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Fabien Cousteau to Speak at NC State on April 6

NRL News - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:15

Ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau is coming to NC State! The grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau and star of the acclaimed PBS Series, Ocean Adventures, will be delivering the 2015 Harrelson Lecture on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Talley Student Union ballroom. Among Cousteau’s most recent exploits is Mission31, a 31-day underwater stay to research how climate change and pollution are affecting the oceans, which he described in a TEDGlobal talk in October 2014.
Many thanks to the university community for enthusiastically weighing in on Cousteau’s lecture topic via online voting that ended on Friday, February 27.  And the winner is… Oasis In Space: The Great Ocean Adventure

In order to understand future marine discoveries, we must first look back to the origins of modern ocean exploration. Environmental advocate Fabien Cousteau takes audiences on a three-generation journey of contemporary ocean exploration, starting with his grandfather’s first fin steps diving into the “Silent World”, underwater camera housings, and subaquatic habitats. Fabien also shares awe-inspiring stories from his family’s legendary adventures.

The Harrelson Lecture was established in 1961 with a bequest by the late Col. John Harrelson, NC State’s first chancellor and seventh chief executive.  Two-time presidential nominee and U.N. ambassador Adlai Stevenson gave the first Harrelson Lecture on March 7, 1962.  Other prominent lecturers include former President Bill Clinton (2009), civil rights activist Julian Bond (1999) and composer Aaron Copland (1976). The Harrelson Lecture is free and open to the public.

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Debra L. Currie

Chair, University Standing Committee on Harrelson Fund

February 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Wed, 2015-03-04 14:39

February 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for February 2015 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 7-14)

VetMed News - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:02

The Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) will be open regular hours during the NCSU spring break.  VML regular hours are:

  • Mar 7: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 8: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mar 9-12: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 13: Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 14: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm

On Monday, March 16, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 16-21. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/vetmed/general for VML hours.

The D. H. Hill Library, James B. Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library and Design Library will have shortened hours during the NCSU Campus Spring Break (March 7-14).  See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Dr. Russell Flinchum’s Design Classes Study the Martha Scotford Collection

Design Library News - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:42

Professor Russell Flinchum’s two Design classes recently worked with the Special Collections Research Center to study the materials in the Martha Scotford Research and Study Collection on Graphic Design. This collection was featured in a previous blog posted in Spring 2014.

The students in Flinchum’s two Design courses examined a few highlights from the collection, including materials created by Alex Steinweiss during the 1940s and 1950s. Hired by Columbia Records in 1939, Steinweiss was a record album designer who replaced featureless paper covers with poster-like images designed for display.

Another popular item was a series of colorful publications from Mohawk Paper Mills and the Pushpin Group that surveyed historic design styles, including Jugendstil, Paris Deco, Streamline, De Stijl, and Bauhaus.

These items, as well as other original materials relating to architecture, landscape architecture, and design will be featured on March 27, 2015, at our biannual Special Collections “Show and Tell” at the Belk Rotunda at the College of Design from 11 am to 1 pm. Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming event!

Libraries offers Audio and Video Workshops

Design Library News - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32

Basics of Audio Recording
Learn how to record audio and become familiar with production equipment through hands-on practice in these interactive workshops. Use GarageBand to learn the basics of voice recording, MIDI controller interfaces, audio editing, multitrack recording, and powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities available in the library. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to learn more about library spaces.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Media Production Studio 4215): 2/26, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

Video Production and Editing Basics
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You’ll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding. By shooting video and editing, you will complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Fishbowl Seminar Room): 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/134/27

Libraries offers Audio and Video Workshops

NRL News - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32

Basics of Audio Recording
Learn how to record audio and become familiar with production equipment through hands-on practice in these interactive workshops. Use GarageBand to learn the basics of voice recording, MIDI controller interfaces, audio editing, multitrack recording, and powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities available in the library. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to learn more about library spaces.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Media Production Studio 4215): 2/26, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

