Poet: Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin, the award-winning author of a novel and four volumes of poetry, including Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty, and the newly released Hard Love Province will be the first speaker in the Fall 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world.chin2 In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Chin’s talk will take place on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library. Books will be for sale, courtesy of the Willamette Store.


Colloquium Curiosities Collection

During the month of September come visit the “Colloquium Curiosities” display on the first floor of the library.  This exhibit features books and videos related to the topics covered in this year’s College Colloquium classes.  Subjects range from Africa in the Global Era to Willamette Naturalist 2.0.  Check it out!

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Here is a sampling:

GV 944.A4 A45 2010 African Soccerscapes Africa in the Global Era
PN 1995.9.R68 C87 2005 Big Screen Rome Ancient Greece and Rome in the Movies
JZ 1351 .S25 2006 Bridges, not barriers: the American dream and the global community At Home in the World? Appraising Global Citizenship
BV 4639.A6513 1995 Love and Saint Augustine Augustine
PN 2080.B47 2013 2013: Best Men’s Stage Monologues Autotopography
NX 650.C676 J37 2010 Chroma: the book of color The Beauty, Mystery, Terror of Color
SD 421.P93 1995 Fire on the Rim Beyond the Rim: the Life and Times of the Grand Canyon
Q 223.S33 2009 Lies, damned lies, and science Chance in the News
QE 581.A43 2009 Cataclysms on the Columbia Collaboration and Competition
HE 8675.L49 The invisible medium Community Radio
JZ 1773.F47 2006 Global Shadows Consumer Culture in Africa
GT 365.K6 1999 China’s living houses Eat, Drink: Men and Women in China
ML 2075 .G65 2005 Tunes for ‘toones: music and the Hollywood cartoon Encore? Western Classical Music in America
KF 4550 .C569 2011 Constitution 3.0: freefom and technological change Ethics in Information Technology
N 5303.R513 2004 Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts Exploring Visual Culture
TX 551 .N3977 2012 Why calories count: from science to politics Fat! : the science, culture, and politics of weight
B 68 .S55 2001 The Simpsons and philosophy: the d’oh! Of Homer Forms of Irony: Images, Narratives, and Meanings
BJ 1461 .V615 2013 Causes, laws, and free will: why determinism doesn’t matter Freedom and Determinism
E 98 .F6 N386 2004 Native American storytelling: a reader of myths and legends From Pygmalion to the Phantom of the Opera: Myths of yesterday and Today
BF 575.L8 K37 2011 The curious history of love From SOMETHING GREEK to Happiness
PS 374.C68 M33 2007 The hippie narrative Hippies to Holy Rollers
QC 902.9 .S28 2012 Saving a million species: extinction risk from climate change Innovation, Intelligence, and Extinction: The Emerging Web of Life
BD 438.5 .H64 2007 I am a strange loop Know Thyself
HT 167 .B464 2014 People habit: 25 ways to think about greener, healthier cities The Livable City
RC 49.F58 Work, stress, disease, and life expectancy Longevity Across the Globe
QA 93 .S77 2012 The joy of x: a guided tour of math, from one to infinity Math in America
ML 74.7 .D83 2005 Virtual music: how the Web got wired for sound Music in the Electronic Age
RA 1220 .T45 2005 The poison paradox: chemicals as friends and foes A Poison By Any Other Name
HC 110 .P6 A54 2013 The American way of poverty: how the other half still lives Poverty & Public Policy: Implictions for Education
PN 1590.G39 D65 2010 Theatre & Sexuality Queer Drama: AIDS, Race, and the Perfromance of Sexuality
E 840.6 .H36 2013 Litte Red: Three passionate lives through the sixties and beyond Revolution as a Vocation
Q 172.5.P77 S48 2002 Why people believe weird things Science and Pseudoscience
E184.B89 K53 2009 Strength in what remains Telling Tales of Transnationalism
HF 5429.215.C6 W35 2011 Walmart in China US-China Rebalancing
F 884.Y6 A66 2005 Living among headstones Visual Stories of Who We Are
HD 1691.F55 2011 The big thirst Whiskey’s for Drinking; Water’s for Fighting
F 884.S2 R67 1999 A natural history of Minto Brown Willamette Naturalist 2.0

MOHL Research Awards 2014

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To start the new semester off on a bright note, the Hatfield Library is pleased to announce the winners of our MOHL Research Award.  This award is given for a student paper in any discipline that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources.  The paper must have been written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work.  Up to two awards are given each year and winners receive $500.

The winners for 2014 are:

Giuliana Alfinito for her paper “Understanding the Tito-Stalin Split” (faculty supporter–Bill Smaldone)

Jenny Grauberger for her paper “The Fundamentals and Applications of the Argon Ion Laser.”  (faculty supporter–Chuck Williamson)

Congratulations to Guiliana and Jenny for their outstanding work!


Improved Access to Science Magazine Online!

Starting in July, Willamette users will have online access to the complete run of “Science” magazine, from the first issue (through JSTOR) to the most recently published.  You will be able to access this title through our A-Z database list and our library catalog.  Faculty, staff, and students have waited years for current online access this popular science magazine, and we are pleased to finally provide this access!

