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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Science Café Maya Culture Mar 21 2011 Dr Marie Danforth Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi will discuss Maya culture and some recent major findings at the next Science Café Monday March 21 2011 from 6 to 7 30 p m Part of the Nova film Cracking the Maya Code will be viewed As Mayan inscriptions have been slowly deciphered it has become clear that this was an empire of divine rule and blood sacrifice with warrior kings waging constant battles conquests and power struggles with rival lords Today the decoders are working with the descendants of the ancient Maya to link their spoken language with the deciphered glyphs and modern Maya are reclaiming the rich and complicated history that has finally been unlocked Held in the Starbucks coffee shop at Cook Library The Science Café series offers those with minimal or no background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in layman s terms in a relaxed social setting A member of the Southern Miss faculty shares his or her expertise at each session with a presentation and short NOVA video Admission is free

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencecaf5.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Planet Earth introduces students to some of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century through thought provoking coverage What makes this series different from other environmental programs is that it links the sciences with economics politics geography and history an interdisciplinary approach recommended by the National Science Education standards for teaching environmental issues Each episode of Journey to Planet Earth features four to five thematically related stories from

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/planetearth_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Libraries Collection Info Mission and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Book Talk Brown Bag Lunch Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach welcomes author and Coast native Gail C Fusco for a discussion and signing of her book Mama Nettie s Time to Love on Wednesday February 23 at 12 p m in room 204 Bring your own lunch Dessert will be provided

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/brownbagnews.html (2016-02-17)
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    Yadrick Professor and Chair of the department of Nutrition and Food Systems As Americans grapple with ever increasing waistlines science is looking at the biology behind the compulsion to eat What exactly makes some people weigh 350 pounds and others 150 Researchers have discovered a chemical in your brain proven to regulate body weight but can pinpointing a fat gene signal the road to a remedy Held in the Starbucks

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencecaf4.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    access to Scopus on the SciVerse platform Scopus is an abstract and citation database containing both peer reviewed research literature and quality Web sources The Scopus database contains more than 41 million records covering approximately 18 000 titles from 5 000 publishers worldwide Coverage areas include science technology medicine social sciences and arts and humanities Tools include Citation Tracker Author Identifier Affiliation Identifier and Journal Analyzer Users familiar with the ISI Web of Science database Arts Humanities Citation Index Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index should find the Scopus database a valuable replacement Scopus is available from the Libraries catalog at http encore lib usm edu and also on the databases list and individual subject guides on the Libraries Web site at www lib usm edu A live webinar for faculty will be offered Tuesday Feb 1 2011 12 30 1 30 p m in Cook Library Room 110 Please feel free to bring a Brown Bag lunch To request information that will allow you to participate in the webinar from other locations please use the Ask a Librarian form at www lib usm edu services forms askalib html Mark your calendar for a Scopus Day Event

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/scifinews.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    University Libraries present the exhibit Baghdad Beyond the Wire from January 27 to March 2 2011 Lt David Holland a native Mississippian on assignment as a military engineer in Iraq was stirred by the images of the civilians negotiating their daily lives in the neighborhoods of Baghdad The lieutenant carried with him a rifle and a Nikon on his excursions and brought back home a moving document of the Iraqi

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/baghdadart.html (2016-02-17)
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    at Cook Library Gearing Up This semester s first Science Café at Cook Library is next Monday January 24 2011 from 6 7 30 p m It will feature a discussion on Digital Art Authentication led by Dr Jan Siesling art historian and the director of Southern Miss s Museum of Art Dr Siesling is a Van Gogh expert and has worked at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam He has written a book on Van Gogh and organized an important show on Van Gogh s friend painter Anthon van Rappard Vincent van Gogh has inspired several talented artists to turn their hands to forgery Can computers be used to identify which works are really his To find out NOVA scienceNOW commissioned an expert to make a meticulous copy of a Van Gogh painting and then challenged three different computer teams to find the imitation in a group that included five genuine Van Goghs Can digital scans plus clever algorithms unmask the fake Held in the Starbucks coffee shop at Cook Library The Science Café series offers those with minimal or no background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in layman s terms in a relaxed

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/spring_cafe_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and Drawing students Nathan Mullins and Tristan Barlow spent two weeks of their summer participating in the New York Studio School s Marathon program where For twelve hours a day five days a week we focused the entirety of our attention and energy on drawing The Gallery at Cook Library has on display eight select pieces from Mullins and Barlow in Drawings from 8 West 8th Street The exhibit which

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/8w8street.html (2016-02-17)
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