Daily Archives: September 8, 2021

G.W. Bush – Yale ’68 & “My Pet Goat” – Fahrenheit 9/11 | Michael Moore

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After the first plane hit one of the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001, George W. Bush read My Pet Goat to schoolchildren. https://www.michaelmoore.com/p/a-free…

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New trial offers remote access to library e-resources through a single browser | Yale Library

August 16, 2021

Yale students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a six-month trial of Lean Library Access, a tool that enables researchers to seamlessly access the library’s electronic resources through one convenient browser extension, no matter where their search begins.

Designed specifically for off-campus use, the tool enables users to bypass possible dead-ends or paywalls by connecting them directly to Yale Library’s subscribed e-collections.

While off-campus access to e-resources will still be accessible via Yale’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) or through direct links on the library’s website, Lean Library Access gives researchers the freedom to start their search from anywhere on the web. All that is required is the one-time installation of a browser extension. Researchers can then go to a site where Yale has subscribed resources, be prompted to log in, and connect immediately. This authentication will last for the remainder of their browser session and grant access to multiple databases without having to sign in to each separately.

For example, if an off-campus researcher wants to locate a scholarly article, they might begin their search in Google Scholar. The result shows that the full-text article is in JSTOR, but in order to access it, they have to sign in to JSTOR via an institutional account or return to the library website and find a Yale-specific link. With the browser extension installed, Lean Library Access will recognize that Yale subscribes to JSTOR and automatically prompt the researcher to log in and gain full access.

“Lean Library Access makes it convenient for researchers to access Yale’s e-resources from wherever they start their work,” Angela Sidman, director of Electronic Resources and Serials Management said. “This trial period is a great opportunity for the Yale community to try the browser extension and let the library know how it works for them.”

For the trial period, users are required to register via the Lean Library Access form. In order to establish if this will be a permanent service going forward, a survey inviting feedback will be sent to all participants at the end of the trial.

Contact Ask Yale Library with any questions about Lean Library Access.

Beinecke Library’s Vinland Map determined to be a fake | Yale Library

September 2, 2021

—By Mike Cummings

The Vinland Map, once hailed as the earliest depiction of the New World, is awash in 20th-century ink. A team of conservators and conservation scientists at Yale has found compelling new evidence for this conclusion through the most thorough analysis yet performed on the infamous parchment map.

Acquired by Yale in the mid-1960s, the purported 15th-century

map depicts a pre-Columbian “Vinlanda Insula,” a section of North America’s coastline southwest of Greenland. While earlier studies had detected evidence of modern inks at various points on the map, the new Yale analysis examined the entire document’s elemental composition using state-of-the-art tools and techniques that were previously unavailable.

The analysis revealed that a titanium compound used in inks first produced in the 1920s pervades the map’s lines and text.

“The Vinland Map is a fake,” said Raymond Clemens, curator of early books and manuscripts at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which houses the map. “There is no reasonable doubt here. This new analysis should put the matter to rest.”

The new study also uncovered evidence that the map deception was intentional. A Latin inscription on its back, possibly a bookbinder’s note guiding the assembly of the Speculum Historiale — an authentic medieval volume and the likely source of the map’s calfskin parchment — is overwritten with modern ink to appear like instructions for binding the map within the genuine 15th-century manuscript. Read the full article on YaleNews.

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session 7

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From setting tribal priorities to building infrastructure to managing and sustaining projects, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized tribal nations to use their rights of sovereignty and self-government to strengthen their communities. As the tribes take on the challenges presented by the Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts.

During this session, the seventh in the series, following a round of discussion between the panelists, a brief Q+A session will be held to maximize the opportunities for audience participation.

This session, titled “Direct Relief for Tribal Citizens: Getting beyond Per Caps” will feature:

Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Cathy Chavers, Chairwoman, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Miriam Jorgensen, HKS 1991 MPP 2000 PhD, Research Director, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona Kevin Killer, President, Oglala Sioux Tribe Karen Diver, Moderator, HKS 2003 MPA, Board of Governors, Honoring Nations, Harvard Project

“Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?” Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Global Vac cine Equity

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Joseph Stiglitz: Ending Unemployment Benefits as Pandemic Rages Is Cruel & Hurts Economic Recovery

Democracy Now!Sep 8, 2021
As unemployment benefits for millions of U.S. workers expired on Labor Day, with many states suffering the worst surge of the pandemic, economist Joseph Stiglitz says it’s “disturbing” federal aid was allowed to lapse. “This is going to feed into the problems posed by the Delta variant.” Stiglitz also talks about whether Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell should stay in the job, saying he has done a “reasonable job” during the pandemic but has a tendency “to side with Wall Street and engage in deregulation.”

Fossil Fuel Leaks, Flaring & Chemical Releases After Hurricane Ida May Be Among Worst Ever Recorded

Democracy Now!Sep 8, 2021
Oil and gas investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz says the extent of damage done after Hurricane Ida from the fossil fuel and petrochemical industry from leaks, spills, flaring, ruptures and chemical releases in the Gulf Coast could be among the worst of such events ever recorded. As half a million electricity customers continue to suffer without power, Juhasz also reports New Orleans faces excessively high durations and frequencies of power outages that mostly hit neighborhoods which are majority people of color and low income.

“Badly Damaged”: Environmental Activist in “Cancer Alley” Documents Oil Spil ls After Hurricane Ida

Democracy Now!Sep 8, 2021
As part of our ongoing coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the United States, we go to St. James Parish, Louisiana, to speak with Sharon Lavigne, the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, who lives in the heart of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” home to more than 150 petrochemical facilities. She is now documenting oil spills in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida even as her home was badly damaged.

Image & Empire: The Graphic & Photographic Record of European Imperial Conquest & Colonial Rule in Africa





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