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

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

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