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News & Events: March 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:19
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Graduation Fair 2015 – The University Libraries will once again be participating in the Graduation Fair, Tuesday, March 3, 11 am to 7 pm, and Wednesday, March 4, 11 am to 3 pm in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. Seniors planning to graduate this semester are encouraged to stop by for giveaways and to have their library accounts reviewed for outstanding fines and books. Don’t forget: outstanding fines or checked-out items will result on a hold on your diploma!

NEW! Distance Learning Page – A new page for Distance Learners has been created, putting all of our most useful resources for off-campus library use in one convenient place. This page is recommended for students in online programs as well as doctoral candidates completing dissertations away from CUA. Along with links to databases, online tools, and contact information for subject librarians, the page also includes a link to our new Off-Campus Delivery Request Form (restrictions apply).

LAST CHANCE! “Bridging Sign & Script” May Gallery Exhibit – The exhibit by the Semitics/ICOR library currently on display in the May Gallery, “Bridging Sign & Script,” has been extended until March 9th. Stop by to learn about the 1930 Harvard-Catholic University Joint Expedition to Serabit-el-Khadim.

UPCOMING EVENT: American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present – The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, visit event website.

Writing Center in Mullen Library – Please note that the Writing Center will be holding satellite hours in the lobby of Mullen Library Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm. Walk-ins are welcome; look for the sign. For more information about writing center, including additional hours and appointment policies, please visit their website.

Have you tried lynda.com? – The University Libraries is proud to bring the CUA Community access to lynda.com, an online video training library offering more than 2,000 self-paced training classes on a wide range of computer and project management skills for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users. Topics offered include: the entire suite of Microsoft and Adobe products, website development, business skills, design skills, audio and video tools, creative inspirations, and much more.  All of the courses are taught by expert instructors and come with fully searchable transcripts. Curated playlists are also available for over 150 topics. To learn more, check out this introductory video.

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“American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present” – Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:32

The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. The purpose o the conference is to “bring historians and policy experts together to compare how Catholics in the United States have responded to new immigrant groups, from the nineteenth century to the present.” Three panels f experts will discuss such issues as national policy debates, culture and religious life, and immigrant workers.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of events and a link to R.s.v.p., please visit the event website.

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Newest in Popular Reading: Boston Girl, Strange Library, Gateway to Freedom, American Dreams, Robert E. Lee, Comfortable Wife

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:46

We hope the first half of your semester at The Catholic University of America has been as fruitful as ours. As Spring Break approaches, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status The Boston Girl: a novel Diamant, Anita Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii Haley, James L Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age Doctorow, Cory When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Manning, Molly Guptill Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More Parker, Matt Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva Voigt, Deborah The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History Horn, Jonathan Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience Gazzaniga, Michael S. Holy Cow Duchovny, David A Comfortable Wife Laurens, Stephanie Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains Greenfield, Susan American Dreams: Restarting the Economy and Restoring the Land of Opportunity Rubio, Marco The Skeleton Road McDermid, Val Moriarty Horowitz, Anthony Perfect Sins Bannister, Jo The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Crummey, Michael It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Addario, Lynsey Funny Girl Hornby, Nick

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib
CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

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University Libraries Closing at 1 PM on Saturday, February 21

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 11:32

Due to adverse weather and road conditions in the Washington, D.C., area,  the University Libraries will close today, Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m.

 

 

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University Libraries closed Tuesday, February 17

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 05:10

The University Libraries (Mullen Library and Campus Libraries) are closed on Tuesday, February 17, due  to adverse weather and road conditions in the Washington, D.C. area.

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University Libraries Close at 5 PM on 2/16

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:11

Due to the pending storm and anticipated hazardous road conditions, The University Libraries (Mullen Library and Campus Libraries) will close at 5 PM on Monday, February 16.

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May Gallery Exhibit: “Bridging Sign & Script” – January 31 – February 28

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:16

Mount Serabit in the Sinai desert of Egypt is the site of the discovery of some of the earliest examples of West Semitic alphabet writing.  This Proto-Sinaitic script has been called the first alphabet.  The exhibit focuses on the work of the 1930 Harvard-Catholic University Joint Expedition to Serabit-el-Khadim and on the contributions of Fr. Romain Butin, S.M. who served as research epigrapher.

 

Curated by Michelle Datiles, GLP, the exhibit includes materials from the Epigraphic Collection in the Semitics/Institute of Christian Oriental Research Library. The exhibit is on display now through February 28 in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library

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Newest in Popular Reading: Game of Thrones, Driving the King, Richard Pryor, Her Brilliant Career, & Science … for Her!

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:58

The spring semester is just beginning at The Catholic University of America. We hope that your classes are going well. If you are looking for an entertaining read throughout the semester, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status Inside HBO’s Game of thrones: seasons 3 and 4 Taylor, C. A. Another Night, Another Day Rayner, Sarah The Assassination Option: A Clandestine Operations Novel Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E. Becoming Richard Pryor Saul, Scott The Cause of All Nations: an International History of the American Civil War Doyle, Don H. Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Cooke, Rachel Driving the King Howard, Ravi Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film Oswalt, Patton The Last American Vampire Grahame-Smith, Seth Before I Go Oakley, Colleen Science … for Her! Amram, Megan The Keeper Howard, Tim Vanessa and Her Sister Parmar, Priya Sweet Damage James, Rebecca The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib
CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

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Anne Lesher named as 2014 Belanger awardee

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:15

Anne Lesher, Reference Librarian, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2014.

Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.

Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

Excerpted from one nomination:

She juggles many hats and does it with a smile. She orders books for and physically maintains a large variety of collections. Her coordinating work involves a lot of training of a variety of library employees. She is a team player and flexible when changes in procedure are made or having to learn new technology. She works well with students and faculty at the desk and with faculty in her liaison departments. I find her to be a wealth of institutional history since she has worked for the University Libraries for over 20 years. When I need advice on how to tackle a project or just advice in general I find her.

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Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:58

The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner Revolution Russell Brand Symbiont Mira Grant You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter Revival Stephen King The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle The Voices F.R. Tallis @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries

Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib

CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib

CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib

CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

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