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Special Collections is proud to welcome visiting artist Libby Rowe
Posted October 7, 2008

What does it mean to be a woman?
What does femininity really mean?
Who controls the definitions?

Special Collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries is proud to welcome visiting artist Libby Rowe as she presents “Pink: A Study on Being Female,” an informational and confrontational look at what it means to be a woman.

Visit her website at www.libbyrowe.com for more information.

When: Monday, October 6, 2008, at 7 pm.
Where: Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library room M549. The library’s West entrance will be open at 6 pm for elevator access to the 5th floor.



Experts to Discuss Climate Change @ the next CU Salon
Posted April 20, 2008

A trio of noted scientists will discuss climate change on Thursday, April 17, from 6 – 8 pm in The Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library's 5th Floor West).
This is the third in an ongoing series of discussions moderated by Richard Brenne, author of the forthcoming book The Truth About Everything.

The next panel on May 15 will address how climate and energy issues affect social justice.
Dr. Patricia Romero Lankao has two Ph.Ds, one from Germany and the other from her native Mexico. She is a distinguished social scientist at NCAR who has made important contributions to the latest IPCC Report, sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with the likes of our other two panelists and Al Gore.

Dr. Brian Toon is the Chair of the CU Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department and has studied the effects of volcanic eruptions, pollutants and nuclear weapons detonations on climate, also drawing parallels between the climate of earth and that of neighboring planets.

Dr. Kevin Trenberth is head of the Climate Analysis Section at NCAR, and was a lead author on the last three IPCC Reports, giving the last report as testimony to Congress.
In addition to many other experts in the audience joining the discussion, the strongest statements made by atmospheric scientists and others will be projected on a screen, discussed and amended to determine how best to help the public and policy makers understand the magnitude of the climate change problem.

The panel will also discuss what positive feedbacks can accelerate climate change and what manifestations of climate change concern them most, including sea level rise, increased severity of droughts, heat waves, hurricanes and other storms as well as the effect on agriculture and thus human population. Pollution, global dimming and the possibilities of geo-engineering will also be discussed.

The effects of population and consumption on climate and how climate change affects social justice will be explored, as well as solutions in energy and lifestyle changes.
These events are sponsored by the University Libraries, and are free and open to the public.
Refreshments are provided with generous support from the Boulder Junior Chamber InternationalandCU Boulder Friends of the Libraries. All events are "Zero Waste" thanks to the support of CU Recycling.



Are We Getting the News? A Discussion on the State of News Media
Posted April 10, 2008

Do you get your news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert? If so, you’re not alone, last year, a Pew Center research study found that as many young people got their news from Comedy Central as they do from the “real” news networks, and further study revealed that those audiences were more informed! Another survey recently found that 69% of journalists said that their profession was “headed in the wrong direction.”

So are we getting the news? Are we learning what we need to participate in civic life? Do journalists do original research any more or is there too much emphasis on “official sources”? What role does the media play in public life in America today? And what does determine news content—corporate consolidation, the pr industry, government agencies, journalists, or the audience? Do bloggers or “citizen journalists” help or make the problem worse?

If YOU are concerned or confused, attend our next panel discussion on Wednesday, April 9 from 7 – 9pm in Norlin Library’s fifth floor Center for British and Irish Studies. This event is FREE and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Boulder Junior Chamber International.

For this event, our panelists will be:

Mike McDevitt - McDevitt is an associate professor at CU School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching journalism and theory courses in media ethics and political communication. Prior to his teaching career, he worked for eight years as a reporter and editorial writer for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research interests include political communication, political socialization, and journalism sociology. In the area of journalism sociology, McDevitt is conducting research on how anti-intellectualism in news media functions in social control through depictions of political dissent. Findings are derived from a case study on newspaper coverage of Ward Churchill.

Richard Brenne - Brenne is the author of the forthcoming book The Truth About Everything, and has organized and moderated a series of discussions in Norlin Library highlighting Climate Change, Peak Oil, and Renewable Energy issues. He earned his bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts from the University of California Los Angeles film school. For more than three decades he’s been a successful screenwriter, winning the Jack Nicholson Award for Screenwriting and writing screenplays most recently produced by HBO and Warner Brothers. He has also had work published in The Christian Science Monitor, Sports Illustrated and other national newspapers and magazines.

Sue Salinger - Salinger has been working in alternative participatory journalism for the past few years collaborating with citizen journalists and grass-roots social change organizations. She produced a newsweekly for national distribution on Free Speech TV for two years. She is an active member of the Media Consortium, a working group of independent, progressive publishers and producers that include the Nation and Mother Jones. Prior to this, she worked for two decades in mainstream radio and television in Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

Juliet Wittman - Wittman is an instructor in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado, as well as the theatre critic for Westword, a Denver weekly. She contributes regular book reviews to the Washington Post. She began her journalism career with an anti-war newspaper in San Diego, worked as an investigative reporter for Westword, and served as an editor, reporter, and columnist for the Boulder Daily Camera for over 12 years.

The discussion will be moderated by Polly McLean, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. McLean teaches courses in media theory, culture and society. She has vast international experiences in applied research having worked as a consultant for UNESCO, USAID, the Academy for Educational Development and Pathfinder International. In 1999 and 2000, she was awarded a Fulbright to the University of Namibia in teaching pedagogy and curriculum development in media studies. She has taught at Howard University, Washington, D.C., University of Zambia-Lusaka and at the University of Namibia, Windhoek.



Experts Discuss Peak Oil and the Future of Energy
Posted March 24, 2008

A cross-disciplinary panel of noted scientists and experts representing national, state and University of Colorado organizations will discuss “Peak Oil and the Future of Energy” on Thursday, March 20 from 6 – 8 pm in the Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library's 5th Floor).

The panelists are chemistry professor and CU Energy Initiative Director Carl Koval, Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA Co-Founder Steve Andrews, Colorado Governor’s Energy Office Utilities Manager Morey Wolfson, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Biofuels Group Manager Jim McMillan.

This is the second in an ongoing series of third Thursday discussions moderated by Richard Brenne, author of the forthcoming book The Truth About Everything.

Additional panels are scheduled to address climate change April 17 and what climate and energy issues might mean to social justice May 15 at the same time and place each month.

The events are sponsored by the University Libraries, and they are free and open to the public.



Posted February 24, 2008

A panel discussion titled "Affirmative Action: Institutionalizing or Eliminating Racism?" will be held in Norlin Library on Feb. 20.

The panel will begin at 7 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies on the library's fifth floor and is free and open to the public.  The panel is part of a series of discussion forums on current topics sponsored by University Libraries.

The panelists will discuss the role of affirmative action and other policies designed to address the historical legacy of racism and segregation, whether it is the role of government to "level the playing field," and if such policies are both effective and fair.

Panelists include Robert F. Nagel, the Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at the CU Law School and author of "Judicial Power and American Character: Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age"; Michele Moses, associate professor in the School of Education and author of "Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-Conscious Education Policy"; Roberto Corrada, associate professor at the University of Denver College of Law and former head of the Colorado ACLU; and Brad Jones, political consultant, former head of CU's College Republicans and webmaster for FaceTheState.com.

The event will be moderated by Eric Juenke, assistant professor of political science at CU-Boulder.

The event series is co-sponsored by the Boulder Junior Chamber.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The next event in the series will take place April 9 and will discuss the news media.



How Serious Are The Problems Facing Our Species?
Posted February 8, 2008
The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a panel of experts who will participate in a public discussion on global warming and related issues on Thursday, February 7.

Panelists include population expert and CU-Boulder physics Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett, National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist Jeff Kiehl, CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Paul Shankman, CU-Boulder energy expert and physics Professor Jamie Nagle and Michael Brownlee of Boulder Valley Localization, a group advocating community self-sufficiency. Kiehl has been involved in recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.

Sponsored by the University Libraries, the free, public event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Norlin Library's Center for British and Irish Studies, located on the fifth floor. The event is the first of four related panel discussions to be held this spring at Norlin.

The February 7 panel will examine the challenges of global warming, the coming energy crisis, population growth and social justice. Topics will include climate change scenarios, species extinction rates, natural resources, sustainable energy and the risks of nuclear energy.
The panel will be moderated by Richard Brenne, author of the forthcoming book, "The Truth About Everything."  Brenne has interviewed dozens of scientists and experts for his book, some of who will be featured in the February 7 panel and upcoming panels. Local experts in climate, energy and natural resources will attend the presentations and participate as audience members.
"We're inviting scientists, professors, authors, post-docs, graduate students, undergraduates and members of the public to attend and participate in insightful, creative, dynamic and democratic discussions," Brenne said.

Related panel discussions will be held March 20, April 17 and May 15 in Norlin's Center for British and Irish Studies on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.



Caucus Training in Norlin, Wednesday January 23, 7 p.m.
Posted January 25, 2008

The University Libraries will be hosting a caucus training for all students, faculty and staff at the University on Wednesday, Jan 23, 7pm, Norlin Library in the Center for British and Irish Studies. Invited guests to conduct the training are members of the Boulder County Democrats and the Boulder Country Republicans.

The purpose of this training is for all members of the university community as well as the general public to become educated in caucus process in anticipation of the February 5th Caucuses. This event is sponsored by the University Libraries and Junior Chamber International, Boulder, and is free and open to the public.

University Libraries Second Annual Book and Media History Talk >>

"Navigating Information Connections: Hypertext as Agent of Change".
Thursday, December 3rd, 7pm, Norlin Commons E113.

Electronic literature is "digital born," i.e., a first-generation digital work created on a computer and generally intended to be read on a computer. Is it a fad or evolution? Just as social media is heralded as a social revolution, digitally originated literature likely represents a new constant, if not a point of no return. What challenges does it pose from critical, library, and archival perspectives? How will it shift our assumptions about media and the book?

Join a literary critic, an editor of the Electronic Literature Directory, and a rare book cataloger as they dissect and reformulate notions about the collaborative potential of this "textual renaissance."
Sponsored by the University Libraries, Special Collectons, Friends of the Libraries, and the Boulder Public Library.

(posted 2009nov30)



Campus Artistic Treasures: Live at Norlin, October 21, 2-3pm >>

"Campus Artistic Treasures: An Overview of the CU Art Museum and its Permanent Collection"
Treat yourself to a favorite beverage from the Laughing Goat at Norlin and join us in the Norlin Commons room E113 for an equally stimulating power point presentation by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, CU Art Museum.

Learn more about the new state-of-the-art CU Art Museum currently under construction near Norlin and scheduled to open in Fall 2010. Learn about the museum's permanent collection of over 6,000 works of art which includes artistic treasures from ancient to contemporary periods and features artwork created by numerous cultures from across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

For more information: Deborah.Fink@colorado.edu, 303-492-8302.

(posted 2009oct13)



Author Margaret Coel to speak, Friday, May 15, 2009, 7 pm >>

The Friends / Just Desserts presents noted author: Margaret Coel, "Out West: Where Murder Gets Interesting" on Friday, May 15, 2009, 7 pm at the Wolf Law Building, Whittemyer Courtroom.


Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River Mystery Series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation.


Catered reception at 7:00 pm with presentation to follow. Free and open to the public. Free parking west of the Wolf Law Building in Lot 470. On the UCB campus, turn east on Regent Drive from Broadway. Co-sponsored by the Camera.

(posted 2009apr07)



Understanding the Print Culture of the Western Frontier: Geographic, Modern, and Historical Investigations >>


Event: Understanding the Print Culture of the Western Frontier >>

Understanding the Print Culture of the Western Frontier: Geographic, Modern, and Historical Investigations --January 26, 7-9pm / Norlin Library 5th Floor Center for British and Irish Studies
A panel talk featuring a range of interesting speakers:

The Great Fear: Rumors and Print Media on the Early Western Frontier, 1812-1860Anne F. Hyde, Colorado College, Director of the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies The University Press in the 21st Century: A View from the WestDarrin Pratt, Director of the University Press of Colorado Immigration and Industrialization in Print During the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, 1858-1862James Ascher, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, Rare Book Cataloger Utilizing Geographic Information Systems in Print Culture Research: The Print of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush prior to 1870Bradley Wade Bishop, Florida State University, Ph.D. candidate at the Information Use Management and Policy Institute.

