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"Portable Worlds"


A NY Times article explores former President Obama's secret to surviving the White House years

Former President Obama reading a book in the Oval Office

Books, a sustaining resource

"Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama."

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Kelly Wisecup in Deering Library
Kelly Wisecup profiled by "Northwestern Research" magazine

"Lists, recipes, compilations, and 'commonplace' books — a type of journal that functioned like a 19th-century Pinterest board — are examples of 'unlikely texts' that Kelly Wisecup, English, has found to be rich repositories of early American cultural transmission."

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Vivasvan Soni is among three Northwestern professors to be chosen as recipients of fellowships from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)
Andrew Leong was awarded the 2018 Early Career Award by the Association for Asian American Studies at their recent meeting in San Francisco.

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