Student Book Club – Redeployment

Join us!  Andersen Library is hosting a Student Book Club featuring the book Redeployment by Phil Kay. Meetings will be held on Feb. 9, 16, and 23 from 5-6pm. Richard Harris, Poster for Redeployment Book ClubStudent Veterans and Military Services Coordinator, will facilitate.  This reading group is low pressure – Can’t finish in time? Discuss any way!

Feb. 9 – Books will be dispersed to participants (free copies). Discussion will focus on introducing the book and providing insight into what life is like for student veterans and active service members on campus. Many of our returning soldiers are fighting a war home that’s unseen. The enemy is depression, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicide and addiction to medication prescribed to treat their physical & psychological wounds.

Feb. 16 – Discussion of the first half of Redeployment by Phil Kay

Feb. 23 – Discussion of the second half of Redeployment by Phil Kay

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Undergraduate Research and Honors Programs.

Reserve your place! bit.ly/1RZGpxc

Questions or need special accomodations? Contact Rebecca Jones at 262.472.7164 or jonesrl@uww.edu.

 

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T3: Google Scholar Settings

Google_Scholar_logo_2015

Google Scholar can be a great tool to use in combination with the Library’s databases. As long as you are on campus or using the campus VPN, Google Scholar will show you links that will help you find the full text of articles within Andersen Library databases. If you are off campus, you will need to make a quick edit to Google Scholar’s settings to get these same links to the full text of articles:

  1. Go to http//:scholar.google.com
  2. Optional: Sign in to your Google account in order to save your preferences for future searches.
  3. Select Settings from the menu at the top of the page.
  4. Click Library Links at the left of the page.
  5. Type UW Whitewater in the search box. A checkbox option for UW-Whitewater will appear below your search. Check the box. You may also wish to search for Open WorldCat and add that to your connections. Don’t forget to click Save.

That’s it! You will now see the Find It at UW Whitewater utility when you use Google Scholar.

For instructions with screenshots, please visit the full guide on how to use Find It with Google Scholar.

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Evolution of Tribal Sovereignty

Dennis Puzz, Staff Attorney in the Legal Department of the Forest County Potawatomi Community since 2012, will talk about “The Evolution of Tribal Sovereignty” on Tues., Feb. 9, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the Native Pride Lecture Series!

The Bureau of Indian Affairs FAQ web page provides information about the history of tribal sovereignty, e.g.,

What does tribal sovereignty mean to American Indians and Alaska Natives?
When tribes first encountered Europeans, they were a power to be reckoned with because the combined American Indian and Alaska Native population dominated the North American continent. Their strength in numbers, the control they exerted over the natural resources within and between their territories, and the European practice of establishing relations with countries other than themselves and the recognition of tribal property rights led to tribes being seen by exploring foreign powers as sovereign nations, who treatied with them accordingly.

However, as the foreign powers’ presence expanded and with the establishment and growth of the United States, tribal populations dropped dramatically and tribal sovereignty gradually eroded. While tribal sovereignty is limited today by the United States under treaties, acts of Congress, Executive Orders, federal administrative agreements and court decisions, what remains is nevertheless protected and maintained by the federally recognized tribes against further encroachment by other sovereigns, such as the states. Tribal sovereignty ensures that any decisions about the tribes with regard to their property and citizens are made with their participation and consent.


Andersen Library has resources for learning more.
Search Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) to find books such as The rights of Indians and tribes (3rd-floor Main Collection, KF8210.C5 P48 2012), Cases and materials on Federal Indian Law (3rd-floor Main Collection, KF8204.5 .G47 2011), Re-creating the circle: The renewal of American Indian self-determination (online via Ebrary), and The struggle for self-determination: History of the Menominee Indians since 1854 (online via ACLS Humanities E-Book).

Ask a librarian (visit the Reference Desk, call 262.472.1032, or choose to email or chat) for assistance with finding additional materials.

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 2, 2016

Consumed Nostalgia

Consumed Nostalgia:
Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism
by Gary Cross
HC110 .C6 C763 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Who doesn’t like watching reruns of their favorite childhood TV shows? For me it’s The Beverly Hillbillies and Hogan’s Heroes. For you it might be That’s So Raven or Boy Meets World.

