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Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Noticed.

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As a student, you may need to prepare a presentation for class with visuals, or a poster for a conference, or need images, video and audio for a digital publication. The University Libraries are committed to supporting your UB educational experience, and are undergoing a pilot project that will provide two computers with a variety of multimedia software, as well as a variety of equipment to create multimedia files. Sign out a camera, or an accessory to make your cell phone a better recording device. Computing time and loanable equipment must be reserved ahead of time.  Details are available on our web page.

The Multimedia Creation Lab is located on the South Campus, in the Health Sciences Library, Room 105 Abbott Hall, and the service is available to all current UB students.

Major of the Month: Check in with your librarian

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UB Career Services has started to highlight a different major each month, offering special programs and services to students in that department. September is Physics month. In addition to contacting Career Services, you might want to talk with your departmental librarian. For physics, A. Ben Wagner is the subject specialist librarian.

Ben joined the faculty of the University at Buffalo Science and Engineering Information Center in June 2001. Prior to his UB position, Ben had a 26-year career at the Technical Information Center of Occidental Chemical’s Technology Department on Grand Island, NY. He received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2006.

Ben can guide you to high quality information resources that are specific to physics including the career information sites listed below.

 

 

Whatever information you need, whether it is about a prospective employer and their research, background technical information, or help solving a specific research problem, please contact Ben.

 

Our most significant physics resources are all listed on our Physics subject guide. The three largest databases are Inspec (Physics Abstracts), SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) with rich materials science coverage, and Web of Science, a highly multidisciplinary source covering patents, journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. .

Book and Film of the Month for September 2014

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The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for September:

FILM:  The Corporation

08This film undertakes an in-depth psychological examination of this corporate “person” through various case studies. These studies illustrate that, in its behavior, the corporation typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath, without a conscience. Furthermore, we observe the profound threats this psychopath poses for our world and our future, but also what people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop this behavior.

Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003048092

 

BOOK:  The Prince

22“The Prince” is the most controversial book about winning power – and holding on to it – ever written. Machiavelli’s tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business people ever since as the ultimate guide to realpolitik.

Copies are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection:  http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/000025753 and on all circulating Kindle e-readers.

Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.