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by Lauren Wahman
UCBA Library’s Faculty Lightning Talks showcase faculty research and share different aspects of the research process. This year, we’re revisiting UCBA presenters, Heather Vilvens and Linda Wunderley, for an up
date on their research projects.
Heather Vilvens| Allied Health
Creating Effective Safe Sleep Messaging
Linda Wunderley | Business & Economics
Changing Leaders Mindsets
Find out about Heather and Linda’s research project updates via Sway or use the visual link:
by Lauren Wahman
UCBA Library’s Faculty Lightning Talks showcase faculty research and share different aspects of the research process. This year, we’re revisiting UCBA presenters, Ruth Benander and David Freeman, for an update on their research projects. Continue reading
The UCBA Library space will be closed until in person classes begin on Monday, January 25, 2021; however, the following services and support will still be available Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm.
- Virtual Support: Live Chat and email for general library questions/requests and research support.
- Click and Collect: Books and media on hold will be available for pick-up on a cart outside the library entrance.
- Equipment Pick-Ups and Returns By Appointment: Contactless pick-ups and returns are available to UCBA students for laptops and calculators. Students should reach out to us via email to set-up an appointment.
Beginning Monday, January 25th the library space will reopen from Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm. The remote services and support above will continue to be available in addition to in person services and support (e.g. equipment returns/pick-ups, Click and Collect) as well as study room reservations.
The UCBA Library will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 am.
The UCBA Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in honor of Veteran’s Day.
See the UCBA Library website for a complete list of hours and exceptions or call 513-745-5710 for more information.
by Lauren Wahman
Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based research project, we’re getting you started with a newly redesigned Faculty Research Guide. To help with specific research needs, schedule an online research consultation with your department’s library faculty liaison. Or, find research-focused online workshops through the UC Libraries Calendar and the Faculty Enrichment Center’s Program Calendar. Finally, watch for a special 4th Annual Faculty Research Lightning Talks blog post in the spring that will showcase faculty scholarship.
The UCBA Library has been assessing use of the library space since reopening on August 17th. As a result of this assessment, beginning Monday, October 5th, through November 25th, the UCBA Library hours for in-person and virtual services will be Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In addition to our physical library open hours change on October 5th, we will be expanding our live chat hours to match these open library hours from Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
by Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney
The Life of the Mind lecture and Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers combined event took place on September 22, 2020. As a follow up, the UCBA Library celebrates selected works submitted this year from UCBA faculty and staff. In case you missed it, please visit Life of the Mind for the online exhibit, bibliography, and event recording.
David Hartz | Associate Professor | Electronic Media Communications Department
Description of My Creative Process: This new body of work is titled, “Drawing Water.” This series consists of drawings of various water sources I have seen in and around Ohio. I became interested in this subject matter after seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings depicting how water moves around various objects. I am fascinated as to how water moves and how I could add values and depth to drawing this formless element. I study martial arts and this quote by Bruce Lee inspired me as well, “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.” Water forms to whatever contains it. My intention with these drawings is to give, not only shape, but also value, shadow, highlight and playfulness to moving water.
All of these drawings are created in Procreate on an iPad Pro. I love the portability of the iPad and use it with my Urban Sketching group as well. It has replaced my sketchbook and pencils in many situations. I have found that it has a feature that no traditional media has. In this digital arena, the ability to zoom way into a piece of work is remarkable. As long as the resolution is high, you can zoom way into the art and provide details that would be near impossible with traditional media. I am making use of this feature in my current drawings in this “Drawing Water” series. This is the reason that I include detail shots in the submission of these drawings. Normally a detail shot is unnecessary in a 2D drawing, however, it is quite necessary to show the full detail that are involved with these works. Each drawing has two views: one is the overall view of the water that, at first, has a photographic look. The second view is the detailed view of the work as you move in close to it and see the hieroglyphic mark making process. Continue reading