Archive for October, 2010

Latest Version of MathSciNet

Newest Release of MathSciNet

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the latest version of MathScinet. The new release includes the following enhancements and features:

· Improved display of mathematics using MathJax, an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers (

· Direct links to books, book chapters, and series using DOIs registered by publishers

· Bibliographic entries and direct links for Ph.D. theses in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database

For more information please see:

GIS Workshop

GIS Workshop

Thursday, October 21:

GIS Workshop: Global Positioning System

2:00 p.m.

Alderman Electronic Classroom

Curious about how to make the best use of GPS in your fieldwork and other outdoor adventures? In this session we’ll explain the magic of GPS and how to combine GPS data with Google Earth and ArcGIS for visualization and analysis.

All Scholars’ Lab events are free and open to all. No registration is required.

National Medals of Science/Technology and Innovation Winners

The Chronicle of Higher Education (10/15, Chapman) reported, “President Obama announced on Friday the recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honors for scientists, inventors, and engineers. … The recipients will receive their awards at a ceremony later this year.” The brief article also includes a list of this year’s honorees.

Reposted from the 10/18/10 ASEE First Bell

Open Access Week Oct. 18-24, 2010

Today marks the start of Open Access Week — an international event, now in its fourth year, celebrating and educating researchers about the benefits of free, immediate, online access to information, available with minimal barriers to use.

If you’re interested in learning more about OA, check out the following sites:

Fall 2010 GIS Workshops

Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston from the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library are back with another series of their always popular GIS workshops.   Starting Thursday, October 14, and continuing for 6 consecutive Thursdays, they’ll be in the Alderman Library Electronic Classroom teaching the basics of GIS tools and techniques.   Come early to get your seat!

October 14 —  GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map  2:00 p.m.

October 21 — GIS Workshop: Global Positioning System  2:00 p.m.

October 28 — GIS Workshop: Working With Vector Data  2:00 p.m.

November 4 — GIS Workshop: Working With Raster Data  2:00 p.m.

November 11 — GIS Workshop: Raster Analysis  2:00 p.m.

November 18 — GIS Workshop: What’s New in ArcGIS 10  2:00 p.m.

For a complete and up to date listing of Scholars’ Lab events, please visit

Alderman’s 100th Anniversary as a Federal Depository Library

Faculty, Staff and Students at the University of Virginia are invited to:


“An Army of 100,000,000”:

Celebrating 100 Years of Government

Information at U.Va.

You are cordially invited to a reception honoring

the University of Virginia’s 100 Years as a

Federal Depository Library

Thursday, October 28, 2010

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Mary and David Harrison Institute for

American History, Literature, and Culture

RSVP to Linda Wibert

( or 434-924-3871)

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