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Norlin Learner's Lunch Workshops: Spring 2015 Schedule

Happy birthday to Rocky Mountain National Park – 100 years young this year!

Sylvia Wilkinson Presents Her New Novel, “Big Cactus”

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

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COME LEARN WITH YOUR LIBRARIANS & THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY!  The University Libraries offer a variety LEARNING opportunities for you— workshops, consultations and course sessions for student, faculty, staff and community members. Explore the Spring 2015 offerings below. WORKSHOPS & EVENTS The Libraries host a number of workshops and events in all of our  locations: Norlin; Engineering, Math and Physics Library; Business Library, Earth Sciences Library and the Music…

RefWorks Subscription Ending–Transition Help Available!

After careful consideration, the Libraries have decided to cancel our subscription to RefWorks. All users will need to move their citations to an alternative software by May 2015. Choosing a new citation manager: There are several free and paid alternatives to RefWorks, including Zotero, Mendeley, Papers, or Endnote. You can find information about these citation managers on the Library’s Citation page. You can compare and…

Cuba and the United States: a brief history

President Barack Obama’s administration announced its intention earlier this week to “normalize” relations with the Republic of Cuba, lifting trade and travel sanctions that have been in place for over half a century and removing the nation from a list of state sponsors of terrorism kept by the U.S. State Department. The United States and Cuba have been intertwined in a myriad of ways, and…

Learner’s Lunch @ Music Workshops: Spring 2015

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Here’s the Spring 2015 schedule for the Learner’s Lunch @ Music workshop series. These presentations are a great way to learn something new in a low-stress, informal setting. Please mark your calendars! Feb. 4       Learning with Lynda.com Presenters: Chris Bell and Debby Weiss Feb. 11     Video Grading Presenter: Kris Shaffer Feb. 18     Getting to Inbox Zero Presenter: Cory Pavicich Feb. 25     So Long to CDs, Hello to Streaming Music Presenter:…

Chinook Classic Maintenance 12/19-12/29

Upgrading the Chinook Classic database requires the implementation of a lengthy rebuild process scheduled to start 4 pm on 12/19. During this process, Chinook Classic will be unavailable and its search interface taken down. Chinook Plus will remain available. The process will involve the erasure of the present index and a rebuilding of all search tables. 12/20-12/21: De-indexing. During de-indexing, Chinook Classic will return no…

Open 24 hours during finals!

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The Norlin Library Commons (including the Laughing Goat Coffee Shop) AND the Eaton Humanities building will be open 24 hours during finals week Fri. Dec. 12 through 7 a.m. Dec. 18 for Eaton and through 8 p.m. Dec.18 for Norlin. The entire Norlin Library building will remain open until 2:00 am through finals week and the Commons is open 24 hours. Access to Norlin requires…

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…