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Category Archives: Community

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Today, the United Nations, its global partners, and females all over the world are honoring the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Every February 11, the United Nations observes the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  The primary focus of this day is to highlight the reality that science and gender parity

Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements that African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States.  This year, the theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote.”  This topic was chosen to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870),

Let’s Share Our Gratitude This National Thank You Month

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Celebrating the importance of saying, “thank you.” January is National Thank You Month. As the name suggests, this month encourages us to reach out and express our gratitude to the people who have made a difference in our lives.  Whether we say thanks in an email, text, or letter, it’s recommended that we convey our gratitude. 

Let’s Get in Touch This Write to a Friend Month

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December is Write to a Friend Month. It’s likely that receiving a handwritten letter or card is a distant memory for many of us.  Well, Write to a Friend Month encourages us to change that!  As the name suggests, this month is about connecting with our friends with a heartfelt, handwritten message.  While we can

Let’s All Observe Human Rights Day

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Let’s join the fight for equality, justice, and human dignity this Human Rights Day. Every year on December 10th, is Human Rights Day.  Human Rights Day was established to commemorate the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by members of the United Nations General Assembly. While the Declaration is not a binding

Today is World AIDS Day

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What we need to know about this World AIDS Day. Every year, World AIDS Day is recognized on December 1st with the intention of sharing awareness of the HIV epidemic and ending the stigma associated with HIV.  This year, the theme for World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic:  Community by Community.”  As the