Video Production and Editing Basics
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You’ll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding. By shooting video and editing, you will complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Fishbowl Seminar Room): 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/134/27

Libraries offers Audio and Video Workshops

VetMed News - Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32

Basics of Audio Recording
Learn how to record audio in these interactive workshops. Through hands-on practice you’ll become familiar with the equipment. Use GarageBand to learn the basics of voice recording. We will also review the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, and the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Media Production Studio 4215): 2/26, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

Video Production and Editing Basics
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You’ll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding. By shooting video and editing, you will complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Fishbowl Seminar Room): 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/134/27

NCSU Libraries Evening Events Cancelled

Design Library News - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:45

Due to impending inclement weather, the NCSU Libraries has cancelled the following evening events for Monday, February 16, 2015.

  • Virtual MLK event, 7PM, Teaching and Visualization Lab, The Hunt Library.  This event will take place next Monday, February 23rd at 7PM.
  • D-I-WISE workshop, 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Assembly Room, Multimedia Seminar Center, D. H. Hill Library.

Please visit the NCSU Libraries website for further updates and information on when these events will be rescheduled. The university’s inclement weather statement can be found at this link.

NCSU Libraries Evening Events Cancelled

NRL News - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:45

Due to impending inclement weather, the NCSU Libraries has cancelled the following evening events for Monday, February 16, 2015.

  • Virtual MLK event, 7PM, Teaching and Visualization Lab, The Hunt Library.  This event will take place next Monday, February 23rd at 7PM.
  • D-I-WISE workshop, 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Assembly Room, Multimedia Seminar Center, D. H. Hill Library.

Please visit the NCSU Libraries website for further updates and information on when these events will be rescheduled. The university’s inclement weather statement can be found at this link.

NCSU Libraries Evening Events Cancelled

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:45

Due to impending inclement weather, the NCSU Libraries has cancelled the following evening events for Monday, February 16, 2015.

  • Virtual MLK event, 7PM, Teaching and Visualization Lab, The Hunt Library.  This event will take place next Monday, February 23rd at 7PM.
  • D-I-WISE workshop, 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Assembly Room, Multimedia Seminar Center, D. H. Hill Library.

Please visit the NCSU Libraries website for further updates and information on when these events will be rescheduled. The university’s inclement weather statement can be found at this link.

Professor Meredith Davis: Design Education Leader

Design Library News - Mon, 2015-02-16 08:46

Davis designed this poster and others for the Virginia/North Carolina Power Company's Safety Series.

When asked about design education, Professor Meredith J. Davis is not one to mince words. As she once said in an interview for ID magazine, “One of the things missing in most foundation [design] programs is the development of an attitude of inquiry. We give students these lifeless exercises as though they were real problem-solving activities… We fail to link these abstractions to reality because the real world is messy and ugly and doesn’t fit the formal considerations we’re interested in.”

Yet, Davis has not let the messiness of the world stand in her way of improving design education, and her efforts are well documented in the NCSU Special Collections Research Center’s recently processed collection, the Meredith Davis Papers, 1975-2014. Davis taught for over a decade at Virginia Commonwealth University before coming to NC State in 1989. She has been here ever since, serving for ten years as the chair of the Department of Graphic Design (now the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design), and four years as head of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Design program.

In fact, Davis was one of the early advocates of Ph.D. programs in design. As she stated in another interview for ID magazine, “One of the characteristics that distinguish a profession from a trade is a segment of practice devoted exclusively to research. Design is now developing such practices, and there are students for whom this kind of work is very appealing.”  In her former roles as the president of the American Center for Design and the founding president of the Graphic Design Education Association, Davis led national efforts to promote more Ph.D. programs in design.

Meredith Davis designed "In Bondage and Freedom," an exhibition catalog, for the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA.

