Thinking Like Einstein

Thinking Like Einstein: returning to our visual roots with the emerging revolution in computer information visualization: This is a book in the library. Here is a review from Library Journal:

“Drawing on a series of columns that he wrote for Computer Graphics magazine, West (director, Ctr. for Dyslexia & Talent, Krasnow Inst. for Advanced Study) postulates that we are on the verge of a new era of visually based thinking that will replace traditional, word- and number-based modes of teaching and learning. He is quick to point out that this world of visual imaging is quite different from ubiquitous television images comprising low information content and no interaction, citing as classic examples Albert Einstein as well as some contemporary pioneers in the forefront of visualization technologies. West explains how these individuals are working to infuse visualization technologies into education and business. This is not a how-to book like Michael Gelb’s How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, another visual thinker, but instead a persuasive, provocative argument for the societal benefits of visual thinking. Recommended for all computer science collections.”

Wireless computing troubleshooting guide

Problems connecting to a public wireless network, like those at bookstores, coffee shops, or schools? PC World has a Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Guide (July 7, 2005) with possible solutions.

Other wi-fi resources:
Wi-Fi Alliance, “Windows tips and techniques for Wi-Fi networks
Apple Computer, “AirPort and AirPort Extreme: Using public networks, or “hot spots” to access the Internet

Banned Books Week

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week will be observed this year from September 24 through October 2. Read and copy the ALA proclamation here: http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/bbwproclamation.pdf.

New Periodicals: Womans Art Journal, Guitar World, Columbia Journalism Review, Maxim, Electronic Gaming…

Thourghout the library’s remodeling, the library staff members have worked to revamp the periodicals collection. The library now offers many titles through online databases, so this allows for other titles that are not available online to be purchased in print. The following titles, which are now on the library shelves, have been added to the library print collection:

AARP magazine, American Theatre, Aperture, Arab American News, Art History, Black Issues in Higher Education, Blind Spot, Bust, Chicago Southland Business, Chicago Wilderness, Columbia Journalism Review, Convene, Current World Archaeology, Education About Asia, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Fade In, Fitness magazine, Guitar World, Highlights for Children, Hispanic, In These Times, Journal of the First Year Experience & Students in Transition, Journal of Personality Disorders, Maxim, Men?s Health, New Internationalist, News For You, Polish News, Political Research Quarterly, Prevention, Sirena: Poesia, Arte y Critica, Sleep, Star Newspaper (local), Vegetarian Times, Woman?s Art Journal, and World of Work

New Databases: Academic Search Premier & Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

The library has added two new databases to its online offerings. They are Academic Search Premier, which is an upgrade to the Academic Search Elite database that the library has subscribed to for many years, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, which focuses on the social sciences related to psychology. These new tools can be accessed on the library online database listing.

The Religious Movements Homepage Project @The University of Virginia

The Religious Movements Homepage Project @The University of Virginia
From the site’s homepage: “On this extensive Web site you will find detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements. Some of them may be very familiar to you, others not. In addition, there are other valuable resources, including information on “cult” controversies, essays by respected scholars, and teaching resources on which interested visitors are invited to draw.

Begun nearly a decade ago in conjunction with a course on New Religious Movements that Prof. Jeffrey K. Hadden had taught at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years, the Religious Movements Homepage Project has grown into an Internet resource for teaching and scholarship that is widely acknowledged as among the finest in the world.