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New Films from Bailey/Howe’s Media Resources

November 1st, 2016

Don’t forget to de-stress with some new films from Bailey/Howe Library’s Media Resources, located on the Ground Floor. A complete list of new movies can always be found here, but below are a select few!

 

The Wailing –  DVD 11866

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“The Wailing” is an expansive and often excruciating horror film from South Korea. It is the work of the director Na Hong-jin, whose 2009 debut feature, the action thriller “The Chaser” made a huge impression not least for its almost staggering flouting of genre convention. “The Wailing,” about demonic possession, is similarly uncompromising… I was so invested with Jong-gu and his family that as the suspense, violence and worse ratcheted up, I was not merely scared, but heartbroken…Handle with care.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – DVD 11894

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The coming-of-age tale, the on-the-run road movie, the buddy comedy, the boy’s adventure story — all genres that require a steady hand and a singular sensibility, and all of which you’ll find in Taika Waititi’s goofy, giddy mash-up about two fugitives fleeing authorities in the New Zealand bush. – David Fear, Rolling Stone

 

Night Will Fall – DVD 11872

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As the WWII tide turned in their direction in 1944-45, the Allied forces had more than military liberation on their minds: They wanted to win the propaganda war as well, to forever discredit Nazism in Germany and around the world. Commissioned by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, shot by combat and newsreel cameramen accompanying troops as they liberated occupied Europe, and supervised by a remarkable team, the film “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey” was intended to be their weapon. But politics prevented the pic’s completion and distribution, as recounted in British helmer Andre Singer’s powerful, must-see documentary “Night Must Fall,” which chronicles the untold story of the film’s history. – Alissa Simon, Variety

 

OJ: Made in America –  DVD 11874

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Ezra Edelman’s stunningly ambitious, eight-hour documentary is a masterpiece, a refined piece of investigative journalism that places the subject it illuminates into the broader context of the end of the 20th century. You may think you know everything about The Trial of the Century, …but “OJ: Made in America” not only fills in details about the case but offers background and commentary that you’ve never heard before. It is an examination of race, domestic abuse, celebrity, civil rights, the LAPD, the legal process and murder over the last fifty years, using the OJ Simpson story as a way to refract society. Its length may seem daunting, but I would have watched it for another eight hours and will almost certainly watch it again before the summer is over. It’s that good. – Brian Tallerico, Rogerebert.com

 

Take a Hike

October 18th, 2016

Backpacker recognizes UVM as one of the top 20 best colleges for hikers. To explore Vermont’s amazing hikes, check out one of these trail guides. (Click on the title to find the book’s location and call number.)

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  Long Trail Guide, 27th edition

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Winter hiking guide to Vermont : day trips on snowshoes, spikes and more

Boost use and visibility of your scholarship with open access

October 13th, 2016

Open Access Event 2017

Boost use and visibility of your scholarship with open access
October 26, 2016, noon – 1:30 pm
Davis Center 422 (Jost Foundation room)

Join the University of Vermont Libraries in celebrating Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) on October 26th with a panel discussion in the Davis Center’s Jost Foundation Room at noon. Light refreshments will be served.

A growing movement is using tools such as open access journals and repositories to transform scholarly communications on a global scale. Open access refers to literature and published research results that are made available online without access restrictions or fees and with minimal restrictions on use.

Featured speaker Dr. Meredith Niles presents “Creating an open access impact within and beyond the university.” In this talk Niles will discuss what open access is and how you can make your work more open, as well as dispel some of the myths that exist about open access.  Dr. Niles will also reveal how open access has helped her in her career and ways that open access has advanced scientific research and public benefit globally.

Library associate professors Laurie Kutner and Donna O’Malley will share useful information about open access resources available to the University of Vermont community, including ScholarWorks @ UVM, an institutional repository and open access publishing tool that is sponsored by the UVM Libraries.

