Publications Quick Reads

Quick, Timely Reads

Check out this page to read quick articles regarding timely current events locally, nationally, and internationally.

Larry Flatley, J.D.

Jefferson Speaker

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY - 04/28/2020

Judith Lynch, Ph.d.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence

ERIE’S BATTLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS: HOW IT WAS WON - 04/22/2020

FORMIDABLE ERIE COUNTY WOMEN: ELIZABETH BATTLES - FORMER BATTLES BANK IN GIRARD STOOD ALONE TRIUMPHANTLY DURING GREAT DEPRESSION - 05/01/2020

Talon Brings Growth During the Depression Falls to Global Competition Creates the Tool and Die Capital of the World - 05/08/2020

MARX TOY COMPANY: BORN IN THE DEPRESSION AND KILLED BY OVERSEAS COMPETITION - 05/15/2020

America, Erie Region Celebrate Memorial Day's Message - 05/22/2020

Ainsworth to Tailored Pet Nutrition: Pluck, Resilience, and Risk-Taking - 06/16/2020

The History of Labor Day: Why We Should Celebrate the Origins and Importance - 09/07/2020

Making the Case for a Management Alliance as Region Faces Possible Record Year for Algal Blooms - 09/09/2020

Early Women Leaders Reflect Nationwide Struggle - 10/01/2020

Helen Schluraff: State’s First Female County Commissioner Led by Example as she Broke Barriers - 10/09/2020

Women’s Political Strength Grows in Three Movements - 10/20/2020

Major Reforms Led to New County Government - 10/28/2020

More Barriers Tumbled as Savocchio Became Erie Mayor - 11/04/2020

Domitrovich Broke Judicial Glass Ceiling - 11/10/2020

Savocchio Broke One Glass Ceiling After Another - 11/17/2020

David Frew, Ph.D.

Jefferson Presenter and Writer

ON THE WATERFRONT: Searching for Loons One of Lake Erie’s Most Beautiful Birds - 04/15/2020

On the Waterfront: How Does the Osprey Know? Earth Connections? - 04/20/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pymatuning State Park: Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish - 04/29/2020

SHIP-SPOTTING 101: THINGS TO DO IN ERIE OR ELSEWHERE - 05/06/2020

THE EDMUND FITZGERALD, LIGHTFOOT, AND ME: 45th Anniversary of the Historic Shipwreck - 05/14/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: WHERE DID LAKE ERIE'S BLUE PIKE GO? - 05/20/2020

Strong Estate: Bayfront Adventureland of the 1950s - 05/27/2020

Strange Headline from 1853: Submarine Sinks Offshore - 06/03/2020

Lake Erie Trawling: Problems with Rainbow Smelt - 06/10/2020

It's a small, small world: Crossley Net-Pullers, Fredrick Wakefield, and Tobermory - 06/17/2020

Building a Shipwreck Exhibit: Author Spotted Leaving a Seedy Motel by ‘Most of my Friends’ - 06/24/2020

Ted Sprague: From Freeport to Carnegie Mellon, New Orleans, D-Day, and Back - 07/01/2020

Erie's Cascade Docks: An Unimaginable Transition - 07/17/2020

Salina: Old Salt Schooner Helped Win Battle of Lake Erie - 07/22/2020

Chestnut Pool: The Bay-Rat Country Club - 07/29/2020

Trinity Sunday: Don't Go Near the Water - 08/04/2020

The Gem Theater: Bay Rat High Culture - 08/12/2020

The North Channel: An Essential Field Trip - 08/19/2020

Brebner and Beckman: Ship Chandlers, Engineers, and Provisioners - 08/26/2020

Theological Underpinnings: Catholic Schools and Protestant Schools - 09/02/2020

Erie Was Once Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World - 09/09/2020

Dreamer: A Sailmaker’s Gift - 09/16/2020

Hoppy, Gene, Roy, and Mirages: Apparition or Science - 09/23/2020

ERIE’S FINNISH COMMUNITY: THE WATER PEOPLE - 09/30/2020

The Goosewood A Land Deal that Profoundly Changed Erie’s West Bayfront- 10/06/2020

Cascade Creek: Stream of Dreams - 10/23/2020

Bay Rat Athletics: Right Field Out - 10/27/2020

Cascade Creek Restoration - 11/03/2020

Bay-Rat Rhapsody: Riding the Bus to the Y - 11/11/2020

West Fourth Street Music Scene - 11/18/2020

Pat Cuneo, B.A.

Jefferson Publications Coordinator

1918 FLU EPIDEMIC STRUCK ERIE, NATION, WORLD - 03/26/2020

ERIE BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 - 04/14/2020

Jackson Janes, Ph.d.

Jefferson Global Summit IX Presenter 

and Distinguished Visiting Speaker

Report from Europe: Impact and Reactions to COVID-19 - 04/06/2020

Rev. Dr. Charles Brock

Brock Institute for Mega Issues

BERNIE, JOE, and DONALD on RELIGION and POLITICS - 04/07/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - 04/21/2020

FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PATRON SAINT OF ECOLOGY - 04/28/2020

Bernard of Clairvaux: Mystical Interpreter of Love - 05/05/2020

Plato on Love and Mysticism - 05/12/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - Dalai Lama: A Mystic and Saint - 06/02/2020

Mystics for Skeptics On Trump, Mysticism, and the Power of Positive Thinking - 06/09/2020

Mysticism of Joan of Arc Examined: Patron Saint of France helped inspire nation's liberty - 06/16/2020

Moses: The Mystic Prophet Like No Other - 06/23/2020

Jesus: Fulfilling the Mission of God - 06/30/2020

Obama the Mystic - 07/21/2020

VISIONARY J.S. BACH PAINTED IN MUSIC AND RELIGION - 07/28/2020

Lao-Tse: 'When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be' - 08/05/2020

Mysticism of Buddha: Finding Nirvana Can Be Goal for the World - 08/11/2020

Poetry of Hafiz Resonates More Than 600 Years Later - 08/18/2020

Mysticism of Tutu: Tutu Works to Make Sure Faith Affects People, Politics - 08/25/2020

Lincoln’s Mysticism: He tried to link his will with God’s - 09/01/2020

D.H. Lawrence: Get Cracking with your Definition of God - 09/08/2020

John Adams: One of Few Presidents Open to Other Religions - 09/15/2020

Smarsh would not have made it without her ghost - 09/22/2020

Mysticism, Politics Are Central to Great American Hymns - 09/29/2020

Foreign Policy, American Narrative Linked - Part One - 10/14/2020

Foreign policy: The point is not just to compromise, but to appreciate others Part Two - 10/20/2020