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The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, eliminating barriers to sharing faculty research. The unanimous vote of the faculty senate makes UCSF the largest scientific institution in the United States to adopt an open access policy and one of the first public universities to do so. Read the full announcement about this important faculty initiative.
Sibling singer-songwriters, Joseph and Nadia Krilanovich, of the newly based San Francisco band, The Lady Crooners, bring their acoustic styling of authentic music to UCSF. Join us for a lively performance of original songs from their new CD along with special guests, Andrew Blair, Ross Warner, and Bret Cohune.
Listen to The Lady Crooners' signature blend of rootsy folk pop, beautiful harmonies, and interweaving guitars.
There will be light refreshments and free chair massages (first-come, first-served).
In celebration of UCSF’s annual LivingGreen event, the UCSF Library will participate in a book drive with Better World Books through June 15. The proceeds from the books donated by UCSF patrons, the public, and the Library will benefit The National Center for Family Literacy.
A new library exhibit, Serving Our Community: Books Created with Material from the UCSF Library, highlights a selection of books that were created with materials collected, preserved, organized, and made accessible by several departments in the Library. Each book is accompanied by selected documents and photographs that were used by the researcher, a reference to the corresponding collection, and a QR code for easy access via smartphone.
Among the highlighted collections are published books that used materials from:
An offshoot of the popular TED conference series that addresses innovations in health and medicine will be streamed live to UCSF campuses from April 10 to 13.
A video feed of the TEDMED 2012 conference will be played in lecture halls across UCSF Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses. The sessions are open to all faculty, staff, and students. TEDMEDLive participants will also have the ability to connect "live" to the speakers on the TEDMED stage and ask questions or transmit comments.
Artist Sarah Sze, whose large sculpture "The Distance Where Magnets Pull" (2011) enlivens the Parnassus Library's south stairwell, is among the 24 winners of the International Association of Art Critics 2011 awards for excellence in art exhibitions. As reported by the New York Times, Sze will receive the award for Best Project in a Public Space for her installation on New York's High Line.
The Library now offers access to ATLAS.ti, qualitative data analysis software designed to help manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio, and graphics. The program provides tools that let the user locate, code, and annotate findings in primary data material, to weigh and evaluate their importance, and to visualize complex relations between them.
The Library has refreshed its class schedule and online registration system. The new format offers a useful calendar view, and allows users to sort upcoming library classes by category and campus.
Classes are currently posted through May 2012. The Library continues to offer free training in PubMed@UCSF, Wiki@UCSF, EndNote, RefWorks, and the CLE. UCSF students and personnel can also register for multimedia and presentation workshops on digital video, web conferencing, and becoming a better presenter.
The UCSF community has a wealth of knowledge related to research and getting research results published. This month, two events sponsored by the Chancellor’s Council on Faculty Life and the Library feature three journal editors from UCSF and the University Librarian. These scholars will provide relevant insight into the important process of turning research results into a publishable journal article. These presentations aim to engage and help faculty, students, and researchers navigate the often complicated path to publishing. Both sessions will allow time for Q&A.