If you’re interested in Scholar Works @ UVM (http://scholarworks.uvm.edu), or in learning more about open access efforts at UVM, contact Donna O’Malley at donna.omalley@uvm.edu or 802-656-4415

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Dr. Meredith Niles is an assistant professor in the Food Systems Program and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont. She completed her BA in politics at The Catholic University of America and a PhD in Ecology at the University of California at Davis. Meredith was a post-doctorate research fellow in sustainability science at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she also collaborated with the Harvard Business School on a dairy sustainability case study with Nestle. Dr. Niles’ work focuses on the nexus of agriculture, food and environment specifically climate change and food security and farmers’ adoption of sustainable practices and perceptions of environmental policies. Dr. Niles is a long-time advocate of open access as an early career researcher. She has been recognized for her leadership in open access policy, as a key member of a coalition that helped pass the first state open access legislation for public health research in California. She also served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the US National Association of Graduate-Professional Students representing more than 600,000 students in Washington D.C. where she worked with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Research Coalition (SPARC) to advocate for federal policies for open access, data and educational materials. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) as their first ever early career researcher, and she’s been recognized for her open access leadership by receiving the inaugural “Next Generation Leadership Award” from the Right to Research Coalition.

Laurie Kutner

Laurie Kutner is a Library Associate Professor in the Information and Instruction Services Department at Baily/Howe Library. She is the subject liaison to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Environmental Program, Anthropology, Geography, and Global and Regional Studies. Laurie is interested in disparities in information access on a global scale, and she conducts work in Monteverde, Costa Rica, building open access digital collections of research-based materials generated there. Her scholarship has focused on these projects in the context of global information equity; internationalization and the academic library; and environmental information literacy. She has worked with libraries in Costa Rica and Peru.

Donna O'Malley

Donna O’Malley is a Library Associate Professor in the Dana Medical Library where she coordinates digital projects and systems. Donna leads the UVM Libraries Institutional Repository group, coordinating the growth and development of ScholarWorks @ UVM. Donna’s research interests center on scholarly communication, including software tools for accessing and organizing published scholarship, as well as methods for facilitating the publishing and sharing of research. She is the recipient of two awards that funded the addition of digital images of the library’s medical history collections to ScholarWorks @ UVM. She has published several journal articles on the efforts of librarians to promote faculty scholarship.

Powerful Paper

October 11th, 2016

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The current exhibit in Special Collections presents selections from works produced by three hand papermaking projects, Combat Paper, the People’s Republic of Paper, and Panty Pulping. For Linen Series and Combat Paper, veterans and papermakers transformed military uniforms into paper, and then printed words and images about their experiences as soldiers and veterans on to the sheets. Panty Pulping calls for an end to sexual and domestic violence through creative transformation, and participants in a Panty Pulping workshop made the paper for Unmentionables from their own underwear.

Free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Uncle Sam Wants You: Vermont, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America

October 5th, 2016

 

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Uncle Sam Wants You: Vermont, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America
Christopher Capozzola
Thursday, October 27, 6-7:30 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will draw on the history of Vermont communities to explore a crucial moment in America’s history and its lessons a century later. In April 1917, when Uncle Sam pointed at Americans and said, “I Want YOU,” how did they respond? How did they mobilize schools, churches, and communities to support the war? And how did they monitor and suppress their anti-war neighbors?

Capozzola is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. He has appeared in World War I documentaries for History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and History Detectives, and is the co-curator of “The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I,” an exhibition about American civilians who volunteered in Europe during and after the First World War.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the History Department, UVM Libraries Special Collections, the Center for Research on Vermont and the UVM Humanities Center. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Visitor parking information.

Participate in Bailey/Howe’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

October 5th, 2016

2016 Halloween Promo

This year on Monday, October 31st, 2016, the Bailey/Howe Library will be hosting its Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to participate by wearing a costume, stopping by for a photo, and leaving their email address so that we can notify the winners. Photos will be posted on the Libraries’ social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and will be judged by the number of “likes” they receive! Start planning your costume now in order to win some sweet UVM Libraries swag!

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All-Night Study is Open at the Bailey/Howe

October 5th, 2016

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The Bailey/Howe Library’s ‘All-Night Study’ is open and ready for all of your late night studying and printing needs. This space is available to UVM affiliates between midnight and 8 am on Sunday – Thursday evenings. Just remember to bring your UVM ID card to access the Cyber Cafe space. For all holiday and break-related hours changes, please check the UVM Libraries’ website: Library Hours.

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New Books at the Bailey/Howe

October 3rd, 2016

Get ready for the Halloween season with some *spooky* reads! 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.

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Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives by Prof. Lester D. Friedman & Prof. Allison B. Kavey

Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley’s novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book’s figures and themes into modern productions that range from children’s cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley’s tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress.

Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining,Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon.

 

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Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment by Lizanne Henderson

Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment represents the first in-depth investigation of Scottish witchcraft and witch belief post-1662, the period of supposed decline of such beliefs, an age which has been referred to as the ‘long eighteenth century’, coinciding with the Scottish Enlightenment. The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries were undoubtedly a period of transition and redefinition of what constituted the supernatural, at the interface between folk belief and the philosophies of the learned. For the latter the eradication of such beliefs equated with progress and civilization but for others, such as the devout, witch belief was a matter of faith, such that fear and dread of witches and their craft lasted well beyond the era of the major witch-hunts. This study seeks to illuminate the distinctiveness of the Scottish experience, to assess the impact of enlightenment thought upon witch belief, and to understand how these beliefs operated across all levels of Scottish society.

 

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Seven Skeletons by Lydia Pyne

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museum collections, there are a few that have become world-renowned celebrity personas—ambassadors of science that speak to public audiences. In Seven Skeletons, historian of science Lydia Pyne explores how seven such famous fossils of our ancestors have the social cachet they enjoy today.

Drawing from archives, museums, and interviews, Pyne builds a cultural history for each celebrity fossil—from its discovery to its afterlife in museum exhibits to its legacy in popular culture. These seven include the three-foot tall “hobbit” from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba, and Lucy—each embraced and celebrated by generations, and vivid examples of how discoveries of how our ancestors have been received, remembered, and immortalized.

 

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Murder, Inc. and the Moral Life by Robert Weldon Whalen

The Murder, Inc., story is as much a tale of morality as it is a gangster history, and Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life by Robert Whalen meshes both topics clearly and meticulously, relating the gangster phenomenon to modern moral theory. Each chapter covers an aspect of the Murder, Inc., case and reflects on its ethical elements and consequences. Whalen delves into the background of the criminals involved, their motives, and the violent death that surrounded them; New York City’s immigrant gang culture and its role as “Gangster City”; fiery politicians Fiorello La Guardia and Thomas E. Dewey and the choices they made to clean up the city; and the role of the gangster in popular culture and how it relates to “real life.” Whalen puts a fresh spin on the two topics, providing a vivid narrative with both historical and moral perspective.

 

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 12th, 2016

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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young adults. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 13 young adults in the United States ages 18 to 25 had serious thoughts of suicide between 2013 and 2014.

As September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at the Libraries would like to remind you of all of the fantastic resources that the University has to offer. Most notably, the Center for Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to support your mind, body, and soul while you’re at UVM. The Center for Health and Wellbeing offers care at several locations; including Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center, Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) located at the Jacob’s house on South Williams Street and in the Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex on Redstone, and Student Health Services; located in the UHC building on Pearl Street. For more information or support, stop by Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center and meet with their friendly and welcoming staff – including Tucker, UVM’s own therapy dog!

Also, keep an eye out for our regular de-stress events here at the Bailey/Howe, usually during midterms and finals!

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UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resources

 

For More Information…

If you are looking for information on suicide prevention from a research perspective, check out the following journals below. And as always feel free to stop by the Reference Desk for assistance!

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

American Journal of Psychiatry

Archives of General Psychiatry

Wellness Perspectives

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice

September 9th, 2016

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice
Drew Matott, Peace Paper Project
October 11, 5:30 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

Drew Matott is a master papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. In this presentation, Mattot will discuss how he became involved with the paper arts and describe the genesis of the community papermaking programs he has co-founded, including Green Door Studio, Combat Paper Project, Peace Paper Project, Papermaking as Art Therapy, and Panty Pulping.

Matott directs the vision and strategy of Peace Paper Project, which utilizes traditional hand papermaking as a means of engaging communities in art practices which bring people together, broadcast their stories, and transform their fibers into meaningful art pieces. The project operates everywhere from private workshops to public demonstrations in order to perpetuate the art of hand papermaking while adapting to the needs of each specific community. Peace Paper merges its skill set of papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, and creative writing with the unique practices and concepts of host communities as a way of empowering  collaboration.

Other local colleges will also be hosting Peace Paper Project activities.In Panty Pulping workshops at St. Michael’s College on October 10 and at Champlain College on October 13, participants will confront sexual and domestic violence by transforming underwear into handmade paper. Champlain will also host an exhibit from October 9-29.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Visitor parking information.