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Everyone deserves a break! Visit the Ellis Library Colonnade from 6-10 pm on Tuesday of finals week for free drinks and snacks.
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On April 19 at 10:30 am in the Ellis Library Colonnade the MU Confucius Institute will present Chinese-language and culture materials to the MU Libraries. The MU Vice Provost Handy Williamson, MU Libraries Director James Cogswell and Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher will speak. The MU Libraries and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs invite you to attend this book presentation ceremony to learn more about these important materials.
Posted April 9, 2013
Gold for Gold is an experimental program from the Royal Society of Chemistry that enables researchers to publish their paper in RSC journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal Article Publication Fee (APF). Publishing open access articles increases the visibility of the research by making it freely available to everyone.
MU Libraries have 24 Gold OA voucher codes to distribute for articles published by MU authors in the RSC journals during 2013. Normally it costs around $2,400 to publish an open access article in the RSC journals.
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian, MU Libraries will oversee the dissemination of MU’s Gold for Gold voucher codes to MU authors.
Complete the following steps to receive an OA voucher for your RSC article:
- Submit articles to the Royal Society of Chemistry in the normal way.
- When you receive notification from the RSC that your article has been accepted, contact Janice Dysart, MU’s representative for RSC’s Gold for Gold Open Access program. She will provide you with a Gold for Gold voucher code.
- Fill out the Gold for Gold online acceptance form. Enter the Gold for Gold voucher code in the appropriate box on the form.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ellis Library Colonnade
For several decades, Dr. Howard Marshall, Professor Emeritus of Art History and Archaeology and former director of the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center, has nourished a not-so-secret passion for Missouri’s heritage of “old-time” fiddle and dance music. His training (PhD, Folklore, Indiana University) and previous positions at the Library of Congress and at museums. and many publications, reflect his life-long interest in recording the nuances of daily life and grass roots history — such as old-time violin playing. As a scholar, Marshall has recorded and photographed numerous fiddle events, and interviewed numerous older fiddlers, and published research in various places. As the descendant of generations of Missouri fiddlers, Marshall has sought, in his own playing, particularly to carry on the repertoire and performance style of the state’s Little Dixie cultural region. In today’s presentation, Marshall will discuss themes in his new book, “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish:” Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri (University of Missouri Press, with accompanying archival CD of 33 fiddlers) and play examples of music in the book.
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Date: April 20, 2013
Time: Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Reynolds Alumni Center, Great Room, University of Missouri
Keynote Speaker: Steven Watts, Ph.D.
MU Professor Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. His book, The Republic Reborn (1989), won the annual book prize from the National Historical Society and was runner-up for the best book award from the American Studies Association. In 2001, he published The Magic Kingdom, which was reviewed in major media venues throughout the country, including The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. His work on Walt Disney led to an appearance in the documentary, “Makers of the Twentieth Century,” and his expertise on Henry Ford led to his appearance on the documentary “Money and Power.” His latest work is the biography, Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream (2009). Professor Watts will be speaking about his upcoming book scheduled for release in October 2013, Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success of Modern America.
Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact, Sheila Voss to purchase tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-4701.
Posted March 19, 2013
MU Libraries presents:
An Interview with Rajmohan Gandhi
“The India-Pakistan Conflict and The Path to Stability”
April 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., light refreshments at 10:30 a.m.
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
Dr. Charles Davis from the Missouri School of Journalism will hold a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and former President of Initiatives of Change. Their conversation will touch on the endless quest for world peace, Gandhi’s work in the Indian-Pakistani realm, and why the simmering conflict matters to all citizens of the world.
Gandhi has written widely on the Indian independence movement and its leaders, Indo- Pakistan relations, human rights and conflict resolution. His recent book, A Tale of Two Revolts: India’s Mutiny and the American Civil War, demonstrates the commonality shared by two countries on opposites sides of the globe struggling for freedom in the nineteenth century.
Friday evening Dr. Gandhi will also speak at the Library Society Dinner in Ellis Library. For details on the Society dinner, please contact Sheila Voss at email@example.com.
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“What Makes an Urban Species Urban?” with Prof. Charles Nilon
When: Tues., March 12, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: Ellis Library Colonnade
Wildlife management and conservation is often portrayed as dealing with rare species in remote places. Nilon’s research focuses on common species in everyday settings. “What makes urban birds
urban,” covers research on how cities act as filters influencing what kinds of birds we see in our daily lives.
