main news rss feed A feed of the latest News Stories from The NC State University Libraries https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/category/main-news en Your campus, as seen in vintage films ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">The <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/series/av-geeks-at-the-hunt-library">A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library</a> series kicks off its fall 2019 slate of Friday night screenings with “Your University and You” on Friday, Aug. 23 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Hunt Library’s Teaching and Visualization Lab. Film archivist extraordinaire and NC State alumnus Skip Elsheimer joins forces with NC State librarians to present and discuss unusual and exemplary classroom instructional films, newsreels, and documentaries spanning the last 80 years.</p> <p dir="ltr">Events in this series are free and open to the public.</p> <p dir="ltr">“For the Fall 2020 semester, we are highlighting the unique expertise in the Libraries. Our diverse group of librarians features experts in subjects ranging from NC State history to fashion design and textiles, animal rights and welfare, and much more,” says Virginia Ferris, Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian. “Their knowledge will spark discussions of films from the A/V Geeks collection, as well as from the Libraries' University Archives.”</p> <p dir="ltr">For the first screening, Elsheimer has mined University Archives footage to take you back in time to explore the sights and sounds of NC State’s past. Subsequent screenings throughout the semester delve into animals, fashion, and—wait for it—libraries!</p> <p dir="ltr">The fall 2019 A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library series schedule is as follows:</p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, Aug. 23, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab<br /> “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/av-geeks-hunt-library-your-university-and-you">Your University and You</a>”<br /> <br /> Friday, Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab<br /> “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/av-geeks-hunt-library-animals-and-you">Animals and You</a>”</p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, Oct. 18, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab<br /> “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/av-geeks-hunt-library-fashion-and-you">Fashion and You</a>”<br /> <br /> Friday, Nov. 1, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab<br /> “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/av-geeks-hunt-library-you-your-library-and-you">You, Your Library, and You</a>” with Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Greg Raschke</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/your-campus-seen-vintage-films Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:43:37 EST 54663 Caring for the last white rhino ![CDATA[<p>How do you stop an extinction? Kifaru, a feature-length documentary that follows a rhino caretaker unit in Kenya, shows how excruciating it is to attempt to answer this question.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Global Film Series kicks off its fall 2019 season with a screening of Kifaru and a discussion with director and NC State alumnus David Hambridge, on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Witherspoon Student Center (2810 Cates Ave.) This event is free and open to the public, but please register <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-film-series-kifaru-tickets-64617486642">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Kifaru follows the lives of two young Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit—a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Spanning the course of the caretakers' first four years on the job, Kifaru allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers who witness extinction happening in real-time.</p> <p dir="ltr">Writing in <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/kifaru-slamdance-2019-1188231">Hollywood Reporter</a>, reviewer Justin Lowe says, “Kifaru, David Hambridge’s account of efforts to protect the only surviving northern white rhinos in the wild, arrives at a critical stage in the preservation of the species. Confronting the possibility of extinction through the eyes of a dedicated team assigned as Sudan’s caretakers adds another layer of urgency, transforming the film from competent conservation documentary into compelling real-life drama.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Following the screening, Hambridge will join Dr. Marsha Gordon from NC State's Film Studies Department for a question-and-answer discussion with the audience. To learn more about the film, read an NC State News interview with Hambridge <a href="https://news.chass.ncsu.edu/2019/08/13/how-i-think-and-do-filmmaker-david-hambridge/?utm_campaign=how-i-think-and-do&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=bulletin&amp;utm_content=hambridge-enterprise-bulletin&amp;utm_source=August+Bulletin+List&amp;utm_campaign=021ab35299-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_15_11_52&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_773c46d39a-021ab35299-103100321">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">This film is part of the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/series/global-film-series">Global Film Series</a>, co-presented by the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the NC State University Libraries. This screening is sponsored by NC State's Film Studies Department.