PowerPoint and Zoom Slides/Backgrounds
Although their use is not mandatory, the templates help create professional presentations that consistently represent the college to internal and external audiences. In order to comply with Penn State’s brand standards, you should use Rockwell for headlines and Franklin Gothic for body text.
If you’d like to see a sample of a few of the slides from our most recent recruitment presentation, click here.
Liberal Arts templates:
Basic slides with college mark and space for social media accounts 16×9
Slides with Penn State background images and Beaver Blue overlay 16×9
Slides with Penn State background images and Pennsylvania Sky overlay 16×9
Community shield 4×3
Community shield 16×9
Corner shield 4×3
Corner shield 16×9
Lion Shrine template 4×3
Lion Shrine template 16×9
Penn State templates:
Corner shield 4×3
Corner shield 16×9
Lion Shrine template 4×3
Lion Shrine template 16×9
Include the college mark: The Penn State Liberal Arts mark should at least be used on the title slide.
Introduce yourself: Include the name of the presentation and the presenter with the title and department name.
Connect with the audience: The last slide should contain contact information (address, phone, website, email, social media).
Build a strong presentation: Keep your points simple and use examples.
Less is more: Your background and images shouldn’t detract from the content. Images should be used to support and visually explain the text.
Zoom Intro Slides
You are welcome to use any of the PowerPoint templates above in your virtual meetings and events. However, we also have a Zoom intro slide template available for download. You can also find the template in our shared Canva account in the Templates folder.
We have created some fun Zoom backgrounds for students, faculty, and staff to use during Zoom meetings. You can download them here or find them in our shared Canva account in the Templates folder.
Penn State also created Zoom backgrounds, which you are welcome to use. To ensure backgrounds display properly, uncheck the “mirror my video” option in your Zoom virtual background settings.
Click here for instructions on how to add a virtual background in Zoom.
Penn State pushes 4 to NCAA wrestling semifinal round but slides back in effort to catch No. 1 Iowa
Things can change so quickly in an NCAA wrestling tournament that you can go from talking about a team title to talking about team health.
But as emotionally draining as unexpected events can be, the tournament always continues. It will be Penn State’s job to regroup after junior Brady Berge (157) injured his right knee in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday in St. Louis and was carried off the arena floor by his coaches. The Lions also watched Robbie Howard (125) lose his third-round consolation bout by fall to end his tournament and then hold his surgically repaired left shoulder while leaving the mat.
With Iowa pulling away in the team race, leading 73.5-57.5, the Nittany Lions must turn to more of an individual focus as four wrestlers still have a shot at a gold medal.
Quarterfinal winners were Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184). Michael Beard (197) and Greg Kerkvliet (285) lost quarterfinal bouts. Iowa will have five quarterfinalists and four alive in the consolation rounds.
Bravo-Young’s offense was limited by Virginia’s Louis Hayes but Hayes could do nothing offensively against Bravo-Young. The second-seeded Nittany Lion snapped down on Hayes’ arm early on, spun around for a takedown and rode for 1:41.
An escape and time point netted Bravo-Young a 4-1 win and a semifinal berth against Virginia Tech’s Korbin Myers of Boiling Springs. Myers shaded Matt Schmitt of Missouri 1-0 to become an All-America for the second time, but first time earning it on the mat; the NCAA declared the top eight NCAA seeds last season All-Americans after the tournament was canceled.
Lee kept his offense polished against Zach Sherman of North Carolina, rolling up four takedowns and a nearfall in an 11-3 win at 141. A big challenge awaits Lee Friday in a semifinal bout against Sebastian Rivera of Rutgers. Lee needed
Then came what will have a serious effect on Penn State’s tournament hopes and, more importantly, on Berge’s health. Berge had given up a takedown to Rider’s Jesse Dellavecchia and Dellavecchia had Berge’s right knee in the air when Berge seemed to land awkwardly out of bounds. He immediately slapped the mat in anger and frustration and ultimately was carried off the floor by Penn State coaches Cael and Cody Sanderson.
Starocci started the second half of the second round with a strong effort against MAC champ Andrew McNally of Kent. A couple of well-executed takedowns and a dominating ride puts Starocci in the semis against Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley, a 6-0 winner over Kaleb Romero of Ohio State.
The 184-pound class quarterfinals were outstanding and Penn State’s top-seeded Brooks led the way with a 9-4 win over Taylor Venz of Nebraska. It was the third straight win for Brooks over Venz and superiority on his feet was the key. Brooks will meet Northern Iowa redshirt freshman Parker Keckeisen, who took down Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen in the second sudden victory overtime period for a 4-2 win. Rutgers’ John Poznanski trimmed Lou DePrez of Binghamton 8-4 and Trent Hidlay shaded Brit Wilson of Northern Illinois 3-1.
Beard at 197 had accumulated 11 takedowns in his first two bouts and seemed to have a shot at the semifinal round, but 26-seed Jake Woodley, a two-time PIAA champ from North Allegheny, was the aggressor on his feet against Beard and converted three well-executed shots in a convincing 8-3 victory. Beard must win Friday night to become an All-America
Kerkvliet had a rugged challenge against top-seeded Gable Steveson of Minnesota, and Steveson used his power and quickness to build a 7-2 lead before Kerkvliet did connect on an outside single-leg shot to make the 9-4 final a bit more respectable. Like Beard, Kerkvliet must win tonight to place among the top eight.
CONSOLATION ROUNDUP: Penn State’s Howard continued to score points in clutch times during his first consolation round 9-7 victory over Chattanooga’s Fabian Guitierrez. Howard struck first with a takedown, gave up a reversal and was ridden in the second period but escaped with one second left to tie it at 3. Then came the wild third period in which Howard reversed and cranked Guitteriez for a nearfall prior to being reversed and yielding a stalling point. But a Howard reversal with about 10 seconds left sealed the win.
Howard battled Big Ten foe Patrick McKee of Minnesota in the third consi round and not only was pinned and eliminated from the tournament but walked off the floor holding his shoulder.
