Remembering the legendary Frank Sinatra today with this photo from 1984 featuring (from left to right) President Ronald Reagan, Stevens President Kenneth Rogers, NJ Governor Thomas Kean, and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. The following year, Sinatra returned to Stevens and accepted an honorary doctorate of engineering from his hometown school. “This is quite a day for me,” Sinatra said during his Commencement speech. “Earlier I received a medal of freedom, along with Jimmy Stewart, Jacques Cousteau and others, from the President of the United States. Now, here I am with you, at this school I dreamed of attending.” Happy birthday to the Chairman of the Board! (Image taken from SCW.013: Stevens Subject Files Collection)
Participants from the course “Histories in the Present” invite you to join them to celebrate the end of term and the opening of their exhibition: Histories in the Present - on Friday, 14th Dec @ 17.00
The show comprises of works by Yvonne Billmore, Philipp Dochantschi, Zahrah Ehsan, Maria Fonseca Vélazquez, Minna Hennrikson, Marko Karo, Verna Kuusniemi, Katja Lautamatti, Marjolein van der Loo, Oi Ling Ng, Alice Orlandi, Saara Salmi, Shubhangi Singh
Taking as a point of departure Michel Foucault's method of writing a "history of the present", the course functioned as a collective vehicle for using history as a means of critical engagement with the present: examining the often forgotten and hidden struggles, conflicts, confluences and uses of power that have paved the way for the emergence of contemporary institutions and practices.
The works on display result from the participants individual and collaborative research practices during a one week trip to London to inhabit and explore a range of archives. Some of the archives visited included The British Library, Wellcome Collection, The National Galleries, Mayday Rooms, Womans Art Library Goldsmiths and the V&A.
Histories in the Present was led by tutors Marko Karo and Minna Henriksson, with guest lectures from Ali Mehta, Esther Leslie and Susan Schuppli.
The exhibition takes place in the foyer of Väre and exhibition gallery space on the first floor.
This is where the Pedestrian Mall stands today, can you believe it?! If you look close you can the old New York Block and even the Rialto, which still stands today. A majority of this stretch of S.Last Chance Gulch still remains. Today, there many places to dine and enjoy the local brews and drinks, lots of local shops each carrying local artists and their own styles.
Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer l’acquisition par le CRILCQ du fonds d’archives Gaëtan Dostie, issu des collections de la Médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie, une richesse inestimable pour la littérature et la culture québécoises. #culture#litterature#littqc#archives#gaetandostie#crilcq
During World War II, Alvin C. York served as chairman of the Fentress County Draft Board, signed up with the Signal Corps and the Tennessee State Guard, and took part in bond tours, recruitment drives, and camp inspections.
Detail from original block-printed fabric by Virginia Lee Burton. Burton, best known for her picture books like “The Little House” and “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” was also the head of a fabric design collective called the Folly Cove Designers, which created detailed linoleum block-printed designs on fabric. #childrenslitumn#archives#illustration#linoleumprint#textiledesign
Carte du bombardement de Dunkerque en 1695 par la flotte anglo-hollandaise. Cette offensive se solde par un échec pour la flotte ennemie et Dunkerque devient une position stratégique pour laquelle Vauban a entrepris la construction d’un système défensif. Sur ce document se distinguent les navires en ordre de bataille sur mer ainsi que l’ouvrage fortifié sur terre, ses batteries d’artillerie et ses tracés de tirs.
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#mentalhealth in Cambodia , ongoing project #archives
Mony suffers from #schizophrenia since 10 years.
Mony adores to go for a walk with her cows. She is in her element with her cows, she can #run and #escape . She let's off steam with her cows in the open air and that makes her #responsible . Mony is always accompanied by her sister and always shy even in her element. The #socialworker knows how to put it at ease.
She finds herself alone in the fields when we leave, in her #element , where she #feels at #ease .
In a country with only 37 psychiatrists, in 2010
A rural mental health initiative by Louvain Cooperation has reached out to a part of Cambodia that has seen few efforts to help those with psychiatric and psychological problems.
There is a long way to go. Mentally ill children and adults are still found chained to their beds or locked up in cages. People are scared because of misinformation. There is also a common tendency to regard the prescription of medicine as more effective than counselling in “curing” mental illnesses.
The Khmer Rouge left an evident trauma on the country, and more recent developments are adding to the mix. The Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation has estimated some 35 percent of the population suffers from
some kind of psychiatric illness as schizofrenia , bipolar disorder or acute psychose for example and with another 45 percent suffering from
more vague “psychological problems”as depression, mild anxiety disorders or addiction sometimes due to extreme poverty or genetics.
Post-traumatic stress disorder features high on the list of national afflictions.
I followed during 5 months the team of Louvain Cooperation in February 2010 in Kompong thom Cambodia
trying to reflect the stories of 18 different patience
through documenting they daily life during those 5 months.