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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that husband-and-wife team Emilio and Gloria Estefan are the next recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The honorees represent two historic firsts for the prize – the first time it has been awarded to a married couple or to musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent.Click here for more information.Click here for a Spanish-language version of the release.
In a symposium on scientific illustration from the Renaissance to the digital age, historians specializing in the scientific illustrations of the Renaissance with contemporary scientists, technologists and artists to explore the longstanding relationship between science and illustration.Click here for Day One, morning panel: The Heavens.Click here for Day One, afternoon panel: The Earth.Click here for Day Two, morning panel: The Inspired.Click here for Day One, closing discussion: The Unseen.
On Easter Sunday in 1972, Raul Ries waited for his family to come home … so he could kill them.Raul had grown up with an abusive, alcoholic father who taught him to handle problems with violence. Raul was in and out of trouble throughout his teen years until at eighteen, he was arrested and given a choice: prison or the military. He chose the Marines and was sent to Vietnam. After 11 months of bad behavior, he was bound in shackles and a straightjacket and spent six months in a naval hospital.The post From Prodigal to Pastor appeared first on Jim Daly.
22nd Vardanants Day Armenian lecture series, titled "New Topics in Armenian History and Culture" explored the linguistic, artistic, social and musical history of Armenia.Click here to watch the morning session.Click here to watch the afternoon session.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) in the Library of Congress today launched a website feature, titled “Cold War Dispatches: Service Stories from 1947-1991,” as part of its “Experiencing War” online series. The feature highlights the stories of veterans who served in non-combatant roles within the military between 1947 and 1991, commonly referred to as the Cold War era.Click here for more information.
My friend and new Focus on the Family colleague, Dr. Meg Meeker, is a highly acclaimed pediatrician who has spent the past 30 years treating children, helping parents, and writing, teaching and speaking on numerous issues that impact the family. One of the best things I appreciate about Dr. Meg is that she's practical and regularly addresses the issues parents and children are facing.Today, I pose a question to her that I think every parent has asked or pondered:Is the affirmation you give your kids hurting or helping them?The post Is the Affirmation You Give Your Kids Hurting or Helping Them? appeared first on Jim Daly.
Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” – will accept the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.In accepting the prize, Faust will speak about the importance of the humanities, the challenges facing college and university campuses today and questions that have motivated her scholarly work.The ceremony will be streamed LIVE on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7pm ET on the following channels:Watch LIVE on loc.govWatch LIVE on YouTubeWatch LIVE on Facebook External
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with educational organizations, today announced the launch of two new web- and mobile-based applications related to Congress and civics for use in K-12 classrooms.Click here for more information.
This essay originally ran in The Christian Post.This past Tuesday was the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of legendary ABC Radio newsman Paul Harvey. Known for his homespun and perceptive commentaries, Mr. Harvey used to say that “In times like these, it’s important to remember there have always been times like these.” He was right.Wednesday’s anonymously authored New York Times Op-Ed featuring a supposed “senior-member” of the Trump administration decrying internal dysfunction set off an avalanche of criticism, and rightly so.The post Fake News Is Really Old News appeared first on Jim Daly.
Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” – will accept the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.In accepting the prize, Faust will speak about the importance of the humanities, the challenges facing college and university campuses today and questions that have motivated her scholarly work.The ceremony will be streamed LIVE on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7pm ET on the following channels:Watch LIVE on loc.govWatch LIVE on YouTubeWatch LIVE on Facebook External
Several years ago, we published an article called The Most Important Way to Start the School Day. If you’ve read the article, you can see that we believe the best way to start the school day (or any other day!) is with prayer. Prayer is important for Christian parents and students. It’s the perfect way […]The post The Best Way to Start Your Homeschool Day appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
How does one possibly sum up a life as full and as fruitful as businessman and philanthropist Richard DeVos, the Amway co-founder and friend and supporter of many evangelical Christian efforts and organizations, including Focus on the Family, who died yesterday at the age of 92?“The Lord was good to me and I gotta go out and try and tell how good God is,” Mr. DeVos recently reflected. “I'd like to be remembered by enjoying the time we were given here by loving what the good Lord gave us, and we did the best we could with it.”I was honored to spend a very small fraction of Richard DeVos' time with him, shortly after I had become president of the ministry. The post Two Lessons I Learned from Richard DeVos appeared first on Jim Daly.
