PR Newswire: NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities

PR Newswire: NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities (PRESS RELEASE). “NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat satellite in 1972. Landsat 9 is scheduled to launch at 2:11 p.m. EDT (11:11 a.m. PDT) Monday, Sept. 27, on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.”

National Archives: Celebrate Constitution Day with the National Archives (virtually)

National Archives: Celebrate Constitution Day with the National Archives (virtually). “The National Archives celebrates the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution with a book talk, ‘The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union,’ a kids’ program with James Madison, and We Rule! – our new civics initiative! The National Archives is the permanent home of the original Constitution. Constitution Day celebrates the signing of this landmark document in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. These programs are free, but advanced registration is encouraged. See Celebrating Constitution Day for an array of related online resources.”

In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database. “The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database is a crowdsourced, activist archive of street art created in the context of the ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality…. Join guest scholars Heather Shirey and David Todd Lawrence, co-directors of Urban Art Mapping Research Project, and learn about the ways that artists and writers have used walls, posts, streets and boards as sites for vernacular communicative acts and explore the goals, challenges and applications of a crowd-sourced archive of protest art in the community.” September 15th, Webex, free.

Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge. “Join guest scholar Nancy Liliana Godoy, head of the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) Library, to learn about her community-driven archiving work that focuses on centering BIPOC & LGBTQ memory and knowledge.” Free and virtual. September 9.

Arizona Jewish Post: Jewish History Museum to launch new Holocaust education curriculum

Arizona Jewish Post: Jewish History Museum to launch new Holocaust education curriculum. “On Aug. 19, Gov. Doug Ducey formally signed Arizona House Bill 2241, making it mandatory for Arizona schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides at least twice between seventh and twelfth grades. For the past year, in anticipation of this legislation, the Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center has been working with four Museum Teaching Fellows (MTF) from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on middle and high school lesson plans using survivor testimony in the JHM’s collection.”

Getty: Art and the Black Power Movement

Getty: Art and the Black Power Movement. “In 2017–2019, the landmark traveling exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shone a light on Black artists from the early 60s to the early 80s. A new expansive book conceived as a companion to this exhibition compiles hundreds of important texts from the era reflecting on the influence and power of Black art…. On September 9, the book’s editors, Mark Godfrey and Allie Biswas, will join Getty curator LeRonn P. Brooks for an online discussion about this cultural dialogue. They will explore the powerful ideas put forth by artists and writers who confronted questions of Black identity, activism, art, and social responsibility during the Black Power era.” Free and virtual (Zoom)

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day. “The Smithsonian will host its first annual Educator’s Day Friday, Sept. 17. The free full-day virtual event will bring together museum educators and teachers from across the country to explore opportunities to collaborate, learn from one another and discuss the future of education. The day will include plenary sessions and more than 30 breakout sessions between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Pre-K–12 teachers across the country are invited to participate in this inaugural event.”

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course. “Six thousand people from around the world have just started the Knight Center’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about ‘product thinking,’ an emerging discipline in journalism that has had an impact on media outlets that have moved from being mono-product to multi-product companies. ‘Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,’ began on Aug. 23, but there’s still time to register and catch up!”

Tennessee Secretary of State: Tennessee State Library & Archives Launching a Lunchtime Speaker Series Commemorating Tennessee’s 225 Years of History

Tennessee Secretary of State: Tennessee State Library & Archives Launching a Lunchtime Speaker Series Commemorating Tennessee’s 225 Years of History. “The first Lunchtime Speaker Series event, a look back at Tennessee’s Centennial Celebration led by Historian David E. Ewing, will be Friday, Sept. 10, from Noon to 1 p.m. The other speaker series events will take place on Nov. 5, Feb. 11 and May 6. Topics for these events include Native American life and culture in early Tennessee, how Tennessee earned the Volunteer State nickname through service in military conflicts and how Tennessee’s topography and geology impacted where pioneers settled.” The events will be livestreamed on both Facebook and YouTube.

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Schedule of Events

Library of Congress: Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Schedule of Events. “The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will feature more than 100 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats — all celebrating the festival theme, ‘Open a Book, Open the World.’ The 2021 virtual festival programs will roll out over 10 days in an extended schedule Sept. 17-26.”

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool. “The Census Bureau’s new visualization and extraction tool empowers users to engage this rich, sub county-level source of information about the critical first step in construction – the building permit. This webinar will demonstrate how anyone – academic researchers, builders, contractors, mainstream media – can engage this tool to understand building permit trends across one or multiple markets.”

Illinois State University: Dive into Archives with the virtual Redbird Roadshow

Illinois State University: Dive into Archives with the virtual Redbird Roadshow. “Hear about Hovey’s famous sword, how students sought out their favorite dance partners in the early 1900s, the rivalry of Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State Normal University, and who is ‘stinky dog.’ Viewers are in for a treat as Anderson-Zorn shares some fun, some unusual, and some impressive items from the University’s rich history.”

The Register: Free machine-learning lessons from The Register – starting with Benford’s distribution

The Register: Free machine-learning lessons from The Register – starting with Benford’s distribution . “In our new, free MCubed webcast series, we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest ML development-related tools, libraries, and cloud service news, before jumping into hand-selected expert talks. Through those, practitioners will help you freshen up on the basics, share serviceable advice from their day to day work, and provide insight into the issues they’re trying to solve.”

Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics: Biard Lecture 2021 – Katie Mack (NCSU) “Physics at the End of the Universe”

Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics: Biard Lecture 2021 – Katie Mack (NCSU) “Physics at the End of the Universe”. “The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end? I’ll share what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what each possibility would entail if there were people there to see it. ‘The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)’ is an accessible journey to the end of time, exploring five possible fates of the universe and how physicists are investigating our cosmic future.”

ABC Future Tense (Australia): Link rot, pay walls and the perils of preservation

ABC Future Tense (Australia): Link rot, pay walls and the perils of preservation. “The cliché is that once something goes online, it’s up there forever. But the truth is that the Internet has a memory problem and some of what we’re losing – or could potentially lose – has significance and value. While archivists struggle with the challenge of preserving our digital record, the rise of pay walls present a particular problem.” This show will include participants from Internet Archive, Harvard Law School, and International Archives of Australia. I looked at a couple of previous shows and unfortunately did not see any evidence of captions.