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November 29, 2010

Wednesday is World AIDS Day

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Started in 1988, World AIDS Day on December 1 is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice, improving education and raising money. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’. World AIDS Day is a reminder that HIV has not gone away. According to UNAIDS estimates, 33.3 million people are currently living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS. The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. The PubMed database currently contains 83,170 articles where you can learn more about HIV AIDS.

November 22, 2010

Get More out of your Cell Phone

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Found a book you need in CUNY+?  Don’t have a pen to write down the call number?  No worries — take a picture of it with your cell phone. True, as you can see in this photo, it isn’t the best image, but it gets you where you want to be.

November 17, 2010

ScienceDirect – NEW! SciVerse Apps

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ScienceDirect has just launched SciVerse Applications, a suite of tools to enhance the research experience, including:

  • More than a dozen new applications that help people to collaborate, search, manage and analyze information
  • A forum for collaboration with developers on ideas for new applications
  • Access to ScienceDirect APIs for researchers who want to develop their own applications

Check them out here.

Subscribe to the SciVerse Applications newsletter.

November 15, 2010

Morris Raphael Cohen

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The family of Morris Raphael Cohen, namesake of the NAC library and CCNY class of 1900, has donated two medals to the Cohen Library Archives. One medal is the Belden Mathematics Prize, which he won as a junior in 1899. Isaac Newton is depicted on the front of that medal.  Pictured is his 1938 Townsend Harris Medal, awarded to alumni for outstanding postgraduate achievement in their chosen fields — in his case, Philosophy.  Thanks to Karen Cohen Holmes and Gene Cohen Tweraser, granddaughters of Morris and daughters of Felix Cohen (Class of 1926), for this most generous gift.

Solar Decathlon Projects

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CCNY’s Team New York is getting ready to build its urban roof pod on the National Mall in Washington, DC, as part of the 2011 U.S. Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Since the first U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in 2002, 72 houses have competed on the mall. When the competitions ended, the collegiate teams returned to their campuses. But what happened to their houses? These houses—now located throughout the U.S. and around the world—continue to serve numerous education-, conservation-, and community-oriented functions. Check out these past projects by clicking here.

November 10, 2010

ScienceDirect Maintenance

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Note revised maintenance time:

Saturday, November 13, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

November 5, 2010

Grace-Ellen McCrann Honored

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The Government Information Round Table of the New York Library Association announced at its meeting November 4th that the late Prof. Grace-Ellen McCrann is the recipient of the 2010 Mildred Lowe Award. The award. which honors librarians who have made significant contributions to government documents librarianship and access to government information, has never before been given posthumously.  The $300 award, funded by LexisNexis, has been contributed to the Grace-Ellen McCrann Memorial Library Fund at the City College Libraries.

ScienceDirect Maintenance

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TWO maintenance dates:

Sunday, November 7, 2 – 6 a.m.

Saturday, November 13, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 3, 2010

Sci-Tech Database of the Month

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The MathSciNet database indexes all fields of pure and applied mathematics, covering more than 400 current journals. Organization of the database is highly technical and is based on the logical structure of mathematics. All entries include either authors’ abstracts or reviews written by an independent reviewer. Many of the reviews include references to other papers.

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