(posted 2009jan16)

A celebration of the collection 100 Years of Jewish American Literature -- Thurs, Nov 11. 7pm, VAC Auditorium 1B20 >>


A celebration of the collection 100 Years of Jewish American Literature, featuring readings by authors, Robert Alter, Steve Katz and Sidney Goldfarb, whose works are included in the collection. Sponsored by CU's Program in Jewish Studies, the Department of English, the University Libraries, and Menorah: Arts, Culture & Education.


(posted 2010nov08)



Fairytale film and talk series: The Golden Goose, Nov 10, 6:30pm, Norlin Commons E113 >>

Have you ever Seen a Goose Inspired Conga? You Will if you Come View and Discuss "Die Goldene Gans" or "The Golden Goose" on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6:30-9 pm in Norlin Commons E113.


Final event of the Fairy Tale Film and Talk Series: Join Ann Schmiesing as she shows and discusses the "Die Goldene Gans" or "The Golden Goose," a 1964 East German adaptation of the classic tale by the Grimm Brothers.


Program made possible by University Libraries, Colorado Humanities, NEH and DEFA Film Library.


Discover the major fairy tale collection in the Libraries Special Collections Department.


(posted 2010nov08)



Talk, Nov 4th: Sleeping Beauty Awakes: Unexpected Retellings in Recent Children's Literature >>

Claudia Mills, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy. What: Talk and Discussion. When: 5-6.30 pm. Where: E113 Norlin Commons.


(posted 2010nov01)



Come to Norlin for some early Tricks and Treats! Wed Oct 27, 3-5pm, Norlin Library East Lobby >>

Come to Norlin for some early Tricks and Treats! Archeological Media Lab Open House: Wed Oct 27, 3-5pm, Norlin Library East Lobby.


See what tricks and adventure games could be played on vintage computers. Have some treats and catch some informal talks and demonstrations by Asst. Prof. of English, Lori Emerson, founder of the Archeological Media Lab, supported by ATLAS, English, and your University Libraries. This unique Lab stays connected with past technology in order to understand current digital interactions and to preserve access to early works of digital literature and text adventure games.


(posted 2010oct21)



POEMEDIA: Multimedia art by artists/poets. 7 pm, Oct. 22-23, Atlas Black Box Theater, free >>


POEMEDIA: Multimedia art by artists/poets Erin Costello & Aaron Angello. This Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. Oct. 22-23 ATLAS Black Box Theater, downstairs to B2, lowest basement level. What place does the printed word have in the distraction and noise of a media-saturated world? Immerse yourself in an art installation / performance where live DJs and VJs pump out sound, video and fury as you gently stroll among the paper & poems.  Cosponsored by the University Libraries and ScriptaLab.





Fairy Tale Film & Talk Series: Eroticism & Sexulaity, Thursday, Oct 21, Norlin Commons E113 >>

Jacques Barchilon and Suzanne Manganini discuss "Eroticism/sexuality in early modern French and Italian fairy tales." Did you know that in the original tale, Sleeping Beauty awoke only after birthing twins? And that the prince wasn't as innocent and clean cut as Disney made him? Join us to discover more! Sponsored by University Libraries, Colorado Humanities, NEH, DEFA Film Library. Discover the major fairy tale collection in the Libraries Special Collections Department.


(posted 2010oct18)



Telling Tales: Asian, African, Latino, Native and other folktales, Tuesday, 9/21, 4–5 p.m. UMC 227 >>

Telling Tales: Asian, African, Latino, Native and other folktales Tuesday, September 21, 4–5 p.m.

UMC 227, SORCE / Senior Dedication Lounge Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the University Libraries.


As a youngster, were you captivated when stories were told? The folk tales of all ethnic groups will entertain you still when read by your peers. From scary to funny, we`ll share stories inspired by the challenges and successes of the ethnic/racial communities from which they sprang. Whatever your background, you`ll relate to this mix of favorite stories read by fellow students, and perhaps relive your childhood pleasure in the `telling of tales`. Join this informal reading to have fun meeting new students, faculty, and staff on campus!


