Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Reference Resources: U.S. to Crack Down on Animal Terrorists

"The U.S. Congress has passed a measure that is expected to make it much easier to prosecute animal-rights activists who target enterprises that deal with animals. Research groups immediately hailed the measure, called the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, as a milestone in protecting science, while animal activists warned that it labels peaceful demonstrators as terrorists."

Read more of the article at ScienceNow.com.


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Reference Resources: AIDS Cases on the Rise

"HIV now infects 39.5 million people around the world, a jump of 2.3 million over the past 2 years, according to an update released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). "The evidence is showing that not only is the global epidemic growing, but there are also worrying trends where some countries are seeing a resurgence in infection rates," says Paul De Lay, who directs monitoring and evaluation for UNAIDS."

Read more of the article at ScienceNow.com.


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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Reference Resources: Environment and Terrorism

This 2001 report "examines the nature and risks of terrorist attacks that use the environment both as a target and a tool. ... Several ideas for reducing the risk of environmental terrorism are discussed." Explains the difference between "environmental terrorism" (targeting natural resources) and "eco-terrorism" (targeting built environments). From the Pacific Institute, an "independent, nonpartisan think-tank studying issues at the intersection of development, environment, and security."


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Reference Resources: The Nuremberg Trials

From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this exhibit focuses on the International Military Tribunal trials of World War II war criminals held in Nuremberg, Germany, starting in 1945. Features a photo collection, images of artifacts (such as the tribunal program), audio clips relating to testimony, and associated material.


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone at Alcuin and Clemens Libraries wish you a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! We hope you come back refreshed from the break!

And remember when you come back to school on Monday, if you need a little extra motivation to get up and study for that test or work on that paper, then make it over to the Alcuin Library and get your java jolt and maybe a little sustenance!! Remember from 8-10am, Alcuin Library provides free coffee and muffins!

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Events: New Movie Releases, Nov.22, 2006

Here is the latest batch of movies we received this week:

Stolen
Primal Fear
Windy City Heat
Laura’s Star
The Truman Show
Silent Hill
Doing Time
Anita & Me
I Know I’m Not Alone
The Snapper
Europa Europa
Look Both Ways
Shaolin Soccer
Alias: The complete Fifth Season (Final)
Great Composers series:
Hadyn
Beethoven
Schubert
Bach
Brahms
Ravel
Mozart
Wagner




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Staff Picks: History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday traces the history of Thanksgiving in North America and the U.S. "Most Americans are familiar with the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving Feast of 1621, but few realize that it was not the first festival of its kind in North America." Discusses Native American harvest celebrations; celebrations in Newfoundland, Florida, Maine, and Virginia prior to the Pilgrim's celebration; and presidential Thanksgiving proclamations. Part of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian from the Smithsonian Institution.


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Staff Picks: Asleep at the Memory Wheel

"Going a night without sleep may cause your hippocampus to go on strike. A new study has caught this crucial memory-encoding brain region slacking off in college students the day after they've pulled an all-nighter. The study is one of the first to investigate how sleep deprivation interferes with memory mechanisms in the human brain."

To read the entire article go to ScienceNow.com



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Friday, November 17, 2006

Events: New Movie Releases- Nov. 17, 2006

For your viewing pleasure:

Mensaka
Labyrinth
9/11 Press for Truth
Wag the Dog
A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Tales of the Rat Fink
Immortal Beloved
Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Koran
Newland
Colombian Love
The O.C. Complete Second and Third Seasons
The Sopranos Season Six, Part1
Empire Records
Brother Bear 2
Loverboy
La Petite Jerusalem
Tickets
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Joyeux Noel
Terrorstorm
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man
Cube
The DaVinci Code
Brothers of the Heart
49 Up
Strangers with Candy
Lassie
The Benchwarmers
A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Reference Resources: Terrorism Reports

Two reports that might be of interest from the U.S. Government and the United Nations:

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has
released it's report on Al-Qaeda entitled Al-Qaeda: TheMany Faces of an Islamist Extremist Threat.


The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by Member States on 8 September 2006. The May 2006 report of the
Secretary General is entitled Uniting Against Terrorism: Recommendations for a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.




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Staff Picks: Is Race for Real?

We all know that people look different. Anyone can tell a Czech from a
Chinese. But are these differences racial? What does race mean? Find
the answers to these and other questions by exploring different
interactivities within this PBS site.



(From RefDesk.com)


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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Internet Resources: Physical Activity For Everyone

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this site provides basic information for adults and children about physical activity and fitness. Topics include the value of physical activity and how to start a fitness program. Explains common terms and offers statistics on physical activity in the United States and resources for health professionals.


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Internet Resources: Who Votes, Who Doesn't, and Why

This October 2006 report of survey results about American voting habits and views provides data on topics such as factors affecting whether people vote, views of country and community, and demographics of voters and non-voters (both registered and not registered). Includes a summary of findings and the full report. From the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Friday, November 10, 2006

Events: Veteran's Day

From the U.S. Army, gives a timeline about the history of Veteran's Day. Topics include the first Armistice Day in 1919 (which followed the "implementation of an armistice ... between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918)," the changing of the name of the holiday to Veteran's Day in 1954, and how this holiday was designated by the federal government as the first Monday in October from 1971-1977.

Check out the display for Veteran's Day in Alcuin Library by the Government Documents.
Veteran's Day is November 11.

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)


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Internet Resources: American Indian Heritage Month

From the U.S. Department of Defense, this site commemorates the historical participation of Native Americans in the U.S. armed forces. Topics include American Indian Medal of Honor Recipients, Native American women veterans, and Native Americans in World War II and the Korean War. It also includes links to related sites.


(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)



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Events: New Movie Releases- Nov. 10, 2006

Below are some new movie titles that the library received this past week. Remember if you would like us to order any, you can post a comment on the Blog!

The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation
Cars
The Blood of My Brothers
The Winter War
Failure to Launch
Hail Mary
Transformers: The Movie
Wordplay
Rolling Family (Familia Rodante)
The Goal


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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Events: Library Anniversary Celebration!

The Clemens and Alcuin Libraries are having a celebration in honor of their twentieth year and fortieth year respectively. Come and enjoy cake and other food. Two $100 gift certificates to the CSB/SJU bookstore (one for students and one for faculty/staff ) will be given away. A panel will speak briefly about the planning of the two libraries and their personal reflections on the libraries then and now. Come celebrate with us and enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues.



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New Movie Titles- Nov. 3, 2006

Sorry I was not able to get these out until today! Some "technical difficulties" arose with Blogger!

Here are the new movie titles for last week:

Saw II
The Karate Kid Collection
M:I:III (Mission Impossible 3)
The City (La Cuidad)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Sophie Scholl
Slither
Saving Grace
Bride & Prejudice
Blood Tea and Red String
Keeping Up With the Steins
Green Street Hooligans
Nacho Libre
Lost: The Complete Second Season
The Line of Beauty


Enjoy!


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