CUL NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2005

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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CALENDAR

LIBRARY HOURS: Winter Interim (December 11, 2005-January 16, 2006)

   Fondren Library Center (FLC)

  • Monday-Friday:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday: CLOSED

  • Sunday:    CLOSED

CMIT

  • Monday-Friday:   8:30 am- 5:00pm

  • Saturday:  CLOSED

  • Sunday:     CLOSED

DeGolyer Library

  • Monday-Friday:   8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Hamon Library

  • Monday-Friday:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday: CLOSED

  • Sunday:    CLOSED

ISEM

  • Monday-Friday:   8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

For other library hours see web page at www.smu.edu/libraries/hours  

24-HOUR STUDY HALL IN FLC

FLC will be open 24 hours starting at 1:00pm on Sunday December 4th and close at 5:00pm on Saturday December 10th.  After 10:00pm a valid SMU ID is needed to be in the building.

CHRISTMAS BREAK

All SMU libraries will be CLOSED Saturday, December 24th, 2005 through Monday, January 2nd , 2006.

OPPORTUNITIES

CUL HOLIDAY PARTY

Please join your colleagues at the Annual CUL Holiday Party!

12:00pm-2:00pm ,on Tuesday December 20th, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library.

Bring a dish to share.  There are no sign-up sheets, so feel free to bring whatever you like!

We will be sending out a message about volunteering to clean up/set up/ greet/ replenish food...soon.  Contact a LEAD member or visit http://www.smu.edu/cul/lead/volunteer.htm for details.

The ornament exchange will take place at 1:00pm.  Bring an ornament and leave with a different one.

HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE!

DEAN'S TEA/HOLIDAY PARTY

Gill will host her holiday party on December 21st at 10:00 am in the Deanís Suite. All are welcome!

In the spirit of holiday sharing, Central University
Libraries are once again collecting food donations for the North
Texas Food Bank in return for credit towards library fines.

        For every donation of a can or package of non-perishable
food, SMU faculty, students, and staff will receive a $2.00 credit
off their library fines*. This applies to materials from Fondren
Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, the ISEM Reading Room, and the
Norwick Center for Media and Instructional Technology. Bring your
food donations to any of these CUL libraries beginning Monday,
November 28th through Monday, December 12th for credit, or to just
donate.

        Join Central University Libraries staff in celebrating the
season and have your fines reduced by exchanging food for fines.

Happy Holidays from Central University Libraries!


* Credit applies only to current, overdue book fines. Future credit
will not be applied. Credit will not be applied to fines that have
previously been sent to the Cashier's Office for payment. Credit
cannot be applied to lost book replacement charges or processing fees.

PRESIDENT'S PARTY

Thursday, December 15th, 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Umphrey Lee Center.

DIVISION NEWS

PICTURES FROM DR. COMINI'S EVENT:

  STAFF NEWS

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16-Dec Cruz, Jorge FLC Systems
19-Dec Setnick, Sandra FLC Ref

 

STAFF AROUND TOWN

In case you wonder what Ellen Niewyk does when she is not at work:

http://www.uptowndallas.net/email/offthewall_nov2005.htm
 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

This is a new section in which a CUL staff member will be featured each month.  The purpose is to get to know each other a little better.  Please feel free to send me the profiles of your newest staff members (tvangoet@mail.smu.edu) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL. If you have a staff member in your area that you would like to nominate (new or old) please contact me.  (You can even volunteer yourself :) )

 
 

EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS

FONDREN EXHIBITS

Spring 2005
Periodicals: An SMU Treasure - Old and New
Scholars of Science: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey
Faculty Recognition Exhibit

DEGOLYER EXHIBITS

Colonial Encounters: Europeans and Native Americans, Nov. 3-Feb. 24.

LIGHTER SIDE

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: DECEMBER
1 Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in "A Study in Scarlet." (1887)

1 In Montgomery, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her her seat in the front section  of a bus. (1955)

2 Barney B. Clark receives the world's first artificial heart transplant. (1982)

7 Martin Van Buren becomes the eighth President of the United States, and the first president to be born in this country.

7 Thomas Edison exhibited the phonograph in 1877

7 Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise Japanese attack. It marked the U.S. entry into WWII.(1941)

10 Wyoming, a territory of the U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office (1869).

10 Dr. Martin  Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. (1964)

15 Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was killed by Indian police.(1890)

15 Gone With the Wind premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia. (1939)

15 Infamous band leader Glenn Miller died in a plane crash over the English Channel.(1944)

16 Boston residents protesting British taxation threw tea overboard on a British ship . The Boston Tea Party was the beginning of the American fight for independence.

16 The famous World War II "Battle of the Bulge" began. (1944)

17 The Wright Brothers made their first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (1903)

19 Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol". (1843)

21 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts. (1620)

19 Charles Dickens publishes A Christmas Carol. (1843)

21 "Snow White" premiered at theaters. (1937)

23 The transistor was invented by U.S. physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brittain, and William Shockley. (1947)

24 Franz Joseph Gruber composed "Silent Night". (1818)

25 Jesus Christ is born in a little town in Bethlehem (0)

25 William the Conqueror is crowned the King of England. (1066)

26 James Mason invents the coffee percolator. (1865)

27 Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens. (1932)

28 William F. Semple patented chewing gum.  (1869)

30 Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems. (1924) Yes, the Hubble telescope was named after him.

DECEMBER IS
Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month
5th Bathtub Party Day
6th St. Nicholas Day
7th National Cotton Candy Day
8th National Brownie Day
9th National Pastry Day
11th National Noodle Ring Day
13th Ice Cream Day
15th National Lemon Cupcake Day
16th National Chocolate covered Anything Day
17th National Maple Syrup Day
18th Bake Cookies Day
19th Oatmeal Muffin Day
21st Hamburger Day
21st Humbug Day
22nd National Date Nut Bread Day
24th National Egg Nog Day
27th Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
28th Card Playing Day
28th National Chocolate Day

http://holidayinsights.com/

HOLIDAY STRESS?

Blood flow in the brains of volunteers undergoing mental arithmetic
Credit and Larger Version

November 22, 2005

The holiday season is notorious for the emotional stress it evokes. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have come up with a non-invasive way to see the effects of psychological stress in an area of the brain linked to anxiety and depression. This research has important implications for how practitioners treat the numerous long-term health consequences of chronic stress.

In the study, which is reported in the Nov.21 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect an increase in blood flow to the prefrontal cortex in individuals subjected to stress. Further, the increase remained even when the stressor was removed, suggesting the effects of stress are more persistent than once thought.

Whereas most previous fMRI studies have relied on indirect measures of cerebral blood flow, the Penn team, led by John A. Detre, measured blood flow directly, using a technique called arterial spin labeling. The technique is non-invasive, relying on magnetically "tagging" the water molecules in subjects' blood.

This research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Air Force.

For a complete story, see the University of Pennsylvania release.

CLASSIFIEDS

This is a new section where staff can list things that they are selling or giving away.  Send items to ( well, not the actual item just a picture or brief description) tvangoet@mail.smu.edu 

 

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