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/caring-last-white-rhino Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:54:48 EST 54594 Foodie Friday: Curious Cookery of the 19th Century - "Good and Cheap" Vinegar; Early Nutrition Science ![CDATA[<p>In the early 19th century, people made at home items that today we usually buy at the store.&nbsp; Vinegar was one, and the October 1849 issue of <em>The Southern Planter</em> (p. 312) had a recipe for making it:&nbsp;</p> <p><em>To 8 gallons of clear rain water, add 3 quarts of molasses, turn the mixture into a clean tight cask, shake it well two or three times, and add 3 spoonfuls of good yeast, or 2 yeast cakes.&nbsp; Place the cask in a warm place, and in ten or fifteen days, add a sheet of common wrapping paper, smeared with molasses, and torn in narrow strips, and you will have good vinegar.&nbsp; The paper is necessary to form the 'mother' or life of the liquor.</em></p> <p>Perhaps the paper strips (on which "mother of vinegar" formed) was used to start additional batches.</p> <img alt="Vinegar recipe in The Southern Planter, Oct. 1849, p. 312." data-caption="Vinegar recipe in The Southern Planter, Oct. 1849, p. 312." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9ee588f3-954f-47a4-98c0-5e096457961a" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/s1_s6_v9_1849_oct_p312_cropped.jpg" /> <p>The same issue of <em>The Southern Planter</em> contained an article titled "Analysis of Food" that explains the chemical composition of plants and vegetables.&nbsp; After claiming that "there are sixty simple elements forming the great globe" (today we know it is much more), the author posed this question:&nbsp; "which of these are essential to our own material frames, and which plants supply?"&nbsp; The answer, according to the article, was fifteen:&nbsp; iron, manganese, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, flourine, carbon, silicon, sulphur, phosphorus, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen.&nbsp;</p> <p>The article then explained the complicated relationship of the chemistry of humans, plants, and the soil.&nbsp; After stating that "these elements do not all unite indiscriminately to form the various organs of our system," it shows how each "has its particular office and place."&nbsp; For example, "flourine helps especially to form the hard enamel of the teeth; and bones being white, are made chiefly of calcium or lime and magnesia."&nbsp;</p> <p>The article recognized it was more complex than that, because the elements must be "definitely united together in various compound bodies," such as albumen, fibrin, and "caeein" (casein?), which "have all been elaborated by the wonderful mechanism of vegetables, and yielded up as sacrifices to form and sustain the higher orders of creation[.]"&nbsp; Plants themselves are "fed" by the soil, which "must contain the fifteen simple elements above enumerated, and mingled together in due proportions."</p> <p>This could be considered an early recognition of the importance of nutrition science (and perhaps a subtle plug for the farmer's or planter's role):&nbsp; "From a view of such facts we are enabled to form some ideas of the chemistry of agriculture and vegetation, as the great and ultimate source of food for man."&nbsp; Nonetheless,the article calls for a further study of what today we know as nutrition (and agronomy), and that it requires "the largest acquisition of science, and the most delicate attention to minute particulars."&nbsp; The author concludes by asking "who does not see the importance of the subject?"</p> <img alt="Masthead of The Southern Planter, Oct. 1849" data-caption="Masthead of The Southern Planter, Oct. 1849." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4fa6f0e2-3695-466a-bd6b-e46ba852be31" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/s1_s6_v9_1849_oct_p289_cropped_1.jpg" /> <p>The <a href="https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010668999">Hathi trust has some years of The Southern Planter online</a>, but unfortunately not any from 1849.&nbsp; If you would like to review the <a href="https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU592081">original print version</a> for October 1849, please request an appointment to see it using the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">Special Collections online form</a> (please provide us with the call number:&nbsp; <span class="call-number">S1 .S6 v.9(1849).)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/foodie-friday-curious-cookery-19th-century-good-and-cheap-vinegar-early Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:49:54 EST 54525 Changes underway at the Creativity Studio ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">Exciting changes are coming to the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/creativity-studio">Creativity Studio</a> at the Hunt Library. Throughout the summer, the Libraries has been refreshing this high-tech space, including updates to the AV infrastructure with the addition of new HD laser projectors.</p> <p dir="ltr">The refreshed Creativity Studio is scheduled to reopen in early September.</p> <p dir="ltr">A rotating wall that had previously divided the space has been removed to increase the room’s overall capacity. Extraneous furniture and other hardware—extra projectors, lights, cameras, and LCD displays—have also been removed to increase the flexibility of the space and to make it easier to use. The studio has a new, unified room control panel as well.