March 17, 2017
Friday Faves: Mar. 17

Connect to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and great work in the public humanities.

We’re talking blind dates, baseball and more in our favorite humanities finds of the week. Read on!

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:

  • I grew up watching baseball with my dad and staying up later than my mom wanted me to. I can’t wait until my kids get to stay up late to watch the Yankees (don’t judge) with my husband and me. But, I wouldn’t mind it if the games were a tad bit shorter. The New York Times asked readers to come up with some ways to shorten the game. There are some funny ideas, some ways to take the game back to how it used to play, and some actual good ideas. Make sure you scroll down to read from the people who don’t think the game should be changed at all.
  • Many of can’t name many famous female scientists—but there are plenty from history beyond Marie Curie, perhaps the most famous. This project is trying to change that by getting posters of female scientists into the classroom. Sign me up!

George Hanlin, director of grants:

Leah Nahmias, director of programs:

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO:

  • With so much in the media about fake news, I was interested to learn about the CRAAP test. Librarians use the CRAAP test to help students and patrons identify valid sources. CRAAP stands for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose. Learn more about how Librarians are fact-checking.

Claire Mauschbaugh, communications and event associate:

  • From typewriters to vacuums, Thngs has it all! This database saves information about physical things in order to preserve the memory of humankind. You can contribute and submit your own things as well! Learn more about Thngs here!
  • While I can’t say blind dates are my ideal dating style, one with a book may be the best blind date I could ask for. I stumbled across a photo of a bookshop in Australia that is doing just that! They’re giving light to works that may have not gotten the recognition they deserved by setting them up with readers. You can be paired with the book of your dreams here!

Have a few you want to share? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Photo via New York Times
Photo via New York Times
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