medieval Vienna



Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Harvard Classics

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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.n 1910, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, put together an extraordinary library of "all the books needed for a real education."

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Imperial History of the Middle East

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Imperial History of the Middle East

Abstract: 5,000 years of Middle East history and empire building in 90 seconds.

Link: Imperial History of the Middle East



Early Music Online

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Early Music Online

Abstract:
Early Music Online is a pilot project in which 300 of the world’s earliest surviving volumes of printed music, held in the British Library, have been digitised and made freely available online. You can explore the digitised content via the British Library Catalogue. Included are full details of each digitised book, with an inventory of the contents of each, searchable by composer name, title of composition, date and subject, and with links to the digitised content. You can also browse the digitised content by going straight to Royal Holloway's digital repository.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies

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Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies

Abstract:
These case studies investigate concepts of culture and their impact on health beliefs, discuss the impact of the patients' social and cultural factors on their ability to access health care, and explore how health care providers can work effectively with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Link: Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies