On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Following laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA is an “equal opportunity” act for people who have disabilities. The law guarantees that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in normal American life. It allows people with disabilities to be employed, buy goods and services, and participate in government programs without discrimination.
This year Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA with a display. The display provides information about the ADA and how it helps college students. The display shows that 11% of Undergraduates and 9% of Graduate students have disabilities, while 80% of students with disabilities choose not to disclose, thus reinforcing the importance of the law. Continue reading Check Out the ADA Display
UC Libraries is thrilled to welcome to campus November 19 and 20 the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series ~ Dr. Constance Crompton, assistant professor of digital humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia. She will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.
Thursday, November 19
Session #1: 1:30pm-2:30pm – Planning for Success: Project Management for the Digital Humanities… and Beyond! Langsam Library 480
Friday, November 20 (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for the Friday sessions)
Session#2: 10-11:30am – Keynote – Making History: Collaboration, Collection and Creation in the Digital Humanities, Langsam Library 462
LUNCH: 11:30-12:30pm – Langsam Library 480
Session #3: 12:30-1:30pm – What the Computer Doesn’t Know…:Representing Primary Source Documents in TEI (Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines – see http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml for more information), Langsam Library 462
Session #4: 2-4pm – Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools, Tips, and Tricks, Langsam Library 462
Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for “Coming Together to Give Thanks” ~ Thursday, November 12, 3:30-5:30pm, Langsam Library 4th floor.
Learn what people are thankful for and about Thanksgiving and Harvest Festivals around the world. Enjoy food, drink and fun.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Coming Together to Give Thanks Celebration is part of a Diversity Grant, “Bridges to Diversity and Inclusion,” the Libraries received to promote and celebrate diversity throughout the university community.
The Geography Graduate Student Organization, Department of Geography in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, UC Libraries and IT@UC together will celebrate UC GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18 with a lecture by Dr. Alan T. Murray. All are welcome.
8-10 am: Morning Coffee Meet and Greet with Dr. Murray in Braunstein Hall, 4th floor open air lounge next to the graduate student office
10am-5pm: GIS equipment display will on the TUC Plaza or TUC steps
Dr. Murray is a professor in College of Computing and Informatics and a professor in the School of Public Health at Drexel University. His research interests are in the areas of geographic information science, spatial analytics, location optimization, and health disparities (http://cci.drexel.edu/faculty/amurray/).
By Josh Beckelhimer, student assistant worker in Langsam Library
Booksellers began using book jackets, or “Dust Jackets,” during the 19th century to protect books, often made with expensive materials like silk. Initially, they were thrown away after their new owner brought them home. They gradually became decorative, and with the addition of the author picture and biography, eventually became integral to the advertising of books. After World War I it was common practice for top artists to design book jackets. Book jackets provide their own flair and personality to a book apart from what’s inside. They give the reader an idea of the book’s essence.
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00pm, join us by the Triceracopter on the 4th floor of Langsam Library to design a book jacket of your own and enjoy autumnal snacks!
Choose a book that made a personal impact on you, design the jacket and put your personality into it. Bring your creativity to capture the essence of the book and the essence of its effect on your life.
You don’t have to be a top artist to make it personal to you! We will also be hearing the story behind the title selection for The Other Wes Moore.
Want to work with ARCGIS but are not sure where to start? This workshop is for individuals who want to visualize spatial patterns in data but have no experience with geographic information system (GIS) software or who want to learn about resources available to the UC community through UC Libraries and the Department of Geography. Workshop instructors will guide participants as they create a GIS using the software ARCGIS to geocode a dataset and create a map
The workshop will be taught by Instructors from UC Libraries and the Department of Geography. For more information, contact Amy Koshoffer, science informationist, at email@example.com.
The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions will be hosting the Impressions in Medicine inaugural event, Lunch and a Film: An Interview with Dr. William A. Altemeier and you are invited.
The event will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in the Stanley J. Lucas Board Room in the Medical Sciences Building (see map below).
We’ll be airing excerpts from one of the more significant oral history interviews from our extensive collection with an introduction by Secretary of the Henry R. Winkler Center Advisory Board, Dr. William Camm, along with a complimentary lunch and a viewing of an exhibit on the history of Cincinnati General Hospital.
Please feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone you know who may be interested in attending the lecture.
On Saturday, October 17, the 9th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place downtown at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.
The day-long festival will feature over 100 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The popular “Writing and Getting Published” series returns this year with panel discussions covering hot topics for writers and workshops to help hone the craft of writing. All events are free and open to the public. Continue reading Join UC Libraries October 17 at Books by the Banks