Cuba and the United States: a brief history

Learner's Lunch @ Music Workshops: Spring 2015

Chinook Classic Maintenance 12/19-12/29

Open 24 hours during finals!

Open 24 hours during finals!

The Norlin Library Commons (including the Laughing Goat Coffee Shop) AND the Eaton Humanities building will be open 24 hours…

Spacecraft Targets Pluto, Kuiper Belt

Nine years and three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s space probe New Horizons is nearing the dwarf planet Pluto. On December 6, spacecraft operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory confirmed New Horizons, operating on pre-programmed computer commands, had switched from “hibernation” to “active” mode. The team used hibernation to save wear and tear on spacecraft components and reduce the risk of system…

Pearl Harbor and after in Colorado

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was bombed by forces of the Navy of the Japanese Empire. It was done without a declaration of war, and with the intention of preventing U.S. military action in the Pacific. Instead, it precipitated the United States’ involvement in both theaters of World War II – Europe and the Pacific…

ORION: NASA’s New Spacecraft for Human Exploration

NASA’s ORION completed a successful first flight test. The launch occurred just after sunrise at 7:05am ET/5:05am MT on December 5, 2014. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is capable of sending people into deep space — the Moon, asteroids, and Mars. The first Orion mission will be an uncrewed lunar flyby in 2017. Orion launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from the Cape Canaveral…

150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

This Saturday will mark the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. On  November 29, 1864, early in the morning, nearly 700 soldiers attacked a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho people living near Fort Lyon. The camp had been flying an American flag under a promise of peace and even protection by the Colorado Cavalry. Under the command of Colonel John Chivington, the soldiers killed…

A Jewel in Colorado’s Crown: Rocky Mountain National Park

On January 26, 1915, Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that formally created Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado, officially recognizing the over 400 square mile site as the grand destination humanity had known it to be for thousands of years. A trip to Rocky Mountain National Park is a visit to the forest, the plains, the rivers, and above all, the mountains. The…

Libraries Antique Map Named One of Colorado’s 2014 Ten Most Significant Artifacts

Detail of Map of Gold Regions of Central City

An historical map and “pictorial treasure-house,” held by the University of Colorado Boulder Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library, has been named one of Colorado’s 2014 [Ten] Most Significant Artifacts by public vote on the Colorado Connecting to Collections initiative website. The selected “Map of the Gold Regions in the vicinity of Central City, Gilpin Co., Colorado territory : from actual surveys. Pratt…

Therapy Dogs visiting the Libraries!

This month and next we’ll be hosting volunteers/dog teams from Therapy Dogs of Boulder County. We’re hoping these visits will be relaxing breaks for students, faculty, and staff in the midst of end of the semester stress. The visits will take place at the following times: Earth Sciences/Maps Library:     Monday, Nov. 17, 4-6 PM Business Library:              …

Introduction to Twitter and Building a Personal Learning Network: 11/19 Norlin Learner’s Lunch

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Interested in getting started with Twitter or looking to further develop your current use of this social media platform? Join us for this workshop to learn more about what Twitter is and strategies to help you find value in the noise. We will also look at how Twitter can be used to develop and expand your Personal Learning Network. Presenter: Mark Gammon Wednesday November 19…