Hakeem Wakil

Hakeem Wakil

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War: The Truth Behind it and the Destruction it Causes A Curative Display

February 19, 2020 by | Leatherby Libraries

Why do people go to war? Why do countries sacrifice their men and women? Why are countries never held responsible for the many civilian lives that are lost? These are questions that I wonder about, especially with the recent talk of a potential “World War III.” When I think of war, I don’t think of

Black History Matters: A Display Honoring African History

February 4, 2020 by | Leatherby Libraries

I was 19 years old when I first learned of Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba was a revolutionary individual who became the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of Congo, helping to liberate his people from Belgian oppression. Up until this point, I had little knowledge of African history at all. African history is something

This Land Was Theirs A display in honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month

November 11, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

When people think of holidays in November, the first that comes to mind is Thanksgiving. The First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 after a successful harvest of crops. However, what is often dismissed at this time of year, where we celebrate the harvest that allowed the Pilgrims to continue to grow, is

La Frontera: The Border A Display in Honor of LA FRONTERA - THE BORDER: An Interdisciplinary Examination

October 30, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

The latest display to be presented in Leatherby Libraries is that of┬áLa Frontera – The Border. Since the beginning of the year, La Frontera has presented on campus as part of a year-long initiative to explore the concept of borders and the many issues that surround the US-Mexico border. This display presents many different books

Open Access An informative display about the discussion of Open Access

October 29, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Open access to information is a sticky subject. As our world continues to progress, many individuals want information readily accessible at their fingertips. Open Access Week, which is now in its tenth year, is designed to share the benefits of open access, the free immediate access to scholarly information. Here at Leatherby Libraries, we attempt

Hispanic Heritage Month An informative display recognizing Hispanic & Latino Culture, History, and Heritage

October 1, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized in the thirty day period from September 15 to October 15. Lyndon B Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country’s history, heritage, and culture. In the United States, the contributions and struggles of Hispanic/Latino individuals are

Back to School! An informative display to help with college success

September 3, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Each August, students say goodbye to the summer and their families as they prepare for the upcoming school year. First there is O-week and the inauguration of the incoming students, and as soon as we know it, our names are being called by the professor in our first class. Starting the new year can be

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