Refugee Religious Life, CENSUS of Modern Greek Literature, Poison Book Project, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, June 16, 2022


Princeton Alumni Weekly: Katherine Clifton ’15 Is Listening to the Stories of Refugees. “Not everyone listens carefully to other people these days — but Katherine Clifton ’15 does. She’s spent the past few years helping to collect about 180 recordings of global migrants telling their stories for a project through Princeton’s Office of Religious Life (ORL). The result, a treasure trove of voices and experiences, is about to be officially launched online June 21, timed with the United Nations’ World Refugee Day.”

Boston College: Modern Greek literature resource . “The CENSUS of Modern Greek Literature, which provides references to all English-language translations of modern Greek literature and all modern Greek-related studies in English as far back as the 12th century, was formally unveiled last month at an event featuring remarks from the Consul General of Greece in Boston Stratos Efthymiou. Through CENSUS, researchers will be able to search for free for information and to access texts and original sources directly, where copyright allows.”

University of Delaware: Arsenic And Old Books. “Emerald green, sometimes called Paris green or Schweinfurt green, is a pigment containing copper acetoarsenite, and its use in America and England during the Victorian era is well documented. Given the toxic elements’ ubiquity in everyday objects, some library conservationists wondered if Victorian bookcloth could also contain poisons, but they lacked the resources and equipment to test for toxic elements…. For help, they turned to UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Soil Testing Program.”


Johns Hopkins University: American Prison Writing Archive Moves To Johns Hopkins. “With the move, principal investigator Vesla Weaver, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of political science and sociology at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Doran Larson, the archive’s founder and Edward North Professor of Literature at Hamilton College, plan for the new collective to aggregate 10,000 pieces of first-person witness, making it the largest digital archive of writings by incarcerated people in the world.”

CNET: YouTube Makes It Easier for Creators to Add Corrections to Videos. “YouTube creators can now update their clips and add corrections without re-uploading their full video thanks to a new feature. Named ‘Corrections,’ the feature lets creators overlay text corrections on already published videos. When a creator adds a correction to their video, viewers will see the tab pop up on the right corner of a video.”

ReviewGeek: Firefox Now Protects Its Users From Third Party Cookies by Default. “The Firefox desktop browser now enables Total Cookie Protection by default. This feature, which initially launched in 2021 to enhance the security of Private Browsing mode, limits the third-party cookies’ ability to track you throughout the web.”


Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Online Learning Games – 2022 (Part One). “It continues to be time for mid-year ‘Best’ lists. You can see all my previous Online Learning Games ‘Best’ lists (and there are a lot since I’ve doing this since 2007) here. Note that they’re also continually revised and updated. Here are my picks from the first part of 2022.”


Essence: NFL Partners With Chicago Non-Profit To Tell The Stories Of Legendary Black Players. “The National Football League and NFL Films have announced a new partnership with the Chicago based non-profit, The HistoryMakers to highlight the stories of African American players and others who have played a major role in the league’s history. The NFL will provide the organization, which has the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, funding and hundreds of hours of footage from interviews with Black football legends from the past and present, including Pro Football Hall of Fame players.”


Engadget: Elon Musk is trying to get out of an SEC deal to have lawyers approve his tweets. “Elon Musk has filed an appeal against a judge’s decision not to let him out of an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires him to have lawyers review some of his tweets. A district court judge ruled that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s consent decree with the SEC should stand. Now, Musk is hoping the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will overturn that decision, as Reuters reports.”

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2022 Edition. “Microsoft on Tuesday released software updates to fix 60 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including a zero-day flaw in all supported Microsoft Office versions on all flavors of Windows that’s seen active exploitation for at least two months now.”


Brookings Institution: History repeats itself with Big Tech’s misleading advertising. “As we watch the reenactment in the internet age of a political strategy developed in the industrial age, it is worth remembering that the 19th-century effort was ultimately unsuccessful and that the protections put in place to assure a competitive market resulted in a century of progress and competition-driven innovation that made the United States the envy of the world.”

University of Toronto: AI-powered archaeology draws out hidden evidence of fire use by early humans. “The discovery, described in a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests only the sixth location worldwide of evidence of fire more than half a million years old. The researchers employed advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to confirm their hypothesis. The team suggests the method could lead to a more scientific, data-driven type of archaeology, providing a better understanding of the origins of the human story, our most basic traditions and our experimental and innovative nature.” Good morning, Internet…

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