The Scopus database will be available for use starting in January, and our access to Web of Science will cease at the end of December. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Ford Schmidt (email@example.com, extension x5407).
This is our seventh annual Tree of Giving Book Drive! Please visit our Tree of Giving located near the entrance of the library, and see the beautiful ornaments adorning it. For every book donated, we add one ornament to our Tree of giving.
So think of the Tree of Giving as you do your Black Friday shopping! And thank you for your support from the Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette Store, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
We have updated our Assignment Calculator tool to offer even more accountability and support to help you complete your assignments from start to finish.
The assignment calculator is a simple tool that students and faculty can use to help calculate when parts of a research paper or assignment should be worked on and completed. Basically, all you need to do is plug in the beginning date of an assignment and the due date, and it does the rest for you!
Then the calculator lists all of the steps needed to complete your assignment and when each step should be done. Below is an example. This is a wonderful tool to help with time management!
Last year we used a bare bones structure, as outlined in our blog entry. This year you can create an account which will email you notification of what you should be doing, the days left to complete the step, and the time you should spend on this step.
Below is an example of what you could expect to see from the Assignment Calculator tool.
Please visit our temporary exhibit Sounds of Harmony, which will be on display until November 3rd outside of the Archives & Special Collections entrance. This display of traditional bamboo musical instruments complements the talks and music demonstrations related to the Music in the Reconstruction of Identity and Healing/Therapy of the Modern Mind-and-Heart series.
Please join us this Friday, November 1st at 2:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for a presentation by Frederick J. Oerther, III, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.
Brief Description: This presentation will argue for the usefulness of games as an educational device. We begin by discussing the nature of games and describing the student’s “game experience” in the classroom. Then we will make some assertions about how the game experience might be expected to contribute to the learning process – including the leveraging of scholastic motivations that games may offer on the basis of social and phenomenological factors. The features and properties of a specific form of game, which may be most useful in the classroom, called the “Fully Human Interactive Game,” are surveyed. We conclude with a discussion of some of the problems which may accompany using games to teach.
We currently have a selection of “scary” movies and books on available for checkout on the first floor of the MOHL (Mark O. Hatfield Library). If you’re in the mood for some spook-tacular fun reading, consider some of our featured titles… Catch them before they disappear, IF YOU DARE!!!
|PN 1995.9 .A3 P472 2007||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|PN 1995.9 .A6 M65 2002||Monsters, Inc.|
|PN1995.9 .F54 H585 2003||The hitch-hiker|
|PN1995.9 .H6 A54 2000||American psycho|
|PN1995.9 .H6 B4 2000||The birds|
|PN1995.9 .H6 C65 2002||The company of wolves|
|PN1995.9 .H6 C79 2007||The cry La llorona|
|PN1995.9 .H6 E96 2000||The exorcist|
|PN1995.9.H6 H65 2006||Hollywood legends of horror. 6 masterworks of terror|
|PN1995.9. H6 H67 2007||The house on Skull Mountain The Mephisto waltz|
|PN1995.9 .H6 I57 2000||Interview with the vampire the vampire chronicles|
|PN1995.9 .H6 I82 2005||I walked with a zombie|
|PN1995.9 .H6 N44 2002||Night of the living dead an Image Ten production|
|PN1995.9 .H6 P78 1999||Psycho|
|PN1995.9. H6 P78 2008||Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho|
|PN1995.9. H6 S4 2007||The shining|
|PN1995.9. H6 S48 2000||The sixth sense|
|PN1995.9. S66 2002||Snow White a tale of terror|
|PN1995.9. H6 T88 2003||28 days later|
|PN1995.9. M86 R773 2002||The Rocky Horror picture show|
|PN1995.9. S26 I683 2002||Invasion of the body snatchers|
|PN1995.9. S5 C2 2002||The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts|
|PN1995.9.S5 C42 2001.||La chute de la maison|
|PN1995.9 .S5 N7 2002||Nosferatu a symphony of horror|
|PN1995.9 .S87 D38 2004||Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for murder|
|PN1995.9. S87 F86 2002||From Hell|
|PN1995.9. S87 J28 2005||Jaws|
|PN1995.9. S87 M85 2002||Mulholland Dr. Universal|
|PN1995.9. S87 R22 2001||Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear window|
|PN1995.9. S87 S93 2004||Suspicion|
|PN1995.9 .S87 V3 2008||Vertigo|
|PN1995.9. S87 V45 2005||The Village|
|PN1995.91.G4 N68 2002||Nosferatu the vampyre|
|PN1995.91. R8 D53 2007||Dnevnoĭ dozor|
|PN1995.91. R8 N63 2006||Nochnoĭ dozor Night watch|
|PN1995.91 .S6 C873 2010||Cronos Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes|
