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This week in North Philly Notes, in honor of MLK Day, we showcase six books with connections to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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North Philly Notes
January 15, 2020

When we opened Charles Library in August of 2019, we knew right away that we needed to increase the seating capacity in the building. During the day, a walk through the upper floors of the building gives the impression that we are at, or quickly approaching, full capacity.

The first physical space UX project I did in Charles was to gather data about the current furniture. In the fall, I worked with Rachel Cox, Nancy Turner, and Evan Weinstein to collect data on furniture use and preferences. We’re using that data now to recommend additional furniture and space improvements.

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Assessment on the Ground
January 10, 2020

Happy New Year! And Happy New Catalog! This week in North Philly Notes, we announce the titles from our Spring 2020 catalog

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North Philly Notes
January 8, 2020

This week in North Philly Notes, the staff at Temple University Press suggest the Temple University Press books they would give along with some non-Temple University Press titles they hope to read and receive this holiday season. 

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North Philly Notes
December 18, 2019

By Huilin Zhu Introduction My project aims to study the relationship between built environments and health outcomes, specifically overweight in Pennsylvania. The main innovation of my research is to extract features of...

The post Measuring the Impact of Built Environments on Health Part II: Use of Transfer Learning appeared first on Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio...

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 16, 2019

Laura Biesiadecki (Pod)Casting Your Net I love a good podcast, I really do. And though it’s safe to say that the proverbial podcast pond is amply stocked with shows about everything and...

The post Launching a DH Podcast: Our First Episode appeared first on Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 12, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Gloria Hochman, editor of Stan Hochman Unfiltered, writes about compiling 100 of her late husband’s columns.

As I read through Stan’s 7,000 columns to come up with the 100 or so chosen for Stan Hochman Unfiltered: 50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter I smiled, then I cried. All the facets of Stan’s extraordinary life and interests  were reflected in his wit, his knowledge and his way with words. He was the...

North Philly Notes
December 11, 2019

We know that preparing for final exams and papers is stressful enough without having to worry about where to study. Head on over to Charles Library, which is open 24/7 starting December 5th at 8 a.m. For final exams, we’re also opening up more study spots and seating options. 

Check out the following rooms, which you are welcome to use any time they’re not booked (schedules are posted outside each room):

  • 113
  • 202
  • 210 (complete with desktop computers!)
  • 381
  • 401

We’re also setting up extra seats and tables in the first floor...

Temple University Library News
December 10, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Malini Johar Schueller, author of Campaigns of Knowledge, writes about benevolent assimilations.

While most liberal Americans condemn U.S. military strikes and occupations as manifestations of superpower domination by force, they view church groups and educational missions as signs of American goodwill and benevolence toward the world. After all, most Americans see Asian, African, and Middle Eastern nations as civilizationally “behind” the U.S. Dedicated...

North Philly Notes
December 4, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we interview Rutgers University Professor Will Brucher about Temple University Press’ NEH-funded Open Access Labor Titles.

In 2017, Temple University Press and Temple University Libraries received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to make a selection of the Press’s...

North Philly Notes
November 27, 2019

Why aren’t there desktop computers in Charles Library like there were in Paley Library? Sometimes you just want to use a desktop computer.

Let’s start the answer with a really important point. Charles Library is an academic and research library for the future and it is designed as such. Its designers were imagining a library that is not only for current students but the students of 10, 20, 50 years and beyond. That meant some critical decisions needed to be made about investing in the infrastructure (electrical, data, etc) required for stationary desktop...

What's Your Suggestion?
November 22, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Sarah D. Wald, David Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray, co-editors of Latinx Environmentalisms, tell “A Story of Inspiration and Acompañamiento.”

Latinx Environmentalisms is a collection of original essays and original interviews that explores the challenges and possibilities of bringing the environmental humanities and Latinx* studies together. The collection seeks to account for the variety of ways in which...

North Philly Notes
November 20, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Sabrina McCormick, author of Mobilizing Science, promotes the Sequestrada, the film she co-wrote and co-directed with Soopum Sohn, about the devastation of the Brazilian Amazon. Based in part on her research about the anti-dam movement in Brazil—the subject of Mobilizing ScienceS...

North Philly Notes
November 13, 2019
Joseph L. Pollock in costume as Dr. Quilton J. Foss, 1945Joseph L. Pollock in costume as Dr. Quilton J. Foss, 1945

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History News
November 8, 2019

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is Read. Think. Act. Today’s theme is: How to practice compassion

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North Philly Notes
November 8, 2019

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is Read. Think. Act. Today’s theme is: How to build community

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North Philly Notes
November 7, 2019

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is Read. Think. Act. Today’s theme is: How to be an environmental steward.

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North Philly Notes
November 6, 2019

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is Read. Think. Act. Today’s theme is: How to speak up and speak out

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North Philly Notes
November 5, 2019

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is Read. Think. Act. Today’s theme is: How to be a better (global) citizen...

North Philly Notes
November 4, 2019

By Nicole Lemire Garlic Introduction The prospect of coding in YouTube webscraping projects can be both daunting and exhilarating for academic researchers. Coding can give you more flexibility, power, and control over...

The post To Code or Not to Code: Project Design for Webscraping YouTube appeared first on Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 30, 2019

By Huilin Zhu Introduction My project aims to study the relationship between built environments and health outcomes, specifically excess weight in Pennsylvania. My primary research question is: Does where you live can...

The post Measuring the Impact of Built Environments on Health: Gathering Data from Satellite Imagery and Census Maps appeared first on...

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 30, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate Halloween with a focus on our supernatural books.

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North Philly Notes
October 30, 2019

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