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Critical Issues Program Releases Preliminary Results of “Defining Critical Issues” Survey

NRL News - Wed, 2013-12-04 10:13

The Critical Issues program, part of the American Geosciences
Institute’s (AGI’s) Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding,
has just released the preliminary results of the “Defining Critical Issues”
survey which can be accessed from the Critical Issues program website.

The majority of responses to the web-based survey were from geoscientists in the
post-secondary academic sector. The most frequently
mentioned critical issues were climate change, water, energy, environment,
natural hazards, economics, and issues associated with agriculture, food, and
soils. When asked to select the highest priority issues, all cohorts chose
climate change. Those who described themselves as geoscientists, public, or
“other” chose water as the second priority issue, while decision makers
considered human population growth to be the second highest priority.

The aim of the web-based survey is to understand how the decision-making
community, geoscience community, and the public define the term “critical
issue,” as well as which critical issues are of top concern to each community.
The survey is deliberately short, broad, and unstructured in order to capture a
wide range of responses. The survey, which was launched on November 5, 2013,
will officially close on December 31, 2013, and a final report will be published
in January 2014. The Critical Issues program especially seeks additional input
from members of the public and decision-making community. The survey can be
accessed here.

Hunt Library robot named for former presidential press secretary, N&O editor

“In memory of Jonathan Worth Daniels”

Jonathan Worth Daniels

“I was a terrible strain on the library—I did much more reading outside of class than inside.”  So claimed Jonathan Worth Daniels (1902-1981) in an oral history recorded at the University of North Carolina in 1977.

If the statement is a true one—hardly a given to anyone acquainted with Mr. Daniels’ usual wit—it certainly would not be the first time that the treasures in a good university library set a bright person on a great path.  White House press secretary to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, long-time editor and publisher of The News & Observer, and author of twenty-one novels and books of history and cultural criticism, Jonathan Daniels left a strong legacy of tough-minded, progressive work that any library would be proud to claim.

The Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation has made that legacy part of the Hunt Library by naming one of the four robots in the bookBot in memory of Jonathan Daniels, who served as president of the Friends of the Library in 1967-68.

Frank Daniels, Jr.—Jonathan Daniels’ nephew, 2012 North Carolinian of the Year, and himself a long-time N&O editor and force in the economic and cultural life of North Carolina—explained the thinking of the Foundation as they chose to honor his uncle:

Our principal thrust is in education, and we primarily give in eastern North Carolina and the Triangle.  I knew we wanted to give to the Hunt Library; my uncle Jonathan was always involved with the libraries at NC State.  And I was fascinated by the bookBot. It’s just the sort of innovative technology that should be strongly associated with our engineering school.

Frank Daniels, Jr. honors his uncle with Hunt Library robot

Citing the boon a great university is to the economy of a community, especially if the school is located in a state capital, Daniels sees the Hunt Library as an especially effective way to raise the profile of the College of Engineering:  “we need to do what needs to be done to accomplish that.”

Asked what his uncle’s response to the library might have been if he had been around for the Hunt Library opening, Frank Daniels, Jr. concluded: “Well, his first reaction to this grand building would have been to make a smart aleck comment to bring folks down to earth. But then he would have had something to say about how the building uplifts Centennial Campus and provides a center for it, how it is almost like the sun with its planets and satellites surrounding it—a point of inspiration.”

Jonathan Worth Daniels was named in honor of his grandfather, Jonathan Worth, North Carolina governor from 1865-1868.  His father, Josephus Daniels, was editor and publisher of the N&O, which he acquired in 1894, as well as Woodrow Wilson’s Secretary of the Navy during World War I and United States Ambassador to Mexico during the Roosevelt administration.

In addition to editing the N&O, serving in a number of positions during the New Deal era, and gaining a national reputation as writer and historian, Jonathan Worth Daniels wrote for Fortune magazine, published a weekly column in The Nation, won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and served on the United Nations Subcommission for the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities.

Hunt Library featured in “Year in Architecture 2013″

Citing the Hunt Library as setting “a new benchmark for access to immersive technologies,” Library Journal features Robot Alley in its 2013 “Year in Architecture” issue.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video trial

NRL News - Wed, 2013-11-13 11:41

The NCSU Libraries has a trial to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video until December 30. Please take a look and let us know if this product interests you.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more. Developed through an exclusive partnership with Healthy Learning, the world’s leading producer of sports medicine videos, the collection features an array of internationally renowned physicians, exercise scientists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered dieticians, sport psychologists, personal trainers, and health/wellness experts who share information, ideas, and insights on the principles, techniques, and modalities of modern exercise science and sports medicine.

Please send your comments and feedback on this product to Karen Ciccone.