|BF575.F2 W33 1999||No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock||Marina Warner|
|BF1031 .L43||The medium, the mystic, and the physicist; toward a general theory of the paranorma||Lawrence LeShan|
|BF1261.2 .B43||Paranormal experience and survival of death||Carl B. Becker|
|BF1381 .P47 2005||The perfect medium : photography and the occult||Clément Chéroux|
|BF1381 .W55 2007||Ghosts caught on film : photographs of the paranormal||Melvyn Willin|
|BF1407 .G85 1991||Harper’s encyclopedia of mystical & paranormal experience||Rosemary Ellen Guiley|
|BF1566 .J67 1996||Witches : an encyclopedia of paganism and magic||Michael Jordan|
|BF1566 .W7395 2002||The witchcraft reader||Darren Oldridge|
|BT981.R86||Lucifer, the Devil in the Middle Ages||Jeffrey Burton Russell|
|DR240.5.V553 F58||Dracula, prince of many faces : his life and his times||Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally|
|GR530 .S26 1995||A deed without a name : the witch in society and history||Andrew Sanders|
|GR530 .S53 1997||Witchcraft, lycanthropy, drugs, and disease : an anthropological study of the European witch-hunts||H. Sidky|
|GR825 .A86 2009||On monsters : an unnatural history of our worst fears||Stephen T. Asma|
|GR825 .P626 2011||Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting||W. Scott Poole|
|GR830.V3 A92 1995||Our vampires, ourselves||Nina Auerbach|
|GR830.V3 B35 1988||Vampires, burial, and death : folklore and reality||Paul Barber|
|GR830.V3 B45 2001||Food for the dead : on the trail of New England’s vampires||Michael E. Bell|
|GT4965 .H32 1994||Halloween and other festivals of death and life||Jack Santino|
|PA3015.G48 F45 1999||Haunted Greece and Rome : ghost stories from classical antiquity||D. Felton|
|PL2629.G5 C57 1979||Stories about not being afraid of ghosts||Institute of Literature of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences|
|PL2722.U2 L5213 1997||Strange tales from the Liaozhai studio||Zhang Qingnian, Zhang Ciyun, Yang Yi|
|PN56.V3 E63 2011||Encyclopedia of the vampire : the living dead in myth, legend, and popular culture||S.T. Joshi|
|PN1995.9.H6 D59 2010||A history of horror||Wheeler Winston Dixon|
|PN1995.9.V3 W3 2010||Living and the undead : slaying vampires, exterminating zombies||Gregory A. Waller|
|PN6111 .F72 no.158||The abduction : a thriller||Billy St John|
|PQ2446.J8 1920||The wandering Jew||Eugene Sue|
|PQ6669.A6125 L67 2010||Lo que esconde tu nombre||Clara Sánchez|
|PR830.T3 C65 2000||A companion to the Gothic||David Punter|
|PR830.T3 H27 1995||Skin shows : gothic horror and the technology of monsters||Judith Halberstam|
|PR868.T3 M25 1996||Gothic images of race in nineteenth-century Britain||H.L. Malchow|
|PR1309.G5 V54 1992||Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology||Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert|
|PR1309.H6 D73 2010||Dracula’s guest : a connoisseur’s collection of Victorian vampire stories||Michael Sims|
|PR2664.A1 1968||Doctor Faustus, 1604-1616||W. W. Greg|
|PR2823.A2 B76 1998||The tragedy of Macbeth||Nicholas Brooke|
|PR4034 .N7 2006||Northanger Abbey||Jane Austen|
|PR4453.C4 M4||The man who was Thursday : a nightmare||G.K. Chesterton|
|PR5397.F7||Frankenstein||Robert E. Dowse and D.J. Palmer|
|PR6005.O4 H4 1988||Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism||Robert Kimbrough|
|PR6013.O35 L6||Lord of the flies||William Golding|
|PR6019.A565 G45 1937||Ghost stories of an antiquary||Montague Rhodes James|
|PR6037 .T617 D7 1986||Dracula and the lair of the white worm||Bram Stoker|
|PR6051.C64 H3 1985||Hawksmoor||Peter Ackroyd|
|PR6051.I35 H38||The haunting of Lamb House||Joan Aiken|
|PR6052.R8 S45||The sheep look up||John Brunner|
|PR9199.3.D3 H5||High spirits||Robertson Davies|
|PS648.H6 A47 1996||American gothic tales||Joyce Carol Oates|
|PS648.V35 V3 1988||The Penguin book of vampire stories||Alan Ryan|
|PS1850.F63||Twice-told tales||Nathaniel Hawthorne|
|PS2116 .T8 1966||The turn of the screw||Robert Kimbrough|
|PS2612.A1 1965||Tales of the grotesque and arabesque||Edgar Allan Poe|
|PS2116.T83 B39||Ghosts, demons, and Henry James : The turn of the screw at the turn of the century||Peter G. Beidler|
|PS2380 .F68 v.10||The confidence-man : his masquerade||Herman Melville|
|PS2601.H3 1979||The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe||James A. Harrison|
|PS3505.L376 T7||The track of the cat, a novel||Nevada Barr|
|PS3509.N374 W4 1992||The werewolf of Paris||Guy Endore|
|PS3519.A392 H3||The haunting of Hill House||Shirley Jackson|
|PS3519.A392 L6 1972||Hangsaman||Shirley Jackson|
|PS3519.A392 H3||The road through the wall||Shirley Jackson|
|PS3539.R928 J6 1989||Johnny got his gun||Dalton Trumbo|
|PS3554 .I32 D4||Deliverance||James Dickey|
|PS3555.L62 D4 1983||Deathbird stories||Harlan Ellison|
|PS3558.A6427 Z89 2010||True blood and philosophy: we wanna think bad things with you||George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel|
|PS3561.O8 P3 1983||The painted bird||Jerzy Kosinski|
|PS3565.A8 H38||Haunted : tales of the grotesque||Joyce Carol Oates|
|PS3571.P4 W48 2008||The widows of Eastwick||John Updike|
