News Display: World Book & Copyright Day, Monday, 4/23The Everett Cafe features thematic news displays on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.
A time to commemorate reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright, World Book and Copyright Day falls on April 23. It is a significant date in literary and cultural history, recalling the deaths in 1616 of three major writers -- Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. In 2012, UNESCO is focusing on themes of books and translation, marking the 80th anniversary on April 23rd of of Index Translationum, a world bibliography on translation of books in literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history, and other disciplines.
The display will highlight stories about World Copyright Day and issues concerning copyright, publishing, and translation in educational institutions.
On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, and it was first observed in 2008. Now into its fifth year, World Autism Day continues to help to raise awareness of needs and efforts by concerned families, educators, researchers, organizations, and institutions. This developmental disorder affects the brain's functions, especially social and communicative behavior, and it is becoming more prevalent in countries throughout the world. The news display will feature stories about autism on a global scale, focusing on education, training, and health care challenges and initiatives.
April 8-14 represents ALA's (American Library Association) National Library Week, a time to appreciate and promote the value of libraries as key institutions in education and society. We will showcase interesting stories about libraries, from antiquity to the digital age, focusing on their development and response to trends and changing information needs.
The Holocaust was genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II. It was the systematic and bureaucratic program of persecution and murder led by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 18th and ends 24 hours later in the evening of Thursday, April 19th. While corresponding to the Hebrew calendar, it marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a famous attempt by the Jews to resist the Germans in armed fighting.
Be sure to consult the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which includes an encyclopedia of events, persons, and other information pertaining to the Holocaust, as well as numerous online exhibitions.
In preparation for the Academic Festival on Saturday, 4/21, this news display will illustrate how we re-wire the learning landscape and humanize education through technology.
Also be sure to join us on Thursday, April 19 for the Socratic conversation, What Are the Promises & Perils of Emerging Technologies for Our Humanity?