(posted 2010sep17)



metal type piecesFrom Pictographs to Pixels
Going Full Circle with University Libraries ScriptaLab and the Books Arts League


Sunday July 18th, 6 pm, Free, Norlin Library Commons room E113
From Homer to BFF: About How We Express Ourselves
Slide talk and rapid ride from pre-history to a speculative future. Why Socrates was not happy about the written word; how calligraphic writing influenced early printed work; printing types through the centuries; the transition to digital; evolution of alphabetic symbols. Brian Allen, who worked for over twenty years in digital font production and co-founded the Colorado Book Arts League, is a calligrapher and letterpress printer, currently based in Raleigh, NC.



Monday July 19th, 6:30-8 pm, Free, Norlin Library Commons room E113
From Press to Pixels: Historical Tools and New/Digital Media
Hear the contemporary views of Trace Reddell, Director of the Digital Media Studies Program at the University of Denver, on how the new field of digital studies pays tribute to five centuries of printing. Learn how craftsman, Rob Barnes of Foils and Dies Vintage Pressworks in Denver, uses his centuries of letterpress predecessors to bring fresh life to text.


Sponsored by the CU-Boulder University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, ATLAS Institute, English Department, and Center for Humanities and the Arts, and the Book Arts League.


Full Program: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/news/TypeToPixels.pdf


Contact: Deborah.Fink@colorado.edu, 303-492-8302



Why Fiction Is Better Than Fact: a presentation by Michael McGarrity -- May 14, 7pm >>


Friends of the Libraries presents --
Friday, May 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m. --
Wolf Law Building.

The Friends of the Libraries will host Michael McGarrity, acclaimed mystery writer, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wolf Law Building on the CU Boulder campus.

Mr. McGarrity is the author of the Kevin Kerney novel series, including Tuloarosa, Mexican Hat and his latest, Dead or Alive. McGarrity’s books are set mainly in New Mexico and mix several elements: the early novels combine razor-sharp procedural detail with a gripping, gritty edge, while later ones swap the noir for a full-palette portrayal of a cop’s domestic life. McGarrity exhibits a remarkable ability to make the landscape and people of the Southwest vital characters in his stories.

Michael McGarrity holds a BA with distinction in psychology and a master's degree in clinical social work. His career in criminal justice includes work in corrections, law enforcement, and serving as an expert witness to the court. As a trained psychotherapist, McGarrity specialized in the treatment of high-risk and at-risk populations.

A light catered dessert reception will precede the presentation. Free parking will be available in lot 470 west of the Law School. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Friends of the Libraries at 303-492-7511.

(posted 2010apr13)



Understanding Recent Arctic Change / Norlin, Saturday, April 10 >>

The Friends of the Libraries is sponsoring a presentation by Mark Serreze -- Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES -- as this year's "Spring Treasures" program. Serreze will talk about "Understanding Recent Arctic Change" on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:30 am, in Norlin Library, CBIS, 5th floor. The program is free and open to the public.

(posted 2010jan19)



Modern Shelter: Between Design and Construction. February 4 >>

The Jeffrey William Limerick Memorial Endowment and the University of Colorado Libraries will host a very special night commemorating the life of artist and architect Jeff Limerick as fellow architect Ron Radziner speaks on his innovative approach to architecture, interiors, and landscape design in his talk titled "Modern Shelter: Between Design and Construction".
The presentation will be held on February 4, 7:00 PM, in Eaton Humanities, CU Boulder Campus, room 150.

Ron Radziner is the Design Principal and co-founder of Marmol Radziner, an architecture and construction firm in Los Angeles, California. He leads the design of every project, developing solutions that provide a unique architectural identity and forge strong connections between interior and exterior spaces; he also builds partnerships with organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the community.

The Jeffrey William Limerick Memorial Endowment provides funding to purchase architectural books and resources for the JWL Endowed Collection at Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder Campus. The books and resources in the collection highlight architectural design concepts, philosophies, styles, and practices that Jeff appreciated.

For more information, call 303-735-1399 or email ires@colorado.edu.

This event is free and open to the public.

