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Bwoglines: Old Pictures And A Virus Edition

Old pictures are being discovered and acquired. 

Happening in the World:  Researchers from Yamagata University, in Japan, discovered more than 140 ancient pictures, known as geoglyphs, in the sands of a Peruvian coastal plain. The geoglyphs, which “resemble living things and other objects” are believed to date back to as early as 100 BC and were discovered through the use of high-resolution 3D data. (CNN)

Happening in the US:  Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Colorado has closed all of its schools because of a virus outbreak that rapidly spread through the student population, according to school officials. A combination of two viruses which include symptoms of fever and vomiting is “spreading quickly across the schools.”The over 40 schools and all of their all after-school activities will remain closed until after Thanksgiving break. (CNN)

Happening in New York: The New York Public Library is the new home of rare Virginia Woolf Materials including around 100 letters, photographs, and first drafts of her books. This acquisition “gives the library plausible bragging rights to having the world’s most complete and important collection of Woolf materials” (NYT).

Happening on Campus: This evening from 6:00-8:00 pm in Milstein 105C Barnard’s feminist film series continues with Hail, Satan?, a movie exploring the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple (Barnard Events)

an infected pig in Colorado via Wikimedia Commons

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