Coming Together to Give Thanks November 12

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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.

bridges iconThe 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.

For more information, contact Susan Banoun at  556-1440 or susan.banoun@uc.edu.

 

 

Celebrate GIS Day November 18th

gis dayThe 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.

Schedule

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

2-3 pm: Lecture – Applying GIS to Contemporary Issues – 417 TUC

10am-5pm: GIS equipment display will on the TUC Plaza or TUC steps
weather permitting

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/).

 

Come to Langsam Connect on October 28 to Design Your Own Book Jacket

By Josh Beckelhimer, student assistant worker in Langsam Library

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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.

The Other Wes Moore book jacket
The Other Wes Moore book jacket

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.

Workshop to Provide an Introduction to GIS

Title: Introduction to GIS

Date: Oct 30th  1-3pm

Location: GIS lab 415 Braunstein

Description:

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 amy.koshoffer@uc.edu.

Check Out the Latest Issue of Source

sourceRead Source, the online newsletter, to learn more about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

This latest issue of Source includes an An Update from Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang on the Implementation of our Strategic Plan, a Celebration of William Shakespeare and an interview with Lori Harris, NLM Associate Fellow. There are articles about two exciting spaces in the Health Sciences Library – the new Informatics Lab and the newly named Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space, as well as a list of fall events in UC Libraries. Read these articles and more.

Source is available on the web at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/source/ and via e-mail. To receive Source via e-mail, contact melissa.norris@uc.edu to be added to the mailing list.

Join Us for Lunch and a Film: An Interview with Dr. William A. Altemeier

Impressions-In-Medicine_AltemeierThe 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.

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Join UC Libraries October 17 at Books by the Banks

books by the banks logoOn 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

Life of the Mind Lecture Scheduled for Sept 29 with Holt Parker

Life of the MInd Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, will return Tuesday, September 29, 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center with a lecture by Holt Parker, professor of classics in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Parker will speak about Thinking with Slaves. “Slavery still haunts the world. We will think about what slavery was, is, does,” said Parker. “My talk will expose the historical holding pens in the foundations of modern slavery, racing through competing definitions of slaves and slavery: legal, historical, philosophical, anthropological, and above all metaphorical.”

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UC Libraries Welcome Bearcats!

LangsamUC’s Welcome Week kicked off Wednesday, August 19 as new students began moving in. UC Libraries is part of the weekend festivities to acclimate students to campus.

Stop by Langsam Library Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23 from noon-5pm for lemonade, cookies AND a free print of your class schedule.

Visit any of the three Science Libraries (College of Engineering and Applied Science, Geology-Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Biology) from 1-5pm on Sunday for treats, beverages and brief tours of the libraries. 

Welcome to UC Libraries.