New Stuff Tuesday — May 2, 2017

Hamilton CD cover

Hamilton: original Broadway cast recording
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
SOU Mir Ham
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

I freely admit I’m a latecomer to the fanclub for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton, the 2015 sold-out Broadway sensation that’s recently started an equally sold-out nationwide tour. I’m also an unexpected convert, as my usual response to the question of preferred musical genres is “anything but rap.”

But I’m an unapologetic musical-theater nerd, so one day I looked it up on YouTube. Now, some months later, I may or may not find myself somewhere between step 5 and step 9 in the Telegraph’s “12-step guide to your new musical obsession”… What obsession? Ahem.

If you still remain among the unconverted, I encourage you check out this CD to get a taste of the show. While it’s described as a hip-hop musical, the range of musical styles (rap, jazz, & more typical Broadway lyrical ballads), witty wordplay, pop-culture references (“Sit down, John!” for us musical-theater nerds), touching and thought-provoking themes, and just plain fun music-play (like the genteel British gavotte of “Farmer Refuted”) will keep you entertained through many a listen.

If you can’t get enough of musical theater, check out our other Broadway soundtracks available for checkout in the library (in the Popular CDs browsing shelves on 2nd floor). Or — study break! — here’s a fantastic tribute that still makes me laugh, from Miranda’s wedding several years ago:

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Women of the Revolution

Pilar Melero, UW-Whitewater Associate Professor of Languages & Literatures and Coordinator of Race and Ethic Studies, will talk about “Women of the Revolution” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tues., May 2, in UC275A. It’s the last installment of the Latino Heritage Lecture Series for this semester!

cover of book Gender and the Mexican RevolutionAndersen Library can help you learn more, if you’d like, with books such as Gender and the Mexican Revolution: Yucatán women & the realities of patriarchy (3rd-floor Main Collection at HQ1236.5.M6 S65 2009, full text online via ProQuest Ebook Central or Project MUSE, or preview text via Google Books), Fearless women in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War (full text online via ProQuest Ebook Central or preview text via Google Books), or learn more about Mexico and other countries as well with Women and revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World (3rd-floor Main Collection at HQ1236 .W6364 1994 or preview text via Google Books). Articles including “Race, class, and gender in the making of the Mexican revolution” (International Review of Sociology, 1996, vol.6:no.1, pp.139-156) are immediately available to UW-Whitewater students and staff, while others, e.g., “Women and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920″ (The Americas, 1980, vol.37:no.1, pp.53-82) would need to be requested from other libraries using the free ILLiad interlibrary loan system (scans of requested articles usually are available in 2-3 weekdays). You also can learn more from the Library of Congress’s web pages on “Women in the Revolution” (part of “The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress”).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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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Warhawk Book Talks – April & May

 

Ever wonder what your faculty or colleagues are reading? Here’s your chance to find out! Warhawk Book Talks is a series where professors, staff, and students at UW-W talk about their favorite books!

Alvaro Taveira, Euphoria; Stiff

Laura Porterfield, Fledgling; Kindred

Scott Behnke, Millionaire Next Door

Kai Rush, Red: A Crayons Story; Families, Families Families

 

 

Roger Yin, The Phoenix Project

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Andersen Library Exam Hours

collage of images of students studyingAndersen Library is extending its hours for exam study:

Fri., Apr. 28: 7:30am – 10pm
Sat., Apr. 29: 9am – 10pm
Sun., Apr. 30: 9am – 2am
Mon.-Thurs., May 1-4: 7:30am – 2am
Fri., May 5: 7:30am – 10pm
Sat., May 6: 9am – 10pm
Sun., May 7: 9am – 2am
Mon.-Thurs., May 8-11: 7:30am – 2am
Fri., May 12: 7:30am – 6pm
Sat., May 13: 10am – 6pm
Sun., May 14: 11am – 8pm
Mon., May 15: 7:30am – 4:30pm

The first and third floors of the Library close at midnight; only 2nd/main floor is open from midnight until 2am. All three floors are open until closing on nights when the Library closes earlier than 2am. Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

image of one of the pet therapy dogs that visits Andersen LibraryFree coffee on weekends and late nights, and popcorn on evenings the Library is open until 2am! Information will be forthcoming about the Relaxathon events, but you can plan ahead for the pet therapy dogs! They will be visiting from noon-2pm on Mon.-Thurs., May 1-4, and Mon.-Wed., May 8-10 (Please share the dogs!).

