Articles by author: Evelyn Smith

  • On Display: Voyage of Discovery: French,Italian, German, and Hispanic & Latin American Cultures

    The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has mounted an exhibit in the Learning Commons and Thistle hallway showcasing various aspects of French, German, Italian, and Hispanic and Latin American Cultures.  We invite you to view the intriguing assortment of items on display and win a prize by successfully answering a skill-testing question each week.

    Week 1 Challenge:
    This week’s challenge is to find the clever joke in the display AND to come up with a similar one on your own, based on any of the objects in the display cases or images on the collage.
    Please send your responses to: dbielicki@brocku.ca

    Event: Voyage of Discovery: French,Italian, German, and Hispanic & Latin American Cultures
    Place: Display cases in the Matheson Learning Commons and Thistle corridor
    Date:  Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 27

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  • On the Learning Commons Digital Art Wall: Every 40 Seconds …

    The He-ART-Istic Journey highlights individual patient experiences of heart disease in a creative and artistic encounter. This arts-informed dissemination presents science and art together in what promises to be a unique glimpse into the lives of individuals who live daily with cardiac disease. We used an arts-based creative research analysis -the ABELE method- [Arts-Based Embodied Layered Exploration] to translate the experiences of 23 individuals’ journeys through symptom recognition of heart disease. Key words and phrases were extracted from the interviews and constructed into 4 poems. Patients’ stories were interpreted and art was created to represent the early warning signs of heart disease and individuals illness experience.

    Sheila O’Keefe McCarthy
    Assistant Professor, Nursing, Brock University.

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  • Brock University Award for Open Access

    Nominations are now open for the Brock University Award for Open Access which will recognize a member of the Brock community who is a champion of open access. Relevant qualifications could include a demonstrated record ofopenly sharing research, participating in projects or platforms advancing open access, or conducting research into open access.

    The award includes a grant of $2,500 which may be used either:

    1. to pay an article-processing charge for an open-access journal, or
    2. as a donation to support a non-profit open scholarship platform.

    Applications/nominations are due Sept. 27, 12:00 p.m. Entries will be judged by a panel including Library employees and past Open Access Award winners. The winner will be announced during an Oct. 21 event celebrating International Open Access Week.

    Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Liaison and Scholarly Communication Librarian ~ eyates@brocku.ca ~ x4469

     

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  • On Display: Getting Graphic: 50+ Years of Representing Brock

    On your travels across campus, take a moment or two to view Getting Graphic, the latest exhibit by University Archivist, David Sharron.

    Located at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons, the display cases feature past logos for Brock Athletics, the University Coat of Arms, a classic ad from Time Magazine and even a nod to Star Wars!

    Intrigued? Stop by the exhibit and learn the strategy behind some of the University’s most successful promotional campaigns. Getting Graphic runs to Friday, September 13.

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  • Welcome to Brock: Thorold and St. Catharines Libraries On-Site!

    We love libraries! All kinds. As part of Welcome Week events at Brock, the Library is partnering with the Thorold and St. Catharines Public Libraries to provide the Brock community with public library cards. Getting a card is easy as representatives from both libraries will be on-site Thursday, September 5. Fill in a form, present some i.d. and then you’ll be all set to borrow video games, join book clubs, experience adult craft nights, and more.

    What: Thorold and St. Catharines Public Library Membership Drive.
    Where: Learning Commons (Library main floor)
    When: Thursday, September 5. Thorold: 10 am to 12 pm. St. Catharines: 1 pm to 4 pm.

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  • Welcome to Brock: Spin it to Win it at the Library

    As part of Welcome Week activities at Brock, we invite you to drop by our table in the Matheson Learning Commons (main floor of the James A. Gibson Library), say hi, spin, and win library swag.

    What: Spin it to Win it at the Library
    Where: Learning Commons (Library main floor)
    When: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 11 am to 2 pm & Wednesday Sept. 4, 11 am to 2 pm.

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  • Welcome to Brock: Discover Your Library

    As part of Welcome Week activities at Brock, students are invited to learn more about the services and resources of the Brock University Library by attending one of six, fast-paced sessions. Hear about how you can make use of our 3D printers, discover rare books, harness the expertise of your own personal librarian, and enrich your learning experience at Brock. We’ll round out the presentation with a short tour of the Learning Commons.

    Attendees who register @ https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/event/130056 will receive credit towards the CWC Personal Growth Domain.

    What: Discover Your Library orientation sessions + tour.
    Where: Learning Commons Classroom B (ST 230)
    When: Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 2 pm & 3 pm, Wednesday Sept. 4 at 4 pm & 6 pm, Thursday Sept. 5 at 4 pm & 6 pm.

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  • On Display: Have you met Lynda?

    Have you met Lynda? You should. She has a thing or two to teach you.

    Brock University students, faculty and staff have unlimited access to Lynda.com which offers more than 5,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts that help people learn business, technology, software and creative skills.

    Here’s how to access courses of interest to you:

    Go to Lynda.com
    Click on the menu on the top of the screen.
    Click Sign In.
    Click the Sign in with your organization portal link.
    Enter brocku.ca and click Continue.
    Sign in with your Brock credentials. Enter your Brock username and password and click the Log in button.

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  • Two new databases currently available to test

    Brock users are invited to access the content and test out the functionality of the HeinOnline and Academic Video Online databases during a trial period to last several weeks.

    HeinOnline Academic Core Canada contains treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, and much more.

    Trial access is available until August 16, 2019. Feedback on this database may be sent to lmorrison@brocku.ca

    Academic Video Online bills itself as “the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 67,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 14,000 exclusive to Alexander Street. All with a predictable annual cost, this collection is curated for the educational experience. The massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

    Trial access is available until August 18, 2019. Feedback on this database may be sent to igibson@brocku.ca

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  • On Display: Origins of Niagara’s Winescapes

    When enjoying a glass of wine from the Niagara region, have you ever thought, how did this wine come to be? The Origins of Niagara’s Winescape exhibit features artifacts from the Brock University Archives the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. The exhibit explores the lasting legacy of Niagara’s wineries – from the first grape growers in the 1850s to the present. The exhibit runs until the end of July in the James A. Gibson Library, and will then move to the Brock University Archives.

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