Apart from higher education, Davis is also interested in the ways in which design can be used in educational reform efforts in K-12 schools, and the relationship between design and cognition. The Meredith Davis Papers contain examples of Davis’s published research on these topics, as well as presentation materials from the more than 140 lectures she has delivered nationally and internationally during her career. The collection also features the two interviews cited here and samples of Davis’s design work from the 1980s when she was principal in the graphic design firm, Communication Design. Many of Davis’s designs, including the safety brochure series for the Virginia/North Carolina Company (see above), have won awards on the national and international levels. The Meredith Davis Papers contain a number of these awards as well.

For all of her hard work, however, Davis does not appear to be stopping any time soon. She is contributing chapters to several graphic design textbooks that will be released in 2015, and she is currently under contract for a new book of her own that will be released in 2016. For now, though, researchers interested in her work and career can view the online finding aid for the Meredith Davis Papers here, or contact the Special Collections Research Center staff for more information.

Photography Workshops

Design Library News - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:36
Back by popular demand, NCSU Libraries is offering a series of Photography workshops this Spring Semester 2015. Join us for one or several of these sessions and have fun while learning to take better pictures!

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
You have your pictures. Now what?! In this workshop, you will learn to “fix” or enhance the already captured image. We will provide you with some basic tools to make okay photos good and good photos great! This class is for beginners as well as those completely new to digital photo editing. Space is limited.

6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 / Creativity Studio, (4th Floor) Hunt Library

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/photoshopworkshop

CENTENNIAL STROLL: PHOTOWALK
Not going anywhere for Spring Holiday this year? Looking for something fun and exciting to do on Friday? Join us in exploring Centennial Campus with DSLR cameras in hand! We will take photos as we walk capturing the beauty and interesting natural features of this campus. The last hour will be spent sharing images. This event is for all skill levels, from beginner to serious hobbyist. Space is limited.

2 – 5 p.m., Friday, April 3 / Centennial Campus

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/spring2015_photowalk1

PLAYDATE AT PULLEN: PHOTOWALK
Remember when you were a kid how much fun fieldtrips used to be? Bring back that excitement! Sign your own permission slip and join us for a Saturday afternoon at Pullen Amusement Park. Pullen Park is the 5th oldest amusement park in the U.S. We will use DSLR’s to capture the wonders and beautiful design features of this historic site, which include a carousel, pedal boats and even a mini-train ride. The last hour will be spent sharing images. This event is for all skill levels, from beginner to serious hobbyist. Space is limited.

1 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11 / Pullen Park (Raleigh, NC)

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/spring2015_photowalk2

Photography Workshops

NRL News - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:36
Back by popular demand, NCSU Libraries is offering a series of Photography workshops this Spring Semester 2015. Join us for one or several of these sessions and have fun while learning to take better pictures!

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
You have your pictures. Now what?! In this workshop, you will learn to “fix” or enhance the already captured image. We will provide you with some basic tools to make okay photos good and good photos great! This class is for beginners as well as those completely new to digital photo editing. Space is limited.

6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 / Creativity Studio, (4th Floor) Hunt Library

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/photoshopworkshop

CENTENNIAL STROLL: PHOTOWALK
Not going anywhere for Spring Holiday this year? Looking for something fun and exciting to do on Friday? Join us in exploring Centennial Campus with DSLR cameras in hand! We will take photos as we walk capturing the beauty and interesting natural features of this campus. The last hour will be spent sharing images. This event is for all skill levels, from beginner to serious hobbyist. Space is limited.

2 – 5 p.m., Friday, April 3 / Centennial Campus

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/spring2015_photowalk1

PLAYDATE AT PULLEN: PHOTOWALK
Remember when you were a kid how much fun fieldtrips used to be? Bring back that excitement! Sign your own permission slip and join us for a Saturday afternoon at Pullen Amusement Park. Pullen Park is the 5th oldest amusement park in the U.S. We will use DSLR’s to capture the wonders and beautiful design features of this historic site, which include a carousel, pedal boats and even a mini-train ride. The last hour will be spent sharing images. This event is for all skill levels, from beginner to serious hobbyist. Space is limited.

1 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11 / Pullen Park (Raleigh, NC)

Register at: http://go.ncsu.edu/spring2015_photowalk2

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