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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.
Beginning Monday, March 5, the Mission Bay FAMRI Library will be open until midnight on Mondays through Thursdays. Admission to the library after 9:00 pm will be for UCSF students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents only, via the computer lab entrance immediately to the left of the main library doors.
From 9:00 pm until midnight, no library staff will be present, but a UCSF police department security guard will be on site to ensure a safe environment.
The UCSF community now has online access to over 2,000 Elsevier ebooks, thanks to the Library’s recent purchase of ebooks published on the ScienceDirect platform. Elsevier’s imprints include Academic Press, Churchill-Livingstone, Elsevier, Mosby, and Saunders. The purchase is comprised of:
At 23 years old, Avi Vinocur’s folk music bleeds the love of classic novels and poetry that so enthrall the mind of this San Francisco based singer-songwriter. His songs draw comparisons to a young Bob Dylan or Paul Simon, maintaining elegant melodies with lyrics that stand alone as poems.
Avi spent 3 years as a member of The Stone Foxes and currently performs as a member of Goodnight, Texas. Avi plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and a Kurzweil Keytar.
Applications for the Instructional Grants Program, 2012-2013, are now being accepted. Funds are available to support instructional improvement projects focused on interprofessional health education, to be initiated during the 2012-2013 academic year. This grant program is funded by UCSF's new Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Health Education and the Library.
Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries, has recently been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases. This is especially helpful for broad, multidisciplinary topics. Once you find a relevant database for your topic, you can then search that specific database via the library’s website. Relevant databases to the UCSF community include: