The Kitchenistas of National City

Posted On: March 15, 2016

Join us for a screening of The Kitchenistas of National City, directed and produced by Mary Ann Beyster. This award-winning short documentary film depicts the struggles and triumphs of National City families living with obesity, diabetes, and other food-related health conditions. Click here to RSVP.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

UC San Diego Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

Click here to RSVP

A short discussion followed by a Q&A will occur after the film screening with filmmaker Mary Ann Beyster, Executive Director of Olivewood Gardens Healy Vidgerson, Executive Director of UC San Diego Center for Community Health Blanca Meléndrez, MA, and Martha Soledad Vela Acosta, MD, MS, PhD Senior Manager at the Center for Community Health.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mariah Fellows at mfellows@ucsd.edu. Click here for directions and parking information.

 

Categories: Events & Exhibits

Need a Coffee Break While in the Library?

Posted On: March 14, 2016

Come to the Brody Space, Room 1045 for free coffee and snacks beginning at 7  pm, Monday- Wednesday of Finals Week.

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New Popular Science Reading – March 2016

Posted On: March 9, 2016

Just in time for spring break.

Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.

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Social Media Data Now Available via Crimson Hexagon

Posted On: March 8, 2016

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Do you use social media posts as a data source? The Library is piloting (through September 30, 2017) a subscription to Crimson Hexagon, a web-based library of social media posts (updated in real-time) and social media analysis software platform. Posts can be searched using keywords and then either downloaded for off-line analysis with third party tools or analyzed using Crimson Hexagon’s data visualizations.

Data sources include:

  • Twitter: Full Twitter Firehose (all public tweets) through a direct partnership with Twitter beginning July 2010. Twitter content via the Gardenhose from July 2009.
  • Tumblr: Full Tumblr Firehose through a direct partnership with Tumblr beginning January 2015.
  • Google Plus
  • Blogs, for example blogspot.com.
  • Forums, for example reddit.com and yahoo.com.
  • Facebook
  • Instagram Hashtags
  • Reviews: Product-based reviews from consumer sites such as tripadvisor.com and amazon.com.
  • News: Fact-based articles by formal news organizations, such as CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.
  • Comments: Reader responses to blogs, news, and forum posts.
  • YouTube: Content from video descriptions and comments.
  • Weibo*: As of September 1, 2015, currently unavailable due to the Chinese Government has forcing SINA to suspend all data leaving China through any and all data delivery vehicles pending an official policy regarding foreign use.

For more information on using Crimson Hexagon, see our guide or contact Annelise Sklar (asklar@ucsd.edu), Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, or Tim Dennis (timdennis@ucsd.edu), Data Services & Collections Librarian.

DML Projects: Sculpting the Sun God

Posted On: March 1, 2016

Our newest employee Jorenne Flores took a crack at replicating the Sun God in a program called Meshmixer.

Send questions and comments stop by the DML or email  DMLtech@ucsd.edu

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Las Misiones Jesuíticas – Digital Exhibit on Display in Geisel Library Through March 16

Posted On: March 1, 2016

Las Misiones Jesuíticas de la región Guaranítica: Una experiencia cultural y social Americana, curated by Ramon Gutiérrez (Universidad de Granada, Spain), is on display through March 16, 2016 at the UC San Diego Library (Geisel West, 2nd floor). The digital exhibit, composed of various images of Jesuit missions and mission communities operating in the greater South American Amazon region, illustrates the economic, cultural, and social ideas and practices that gave rise to this mission system.

Founded by Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco Javier, and others in 1539, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) would become an effective instrument in the Counter-Reformation. Jesuit evangelizers arrived in Brazil in 1556 and moved north to Peru and Mexico in 1572. As they carried out their evangelizing work among indigenous peoples, Jesuits also developed professional skills, so that their expansion into Europe, Asia, and America forged spaces of worldwide scientific development.

A lecture about the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Guest speaker, Graciela Maria Viñuales (Ph.D. Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman), is a specialist in the preservation and conservation of architectural heritage and restoration of monuments in Ibero-American cultures. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit can also be seen at the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, March 17, 2016 – March 20, 2016 and at the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS), March 21-March 24, 2016.

The slides displayed in this digital exhibit were initially created in 2013 for the Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires. It has also appeared at Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina), Universidad de Cantabria (Santander, Spain), Instituto Ramón Llull (Barcelona, Spain), Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Mexico), Universidad de Lima (Perú), and Universidad Católica (Asunción, Paraguay).

The Amazonia project at UC San Diego draws on, archives, produces, and allows researchers to view digital texts, geo-referenced maps of relevant information, and 3D images of objects, urban/agricultural environments, and the forest itself in order to trace and represent this under-explored history.

 

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