Yearly Archives: 2012

What is a THATCamp?

THATCamp, short for The Humanities and Technology Camp, is part of the unconference movement.  It is open to anyone with an interest in the Humanities & Technology (both broadly defined).  THATCamps are informal and active- there are no presentations, presenters, or audiences. But what will we talk about?  That’s the best part!  The participants will […]

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The Brown and White on Presidential Elections

Four years ago today, the Brown and White’s front page headline read as: “Obama Wins Election and State” The Brown and White digital archives is a rich resource for researching the presidential elections as well as many other political topics. It’s a true treasure for understanding the students’ perspective of the political climate in different […]

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Linderman Library + The Rainbow Room

Question: What do Albus Dumbledore, John Maynard Keynes, David Sedaris and Anderson Cooper all have in common? Answer: They are four of 35 plus individuals highlighted in Linderman’s new display for LGBTQIA Month – celebrating the theme, It Gets Better.  Representatives from each of the broad academic fields – Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Math, & Business […]

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Constitution or “Plan of the New Federal Government”

by Arielle Willett, Class of 2015, and Ilhan Citak, Librarian Happy Constitution Day! While many Americans celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, parties, and parades, there is another very important day in our history that often goes unobserved- Constitution Day. Celebrated today, September 17, this day commemorates the original signing of the Constitution in […]

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The Dog Days of Summer are Here

Sweetzels are back on grocery store shelves. Scott Hanson is sharpening pencils and picking out ties. Staples is selling one ¢ packs of filler paper again. These are clear signs that summer is waning fast, but that doesn’t mean that we should relinquish summer vacation without a fight. Three weeks is more than enough time to […]

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Lehigh Refrigerator

During finals week this spring, Linderman Library wanted to show its support for our students slogging it out in the academic trenches. We provided a sugar rush of Dum Dums & Tootsie Rolls and an arts & crafts study break.  Some drew pictures, others left messages, and a few used the crayons to colorfully work […]

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…take me to the fair

(This blog post was written by Lois Black, Curator of Special Collections. It was posted on her behalf by Heather Simoneau.) Book fairs are fascinating events, which vary tremendously in nature and content.  I had the opportunity to attend three such venues over the course of a month, partly out of personal interest, and in […]

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On the Devilstrip

As a small child in Akron, Ohio, I enjoyed the thrill of riding trikes and bikes up and down the block. But joy was tempered by a rule. We kids were told to stay off the “devilstrip,” the forbidden strip of grass that separated the safe environment of the sidewalk from the dangers of the street. Outside […]

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Go Lehigh!

To celebrate the Men’s basketball team’s appearance tonight in the NCAA tournament against Duke, I asked some of my LTS colleagues to share their favorite Lehigh basketball memories. To start: I was lucky enough to attend Lehigh during the Queenan/Polaha years, so I saw plenty of P’s and Q’s being hung on the railings in […]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

My love of Dickens started in 1998 after the birth of my second child. When I found myself strenuously defending my choice of a favorite Wiggle (the Yellow Wiggle, duh!) to another mother at playgroup, I realized some intellectual stimulation was urgently needed. Thus was born my Dickens of a Year. I set a goal […]

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