New books received in August and September

Design Library News - Thu, 2013-10-24 13:14

GT897.P27513 2012  Paris Haute Couture

GT2130.S638 2012  Shoe Obsession

GT6720.I78 2013  Artist/Rebel/Dandy : men of fashion

GV1469.15.A78 2013  The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

GV1469.15.R53 2013  The Art of Dead Space

GV1469.25.S75 S75 2012  Starcraft II : heart of the swarm

GV1469.25.S75 S755 2010 Starcraft II : wings of liberty

GV1469.37.A64 2013  The Art of Remember Me

N6494.F6 F67 2012  Art Without Artists

NA680.N46 2013  New Attitudes : designing in times of transformation

NA736.C377 2013  Architects from A to Z

NA737.M21675 A84 2013  The Architecture of Maritz & Young : exceptional historic homes of St. Louis

NA1273.S33 A4 2013  Todd Saunders : architecture in northern landscapes

NA1565.C467 2013  Architecture and Urbanism in Modern Korea

NA1995.L45 2013  Architect? : a candid guide to the profession

NA2540.M66 2014  Questioning Architectural Judgment : the problem of codes in the United States

NA2543.A58 M35 2013  New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

NA2543.B84 M37 2013  Mass Customization and Personalization in Architecture and Construction

NA2543.B84 W34 2013  An Architecture of Parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970

NA2543.N38 L66 2013  Architecture and Urban Spaces in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city

NA2543.R37 C64 2013  Building Apartheid : on architecture and order in Imperial Capetown

NA2543.S6 A5272 2013  Architecture and Capitalism : 1845 to the present

NA2543.T43 P7613X 2013  Product Development and Architecture : visions, methods, innovations

NA2543.Y6 P43 2009  Design Dossier : architecture for kids

NA2543.3.A698 2013  Architecture and Energy : performance and style

NA2750.C653 2013  The Collaborators : interactions in the architectural design process

NA2850.D47X 2013  Designing Interior Architecture : concept, typology, material, construction

NA5256.B3 B87 2013  Baja California Missions

NA6212.S65 2013  Pedestrian Modern : shopping and American architecture, 1925-1956

NA6230.H528 2012  High-rise and the Sustainable City

NA6234.G72 I67x 2013  Willis Faber & Dumas Headquarters

NA7574 A16 2006   50 + Vacation Homes

NA9053.H76 E95 2013   Measuring Urban Design : metrics for livable places

NA9053.S6 A76 2013  The Spaces of the Hospital : spatiality and urban change in London 1680-1820

NA9330.U6 W56 2013  Sculpting Doughboys : memory, gender, and taste in America’s World War I memorials

NA9347.C66 2013  Commemoration in America : essays on monuments, memorialization, and memory

NC980.5.S732 A4 2011  Structura 2 : the art of Sparth

NC1000.P43 2010  Design Dossier : graphic design for kids

NC1002.A78 I587 2912  Introducing : Culture Identities : design for museums, theaters, and cultural institutions

NC1002.L63 N47 2012  Dynamic Identities : how to create a living brand

NC1002.S54 K55X 2013  Spatial Orientation

NC1806.9.F478  2012  23rd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont

NC1883.J25 A43 2011  The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records

ND237.P73 S78 2013  Pollock : one : number 31, 1950

PN1997.S6163 K38 2012  The Fairest One of All

PN1997.2.E49 S25 2013  Elysium : the art of the film

PN1997.2.I763 J38 2013  The Art of Iron Man 3

PN1997.2.P398 P398 2001  Playtime (dvd)

SB407.H53 2013  Tropical Plant Resource

SB470.K58 A3 2013  Peter Kluska : landscape architecture

SB472.L365 2013  Landscape Infrastructure

SB473.4.M69 2013  The Landscape Lighting Book (3rd edition)

T385.D68795 2013  Dosch Viz-images : best agers – travel

T385.D69335 2013  Dosch Viz-images : bird’s eye people – business

T385.L663 2012  Solidworks 2012 Advanced (dvd)

T385.W37 2012  Learning Autodesk Inventor 2013 (dvd)

TA664.F59 2013  Flexible Composite Materials : in architecture, construction and interiors

TH880.G737 2011  Green Buildings and LEED Core Concepts

TH880.U84 2009  USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide

TH1421.M556 2013  Building with Earth : design and technology of a sustainable architecture

TJ163.5.B84 R529 2013  Energy Efficiency Refurbishments : principles, details, examples

TR897.7.N45 2012  Learning Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 (dvd)

TS171.A1 R44 2012-2013  Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook 2012/2013

TS171.N49 2013  Experience Design : a framework for integrating brand, experience, and value

TT680.D56 2013  Dior Impressions

TT854.5.J644 2013  Color By Accident : exploring low-water immersion dyeing (dvd)

Z246.W357 L69 2013  Printer’s Devil : the life and work of Frederic Warde

Z253.532.A34 C65 2013  Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6

Choose Your Own Adventure at Places & Spaces Exhibit

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-10-15 14:53

Select maps using the iPad

We are happy to announce the opening of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. In collaboration with Indiana University, NCSU Libraries invites you to browse a collection of some of the most important scientific visualizations ever produced. Visitors to the exhibit can use an iPad to choose from 80 powerful examples of knowledge domain mapping, novel location-based cartographies, data visualizations, and science-inspired art works.

The exhibit runs now through October 27th, and is featured in the iPearl Immersion Theater on the second floor of the Hunt Library.

Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell fascinating stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate. Inspiration is waiting for you at the Hunt Library!

Fall Special : Special Collections visits the Design Library!

Design Library News - Tue, 2013-10-15 11:14

October 16, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, Brooks Hall

The Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries will continue its biannual tradition of a “Show-and-Tell” event at the Design Library with its “Fall Special” on Wednesday, October 16. This is an exciting opportunity to see a sampling of Special Collections materials of special interest to those at the College of Design. The items on display will include rare books, architectural drawings, and other materials from our collections in Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic Design, and Landscape Architecture. Please come by during our open hours to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to examine these unique items from the Special Collections Research Center.

Admission Information:  Free and open to the public.

Contact Name:  Gwynn Thayer

Contact Phone:  (919) 513-3315

Contact Email:  gathayer@ncsu.edu