This event is free and open to the public.
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Family Resemblances: Early Modern Ideas on Sorting out the Natural World
Professor William B. Ashworth
Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library
This talk is affiliated with the 9th annual Life Sciences & Society Program symposium ‘Claiming Kin’ <http://lssp.missouri.edu/claimingkin> , Mar 15-17.
Kinship is disputed territory, investigated by a wide array of disciplines that include anthropology, cultural studies, evolutionary biology, family studies, genetics, law, medicine, psychology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies. Kinship classifications change across cultures and over time. As measures of legitimacy and arbiters of social standing, such categories have significant consequences. In the contemporary world, kinship is in flux as a result of such developments as reproductive technologies, blended families, same-sex marriage rights, and shifting gender roles. Our kin is not limited to humans, however. We belong to a vast evolutionary family tree, the history of which may influence the ways we interact with kin and organize kinship itself. The 2013 MU Life Sciences & Society Symposium, Claiming Kin, will explore the evolution of kin groups and evolving notions of kinship.
This lecture will serve to launch a Rare Books exhibit entitled “Kindred Kingdoms: Families in Flora, Fauna, and Fiction.”
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Closing times for Feb. 25.
- Ellis Library is closing at 10:00 p.m
- Engineering Library will close at 8:00 pm
- Geology Library will close at 6:30 pm
- Health Sciences Library will close at 9:00 pm
- Veterinary Medical Library is closing at 9:00 pm
- Journalism Library is closing at 9:00 pm
- Math Library is closed at 5:00 pm
All libraries will be closed on Feb. 26. Please check mualert.missouri.edu for further updates.
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Gary St. Ivany
I paint everyday in my studio overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. My paintings are in numerous private, corporate and public collections through out the world. They have been featured in the magazines Columbia Home and Life, Kansas City Home and Garden, St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles, and Lake Lifestyles. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, featured the developing art community at the Lake of the Ozarks and included my art in the article. I currently have paintings at the The Vine Wine Bar and Gallery in Osage Beach, Missouri, Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark, Missouri, Teller’s Bar and Gallery, Columbia, Missouri, and Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri. I am a member of the Columbia Art League, and show my paintings annually at Art in The Park.
My paintings are done primarily in oil and acrylic and I stretch my own canvases to fit unique frames that I select for my paintings. My style is flowing and varies from impressionistic to abstract, but always with strong design and a vibrant use of color. My subjects include landscapes, portraits, animals, and abstract designs.
I make my art for the pure pleasure, joy and beauty that art can bring. I want my paintings to evoke an emotion from the viewer.
Posted December 7, 2012
Everyone deserves a break! Visit the Finals Lounge in 159 Ellis Library from 6-10 pm on Monday and Tuesday of finals week for free drinks and snacks. See reference desk for directions to the Lounge.
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An electric outage has been scheduled for Ellis Library, on Monday, November 19th, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ellis Library will be closed all day on Monday. This outage is necessary to allow Campus Facilities personnel to upgrade the electrical service to the building. This outage has been scheduled with the building coordinator to minimize disruptions to the activities in the building. In the interest of good communications however, we are alerting others who may have a need to know about this outage. Thank you for your patience as this necessary work is completed. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Facilities – Energy Management, 882-3094.
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November 28, 2012
1 to 2 pm
Ellis Library Colonnade
People in 19th century Australia and the United States often faced many of the same hardships, hazards, and quirks of the environment. In both countries people often coped by laughing. This lecture will look at examples of American and Australian frontier humor, with an eye to their similarities and differences. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted November 2, 2012
Looking East from Plymouth: The Wampanoag and the “First Thanksgiving”
– with Dr. Dennis Kelley, Assistant Professor
with the Department of Religious Studies
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Ellis Library Colonnade
The Diversity Action Committee invites you to a presentation
in conjunction with November’s theme of Native American
Heritage Month. Dr. Dennis Kelley will talk about storytelling,
mythmaking, and modernization aspects of North American
Native Americans. Dr. Kelley’s biographical information can
be reviewed at:
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Due to football tailgating in Lowry Mall, the north entrance of Ellis Library will be closed all day Saturday, Oct. 13. You may still access Ellis Library through the west entrance.
