The Knovel University Challenge 2013 has begun!
Use Knovel to correctly answer a series of science and engineering questions for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook, Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and other prizes. The contest runs September 9 through December 1, and it is open to registered students at universities (such as UC Berkeley) with a current subscription to Knovel. There are weekly chances to win as well as the grand prize drawing at the end.
The deadline to enter for the grand prize drawing is 11:59:59 pm EST on December 2, 2013. Please see the Rules & Prizes for more information.
The Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library and the Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library are now sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Berkeley researchers to PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal. When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Berkeley authors will be paid automatically by the Libraries.
For more information, please see:
This was originally posted in the Science & Engineering Libraries News blog
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
Led by Albert L. Hurtado, Travis Chair in Modern American History, University of Oklahoma, Author of Herbert Eugene Bolton: Historian of the American Borderlands
Herbert E. Bolton was director of the Bancroft Library from 1916 to 1942. His decisions about hiring and acquisitions guided the library’s development in ways that continue to shape Bancroft’s collections today. Bolton’s papers, among the most important manuscript collections in the Bancroft Library’s holdings, document his work as library director as well as his work as historian and member of the UC Berkeley History Department faculty.
Bolton was particularly well known for his detailed field work and production of maps of Spanish explorers. He also created impressive and sometimes quite large maps to support his signature course, History of the Americas. Professor Hurtado will explain the development of Bolton’s interest in cartography and its continuing importance in the Bancroft Library.
There is no one better qualified to shed light on Bolton’s legacy than Professor Hurtado. The community is invited to join us for this presentation. Please join us to kick off the Bancroft Round Tables for the 2013-2014 academic year!
Airmail: The Letters Of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer edited by Thomas R. Smith
Signature Derrida by Jacques Derrida edited and with a preface by Jay Williams and introduction by Francoise Meltzer
A Companion To Foucault edited by Christopher Falzon, Timothy O’Leary, and Jana Sawicki
Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Virginia Woolf: The Years edited by Anna Snaith
Graduate students, come attend the SciFinder Seminar and Demonstration with Dr. Kaushik Patel from the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society.
October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
11 am – 12 pm
Kresge Engineering Library
Training Room 110 MD
110 Bechtel Engineering Center (map)
Lunch provided after; please RSVP.