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Introducing Holly Hatheway

Newly appointed Head of the Library Arts & Humanities Division, Holly Hatheway, brings a wonderful blend of experience in library administration, collection development, public services, and art librarianship to the UC Berkeley Library community. In her previous work she has focused on supporting special collections, digital humanities, and international perspectives, and she previously served as the Assistant Director for Collections, Research, and Access Services for the Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University. Holly has a BA in Art History with a Spanish minor from Indiana State University, and Master's degrees in Art History and Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.

Please join us in welcoming Holly to the campus community!

Mar 30, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Health Statistics workshop

Have you ever needed to find health statistics or wanted to try your hand in collecting data? The Finding Health Statistics D-Lab workshop, lead by Public Health Librarian Michael Sholinbeck, will cover issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will point out reliable sources for health statistics and data. Sholinbeck will also be introducing tools for creating custom tables of vital (birth, death, etc.), disease, and health behavior statistics. The focus will be on US statistics, but sources for international statistics will be covered as well. Students will have a chance to explore some of these valuable tools in class, so be sure to bring a laptop.

  • Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 (register online)
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
  • Place: D-Lab: Convening Room (356 Barrows Hall)
Mar 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Data Science Lecture Series: Replication, Communication, and the Population Dynamics of Scientific Discovery

Many published research results are false, and controversy continues over the roles of replication and publication policy in improving the reliability of research. Speaker Paul Smaldino, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Anthropology at UC Davis, will present a mathematical model of scientific discovery in the context of replication, publication bias, and variation in research quality as part of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) Data Science Lecture Series. His model provides a framework for reasoning about the normative structure of science and speaks directly to ongoing debates about the design and conduct of science.

For more information about Paul Smaldino and his work, visit his webpage.

The lecture will take place on April 3, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:30pm in 190 Doe Library (BIDS).

Mar 26, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Lunch Poems with Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield will be reading from her work at noon on April 2nd as part of the Morrison Library's monthly poetry series, Lunch Poems.

Hirshfield's eighth poetry book, The Beauty, appears from Knopf in early 2015, along with a new book of essays, Ten Windows. Previous books include Come, Thief (Knopf, 2011) and After (2006), named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Financial Times (UK). She has also written a book of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and edited and co-translated four books of work by world poets of the past.

Hirshfield's honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award, England's T. S. Eliot Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a frequent presenter at universities and literary festivals both in the US and abroad, and she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2012.

Mar 26, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Movies @ Moffitt: Purgatorio

The next Movies @ Moffitt event features Purgatorio, a Journey Into the Heart of the Border. This provocative film reimagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. The film takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell.

Rather than focus on the illegal immigration debate, the film captures the lives of the actual people living on both sides of the border--the Mexicans who struggle to escape from violence, corruption, and hunger and the Americans who either offer helping hands or patrol the borders.

What: Purgatorio, a Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Where: 150 D Moffitt Library

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:00pm

Cost: Free.  UCB Student ID required.

Mar 25, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

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