Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
University Librarian to give talk celebrating 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' 150th anniversary
Join us this Saturday 10/3, 2-4 pm in the Dampeer Room, for a talk from our very own University Librarian and Associate Provost, Arnold Hirshon. In conjunction with Octavofest, a month-long celebration of books and paper arts, this talk focuses on the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.' The presentation will highlight visual artists and their translation of Alice. Illustrations by CIA students of Lewis Carroll’s text are displayed in the KSL Art Gallery and throughout the library. Light refreshments will be served.
More information and RSVP link can be found on the KSL events page.
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Knovel Academic Challenge - KSL sponsored online-competition
Knovel is an resource that KSL subscribes. It offers e-books, data sets, and interactive tools (equation editor, etc.) for all Case faculty, staff, and students. Each time Knovel has run the challenge described belong, Case has had 1 or more winners. Lets keep that streak alive.
Knovel Academic Challenge campaign is a 5-week problem-set based competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Based on player performance, weekly and grand prizes are granted to the winning students.
- Weekly Prize: The student with the highest points from that week will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
- 1st Place Grand Prize: The student with the highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive an Apple iPad Air II with Wi-Fi 16Gb
- 2nd Place Grand Prize: The student with the second highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive a SONOS PLAY:1
- Challenge within the Challenge: The student with the highest score from each of the top ten schools will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
In order to play, students must register (for free) at www.knovelac.com. Please note that registration remains open from now throughout the 5-week challenge, so students can enroll at any time.
Beginning on 9/28, every Monday at 12:00:00 AM PDT, a new set of problem sets will be live in the game. Each week, students will log in with their KAC credentials and solve 7-10 multiple choice problem-sets with direct links to Knovel accessible from within the game interface. Students have the option to exit and reenter the game anytime between problem-sets, and they have as much time as they need to answer each question, as long as they finish all problem sets each week by Sunday at 11:59:59 PM PST.
Students have 3 attempts to answer each question correctly. If the question is answered correctly on the first attempt, they get 4 points; on the second attempt, 3 points; and on the third attempt, 1 point. Each week, students accumulate points to compete for weekly and grand prizes. Only grand prizes depend on total accumulation of points. The weekly prize only depends on points from that respective week.
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Join us for the Science & Engineering Research and Resources Fair
Kelvin Smith Library will host a Science & Engineering Research and Resources Fair on Tuesday, September 29 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm in Nord Hall, room 356. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about many science and engineering resources available through the library. All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome!
Come and enjoy free food, prizes, and resource demos.
For more information, contact Daniela Solomon: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kanopy Streaming Video
Kelvin Smith Library is excited to offer Kanopy to the campus community. Kanopy is a streaming video service, featuring many of the educational and documentary films faculty use frequently in classes, students use in activities, or that may be used for research support. It has a wealth of content and many subjects of interest to CWRU programs. The films can be embedded into Blackboard courses, shown in class, and watched at home.
Some important features include:
- Available on the campus wired network, through Case Wireless network, or by VPN
- Creation of playlists of clips to show snippets or start films at an exact time location
- Linked supplemental resources
- Some films include close caption or transcripts
- Display rights are included for free events (and we can request permission if your event is charging a fee)
- Kanopy will also investigate other films to add and the library can forward those requests for you.
You can access Kanopy at: https://case.kanopystreaming.com/
Want to see an example? A CWRU student, Imani Scruggs, was featured in one of the movies. Imani's story was documented by the College of Arts & Sciences in March of 2015 and we have access to the movie "Finding the Gold Within" on Kanopy.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Art Show at KSL
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), a special art exhibit featuring local Latin-American artists will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 15, from 3-6 pm, with an artists’ reception at the library gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
The show will feature work by the following artists: Bruno Casiano - Elia M. Pestana Knight, M.D. - Alex Rivera - Eldis Rodriguez - Rafael Valdivieso
The reception and art exhibit are free and open to the public with valid photo ID. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours through October. The show is sponsored by CWRU’s community resource group, Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance The Bruno Casiano Gallery and the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit this site or contact Edna Fuentes-Casiano at email@example.com or 216.844.2104. Visit the CWRU Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance website for more local Hispanic Heritage Month events.
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Cramelot Cafe closed on Labor Day
Cramelot Cafe will be closed on Labor Day - Monday, 9/7/15. Kelvin Smith Library will be open for regular business hours and 24/7. Thank you
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