Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group--The Arab Spring--and Beyond
Join in this week's Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group@KSL, as Pete Moore leads discussion on uprisings and government collapses that began in Tunisia and Egypt, and the wide-ranging outcomes for other countries. Sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies and hosted each Friday at KSL, the event encourages scholarly interactions with the university and the public through open discussion groups.
• September 30: The Arab Spring—and Beyond. Pete W. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, CWRU.
Professor Moore's research on state-society relations in the Middle East and Africa, as well as business-society relations, privatization, decentralization, regional security and more help him focus on the complex regional issues. He'll help the audience note the themes, history, and trends as we attempt to understand these situations and what they hold for the future.
Join us on Friday, September 30 at 12:30 pm in the Kelvin Smith Library 2nd floor Dampeer Room.
The Kelvin Smith Library location also indicates an underground parking garage for visitors (fee), and nearby metered street parking, as available.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month--KSL Research Spotlight
KSL's monthly Research Spotlight gathers information on topics of interest, like the National Hispanic Heritage Month, through October 15. Take advantage of the sources selected for you, to learn more about the many cultures of Hispanic America, their independence in a new world, the changing communities of today.
Look through the holdings of Case libraries by looking at a Subject search topic list that covers Hispanic Americans from culture to economics, philosophy and poetry to politics, and more. Or, browse Latino terms, for topics, journals, ideas of interest.
Research tools, journals, DVDs, research databases, and a Smithsonian Education Tour are gathered for you to use in further exploring National Hispanic Heritage Month, with this month's KSL Research Spotlight.
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KSL@UCITE on Thursday Sept. 22
Color, chairs, tables, and walls are appearing and moving this semester at KSL, and if you're a new faculty member, or would like to keep up with the new KSL, this UCITE session brings you up to date.
You'll get a faculty-focused introduction to the Kelvin Smith Library resources and services, and hear about the recent expansion of GIS services, the faculty-graduate Research Commons, and much more!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 368-1224, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education
Allen Memorial Library Building
Euclid Ave@Adelbert Rd.
Herrick Room, ground floor
Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon-1 pm
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Renewable Energy & Large Scale Utility Storage, Fri. 23 Public Affairs Discussion Group@KSL
There are frequent national and global news items about solar & wind power as alternative energy sources. Come to the library for this week's Friday CWRU Public Affairs Discussion Group to hear a leading expert talk about the technologies that are required to support them, and to meet others who are interested in the smart grid future.
• September 23: Large Scale Utility Energy Storage.
Robert F. Savinell, Ph.D., George S. Dively Professor of Chemical Engineering, CWRU.
A CWRU researcher and former Dean of the Case School of Engineering, Savinell shares his thoughts on potential markets, economic benefits and the new technologies that we'll need to meet variable supply. Hear about his research program to improve performance, energy conservation & energy storage, and other environmental challenges for industry and society.
Join us every Friday at 12:30 pm in the Kelvin Smith Library 2nd floor Dampeer Room. The Center for Policy Studies encourages scholarly interactions with the university and the public in these weekly open discussion groups.
The Kelvin Smith Library location also indicates an underground parking garage for visitors (fee), and nearby metered sreet parking, as available.
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OhioLINK Firewall Scheduled Maintenance Mon. Sept. 19
• Monday 9/19, 8 pm- 4 am Tuesday 9/20
• Monday 9/26, 8 pm - 4 am Tuesday 9/27
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KSL Shares in Case for Community Day
While Case for Community Day volunteers worked at the Kelvin Smith Library with the Reading Carnival, 12 KSL staff members were also out around town, volunteering on diverse projects like organizing a greenhouse, helping at Magnolia House, fixing a deer fence, volunteering at the nearby New Community Bible Fellowship Church, working outdoors at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and at the University Farm, and serving as team leaders for several Case for Community Day projects.
It All Stared with A Wall
In 2008, Ella Shur, KSL Acquisitions, discovered that Virginia (Ginnie) Dressler had also been assigned to paint the 200 ft long Hector Vega wall mural at the Cedar Center Rapid Station. She'd been involved in all the Community Days, but working with art students & the artist made her say "Let's get KSL together to do this together. That'll be fun!" Ella says that "every year since then, more people express interest and there are 4 new staff members volunteering this year, so almost all KSL departments have staff members participating in it."