AROUND THE QUARTERFINALS: Iowa started out quickly with victories by Spencer Lee (125), Austin DeSanto (133) of Exeter and Jaydin Eierman (141). The Hawkeyes also advanced Michael Kemerer (174) and Tony Cassioppi (285). … North Carolina State and Oklahoma State aren’t far behind Penn State in the race for second as the Wolfpack’s Hidlay brothers from Mifflin County continue to dominate at 157 and 184. Hayden Hidlay and David Carr of Iowa State tangle in the 157-pound semifinals Friday night.
NOTES: Bucknell’s Zach Hartman is in Friday night’s semifinal round. Defending champion Mekhi Lewis of Virginia Tech was forced to withdraw because of a shoulder injury. Hartman will face Stanford’s Shane Griffith, who upset top-seeded Alex Marinelli of Iowa 3-1 in overtime. Pitt’s Jake Wentzel meets Ohio State’s Ethan Smith in the other 165 semi; Smith was trailing Arizona State’s Anthony Valencia 4-1 when Valencia injured his right knee, continued to wrestle basically on one leg and gave up 12 unanswered points to Smith.
Creating Community Online – Engaging Students Series Resources
How can you replicate the engagement level of in-person courses in an online space? This session covers how to take your online students and turn them into a community of engaged learners. Topics include planning for community, building community into assignments, humanizing both instructors and students in online environments, building humor into your courses, and specific technologies that can be used to facilitate community in your class.
Link to Recording
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Link to Google Slides Presentation
Resources Mentioned in the Presentation
- Session Survey
- Find your College or Course Liaison and book consultations
- ESS Information and Registration
- Tech Tutors
- Zoom security settings
- Research on Learning Communities
- Research on Online Learning Communities
- Using Humor in the College Classroom article
- Laughter to Learning article
- How to Be Okay: COVID-specific empathy statement
- Health and Wellness Statement: not COVID-specific
- Ice breaker questions for higher ed classes
Tools for Human Connection and Using Humor in the Classroom
- Show Me Website
- Show Me: Lea’s example
- Bitmoji Website
- ImgFlip: meme generator website
Penn State Supported Tools for Creating Community Online
- Access Microsoft Teams and Yammer from Penn State’s Office365 page
- Piazza at Penn State
- Piazza demo video
- Access Google Docs from Penn State’s G Suite for Education page
- VoiceThread (*this was not mentioned during the presentation, but is a Penn State Supported collaborative tool)
Additional Tools (not Penn State Supported)
- VR Chat
- Virbela demo video
- Group Me
Community Tools Mentioned by Attendees
- Flip Grid*
- Top Hat
- Poll Everywhere*
*Tools marked with an asterisk (*) have been reviewed by PSU risk management. You cannot receive Penn State support when using these tools, but can use them freely and require your students to use them in class. Reach out to the company that owns the tool for support.
Small Group Best Practices
- Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions
- Small group best practices from the Flexible Instruction Teaching Guide
- Small group best practices from Penn State’s Hybrid Learning Website
Bunsis Executive Report | Coalition for a Just University at Penn State
Over the last year and half of the pandemic, the PSU administration has failed to give an account of its decision processes regarding testing methods, quarantining procedures, salary and hiring freezes, and more. As part of the Coalition for a Just University at PSU’s efforts to hold the administration accountable, we crowd-raised the funds to hire an external financial auditor, Dr. Howard Bunsis, who performed an analysis of the current financial status of Penn State. Dr. Bunsis presented his findings Thursday, April 29, 2021 in a public meeting via Zoom. The recording and slides used during this presentation are available here.
Key findings from this report include:
- Penn State has over $4 billion in reserves (slides 33-34). The vast majority of these reserves can be accessed (slide 29) and as Dr. Bunsis points out, the COVID-19 pandemic is precisely the type of event for which reserves should be used.
- Investments are not well managed. The University is dedicating an increasing percentage of its resources to high-risk investments that have consistently performed poorly, with returns well below “safe investments” such as S&P 500 indexed bonds (slide 23).
- Up until Spring 2020, revenue has been consistently higher than expenses (slides 35-36), therefore it is unclear why the University has not consistently provided raises that offset inflation. Also troubling is the moratorium on raises for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, as Pennsylvanians’ earning power has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and unemployment for the Commonwealth reached historic numbers during the pandemic.
- Penn State has high tuition, but also low “discount rates.” They do not award as much financial aid as peer institutions (slides 60-62).
- Penn State’s reported losses due to the pandemic are likely overstated and are 10-fold less than the reserves (slides 71-76).
- Last year, salaries for instruction and research comprised only 57% of all salaries paid by the University. This percentage has been consistently declining and compares unfavorably to almost all of Penn State’s peer institutions (slides 90-92).
Additional topics were discussed by Dr. Bunsis both during his presentation and the Q&A, and are offered in depth in both the powerpoint and the session recording and clips.
We want to thank all who contributed to the fund that allowed us to hire and bring Howard Bunsis to PSU. Dr. Bunsis is currently a Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University. He holds a PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Fordham Law School, and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania.
The CJU/PSU Coordinating Committee
Water slides could be coming to a Pennsylvania state park near you
When state Rep. Brian Ellis looks at some of Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks, he sees the need for better lodging options and restaurants. Maybe horseback trails. Maybe, even, a golf course or a water slide.
“What we’re seeing is outdoors people who want to camp out and then others who want to look out of a window, take a shower and have a hot meal,” said Ellis, a Republican who represents part of Butler County in Western Pennsylvania. “[We want to] supply opportunities for them as well.”
His idea is to give the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources greater ability to partner with private developers who could introduce new attractions to state land. Ellis hopes these deals would bring more visitors and money to state parks. The proposed legislation, House Bill 2013, would lead to the hiring of a consultant and a pilot program for the DCNR to determine possibilities for partnerships. It passed the Rules Committee earlier this week with unanimous support.
But where Ellis and others see progress, conservation groups see something else entirely: Potentially harmful commercialization of Pennsylvania’s natural resources.
“It creates an incentive for the folks caring for our parks instead of trying to maintain and preserve them to look at them as profit centers,” said Josh McNeil, executive director of the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. “There are any number of things it could become.”
