Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Investigators will try to raise crashed seaplane

Investigators will try to raise crashed seaplane

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Strike shuts down NYC transit system

Britney sues over sex tape story

Scientists Resurrect Woolly Mammoth DNA

Worth Waiting For?

DeLay’s Window May Be Closing

It’s Been a Long Year, But It Could Be Worse



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Kinsey from PBS

Companion website to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience film about Alfred Kinsey, the "man who would become known as the greatest chronicler of America's sexual experiences," Includes features on what it was like "to sit in Kinsey's interview chair," public reactions to his Kinsey Reports, expert opinions, a timeline, letters to Kinsey, profiles, and related resources. (Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)

Check out the movie, "Kinsey" starring Liam Neeson and Lauran Linney at Alcuin Media-DVD 1848.


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The Torture Question

This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program "traces the history of how decisions made in Washington in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 ... led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Iraq." Features opinion from legal experts about whether torture is ever justified, analysis of treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, a video tour of U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, photos, and more. (Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Can You Trust Wikipedia?

In this October 2005 article, subject experts were asked for opinions about sections of the popular online, open access encyclopedia Wikipedia, in the wake of "the founder of the online encyclopedia ... admitt[ing] some of its entries are 'a horrific embarrassment.'" Includes ratings and comments on specific entries. From the Guardian Unlimited, the online companion to the British newspaper The Guardian. (Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Avoid Library Fines!!

Avoid library fines by returning all library items before leaving for break! All library books for undergraduate students are due on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Replacement costs will be billed for any books not returned.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the circulation offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).




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Winter storm hits South, threatens East

Winter storm hits South, threatens East

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White House asks for $1.5B billion more for levees

Turnout high for landmark Iraq election

House Backs McCain on Detainees, Defying Bush



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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hate Crime Statistics 2004

Published annually since 1992, Hate Crime Statistics is the byproduct of the joint effort between the FBI and the law enforcement agencies that identify and report hate crimes. This site chronicles thousands of "criminal incidents that law enforcement agencies reported -- as motivated by a bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation." (Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Internet Index.)



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Review: King Kong a giant pleasure

Review: King Kong a giant pleasure

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U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly soars to $68.9 billion

Whence the First Americans?

Thinking the Pain Away

Iraqi campaigning stops a day ahead of vote



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Monday, December 12, 2005

Westlaw Campus Research

The libraries are happy to announce the availability of a new database for news and legal information. Similar to LexisNexis in scope, Westlaw Campus Research provides the full text of hundreds of newspapers and other news sources, the online full-text of legal materials including federal and state case law, the United States Code Annotated (USCA), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Federal Register (July, 1980-present), state statutes and administrative codes, American Jurisprudence 2d (law encyclopedia), American Law Reports (ALR) 2nd-5th and federal series, and more than 900 law journals and reviews.

Go to Westlaw Campus Research

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LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com

LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com contains background information and alerts about Internet scams and fraud, covering topics such as identity theft, hacking, phishing, spam, spyware, job scams, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, online auctions, sweepstakes and lotteries, and counterfeit payments. Includes a FAQ, victims' stories, a fraud risk test, and links to places to file a complaint about online fraud. A joint project of federal law enforcement agencies and industry partners. (Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Internet Index.)



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History of Toys and Games

Ever wonder about the history of your favorite toy? The History of Toys and Games (from the History Channel) is an exhibit on toy and game history features a timeline (4000 B.C. to the 1990s), essays on inventors (such as Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley) and toys (Barbie dolls, crayons, and teddy bears), and a quiz. (Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Internet Index.)



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American Women Through Time

American Women Through Time site provides a chronology of women's history in the United States with links to relevant websites for each period, "followed by a guide to research sources (e.g., census, newspapers, secondary sources) that are appropriate for the specified time period." Also includes links to sites about notable women, states, and specific topics. (Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Internet Index.)


