Rabbi Bernard Baskin is a household name in Hamilton. He is known both for his many years of service to the congregation of Temple Anshe Sholom, the oldest Reform Congregation in Canada, which he joined in 1949, and in the broader Hamilton community as an avid reader, speaker, and columnist.
McMaster University Library is proud to offer a travel scholarship for one McMaster graduate student to attend OpenCon 2014, the student and early career conference on open access, open data and open educational resources.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, McMaster music student Jason Scozzari revived a moving piece of Canadian wartime music.
The composition, "Days of Peace," was written by Herbert Kohler in 1915.
The original sheet music is housed in McMaster's extensive "War Songs from the First Half of 20th Century" collection, located in the Archives & Research Collection at Mills Memorial Library. Scozzari, who is entering his fourth year at McMaster this fall, performed the piece in Convocation Hall.
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The class of 2013's gift to future generations of Marauders? Free juice.
For cellphones and tablets, that is.
Allied preparations for D-Day were a race against time. The story of how the pre-fabricated harbours used for the invasion of Europe were planned and built is a testament to the greatest engineering feat of its time and a best kept secret.
Hamilton’s CHCH-TV is planning to broadcast live Tuesday, May 27 from McMaster, when on-air personality Lori DeAngelis will visit Mills Memorial Library to interview archives and research collections librarian Rick Stapleton in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.
McMaster's collection of First World War maps has helped put an end to the 84-year-old mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Private William Phillips' remains.
That's how long Phillips, an Australian soldier killed in the final months of the Great War, was buried beneath another man's headstone.
Katie Daubs, a reporter for the Toronto Star, is currently walking the Western Front and wrote about the story here.
An excerpt from the story is below:
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By Mark McNeil
A key strategy of First World War trench warfare involved sending pilots in flimsy planes on dangerous missions over European battlefields to take aerial photographs.
The pictures formed the basis of hand-drawn maps, hustled to officers for use as military intelligence and to front-line soldiers so they would know where to aim their artillery.
The information could mean the difference between winning and losing a battle.