Posted October 10, 2012
Jan L Coffman, M Ed
“It is in the digital world that Jan Coffman’s creative gifts and foresight have come together. A comfortable chair, computer software and stylus pen allow the warm, sensitive soul of a painter, steady hand of a sketch-maker and keen eye of a photographer to converge. Starting with photographs, Coffman brings obscured details to light in some and makes the origins of others unrecognizable, imparting a hand-drawn or painted quality; the outcome is innovative and no less inspired than a print made by applying damp brush strokes to physical paper.”
Columbia Tribune, Columbia, Missouri
I love to walk in nature settings. That is where I find my paintings. I call my paintings contemporary realism as I paint my digital photographs with my digital bushes and sketching tools. As I paint, I relive the feelings I had at the time I was taking the picture.
My training has been in technology design and education. As an educator, technology trainer, and web designer, I developed my digital skills of sketching and watercolors in my web design work. In retirement, I am now able to devote more time to my passion of digital painting.
I paint layer upon layer with the ability to remove layers as I am painting with my digital brushes. I may pick-up the color from a photograph or go to my digital pallet for a new color. With an endless number of painting tools, I use my Wacom drawing tablet to make strokes with the pressure and turn of my hand. If I want to experiment with an idea, I can add a layer and delete it if it doesn’t work. When I’m finished with a painting, the layers can then be compressed into one painting.
I do my own printing and framing of my paintings. I print my art using archival pigment-based inks and acid-free watercolor papers. I use quality mats that are pH Neutral and backing boards that are acid free. They are matted and framed 16×20 or 21×27 inches with black frames.
Jan L. Coffman
Master of Education, University of Missouri, 2001
Art Exhibitions and Honors
- First place, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Member Show, St. Joseph, MO, 2012.
- Winner of Les Bourgeois Winery Collector’s Series annual Label Art Competition.
- Columbia Art League, second place, Columbia, MO
- Visions Photography Exhibition Bank Purchase Award, Landmark Bank, Columbia, MO
- Mizzou Alumni Association Calendar, Columbia, MO
- Accepted into the Missouri Top 50 Fine Arts Exhibition at the Missouri State Fair
- Exhibited at the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
- Best of Missouri Hands Featured Artist, BOMH web site: http://www.bestofmissourihands.org/FeaturedArtists_Past/featured_jancoffman.htm
- Columbia Tribune Features Article, 2009
- Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Tribune wrote about Jan’s art a second time, this time on his blog: January 27, 2010, http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/art-axis/2010/jan/27/coffmans-digital-watercolors-continue-to-impress/
- Lenoir Woods Art Exhibition, Columbia, MO
- Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
- CAL Community Exhibits Program, Columbia, MO
- Cherry Hill Summerfest & Art Show, Columbia, MO
- Mizzou Night with the Arts, Columbia, MO
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President Obama and governors in fifteen states now recognize October as Information Literacy Awareness Month. Information Literacy Awareness Month is an initiative of the National Forum on Information Literacy. When members of the MU Libraries Instruction Committee were contacted by NFIL over the summer, we asked Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to participate in the initiative, he issued Missouri’s proclamation, which reads, in part:
WHEREAS, information literacy provides the tools and skills need to find, evaluate and use credible information from all sources in our constantly evolving, information-inundated world; and […]
WHEREAS, information literacy is a crucial component of education and should be taught from kindergarten throughout an individual’s lifespan by schools and other agencies involved in the collection, conservation and dissemination of information […]
NOW THEREFORE, I, Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim October 2012 to be INFORMATION LITERACY MONTH IN MISSOURI.
In recognition of Governor Nixon’s proclamation, the MU Libraries and the MU Bookstore are sponsoring an online Information Literacy Quiz, to be open during the month of October. Two prizewinners will be selected from among all entrants with 100% correct answers on the quiz for bookstore gift certificates totaling $150.
Full text of Obama’s proclamation (2009)
PDF: Full text of Nixon’s proclamation (2012)
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Date: Tues., Oct. 23, 2012
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Ellis Library Colonnade
“Sister Novelists in the Age of Austen: Jane and Anna Maria Porter”
with Prof. Devoney Looser
Jane and Anna Maria Porter were celebrated novelists who, for many decades, were more famous than their contemporary Jane Austen. Why did the Porter sisters’ celebrity status dwindle, as Austen’s literary star rose? Devoney Looser, who is writing a biography of the Porter sisters, will share her findings about their fascinating and previously undocumented nineteenth-century lives, showing how (as Anna Maria Porter once put it) a female author’s public fame could be the death knell of her private happiness.