|PS3613.E979 Z89 2009||Twilight and philosophy : vampires, vegetarians, and the pursuit of immortality||Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski|
|PT2361.E4 C3 1967||The best tales of Hoffmann||E. F. Bleiler|
|Q127.U6 A6815 2009||Master mechanics & wicked wizards: images of the American scientist as hero and villain from colonial times to the present||Glen Scott Allen|
|PZ7.G1273 Gr 2008||The graveyard book||Neil Gaiman|
|PZ7.H836 Bu.||Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery||Deborah and James Howe|
|PZ7.M478693 Tah||The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural||Patricia C. McKissack|
|PZ7.M8477 Le 1994||The legend of Sleepy Hollow||Will Moses|
|PZ7.R79835 Har 1998||Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone||J.K. Rowling|
|PZ7.S1947 Re 1995||The red heels||Robert D. San Souci|
|PZ7.S84748 Th||That terrible Halloween night||James Stevenson|
|PZ7.T8535 Ro||Rosemary’s witch||Ann Turner|
Sounds of Harmony: Traditional Music in the Reconstruction of Identity and Healing/Therapy of the Modern Mind-And-Heart
The Hatfield Library will have on display bamboo musical instruments from Yunnan, China, October 26-November 3rd. Also of note, there will be a public concert on traditional Chinese music and a seminar on traditional music and identity reconstruction (details below).
Please join us this Friday, October 25th at 2:00 pm in the Library’s Hatfield Room for a presentation by Haiyan Cheng (Assistant Professor of Computer Science).
Title: How to Forecast What We Can’t See
Abstract: In chess, each player sees the positions and moves of his or her opponent. In card games, each player sees his or her cards, and possibly the used cards, but does not see unused cards of the opponent. We say that chess is a fully observable system, and card games are partially observable systems. There are many partially observable systems in nature. For example, in a weather system, we can measure specific quantities at specific time and location, such as temperature, wind speed, but the continuous true system state is unobservable due to our incomplete knowledge about the nature and the errors in modeling process. In a stock market, the stock prices are observable, but investor beliefs, which help drive prices, are not observable. In target tracking applications, the data collected through sensors is observable, but the dynamic position of the target is unobservable.
Professof Cheng will talk about the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to the estimation and forecasting of the unobservable part from the observable part, when both parts evolve randomly over time, and will report on her research in this area.
The Willamette University Archives is excited to announce that the diary of Janette McCalley Stowell (1847-1916), which details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth in Portland, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska is now available online.
Janette McCalley was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on January 29, 1847. She came to America with her parents in 1851 and the family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1859. Janette McCalley graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in 1865 and taught for a time in the Preparatory Course at Willamette University. She married George Stowell on February 20, 1870 in Springfield, Oregon. She and George had four children.
By 1888, the Stowell family had moved to Corbett Street in Portland, Oregon. In January, 1890, Janette Stowell began a diary which she kept, in an irregular fashion, until 1906. She died on February 4, 1916, and was survived by her husband, and three of her four children.
Stowell’s diary details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. She writes of keeping a garden and growing flowers, caring for her children, entertaining friends, going to church and her involvement in a branch of the Chautauqua Institute.
In February of 1890 the Portland area experienced a damaging flood which covered Ross Island and washed away many buildings and homes. Mrs. Stowell describes walking to where the family could see the flood waters covering Ross Island and watching debris pile up at the Ross Island Bridge.
In the late 1890s she joined a reading club and was more involved in growing roses. By 1900, after a break in the diary of two years, she reports the family is in Sitka, Alaska where her husband is working. The final entry in the diary is for August 25, 1906.
Please join us this Friday, October 11th at 2:00 pm in the Library’s Instruction Room for a presentation by Mary McRobinson, University Archivist, and Michael Spalti, Associate University Librarian for Systems.
Title: Leveraging the New to Showcase the Old
Brief Description: Archival repositories collect “old stuff” but the methods used to preserve, promote, and provide access to the materials are cutting edge. Learn how Willamette’s department of Archives and Special Collections and the Hatfield Library Systems Division are utilizing the latest technologies to increase access to collections, provide undergraduates more opportunities to conduct original research, and showcase their scholarship.