Author and Penn State Modern History Professor, Gary Cross, notes that in past eras people longed for social customs or family heirlooms. But contemporary consumer culture has fueled our nostalgia for the stuff of our childhoods — like toys, music and TV shows. There’s something sincerely comforting about connecting with the happy places of your past. Requests for childhood favorites often find their way into the Library’s suggestion boxes — so we know these sorts of things resonate with UWW students.

If you’re yearning to connect with the popular culture of your past, here are a few suggestions from the Library’s collections:

You may also want to browse the Feature Film DVD Collection (arranged by title), the Curriculum Collection Easy Books or Fiction Books (arranged by author’s last name). Or check Research@UWW to search for books or DVDs by title, author or subject.

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Finding Balance at Andersen Library

If you are looking to start this new semester off right, stay tuned. For the next six weeks, we are sharing helpful information about how to take advantage of health & wellness resources on campus. Check out healthy tips all year long with the Student Health 101 web-magazine that’s free for UW-W students. http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/wellness-information/student-health-101

College life is all about achieving balance. Balancing time spent with new friends and old, balancing your social and educational commitments, and finding time for health and well-being. There is always time in the day for YOU.

Students seated on yoga balls

Start small. Have you noticed those red and purple balls spread out across the main floor of the Andersen Library? Those are yoga balls for you to sit on while you study. Did you know that the simple act of balancing on a yoga ball could help you concentrate better? According to some studies, the balls may help some students focus. Others suggest that while using the balls, you are using core muscles to keep yourself upright, which in turn, increases blood flow to the brain. You decide! Research@UWW will point you to studies that look into the use of stability balls in classrooms and the workplace. two book covers

Continue your quest for balance by taking a break in the Browsing Books area near the Food for Thought Café to find helpful titles such as Mequilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier and Overload : How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself from the Pressure of Stress. Kick back for five minutes with the Watchwellcast video Ways to Unwind, or take a more academic approach to achieving school-life balance with a Films on Demand selection.

And don’t forget the power of Pickle Cat!

 

This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on this blog to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation.
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T3: Presidential Debates and Google

Google Debate Search ResultsGoogle has just announced that they are partnering with Fox News Channel to bring more information to people following the Republican presidential debate tonight. If you do a Google search for “Fox News Debate” anytime after the debate starts at 7pm ET (that’s 6pm for Central Time), you will see three types of information spotlighted in the search results:

  • Fuller responses from the candidate’s campaigns: The campaigns can now spotlight long-form texts, videos, and photos to add more information to the candidates’ real-time responses.
  • Google trends data: Google will highlight user search behavior as well–anything from real-time graphs of which candidate’s names were searched the most during the debate to trending search terms.
  • You-tube user questions: Three prominent You-tubers have been tapped to ask additional questions of the candidates.

Just to be clear, viewers of the debates will still need to do their own fact-checking of the candidates responses. Luckily, Andersen Library has resources to help you investigate candidate’s platforms, debate claims, and broader issues.

A great resource for this is CQ Electronic Library. Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. A wealth of CQ Press resources and years of journalistic and editorial expertise are combined in CQEL (pronounced SEE´quell). It also offers a range of tools for discovering, understanding, and making use of its authoritative content.

You can also find out more from our guides to resources on government, economics, and sociology.

FDLP logo Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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Group Study Spaces

Group Study Room Photo

Do you need a group study room to work on your next project? Reserve a room today! Reservations can be made in person at the Circulation desk or via telephone (262.472.5511). A valid UW-Whitewater ID is required.

There are several group study rooms throughout the library. Most group study rooms are equipped with a mounted wall monitor and a white board.  A few group study rooms are equipped with a TV/DVD/VHS player.

Group rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours.  Reservations must be made at least 4 hours in advance and for no more than 4 weeks at a time.  If a group does not arrive within the first 15 minutes of their confirmed reservation, the reservation will be forfeited and the space will become available first come, first served.

Patrons using group study rooms that are located on quiet floors are asked to respect the needs of other patrons using the area.  When not reserved, group study rooms may be used by anyone but preference will be given to groups.

Can’t find a group study room for the time you need?  Groups are also encouraged to use the Learning Commons (main floor) for group work.  Talking is allowed in this space and there are many large tables for accommodating groups.

