Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans

Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans . “The 2021 World Congress of Korean War Veterans and History Teachers began at a Washington hotel with some 60 history teachers from the United States taking part in in-person meetings. The annual event is hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs…. the KWLF has set up a free digital library, called the Korean War Memory Bank, that offers some 1,500 interviews with Korean War veterans conducted by the foundation.” It’s on the KWLF web site.

Brigham Young University: Curious about Utah’s frontier women? Browse BYU’s new database of women’s newspaper ads

Brigham Young University: Curious about Utah’s frontier women? Browse BYU’s new database of women’s newspaper ads . “A single bottle of tonic to cure diabetes, cancer, ulcers and dizziness. Raisins and currants for Christmas mince meat pies. Midwifery courses taught by a certified female doctor, $30 a term. A souvenir stone from the Hill Cumorah, ‘guaranteed genuine,’ mailed from New York for 25 cents. This list represents just a sampling of the goods and services advertised to Utah frontier women in the Woman’s Exponent, the preeminent woman’s newspaper published in Salt Lake City from 1872 to 1914 to share local and general news, household tips and educational materials.”

Mashable: TikTok users parody East Asian fetishization with ‘Americacore’ videos

Mashable: TikTok users parody East Asian fetishization with ‘Americacore’ videos. “Under the guise of celebrating ‘Americacore,’ TikTok users are recording their trips to Target and Walmart, eating snacks like Goldfish crackers and Funfetti cookies, and using paper plates. Paired with gentle music and soft filters, the video trend mimics the way many Americans fetishize East Asian culture, but misrepresent them in ‘aesthetic’ content.”

Brigham Young University: BYU professor highlights unsung stories from Utah’s rich pioneer history with Intermountain Histories website

Brigham Young University: BYU professor highlights unsung stories from Utah’s rich pioneer history with Intermountain Histories website. “Immigrant communities such as a Jewish settlement in Clarion and a Thai community in Layton may not be as well-known or remembered but still play an important part of Utah’s history — a history rich with diverse stories of faith and perseverance. With the passage of time, however, many of the stories of Utah’s immigrants are on the verge of being lost. BYU history professor and Associate Director of the BYU Redd Center, Brenden W. Rensink, hopes to change that through a new website and mobile app called Intermountain Histories — a platform dedicated to highlighting significant places and people who helped shape the history of the Intermountain West.”

University of New Orleans: History Professor Mary Niall Mitchell Collaborates With New Orleans Teachers, Others on Pilot Project Using Freedom on the Move Data

University of New Orleans: History Professor Mary Niall Mitchell Collaborates With New Orleans Teachers, Others on Pilot Project Using Freedom on the Move Data. “University of New Orleans history professor Mary Niall Mitchell is collaborating with New Orleans public school teachers, museum directors and other community leaders to develop a K-12 curriculum using Freedom on the Move’s (FOTM) database of advertisements seeking runaway enslaved people. The digital database, which Mitchell is a lead historian, is the largest digital collection of newspaper advertisements for people escaping from North American slavery. Culled from 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers, the ads, placed by enslavers, are used to document the lives of people escaping bondage.”

U.S. Hits Highest Number of Daily New Coronavirus Cases in the World Again: Nearly 80,000 (Daily Beast)

Daily Beast: U.S. Hits Highest Number of Daily New Coronavirus Cases in the World Again: Nearly 80,000. “The United States recorded 79,310 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number is the highest in the world, exceeding recorded totals from Indonesia (54,000), the United Kingdom (51,949), and Brazil (45,591), and doubling that of India (38,079). ”

Public Religion Research Institute: PRRI Releases Groundbreaking 2020 Census of American Religion

Public Religion Research Institute: PRRI Releases Groundbreaking 2020 Census of American Religion. “The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the inaugural 2020 Census of American Religion, which provides unprecedented county-level data on religious identity and diversity in the United States. Based on interviews with more than 500,000 respondents between 2013 and 2020, the census report reveals the shifting dynamics of American religious affiliation across geography, race and ethnicity, age, and political affiliation over the last decade. It provides the most detailed estimates of American religious affiliation since the U.S. Census Bureau last collected religious data in 1957.”

The Meridian Star: Documents digitized in Governors’ Letters Project, volunteers needed

The Meridian Star: Documents digitized in Governors’ Letters Project, volunteers needed. “A documentary project led by a University of Southern Mississippi history professor that is digitizing more than 20,000 letters written to Mississippi governors during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods has launched its first 2,000 documents online. The project, which is a feature of USM’s prestigious Dale Center for the Study of War & Society, is also seeking volunteers for assistance with transcription of original documents.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Adds ‘A Century of Lawmaking’ to Congress. gov

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Adds ‘A Century of Lawmaking’ to Congress. gov. “The Library of Congress announced today that U.S. congressional records dating back to the days of printing presses and the telegraph are now easily accessible on mobile devices. With this latest update of Congress.gov — the official website for U.S. federal legislative information — the Library has transitioned over 33,000 bills and resolutions crafted by Congress between 1799 and 1873 (the 6th to 42nd U.S. Congresses) to a modern, user-friendly web format.”

Announcement | Stolen Relations: Recovering Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas (Brown University Library News)

Brown University Library News: Announcement | Stolen Relations: Recovering Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas. “The Library has been contributing to a community-centered database project led by Professor Linford Fisher that seeks to document the many instances of Indigenous enslavement in the Americas between 1492 through 1900. Formerly entitled, Database of Indigenous Slavery Archive (DISA), the project is now named, Stolen Relations: Recovering Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas.”

New York Times: After Biden Meets Putin, U.S. Exposes Details of Russian Hacking Campaign

New York Times: After Biden Meets Putin, U.S. Exposes Details of Russian Hacking Campaign. “Two weeks after President Biden met President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and demanded that he rein in ransomware attacks on U.S. targets, American and British intelligence agencies on Thursday exposed the details of what they called a global effort by Russia’s military intelligence organization to spy on government organizations, defense contractors, universities and media companies.”

Daily Beast: Russian Military Hackers Are Pummeling Top Targets in U.S and Europe

Daily Beast: Russian Military Hackers Are Pummeling Top Targets in U.S and Europe. “In an alert issued Thursday morning, the National Security Agency warned that hackers working for Russia’s General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS)—better known among Americans as the hackers who went after the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016—are primarily pummeling targets in the U.S. and Europe.”

UPI: New website allows users to track mesmerizing journey of a raindrop

UPI: New website allows users to track mesmerizing journey of a raindrop. “A Pittsburgh web developer has made a website that allows anyone to trace the path of a raindrop that falls in the contiguous United States from when it lands on the ground to its final destination and everything in between.” I played with this a little bit. If you try to zoom way in on the map of the US, it’ll slow your computer down. If you just click on the map instead of zooming, it works better.