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Bush to laud Iraqi steps toward democracy

Bush to laud Iraqi steps toward democracy

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Report: Severe torture at Iraq jail

Crips founder's appeal rejected

Comic Great Pryor Dies

Liberals Launch TV Ads

The Ketchup Comeback Kid



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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Will ’06 Stir Up ‘Starbucks Republicans?’

Will 06 Stir Up Starbucks Republicans?

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DeLay Trial Looms Larger

Three months later, DNA tests to start on Katrina bodies

Christian conservatives push U.S. companies on gay rights

Bush says US will pay no ransom for hostages

Minnesota Author Honored Today at Alcuin Library

You are invited to attend a reception for Minnesota author Jon Hassler today, December 6th, from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Alcuin Library Upper Level.

The occasion for the reception is we are renaming our Periodical Reading Room to the Jon Hassler Minnesota Writers Reading Room. By honoring Jon Hassler in this way we recognize his creative achievements and the important role that he has played in furthering creative writing in Minnesota.




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Monday, December 05, 2005

Duke University Press Journals

Duke University Press journals were formerly part of Project MUSE, but were pulled from MUSE this year. We have now reached an agreement with Duke for direct access to the collection. The collection of journals is called the eDuke Collection, and contains many high quality titles.

http://dukejournals.org

The titles included in the collection are:

American Literary Scholarship
American Literature
American Speech
boundary 2
Camera Obscura
Common Knowledge
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
differences
Eighteenth-Century Life
Ethnohistory
French Historical Studies
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Hispanic American Historical Review
History of Political Economy
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
Mediterranean Quarterly
Modern Language Quarterly
New German Critique (new in 2006)
Pedagogy
Poetics Today
positions: east asia cultures critique
Public Culture
Radical History Review
Social Science History
Social Text
South Atlantic Quarterly
Theater

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Rice defends U.S. terrorism policy amid reports of secret CIA prisons

Rice defends U.S. terrorism policy amid reports of secret CIA prisons

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Some hurricane victims to receive mortgage relief

Saddam defense team walks out


Hear Kitty Kitty


Worth the Weight

Bees Recognize Human Faces



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Friday, December 02, 2005

Thank you from Alcuin and Clemens Library Staff

Thanks to all that came out to our open house yesterday. Approximately 250 students (and faculty) are walking around with new brains! If you think you could use a new one for finals, stop by either Alcuin or Clemens library at the Reference desk and ask for yours!

Also, Congratulations to Helena Hoff! She won the iPod Shuffle!

Again, thanks for all you came out to visit our new "Lounge" area! We hope you will enjoy the new furniture!



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Student journals spark legal fight

Student journals spark legal fight

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10 Marines killed near Falluja

Specter: Alito's personal views won't drive rulings

White House: Democrats' war criticism 'irresponsible'

What can you pack for this holiday's flight?


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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Alcuin Library Open House TODAY!!!

Alcuin Library (SJU) invites you to visit our brand new “Lounges” for studying, reading, chatting, working together- today from 3-5pm!

Come in and get a free brain while you are here (Finals are just around the corner –an extra brain will help)

Free food too… what more could you ask?

How about the chance to win an iPod Shuffle?

See you today!



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World Aids Day- TODAY!

Today, December 1st, is recognized as World Aids Day. HIV is one of the biggest social, economic and health challenges in the world. It is a global emergency claiming over 8,000 lives every day. In fact 5 people die of AIDS every minute.

In 2005, over 3 million people acquired HIV, which means there are now over 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS. Despite best efforts from governments, non-profit organisations and healthcare practitioners around the world, HIV and AIDS is still having huge global impact.

Check out the following sites for ways in which you can help make a difference and stop this epidemic:

Data.org
Worlds Aids Day
Avert.org



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'Accountability' theme of World AIDS Day

'Accountability' theme of World AIDS Day

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Poll: Most doubt Bush has plan for Iraq victory

Alito argued for state laws 'mitigating' Roe

The Day the Sea Came, Part I: A Ghost in the Water



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