Events

Walk on the Sun Exhibit

November 18, 2014

November 19th, Dimond Library, level 3 (main level) 10am to 4pm

Walk on the Sun is an engaging new interactive space science exhibit which facilitates perception of scientific data and imagery through music and movement. It will be showcased at the Library’s GIS Day celebration on November 19.

Since 1992, Marty Quinn has worked on numerous scientific projects to represent data through the cognitively rich domain of music. Over the past several years, he received two NASA grants for an innovative approach using image sonification to communicate the content of images from NASA's STEREO space mission. He currently works for the Space Science Center at UNH's EOS (Morse Hall) supporting two NASA missions known as CRaTER and IBEX.

Walk on the Sun provides a way to explore images of all kinds, including the over one million images of the Sun, the Corona, and the solar winds from 8 cameras on board the twin NASA STEREO spacecraft, through movement and music. In addition, images of nebula and galaxies from NASA's Hubble and Chandra telescopes may also be selected for viewing, hearing and exploring.

People's movements are visually tracked and used to select pixels in images they literally walk on. The images are data projected downwards onto a white floor. The pixels are translated simultaneously into musical notes based on color and brightness so the explorer can comprehend the scientific information contained in the images via the auditory and musical channels of the human brain, substantially increasing accessibility to those who are blind and visually impaired.

For GIS Day at the Library, Marty will also be demonstrating a number of NASA environmental change image sequences which allow one to hear the change as a change in music. A follow-on technology created by Quinn called MoveMusic will also be used during the UNH Diwali Celebration on Nov 15th to sonify the movements of models during the Indian fashion show segment.

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GIS Day 2014

November 13, 2014

GIS Day is happening on November 19th, from 10am to 4pm at Dimond Library.

GIS Day is a chance to explore the world of geospatial technology. Geospatial technologies are increasingly used in research and teaching within the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and other disciplines, as well as in many consumer products.

The Library’s Geospatial Services Center (GSC) on the main level will be open and will host refreshments and other activities. This year’s GIS Day features “Walk on the Sun and Hear it as Music”, an interactive space science exhibit, as well as a poster walk throughout the library featuring various applications of geospatial technology, and presentations on uses of GIS and other software in the Natural Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) on level two.

Schedule of events:

  • GIS Freebies & GIS Software Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Geospatial Services Center, Room 337
  • Walk on the Sun Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Dimond Library Lobby
  • 10-min Oral Research Presentations
    10am - 4pm, presentations are on the hour
    Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Exhibit & Videos
    10am - 4pm
    Natural Sciences Resource Center
    Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Poster Session
    10am - 4pm, Wed. & Thurs.
    Natural Sciences Resource Center & elsewhere on Floors 2, 3, 4
    Voting in Room 337
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Open Access Week

October 21, 2014

International Open Access Week is this week, from October 20th-26th.

Open Access is about changing the way scholars share their work with the world.

Open Access means making research available on-line to the public to read and use free of charge and with as few restrictions as possible.
Learn more: http://libraryguides.unh.edu/openaccess

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IEEE Day

October 16, 2014

IEEE Day will be on Thursday, October 30th, at Kingsbury Hall.

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Presenter: Ruth Wolfish, IEEE Client Services Manager

IEEE Info Table
9:00am - 10:30am, by Albert’s

Tips & Tricks: IEEE Xplore & more
11:10am - 12:30pm, Kingsbury N233
(FREE Pizza and prizes!)

Online Scavenger Hunt
Begins Friday, October 24th
Win a t-shirt! More details at the library (Kingsbury S236)

Have fun and connect with your resources!
Information about IEEE, networking, job searching, library resources, and more!

Contact Emily Poworoznek if you have questions about this event.

Presented by the IEEE in partnership with the UNH Library

Chinese Bamboo Script Exhibition

September 24, 2014

Chinese Bamboo Scripts from Hunan: A Recording of Early Chinese Civilization

September 24th-26th in Dimond Library, near Circulation Desk on level 3
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UNH

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For over 2,000 years, bamboo and wood scripts played an important role in Chinese history. The culture of bamboo script writing has had a far-reaching impact on Chinese civilization. The exhibition will display 60 pieces of bamboo and wood script replicas (excavated from Hunan Province of China) dating back to Qin, Han Dynasty, and the State of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period.

