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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - February 2016

 

 

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MajorFest

As part of Wildcat Welcome, the Library will participate in Major Fest, Wednesday, February 10, 9:00-11:30, 3:30-6:00 in the Shepherd Union Building ballrooms.


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Database News

New Nursing articles from Ovid

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Women's Wear Daily Archive
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BOOK DISPLAYS:

Upper Level:  Visual arts

Middle Level Systems Area:  Romance Novels

Middle Level Reference Area:  Health Sciences

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Sarah Singh, associate curator of Special Collections, and Melissa Francis, Special Collections coordinator will give a special presentation, “25th Street and Ogden’s History of Vices,” on February 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Branch of the Weber County Library. Much has been said and written about Ogden’s Historic 25th Street: prostitution, bootlegging, opium dens, and tunnels that connected it all. But how much is myth and how much is reality? Singh and Francis will explore answers to this question as they draw upon materials from the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections to discuss Ogden’s wild relationship with drugs, alcohol, and other vices. This lecture is held in conjunction with the “Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions” exhibit.

Special Collections has also changed its hours. Beginning this semester, we will only be open on Saturdays by appointment. Requests for appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-626-6540 or emailing ssingh@weber.edu.

FEBRUARY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

February 1

Poet Langston Hughes born, 1902

Debut of the Oxford English Dictionary, 1884

Royal Canadian Mounted Police formed, 1920

First meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1790

Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, 2003

February 2

Groundhog Day

First Donner party member died, 1847

Author James Joyce born, 1882

February 3

First female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell born, 1821

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson killed in an airplane crash, 1959

February 4

Facebook was launched, 2004

Aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist Charles Lindbergh born, 1902

African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks born, 1913

February 5

Major league baseball great Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron born, 1934

Proclamation of the constitution of Mexico, 1917

February 6

Major league baseball great George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Jr., born, 1895

Tennis great Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., died, 1993

John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men published, 1937

February 7

Author and social activist Charles Dickens born, 1812

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born, 1867

Cowboy celebrity Charles Siringo born, 1855

The Beatles arrived in New York, 1964

February 8

Chinese New Year (Year of the Monkey)

Author Jules Verne born, 1828

President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Severalty Act, undermining Indian land control, 1887

Premiere of D.W. Griffiths film, Birth of a Nation, 1915

February 9

Mardi Gras

Author Alice Walker born, 1944

National Weather Service established, 1870

Negro Baseball League pitching great, Leroy “Satchel” Paige named to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971

February 10

Mormons of Nauvoo, IL began their westward migration, 1846

Ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967 (Presidential Succession), 1967

IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world champion Garry Kasparov at chess, 1996

February 11

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison born, 1847

Singer Whitney Houston died, 2012

Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years, 1990

February 12

Author Judy Blume born, 1938

16th President Abraham Lincoln born, 1809

Hsian-T'ung, the last emperor of China, forced to abdicate, following Sun Yat-Sen's republican revolution, 1912.

Premiere performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, 1924

February 13

Start of the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, 1945

Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face the charge of heresy for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, 1633

February 14

Valentine's Day

Inventor George Washington Gale Ferris born, 1859

Bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovered the mold penicillium notatum, which killed bacteria, 1929

Explorer Captain James Cook killed in Hawai’i, 1779

February 15

Presidents Day

Civil rights and women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony born, 1820

Canada adopted a new flag, the present maple leaf flag, 1965

Singapore fell to Japan, 1942

February 16

Pharaoh Tutankhamun intact burial chamber opened by archaeologist Howard Carter, 1923

Fidel Castro sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba, 1959

February 17

The Congress passed the Missouri Compromise regulating slavery in the western territories, 1820

Chess Grand Master Gary Kasparov beat computer Deep Blue in final game of a 6-game match, 1996

Brian Wilson rolled tape on take one of Good Vibrations, 1966.

Thomas Jefferson elected 3rd president, 1801

February 18

Writer Toni Morrison born, 1931

J. Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the Manhattan Project died, 1967

Former planet Pluto, discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, 1930

Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885

February 19

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born in Torun, Poland, 1473

Rescuers reached the surviving members of the Donner Party, 1847

President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of any or all people from military areas “as deemed necessary or desirable,” 1942 (Japanese American internment)

February 20

Western photographer Ansel Adams born, 1902

Astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth, 1962

February 21

Civil rights leader and cleric Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) assassinated, 1965

Start of President Richard Nixon’s visit to China, 1972

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto, 1848

Cherokee people bought their first printing press, 1828

February 22

1st President George Washington born, 1732

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay born, 1892

February 23

Scholar and civil rights proponent William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) DuBois born, 1863

First children in the US received the Salk polio vaccine, 1954

February 24

Entrepreneur and consumer electronics innovator Steve (Steven Paul) Jobs born, 1955

Philologist Wilhelm Carl Grimm born, 1786

Marbury v. Madison decision established judicial review, 1803

February 25

Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir born, 1841

Hiram Rhoades Revels, first African-American congressman, sworn into office, 1870

Cassius Clay beat world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout, 1964

February 26

Businessman and blue jeans innovator Levi Strauss born, 1829

Grand Canyon and Grand Tetons national parks established 10 years apart, 1919 and 1929

Singer-songwriter Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino born, 1928

Soldier, bison hunter and showman William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody born, 1846

February 27

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born, 1807

Author John Steinbeck born, 1902

Explosion at the Montana Coal and Iron Company mine killed 74 workers, 1943

19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for female suffrage, declared constitutional by the Supreme Court, 1922

American Indian Movement members began occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973

February 28

James D. Watson and Francis H. D. Crick discovered the chemical structure of DNA, 1953

Colorado Territory created, 1861

February 29

Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England, 1736

Movie Gone With the Wind awarded 8 Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress by Hattie McDaniel, first African-American actor to win the Oscar, 1940

Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars, 2004

February Monthly Commemoratives

American Heart Month

Black History Month

American History Month

National Bird-Feeding Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester Hours

January 11, 2016 - April 29, 2016

 

Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Spring Holiday Hours

 

 

Monday, January 18

Closed

Monday, February 15

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

Spring Break Hours

 

 

Friday, March 4

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Closed

Monday, March 7

7:30 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Spring Finals Hours

 

 

Friday, April 22

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 24

1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, April 25

7:00 a.m. - 12 :00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 26

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 27

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 28

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 29(Graduation)

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Attention: Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. 

               

EVENTS

Lindquist Lecture

Professor Leah Murray's topic is Democratic Engagement at the university.

Feb. 3rd at 1:30 in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Upper Level, Stewart Library.

Weber Reads.....2015-2016 Wiliam Shakespeare

Weber Reads will partner with others on campus for a 2016 year-long celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare.

February 2 at 12:30-1:30 Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Upper Level, Stewart Library

February 17 at 12:30-1:30 Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Upper Level, Stewart Library

Story-Telling Festival

Feb 24 -2-4 pm Hetzel HoelleinRoom, Upper Level, Stewart Libraryl

 

Women in Tudor England
Retha Warnicke, Professor of History, Arizona State University
March 30 at 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Upper Level, Stewart Library

Staging The Tempest
Jenny Kokai, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University
April 19 at 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Upper Level Stewart Library

            

EXHIBITS

 

2016 Ancient Painters of the Colorado Plateau

Stewart Library, Middle Level

(Feb 3 – Apr 28, 2016)

Utah is home to numerous world-class prehistoric rock art sites. This artwork provides a critical record of Utah and North America’s cultural history, yet these sites are virtually unprotected. To date, many sites have been seriously compromised by vandalism, others by accelerated aging and weathering. In 1991, the BCS (Barrier Canyon Style rock art) Project was started by Craig Law and David Sucec in response to growing alarm over this deterioration. Since incorporation, the BCS Project has sought to document any and all known sites of prehistoric Barrier Canyon rock art in Utah before it is lost. As of 2001, the project has photographed 212 sites.

Weber State University Student Artwork Ceramic Department

Stewart Library Middle Level (Ongoing)

Ceramic objects created by Weber State University students are on view.  These students were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here.  They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects.   Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction as well as others showing the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here.  Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions.  They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes.  In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes.  With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity.  This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.

 

2015 Teaching and Traveling in India: Photographs by Michael Wutz


Stewart Library, Middle and Lower Levels (Nov 23 – Apr 29, 2016)

Dr. Michael Wutz, a Professor of English here at Weber State University, was able to, for seven weeks in 2013, teach at Osmania University Centre for International Programmes in Hyderabad, India. This collection of 40 photographs captures the people and places he was able to visit while there. Of the photographs he says, “I travel light and only bring a small pocket-sized digital camera with a modest lens and a reasonable image resolution, preferring unobtrusive photographs and quick (but careful) composition to staged, and perhaps stunning, shots taken with a higher-grade SLR (single-lens reflex camera). The shots here are unadulterated or un-photoshopped, or, what in the old parlance of physical photo manipulation went by the phrase ‘untouched.’”

Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889.  There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day.  125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.

Special Collections and Univeristy Archives Images


Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)

 

Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance. 

 

Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Kevin Mikkelsen resides in North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled, and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com

 

 

 

 

Updated February 8, 2016 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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