Water slides and golf courses are very real possibilities. In fact, recently introduced House Bill 2188 calls for the creation of four Arnold Palmer Trails Program golf courses in four to-be-determined state parks in the north, south, east and west regions of the state. No votes have been taken yet on that bill.
Ohio, West Virginia, New York and many other states have allowed extensive public-private agreements for years. West Virginia, for instance, developed a state park resort and has several golf courses at its state parks.
Numerous resorts and other developments have been built adjacent to national parks, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Joanne Kilgour, chapter director of the Pennsylvania Sierra Club, said her organization isn’t against responsible developments near the parks but worries whether House Bill 2013 could lead to ecological problems and little or no financial benefit.
“In the long run we see this as opening up the potential for subsidizing private profits using public land,” Kilgour said. “That could be things like golf courses in state parks, and water parks and large resorts that are more like motel or hotel style rather than cabins and camping options. Ultimately I think we want to see park for the public and not private profit.”
“They’re afraid of change,” Ellis said of conservation groups’ opposition to the bill. “They are only thinking of the folks now that use the state parks and aren’t interested in getting more folks to see the wonderful natural treasures we have now in Pennsylvania. It’s patently false scare tactics they’re using.”
In 2013, Pennsylvania national parks received some 37.5 million visits. That number has remained mostly steady for the last decade. As to whether the state could make money from partnerships, Ellis said, “We’re not going to give them the land for free.”
Attempts to foster more private-public partnerships with the state parks have gone on for several years. The reason why this bill could reach the finish line is the bill’s language and Gov.Tom Wolf.
Rather than mandate development, this is a pilot program. As for Wolf, it appears his thinking is different than former Gov. Ed Rendell, who opposed similar measures. Ellis said Wolf has a “willingness to look at opportunities to enhance state parks.” The Governor has worked with Ellis on the bill’s language.
“The administration is committed to ensuring that any new development in the state parks is in keeping with DCNR’s mission and planning for the park system,” Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan said via email. “We have worked with the bill’s sponsor to craft language which will help DCNR identify and evaluate opportunities which may exist to establish additional recreational and lodging facilities in keeping with that mission, and for the benefit of the general public.”
IU softball sweeps Penn State, moves to fourth place in Big Ten
IU softball had a sweet senior weekend as the team honored 8 members who have graduated from IU Bloomington. This year, seven seniors and one graduate student were honored for their time as Hoosiers.
The center of the field was painted with the seniors’ numbers, and they took photos with their framed jerseys before the first game Saturday. The team then took care of business and swept Penn State in the final softball series played in Bloomington at Andy Mohr Field for the season.
The Hoosiers had yet another schedule change as they played in two double-headers. The first two games were played on Friday. The first game was a 2-1 IU victory thanks to a home run from senior left fielder Gabbi Jenkins and an RBI from senior catcher Bella Norton.
The second game was a bit more competitive, as the Hoosiers had to comeback from a 7-4 deficit during the bottom of the seventh inning.
The rally started with a one-run RBI from senior third baseman Grayson Radcliffe, which sent senior center fielder Taylor Lambert home and Jenkins to third base before freshman catcher Grace Lorsung hit a two-run RBI to tie the game.
The winning run came from Norton, who raced to home plate on a sacrifice fly from senior first baseman Annika Baez. The Hoosiers won the second game of the series 8-7.
The third game was a solid 4-1 victory with half of the runs coming from Norton RBIs. Norton’s first hit was a groundout to the sophomore shortstop Kaitlyn Morrison, allowing Jenkins to score during the bottom of the first. Then, Norton hit a one-run RBI double to center field, getting Radcliffe home.
The last game was dominance from the Hoosiers offense. Emily Goodin threw a shutout against the Nittany Lions team, while IU scored a grand total of 17 runs to end the game in five innings. This is the most amount of runs for a single IU game since March 24th, 2017, where the Hoosiers scored 23 on Rutgers.
IU heads to College Park to take on Maryland for the final series of the season this weekend starting at 5 p.m. on May 14, at Maryland Softball Stadium in College Park, Maryland.
Penn State Football: The All-Time Dream Team | Bleacher Report
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As the United States men’s basketball team wrapped up another gold in the summer Olympics, the debate for some will continue over whether this year’s team, led by LeBron James and Kevin Durant and Hall-of-Fame bound Kobe Bryant could take down the 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and so many more Hall of Famers.
This also gives many of us a chance to take some time and take a look at what players would make up a dream team for our favorite franchises and college programs. When it comes to forming an all-time dream team for Penn State there are some good names to sort through, and that means there are plenty of great names that must be left out of the mix.
On the following slides we have the first team for our Penn State Dream Team. Feel free to argue your case for any player not named on any particular slide. That is part of the fun with a topic like this.
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This one should be a slam dunk. Penn State is not known for turning out great quarterbacks at the same rate as a school like Southern California, so it makes it even easier to make this selection. Kerry Collins was flat-out the best quarterback to play at Penn State in the program’s history. Other players may have performed well under center, but Collins remains the best.
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Of all the offensive positions to decide on, this was the toughest. There were plenty of great names to mull over, including Ki-Jana Carter, Larry Johnson, John Cappelletti and Lydell Mitchell, but in the end the nod went to Curt Warner.
Warner gets the Dream Team roster spot because until Evan Royster passed him in 2010, he remained the school’s all-time leading rusher. He also did so in fewer games than Royster was able to play. Warner brings everything you like about a dependable running back to the table, with a decent balance of speed, acceleration and trusty hands.
To date, no Penn State tailback has piled up more 100-yard rushing games, which shows he is dependable and consistent too.
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The fullback position may not be what it once was in the game of football, but if we are putting together a dream team it would be nearly impossible to leave Franco Harris off the field. Penn State has had some decent fullbacks over the years, but none as good as Harris.
Harris scored 24 touchdowns from 1969-’71 and put together 2,000 rushing yards for Penn State. If you can place him in the same backfield with Curt Warner you will have the foundation for a very strong running game.
