UW-W History alumna’s article in Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Wisconsin Magazine of History‘s Winter 2014-2015 issue features the article “The farm at Ten Chimneys: A closer look at the home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne” (pp.38-49), written by Erika Laabs, who received her bachelor’s degree in history from UW-Whitewater and now works as a preservationist for Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, WI.

Ten Chimneys is a National Historic Landmark, but as Laabs’ article reveals, it was a beloved retreat and a working farm for the Tony and Emmy Award-winning couple. Milwaukee native Alfred Lunt died in 1977, while Lynn Fontanne remained at Ten Chimneys until her death in 1983. The estate opened to the public in 2003, and is both a museum and a resource for theatre. It provides events such as play readings and an annual master class and retreat for promising regional theatre actors from across the country.

Design for Living book coverWould you like to learn more? Andersen Library has resources such as these books: Stagestruck: The romance of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2287 .L8 Z6 [1965]), The fabulous Lunts: A biography of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2287 .L8 B76 1986), Design for living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A biography (1st-floor Special Collections, PN2287.L8 P48 2003), and The Lunts: An illustrated study of their work, with a list of their appearances on stage and screen (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2287 .L8 F7 1958). Articles that are available include “Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: The acting couple’s Ten Chimneys retreat in Wisconsin” (Architectural Digest, 1995, vol.52:no.11, pp.228-233 — available in print in Andersen Library’s 1st-floor bound periodicals with the photographs accompanying the article), and “Alfred, Lynn, and GBS” (Independent Shavian, 2003, vol.41:no.2/3, pp.31-38).

These resources are just a sample of the many, many others available. Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional resources.

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Global Cafe – Scotland, Spain, and Jamaica

Would you like to know more about Scotland, Spain, and Jamaica? You’re in luck! There’s a Global Café on Wed., Feb. 18, from 5-6 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom (UC 275A). Presentations at Global Cafes are given by international, travel study and study abroad students.

image of world with caption listing two databases of country informationAndersen Library has resources too: Books such as Culture shock! Scotland (3rd-floor Main Collection, DA870 .G73 2001), Culture and customs of Spain (online), and Jamaica (3rd-floor Main Collection, F1874 .D38 2011). Also check out ebooks like Countries and Their Cultures (online or print in 2nd-floor Reference Collection, GN307 .C68 2001) or the databases Global Road Warrior! The Ultimate Guide to the World and Europa World Plus database. There are more links to resources and search tips for getting information on countries on a Library guide.

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional information.

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 17, 2015

The Value of the Humanities

American Railroads: decline and renaissance in the twentieth century
by Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer
HE2751 .G337 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor

This work on America’s Railroad systems by Gallamore and Meyer paints a roller coaster ride that is the history of this transportation method. Throughout the 20th century, a reader sees the picture of an industry in stark decline. It is only by sweeping reform action by Congress that our nations’s railroads were able to be saved from near extinction in 1970. The reinvention of the railroad in the later half of the century leaves the reader with hope for the future of this industry. This is an excellent book that tells more than just the history of railroads, but a history of how American economics and business and unfolded in the twentieth century.

Interested in local history? Read about the history of railroads in Whitewater by the Whitewater Historical Society.

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Dog Days in Andersen Library

photo of therapy dogOh, those lovely pet therapy dogs who visit us in Andersen Library, always happy to see us. When can we see them again? Here’s a list of the days we expect to have dogs in Andersen Library (in front of the the Circulation Desk) from noon-2pm:

  • Feb. 17 – Tuesday
  • Feb. 23 – Monday
  • Mar. 3 – Tuesday
  • Mar. 9 – Monday
  • Mar. 17 – Tuesday

Woof! (I think that’s dog for ‘Can’t wait to meet you!’)

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It’s On Us…

It’s on us to make sure UW-Whitewater is a community in which everyone is safe and supported. Watch the video, share it with your friends, and let’s work together to eliminate sexual assault from our campus.
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Andersen Library can help you learn more. Library resources include books such as these:cover of May I Kiss You?

  • Not alone: The first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault (online federal document),
  • May I kiss you?: A candid look at dating, communication, respect & sexual assault awareness (3rd-floor Main Collection, HV6558 .D65 2003),
  • Voices of courage: Inspiration from survivors of sexual assault (3rd-floor Main Collection, HV6556 .V65 2005),
  • Intimate betrayal: Domestic violence in lesbian relationships (3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ75.5 .I575 2001),
  • The date rape prevention book: The essential guide for girls & women (3rd-floor Main Collection, HV6561 .L56 2000),
  • Fearless: The complete personal safety guide for women (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV1111.5 .D36 2000), and
  • From hate crimes to human rights: A tribute to Matthew Shepard (3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ76.5 .F76 2001).

