After the rebellion : black youth, social movement activism, and the post-civil rights generation

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Franklin, Sekou M., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

After the rite : Stravinsky's path to neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Carr, Maureen A., author.
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Kennedy, Liam, 1961- author.
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Aftermath : a new global economic order?

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Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Against wind and tide : the African American struggle against the colonization movement

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Author: Power-Greene, Ousmane K., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Age in America : the colonial era to the present

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Agnes de Mille : telling stories in Broadway dance

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Author: Gardner, Kara Anne, author.
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Ain't no trust : how bosses, boyfriends, and bureaucrats fail low-income mothers and why it matters

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Levine, Judith Adrienne, 1965- author.
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Aksum and Nubia : warfare, commerce, and political fictions in ancient Northeast Africa

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Hatke, George, 1978- author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Alben Barkley : a life in politics

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Author: Libbey, James K., author.
Published: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Albert Schweitzer : a biography

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Author: Oermann, Nils Ole, author.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Committed to victory : The Kentucky home front during World War II

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Author: Holl, Richard E., 1960- author.
Published: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity

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Author: Thangaraj, Stanley I., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Edge Lightning Talks: Research in Progress

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 18:00
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Join us for a series of lightning talks given by students working on projects in the Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology and Collaboration (also known as "The Edge") or with significant collaboration from Duke University Libraries. They will discuss their research work and future plans. The participating students are working on projects with: - SNCC Critical Oral Histories - Bass Connections' The 21st Century Student: Open Knowledge and Education Innovation - Franklin Humanities Institute's Health Humanities Lab - Bass Connections' Energy Data Analytics Lab Following the lightning talks and a panel Q&A, join presenters for a coffee and dessert reception to celebrate a successful semester.

VFF: Visualizing the Stock Market

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 17:00
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
Traditional approaches to visualizing financial markets are unable to fully capture the intraday dynamics of said markets. I will be presenting a novel visualization technique for the limit order books of NASDAQ stock symbols. Compared with classical graphical approaches, this limit order book visualization tool facilitates the study of complex stock pricing dynamics. I will also discuss our current work in econophysics, particularly in analyzing the short time scale dynamics of the limit order book. Econophysics addresses financial and economic modeling problems from the perspective of physics, using tools and approaches developed in statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics.

Black and Pink Holiday Card Party

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 16:30
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This semester Rubenstein Librarians worked with Dr. Jennifer Ansley's Writing 101 class on Women's Prison Writing. Reading the poetry, essays, and other writings by incarcerated women and learning more about activism with incarcerated people inspired us to host this event. Black and Pink is an organization that supports incarcerated LGBTQ people. One of their outreach programs is their annual holiday card parties to send messages of hope, kindness, and connection to people in prison.

At the program we will be decorating postcards to send to incarcerated people. Supplies and postage stamps will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own—please note that we can only use colored pencils and rubber stamps to decorate cards (no crayon, marker, or stickers according to their guidelines). Cookies  and drinks will be provided, and you may bring a bag lunch. Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time! The event will be held in the Beckstett Classroom, 150 Rubenstein Library. 

 

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What to Read this Month: December 2016

Humanities - Thu, 2016-12-08 21:22

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It’s one of my favorite times of the year!  Yes, that’s right it’s “year’s best books” season.  Many places, including the NYT, Washington Post, NPR, Vulture, and many more.

I’m happy to say that we have many of these books in our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections, though I’ll warn you now that you may have to get on the waiting list for some titles!  Here are a selection.

undergroundThe Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (appears on almost every list).  A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey–hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

 

privatecitizensPrivate Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte.  This book is number three on Vulture’s list: “It’s a rare and bracing thing to see a debut novelist confident enough to pour acid on an entire system (in this case, the one we call meritocracy). The millennials have teeth.” The novel’s four whip-smart narrators–idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda–are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it. In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, the four estranged friends stagger through the Bay Area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again.

thewonderAs described on the NPR list, “The Wonder: A Novel by Emma Donoghue is just that: ‘a wonder’ of a story about religious delusion and self-denial set in 19th-century Ireland.” Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

 

darkroomIn the Darkroom by Susan Faludi is featured on NYT’s list: “When Faludi learned that her estranged and elderly father had undergone gender reassignment surgery, in 2004, it marked the resumption of a difficult relationship. Her father was violent and full of contradictions: a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and Leni Riefenstahl fanatic, he stabbed a man her mother was seeing and used the incident to avoid paying alimony. In this rich, arresting and ultimately generous memoir, Faludi — long known for her feminist journalism — tries to reconcile Steven, the overbearing patriarch her father once was, with Stefánie, the old woman she became.”

secondhandThe Washington Post includes Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets: by  Svetlana Alexievich: “Alexievich turns on a tape recorder and listens to average Russians describing their lives amid the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Alexievich, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, has produced one of the most vivid and incandescent accounts yet attempted of this society caught in the throes of change.  It is the story of what one character aptly describes as ‘our lost generation — a communist upbringing and capitalist life.'”

 

smallbombsThe Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan appears on both the lists of Vulture and NYT.   It is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope.  When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb–one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world–detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb.

Since it’s the season of giving, here are two other things you might find useful when selecting a good read.  The Guardian does a slightly different kind of end of year roundup.  They have various writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Julian Barnes select their favorite reads of the year.  Also, NPR has a really fun Book Concierge that lets you use filters to explore titles recommended by their staff and critics.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-12-08 18:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

Relax and Recharge at Lilly During Finals

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:53
Finals week at Lilly

Take a moment to recharge your gray matter at Lilly Library’s Relaxation Station

Relax and Recharge at Lilly During Finals

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:53
Finals week at Lilly

Take a moment to recharge your gray matter at Lilly Library’s Relaxation Station