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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department


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March 8: International Women’s Day - Graphic

International Women’s Day

March 05, 2015

What is the innermost secret of a woman’s heart?  Throughout centuries, poets, philosophers, devotees in the fields of art and science have come across this question at one time or another.


From a Tiny Sprout: In Search of Ithaca through First Day of Issues

From a Tiny Sprout: In Search of Ithaca through First Day of Issues

February 18, 2015

Imagine receiving a letter from a remote island. Imagine the journey it has ventured to reach the shores of here and now. In what language is the letter? Who is it from? How many years has it been awandering and what adventures has it encountered on its way to us?


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Around the World in 30 Seconds

January 26, 2015

Imagine traveling around the world in thirty seconds, while looking at thirty books – each in a different language. That’s one book per second. Imagine the treasures to be discovered in this short amount of time. Is this possible?


On the Wings of Philosophy

November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


Saroyanesque

September 04, 2014


Stamps Around the World

August 05, 2014

The postage stamp may fit in the palm of the hand, but the information it may visually convey may extend far and wide, as it is the case with Stamps around the World, a month-long exhibition in the International Languages department.


Yiddish: a Living Language

July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “


The Man Who Planted Trees

April 08, 2014

“For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years.


Nowruz - a New Day: Contemplating the Arrival of Spring

March 14, 2014

Daffodils,

That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty...

O, these I lack,

To make you garlands of… my sweet friend.

 - Perdita, Winter’s Tale (IV, 4)


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