Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
"Art of STEM" competition deadline extended to Feb. 15!
The deadline to submit images from your research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to KSL's "Art of STEM" contest has been extended to February 15, 2015.
"Art of STEM" challenges Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff to capture or visually communicate the beauty inherent to scientific enterprise and research investigation in the form of a digital image. The competition is also open to Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the Case Western Reserve community, as well as any student in grades 9-12 who currently attends public, private or home school in Cuyahoga County.
Contestants are encouraged to submit the following types of images for entry in this competition:
- Images created by machines in a lab;
- Photographic images of nature, scientific phenomena, or people at work on a science-related project;
- Science-related hand drawn images;
- Computer-generated or digitally enhanced scientific images;
- Any other type of STEM-related image presented as art.
A jury of Case Western Reserve faculty and Cleveland-area art professionals will select the winning entries based on an evaluation of artistic merit, aesthetics, title creativity and description clarity.
Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Place: $350
- 2nd Place: $200
- 3rd Place: $100
- Two awards of $50 will be awarded to high school student winners.
In addition to the competition, select images will be printed and displayed in an exhibit in the Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery and other showcase areas throughout the library during March 2015. These entries will also be featured online in the library’s virtual art gallery.
Visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/artofstem for complete contest rules and submission guidelines.
For more information, contact Daniela Solomon at email@example.com or 216-368-8790.
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Videos now available: Special Collections Colloquium; Digital Scholarship Colloquium
Videos are now available of the two colloquia that were recently hosted and organized by Kelvin Smith Library, and co-sponsored by the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries. The videos of both events can be accessed via the URLs below.
A listing of the sessions is below.
Special Collections Colloquium
- Welcome - Arnold Hirshon, Robert H. Jackson; Opening Keynote: Sarah Thomas
- Keynote: The Past - Alice Schreyer
- Panel + Audience Discussion 01
- Keynote: The Present - Jay Satterfield
- Panel + Audience Discussion 02
- Keynote: The Future - Stephen Enniss
- CWRU President Barbara Snyder: Remarks
- Panel + Audience Discussion 03
- Closing Keynote - Mark Dimunation
Digital Scholarship Colloquium
- Opening Remarks
- Keynote: The Scale of Digital Pedagogy
- The Golden Age of Video Games
- Strategies for Effective Learning Outcomes
- The Digital Centers at Columbia University
- Intersections of the Digital
- Sound Students in the Archive
- Re-envisioning Japan
- Lunch Remarks (CWRU President Barbara Snyder)
- Diving In
- Visualizing and Making at NC State's Hunt Library
- Library-Faculty Collaboration for Digital Scholarship
- Library-Based Platforms & Tools for English Majors
- They Came and Built it Themselves!
- Tornado Destruction & Financial Damage to Homeowners
- Mobile Technology Support for Field Research
- Building to Scale
- Keynote: How Not to Teach Digital Humanities
- Collaborating with Students on Digital Projects
- The Promise of Digital (Undergrad) Research
- Libraries as Collaborators in Digital Scholarship
- Training and Outreach and Closing Remarks
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Additional quiet study spaces available in KSL during reading days and finals
To provide additional space for quiet study, Kelvin Smith Library will make rooms LL06 A & B available to students during reading days and finals.
Located on the library's lower level, these classrooms will be open overnight from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. beginning Monday, December 8, through Tuesday, December 16 (ending Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00 a.m.)
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Stay on top of finals with KSL's "End of Semester Survival Guide"!
As the semester is winding down and the pressures of final exams are building, don't forget about the services and resources that Kelvin Smith Library has to offer! From our expert staff to comfortable study spaces, we have everything you need to get through this hectic time of year!
Visit bit.ly/survivefinalsKSL to view our guide to quiet and collaborative study areas, research assistance, tools & equipment, stress relief activities and more!
Follow along with additional tips and resources on Facebook and Twitter with #SurviveFinalsKSL.
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Expanded Freedman Center hours begin December 1
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library is expanding its hours to offer increased support for all users. Beginning December 1, 2014, the Freedman Center's new hours will be as follows:
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information about the Freedman Center's services and resources, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/.
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