Archive for September, 2008

View the Presidential Debates in the Library

23 September 2008

The 1st presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama on Friday, September 26, will be televised live from the University of Mississippi and can be watched from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Sinclair Library’s Commons in Learning Area 3.

Future debates will be viewable in both Sinclair and Hamilton Libraries.

Vice presidential debate:  Thursday, October 2 , Washington University, Missouri
Venue: Sinclair Commons in Learning Area 3 & Hamilton Library Eugene Yap Room A153

2nd presidential debate:  Tuesday, October 7, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee
Venue:  Sinclair Commons in Learning Area 3 & Hamilton Library Eugene Yap Room A153

3rd presidential debate:  Wednesday, October 15, Hofstra University, New York
Venue: Sinclair Commons in Learning Area 3 & Hamilton Library Eugene Yap Room A153

Be informed!  Know the issues!  Remember to vote!


Teaching Blogging!

23 September 2008

I am teaching a class session in TPSS 654 on blogging and using rss feeds to keep current on scientific research. I am writing this post to demonstrate how easy this is!

Fall 2008 Faculty Lecture @ Hamilton Library

15 September 2008

The New Solar System

David Jewitt, Institute for Astronomy

Wednesday, 17 September 2008
3:30-4:40 p.m. – doors open at 3:15 p.m.

UH Manoa Hamilton Library, Room 301

Admission free – Refreshments provided

Our perception of the solar system has changed greatly in the last 20 years, in large part because of work done in Hawaii. We now recognize three major domains – those of the rocky planets, the giant planets, and the comets – and we are beginning to understand the connections and inter-relations between them. The region beyond Neptune, in particular, has emerged as an unexpectedly rich repository of clues about the formation and early evolution of the solar system.

Prof. Jewitt will present a sweeping and accessible overview of the new solar system and of the latest ideas concerning its origin.

Printing @ UH Manoa Library – b&w and color!

11 September 2008

That’s right – COLOR! Public color printing is available for the first time in the library. It is available at the print station on the first floor of the Science & Technology Wing of Hamilton Library. The charge per page is $0.75 – hopefully that is going to be enough to cover the ongoing costs for maintenance and supplies. A big mahalo to the Women’s Campus Club for the grant that allowed us to purchase the color printer!

The Library also had to institute a slight increase in the cost of black and white printing in order to cover increasing equipment, maintenance and supply costs. Beginning 25 August 2008, the per page cost for printing in the Library increased from seven cents to nine cents. There will continue to be no charge for printouts from Hawaii Voyager, the library catalog.