The UCBA Library hosted its 2nd Faculty Research Lightning Talks on Thursday March 28. This year’s event showcased a variety of research projects via short, 15 minute presentations. UCBA faculty and staff enjoyed light refreshments, had the opportunity to learn about research outside of their disciplines, and ask thoughtful questions during the Q&A’s.
Lighting Talk Presentations
Ruth Benander | Professor | English & Communication
Barriers and Supports: Demographic Patterns and Student Perceptions in Comp and Comm Courses
Ornaith O’Dowd | Assistant Professor | History, Philosophy & Political Science
The Ethics of Microaggressions
Amy Miller & Patrick Owen | Associate Professors | Biology
Blending Ecological, Microbiological, and Molecular Techniques to Create Multifaceted Undergraduate Research Projects
The UCBA Library is celebrating Women’s History Month and the amazing global contributions of women with two different displays! The first display (located in the Reference area) showcases books and media covering a wide range of topics from science, art, business, politics, law, activism, education, and social issues. It also includes UCBA’s Women of the World (WoW) schedule of events.
The second display (located in the Journals area) highlights women’s fiction with an array of titles from Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more.
Stop by and borrow a book or DVD from one of the displays!
Wednesday, November 28 from 1:30-2:30 pm
Presenters: Arlene Johnson & James Lee, Co-Directors, Digital Scholarship Center
Please join Digital Scholarship Center Co-Directors, Arlene Johnson and James Lee, for a faculty-focused session on the applications of digital humanities/digital scholarship in the classroom as well as support and resources for digital humanities/digital scholarship activities and initiatives in your teaching and research. This workshop is sponsored by the UCBA Library and the Learning + Teaching Center.
Please Note: Due to travel requirements for these presenters, please make sure to register through Faculty OneStop (click image below). This workshop requires a minimum of 5 participants to be held.
The UCBA Library’s display for the month of March features a selection of books and journal articles written by UCBA faculty. It includes works of poetry, the history of UCBA, technology’s impact on teaching and learning, and how Glee influenced pop culture and social issues. The display can be found at the entrance of the library and on the reference shelf near the print station. The displays will be available through March 31st.
Liz Scarpelli, UC Press Director, will be at UCBA to give an overview of the UC Press, its current initiatives and to take questions about the Press. Also, joining Liz via Skype will be the new UC Press Acquisitions Director, Michael Duckworth.
When: Thursday, February 22 from 12p-1p Where: Learning & Teaching Center (Muntz 117)
As part of its community outreach, UCBA welcomed 5th and 6th grade students from Rockdale Academy to campus today for the UC Smiles program. The UCBA Library participates in this program by teaching library workshops to students during their day on campus. These workshops give students the opportunity to learn about a college library and tour the space.
The UCBA Library recently hosted its first faculty development event for the 2017-2018 academic year. Amy Koshoffer (UC Libraries Science Informationist) presented an information session on Data Management Plans on Monday, November 6. We had eight participants representing Allied Health, Biology, Dental Hygiene, Library, and Nursing. We appreciated Amy sharing her expertise and highlighting the valuable resources available for faculty.