Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Register Now for Fall CaseLearns Courses!
Registration is now open for Kelvin Smith Library's fall 2014 CaseLearns workshops. All Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni can take these courses free of charge.
Some of this semester's courses include:
- Digital Images
- Digital Video
- Web Design
- Making Your First GIS Map
- Creating a Custom Google Map
- Basics of Making a Research Poster
- How to Digitize Text
- How to Build Digital Exhibits and Archives
- Intro to Data Management
- Relational Databases and SQL
- Learning about Book Structure through Hand-Binding
- …and more!
To view all course listings and descriptions, course schedule and to register, visit http://library.case.edu/caselearns/.
All courses are taught at Kelvin Smith Library. For more information, email email@example.com.
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View Book Display Inspired by 2014 Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient, Dr. Denis Mukwege
In conjunction with the 2014 CWRU Inamori Center Ethics Prize events on October 1, 2014, Kelvin Smith Library is now featuring a display of books from our circulating collection that address many aspects of sexual violence against women in and out of war zones. These books, as well as information about the upcoming Inamori Prize Award to Dr. Denis Mukwege, are now available for viewing in the KSL Art Gallery.
Sexual violence against women is a global pandemic. One of it’s most horrific and vicious manifestations is the systematic rape, abuse and enslavement of women and girls by military combatants as a means to destroy communities and cultures. This weapon of war has a long and terrible history, spanning every region of the globe and every period of human history. It was a central component of the Rwandan and Bosnian genocide campaigns during the 1990s, and it continues to this day as a standard tactic among military and paramilitary organizations in Central Africa.
Dr. Mukwege is an international advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, frequently recognized for his commitment to ending sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Register now for the Freedman Center's 2014 Digital Scholarship Colloquium!
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will host a colloquium entitled, "Pedagogy and Practices" on November 6-7, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library. Presented in collaboration with the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the event will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. A diverse group of presenters from institutions across the United States and Canada will be presenting on a wide range of topics, including:
- collaborating with students on digital projects (e.g., digital archives, text mining, game design, GIS)
- enhancing field research by using mobile applications for data collection supporting faculty and student digital scholarship through libraries’ and specialized centers’ efforts
- collaborations between faculty and librarians to support digital scholarship efforts in the classroom
The Colloquium will feature presentations, panels, and unconference sessions. All activities will take place at the Kelvin Smith Library on Case Western Reserve's campus.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Show at KSL
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), a special art show featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., with an artists’ reception at the library gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
The art show will feature paintings, photographs and a display of handmade puppets. Artists include: Linda Ayala, representing Puerto Rico; Augusto Bordelois, Cuba; Bruno Casiano, Puerto Rico; Hector Castellano, Guatemala; Teresa Martinez, Mexico; Alex Rivera, Mexico; Dante Rodriguez, Puerto Rico and Mexico; and Rafael Valdivieso, Ecuardo.
The reception and art show are free and open to the public with valid photo ID. The exhibit will continue to be on display during regular library hours until Oct. 22.
“The Hispanic Art Show at CWRU is a first exhibit in recent times on campus by local Hispanics artists,” said Edna Fuentes-Casiano, research assistant and a member of the campus’ Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance group.
Fuentes-Casiano and Damaris Punales-Alpizar, CWRU assistant professor in Modern Languages and Literature, organized the art show.
“It is an excellent way to start the Hispanic Heritage Celebration by displaying the richness of our many Hispanic cultures for all to enjoy,” Fuentes-Casiano said. “It also serves as a way to reach out to the Hispanic community in Cleveland and to our CWRU community.”
The art show is sponsored by CWRU’s community resource group, Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance; the campus student organization, La Alianza; and the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which began in 1968, begins Sept. 15, the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Also in September, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence. The heritage month ends Oct. 15, three days after Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza. The 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is “Hispanics: A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success.”
For information, contact Fuentes-Casiano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.844.2104. Visit the CWRU Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance website for more local Hispanic Heritage Month events, www.case.edu/diversity/resources/alianza.html.
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Join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta!
Stop by Nord Hall, room 356 on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. to join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta!
All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come enjoy:
Presented by Kelvin Smith Library. Please contact Daniela Solomon (email@example.com) for more information.
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