Study hard and good luck, everybody! And congratulations to those of you who are graduating!

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New Stuff Tuesday – April 25, 2017

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age book jacket

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age

Scientific Habits of Mind
by David J. Helfand
Q172.5.E77 H45 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Increasingly over the last few years, fake new and pseudoscience have been in the forefront of our lives. However, this is not a new phenomenon; it has been around for decades if not longer. How can we figure out the truth?

Helfand has had a lengthy and illustrious career in astronomy at Columbia University and here uses his vast knowledge of the scientific process and scientific thinking to help people find good information in the sea of misinformation that surrounds us by using quantitative reasoning. Centuries ago it could take decades to be come an expert on a topic, but now Internet search engines can find answers to questions in mere seconds. People have answers, but might not be experts. We need to think rationally about what we read in order to make informed decisions. In this book Helfand’s goal is to “equip you for this task by cultivating those habits of mind,” using language and logic to help us understand numbers, graphs, and probability, which will ease us through the process. His context includes a variety of disciplines, so you will see relevance to your own life. The core of this book comes from an online text he has used for around 15 years at Columbia titled “Scientific Habits of Mind.”

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Money Smart Week 2017

Money Smart Week is all about helping you take charge of your personal finances! Here’s the full schedule of UW-Whitewater events:

Mon., Apr. 24, 2-4pm — Download a FREE financial literacy app and get your questions answered by a UW Credit Union representative.  Library entrance.

Tues., Apr. 25, 10:30-11:30am — an event for Education majors especially to observe and ask questions about teaching financial literacy to young children — Jenni Guenther, EarlyStart=MoneySmart program director, will present a storytime for young children, then do Q&A’s.  Children’s collection, Library. Money Smart Week logo
11:30am-2pm — all students are welcome to paint a piggy or owl bank, FREE!  Library entrance.

Weds., Apr. 26, 11am-2pm — get a FREE copy of your credit report and credit consultation by UWCU.  Library entrance.

Thurs., Apr. 27, 10:30am-12:30pm — Q&A’s with UWW Finance MBA, Christian Albouras, especially for Business students.  Hyland Hall lobby.
1pm — lunch’n’learn about your credit report and personal finances with Christian, HH 4304. See more info on the Business blog.

Fri., Apr. 28, 11am-1pm — for Faculty and Staff — Q&A’s with UWCU, Wisconsin Retirement System, 403(b) providers TIAA and T Rowe Price, and WI Deferred Compensation representatives.  Library entrance.

Money Smart Week logo

While you’re here, check out our many displays around the library with financial literacy materials — all are available for checkout.  And Andersen Library’s guide to Financial Literacy provides some great resources, weblinks, and tools that help you cover all the basics.

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Tornadoes and Other Severe Weather

Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2017, and the State will conduct a tornado drill on Thurs., Apr. 20. What should you know? ReadyWisconsin, an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management, can help! Here are links to some of the informational web pages it provides:
web page from National Weather Service

EVERYONE should be prepared in the event of severe weather. It could save your life! Information distributed by the campus Police reported that

  • “Last year in Wisconsin, six people were killed as a result of flooding.”
  • “In an average year, lightning kills nearly 50 people in the U.S. Since 2005, lightning has killed eight people and injured at least 30 in Wisconsin.”
  • “Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year…” “peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August…” and tornadoes “can occur any time during day or night, but are most frequent between 4 pm and 9 pm.”
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New Stuff Tuesday — April 18, 2017

book cover image for The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking
by Brooke Borel
ZA3075 .B67 2016
Reference Collection, 2nd floor

“If journalism is a cornerstone of democracy, then fact-checking is its building inspector,” claims Brooke Borel in her comprehensive and highly readable guide to fact-checking in the media. Although the processes of fact-checking differs depending on the types of information being checked (numbers, quotes, historical events, or anonymous sources, for example), Borel lays out the basics of why fact-checking is so important and how to begin the process. This book contains great information for both journalism and communication students but also for anyone interested in how the media works.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is intended to “raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.”

