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International Year of Light - 2015
The International Year of Light (IYL) is coming to an end. The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) celebrated the International Year of Light (2015) through a display in the Art Gallery, a Research Guide (http://researchguides.case.edu/light), and a curated book display of items you may borrow.
The gallery highlights research done on "light" at Case Western Reserve University, examples of light all around us, examples of research resources, and interesting items from our Special Collections & Archives and Digital Case. The display will come down at the end of the calendar year so come by to explore if you have not.
The IYL Research Guide includes faculty/student research done at Case, recommended books, and other related resources. The book display, also by the Art Gallery, are books picked by librarians from a variety of disciplines. The items may be checked out.
More on the International Year of Light:
On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).
From the IYL Fact Sheet:
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges.
The goal of IYL 2015 is to highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures and for the development of society.
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KSL's revised hours for the 2015 Thanksgiving Break
The Kelvin Smith Library Thanksgiving Break revised hours begin Wednesday, Nov. 25, with building hours slightly adjusted. 24/7 services and the Cramelot Cafe also are taking a break. KSL reopens for business Sunday, Nov. 29, with Cramelot reopening Monday, Nov. 30. We hope you enjoy your holiday break!
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8am-5pm, Early Close; NO 24/7
Thursday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 28: CLOSED; NO 24/7
Sunday, Nov. 29: 12pm-12am, Return to Regular Business Hours, including 24/7 after midnight
CRAMELOT CAFE HOURS
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 11am-4pm, Early Close
Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 30: 11am-9pm, Return to Regular Business Hours
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Case has another Winner! Knovel Academic Challenge
Case Western finished in the top 10 for organizational participants in the recent Knovel Challenge. After achieving 94 out of 100 points, Emily Serfling has won a $25 Amazon gift card for being the top scoring student at Case!
Emily is a senior biomedical engineering student. Her favorite Knovel feature is being able to look up things like material properties.
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.
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