(posted 2010jan14) 



Understanding the Print Culture of the Western Frontier. January 26, 7-9pm > >

Understanding the Print Culture of the Western Frontier: Geographic, Modern, and Historical Investigations -- a special panel presentation on January 26, 7-9pm, on Norlin Library's 5th Floor Center for British and Irish Studies.

The panel talk features a range of interesting speakers. 

The Great Fear: Rumors and Print Media on the Early Western Frontier, 1812-1860 Anne F. Hyde, Colorado College, Director of the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies

The University Press in the 21st Century: A View from the West Darrin Pratt, Director of the University Press of Colorado.

Immigration and Industrialization in Print During the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, 1858-1862 James Ascher, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, Rare Book Cataloger

Utilizing Geographic Information Systems in Print Culture Research: The Print of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush prior to 1870 Bradley Wade Bishop, Florida State University, Ph.D. candidate at the Information Use Management and Policy Institute

(posted 2010jan20)

The Art of Paper by Artist Ray Tomasso: Thursday, November 10, 7pm >>

The Art of Paper by Artist Ray Tomasso: a slide show presentation on the technical and cultural history of this remarkable material and its application in his work, including a discussion of the history of paper in the preservation and transmission of knowledge and as an industrial material of great plasticity and strength.


Thursday, November 10, 7 pm, Norlin Commons Room E113.


(posted 2011oct11)



Southwestern Anthropology: presentation Oct 26, 7pm >>


(posted 2011oct11)



Love Wikipedia? Want to get involved? >>
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is one of the most successful online collaborative projects ever. Learn how volunteers around the world built one of the most used websites - for free! Find out how to become a Wikipedian! Or drop by at 7pm to brainstorm future events.


Thursday, October 27, 5:30 pm, Norlin Commons Room E113


(posted 2011oct10)



Einstein & Niels Bohr: a fairy tale. Sept 24, 10am, Humanities 150 >>


(posted 2011sep03)


Libraries Summer 2011 Book Arts Exhibits and Events



Friends of the Libraries presents -- Just Desserts!
Maggie Sefton, presenter. May, Friday the 13th, 7 pm
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom
Light Catered Reception



Event: February 19




Friends of the CU Libraries will host a talk by author and historian Roger Dingman, Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 am in Eaton Humanities 150 on the CU campus.

Dr. Dingman will explore the important role played by Americans, not of Japanese ancestry, who served as Japanese language officers in World War II.

Free, open to the public. Pay parking, Euclid Autopark or Lot 380 near Macky Auditorium. Light catered reception.

Contact: Mary Jane Campbell 303-492-7511

Additional information:http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/friends/activities.htm

Mining the Records of Dictators & Terrorists:
Saddam Hussein Tapes and Osama bin Ladin Diaries

A Presentation by the Conflict Records Research Center,
Institute of National Strategic Studies, Washington, D.C.

Friday, 16 November, 11am - Noon, Norlin Library, Norlin Commons, Room E113


Lorry M. Fenner, Director of the Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC) at the Institute of National Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C., will discuss the history, current operations, and research of the CRRC, a digital archive consisting of digital copies of captured Saddam Hussein-era, al Qaeda, and Taliban records from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how scholars can access the documents.  The original documents were captured by U.S. mobile collection and exploitation teams for intelligence exploitation. To date, the center has available for researchers 38,000 pages of translated text and 150 hours of audio (including portions of Saddam Hussein’s taped leadership meetings).  Dr. Fenner will be joined by Christopher Alkhoury, Research Analyst and specialist on the Saddam Hussein Collection (and Arabic capable) and Stephanie Glass, Research Analyst/Digital Archivist.


University Libraries Archives has the digital database to the 1991 Anfal genocide collection, documents seized by Kurdish dissident forces in March 1991 immediately following the First Gulf War and transferred by the U.S. military to American soil for safe storage, intelligence exploitation, and use in a possible genocide case: bit.ly/VGl9dF. The CRRC holds digital copies of captured documents during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: bit.ly/TdRCrA.


Sponsored by University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.


Wikipedia Loves Libraries - you should, too!

Thursday 1 November, 4pm, Norlin Commons E113


Lots to celebrate:
Primary Resources
Open Access
The Right to Research


Lots to consider:
Why are primary sources so key in research?
What are the challenges in making them available as needed by researchers?
Where does Open Access fit in?


