Zombies to Attack Langsam Library on Friday

Zombie PostersFriday @ 4 in Langsam Library

February 7th, 2014, 4pm, 4th floor (next to the Triceracopter)

 Zombies Attack!

 Build your survival kit so you can (hopefully) stay alive during the zombie apocalypse!

 Prizes will be awarded to the team with the best kit/most surviving members!

Food will be provided to both zombies and non-zombies alike!

Looking East: Taft in China

taftPlease join us for a public lecture featuring author Margo Taft Stever and Professor Hong Shen of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 ~ 10am-noon
Baur Room (room 3880 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, College-Conservatory of Music)

Together with James Taft Stever, Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen published the book Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia, The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods (Zhejiang University Press, 2012).

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Empowering People and Changing Lives: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Hosts the 8th National Conference of African-American Librarians

by Michelle McKinney

About the Conference

Hundreds of African-American librarians, library staffers, vendors and advocates from around the country gathered August 7-11, 2013 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to attend the 8th National Conference of African-American Librarians (NCAAL). The conference, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, provided attendees the opportunity to network, as well as to gain knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges faced by African-American librarians and the communities of color they serve.

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Upcoming 50 Minutes-1 Book Lunchtime Talk and Welcome Reception for Eira Tansey

smallbookThe December presentation for 50 Minutes-1 Book features CCM Librarian Mark Palkovic talking about the new “World’s Smallest Book!” It is a 22-page micro-book measuring just 0.75 millimeters (or for the metric-impaired, 0.03 inches). Entitled Shiki no Kusabana, this book of flowers was published by Toppan Printing in Japan. Toppan printed the volume using its ultrafine printing technology, the same method used to avoid forgery of paper currency.

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A Display of Human Rights and Human Wrongs

Basic RGBIn celebration of International Education Week, the Marx Law Library and UC Libraries collaborated on a display in support of UC’s First-Year Student Common Reading Program and the book Justice. The display, titled “Justice Around the World: Human Rights and Human Wrongs,” features the College of Law’s Human Rights Quarterly and the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights.  Both are edited by Bert Lockwood, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. The display, on view through the end of the semester, is located on the 4th floor lobby of  Langsam Library. Continue reading

50 Minutes-1 Book: Frankenstein on Halloween

By:  Kevin Grace

Well, ‘tis the season for that old Scottish prayer: “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us!”  Yes, we are in our Halloween days in this month of spectres and the quickness of the night, of harvests and the dying away of nature, and, of things resurrected.  So it is appropriate to turn our attention to a subject such as Victor Frankenstein’s monster.

This month’s “50 Minutes-I Book” lunchtime series in the Archives & Rare Books Library will be about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.  We’ll take a look at some special illustrated versions of her tale and consider what the book tells us about science and literature in the early 19th century.  Please bring your lunch and conversation, along with a nightmare or two if you wish, and join us on the 31st.

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