The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University in Rhode Island, Hunan Antique Archaeology Institute, and Changsha Museum of Bamboo Scripts in Hunan, China.

To learn more about the exhibit, please visit the Chinese Bamboo Script Exhibition page, or find out more about the Confucius Institute at UNH.

Banned Books Week

September 23, 2014

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

September 21st - 27th

This week, Banned Books Week, is a time for celebrating your right to read!

Banned Books Week brings national attention to the issue of censorship, and the harm of restricting information.

To celebrate our freedom here at UNH, we will be displaying some of the most frequently challenged and banned materials in libraries and schools. Check the main entrance of Dimond Library (level 3) for frequently banned/challenged books, and visit the Multimedia room (level 2) for banned/challenged movies and audiobooks.

Want to learn more about Banned Book Week?
Start here:

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Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

September 17, 2014

September 18 - December 12, 2014
A new University Museum exhibit celebrates the 100th year of UNH Cooperative Extension.

The exhibit, "Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State," will be on display at the University Museum in Dimond Library.

Reception:
Thursday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm with refreshments - all are welcome.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-8:00pm

Visit the University Museum page to learn more about current and past exhibits.

E-books for education events

August 20, 2014

The cost of print textbooks are outrageous, and librarians are trying to help! Join us for a two part webinar exploring e-books for education and first event in the Faculty Brown Bag series.

Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

September 10th, 1:00-2:30 in Dimond 352

The session will explore the notion of just what an electronic textbook is. Are e-textbooks an interactive "courseware" website, an application for mobile devices and tablets, or self-contained digital files? Or is there a place for all of these and if so, how do they fit together and combine with a course syllabus? Also addressed will be issues of affordability and usage.

Topics and speakers are:

  • Advocating for Change: Open Textbooks and Affordability – Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Open Your Books and Turn to Page 10: Getting Students to Use Their E-Textbooks – Reggie Cobb, Biology Instructor, Nash Community College
  • A Proof of Concept Initiative: The Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook Pilots – Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections, University of South Florida Libraries

Open Textbook Initiatives

September 17th, 1:00-2:30 in Dimond 343

This session will focus on the efforts to make textbooks electronically available under free open copyright licenses as part of the broader open educational resources movement.

Topics and speakers are:

  • The Library Publishing Landscape for E-Textbooks – Faye Chadwell, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Press Director, Oregon State University
  • Student-Funded Textbook Initiative at Kansas State University – Brian Lindshield, Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Kansas State University and Beth Turtle, Associate Professor/Head, Scholarly Communications & Publishing, Kansas State University Libraries
  • Using Open Resources to Expand Access to Education – Molly Lindsay, Vice President of Content, Boundless

Faculty Brown Bag Series: Improvements to Ebrary

This series from Academic Technology starts on September 18. Join us in Dimond 352 from 12-1:30pm with a brief talk from collection management librarian Jen Carroll about recent improvements to the ebrary ebook system available to all faculty. Open discussion to follow.

We hope you can join us to learn more about this important topic!

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

April 29, 2014

Dimond Library will again be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning at 7:30am on Monday, May 5, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close at the end of finals at 12am on Thursday, May 15. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space. There will also still be access to print and online materials.

Good luck with finals!

Frazzle free finals, stress relieving activities in Dimond Library

April 29, 2014

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 6

  • Study Buddies - 10am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Engineering, Math, & CS Library in Kingsbury
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Flash Yoga Mob - 12:15pm, Great Lawn
    Take a 15 minute study break with calming yoga! Yoga instructors from the Yoga Club and Health Services. Rain date: May 7.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Guided Meditation - 3:15-3:45pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wednesday, May 7

  • Study Buddies - 11am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Kingsbury Library
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Chair Massages - 1-3pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 12:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt. Brought to you by UNH Dining.
  • Wind Down Wednesday - 7-11pm, Granite State Room in the MUB
    Join CAB for an evening of snacks, games, crafts, and lots of fun!

Thursday, May 8

  • Study Snacks - 8-10pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining so you can study longer and harder!

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