Thursday, February 26, 2015

SciPop Talks!: Biomechanics Technology: From Pop Culture to Rehabilitation

Sara A. Myers, Assistant Professor, School of HPER; Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory, Biomechanics Research Building , University of Nebraska at Omaha

Biomechanics technologies that are used to develop and are featured in movies and video games also have applications in clinical and rehabilitation settings. An explanation of motion capture, assistive devices, and other biomechanics tools will be given, including examples of applications in pop culture and medical settings.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Suping Lu receives Special Contribution Award Medallion

Suping Lu receives Special Contribution Award Medallion

Suping Lu, professor, University Libraries and liaison librarian for Economics, Political Science and Law, was awarded the Special Contribution Award Medallion by the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum in China for his research and publications. The award is given to those scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the research on the topic. Lu is only one of 23 people who have been given this award in the last 20 years.  The organization recognized Lu for “advocating awareness of the Nanjing Massacre in the English speaking world.” 

The ceremony took place on December 9, 2014, in China at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province.  Lu was not able to attend the award ceremony in person, but received the award in February by special delivery.  

Lu has authored and edited 9 books on the Nanjing Massacre in both English and Chinese.  His research focuses on the American and British eyewitness accounts on the massacre and brings a Nebraska connection to it. The top American diplomat in Nanjing at the time, John M. Allison, grew up in Lincoln, NE and was a 1927 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Allison cabled a large number of dispatches, between January-August 1938, to the U.S. State Department. In 2010, Lu published a collection of the dispatches, along with documents by other American diplomats, in the book, A Mission under Duress. The Japanese occupation of Nanjing started on December 13, 1937.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Changes in Media Services

You might have noticed that a few things have been moving out of media services.  The DVDs have moved to the reference area in the Link, and the anatomical body parts and study room keys can be checked out at the ASKus service area on the first floor.

So what does Media Services have left you might ask? The answer is a lot of technology.

After freeing up space from the DVD move, Media Services (Room 221) made more space for their 3D Scanner, PS3, PS4, Xbox, editing station and sound station.  All of these services are yours to use if you stop in.  Media Services also has plenty of scanners, computers and there is even an ITS worker ready to help with any technological problems during the day.  On top of all that, you can still check out digital equipment like cameras.

If you don’t feel like working on homework and want to take a break, there is always the collection of electronic and board games to keep you occupied.

Media services will continue to grow in the future and the library will keep you updated on any changes to come.

‘Quick Tips’ Research Series Workshops this Week

Finding the ‘good stuff’ on the Web
Can’t find the information you need on the Internet?  Did Google give you too many hits?  Come and learn how to use the Internet to find resources from open access journals and databases, Google books and Google scholar, and other free scholarly sources that you can use in your paper.
February 24th 3:10-4:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Save Time and Organize! - Citation Management Quick Tips.
Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations?  Come and learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your PDF’s and your citations, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for all your papers.
February 24th 4:10-5:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sci Pop Talk!: Fire and explosions in Hollywood films: What you need to know to survive

Brad D. Elder PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology, Doane College
Hollywood sensationalizes action movies with big explosions and lots of fire.  Running through a burning building with a victim over the shoulder is a great way for heroes to protect their shoulder from burns.  It’s also a great way to bake their victim faster than a microwave.  We will take a walk through fire both real and Hollywood.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

‘Quick Tips’ Research Series Workshops

The ‘Quick Tips’ Research Series Workshops are available to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students. Covering a selection of research topics, students will find out how to save time by using the library resources and the Internet more efficiently. All workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reading Those Long Articles.
Want to know how to read those long scholarly articles for your assignments?  Come and get some tips on how to read a scholarly article in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
February 17th     4:10-5:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Find it Fast and Finish the Paper on Time:
Just received your first research paper assignment and don’t know where to start? Need more information and don’t know where to find it? Come and find out how to devise a research strategy that will get you on track to completing that research paper.
February 17th  3:10pm- 4:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)