Ella makes sure her colleagues know about the many volunteer projects & who's working on what and what's developing, and lets people know that even giving blood makes a difference on Case for Community Day. Her energy (honed on prior years' painting, carpentry, landscaping, RePlay for Kids work, Sight Center, & more) is evidence of the KSL staff engagement in their projects. Making a difference is easy and "there are lots of opportunities," she says.
Next time you're near the rapid station, look for a touch of KSL on the giant Brown's helmet...and see how many volunteer hands make a university and its community a rich resource.
Photo: KSL team members at a 2010 project
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KSL Hosts A Reading Carnival for Case for Community Day
The Kelvin Smith Library takes reading to a new level during the 2011 Case for Community Day, hosting a Reading Carnival at Noon on Friday, Sept. 16. Volunteers help 33 children from the Intergenerational School and the Citizens Academy, both nearby community charter schools.
Area 3rd graders enjoy a noon lunch at KSL and then work at the large library tables on the 2nd floor with volunteers in the community program. The children read a book and then do craft projects with their volunteer partners.
Perhaps we'll see some of these young students studying in the Kelvin Smith Library in 2022!
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KSL Hosts Weekly Friday CWRU Public Affairs Discussion Group
Every Friday throughout the academic year, Kelvin Smith Library hosts the Public Affairs Discussion Group from 12:30-1:30 pm. Encouraging greater interest in policy issues at the university, the Center for Policy Studies encourages scholarly interactions with university and the public, and the Friday discussions are open to everyone with an interest in policy studies.
• September 16: The National Broadband Plan: Policy and Politics. Lev Gonick, VP of Information Technology Services, and Chief Information Officer CWRU.
Hear Gonick talk about ultrabroadband, the National Broadband Plan, the group discount model of Gig.U, and the challenges and opportunities that new speed & access might mean for innovation both in technology and research applications.
Join in the Public Affairs Discussion Group every Friday at 12:30 pm in the KSL Dampeer Room. The nearby 2nd floor Research Commons room occasionally may be an alternate site.
• September 23: Large Scale Utility Energy Storage. Robert F. Savinell, George S. Dively Professor of Chemical Engineering
Gig.U, the new 37 research university & community-pairs membership of CWRU, Duke, Virginia Tech, Arizona State and others, accelerates advanced networks to the surrounding campus communities. Read more about Gig.U, the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project.
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Join Us for Octavofest 2011 Events!
Book and art lovers, mark your calendars for Octavofest, once again returning to NE Ohio for an annual celebration of the book and paper arts. This year KSL offers many events for you to see, hear, learn, join in, and even win a prize!
New: The Kelvin Smith Library hosts a juried art competition & exhibition and invites artists from the Cleveland community to create artworks inspired by selected books in the library's Special Collections department. Submissions will be on exhibition during October, and KSL also offers cash purchase awards for the top three works. See the details about the exhibition timeline, restrictions, judging, & submissions. Then enter your work by 4 pm, September 30, 2011—it may become a permanent item in the KSL art gallery collection!
Perform at Cramelot: KSL celebrates Octavofest with music & poetry, and invites you to join in Poetry Readings & Open Mic events in Cramelot. Choose from 3 noontime events, or enter all of them. Read more details and complete an entry form, listing the title & subject of the works you'll perform so we can schedule performers & introduce you!
• Oct. 12: Book binding demonstration, Sharlane Gubkin, Head of KSL Preservation, Ellen Strong, Conservator, KSL. 1-3:30 pm
• Oct. 12: "Newspapers to Novels: the Evolution of Comics," Brad Ricca, Lecturer, English. 3:30 pm
• Oct. 19: "Artist's Books, Readers & Reading," Cris Rom, Gund Library Director, Cleveland Institute of Art. 3:30 pm
Read more news& the full calendar of all KSL events during October's celebration; the public is welcome to attend & seating is on a first-come basis. Case is a participating member in Octavofest, which is funded in part by the George Gund Foundation.
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Signs of the Times...
KSL is making it easier to find things in the library, with new digital mockups of signs. The Spring 2011 Student Redesign Competition results pointed the way to the need for signs, and the samples are here! Stop in and take a look around:
• You'll see large signs for the 2nd floor Dampeer Room and Special Collections, helpful when you know your meeting or class is on that floor— now you won't need to ask where it is!
• Find the Faculty-Graduate Student Research Commons, also on the 2nd floor.
• Look up to see where the new computer pod tables are—the Knowledge and Creativity Commons sign on the main floor leads the way.
There's more—come in and look around, tell us what you think!
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