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We are going to go ahead and pick three wide receivers for our dream team. Lining up and running routes for Kerry Collins will be his former teammate, Bobby Engram (pictured). Few receivers have been able to match what Engram could do in Penn State’s passing game and his 31 career receiving touchdowns continue to lead the school’s record books.
Joining Engram will be the go-to receiver he replaced, O.J. McDuffie. McDuffie and Engram are tied in the school’s record books for most receptions ins a season with 63 apiece, so it would seem they should complement each other pretty well and give Collins some reliable options.
For good measure we will throw Kenny Jackson in the mix. Jackson has 25 career receiving touchdowns for Penn State, which is second only to Engram. With these three wide receivers on the field there should be no worries about scoring through the air.
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This spot almost went to another member of the 1994 Nittany Lions.
It is difficult to pass up on College Football Hall of Fame tight end Ted Kwalick, who ended his collegiate career with more receiving yards and touchdowns than Kyle Brady, who also received strong consideration.
Kwalick had 1,343 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Only Andrew Quarless has recorded more receiving yards by a tight end in Penn State history, but Kwalick averages about three more yards per reception than Quarless or Brady.
You can make a case for Brady, and perhaps even Quarless, but we’ll stick with a Hall of Famer with better numbers here.
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Left Tackle – Keith Dorney
Left Guard – Mike Munchak
Center – Stefen Wisniewski (pictured)
Right Guard – Steve Wisniewski
Right Tackle – Levi Brown
This should be a very solid offensive line for Penn State. Having the Wisniewski combo in the middle of the line along with Mike Munchak, with former first-round NFL draft picks Keith Dorney and Levi Brown flanking the outside of the offensive line, Kerry Collins should have all kinds of time to find an open receiver and the running game should have some holes to plow through.
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Left Defensive End – Courtney Brown (pictured)
Defensive Tackle – Jimmy Kennedy
Defensive Tackle – Jared Odrick
Right Defensive End – Dave Robinson
Now this is a defensive line that should bring some pressure to opposing quarterbacks.
Jimmy Kennedy and Courtney Brown will bring some great size to one side of the line, making it nearly impossible for a running back to slip through any cracks.
On the other side what is lacking in sheer size will be made up in defensive pressure with Jared Odrick and old-timer and College Football Hall of Famer Dave Robinson having the skill to get through the line and almost force a running back to try the other direction.
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Finally, the signature position at Penn State. Boy do we have some serious names to consider. If we put together a second and third team for this list we would still be able to put together a linebacker crop worthy of first-team recognition. But alas, we must cut our Dream Team down to three players as we fill out our 4-3 defense.
We’ll start with one of the first icons at the position at Penn State, Jack Ham. Ham, a college football hall of famer, has career numbers that have since been pushed down the all-time list, but he remains one of the legends in program history. Joining Ham will be one of the more recent stars at the linebacker position, Paul Posluszny. Both bring some of the most solid tackling form and skills to the field, making it difficult for opposing players to get too far down field. Having the two of them on the field would make any defense a tough one to play against with their ball awareness and tackling ability.
But we’re throwing LaVar Arrington onto the field too, to bring a little tenacity to the defense, and perhaps a little more athleticism. Arrington has a tendency to play off the basic schemes and go off on his own looking for a big play, and with some more disciplined players like Posluszny and Ham backing him up, that should be just fine in this dream defensive unit.
Ham, Posluszny and Arrington? Offensive coordinators would have nightmares.
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Corner Back – Mark Robinson
Free Safety – Neal Smith (pictured)
Hero – Michael Zordich
Corner Back – Alan Zemaitis
Admittedly, the defensive secondary may the weak spot on this dream team, but with the front seven assembled that may not be an alarming concern.
We will let Michael Zordich lead the secondary at the hero position, with Neal Smith from the late 1960s patrolling at free safety. We’ll give the man-to-man responsibilities to Mark Robinson and Alan Zemaitis, although you can probably make a strong case for some other candidates as well.
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Kicker – Brett Conway
Kick Returner – Kenny Watson, Blair Thomas
Punter – Jeremy Boone (pictured)
Punt returner – Dennis Onkotz
The special teams will be in good shape with this unheralded group.
Brett Conway was one of the best kickers at Penn State under Joe Paterno and he will handle the dream team’s extra point duties, because there probably will not be too many field goals with this group. When the team will have to punt on those rare occasions, Jeremy Boone will put some power into the football and try to lock down the opponent inside the 20-yard line.
Curt Warner and O.J. McDuffie were two of the best kickoff returners for Penn State in their time, and having them on our dream team roster gives this team a chance to use them in that area as well. But we’ll keep them off the field for those situations and hope that A.J. Wallace or Blair Thomas can break loose.
On punt returns, we’ll send Dennis Onkotz back to haul in the football and see what he can do. Onkotz recorded 619 punt return yards and a pair of touchdowns from 1967-’69, and his return average was pretty steady each season. He may not have breakaway speed like Derrick Williams, who received some consideration for this spot, but his reliable hands should lead to some solid field position for the Nittany Lions.
Stats provided by Penn State Athletics. (offense/defense)
Kevin McGuire is the host of the No 2-Minute Warning podcast, managing editor of Nittany Lions Den and a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
90,000 Economy in a Life
“Economics is the ability to use life in the best way” (Bernard Shaw).
The Council of Young Scientists proposes to indulge in academic hedonism – over tea and cookies, discuss how economists explain and sometimes even solve social problems.
Olga Suchkova (EF MSU, IPEI RANEPA) “Find 10 differences, or how” twins “help to conduct economic research” (slides)
Natalya Mikhailovna Kalmykova (EF MSU) “Learning is light? The influence of education on demographic behavior”
Dmitry Mukhin (University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor, PhD Princeton) “What is the Central Bank capable of?”