It’s up to all of us to promote a safe campus community! You can read the campus Sexual Misconduct Policy and find links to support resources and reporting information at http://www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information. The Title IX training I took recently said that “Research suggests that college students are particularly vulnerable to many forms of sexual violence.” and “College-age women experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault of any other age group.” Even one incident is unacceptable!

UWW is hosting several Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, including:

  • Apr. 20 (Thurs) 5-6:30pm: Survival Mindset Workshop, Esker Hall 108
  • Apr. 26 (Wed) all day: Denim Day
  • Apr. 27 (Fri) 6:30pm: Take Back the Night, Esker Hall 108
  • Apr. 30 (Sun) 1-3:30pm: Survival Mindset Workshop, Esker Hall 108
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Andersen Library can help you learn more, with books such as Campus sexual assault: College women respond (online via Project MUSE), DVDs such as Understanding sexual assault, legal consent, and bystander intervention (2nd-floor Academic DVDs, HQ35.2 .U64 2012), and government information such as the Congressional committee hearing Preventing and responding to sexual assault on college campuses (online). See additional government online information, such as Sexual assault on campus (U.S. Dept. of Justice), Sexual violence on campus: Strategies for prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Sexual assault prevention (Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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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Earth Week 2017

banner for Earth Week 2017 at UW-WhitewaterUW-Whitewater will observe Earth Week (April 17-22) with a variety of events. Please visit the Earth Week web page for more information, or for contact information if events require registration.

  • Mon., Apr. 17
    • Campus Garden Preview and Greenhouse Tour (noon-1pm, Upham Greenhouse
    • Ben Hewitt talks about “Growing a local food system: Local food as economic driver and local nourishment” (7pm, Young Auditorium)
  • Tues., Apr. 18
    • Campus Sustainability Walking Tour (noon-1pm, meet in Hyland Hall atrium to start)
    • Water Action Volunteers – Whitewater Creek Stream Monitoring (3-5pm, advance registration required)
    • Film Showing and Panel Discussion: Just Eat It (5-7pm, Hyland Hall 1311)
  • Wed., Apr. 19
    • UW-Whitewater Eco-Fair (11am-3pm, UC Hamilton Room)
    • Tar Sands Rally (11am-2pm, UC)
    • Campus Garden Preview and Greenhouse Tour (3-4pm, Upham Greenhouse)
    • “Green Tank” Elevator Pitch Competition (4-5:30pm, Hyland Timmerman Auditorium, Note: Competition participants have been selected, but attend this event to hear the finalists’ pitches!)
    • James Gordon, Musician Performance (4:30-6:30pm, UC Summers Auditorium)
  • Thurs., Apr. 20
    • Science Outreach Earth Week Activities (10am-2pm, UC 2nd floor, email ahead to volunteer) and Birds of Prey Presentations (10am, 11am, and 12:30pm in UC266)
    • Scaling Our Consumption (10am-2pm, South end of UC)
    • Water Action Volunteers – Bluff Creek Stream Monitoring (4-6pm, advance registration required)
  • Fri., Apr. 21
    • Fruit Tree Planting Event – weather permitting (10am-noon, Hillside along Lauderdale Drive near Wells Hall, email ahead to volunteer)
    • Campus Sustainability Walking Tour (noon-1pm, meet in Hyland Hall atrium to start)
    • Make a Difference Day (various times and projects, register head to participate)
  • Sat., Apr. 22
    • Whitewater Creek Stream Cleanup (10am-noon, meeting at Whitewater Creek Nature Area)

If you want to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Resources on food waste, as an example, include books such as Freegans: Diving into the wealth of food waste in America (3rd-floor Main Collection, HD9975.U52 B27 2016), Congressional committee hearings such as Food waste from field to table (online), and articles such as “Food waste minimization from a life-cycle perspective” (Journal of Environmental Management, 2015, vol.147, pp.219-226). There also are web sites such as “Sustainable management of food basics” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And, if you can’t make the screening of Just Eat It, a DVD is available from other UW campus libraries via the free UW Request service (items arrive in 2-5 weekdays).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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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