The news that rocked the world this past week was not one from the Russia and Ukraine battlefields, nor was it from the promised peace agreement in the much needed Gaza occupation and conflict. It was in fact, the realization that a brand that has been around for over 40 years has been misrepresented and misunderstood by generations. The wide however one-dimensional eyed, pink bow adorned cartoon character stamped on every product from backpacks to toasters is not the feline its name led us to believe. Hello Kitty is a third grade little girl from London.
Emory sociologist Roberto Franzosi has collected more than 1,200 newspaper clips about lynchings in Georgia from 1875 to 1930. He is applying a research methodology and software program he developed to catalog and analyze the narrative data. Franzosi’s Georgia Lynching Project is one of the first four projects of the new Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC), which helps faculty and graduate students harness digital tools and resources.
HP recently announced that fans now have never before access to Paul McCartney’s new portal destination, www.paulmccartney.com , which hosts the musician’s vast digital library of music, lyrics, photos, collections, merchandise, blogs and more.
Whether you prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate, briefs over boxers, or the Stones over the Beatles, the personality test is the perfect example of categorization in its truest form.
The USDA has announced release of the 2011 edition of the on-line NAL Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary (NALT). This release adds 3,441 new terms and 321 definitions to these vocabulary tools.