This event is free and open to the public.
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Thursday, September 6
First Floor Colonnade
The MU Libraries will host a reception for journalist Laura Ling as part of the 2012 Mizzou Reads activities. In 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet Laura Ling.
For more information, contact Shannon Cary at email@example.com or 573-882-4703.
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Library Research Workshops for International Students
September 19 &22, 2012
Room 213, 2nd Floor, center, Ellis Library
Critical to academic success is your ability to use a research library and its
resources. In academia, independent research including library research is very important in order to be able to produce papers for classes or complete your thesis or dissertation.
These workshops specifically designed for international students will cover:
Sept. 19 or 22—9 a.m.
Exploring the MU Libraries: Learn how MU Libraries support your research—take advantage of all the free services the MU Libraries have to offer
Sept. 19 or 22 – 10:30 a.m.
Finding Articles using MU article databases and Google Scholar: Discover which databases are best for YOUR research. Learn time-saving tips for effective searching to find the research articles, reports and other materials you need
Sept. 19 or 22 – 1 p.m.
Finding Books using the MERLIN Catalog and Google Books: Use the right online search tools to locate books in the library, find books on a topic, find books that even mention a topic, and retrieve books from other libraries
Sept. 19 or 22 – 2:30 p.m.
Writing your Paper and Citing your Sources: Don’t make the mistake of using other
researchers’ findings and ideas in your paper without proper credit
• Register for workshops at:
• Each workshop is limited to 40 students.
Questions: Contact Goodie Bhullar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday, August 17–11 a.m.
Monday, August 20–9 a.m.
Tuesday, August 21–10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 22–11 a.m.
Thursday, August 23–Noon
Friday, August 24– 1 p.m.
Monday, August 27–4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28–3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29–2 p.m.
Thursday, August 30–1 p.m.
Friday, August 31– Noon
Tours start at the West Entrance of Ellis Library, Ground Floor, near the Security Desk.
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July 3 (Tuesday) 8am to 5pm
July 4 (Wednesday) Closed
July 5, Resumer Summer Semester Hours
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Edwin E. Ellis has over 35 Years of photography experience, traveling throughout the United States plus a few trips to mexico and Canada to capture nature, scenic, and wildlife photographs. He has been awarded 17 first place trophies for prints and slides in competitions and numerous gold ribbons and medals in nature, photo travel, color, contemporary and photo Journalism at Camera Circle of Glendale and (S4C) Southern California Council of Camera Clubs. Mr. Ellis now resides in the beautiful town of Columbia, Missouri, his original home state before leaving Missouri May 2nd 1957 when he was 17 to journey to California where he has lived for many years. Mr Ellis now plans, in between employment to photograph the beauty of Missouri and surrounding states for the rest of his life. His art is on display in the Bookmark Cafe.
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- Of over 1,200 participating libraries, MU is the 15th oldest in the nation
- We are the 6th oldest academic library in the FDLP
- U.S. Superintendent of Documents/Assistant Public Printer Mary Alice Baish will be flying in from Washington to present our library with a150-year certificate
- U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer willpersonally deliver a message of congratulation
- Refreshments will be served
- A display of historic government documents willbe exhibited in Special Collections
Thursday, May 3
Ellis Library Colonnade
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“A Glimpse at Science in the Antarctic”
April 19, 2012
Ellis Library Colonnade
The presentation will take a look at some of the USA’s Antarctic science activities operated under the National Science Foundations Polar Programs, how to do science in the Antarctic, the McMurdo logistics facility, a look at the new South Pole Station and a brief tour of some of what is seen around the US facilities.
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Monday, 16 April
Ellis Library Colonnade
Alma’s Betrayal and Mahler’s Unfinished Symphony No. 10
Written for Music 3085: Problems in Music
Teacher: Professor Judith Mabary
Donald Glen Cole
“…In View of Impending Conflict…” The Role of Southern Christianity in Sectionalism, Secession, and Southern Defeat
Written for English 4310: Civil War and Memory
Teacher: Professor Maureen Konkle
Posted April 3, 2012
The MU Libraries have contracted with Serials Solutions to utilize 360 Link for the “Find It @ MU” service.