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Welcome our new Circulation and Stacks Supervisor

dillon-lgPlease welcome Dillon Peck, our new Circulation and Stack Supervisor at the Hatfield Library.  If he looks familiar, that is because he just graduated from Willamette this spring with a BA in English, and he has been working in the library for several years, most recently as a circulation student manager.

Some fun things to note about Dillon is that he is involved in rowing, his senior thesis was on The Lord of the Rings, and he is a talented juggler (5 things at one time!).

Feel free to contact Dillon regarding anything about borrowing, course reserves, or interlibrary loan.

 


Oregonian, Birds of North America, Oregon Newspaper Sources

We have just added three excellent resources to our digital collection, in addition to the recent addition of Science: Birds of North America Online, the Oregonian, and the Oregon Newspaper Sources.

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Birds of North America Online is a database of over 716 species of birds that live and migrate through North America, including Hawaii and Canada.  It includes a multimedia collection for every bird, including top quality audio and videos galleries, and rich collection of article information for each species for pretty much anything you would want to know about a specific bird.  So if your curious what birds you saw outside your window or heard singing, this will be an outstanding resources!

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The Oregonian newspaper (ranges from 1987-present).  There is a one day delay, so you won’t be able to read through the current day’s edition. We’ve had very spotty electronic access to recent editions of the Oregonian, but this gives us reliable full text coverage back to 1987.

 

Oregon Newspaper Sources is a collection of 51 of the largest Oregon-based newspapers, including the Statesman Journal newspaper, Oregonian, and Eugene Register-Guard that can be search simultaneously or individually.  You can even browse individual editions of newspapers by sections.


Library Catalog Briefly Unavailable

The library catalog will be offline from 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM Sunday, July 20. This downtime is needed to support a maintenance operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Library Spaces During 2014 Finals

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We have prepared the library for Finals Week!  Starting April 25th we have extended library hours (click here for details) through Sunday May 11th, including our ever popular free cookies and coffee which are available after 10pm to our fabulous Willamette students.

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Starting next Wednesday, the Hatfield Room will be temporarily designated as a quiet study space during finals week. This compliments the quiet second floor of the library rule. There are two large whiteboards if you need large writing areas to help you think (two more white boards are located downstairs for group study). We also bring in large tables to spread out your work, and some soft chairs for relaxing.
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We have a popular reading collection available downstairs in case you need to break loose from the academic rigor of finals and just enjoy a fun, non-academic book. We will also have a coloring station to let that creativity flow!
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Some other things: We have a recording room which might be handy to those who need to practice a presentation or make a recording for a language class.  We have two printers on the second floor, two on the first floor, and one printer in the Fish Bowl in case one of the printers goes down.  We have soft seating scattered around the library for relaxation, and hard wood-backed chairs if you prefer a more solid chair.  And below is a map of the power outlet to keep your laptops and cell phones humming!

We wish you the best throughout your finals!

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Finals Week: Extended Study Hours

During finals week, the Hatfield Library is open extra hours to help students studying for finals exams. Don’t forget our new printer in the 24hr Fish Bowl.  A reference librarian is available for research help until 10 pm, and we put out cookies and coffee until they run out after 10 pm if you need a brain food brake!

 

Here are the hours:

  • Fri, Apr. 25: 7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sat, Apr. 26: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sun, Apr. 27: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr. 28: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, Apr. 29: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, Apr. 30: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, May 1: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, May 2: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, May 3: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sun, May 4: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 5: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 6: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 7: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thur, May 8: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, May 9:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, May 10:  Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sun, May 11:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, May 12:  Summer Schedule begins: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Oregon Professors of the Year

As a fitting conclusion to the academic year, please join us for the final Faculty Colloquium, tomorrow, Friday, April 25, from 3-4 p.m. (please note the later starting time) in Ford Hall, Room 122.

The final faculty colloquium of this academic year features our current and former Oregon Professors of the Year, talking about–what else?–teaching. Professors Sammy Basu (Politics), Richard Ellis (Politics), Jerry Gray (Economics), Karen Holman (Chemistry), Frances Chapple (Emerita, Chemistry), and Roger Hull (Emeritus, Art History) will reflect on their experiences in the classroom at Willamette: what worked, what they learned, what they’re doing now, and what they might do in the future. . . .  (For all of Willamette’s Oregon Professors of the Years, visit http://www.willamette.edu/about/recognition/professor_of_the_year/)

This celebration of great teaching in the College of Liberal Arts will be followed by a reception in Ford Hall, Room 102 hosted by AVAA and University Librarian Deborah Dancik and the Office for Faculty Research and Resources.

Please join us for what we anticipate will be an engaging, even enlightening, few hours of reflection, conversation, and fun in Willamette’s newest academic building dedicated to teaching and learning.

Friday, April 25, Ford Hall, Room 122
Faculty Colloquium
3-4 p.m. Oregon Professors of the Year
4-6 p.m. Reception

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators

Patricia Alley, Associate Director
Office for Faculty Research and Resources.

 

Sammy Basu Karen Holman Jerry Grey Richard Ellis Frances ChappleRoger Hull