Stanford University is a member organization of The Carpentries, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching foundational skills for research computing skills. This partnership is managed by Dr. Amy Hodge of the Stanford University Libraries, and is open to the entire campus community. Over the past few quarters the Stanford University Libraries have offered the popular two-day Software Carpentry workshops as an open enrollment to anyone on campus. Other campus organizations have also run and will continue to run similar versions of these workshops.
Blog topic: Education
Spotlight on Service-Learning: New online exhibit explores fifty years of service-learning’s history and evolution in higher education
The following is a guest post by Seth Pollack (Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay) and Tim Stanton (Senior Engaged Scholar, Ravensong Associates; Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, Stanford University).
Jane Yolen's award-winning Owl Moon tells the story of a young girl and her father off to find the Great Horned Owl. Now that girl (Heidi E Y Stemple) is all grown up and has written her own book Counting birds : the idea that helped save our feathered friends that tells the story of the first Christmas bird count meant to replace the annual competition
Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute of Berkeley, California created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015 in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). "The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages.
“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.