Georgy Kalashnov (EF MSU) “Money or life? The right market for the vaccine to be on time”
Ekaterina Zubova (EF MSU, ANTSEA) “What are we worth? Are we so expensive as we think”
Daria Dudorova (Megafon, EF MGU-2017) “How to launch a product? Success and failure stories in telecom”
Pavel Koval (CERGE-EI, Prague, EF MGU-2019) “How much does it cost to be attentive?” (video recording)
Sergey Sargsyan (University of Pennsylvania, EF MSU-2019) “Forgetful Investor” (video, slides)
Irina Filippova (Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University, I.E.E.T. Gaidar) “Poor, poor regions. Fiscal federalism in Russia” (slides)
Alexander Maltsev (EF MSU) “(Un) necessary economic history”
Olga Markova (EF MSU, RANEPA) “IT giants and competition: how platforms change markets”
Georgy Kalashnov (EF MSU, Yandex.Taxi) “Two waves of admission and a little nervous” (slides)
Daniil Sitkevich (Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University, Gaidar Institute) “Give money, or how they help poor regions” (slides)
Olga Klachkova (Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University) “How not to get caught in the net” (slides)
Vladimir Ivanov (EF MSU) “HIV, worms and absenteeism of teachers.For which they gave the Nobel Prize 2019 “(slides)
Viktor Bryzgalin (INP, EF MSU, Responsible Secretary of the Council of Young Scientists) “Is the family … sacred?” (slides)
Andrey Matyukhin (CFA, FRM, EF MSU, expert at the Moscow Exchange) “How to become a millionaire for one scholarship, or what ultra-alternative investments are” (slides)
Anya Baturevich (Stockholm School of Economics, EF MSU-2019) “Good for the New Year, or what is effective altruism” (slides)
Vladimir Ivanov (Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University) “The romance of equilibria in the marriage market.Valentine Lecture “(slides)
Sergey Belev (IEP named after E.T. Gaidar, IPEI RANEPA) “The budget issue, or the treasury requires sacrifices”
Anna Meleshkina (EF MSU) “Gender gap: case-by-case through the eyes of an institutionalist” (slides)
Macro-regions of the USA – presentation on Slide-Share.ru 🎓
Slide 1 of the presentation: US Macroareas
Slide 2: US Macroregions
Slide 3: US Macro Region Characterization Plan
EGP assessment of the area.The main factors of development.
Industry is a role in the country’s economy. but. The most developed industries. b.Main industrial centers).
The importance of the region in the country’s economy.
Slide 4: Northeast
Slide 5: Mayflower 1620 g
Slide 6: North-East: “Workshop of the nation”
17th century.New England is the cradle of the USA. Boston.
5% of the country’s area.
Seaside position, access to the Great Lakes.
Slide 7: Main Factors of Development
Coal and ore reserves.Poor agroclimatic conditions
Slide 8: Population. Cities
Share in the country’s population – 19%
North-East – “Main gate” of the USA
Bos-Vash – “The main street of the country” 50 mln.people
Slide 9: Economic Capital of the Country – New York
country shopping center
Slide 10: Political Capital – Washington
Slide 11: Industry
19th century- weaving, sewing enterprises.
Mechanical engineering, metallurgy, food, sewing industry.
Slide 13: Northeast: “Workshop of the nation”
Harvard University in Boston
Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island
Slide 15: Yale University – New Haven, CT
Slide 16: Columbia UniversityNew York, Manhattan borough
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Slide 18: University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
Slide 19: Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
Slide 20: Midwest
Slide 21: American Mediterranean EGP
22% of the country’s area.Lakeside position.
Ore and coal reserves.
Slide 22: Population
“Chi-Pitts” or “Priozerny” -35 millionpeople, 200 people / km 2
Slide 23: Industry
Metallurgy, mechanical engineering.Chicago is the symbol of American industry
Slide 24: Cleveland Metallurgical Center
Slide 25: Detroit – Home of Engineering
(1/2 part of US agricultural products)
Slide 27: Midwest – America’s Strength and Power
Slide 28: South
Slide 29: SOUTH EGP
24% of the country’s area.Mineral and agroclimatic resources.
Slide 30: Industry
1st place in the USA:
Extraction of oil, gas, coal, phosphorites.Electricity, petrochemicals, fabrics and tobacco.
Agriculture is intensive, diversified.
Slide 31: South
24% of the country’s population
Former “US Black Belt”
Rapid population growth
Black Cities: Atlanta 70%, Miami 91%
Slide 32: South – Many Faces
Old South – tobacco plantations
broiler poultry keeping
Slide 33: Deep South
Slide 34: Florida – Sunshine State
Miami is the largest resort in the world
50 milliontourists per year.
Cape Canaveral – the main cosmodrome of the USA
Slide 35: Dallas, Houston
Petrochemical and Aerospace Centers
Slide 36: West
Slide 37: West
The largest – 49%
Variety of natural
Slide 38: Stanford University – Silicon Valley, CA
Slide 39: Homework
Prepare a description of macro-districts in the form of presentations or abstracts according to the plan.
Final Slide of Presentation: US Macroareas
90,000 New Ennead Consoles Museum Wing over Terrain
Ennead Completes Wing of the Pennsylvania Museum, Console Over Terrain
New York-based Ennead Architects completed the renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art with the addition of a galvanized volume protruding from the façade (+ slideshow).
Founded in 1959, the museum is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh. The museum is dedicated to American art with a focus on art from southwestern Pennsylvania.
Ennead Architects renovated the museum’s existing home, a 30,000 square foot (2,790 square meters) neo-Georgian brick building. He also created a new wing with an area of 13,280 square feet (1,230 square meters), which is located above a gentle area.
“The result is an architecturally dynamic building that combines old and new, with an extension that has become a striking counterpoint to the original neo-Georgian structure,” the company said.
“Design reinforces and renews the identity and experience of the museum, extending its legacy into the future.”
The most visible element of the project is the new cantilevered east wing, which houses galleries for temporary and permanent exhibitions. While mostly clad in zinc panels, the front of the volume is clad in floor-to-ceiling glass.
“The extended building frames the landscape, providing a transparent backdrop, linking the interior and exterior, and revealing activity within,” the firm said.
Ennead also redesigned the building’s main façade, removing four large columns and adding an aluminum and precast screen.
For the existing west wing, the design team created a new corner concrete façade. In the center, a cinematic installation by artist Tim Prentice serves as the focal point as you approach along the main street.