It will continue to allow researchers searching within databases to easily check for the availability of the specific material they need and to link directly to the full-text when it is available online.
Researchers will also still be able to search for specific citations and journal titles.
The changes will be implemented in the various databases, websites, etc., over the coming days. The button will remain the same.
If you have any questions, please contact us or report problems using the “Report Problems” button that displays on the page.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, winning entries of the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s annual Art and Writing Competition will be displayed at Ellis Library on the University of Missouri campus April 2-30. Each year middle and high school students from across the Midwest are invited to submit entries related to lessons of the Holocaust, persecution, intolerance and injustice. The winning entries will be presented in display cases in the Ellis library colonnade on the main floor. For more information about the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center or how to enter next year’s competition, please visit www.hmlc.org.
In addition, survivor Guenther Goldsmith will visit the University of Missouri to share his experiences during the Holocaust. Mr. Goldsmith survived the war by taking the last Kindertransport out of Germany to the United States. The event will be held at Ellis library on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the University of Missouri Hillel, the MU Department of German and Russian Studies and the MU Libraries Diversity Action Committee. This program is open to the public.
Holocaust Remembrance Week Schedule
Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m., Ellis Library
Holocaust survivor Guenter Goldsmith will be speaking about his experience in the Holocaust. There will be a Q&A and reception following his presentation.
Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m., Hillel
Professor Béa Gallimore will be leading a discussion about modern genocide following a screening of “Sometimes in April,” a film about the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., Hillel
Cantorial soloist and composer Nancy Tunick will present “Songs for the Unsung,” a multimedia presentation about Christian rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. A reception will follow her presentation.
Friday, April 20, 6 p.m., Hillel
Hillel will host a Holocaust remembrance Shabbat, followed by our weekly Shabbat dinner.
Posted April 2, 2012
“poems that stick with you like a song that won’t stop repeating itself in your brain, poems whose cadences burrow into your bloodstream, orchestrating your breathing long before their sense attaches its hooks to your heart.”
—Washington Post on Captivity
Tuesday , April 24
Ellis Library Colonnade
Performance of Mama’s Kitchen
Mama’s Kitchen is a short play by Teresa Stankiewicz based on the memoir Bread on the Water: the Olden Times by Antonia Baquet. Growing up during the Great Depression Nootsie lives with her mother Regina while serving in the house of the “Rice King of the South” in Crowley, Louisiana. The memoirs of Toi Derricotte’s mother take us through a journey of strength and love of the African Americans who served the rich white families in the American south. This brief glimpse into the lives of three women shows us the love, laughter and hardship that all of them rose above.
We learn the painful lessons of history in our parents’ beds. I believe we are sent out on their mission; their un-spoken dreams, the true self that was neglected and even buried because it was a miracle if they just survived to make the lives of their children better. These are the words that came through my mother and the poems that come through me today.
Posted March 22, 2012
It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwideand the perfect time to discover why you belong @ MU LibrariesYour Connection to Knowledge. The MU Libraries are celebrating National Library Week by holding a party for the MU faculty, staff, students and our community users. Please join us for refreshments and library information at Ellis Library on Tuesday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Posted March 20, 2012
Where Did We Come From?
New Insights into Our Oldest Ancestors
Perhaps no subject fascinates us more than the mystery of our origins and evolution. Teams of scientists working throughout the world are recovering record numbers of fossils of our earliest ancestors, and these fossils are expanding and refining the picture we have of how we evolved.
Dr. Carol Ward has been involved with the discovery and analysis of many of these fossils, and will present some of the more exciting ones. She will share how these fossils speak to scientists through their anatomy and biology, and how they reveal to us that our evolutionary history was more complex and nuanced than we have imagined.
Wednesday, April 4
Ellis Library Colonnade
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Science informs nutrition. What informs science?
From the four humors to the discovery of vitamins, Food Revolutions examines our changing notions of healthy eating over two centuries. This exhibition brings together medical books, cookbooks, scientific publications, and dieting texts to illustrate our ongoing quest for health, and our changing relationships with food. Food Revolutions will be on display in the Ellis Library Colonnade March 2-29, 2012.
Ingolf Gruen, associate professor in the Department of Food Science, will give an opening talk entitled “Food Revolutions: How Science Changed the Way We Eat,” on March 6 at 2:30 in the Ellis Library Colonnade. The exhibition and lecture are events affiliated with Food Sense, the eighth annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium. The symposium will take place on the MU campus March 16-18.
