The Everett Cafe features thematic news displays
on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.
- Creativity, Monday, 4/25-Friday, 4/29
In preparation for the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28 and 29, we will feature past and present stories about significant moments of creativity in world history, including innovations, inventions, and notable artistic productions. Following an introductory display on the meaning and history of creative movements, we will devote each day of the week to broad subject areas: the Arts-Humanities, Science-Technology, Health-Medicine, and finally Education.
These displays are part of the month's venue on creativity.
- First Pony Express, Monday, 4/4
April 3, 2011 marks the 151st anniversary of the first official United States fast mail service. Founded by William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, the Pony Express set off April 3, 1860, when riders left simultaneously from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California to deliver letters and parcels along a hazardous 2,000 mile trail. Responding to needs generated by the Westward Movement, the service grew to comprise over 80 riders (among them "Billy Richardson", Johnny Fry, and Charles and Gus Cliff) and several hundred horses, but was superseded just 19 months later by the Pacific Telegraph Line, the new information highway of the 1860s.
- Einstein's Theory of Relativity Is Revealed, Monday, 4/11
Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity on April 11, 1905 in Annalen der Physik, a major physics journal. His revolutionary ideas sparked the scientific community and others throughout the world, becoming the basis for modern physics. In recognition the Gottesman Libraries will post stories about the discovery and impact of Einstein's theory of relativity.
- Environmental Education, Monday, 4/18-Friday, 4/22
In support of Earth Week at Teachers College, we will display newspaper stories that aid our awareness of the environment -- helping us reflect on how our ecosystems function; what we can do to sustain our planet, including the greening of our schools; and our classroom efforts to address global environmental issues. The history of Earth Day will be exhibited on Friday, April 22, concomitant with this year's theme, A Billion Acts of Green.
Last Updated: 4:36 am, Tuesday, Feb 8 , 2011