On the south side of the museum, the firm added vertical glass windows to the original brick envelope. According to the firm, the windows provide natural light in the building and provide “an omen of the geometry of the cantilever.”
Inside, a new entry sequence provides a view through the building, linking north and south.
Photo of Aislinn Weidele
The double-height lobby is surrounded by the new museum shop and gallery, and a glass staircase leads to the upper level and the new east wing.
The firm also renovated the café, event space, children’s program area and staff offices. Design modifications hint at the shape of the new east wing.
“A series of small interventions in the existing building reinforces the core geometric language of the console complement,” the firm said.
Methodical recommendations for holding a class hour “International Day of Birds” 5-7 grades
Methodical recommendations for the class hour “International Day of Birds” (grades 5-7).
Authors – compilers: Milovzorova A.M., Kulyagina G.P., Kuznetsova E.V.
Materials were developed for the presentation “International Day of Birds”. The presentation includes information about the significant date, significance and necessity of protecting and attracting birds.
Slide number 2 . Why is the holiday held in early April?
The teacher acquaints students with the reasons for choosing this particular time of the holiday, during a conversation, discusses with them the importance of birds on our planet, the peculiarities of their seasonal behavior.The discussion can be conducted in the form of a small brainstorming session: who will provide the largest number of arguments for choosing such a date for the holiday or who will argue his own version.
The slide shows a reproduction of A. Savrasov’s painting “The Rooks Have Arrived”.
Slide No. 3. International legal acts regulating the state’s attitude to the protection of birds.
The slide shows the names and dates of adoption of the International Conventions for the Protection of Birds.
Provide arguments for the need for international and domestic legal acts on the protection and attraction of birds.
Slide number 4. History of the holiday.
Students get acquainted with the history of the emergence of the holiday in the United States. The slide shows how teacher Charles Babcock in Oil City, Pennsylvania, first organized such a party for his students. It also provides information on how Bird Day spread and became a regular occurrence in all states.
Slide № 5. Bird Day in Russia (folk traditions).
The slide tells about the ancient Russian and Orthodox traditions of attracting birds.
Pick up proverbs and sayings about birds. Explain their appearance and meaning.
Slide number 6. Bird Day – traditions of attracting birds ..
The information on the slide tells about the long-standing, centuries-old traditions of attracting birds in Russia and throughout the Slavic world.
Slide № 7. Revival of the holiday after the Civil War.
The slide contains materials about Nikolai Dergunov, a teacher at the Central Biological Station in St.Moscow, which, together with its juniors in 1924, resumed the celebration of the Day of the birds.
Slide number 8. V.V. Mayakovsky and the Day of the Birds ..
The slide provides information on the participation of V.V. Mayakosky in the Days of birds held by N. Dergunov and his pupils. An excerpt from the poet’s poem “We are waiting for you, comrade bird, why aren’t you flying?” (1927).
Slide No. 9. Bird Day in Moscow.
The teacher talks about how the holiday spread in Moscow and what media helped in this….
Slides No. 10. Bird Day in Moscow ..
The slide tells about P.P. Smolin, chairman of the youth section of the All-Russian Society for the Conservation of Nature and his contribution to the popularization of this holiday.
Slide No. 11. Russian Bird Conservation Union.
The slide contains information about the Russian Bird Conservation Union, created in 1993.
There are also photographs of five bird species.
Why are these species of birds placed on this slide? (These are the species that are the first to return to Moscow from wintering).
Slide number 12. Attracting birds.
The teacher informs the students about the bird species that are the first to arrive from wintering to the territory of Moscow and the Moscow region.
The slide shows examples of the most common “bird houses”: titmouse, gogolyatnik and birdhouse.
What is the difference between these nests? Why is it very important to comply with their features?
Slide 13 . “Bird of the Year” promotion.
The teacher talks about the all-Russian action “Bird of the Year”, held by the Russian Bird Conservation Union, about the criteria for choosing the bird of the year.
Slides number 14 – 16.
The slides show photographs:
Bird of the Year of Russia – 2011 – White Wagtail.
Bird of the Year of Russia – 2012 – Bluethroat.
Bird of the Year of Russia – 2013 – White-tailed Eagle.
Slide number 17. Bird of the Year of Russia 2014.
The slide shows images of the black swift – the bird of the year of Russia 2014.
The poem “Black Swift” by E. Chernyshov has been posted.
Slide No. 18. Bird of the Year of Russia 2015.
The slide shows the images of the bird of the year of Russia 2015 – the redstart.
Slide No. 19. Types of redstart inhabiting Russia.
The slide shows five species of redstart inhabiting the territory of Russia.
This bird got its name for a bright red tail that looks like a tongue of flame, constantly trembling.
The original homeland of the redstart is the mountains at the upper limit of the survival of woody vegetation, where the forest is split into separate groves and trees under the onslaught of cold weather. From here, their ancestors settled both higher into the mountains and down into the plains.
In recent decades, the number of the common redstart has noticeably decreased. The black redstart, on the contrary, settles well in cities and other settlements.
Redstarts are diligent helpers of gardeners, they feed on a variety of beetles – weevils, and click beetles, and ground beetles, and leaf beetles, and dung beetles; they catch mosquitoes, flies, collect larvae and caterpillars of various insects.
Slide number 20. Interesting facts about the bird of 2015.
• Outside our country, redstarts breed in Western Europe, Iran, Iraq and Northwest Africa. These birds hibernate in the south of the Arabian Peninsula and in Equatorial Africa. Redstarts nesting in North-West Africa are sedentary and do not fly away for wintering – there is enough food in these places all year round.
• The redstart usually arrives to us in the second half of April, and flies off early, at the end of August, one of the first birds.
• Having arrived from wintering to their native places, males of redstart begin to sing almost around the clock, taking a short break for a couple of hours after midnight.
• Single males sing the most. They perform up to 500 songs per hour. After the formation of a pair, the intensity of singing decreases sharply, and then increases again with the beginning of incubation of the clutch.
• The nesting shelters of the redstart are diverse – all kinds of potholes in tree trunks, hollows, open-top depressions in stumps.
• Our redstart hatch chicks twice a year.The chicks stay in the nest for two weeks, and the parents endlessly carry them food. Redstarts feed their chicks about 500 times a day!
