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October 26, 2017

How Climate Change Will Transform Our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century

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Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department,tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Dr. Mathias Vuille: How Climate Change
Will Transform Our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century


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Dr. Mathias Vuille, a prominent scholar on past, current, and future climate change in the tropics, will present on "Toward Mountains Without Snow and Ice: How Climate Change will Transform our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event will be the third in the "Campus Conversations in Standish" series of the fall 2017 semester. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

The implications of Dr. Vuille's talk are troubling. "Half of the world's population today depends on freshwater originating in mountains for agriculture, hydropower generation, drinking water supplies, sanitation, recreation, and industry," says Dr. Vuille. "Rapidly disappearing mountain snow cover and glaciers, combined with population growth, will have far-reaching implications and exacerbate social and political conflicts surrounding water around the globe."

Dr. Vuille is a professor in UAlbany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. He teaches courses on climate variability and predictability, climate change, paleoclimatology, and environmental science. 

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015, "Campus Conversations in Standish" raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, and connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. They are held two to three times per semester on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to all.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 125 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





October 19, 2017

Libraries to Champion Open Access on October 26

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Contacts: Elaine Lasda, elasda@albany.edu  (518) 442-3695; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

 

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Libraries to Champion Open Access on October 26


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The University Libraries will be celebrating Open Access Week with a full-day event on Thursday, October 26, 9:15 am–3:00 pm, in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room.

Open Access Week is an annual, global event. Members of the academic and research communities come together to discuss how removing access barriers to scholarly output could transform the way scientific inquiry and research are conducted. In 2017, Open Access Week runs from October 23rd through October 29th.

"By making scholarly materials openly accessible, researchers can facilitate the replication of important experiments, more readily identify collaborators, and break down disciplinary silos of knowledge," says Elaine M. Lasda, Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and Reference at the Dewey Graduate Library. "Open access to scholarly output can raise the quality of research as well as heighten its impact and influence, not only in academic and research networks, but in society as a whole."

Keynote speakers will be Darren Chase and Shafeek Fazal of the Stony Brook University Libraries, who will share their experiences developing and implementing the Stony Brook University Open Access Policy. Dr. Johan Rooryck, from Leiden University, the Netherlands, will talk about his experience moving from proprietary publishing to open access publishing. Other topics will include Open Educational Resources (OERs) at UAlbany; an update on Scholars Archive, the UAlbany Libraries' open access repository; and a showcase of student work.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided with support from University Auxiliary Services. For more information and to RSVP, visit our Open Access Day event page (http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/open_access_week/).

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 125 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 




October 10, 2017

Cultural Heritage at Risk: In Defense of Civilization

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October 10, 2017

Contacts: Karen E. Kiorpes, Head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, kkiorpes@albany.edu, (518) 437-3923; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON "CULTURAL HERITAGE AT RISK"


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The University Libraries, in cooperation with the University at Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), as well as the New York State Department of Education, will present a one day conference on "Cultural Heritage at Risk: In Defense of Civilization." The conference will be held on October 27, 2017, 8:00 am–4:00 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students, faculty, and members of the cultural community in the Capital Region and beyond are welcome. The cost per attendee, which includes lunch, is $40. For more information and to register, please see: http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/char/

This conference will bring together researchers in diverse areas of specialization whose commonality is the protection and preservation of cultural heritage, including irreplaceable artistic and historical collections, buildings and important local, national, and international sites. Speakers will promote awareness of the importance of cultural heritage, what is being done to protect it, how it can be done successfully, and where research data is needed.

"Fire and flood, acts of war, civil unrest, earthquakes, and terrorism test our ability to protect life and property" says Karen E. Kiorpes, Head of the Libraries’ Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department and organizer of the event. "The loss of historic sites, buildings, libraries, and museum collections means a loss of part of our collective cultural identity, undermining our understanding of who we are and where we come from."

Generous funding for this event is provided by a Conference Support Award from the University at Albany, discretionary funds from CEHC and the University Libraries, and the New York State Conservation/Preservation Grant program.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





Save the Date: Open Access Day on October 26

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October 10, 2017

Contacts: Elaine Lasda, elasda@albany.edu  (518) 442-3695; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Celebrate Open Access Week with the University Libraries

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The University Libraries, as centers of scholarly communication on campus, will be celebrating Open Access Week with a full day event on Thursday, October 26th, 9:15 am-3:00 pm in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room.

Open Access Week is an annual, global event during which members of the academic and research community come together to discuss how removing access barriers to scholarly output could transform the way scientific inquiry and research are conducted. In 2017, Open Access Week runs October 23–October 29.

Keynote speakers will be Darren Chase and Shafeek Fazal of the Stony Brook University Libraries, who will share their experiences developing and implementing the Stony Brook University Open Access Policy. Dr.Johan Rooryck from Leiden University, the Netherlands, will talk about his experience moving from proprietary publishing to open access publishing. Other topics will include Open Educational Resources (OERs) at UAlbany, an update on Scholars Archive, the UAlbany Libraries' open access repository, and a showcase of student work.  

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, visit our Open Access Day event page (http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/open_access_week/).

With Support from University Auxiliary Services

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





October 5, 2017

Paul Grondahl: A Biographer's and Ghostwriter's Tale

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October 6, 2017

Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department,tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Paul Grondahl: A Biographer's and Ghostwriter's Tale

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Paul Grondahl, the award-winning journalist, biographer, and Director of UAlbany's New York State Writers Institute, will present on "How the Standish Room and the Corning Tower Got Their Names: A Biographer's and Ghostwriter's Tale" on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event will be the second in the "Campus Conversations in Standish" series of the fall 2017 semester. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

The title of Grondahl's talk is pertinent to its setting—the Standish Room on the third floor of the Science Library. "Many visitors probably don't give a thought about who the room is named for," says Grondahl. "I also imagine that plenty of folks have no idea why the tallest building in Albany is named the Corning Tower. I hope my talk will raise awareness about investigating the stories behind the names we see on buildings all over campus."

While sharing his thoughts on the writing craft, as well as some local history, Grondahl hopes that "those who attend will come to realize that everyone has a story worth telling."

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015, "Campus Conversations in Standish" raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, and connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. They are held two to three times per semester on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to all.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.  





September 26, 2017

Campus Conversations in Standish: Laura Wittern-Keller, PhD on October 4

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September 27, 2017

Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Laura Wittern-Keller, PhD:
A Historian's Perspective on Challenged Presidential Actions, the Supreme Court, and the U.S. Constitution

 


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The Department of History's Laura Wittern-Keller, PhD will lead the first "Campus Conversations in Standish" of the fall 2017 semester with a discussion titled "The Supreme Court vs. The President: How the Court Decides the Constitutionality of Challenged Presidential Actions."

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

According to Dr. Wittern-Keller, the issue of whether a president is acting constitutionally is not new in America's history. "Objections to presidential actions have arisen many times in our history, but only in a few of those cases has the Supreme Court gotten involved," says Dr. Wittern-Keller. "When it did, in a 1952 case that questioned Truman's abilities as commander-in-chief during the Korean War, it set a precedent that is still followed today. We will discuss what that precedent says and how it has been applied ever since to see what the justices might consider if another challenge case were to arise." says Dr. Wittern-Keller.

A dedicated educator and scholar, Dr. Wittern-Keller is the author of Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981 (2008) and the co-author of The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court (2008). She writes the blog, "An Engaged Professor" at engagedprofessor.blogspot.com/.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, "Campus Conversations in Standish" raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, and connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to the public and are always held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35 – 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





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