Chicano Moratorium, West Virginia Newspapers, National Gallery of Art, More: Thursday Evening ResearchBuzz, February 25, 2021


UCLA: CSRC Launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project. “On August 29, fifty years after the National Chicano Moratorium took place in Los Angeles, the [Chicano Studies Research Center] publicly launched the Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project website. With images, exhibitions, an interactive map of the moratorium route, and personal narratives, the site is a free archive-based resource dedicated to the event and how it changed the course of the civil rights movement across the United States for the Chicano-Latino community.” I had never heard of the Chicano Moratorium. UC Davis has an overview.

Garrett County Republican (West Virginia): Online collection of Republican newspaper now available. “Through a collaborative effort from the Garrett County Historical Society, the Sincell family and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, a new free searchable collection of back issues of The Republican newspaper covering the years 1877 to 2016 is now available on the Internet Archive.” The archive is incomplete but more content will be added over time.


National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces New Original Podcast Series. “The National Gallery of Art announced today a new podcast series that explores the relationship between visual art and music: Sound Thoughts on Art. Journalist, author, and musician Celeste Headlee hosts the podcast. Each episode features Headlee in conversation with a musician who has chosen a work of art from the National Gallery’s collection and responded to it using sound. Headlee also talks with a museum expert, who describes the work and provides art historical context.”


CNET: 21 best podcasts to binge right now. “Say what you will about 2020 — and between the pandemic, political unrest and various environmental disasters, there’s a lot to say — but it was a strong year for podcasts. As 2021 rolls on, there’s a whole lot of good ‘casts for your ear holes that you may have missed from the last timultuous year. Plus, there are new podcats constantly turning up, like a surprise collaboration between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.”


The Guardian: Oh what a lovely archive: British Library gets Joan Littlewood treasure trove. “It is cheering to learn that the Murray Melvin Archive, documenting the story of the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 1884 to 2017, has been donated to the British Library. Students and theatre buffs will soon have access to a treasure trove that provides a portrait not just of a building but also of the work of one of the great, unsung pioneers of postwar theatre, Joan Littlewood.”


Reuters: Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks. “Ukraine on Monday accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage done or say who it believed was behind the assault.”

ZDNet: Ransomware: Sharp rise in attacks against universities as learning goes online. “The number of ransomware attacks targeting universities has doubled over the past year and the cost of ransomware demands is going up as information security teams struggle to fight off cyberattacks. Analysis of ransomware campaigns against higher education found that attacks against universities during 2020 were up 100 percent compared to 2019, and that the average ransom demand now stands at $447,000.”


Analytics India: Machine Learning, Indian Social Media’s Biggest Challenge Yet. “Earlier this month, the Government of India reprimanded Twitter for allowing fake, unverified, anonymous and automated bot accounts to be operated on its platform. The Secretary of MeitY raised doubts about the platform’s commitment to transparency and healthy conversation on this platform. The way Twitter and Facebook handled the events leading upto the elections in the US and the aftermath, has served as a wake up call to the governments around the world…”

PLOS Blogs-ECR Community: Three reasons to use social media for scientific self-promotion. “Over a decade ago when a scientist published a new paper the only people who would read it were your colleagues in the field, undergraduates writing a literature review and the family you proudly emailed it to. Now, social media lets us share our publications and achievements to even more people. We also have the opportunity to make connections and start collaborations that might not have happened otherwise. Social media can be an incredible resource for a scientist who wants to spread their work, network and become a member of the scientific community.” Good evening, Internet…

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