Have an Epic Summer!

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Fang, Class of 2019 A little bored this summer? Maybe you should read some epics to liven things up! Homer’s Odyssey shows that epic heroes can have epic flaws that get them in trouble. Then there’s Virgil’s Aeneid, which seems to be a love story but has a surprising ending! Ovid’s Metamorphoses explains the origins […]


Summer “Camp” – Quirky Videos for Summer Evenings!

Is the summer heat wiping you out? Do you just need something fun to watch at the end of the day? Baltimore is well-known for its campy humor, probably best characterized in the films of John Waters. So, when in Baltimore, do as the Baltimoreans and camp it up! In addition to Waters’ films, the Eisenhower Library has […]


Images for Scientists & Engineers: Where to Look?

More and more, engineers and scientists need visual materials for their work. Civil engineers need images of bridges and buildings; astronomers need pictures of galaxies and nebulae; biologists want to see microbes up close and personal. A picture is worth a thousand words in the sciences, too! But, where do you find them? No need […]


What’s the Dirt?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. Looking for a tool (preferably free and easy to use) for a scholarly project?  Maybe you need to clean up, model, or interpret data. Perhaps you are looking at ways to visualize information, or you have a large number of audio files that you have to transcribe. Building a […]


ProQuest E-Book Survey: Tell a Vendor What You Need!

One of our e-book vendors, ProQuest, is administering a Global Student & Researcher E-book Survey. They want to better understand e-book usage and needs among college and university students, faculty, and staff. Follow the link below – it should only take approximately 15 -20 minutes to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQEbookSurvey1 As a thanks for your time, ProQuest will enter you into […]


French Film Festival, April 10-14

Join your fellow Francophiles and film fanatics at this year’s French Film Festival. The theme is “marginality” and will showcase films that address issues facing marginalized groups of people in contemporary French society, most notably addressing questions of gender, race, nationality, religion, and sexuality. Sunday, April 10th Reception 6:30 PM / Film 7:00 PM – Gilman […]


Can We Discourage Violations of Academic Integrity?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. It’s been some time since The Innovative Instructor looked at issues of academic integrity [see Discouraging Cheating in the Classroom, November 13, 2012], but a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits?, December […]


Art History Teaching Resources: Not Just for Art Historians

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. The first week in February, I attended the annual College Art Association conference in Washington, DC and co-chaired a panel titled Rethinking Online Pedagogies for Art History. In an era where higher education teaching and learning are being re-examined, and our institutions are pushing faculty to adopt innovative instructional […]


Adventures in TAPPI

Hello from the basement of the Brody Learning Commons!  This is our first contribution to the blog.  We are the Heritage Science for Conservation Program housed within the Conservation Department.  We research the deterioration and conservation of materials housed within JHU’s Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Today we thought we would introduce you both to us, […]