• After two weeks the chicks leave the nest, but for another week the parents continue to feed their babies.
• Young redstarts set off on their own way to the south, and their parents again start nesting.
• The maximum known age of a redstart is 9.5 years.
The slide shows images of common redstart clutches and chicks.
Hyperlinks also available:
- video – This is how the redstart sings;
- video clips – Very beautiful – bird 2015
N. Agoshkova’s poem about the redstart (2012).
Slide number 21. Extinct bird species.
The slide shows six species of birds that have disappeared into the face of the Earth, including as a result of human activities. Photographs of these species, preserved from the time when they still delighted us with their presence on the planet, are given.
Slides № 22 – 23. Anthropogenic causes of the death of birds and their consequences.
Based on the materials of these slides, you can conduct a small discussion about the interaction of human society and birds, as well as about the possible consequences of this interaction.
Slides №24 – 25. Birds are a source of inspiration.
The slides show images of birds in paintings by Russian and foreign artists, postage stamps and coins of Russia and foreign countries.
Slide number 26. Interactive game.
The teacher can offer students two options for an interactive game:
Feed the bird – there are three hyperlinks.
Color the bird – there are also three hyperlinks.
Slides №27 – 28. Crossword “Variety of birds”.
The slides show the form of a crossword puzzle with tasks and answers. The teacher can leave the slide with the answers available to the students, or he can make it hidden, and the children will not see it.
Slide number 29. Birds are a precious decoration of our planet.
The slide shows four types of the most beautiful birds. There is also a hyperlink to the video clip (2min. 30sec): “April 1 – the day of the Birds”.
Nevada, please: the winner of the US election will be determined by a dozen votes | Articles
For the first time in a long time, the winner of the presidential elections in the United States was not determined the day after the vote. If on the night of November 4, Donald Trump was in the lead in the fluctuating states, who hastened to declare his triumph, then in the afternoon the situation in Wisconsin and Michigan changed dramatically – Joe Biden came forward.If this situation continues, the Democrat will collect 264 electors, and the Republican – 266. The key result will unexpectedly be in Nevada (six votes), where Joe Biden is leading by a small margin. According to experts interviewed by Izvestia, the current president will resist defeat (if it does happen), but this is unlikely to help him stay in the White House.
In a hurry – make Wisconsin laugh
Donald Trump, on the night of November 3-4, learned about his leadership in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, did not wait for the summing up and announced his victory.At the same time, the owner of the White House admitted that he wins even in those states that he did not count on. The Republican was especially surprised by Wisconsin, which, in his words, “is not really needed”, because the victory is already in his pocket. Considering that then Donald Trump’s advantage was quite comfortable, the rush is understandable. However, in the afternoon, when there were about 10-15% of the ballots to be counted, Joe Biden won back about 100 thousand votes in Wisconsin and Michigan and took the lead. This radically changed the alignment.
Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, which should have been key to determining the winner, fell sharply in value, and the decisive votes were unexpectedly Nevada, which traditionally supports Democrats.In this state, the counting of votes was stopped at a mark when 588,252 ballots were cast for Joe Biden, and 580,605 for Donald Trump. The Nevada authorities said they would return to the process at nine in the morning on November 5. But on the evening of November 4, apparently frightened by the impending crisis, they decided to count the votes “without pauses.” If Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina remain with the Republican, it is the six Nevada electors who will decide the fate of the duel. If a miracle happens, the current owner of the Oval Office could win the election with 272 votes.But Joe Biden will most likely be the winner with 270.
US President Donald Trump
Photo: Global Look Press / Chris Kleponis / Keystone Press Agency
Over the past 30 years, only once – in 2000 – a candidate won the presidential elections in the United States with a minimal majority of electoral votes. That lucky one was Republican George W. Bush, who secured 271 votes to 266 from Al Gore. Then the case reached the Supreme Court, but this did not help the democrat.
Donald Trump has already called it very strange that overnight his advantage in key states “began to magically disappear as soon as they began to take into account the unexpected ballot stuffing.”
By the way, in 2016 the Republican won both in Wisconsin and Michigan. According to the director of the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the Study of the United States at Moscow State University, Yuri Rogulev, then these states believed the promises of a better life, but the coronavirus and the economic crisis forced their population to change their minds.
– The economic situation in these states was bad anyway.In fact, they traditionally voted for the Democrats, but in 2016 they went for Trump. Then it was even called the uprising of the white working class. Now, of course, people could not be convinced with words. They looked into their wallets and went to vote, ”the expert explained to Izvestia.
Yet perhaps the biggest contributor to Donald Trump’s eventual defeat came from Arizona, with its 11 electoral votes. Not only has this state been in the Republican orbit for a long time, it is also governed by a Republican governor.This means that the incumbent president could not lose here in such a situation. A head-to-head fight with Joe Biden in not-so-friendly Michigan and Wisconsin and a major concession in Arizona mean that the American leader’s team clearly miscalculated when it planned winning combinations of states and slept through the threat in its yard.
The court will go
The results have not yet been calculated until the end. However, Joe Biden’s headquarters have already announced the victory of their candidate, as well as that Donald Trump will lose the contestation of elections in the Supreme Court (SC), although the incumbent president and his team have not yet announced that they will go to the SC.Nevertheless, such rumors persist in the United States, and the owner of the Oval Office himself gave many reasons for this. So, Trump’s headquarters on the afternoon of November 4 filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop the counting of ballots.
Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Acker
As the Atlantic Council expert Professor Anders Aslund noted in an interview with Izvestia, it is already clear that Joe Biden won the national vote and even set a record for the entire history of the US presidential election – almost 70 million votes on the evening of November 4, Moscow time.However, Donald Trump can still win, although this is already a less likely scenario, the political scientist admitted.
– The problem is that Trump will undoubtedly challenge Biden’s victory. Numerous cases will go to the highly politicized Supreme Court, where Trump has a solid majority (six judges are pro-republican, three judges are pro-democratic. – Izvestia). So far, everything looks like the worst possible outcome for the well-being and democracy of the United States, the expert said.
