• Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Powwow
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    Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library Selected to Host Traveling Exhibition about Native Concepts of Health and Illness

    The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library has been selected in a competitive application process to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today. As one of 104 grant recipients selected from…

  • theses
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    Langsam Library Exhibit Marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

    In 1517, Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses criticizing the practice of indulgences of the Catholic church. He was disturbed by the fact that the faithful were allowed to offer money as penance for their sins. The publication of the 95 theses is considered as the starting point of the Reformation, which marks its 500th anniversary on October 31, 1517, the date long assumed that Luther nailed his theses to the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. A new exhibit on display on the 4th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library, as well as on the 4th floor of the library, highlights the complex and multifaceted legacy…

  • hispanic heritage month
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    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    By Kendall Smith Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!   Please come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Walter C. Langsam Library with readings by UC faculty from the Romance Languages and Literature Department. Friday, September 29 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Langsam Library, Digital Learning Commons (toward the back on the 4th floor)   Featured will be five speakers reading from their various recent works. Stephanie Alcantar Stephanie Alcantar holds a BA in applied math from Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Mexico, and an MA in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati. She has published five books of poetry and one book of essays, which include an essay…

  • shakespeare
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    Cincinnati and Shakespeare: The Bard Abides

    By Kevin Grace. Enoch Carson was enthralled with William Shakespeare. While the 19th century Cincinnati entrepreneur and civil servant made his fortune in the lamp and gas business, he considered his real wealth to be the hundreds of Shakespeare volumes that he accumulated. For the most part Carson was a self-educated man, attributing his intellectual development to his years spent reading the plays. So, he devoted his life to building a library of as many editions of the bard as he could afford.  At one point Carson took his volumes of the prominent Charles Knight 1839 London edition of the plays and disbound them so he could insert the huge…

  • elearning showcase
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    eLearning and Digital Literacy

    Digital Technologies and Innovation, the first pillar of the UC Libraries Strategic Plan, states that the Libraries will “develop innovative technologies and services that transform and generate new modes of inquiry, access, scholarship, learning and creative ways of working together. UC Libraries will be a leader in creating and utilizing digital technologies and innovation for the provision of learning tools and research platforms essential for transforming the user experience and the creation of new knowledge. We will create an agile and innovative information environment of ongoing inquiry, analysis, research and discovery.” eLearning and Digital Literacy are key to making those goals a reality, and as such was named a Strategic…

  • digital humanities
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    Update on Digital Scholarship Activities

    In September 2016, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), announced the establishment of UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center is a collaborative, technology-enabled space for faculty and group work with hardware, software, and tools to support digital scholarship and pedagogy. On campus and in the community, the Digital Scholarship Center serves as a catalyst for creative hybrid forms of research and teaching, bringing together humanistic methods with technical innovations to test paradigms and to create new knowledge at the boundary between disciplines as they are conventionally imagined in the humanities. Methods…

  • students at Orientation
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    Welcoming the Newest Bearcats to UC Libraries

    This summer, the Walter C. Langsam Library is a busy place as over 5,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both engaging and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services students can utilize when they begin classes in the fall, including the Starbucks café, the various group study rooms and quiet study areas, the Desk@Langsam, the classrooms and more. The students are participating in entertaining and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate…

  • panelists
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    Distinguished Panel Discusses “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present & Future”

    By Gino Pasi. On Thursday, May 4, the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society  hosted its eighth annual Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture in UC’s Kresge Auditorium. This year’s event, titled “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present & Future,” featured a multi-generational panel discussion moderated by Dr. Elbert Nelson and including Drs. Chester C. Pryor, II, Charles Dillard, Camille Graham, and Christopher Lewis. Each panelist discussed their personal stories, including obstacles and successes as African American physicians, their early mentors, heroes and more. After the discussion and a short Q&A session, attendees were invited to a reception and an…