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Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, he was 87 years old.

We will be closed on Good Friday and Easter, see you on Monday!

Aren’t those bunnies just adorbs?!

Happy Birthday Daffy Duck! Daffy is 77 years old today, Daffy is an animated cartoon character produced by Warner Bros. He has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he usually has been depicted as the best friend and occasional arch-rival of Bugs Bunny. Daffy was one of the first of the new “screwball” characters that emerged in the late 1930s to replace traditional everyman characters who were more popular earlier in the decade, such as Mickey Mouse and Popeye. Daffy starred in 133 shorts in the golden age, making him the third-most frequent character in the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, behind Bugs Bunny’s 166 appearances and Porky Pig’s 159 appearances.

Daffy was number 14 on TV Guide’s list of top 50 best cartoon characters and was featured on one of the issue’s four covers as Duck Dodgers with Porky Pig and the Powerpuff Girls (all of which are Time Warner-owned characters).

The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons

Happy Birthday to English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer Charles Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

My Autobiography by: Charlie Chaplin

Davenport students cut shopping time and save $550,000 in first term

 Last year Davenport University came to us with a problem–their students were complaining about high textbook costs. Davenport had made the transition to an online bookstore for its 12 campuses in 2010, but the growth of online buying options was putting continual pressure on the school to find a better way to lower the cost of course materials in order to satisfy their students.

 Akademos worked with Davenport to develop a new shopping experience for students, integrating course information and financial aid to give Davenport students a unique, personalized store. The new store dramatically reduced student shopping time and the integrated marketplace provided highly competitive pricing for students. Store utilization and overall student satisfaction have both improved since the launch of the new DU Online Bookstore.

We’d like to wish our family, friends and students a happy Passover. We hope it is filled with love, life and laughter.

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Happy Birthday to Percy Lavon Julian, Julian was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work laid the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.

Percy Lavon Julian Pioneering Chemist

Congratulations to the UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball teams for bringing home National Championships to their home state of Connecticut. They’ve made history once again, as a company based in Connecticut we couldn’t be prouder!

The Unlikeliest Champion: the Incredible Story of the 2011 UConn Huskies and Their Run to the College Basketball National Championship

Bird at the Buzzer : UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women’s Basketball Classic

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with “Global Selfie” Event, NASA’s “Global Selfie” event is designed to encourage environmental awareness and recognize the agency’s ongoing work to protect our home planet.

Books, books and more books, always an adventure always a new story. Let me take you on a journey and it begins one chapter at a time.