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New Outlet Locations

Monday, November 28th, 2011

With help from the Class of 2011, approximately 170 new outlets were installed in Bailey/Howe this past summer.

You’ll find these new power sources on the second and third floors, around the perimeter of the building. The photos below show the exact location (marked in yellow) of new outlets.

Second floor outlet locations are marked in yellow (click to enlarge).

Third floor outlet locations are marked in yellow (click to enlarge).

If you head upstairs to plug in, please remember that these are designated as quiet study floors and respect the work of those around you.

Thanks again to the Class of 2011!

Meet the New Ask Models

Monday, November 28th, 2011

It’s the time of year when we remind you to ASK US FOR HELP with your research papers and final assignments.

We’re here to help you find great resources, to save you time, and to reduce frustration.

Who better to remind you of this down the stretch than our Fall of 2011 Ask Models?

Thanks to all the models for lending their creativity to a good cause and a great message: ASK!

Seriously. Just ask!

Fleming Museum Director Janie Cohen.

New Assistant Dean of Libraries and Learning Resources, Sarah Gordon

Extended Hours in Bailey/Howe

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Starting Monday, April 23rd, Bailey/Howe will be open for extended hours. Get those assignments done and study for those finals, until 2AM most nights.

Extended Hours Schedule

  • Monday – Thursday, April 23- May 10 (7 am – 2 am)
  • Friday, April 27 (7 am – midnight)
  • Saturday, April 28 (10 am – midnight)
  • Sunday, April 29 (10 am – 2 am)
  • Wednesday, May 2 (last day of classes — 7am – midnight)
  • Friday, May 4 (7 am – midnight)
  • Saturday, May 5 (10am – midnight)
  • Sunday, May 6 (10am – 2am)
  • Friday, May 11 (last day of exams 7am – 7pm)

Study by JuditK used in accordance with Creative Commons.

New Books

Friday, November 18th, 2011

These works can be found on our New Book shelf in Bailey/Howe, an ever-rotating sampling of things we’re adding to our collection. You can also review all our newest books online, and subscribe via RSS to receive alerts about acquisitions, by discipline.

FOOD CHAIN OF COMMAND

In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist and lifelong vegetarian, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet. Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases-resulting in both illness and death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. Supported by up-to-date and accurate scientific data, The Vegetarian Imperative will make you rethink what you eat-and help you save the planet.

The Vegetarian Imperative by Anand M. Saxena

KITSCH WHILE KITSCH CAN

 

In 1961, a solo exhibition by Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana met with a scathing critical response from New York art critics. Fontana (1899–1968), well known in Europe for his series of slashed monochrome paintings, offered New York ten canvases slashed and punctured, thickly painted in luridly brilliant hues and embellished with chunks of colored glass. One critic described the work as “halfway between constructivism and costume jewelry,” unwittingly putting his finger on the contradiction at the heart of these paintings and much of Fontana’s work: the cut canvases suggest avant-garde iconoclasm, but the glittery ornamentation evokes outmoded forms of kitsch. Anthony White examines a selection of the artist’s work from the 1930s to the 1960s, arguing that Fontana attacked the idealism of twentieth-century art by marrying modernist aesthetics to industrialized mass culture, and attacked modernism’s purity in a way that anticipated both pop art and postmodernism.

Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch by Anthony White

MOVING MOUNTAINS

Kunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of Tibet’s youngest nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang’s life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature, a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children and lived in peace and prayer. The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything for Kunsang. When Chinese soldiers began destroying her monastery, she and her family were forced to flee in a hair-raising trek across the Himalayas in winter—-and ultimately all the way to Switzerland.

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Opression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen

COUNT ON THEM

Featured here–in their own words–are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff, and Atle Selberg. Others are leading mathematicians who have also been highly influential as teachers and mentors, like Tom Apostol and Jean Taylor. Fern Hunt describes what it was like to be among the first black women to earn a PhD in mathematics. Harold Bacon made trips to Alcatraz to help a prisoner learn calculus. Thomas Banchoff, who first became interested in the fourth dimension while reading a Captain Marvel comic, relates his fascinating friendship with Salvador Dalí.

Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs Edited by Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Thanksgiving Greetings

UVM Libraries will run shorter hours of operation November 18 – 26.  Plan on checking library and department hours before coming to the library during this time period.  Bailey/Howe will be closed on November 20, 24, and 25.  Please be aware that departments within the library may be closed while the library is open.

Please note that deliveries from our storage facilities will not be made on Wednesday, November 23.

 

New and Improved Group Study

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Business students prepare for the first test of the semester in a Bailey/Howe group study room.

The UVM Libraries offer five new and improved group study rooms, on the second, third, and ground floors of Bailey/Howe Library.

These rooms are ideal for:

  • Group projects
  • Study sessions
  • Watching movies
  • Club meetings

Each room is equipped with:

  • Large 52 inch monitor for easy group viewing
  • Computer with Microsoft Office Suite as well as other production applications
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse to make sharing easy (rooms 031 and 050 only)
  • Conference table with built in power and data jacks for laptops in most rooms
  • Dry erase white boards

UVM students, faculty, and staff can reserve rooms 2 hours per day and can book rooms up to two weeks in advance. Two UVM ID’s are required to check out rooms.

For more information and complete policies see http://library.uvm.edu/about/policies/group_study.php

Laptop Thefts in Bailey/Howe

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Laptops and other valuables have been stolen from the Bailey/Howe Library.

  • Do not leave your valuables unattended. Take them with you!
  • Do not leave your valuables in library lockers. Thieves have broken into lockers.

For more information, see the Campus Alert, dated October 31st, 2011.. UVM Libraries staff are working closely with Police Services to apprehend the individual or individuals responsible.

Information can be sent anonymously via the UVM Police Services website at www.uvm.edu/police or by texting the info to 847411 (tip411) and including the keyword UVM in your message. You can call us directly at 802-656-3473 (Case Officer – Sgt. Jim Phelps).

Contact UVM Computing Help @ www.uvm.edu/it/help or 802-656-2604 for assistance and guidance on electronics safety.