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  • What is Changing in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.

    Please join us for an exciting multidisciplinary panel/discussion.

    Panelists include:

    • Michael Kevane, Department of Economics (moderator)
    • Anatole Tiendrebeogo, S.T.L., Department of Religious Studies
    • Leslie Gray, Environmental Studies Institute
    • John Hawley, Department of English
    • David Pier, Department of Music

    In conjunction with the exhibit “Reading West Africa: Literacy and Libraries in Burkina Faso”, the University Library and the Economics department are sponsoring a multidisciplinary panel / discussion on the future of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Five SCU faculty will express their views on significant changes happening in the region and open the floor to questions and discussion.

    If you haven’t visited the “Reading West Africa” exhibit yet, reserve some time before or after the panel to visit the Learning Commons Third Floor Gallery.

  • Reading West Africa: Literacy & Libraries in Burkina Faso

    Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Apr 7 - Aug 27

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  • Food For Fines - Spring 2010

    Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:44 a.m.

    May 17 - Jun 10

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  • Julia Child, America's French Chef: A Life in Food

    Posted Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

    Literary Cuisine, Thu May 6, noon-1:30 p.m.

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  • The Myth of Multitasking

    Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

    Book Of The Quarter, Tue Apr 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

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  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

    Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Feb 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

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  • Fine Design Bindings and Artists' Books

    Posted Friday, February 5, 2010 at 5:37 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor, Jan 30 - Mar 28

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  • Darwin & Evolution

    Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:34 a.m.

    Celebrating Charles Darwin and his seminal work On the Origin of Species

    The University Library continues its celebration of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work on evolution, On the Origin of Species, with the following two exhibits.  We invite you to visit them both in person and online.


    Saint Clare Room (Third Floor) of the Learning Commons: books, displays on highlights of vertebrate and human evolution, original editions and fossils loaned by the Biology Department. Exhibit runs through Feb 5.

    Online Guide

    SCU books and videos; award-winning websites to Darwin’s complete works, evolution explained, etc.; even Darwin games and trivia. Guide will remain online.

  • Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press in the United States

    Posted Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

    Exhibit, Oct 19 - Dec 4

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  • On the Origin of Species: a Darwin Anniversary Lunch & Illustrated Presentation

    Posted Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:58 p.m.

    Literary Cuisine, Thu Nov 19, noon-1:30 p.m.

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  • LINK+ Media Lending Survey

    Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7:10 p.m.

    Effective July 1, 2009, users of LINK+ have been able to borrow media, such as CD's, DVD's, spoken word audio tapes, etc. This service is available on an experimental basis for a six-month period, until December 2009.

    Your valuable input regarding this service would be greatly appreciated. Please answer a few questions on this short survey before Monday, Nov. 16. The survey should take approximately 2 minutes to complete.

    The results of this survey will be used in the evaluation of this pilot project and the determination as to whether media lending should become a permanent part of the LINK+ program.

    Complete the survey:

  • Food For Fines

    Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

    From Nov. 9 through Dec. 11, 2009, students, faculty, and staff can help the hungry and reduce their Library fines (including LINK+ fines) at the same time with Food For Fines. For each can of food you donate, the Library will waive $2 off your fines. Of course, it isn't necessary to have fines to donate food!

    Collection barrels are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Learning Commons. Please help us fill as many barrels as possible.

    Most needed items:

    • Powdered milk
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned meats
    • Tuna
    • Low-sugar cereal
    • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
    • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
    • Canned foods with pop-top lids

    All contributions will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. With your help, we can do it!

    Please Note These Exceptions:

    • The overdue materials and food donations must be presented at the Circulation Desk at the same time in order for your donation to count as a payment.
    • Food For Fines does not apply to billed accounts and cannot be used to pay for lost materials.
    • Food items whose expiration date has passed will not be accepted.

    If you have questions, or want more information, please contact Marian Fricano.

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Oct 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

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  • On The Same Map

    Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.

    Partners in Health photography exhibit, 2nd floor. Through early February.

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  • Book Sale

    Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Join us in the Arcade outside of the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, Orradre Library.

    • $1 Paperbacks
    • $2 Hardcover Books, DVDs, CDs & Videos

    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Matthew Lipson at 408-551-1631 or California TTY Relay at 1-800-735-2929 at least 24 hours prior to the event.