From wildlife to book clubs, we’re highlighting our favorite finds of the week.
Keira, president and CEO:
- “Books Smell Like Old People? The Decline of Teen Reading.“As the mother of two teenage girls, I do worry about this.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- Yesterday was World Wildlife Day. Check out these great wildlife photos, chosen by National Geographic photographers.
- I’m a little behind on my magazine reading, so I just got through Indianapolis Monthly’s January issue. It has a ton of great Indiana features for the Bicentennial – like our favorite fictional Indiana characters, unforgettable Hoosier quotes and more.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
Medievalists and scientists are helping each other in all kinds of surprising ways; here are 15 examples. I’m BLOWN AWAY that a 10th century medical text has a remedy for a drug-resistant strain of MRSA! There are also cathedrals, lasers, illuminated manuscripts and densitometers, fractals and Islamic design.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- How does a 145-year-old art museum stay relevant in this digital age? Fast Company details the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new strategy to keep the experience top of mind for visitors.
- This week, I was able to participate in a fantastic training on civic reflection and facilitation. The session deepened my understanding of self and community through powerful texts. Check out a few of the great resources from the Center for Civic Reflection.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- How a tech start-up used a book club for professional development.
- Twenty game-changing books – quite a variety.
Eric Wiete, public history intern:
- “Fallujah: A Story of War, Hope & Healing” will debut at the Long Beach Opera on March 18. Fallujah is the first opera on the Iraq war experience and is based off the real stories of USMC Sergeant (ret) Christian Ellis. The event will also be live-streamed at Fallujah Live Stream.
Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.