Join a discussion on these issues.
Learn how to improve and build content in Wikipedia.
Discover a fun, new way to contribute to WikiSource.


Wikipedia, freely available online in 285 languages, is always looking for new editors to improve existing articles, write new ones, and help build the most visited open access website in the world. We'll walk you through making your first edit, provide tips on getting started, and introduce you to the community of 100,000 active contributors building a better encyclopedia.


Learn about Primary Source Corps, an educational gamification that encourages players to contribute texts to WikiSource (one of Wikipedia’s sister projects) with the ultimate goal of making it easier for students to find and contextualize freely available primary sources. 



Hazel Barnes and the Existential Challenge in the 21st Century

An Exhibit and an Event in Celebration of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Archives Hazel E. Barnes Collection


The University Libraries Archives in Norlin recently received a donation of manuscripts, correspondence and photographs of former CU Professor HazelBarnes. Prof. Barnes taught at the University for 35 years, forging interdisciplinary connections between philosophy, Greek literature and other areas of humanities. She was the first woman named Distinguished Professor at CU in 1979. Following her retirement in 1986, the University established its most prestigious faculty award in her honor - the Hazel Barnes Prize - in 1991.


Hazel Barnes: teacherCurrent Exhibit (through summer 2014)

In order to promote the Hazel Barnes Collection as well as new research and creative possibilities, an exhibit of her work is now featured on the second floor of Norlin Library, generously supported by the Friends of the Libraries.An array ofposters contextualizing her work in relation to Sartre, Camus and De Beauvoir lines the south wall of Research Services.  The southeast staircase landing by the entrance to the Research floor provides a biographical timeline and excerpts from her work.  A display case features original manuscripts, first editions of her books, and artifacts from her time in Greece.


Panel Discussion, October 18, 2012

Hazel Barnes and the Impact of Existentialism on American Culture
Norlin Library, 5th foor, 7pm, reception preceding


With support from the CU Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, an evening panel discussion about the influence of Professor Barnes' work and existentialism on media, liberal education and the study of modern culture since the 1960s is scheduled on Thursday October 18.


Featured Speakers:
Dr. George Cotkin, Professor of Intellectual History at Cal Poly, author of Existential America
Jeff Larsen, History Ph.D. candidate, Intellectual History, CU Boulder

Dr. Betty Cannon, author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis


Hazel E. Barnes was awarded a doctorate in classics from Yale in 1941. She began her career at the University of North Carolina in classics, added philosophy to her title at Queens College in Charlotte, NC and University of Toledo. In 1951, she presented a paper at Earlham College titled “Existentialism: Positive Characteristics” that provided the entrée to an expansive chapter in her intellectual life. The paper led to an appointment in the philosophy department at Ohio State University that dissolved when a new chair took over the department. She returned to classics in 1953 with a post at the University of Colorado, but never relinquished her interest in philosophy. In 1956 she translated French existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, which cascaded into a number of important works that deserve continued recognition.


For information regarding the archive. contact Stephanie.Yuhas@colorado.edu
For information about the panel discussion, contact Deborah.Fink@colorado.edu
Special thanks to Andrew Violet for designing the exhibit!


Sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University Libraries Archives, Friends of the Libraries, and the CU Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities



Art Through the Ages marks the first ever senior art competition sponsored by U.S. Representative Jared Polis (CO-2). As the son of a poet mother and an artist father, Congressman Polis is committed to supporting the arts in all their expressions. As the representative of a constituency that empowers seniors to live and age well, Congressman Polis is pleased to recognize and honor the senior artists of the second congressional district of Colorado.

Artists 65 and over throughout the second congressional district were invited to take part. 69 pieces of various media from 41 different artists are included in this show.

A panel of three judges will choose the winning piece of art, which will hang in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C., office for six months. In addition the winner will be treated to lunch, in Boulder, with Congressman Polis.

The show is in the Norlin Library Science Alcove Gallery until March 4th. Congressman Polis will host a reception in the gallery on Sunday, March 4th from 1-3:00 pm. The winning piece will be announced at the reception, which is free and open to the public.