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TITLE: Crossover Pioneer and Godmother of Rock-n-Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Chambers Auditorium, MU Student Center
PRESENTER: Dr. Michael Budds, Professor of Musicology, MU School of Music
DESCRIPTION: In this multi-media presentation, musicologist Dr. Michael Budds lectures on the life and music of Rock-n-Roll pioneer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The Arkansas native, armed with an electric guitar and soulful voice, left her distinctive mark on gospel, blues, rock-n-roll, and jazz and had been mentioned as an influence by iconic American musicians such as Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Bob Dylan. In this presentation, Dr. Budds presents Tharpe in all her glory, and reminds music lovers of her deep impact on American music.
TITLE: Student Experience Panel Discussion
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:00 – 1:0 p.m.
LOCATION: Ellis Library Colonnade
FACILITATORS: Noor Azizan-Gardner of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and Nathan Stephens of the MU Black Culture Center
DESCRIPTION: A facilitated discussion about the library experience of African-American undergrads. The students will discuss their childhood associations (both cultural and educational) with public and school libraries through their experiences in and with the MU Libraries.
TITLE: Four Women: A Conversation about Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Camilla Williams, and Mary J. Blige.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Ellis Library Colonnade
PRESENTER: Dr. Maya Gibson, Assistant Professor, MU School of Music; Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor, MU Women and Gender Studies, and Dr .Stephanie Shonekan, Assistant Professor, MU School of Music
DESCRIPTION: Nina Simone’s iconic 1966 song “Four Women” brilliantly highlights the roles that have defined (and confined) black women in the United States. Simone herself was an artist that broke through the boundaries of these stereotypes to create her own way, to define her own terms, and to ultimately establish herself as a distinctive voice in American music and culture. Reflecting on this legacy, three scholars discuss the lives and work of three black female musicians: jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, opera diva Camilla Williams, and queen of hip-hop Mary J. Blige. The discussion will explore the contributions of these artists on the history of American music and culture.
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Feb. 9, 2012
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ellis Library Colonnade
The Pro Arte Quartet was founded by students at the Brussels Conservatory. The University of Wisconsin chancellor offered a permanent home to the quartet – it was the first such residency ever in a major American university, and became the model on which many other similar arrangements were developed at other institutions. Today, in addition to widely acclaimed performances of standard classical repertoire, the Pro Arte continues its tradition of championing new music.
This event is free and open to the public.
For tickets to the Pro Arte Quartet’s Concert Series performance at the Missouri Theatre, please visit the University of Missouri Concert Series website.
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Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor John Fennell has been a painter as long as he’s been a journalist. In 25 years as a writer and editor, Fennell has worked in almost every variety of print media: a wire service, newspapers and magazines. He is also the editor of a book on typography and the author of a biography. He joined the MU magazine faculty in August 2005 and holds the Meredith Chair for Service Journalism. He teaches writing and magazine publishing.
During his 13-year tenure as editor of Milwaukee Magazine, the publication was nominated for the National Magazine award, the Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial reporting (twice) and won more than 160 national and local awards. Under his leadership, the magazine was also honored by the Society of Publication Design, the Society of Illustrators and won more awards than anytime in the history of the magazine, including two gold awards for general excellence.
He has exhibited his paintings in Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and in Columbia at PS Gallery. There is a current exhibition of his abstract work, “The Geometry of Light,” in the School of Journalism’s Strategic Communication office in Walter Williams Hall.
He can be reached on campus at 321A Lee Hills Hall, 882-8966.
Posted January 18, 2012
Quiet computer work space is now available in Room 114, also known as the Current Periodicals Reading Room (CPRR) of Ellis Library. This is a temporary computer lab that is being run by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) in Ellis Library while Pershing Hall is closed for renovation. This computer lab will be open in Ellis Library until the end of 2012.
The DOIt computer lab (near the Reference collection) that was affected by the Ellis Library fire has reopened.
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Note: LibX 2.0 was written for Firefox and Chrome.
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Lisa Carlucci Thomas, who is nationally recognized for her leadership, innovation and research on evolving mobile and social technologies, will give a talk entitled “Designing the Imperative: Libraries, Technology & Leadership” on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. in Ellis Auditorium.