Following a nationwide call, the Library of Congress today announced that Pratt Institute, in collaboration with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, will oversee the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program.Click here for more information.
Some days it’s hard to homeschool. Some days it’s hard to be the mom who cooks, cleans, teaches, trains, chauffeurs, and does the hundreds of other things we do every day for everybody. But lately I’m trying to remind myself that it’s truly an honor and a privilege to homeschool my children. It’s a blessing […]The post The Heart of a Homeschool Mom appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Have you been watching or reading anything related to the Judge Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings?Sadly, yesterday's proceedings devolved into chicanery and chaos. In fact, it got so bad that Judge Kavanaugh's daughters had to be escorted out of the room.I had the opportunity to react to this spectacle for FOX News. Click here to read my comments – and please let me know what you think.The post Kavanaugh’s daughters should not have to watch their dad being bullied — When is all of this going to stop? appeared first on Jim Daly.
One of the most heartbreaking letters I've read was from a grown woman who wrote to Focus and recounted the divorce of her parents when she was a little girl. Her dad told her, “Your mom and I aren't capable of being together, so I'm leaving. But I'll always be there for you. I'll see you on weekends. I'll see you on your birthday.”She never saw her dad again.That father made a lot of promises, and never kept one.The post Supporting Your Kids When Life Is Tough appeared first on Jim Daly.
Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market. In addition, Alcon advises surgeons to immediately cease further implantation with the CyPass Micro-Stent and to return any unused devices to Alcon. This decision and corresponding recommendation is based on an analysis of five-year post-surgery data from the COMPASS-XT long-term safety study. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the CyPass Micro-Stent in July 2016 for use in conjunction with cataract surgery in adult patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma based on the results of the landmark two-year COMPASS study. The COMPASS study demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in intraocular pressure at two years post-surgery in subjects implanted with the CyPass Micro-Stent at the time of cataract surgery, as compared to subjects undergoing cataract surgery alone. At two years post-surgery, there was little difference in endothelial cell loss between the CyPass Micro-Stent and cataract surgery-only groups, and results were consistent with peer-review literature benchmarks of cataract-related endothelial cell loss.1, 2
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that the “Lily Bulb” product (photo attached) distributed by Allied Imports Inc. of 267 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 was found to contain sulfites, which are not declared on the product label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that the “Lily Bulb” product (photo attached) distributed by Allied Imports Inc. of 267 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 was found to contain sulfites, which are not declared on the product label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
Book lovers of all ages came together by the tens of thousands to celebrate reading and meet their favorite authors Saturday at the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Thousands more watched the festival’s Main Stage streamed live on the Library’s Facebook page. The date for next year's festival was announced for August 31, 2019.Click here for more information.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that the “Lily Bulb” product (photo attached) distributed by Allied Imports Inc. of 267 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 was found to contain sulfites, which are not declared on the product label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its “A Book That Shaped Me”: Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.Click here for more information.
It's that time of year again when parents and kids are checking their back-to-school lists twice before heading out the door:Three-ring binder? Check.Pencil sharpener? Check.Lunch bag? Check.The Bible?Yes.The Bible is now a must-have school supply for students like Ethan, who considers it essential for surviving the school day.“When you have the Bible right out in front of you … when it's sitting out on the corner of your desk, or in your backpack,” said Ethan, a 16-year-old student in Colorado, “it's a constant reminder of what God has in store for you and to do what God wants you to do, rather than doing things off of your own selfish ambitions.”Ethan was just one of the half a million students who participated last year in Bring Your Bible to School Day—an annual, religious-freedom event for students sponsored by Focus on the Family.The post It's Legal to Bring This to School appeared first on Jim Daly.
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Watch live, Thursday August 30 at 4pm ET as five outstanding youth poets chosen from among thousands of award-winning student writers are appointed National Student Poets in a ceremony at the Library of Congress.The young poets, who represent five different regions of the country, will read original works as part of a ceremony that will be led by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Kathryn K. Matthew.For more information about the National Student Poets visit loc.gov/item/prn-18-103/.Click here to set a reminder for the video.