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Summer 2011 Newsletter

 


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In the Summer 2011 Issue:

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Peruvian Prototype Site, the Ann Sullivan Center, Promotes the GDRL

On May 9, six of the largest media outlets in Lima, Peru, attended a press conference introducing the deployment of the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) at the Ann Sullivan Center of Peru (CASP).

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WiderNet Thanks Those Who Made the High Rollers for Education Casino Night and the WiderNet Car Wash a Success

On the night of April 28, Old Brick was abuzz with people gambling for a cause. The High Rollers for Education Casino Night raised money for teacher training colleges in Liberia. 

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 Bonny Norton Talks about the eGranary Digital Library

In June, the WiderNet Project hosted a talk by Dr. Bonny Norton, a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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 Plenty of Progress for the GDRL

It's been a busy summer for the Global Disability Rights Library!

By the September 1 deadline, over 750 organizations submitted applications to recieve one of the 60 GDRL eGranaries funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Mr. Wikipedia - Jay Clelland

Jay Clelland, our own “Mr. Wikipedia”, is a programmer of the eGranary Digital Library for WiderNet. In two and a half years, Jay has dabbled in just about every piece of the eGranary, yet much of his work comes from copying the massive and constantly-changing Wikipedia.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact us if you are interested in more information on any of these events.

  • September 15: Field Associate and Regional Representative Jennifer Abagyeh arrives in Iowa for training
  • September 27: Brown Bag Lunch with USICD Executive Director David Morrissey
  • October and November: Cliff Missen visits Tanzania, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and India

 

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