Thomas is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, a 2009 ALA Emerging Leader, and a MLIS graduate of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. She is currently the director of design think do, a library technology and innovation consultancy. She was formerly digital services librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, responsible for exploring, developing and coordinating library technologies, systems and digital initiatives. Thomas’s previous experience also includes project and services management in Access Services, Manuscripts & Archives, and Electronic Collections at the Yale University Library.
Sponsored by the Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association.
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As many men went abroad to serve in the war, large numbers of women were left behind. However, women played an integral part in the WWII victory. War posters on display from the Special Collections Department of Ellis Library illustrate how women were called upon to help win the war both at home and in foreign lands.
World War II Posters will be on display in the Ellis Library Colonnade November 3rd-December 2nd, 2011.
Posted November 3, 2011
Thinking about those courses you’re teaching next semester?
Think about exploring Special Collections and Rare Books with your students! Come to Ellis Library for a Special Collections orientation (or just to refresh your memory) on Friday, November 11, at 10:00 am or Monday, November 14, at 2:30 pm. Topics will include:
- Materials and collections with potential for use in class visits or assignments
- Instruction services offered by Special Collections
- Assignment and activity ideas
Register online and preview the workshop at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/instructor_registration.htm
Questions? Schedule conflicts?
If you have questions, or would like to request a session at a different time, contact Kelli Hansen at email@example.com.
Posted October 21, 2011
Posted October 18, 2011
Posted October 12, 2011
In 1911, Chester Brewer invited old grads to “come home” for the KU game, and a tradition was born. This exhibit located in the Ellis Library colonnade takes a look back at one hundred years of homecoming history. The exhibit will be on display for the month of October.
Posted October 4, 2011
On Saturday, October 27, visit Ellis Library after the Homecoming Parade from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for refreshments, tours and family activities. The first 100 kids will get a free mini pumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.
Posted September 30, 2011
Posted September 26, 2011
At approximately 3:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Columbia Fire Department fire fighters and MU Police Department (MUPD) officers responded to a fire alarm in Ellis Library. Upon arrival, fire crews discovered several small fires in offices of the north end of the main level of the building. The fires were localized in two areas, photocopy services and circulation/interlibrary loan, and they were suppressed by automatic fire sprinklers in those areas.
Fire fighters extinguished the flames, which resulted in moderate damage to these two locations. Significant amounts of water were released in the time between the initial alarms and when emergency personnel determined that no other fires remained in the building. As a result, the northern and eastern portions of the first floor of Ellis Library, as well as areas of the lower level housing the State Historical Society, received water damage.
At approximately noon on Sept. 10, officers from the MUPD arrested Christopher C. Kelley of Columbia on suspicion of committing arson, burglary and vandalism in Ellis Library. Mr. Kelley turned himself in, and additional details cannot be released due to the ongoing investigation.
At this time, the northeast quadrant of the first floor is closed to the public. This includes
- the Circulation/Reserve/Interlibrary Loan offices,
- the 1st floor men’s restroom,
- the Government Documents collection and staff offices,
- the print Reference Collection,
- the Cisco TelePresence room, and
- the student computer lab.
The Administration Offices are accessible by a route past the south side of the elevators. Please look for the signs.
The Circulation/Reserve/Interlibrary Loan service point has been temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of the first floor.
We estimate that it will take most of the fall semester to finish the cleanup, renovate the fire-damaged offices and replace carpet and tile in the water-damaged areas.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this time. And we apologize for any inconvenience.
Posted September 19, 2011
Learn to set up and use this powerful tool to organize your references and format them in thousands of citation styles.
Thursday September 22, 2011
Ellis Library Room 213
Instructor: Ashley Nelson
More information on EndNote and registration link: http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/endnote
Posted September 12, 2011
Posted September 10, 2011
Ellis Library will remain closed through Monday, September 12. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 13. Circulation, Reserve and Interlibrary Loan Services have been temporarily relocated to the Current Periodicals Reading Room on the west side of the first floor of Ellis Library.
On Monday, September 12, Ellis Reference will resume phone service (573-882-4581) in addition to answering questions through chat, email and text messages until 6:00 pm. All branch libraries will follow their regular hours.
More information regarding the Saturday morning fire and cleanup may be found here.