</p> <p dir="ltr">Located on Hunt’s fourth floor, the Creativity Studio is a flexible space that can be configured for a variety of teaching, learning, and collaborative activities. The south end features a single HD projector with a standard aspect ratio to support more common use cases (workshops, instruction, etc.). The north end features two HD laser projectors blended on a wide curved screen for more immersive experiences and presentations. Each wall has a high powered PC, but users can connect their own devices through HDMI or wireless presenters.&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more about the space, and reserve it for use, on our <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/creativity-studio">website</a>.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/changes-underway-creativity-studio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:21:45 EST 54592 Welcome, students! ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">The Libraries welcomes all new and returning students to the start of the fall 2019 semester! Look for our friendly librarians throughout <a href="https://newstudents.dasa.ncsu.edu/wolfpackwelcomeweek/">Wolfpack Welcome Week</a> as we help you get acquainted with our many services, events, workshops, and technologies.</p> <p dir="ltr">Visit our Libraries Information Booths in both the Hill and Hunt Libraries on Aug. 20, 21, 22 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Librarians will be on hand to introduce you to essential services and spaces provided by the Libraries and to help you connect your devices to the wireless network. We will also be printing student schedules for free!</p> <p dir="ltr">Our Libraries Welcome Week Scavenger Hunt is on Snapchat @ncsulibraries! Scattered around both Hill and Hunt Libraries are hidden Snapcodes. Scan them to reveal custom experiences that showcase different features of the Libraries. The first 25 students to track down all seven in either library win a prize. Send us your Snaps to submit your answers!</p> <p dir="ltr">Immerse yourself in NC State lore by dropping in at the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/nc-state-history-videorama-drop">NC State History Videorama</a> in the Teaching and Visualization Lab in the Hunt Library from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 19-23. Get to know some of NC State's history through films and photographs from the University Archives in this spectacular visualization space.</p> <p dir="ltr">The A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library, our fun and fabulous film series exploring unusual and exemplary classroom instructional films, newsreels, and documentaries spanning the last 80 years, kicks off the school year on Friday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab with a program lifted from the University Archives entitled “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/av-geeks-hunt-library-your-university-and-you">Your University and You</a>.”</p> <p dir="ltr">We'll also be out on Hillsborough Street at <a href="https://packapalooza.ncsu.edu/">Packapalooza</a> on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2-10 p.m. right near the Hill Library’s newly re-opened Hillsborough Street entrance with tattoos, house-made items from our own Makerspace, and other fun prizes.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hill/general">Fall semester hours</a> at both Hill and Hunt begin on Wednesday., Aug. 21:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Monday-Thursday: open 24 hours</li> <li>Friday: closes at 10 p.m.</li> <li>Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.</li> <li>Sunday: 9 a.m.-overnight</li> </ul> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/welcome-students Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:48:29 EST 54526 Student Spotlight: Angelique Marrero, Special Collections Desk Assistant ![CDATA[<p><em>The Special Collections Research Center blog series "Student Spotlight" features student employees who contribute to the work of the SCRC.&nbsp;<strong>Guest author Angelique Marrero</strong>, class of 2020, is an undergraduate NC State student majoring in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies in the <a href="https://ced.ncsu.edu/">College of Education</a>. Angelique has worked as a Student Desk Assistant in the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/special-collections-reading-room">Special Collections Reading Room</a> since January 2019.</em></p> <p><strong>Please describe in a sentence or two the work that you do in the Special Collections Research Center.</strong></p> <p>The work that I do in the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc">Special Collections Research Center</a> involves assisting researchers in the Reading Room with the materials they have ordered for their research. I also help process and organize the collections we receive.</p> <p><strong>What has been most interesting to you about your work?&nbsp; What new things have you learned? Have you made any surprising discoveries?</strong></p> <p>Through working at the Special Collection Research Center, I have had the opportunity to go through different types of projects that have shown me the various lenses through which we can view the past. The most interesting part of my work is unraveling the stories and patterns within a collection. For example, during the most recent project I worked on, "John Kessel Collection of Science Fiction Magazines",&nbsp;I learned a lot about the medium in which authors published their materials. There were many renowned authors in this collection who got their start in these magazines, authors like Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin, Isaac Asimov, and Ursula K. Le Guin. It was a very surprising collection!</p> <p><strong>If you met someone who was unfamiliar with archives and special collections, what would you want them to know? What should new researchers know about the work you do?</strong></p> <p>If I met someone new and unfamiliar with archives, I would encourage them to take a moment and find a collection they are interested in researching! I would show them how to use the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/">collection guides</a> and the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">request form</a> on the SCRC website. I would want them to know that while everything looks intimidating, it is also a lot of fun and they will learn a lot from using the materials.</p> <p><strong>What are you studying, and what do you hope to do in your future career?&nbsp; Has your work in the SCRC changed how you look at your studies or your future career plans in any way?</strong></p> <p>I am currently studying Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies. In my future career I hope to be a language arts teacher and in that role I want to inspire young adolescents to take pride in their education. Working at the SCRC has shown me the many avenues that we can learn in. A glimpse into history doesn’t have to be from a textbook. My time here and at NC State has shown me to be creative and open minded about the way I choose to teach.</p> <p><strong>Is there anything else you’d like to share about your work with the SCRC?</strong></p> <p>I would like to add that everyone here has been amazing to work with and I always enjoy coming to work at the SCRC! If anyone is curious about archives this is a great place to start!</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/student-spotlight-angelique-marrero-special-collections-desk-assistant Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:31:56 EST 54464 Libraries receives IMLS grant for Scholarly Communications Notebook ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">The <a href="https://www.imls.gov/">Institute of Museum and Library Services</a> (IMLS) has chosen NC State University to receive a 2019 National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program award for a Scholarly Communications Notebook (SCN)—an open educational resource index and repository that will serve as the location for an active, inclusive, empowered community of practice for teaching scholarly communications to emerging librarians.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Co-principal investigators on the project are Will Cross, director of the Copyright &amp; Digital Scholarship Center at the NC State University Libraries; Josh Bolick, scholarly communications librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries; and Maria Bonn, associate professor and MS/LIS program director at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.</p> <p dir="ltr">The project's investigators have a book forthcoming from <a href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications-statistics">ACRL Publications</a> intended to support education and training for scholarly communication librarianship. The SCN will complement this book with examples of more modular and focused content, such as case studies, exercises, videos, and games.</p> <p dir="ltr">“This project is a natural outgrowth of our work over the past two years on LIS+OER as well as a way to more fully embody our values of openness and open-enabled pedagogy,” Cross wrote in a recent <a href="https://lisoer.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2019/07/10/building-an-empowering-collaborative-and-just-architecture-for-learning-with-the-scholarly-communication-notebook/">blogpost</a>. “We hope that this project can open a door to the multiplicity of approaches and perspectives in the field as well as centering the dynamic and ongoing work of scholarly communication.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Initially, the partners will populate the SCN with content complementary to the open textbook already under development with ACRL. The openly-licensed textbook will provide a modular foundation for teaching scholarly communication. Throughout the latter half of 2019, a platform for the notebook will be established at an institution selected for its ability to support the platform and its users, as well as its commitment to long-term preservation and access.</p> <p dir="ltr">As 2020 begins, the SCN content will grow, developed by the grant PIs and solicited through a call for contributions from the community of scholarly communication librarianship. This first iteration of the SCN will be intended for initial testing and review as well as to provide models for further contributions. Year three will be dedicated to promulgation, assessment, and sustaining content recruitment to keep pace with shifts in this dynamic field.</p> <p dir="ltr">The IMLS grant (MS LG-36-19-0021-19) is in the amount of $247,128. Through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program, the IMLS awarded over $8 million to 36 projects this year.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. The IMLS advances, supports, and empowers America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Their vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit<a href="https://www.imls.gov/"> www.imls.gov</a> and follow them on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/USIMLS"> Facebook</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/us_imls">Twitter</a>.