Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Contest! Wiis, iPods, iTunes...the Knovel University Challenge
Every day, 10,000+ researchers find answers on the Knovel® database. KSL purchases Knovel for Case, and for the next 5 weeks, Knovel's University Challenge Contest gives us answers—AND the chance to win Nintendo® Wii™, iPod® Nanos, or iTunes® music.
Over 60+ universities have signed up for the challenge. Like a contest-within-a-contest, if Case has at least 100 entries, we are guaranteed an iPod winner! If you need to find properties, formulas, conference proceedings, handbooks & leading reference information for applied science programs, logon. You might be one of the winners!
How to Play:
- Enter the Contest site Knovel University Challenge (http://info.knovel.com/challenge)
- Use the Knovel widget—when it loads & displays like the image below, click on "PLAY"
- Answer 3 questions using Knovel!
- Case students only, please. Entries due by midnight Nov. 7th
Questions about Knovel®? Our Engineering librarian is happy to help you!
Knovel® database is licensed for the Case faculty, students, and staff on networked computers or remote access via an activated VPN connection. Find Knovel for your searching on our Research Database list, from the KSL homepage or from the Case Catalog page.
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KSL 1st Faculty Authors Reception 2008
KSL celebrated faculty authors with a champagne reception on Sept. 18th to see the 170 works that have been created at Case since 2002.
Faculty authors from the College of Arts and Sciences, Weatherhead School of Management, Case School of Engineering, and the School of Medicine met at this first biennial reception, along with President Barbara Snyder, University Librarian Joanne Eustis, and colleagues.
Coming soon: a web page to celebrate Case faculty authors, and a series of podcasts with authors. Listen to Off the Shelf, with the first interview by KSL librarian Bill Claspy & the English department's Kurt Koenigsberger!
2008 Faculty Authors Photo after Meeting authors by the schools' book displays
Listening to President Barbara Snyder's remarks and sharing a toast
Faculty books displayed, celebrating author book publications, and authors' conversations
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Constitution Day Reception@ KSL
Take part in Case's 4th annual Constitution Day and attend "Torturing the Constitution" to hear Professor Oren Gross (U. Minnesota) talk about today's viewpoints of the Constitution. After his presentation and Q&A with students & the general public, come next door for a reception & book-signing event at the Kelvin Smith Library!
In choosing this topic and speaker, Case Center for Policy Studies recognized public and student interest in torture, waterboarding, and controversies like those of prisoner treatment at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). Join in this event for thought-provoking conversation, plus a chance to talk with Gross at the book-signing & reception at KSL.
Wed., Sept. 17 4:30 pm, Thwing Center Constitution Day presentation (click graphic for details)
6:00 pm-7:30 pm KSL Book signing & Reception with Professor Oren Gross. Open to all with interest in the topic.
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Gartner Database--September Research Spotlight
Powerful industry research & analysis from Gartner Research is available for a limited time to Case researchers. Gartner, a leader in world technology and advisory research, is the September KSL Research Spotlight.
Gartner's industry analysts bring research-based insight to the Case learning environment for an usually rich array of information, including insight for business technology solutions, industry-watch news & trend analysis, hype-cycles (cross-industry perspectives on when a trend is coined, applied, accepted, becomes the norm—or not), magic quadrants & marketscopes, current research methodology, and unpredented access to industry statistical data.
Study the Topics and Industries, read the current Features and Alerts on issues like cloud computing, social networking, IT budget optimization, hear podcasts and more. Gartner is a gold standard in the industry, and is a Case resource for a limited time. Explore it now from the KSL September Research Spotlight, and watch for upcoming news on featured webinar training and events!
Gartner is available until February 2009, and is a collaborative effort between Case IT's license for enterprise solutions, and KSL for all-campus access for the remainder of the license. Access is strictly controlled for current Case individuals only, and thus requires a network connection or activated VPN (wireless or remote) plus a network ID/password confirmation page.
Gartner is also easily accessible from the Business subject folder, on the Research Database list.
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