You also can find articles including:

These resources are just a sample of the many, many others available on these topics. Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional resources.

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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The Importance of Everything – Feb. 16

Dr. Mireya Mayor, Fulbright Scholar and National Science Foundation Fellow who appears as a featured host on Nat Geo (National Geographic) WILD network, will talk about The Importance of Everything: The Interconnectedness of Wildlife, Humankind, and Our Shared Habitat in Protecting the Planet on Mon., Feb. 16, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. This is part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series.

There are resources for learning more!

Andersen Library has ordered a copy of Mayor’s book about her life, Pink boots and a machete: My journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer, but pages from it can be previewed via Google Books. You also can read a bit about her experiences in her blog post, “Wild Nights in the Concrete Jungle” (Aug. 6, 2010).

Search article databases for articles on related topics such as “Lemur diversity in Madagascar” (International Journal of Primatology, 2008, vol.29:no.6, pp.1607-1656), “Connectedness and environmental behavior: Sense of interconnectedness and pro-environmental behavior” (International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2011, vol.30:no.1-2, pp.89-100), and “Students’ application of the concept of interdependence to the issue of preservation of species: Observations on the ability to generalize” (Journal of Research In Science Teaching, 1997, vol.34:no.8, pp.837-850. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199710)34:8<837::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-W).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional information.

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 10, 2015

Language Healers

Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho’
(Language Healers)
by Brian McDermott
PM206 .H43 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor

International Mother Language Day is February 21, just a week and a half away. This special day was proclaimed by UNESCO in November 1999, and has been observed every February since then in order to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

Multilingualism and other language issues are critical topics with global and local implications. Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho’ (Language Healers) is a new documentary about the importance of saving the remaining 139 Native American languages. Of these languages, according to UNESCO, more than half are at risk of going extinct in the next ten years. What can be done about this? The DVD is composed of several stirring parts dedicated to different Native languages, including Arapaho, Tlingit, Yuchi, and Yup’ik, and the hard working people who are trying to heal and save them right now. One part is also devoted to an indigenous language incident that began right here in Wisconsin just three years ago, when a young Menominee student was suspended for speaking her native language in class. Language Healers raises awareness of the issue of indigenous language loss and what is being done to heal it.

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Celebrate Darwin Day! Feb 12

Anneke Lisberg, Department of Biological Sciences, will talk about “The smell of success: Understanding chemical signals and competition in social mammals” in honor of Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday on Thurs., Feb. 12, 6:30-8pm in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium.

Darwin Day” is an event celebrated around the world to recognize the work of Charles Darwin, along with intellectual curiosity and scientific thinking in general. Resolutions to officially designate Feb. 12 as Darwin Day in the U.S. have been introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. Res. 66) and House of Representatives (H. Res. 67).

cover of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic AdaptationIntrigued and want to learn more? Consider these sources, merely a few among many: Pheromones and animal behaviour: Communication by smell and taste (ebook), “Sex-specific processing of social cues in the medial amygdala” (ELife, 2014, vol.3, doi:10.7554/eLife.02743), “Chemical signals ‘selected for’ newborns in mammals” (Animal Behaviour, 2014:Nov., vol.97:Spec. Iss. on Biochemistry & Animal Communication, pp.289–299, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.022), “Love is in the air: Sociality and pair bondedness influence sifaka reproductive signalling” (Animal Behaviour, 2014, vol.88, pp.147–156), Chemical communication: The language of pheromones (3rd-floor Main Collection, QP572.P47 A4 1992), “Wake up and smell the conflict: Odour signals in female competition” (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 2013, vol.368:no.1631, 20130082, doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0082), and Charles Darwin’s On the origin of species: A graphic adaptation (2nd-floor Graphic Novels, QH367 .K466 2009).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional materials.

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 3, 2015

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
by Helen Small
AZ103 .S63 2013
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor

Many college students majoring in one of the humanities have had to respond to the question, “What’s the point of a degree in __(Art History, English, Philosophy)__?” Helen Small answers this question while describing and analyzing the major arguments for the importance of the humanities in this important and closely-argued book. She reviews both historical and contemporary arguments for the value of fields such as literature, philosophy, and the arts. This is a great book for those looking for more depth in the public debate about what the humanities can teach us all.

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February 2015 – Book Sale

Valentine’s Day will be here in just a couple of weeks. Whether or not you have a sweetie, this is a great time to come to the library and treat yourself at the monthly book sale. There won’t be chocolaty goodness or heart shaped candies, but rather books or magazines for just $.25 each or $1 per bag. At this special sale we will have books on a wide variety of topics. The magazines are popular ones like Glamour, National Geographic, and People.

Come, experience the discount sale and take some books and magazines home with you.

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