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The Death of Yafna Garcia

The Death of Yafna Garcia | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The last picture I have of Millie is of her talking to a stray cat.
It was a late October night. She was working “the spot,” a shuttered loading dock on an industrial street where I had first met her...
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How to end overtesting in schools: Tell kids to flub tests

How to end overtesting in schools: Tell kids to flub tests | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jonathan Herman is director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University.
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My #HuntLibrary - The James B. Hunt Jr. Library - NCSU Libraries

My #HuntLibrary - The James B. Hunt Jr. Library - NCSU Libraries | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My #HuntLibrary is a crowdsourced photo collection of the library of the future. See NC State's stunning James B. Hunt Jr. Library through the eyes of our patrons!
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Opry to hold public funeral for George Jones

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A public funeral will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville for country music superstar George Jones, who died Friday at the age of 81.
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Top Workplaces in Atlanta 2013

Top Workplaces in Atlanta 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The AJC identifies the top places to work in Atlanta through employee surveys
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School systems expect financial hit from car tax changes

School systems expect financial hit from car tax changes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Officials in some metro school systems don’t see the end of the “birthday tax” on vehicles as something to celebrate.
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Storm brewing over Jekyll Island development

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The Jekyll Island Authority, which runs the state park off Georgia’s southeastern coast beloved by generations of Atlantans, is embroiled in a standoff with a task force it created to determine if the island will have room for future development.
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CHANGE NEEDS A BRAND: don’t fear labels, leverage them - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

CHANGE NEEDS A BRAND: don’t fear labels, leverage them - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Off-duty US navy sailor thwarts Dubai rape attempt with leg stranglehold - The National

Off-duty US navy sailor thwarts Dubai rape attempt with leg stranglehold - The National | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The US navy sailor, 28, was taking the bus back to her ship following shore leave when the driver stopped the vehicle and tried to rape her at knifepoint
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A Look at the 'Inside 3D Printing' Conference in New York [PICS]

A Look at the 'Inside 3D Printing' Conference in New York [PICS] | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Take a look at the coolest objects and 3D printers showcased at the Inside 3D Printing Conference held in New York from April 22 to 23.
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What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing? | Public Knowledge

This whitepaper is also available as a PDF and can be purchased on the Amazon Kindle Store. Introduction 3D printing provides an opportunity to change the way we think about the world around us.
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New children’s exhibits opening at three Pittsburgh museums

New children’s exhibits opening at three Pittsburgh museums | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Many say that Pittsburgh is a great place to be a kid — perhaps especially, starting this week, when three new museum attractions open, geared
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Assault on Common Core Standards: A political or policy fight?

Assault on Common Core Standards: A political or policy fight? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A strange element to the mounting Republican opposition to the Common Core State Standards is that the effort was led by a GOP governor and one familiar to Georgians, Sonny Perdue.
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Why Facial Recognition Couldn’t Identify the Boston Bombing Suspects — NOVA Next | PBS

Why Facial Recognition Couldn’t Identify the Boston Bombing Suspects — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms failed to name the marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. What would it have taken for them to have succeeded?
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My #HuntLibrary: Using Instagram to Crowdsource the Story of a New Library

My #HuntLibrary: Using Instagram to Crowdsource the Story of a New Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Introduction North Carolina State University opened the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in January of 2013, creating a heart for our Centennial Campus that defines the research library of the future. My ...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten ledger online

F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten ledger online | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An intriguing peek into the daily scribbles and life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is now available online, just weeks before the opening of the movie
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Cobb school board votes against purchasing new math books

Cobb school board votes against purchasing new math books | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cobb County’s students may be without new math textbooks come this fall as apprehension about new standards grips board members and residents.
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Georgia trails neighboring states on infection control

Georgia trails neighboring states on infection control | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Health inspectors across Georgia swoop into every restaurant kitchen to demand cleanliness. They dip test strips into public pools to make sure the water is safe and monitor septic tanks for contamination of the environment.
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How to remain positive when negative attitudes fly online

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Being positive has proven to improve your health, strengthen relationships with people and let’s face, it make each day better. While positive people attract other positive people, they can also at...
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How College Graduate Solve Information Problem Onc The Join th Workplace

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Country superstar George Jones dead at 81

Country superstar George Jones dead at 81 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice. Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health.
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Librarians on the Fly: Broadcast your Google Hangout on YouTube

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Pew: Online Political Engagement Can Lead to Offline Activism

Pew: Online Political Engagement Can Lead to Offline Activism | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Americans are increasingly engaging with political issues on social media leading some to become civic activists offline, a study from Pew has found.
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6 Ways to Engage Customers with Google Hangouts

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