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Lunch Poems Series: John Shoptaw

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Enjoy poetry during lunch on Thursday, October 1st. Lunch Poems is a monthly series of mid-day readings.  This month:

John Shoptaw is the author of Times Beach, winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize, a book of poems which evokes the cultural and environmental history of the Mississippi River watershed. He was raised in the drained Mississippi floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he picked cotton, worked in a lumber mill, and was baptized in a drainage ditch.

Shoptaw has also published a critical study, On the Outside Looking Out: John Ashbery's Poetry (Harvard UP); and a libretto on President Lincoln's assassination for an opera by Eric Sawyer, Our American Cousin (BMOP Sound).

He teaches poetry and ecopoetry in the English Department of the University of California at Berkeley.

When: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, October 1, 2015

Where: Morrison Library

Cost: Free and open to the public

Sep 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

The Natural History of Yosemite (or Yosemite Park @ 125)

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The Natural History of Yosemite (or Yosemite Park @ 125) will be the topic of the next Maps & More event, a series of monthly pop-up exhibits featuring items from the Earth Sciences & Map Library.

This month we have been working with Becky Miller, Natural Resources Librarian, to explore the Yosemite connections in the Biosciences & Natural Resources Library. Drawing from both of our libraries' collections, this week's session highlights the flora, fauna, geology, and human interactions of Yosemite's landscapes.

When: October 2nd, 11:00 am - Noon

Where: Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall

Maps & More events are open to the Berkeley community as well as the public.

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Susan Powell, GIS & Map Librarian

Sep 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Make a Research Appointment

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Do you need help with a research paper? You can now schedule Fall appointments with a librarian online.

Librarians are available to meet for 30 minutes with resource suggestions and to help shape your successful research projects. These appointments are designed to assist undergraduates with research papers, primarily in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The service is especially popular among students who are new to campus or who are unfamiliar with library archives, collections, and databases.

Schedule your research appointment online now.

Sep 28, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Author Book Talk: Michael Dear Discusses Repairing the US-Mexico Divide

One of the most hotly contested political issues is the subject of the next Author Book Talk presented by The College of Environmental Design and The UC Berkeley Library.

Why Walls Won't Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide provides a sweeping account of life along the United States-Mexico border zone, tracing the border's history of cultural interaction since the earliest Meso-american times to the present day.

Michael Dear, the author, and winner of the 2013 Best Book Award for Geography in the Public Interest from the American Association of Geographers,  will discuss the book.

When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM

Where: Environmental Design Library Atrium; 210 Wurster Hall

Sep 21, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

ArcGIS Mapping Software Available on Library Computers

Map, manage, and visualize GIS (geographic information system) data with ArcGIS. The ArcGIS 10.2.2 software is now available to anyone with a CalNet login on public, library computers.  Public computers can be found in most campus libraries, including the Environmental Design and Earth Science and Map libraries, and include an array of productivity software.

For library help with ArcGIS, or for GIS questions in general, contact the GIS and Map Librarian, Susan Powell.

Sep 21, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

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