Donald Trump has already announced his victory at night. This means that he will not admit defeat just like that, political analyst Eduard Lozansky is sure. According to him, courts and scandals can no longer be avoided, and violations can be found in mass voting by mail, if desired. Until the vote count is finally completed, it is too early to speak about the winner unambiguously, the expert concluded.
However, the US Constitution does not provide for the procedure for canceling elections, holding an additional vote, a second round, and so on, recalled Yuri Rogulev.Perhaps it will come to a recount of votes in one or two states, the expert said. Nobody will support the disputing of the results in general in the USA, he is sure.
Nevertheless, the incumbent president has already launched a Twitter bombardment of counting results. In his opinion, what is happening is “very bad for the country,” and “they find votes for Biden everywhere – in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.”
Meanwhile, the Americans have already poured into the streets of large cities and are preparing to rebel against the election results.Both Republican supporters and Democratic supporters intend to marry their candidate. However, as the experts in the United States told Izvestia, the activists are still acting within the law. If we compare the current rallies with the racially motivated protests that have recently swept across the country, now we are talking only about isolated episodes of aggression, such as clashes with the police.
Photo: REUTERS / Erin Scott
The 2020 election has shown a growing rift in American society.And although division has always been in the United States, now the red lines are brighter and the glow is stronger. According to Valery Garbuzov, Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the reason for the current seething state of America is the victory of Barack Obama in 2008, whose policy turned out to be a serious shift to the left, unusual for the country. In response, there was a concentration of conservative forces that threw Donald Trump to the surface. He explained to Izvestia that in American society, feelings for the Republican range from overwhelming love to fierce hatred.This contrast activates the street every now and then. As soon as Donald Trump leaves the US political field, the polarization in America will subside, the expert is sure.
Anyway, it was noisy in Washington on November 4th. As the correspondent of IZ.RU in the USA, Maxim Parikhoda, told Izvestia, there were a lot of young people around the White House and on the adjacent streets – parks, lawns and squares were full of posters, and some protest actions even turned into entertainment and discos. The main aggression came from radical representatives of the Black lives matter movement.In any case, until the winner of the 2020 elections is finally proclaimed in the United States, there will certainly be rallies. Moreover, this is allowed by the first amendment to the Constitution, which activists do not forget to remind. The main thing is that there is no violence. Nevertheless, keeping in mind the racial riots, the owners of shops and boutiques in the capital ahead of time filled the windows with plywood.
In general, while everyone is waiting for a complete counting of votes. And the longer it goes on, the more unstable the situation will be.
Loss of image quality in Office document – Office
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- Applies To:
- Office 2007
Office 365 ProPlus renamed to Microsoft 365 Enterprise Applications . For more information on this change, read this blog.
After you save a document, spreadsheet, or presentation that contains an image, loss of image quality, such as blur, may occur.
This issue occurs because PowerPoint, Excel, and Word do most of the compression on images when they are saved.
Unable to recover already compressed images.
For future retention, compression can be disabled on a per-file basis using the following steps:
Click Office Button , and then click Save As .
Click Tools, and then click Image Compression .
Click the Options button.
Click to clear the auto shrink item when saving the control window.
Press button OK .
In the Compress Pictures dialog box, click Cancel .
Note. Clicking OK in this dialog will not prevent the problem.
You can also modify the following registry entry to prevent default compression.
This section, method, or task description includes steps that provide instructions for modifying registry settings. However, changing the registry settings incorrectly can cause serious problems. Therefore, the instructions given should be followed exactly. For added protection, back up the registry before editing it.This will help you restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information on how to create and restore the registry, see this information on How to create and restore the registry in Windows.
Incorrect use of Registry Editor can lead to serious problems that may require reinstalling the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems caused by incorrect use of Registry Editor can be resolved.Use the registry editor at your own risk.
Fire all applications.
Start Registry Editor. To do this, click the Start button, click the Run button, type regedit in the Open box, and then click the OK button .
Review the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 12.0 \ PowerPoint \ Options
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 12.0 \ Word \ Options
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 12.0 \ Excel \ Options
Create a new DWORD value with named AutomaticPictureCompressionDefault .
Make sure the value for the registry key is set to 0 .
Close the registry editor.
Are Jefferson Wood Worksheets Antique?
Woodworking has been an American tradition since before the Declaration of Independence. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson invented a wooden knee table with a drawer and writing surface that he could use during his travels. The Jefferson Forestry Workers Company of Louisville, Kentucky, with no affiliation with Thomas Jefferson, made slides for the table to put the sheet on the table.These slides were titled Jefferson Wood Working. Jefferson Woodworking in Palm City, Florida has occupied tables for the past 30 years, and handicraft production has been sold primarily in Florida.
Jefferson Woodworking Company
Jefferson Wood Working Company was a desktop slide manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Many tables have a stamped wooden slide with metal prongs, but Jefferson did not make tables.Other American woodworking companies made tables and used Jefferson slides in construction. The University of Louisville digital archives show Jefferson Wood working in business in 1922. All of the Jefferson Wood Working Company table slides are 20th century manufacturing, not 100 years old to claim antiques.
Jefferson Woodworking LLC
Jefferson Woodworking LLC of Palm City, Florida has been in business since 1981.This company manufactures custom wardrobes and onsite construction for living. It also creates tables for BOMs. Recent sales include play tables, tables and vanities in styles from a different era. You may come across a Jefferson Woodworking table that looks old but is a copy of the Pennsylvania Chippendale or French provincial style. These are not antiques, but made in the style of another era.
Jefferson Wood Working Slides
The Jefferson Slide Chart is not new as they ceased production in the early 1990s.These tables are not old enough to be antique as they were released in the 20th century. The Jefferson slide table may have a different name or numbers at the bottom that more accurately indicate the production date. Tell Indiana Urban Furniture Assembled Dining Tables With Jefferson Slides. The Tell City furniture business, launched in 1873, closed in the 1980s. A feature of its early American style production was the production of hard rock maple furniture.
Definition of antique tables
Antique table made before 1910 has handcrafted identifiers as the tools used are hand planes and hand saws.