News & Notes

By: mille234 on: November 20, 2009 11:14 am | mille234

If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Veterans' Day, American military service, or the civilian support of the military during times of war, you may be interested to learn that the World War II-era posters currently on display in the main stairwell of King Library are available for download -- for free!

The Government Information and Law department teamed up with the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and the libraries' Digital Initiatives department to create high-quality copies from the original World War II posters held at the Miami Libraries.

Because these posters have proven highly popular, and in some cases too popular -- you know who you are -- they've been placed online for easy and free access.

With a little help from the CIM lab staff, and for the standard printing fee, you can create your own life-sized World War II poster. With their stunning imagery, and still relevant messages, they'll be an excellent addition to your dormitory, office, or holiday stocking. Just don't take them off the library walls.

You can download the collection of World War II propaganda posters from this page, or by clicking the images in this post.

If you're curious about more cool Government Documents, stop by the GIL, or come to our Centennial celebration this Friday afternoon (See it on Facebook). We hope to see you soon!

By: micheljp on: December 15, 2009 11:50 am | micheljp @jpmichel

Silent Rave Flash Mob at King Library!

By: micheljp on: November 09, 2009 3:03 pm | micheljp @jpmichel

20 years ago today, the Berlin Wall, separating West and East Germany came down. This event was pivotal to the eventual fall of communism in Europe. Miami has been holding a series events over the past few weeks to remember this historic event, including a speech today at 12:30 by Josef Joffe, publisher of the German newspaper, Die Zeit (online). The speech will be held in the MacMillan Great Room.

King Library has some wonderful books on the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the legacy of that event. Come check them out!.

By: micheljp on: November 02, 2009 9:58 am | micheljp @jpmichel

From the Anthropology Department: The Department of Anthropology has teamed with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Film + Video Center to offer a four-day showcase of contemporary Native American cinema, November 4-6, on the Oxford campus. The Festival features award-winning documentaries and numerous short films that highlight the diverse stories, histories, and experiences of North American indigenous filmmakers, bringing to Oxford a rich offering of the best in Native cinema. Screenings are free and open to the public. Wednesday, Nov. 4, McGuffey 322, 4-6pm, Thursday Nov. 5, 4-6pm, Friday Nov. 6, MacMillan Hall.
By: sullive4 on: October 19, 2009 11:16 am | sullive4 @muElibrarian

A justice of the peace in Louisiana denied a marriage license to an interracial couple last week, citing concern for any children the couple may have. Read an article about it. Check out some of the library’s resources below to learn more about interracial marriage.
Interracial relationships in the 21st century King Library | HT1521 .I58 2009 White/black race mixing : an essay on the stereotypes and realities of interracial marriage King Library | E185.62 .G37 2000 Interracialism : black-white intermarriage in American history, literature, and law King Library | HQ1031 .I8 2000 See a full list of items available on Interracial marriage here
By: micheljp on: October 13, 2009 1:52 pm | micheljp @jpmichel

The health care debate is heating up in Washington.  Learn about the critical issues involved by checking out some of our great books in the Brill Science Library:

  Total Cure : the Antidote to the Health Care Crisis by Harold S. Luft

  Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System by John F. Cogan, Glenn R. Hubbard and Daniel P. Kessler

  Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions by Scott W. Atlas, Daniel P. Kessler and Mark V. Pauly

More books about health care...

By: micheljp on: October 07, 2009 11:04 am | micheljp @jpmichel

The TIM Workshops for Photoshop have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates:

Introduction to Photoshop: Wednesday 10/14 from 11am-12:30 pm in KAMM (King 110)

Intermediate Photoshop: Wednesday 10/21 from 1-2:30pm in KAMM

By: micheljp on: October 07, 2009 10:33 am | micheljp @jpmichel

The MLB Playoffs kick off tonight at 6pm with the Bronx Bombers facing off against the underdog Twins.  Come to the library and check out some books about the history, lore and strategies of baseball!

The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History" by Paul G. and John G. Zinn

The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball by William F. McNeil

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist

Indian Summer: the Forgotten Story of Louis Sockalexis, the First Native American in Major League Baseball by Brian McDonald

By: micheljp on: September 16, 2009 11:16 am | micheljp @jpmichel

Brill Science Library has the Logger Pro software needed for your Chemistry assignments.  Brill Science Library is located in Hughes Hall.

By: tzoce_2 on: September 02, 2009 10:28 am | tzoce_2

 

The Miami University Library Diversity Cluster is pleased to announce a Cultural Biography Film Series and Workshop with Dr. Ray Terrell which will take place beginning on September 10th.  All screenings and discussions occur on Thursdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in King Library Room 320.  The series is open to all University faculty, staff and students.

Three films will be screened and discussed over the course of the fall semester.  A final session on the process of writing a cultural biography will complete the series. The final session will also include a brief introduction to podcasting for sharing cultural biographies on the web.

Dates:

1. Clown (offered two different days – choose one 9/10/09 or 9/17/09)

2. The Way Home (9/24/09) or White Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible (10/08/09)

     * Select and attend one or may attend both if you like.

3. Final Session on Creating a Cultural Biography (10/22/09)

This event is sponsored by the Library's Diversity Cluster