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/libraries-receives-imls-grant-scholarly-communications-notebook Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:13:14 EST 54439 Fabulous 50: Provost Harry Kelly Honored by Japanese Government ![CDATA[<p>During the summer of 1969, the Japanese government awarded NC State Provost<span><span><span><span><span><span> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/technician-v56n52-1976-02-04#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-678%2C5769%2C3333%2C1976">Harry Charles Kelly</a> with the Order of Sacred Treasure, the highest honor presented to non-Japanese nationals.&nbsp; The presentation occurred in Tokyo during a meeting of the U.S.-Japan Committee on Scientific Cooperation, which Kelly had chaired since 1961.&nbsp; Japanese officials indicated that Kelly's "profound understanding of Japanese science has been instrumental in the promotion of scientific cooperation between the two countries," and the official citation stated "the U.S.-Japan Science Program has produced and continues to produce important results in the areas of exchange of scientists; exchange of scientific and technical information; studies in earth science, space sciences, biology and others; and has greatly contributed towards the advancement of science in Japan." &nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>Kelly (1908-1976) was a physicist, educator, science administrator, and author.&nbsp; He studied physics at Lehigh University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then he became a college professor. In 1945, he accepted the position of Chief of Science and Technology for the U.S. Army's Special Projects Unit, and he was involved in the U.S. occupation of Japan after World War II.&nbsp; His work helped strengthen cooperative scientific ventures between Japan and the United States.&nbsp; Although hired to inform the U.S. government of Japan's alleged secret scientific advancements in defense, Kelly focused instead on building a trust among Japanese and United States scientists, sharing ideas, and creating cooperative ventures.&nbsp;</p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/b020f02_003#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-693%2C-1%2C4215%2C2268"><img alt="Harry Kelly (2nd from right) at the inauguration of the Science Council of Japan, 1949." data-align="center" data-caption="Harry Kelly (2nd from right) at the inauguration of the Science Council of Japan, 1949." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c091901e-81d8-4598-bbac-f7a15f2b456f" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/b020f02_003.jpg" /></a> <p>After several years with the National Science Foundation, Kelly resumed his academic career in 1962 when appointed as NC State's Dean of Faculty (he later became Provost). He retired in 1974.&nbsp; The university's <a href="https://global.ncsu.edu/research-and-funding/japan/">Kelly Memorial Fund</a> "supports scholarships and fellowships for exchange students in the sciences and engineering at NC State and for study of the Japanese language."</p> <p>Hideo Yoshikawa wrote <a href="https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU833018"><em><span class="title">Science Has No National Borders: Harry C. Kelly and the Reconstruction of Science in Postwar Japan</span></em></a> (1994 English translation of a 1987 Japanese publication).&nbsp; Special Collections holds a <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00072/contents">collection of Harry Kelly's papers</a>.&nbsp; The quotes in the first paragraph are from a 31 July 1969 university press release in the <span><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/ua014_001/contents">North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs Records (UA 014.001)</a>, Box 99.</span>&nbsp; Photos of <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?f%5Bnames_facet%5D%5B%5D=Kelly%2C+Harry+C.">Kelly</a> (and from <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?f%5Bclassification_facet%5D%5B%5D=Papers+of+Harry+Charles+Kelly">his time in Japan</a>), can be found on the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/">Rare &amp; Unique Digital Collections website</a>.&nbsp; Please use the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">online request form</a> to see Special Collections materials.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/fabulous-50-provost-harry-kelly-honored-japanese-government Thu, 8 Aug 2019 14:30:19 EST 54433 Foodie Friday: Curious Cookery of the 19th Century - Pickled Walnuts ![CDATA[<p>We found another odd recipe in the 19th century farming periodical titled <a href="https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000527367"><em>American Agriculturist</em></a>.&nbsp; This one appeared in the June 1869 issue, p. 221, under the heading "Household Talks by Aunt Hattie":</p> <p><em>PICKLED WALNUTS.--I have procured from an English lady a recipe for making walnut pickle.&nbsp; She informs me that butternuts will answer the purpose, but are not so nice as the English walnut.&nbsp; Gather the nuts just before the kernel commences to harden, prick them through and through several times with a course needle, put them in a crock, pour over them a rather strong brine, and allow them to remain for three or four days; drain and spread them in the sun until they are dry and have turned to a dark brown or nearly black.&nbsp; Put them now into a suitable jar, and pour over them boiling spiced vinegar, using 2 ounces of mustard seed, a little mace, 2 ounces of allspice, and 2 ounces of whole black pepper, to one gallon of vinegar.&nbsp; A few onions may be added, if your taste will permit.&nbsp; This pickle may be used at any time after making, but is much better for being kept a year.&nbsp; After the pickles are used, the vinegar may be boiled and bottled for catsup, as it is excellent.</em></p> <p>No digital version of the 1869 <em>American Agriculturist</em> appears to exist online, although <a href="https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000527367">other years are available</a>.&nbsp; The NC State University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center has an original print copy.&nbsp; If you are interested in seeing this, please place a request through our <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">online form</a>.&nbsp; In your request, provide the call number: &nbsp; <span class="call-number"><a href="https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU512772">S1 .A4 v.28(1869)</a>.</span></p> <img alt="Pickled walnut recipe, American Agriculturist, June 1869, p. 221." data-caption="Pickled walnut recipe, American Agriculturist, June 1869, p. 221." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="aa6ce7da-6311-402e-9d77-5a549e0fc827" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/american_agriculturist_1869_jun_p221_cropped.jpg" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/foodie-friday-curious-cookery-19th-century-pickled-walnuts Fri, 2 Aug 2019 10:32:23 EST 54407 Libraries corn maze open at NCMA ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">Do you know where the corn on your plate comes from? Enter <em>From Teosinte to Tomorrow</em>, a quarter-acre corn maze, at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park to find the answer.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The maze is a conceptual walk back through agricultural history. At the center of the small stand of tropical field corn, you will find an interior room with a raised bed of teosinte, the wild grass thought to be an ancestor of modern corn. Through countless harvests, the skinny, hard kernels of teosinte grass were gradually cultivated and hybridized into today’s juicy and sweet corn on the cob.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Part of the upcoming multi-site exhibition <em>Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures</em>, the 100’ x 100’ corn maze has its opening event on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3:00 p.m. Locopops and the El Molcajete food truck will have refreshments for sale. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="Corn Maze Map" data-align="right" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cd05d6eb-9450-4871-8aea-045459b540f2" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/corn_maze_map.jpg" />The corn maze is located near the new entrance to the museum parking along Blue Ridge Road, at the end of the parking lot farthest from the museum buildings. Please wear comfortable shoes.</p> <p dir="ltr">The corn maze offers an introduction to the upcoming exhibition<em> Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures</em> (October 17, 2019–March 15, 2020), an art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and shown at the Gregg Museum of Art &amp; Design, in the physical and digital display spaces of the Libraries, and at the NCMA park.</p> <p dir="ltr">After this opening event, the corn maze will remain open and accessible during museum park hours. The maze will be open through the end of October.</p> <p dir="ltr">The corn maze, the exhibition, an integrated curriculum, and cross-campus dialogues will raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society, through compelling work by contemporary artists. <em>From Teosinte to Tomorrow</em> is meant to prompt discussion about genetics in society and new considerations of your role in the genetic revolution.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">NC State University Libraries exhibit designer Molly Renda and architect William Dodge designed the maze after photographs and drawings made by artist Josef Albers during the years he and Anni Albers traveled extensively in Mexico (1930s–60s). The Albers’ deep connection to Mesoamerican art, together with their importance to the growth of art and design in North Carolina, made these reflective works an apt inspirational source.</p> <p dir="ltr">Student Action with Farmworkers also has its annual End of Summer Celebration at the NCMA East Building on August 11 at 1:00 p.m. Their program will begin with a reception with drinks and dessert, and continue with a documentary and theater program before a visit to the corn maze at 3:00 p.m. Attendance to both the event and the museum are free, but pre-registration is required at <a href="http://tinyurl.com/SAF-EOS2019?fbclid=IwAR2y3KZpsdOnQfU56PwWR1da3Cv5m-_NVZc59XENvfdveutneQiRTAWKOr0">tinyurl.com/SAF-EOS2019</a>.</p> <p><span class="m_-1931803074770100520m_-3931902756867597383gmail-s1"><em>From Teosinte to Tomorrow</em> is funded by the NC&nbsp;State University Libraries’ Goodnight Educational Founda­tion Endowment for Special Collections with additional support from the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and in-kind donations from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the JC Raulston Arboretum, Hanbury Raleigh, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.</span></p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/libraries-corn-maze-open-ncma Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:24:30 EST 54405