Posted September 1, 2011
MUPD and Ellis Library Security will be providing a FREE bike/electronics (laptops, iPads, e-readers, etc.) registration and engraving session in Ellis Library for the 2011 Fall Semester on Wednesday, September 7th 9am – 1pm and Thursday, September 8th from noon – 4pm. DoIT will also have a help station set up for any computer questions or problems. The event will take place on the first floor of Ellis Library in the colonnade. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be proactive in protecting their property.
Posted August 24, 2011
The MU Libraries will host a reception for Lt. General Russel Honoré at the Traditions Lounge in the MU Student Center on Wednesday, September 14 from 4-5 p.m. Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet Lt. General Honore.
Lt. General Russel Honoré
Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century
September 14, 2011
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
When it seemed that desperation and chaos were taking over the ciy of New Orleans, one man took charge. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Lt. General Russel Honoré, commander of Joint Task force Katrina, speak about his experience restoring hope and order to a community left in shambles.
Tickets available after August 17th at the MSA/GPC Box Office in the MU Student Center.
Tickets are free for MU students and the general public. Everyone must have a ticket.
Sponsored by New Student Programs, Department of Student Life and MSA/GPC.
Posted August 23, 2011
Come and see what the MU Libraries has to offer. Find Fun, Treasures, Quality, Access, Help and Study resources – all at the library! An informational display is on view in the Colonnade through September 30.
Posted August 22, 2011
Posted August 9, 2011
Richard is a life long artist and educator. Dutton taught art at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa for over thirty years and served as Chair of the Performing and Visual Arts. Richard retired from college teaching in 1999. Since that time he and his wife Karen have traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas. Richard and Karen moved to the Hallsville and Columbia, Missouri area six years ago.
Richard continues to paint primarily in watercolor but also working sometimes in oil and acrylic. He believes that an art work has to transcend the subject matter and take on a visual entity of its own.
Dutton’s paintings can be found in many Midwest art collections. Paintings by Richard can be found in banks, businesses, and private collections. Two examples are the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, and HyVee Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa.
10768 N. Barnes School Rd.
Hallsville, MO 65255
Posted July 29, 2011
Due to hardware replacement by campus, many library systems will be unavailable for access from 10:00 am-Noon on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Systems affected include MERLIN library accounts, proxy server and the room reservation system.
Posted July 5, 2011
Mapping the Past: Rare Russian Maps from Special Collections has been created as a digital highlight of books and maps on the website of the Special Collections and Rare Books department. This virtual exhibit describes the cartographic trade and the exploration of the Russian empire from the 16th through the 18th centuries. The display was originally mounted as a physical exhibit in the Ellis Library colonnade at the University of Missouri in April 2011.
Posted June 9, 2011
Come out and see an exhibit on the Civil War in Missouri! A short history of the war is provided alongside relevant books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts. Attention is also given to Missouri Civil War Historic Sites. Materials on display have come from the University’s holdings, the State Historical Society of Missouri, The Library of Congress’s American Memories Project and private collections. The exhibit has been curated by Amy C. Nickless, Graduate Reference Assistant at Ellis Library and Historian.
The exhibit is free, located on the main floor’s Colonnade, and available during Ellis Library’s operating hours. It will be open through July 27, 2011.
Posted May 6, 2011
Controlling Heredity: The American Eugenics Crusade, 1870-1940 has recently been mounted as a permanent exhibit on the website of the Special Collections and Rare Books department. This virtual exhibit explores the intersections between ethics and the pseudo-science of eugenics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was originally mounted as part of Ethics and the Brain, the seventh annual symposium sponsored by the Life Sciences and Society Program at the University of Missouri in March 2011.
Posted May 5, 2011
After you graduate, the MU Libraries will still be here to serve you. To find out more about the resources available to alumni, visit Library Resources for Alumni.
All of us at the MU Libraries, wish you the very best in your future endeavors!
Posted May 2, 2011
Choose Privacy Week will take place May 1-7, 2011 and is an ongoing program of the American Library Association.
Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.
You can find out more information at http://www.privacyrevolution.org/index.php/privacy_week/.
At Ellis Library, we will have several posters and an exhibit on display to educate our users about privacy.
Posted April 19, 2011
Tuesday, 26 April, 2011
Ellis Library Colonnade
Svatbarska muzika and Chalga: The Fusion of Music Genres that Contributes to a Social Change
Written for English 1000
Teacher: John Nieves
The Patriarchal Gentleman: American Gender Roles of Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Women Through the Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Written for History 4972.
Teacher: Dr. Wilma King