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New Stuff Tuesday January 26, 2016

The Manly Priest book cover

The Manly Priest:
Clerical Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in England and Normandy, 1066-1300
by Jennifer D. Thibodeaux
BV4597.56 .T45 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Whitewater History department professor Jennifer Thibodeaux’s latest work focuses on the lives of priests during the Middle Ages. Specifically this work focuses on priests in England and Normandy. A group in the west of whom were the last hold outs in the church from adopting celibacy roles that became mandatory during this time period. Certainly a tumultuous time in church history for priests, this book also examines the changing role of masculinity asked of priests during this time. For example, the outlaw of behavior common among men at the time like gambling, drinking at the tavern, and brawling. This book tells a story of great change where those in charge (priests) were asked to embrace chastity as part of their roles over starting families. More than just a story of reform to an elite social reform, this is a book about being asked to change the meaning of one’s identity.

For more on this topic, check out Professor Thibodeaux’s previous work Negotiating clerical identities : priests, monks and masculinity in the Middle Ages.

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Medical Journal Editors Propose Data Sharing

An association of medical journal editors has proposed that medical researchers share their clinical study data as a condition of publishing articles about their results in medical journals. So far, when a journal has attempted to make this a requirement, medical researchers could decide to publish their results in a different publication that did not have that requirement. Control over the data ensures that only the researchers involved in the studies publish articles based on the data they’ve worked to collect. Requiring researchers to make their data public would make the data–and the researchers’ conclusions–subject to scrutiny by other researchers, facilitating reanalysis and replication of the studies.

Read the data sharing proposal: “Sharing clinical trial data: A proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors” (available January 26, 2016 in Annals of Internal Medicine and several other medical journals).

The International Committee of Medical Journal
Editors (ICMJE) believes that there is an ethical ob-
ligation to responsibly share data generated by inter-
ventional clinical trials because participants have put
themselves at risk. In a growing consensus, many
funders around the world—foundations, government
agencies, and industry—now mandate data sharing.
Here we outline ICMJE’s proposed requirements to
help meet this obligation. We encourage feedback on
the proposed requirements. Anyone can provide feed-
back at www.icmje.org by 18 April 2016.

Feedback on the proposal is to be posted at www.icmje.org by April 18, 2016, and you can read (see feedback already posted) there too.

See also a blog entry at the National Public Radio web site, “Journal editors to researchers: Show everyone your clinical data” and listen to the author of the posting, Harlan Krumholz, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine (Cardiology), being interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition show (January 26, 2016).

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T3: Printing Unofficial Transcripts

Now is the season to apply for scholarships! You may need to print off various documents from WINS–here are some instructions. In addition, you can link to the Registrar’s Office for further instructions and tutorials on YouTube.

Unofficial Transcript:

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Transcript: View Unofficial from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • Select Univ of Wisconsin-Whitewater for Academic Institution
  • Select Unofficial Transcript for Report Type
  • Click “Go”
  • You will need to copy and paste the transcript information from the main frame of the webpage into a Word document in order to print it out. If you do not copy and paste the page you will only see as much of your transcript as appears in the window of your browser without scrolling.
  • Instructions | Video tutorial

Academic Advising Report (AAR):

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Advisement Report from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • To print your AAR (Academic Advisement Report), click on “view report as pdf” in green
  • TIPS:
    • Make sure that you allow popups. If the browser has a popup blocker, it will block the PDF from showing in a popup. Allow popups in your browser, re-click “view report as a pdf” and try again.
    • Use Firefox or Chrome for best results
  • Instructions | Video tutorial

Schedule:

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section click on My Class Schedule
  • Select the Term you wish to view and click “Continue”
  • To view a Weekly Schedule click Weekly Calendar View
  • This is a Weekly schedule. It will default to the first week of enrollment if you are enrolled in classes. Use the “Previous Week” and “Next Week” buttons to view other weeks. If you are enrolled in 8 week sessions you will need to navigate to the appropriate week to view those courses.
  • You will need to copy and paste your weekly schedule into a Word document in order to print it out.
    *This will not be a perfect copy and paste–the formatting WILL change*
  • Instructions | Video tutorial
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