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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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 a Busy Year, as well as announcements of two events – the June 24th public book signing for the Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 Diplomatic Mission to Asia and an exhibit showcasing the fine work of The Preservation Lab. There is an article highlighting renovation plans for library spaces, as well as how the Libraries are welcoming the newest Bearcats to campus. Read these articles and more.

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Call for Nominations for the Featured UC Faculty ‘Life of the Mind’ Presenter

life of the mindThe vision of Life of the Mind is to celebrate University of Cincinnati faculty research, scholarship and creative output and to foster the free and open exchange of ideas and discourse. Started in spring 2011, Life of the Mind is an annual lecture series featuring interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme. Continue reading Call for Nominations for the Featured UC Faculty ‘Life of the Mind’ Presenter

UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Suzanne Reller, reference/collections librarian in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was among 32 archivists who earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in February.

SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides archivists with the information and tools needed to manage the demands of born-digital records. Continue reading UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Discovering Your Roots: Langsam Connect Event Feb. 25th

langsamconnectDiscovering Your Roots

Wednesday, February 25th

3 pm @ the Triceracopter, 4th floor Langsam Library.

Have you always wanted to trace your family history? Come learn how to use Ancestry.com, available through UC Libraries, and also enjoy interesting and in-depth dialogue about the link between African History and Black Culture.

Hosts:        Dr. Karen Cudjoe, Instructor of Africana Studies & Nick Wantsala, President of African Student Association

What:        Fun, Soul Food, and Library Finds

When:      Wednesday, February 25th, 3:00 p.m.

Where:    Langsam Library @ the Triceracopter

Who:         UC students

?s                Pamela.bach@uc.edu, (513) 556-1580

Libraries Closed during UC’s Winter Season Days

UC Libraries will be closed during UC’s Winter Season Days beginning December 25 through January 4. The libraries will reopen with regular hours on Monday, January 5.

The UCit@Langsam computer and study lab on the 5th floor of Langsam Library will also be closed.

The Langsam Library book drop will be available for books and videos only. (Please note – equipment must be returned in person when the library is open again on January 5).

For more on UC’s Winter Season Days, visit uc.edu/winterclosure.