AACC's Annual Convention offers professional development as well as the opportunity to network, share, and learn from professionals in the fields of education, business and industry, and the government sector.
What was the role of the Irish in the American Civil War? Many served on both sides of the conflict, and for young and old it was a formative experience. During the war, over 150,000 Irish-born fought for the Union and 20,000 fought for the Confederacy. This site provides topical articles on matters that include slave ownership among Irish Confederate officers and a curious piece titled, "How 'Irish' was Phil Sheridan?" Visitors can look through the Spotlight posts to get a sense of the different offerings on the site and really shouldn't miss the Resources area. Here, a number of helpful resources are divided into sections that include Books, Generals, and Regimental Losses. An accompanying book is available for purchase and site visitors can sign up to receive periodic updates, including relevant events and new additions.
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With MIT OpenCourseWare, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans to make course materials for nearly all its undergraduate and graduate subjects available online, free of charge to anyone who cares to use them. An ambitious project created as part of the university's mission "to advance knowledge and education to best serve the nation and the world." MIT OpenCourseWare currently offers course materials for a wide range of subjects. Users should bear in mind that MIT OpenCourseWare is an informal learning venue only, not a degree or certificate-granting program.
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