Friday, May 8, 2015

Genealogy & Family History Day @Love Library


On Friday, June 19, 2015, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Library will host a day of workshops and discussions about genealogy, and how to use a variety of library resources to advance family history and cultural research. The workshops are free and participants can attend the entire day or specific workshops. A tour of Love Library will be included. 

Workshop topics include newspaper and military databases, WorldCat, ArchivGrid, and much more. Participants can bring lunch or purchase lunch at the Student Union/downtown restaurant.  Attendees are encouraged to use the “for-pay” parking at the Larson Building at 13th and Q Streets. Love Library is located at 13th and R Streets. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. A full program and registration information is available at http://libraries.unl.edu/staff-development or contact jbarnes3@unl.edu or t_m@unl.edu

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Genealogy Over Lunch: Beyond Ancestry.com


What are other sources besides Ancestry.com that I can use to obtain vital records about my family history? The group’s discussion this month will attempt to answer this question and more on Thursday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  We will also be in a different room: Love Library, Room 318 (Dean’s Conference Room). Join in the discussion and bring your lunch.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dead Week Snacks (April 28-30)



Tuesday through Thursday (April 28-30) all library branches will have snacks and beverages available for Dead Week. 

Love Library will replenish their snacks Tuesday through Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and around 4 p.m. and other branches will vary on times.

Have a stress-free week and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sci Pop Talks! Return May 15 at STEM Expo



Have you missed the Sci Pop Talks!?

Lucky for you on May 15th there will be a special one-day only series of Sci Pop Talks! held in Jorgensen Hall during the STEM Expo proceeding the National Science Olympiad.  All talks are FREE and open to the general public.  The schedule for that day is as follows:

Time
Jorgensen Hall 110
Jorgensen Hall 136
9:00 AM
Dancing Fire: Illuminating the Hidden Quantum World of Nanotechnology, Christian Bienek, UNL

9:30 AM

Did a Giant asteroid kill the Dinosaurs? Greg Snow, UNL
10:00 AM
Chemistry to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, Raychelle Burks Doane College & UNL

10:30 AM

Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction, Ashley Hall, UNL
11:00 AM
Chemistry to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, Raychelle Burks Doane College & UNL

11:30 AM

Fire & Explosions in Hollywood Films, Brad Elder, Doane College
12:00 PM
Comic Book Physics 101: Lesson 1: The Origin of Superman and Clues to the Planet Krypton, Dan Claes, UNL

12:30 PM

Fire & Explosions in Hollywood Films, Brad Elder, Doane College
1:00 PM
Book 8: Harry Potter and the Magic of Science, Rebecca Lai, UNL

1:30 PM

Nanoscale Science and Technology, Steve Ducharme, UNL

For related materials you can go to the official Sci Pop Talks! website where you can also view videos of 9 previous Sci Pop Talks! http://unl.libguides.com/scipoptalks.



Dancing Fire: Illuminating the Hidden Quantum World of Nanotechnology, Christian Bienek, UNL
We kick-off with an introduction to nanoscience and Feynman’s vision of nanotechnology. We will see today’s capabilities in fabrication of nanostructures and look at the tools making nanostructures visible and allow investigating their properties which enables some of the cutting-edge research done at UNL. We also look at the breathtaking prospects of future nanotechnology. We explore why the nanoworld is so exciting and introduce the concept of matter waves. A standing acoustic wave made visible by flames which dance to the sweet sound of an electric guitar illustrates this central concept of modern quantum mechanics.

 
Did a Giant Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs? Greg Snow, UNL
One of Snow's hobbies is learning about the extinction of the dinosaurs and other mass extinctions in the history of the earth. Together we will examine the theory that an asteroid or comet the size of Mt. Everest struck Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula 65 million year ago, creating a dust cloud that altered the earth's climate and killed the dinosaurs and 70 percent of all other living species. We'll also review other dinosaur extinction theories, which range from believable to preposterous, as put forth in the lively scientific debate surrounding their demise.

Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction, Ashley Hall, UNL
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  NCIS.  The New Detectives.  Forensic science is a staple in many popular shows, but do they get it right?  Not all the time, but if you look deeper than the flashy staging and witty dialogue, you can learn a good deal about the scientific principles that form the framework of forensic investigation.
 

Comic Book Physics 101: Lesson 1: The Origin of Superman and Clues to the Planet Krypton, Dan Claes, UNL
Join us as we explore the physics of Superman, his superpowers, and significant events in his history. We will explore the questions: How does Superman fly? What is source of his strength? What can we deduce about his native planet, Krypton?

Nanoscale Science and Technology, Steve Ducharme, UNL
Come learn about recent trends in nano-science and nano-technology, with an emphasis on innovations in materials science, electronics and optics. The talk will include demonstrations of: fluorescing quantum dots showing the quantum confinement energy effect; Buckyball models; and Nanogold.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Link and Love North Closed 4/25



Attention students and staff, power will be turned off, in Love Library North and the Link on Saturday, April 25th, due to the construction of the Learning Commons. 

The doors to the Link will be closed and any material in the Link or Love North will be unavailable to check out that day. The door to the lower level hallway will be closed. Media and the second floor ASKUs desk will be closed.  All computers will be off because of the lack of power.
 
If you need to check anything out, please do so on Friday as you will not be able to on Saturday.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.