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Liberal Education Conversation Event Will Take Place Today, Chancellor Wallace Unable to Particiapte

The following event will gone on as scheduled, but former Chancellor Richard Wallace will be unable to participate for personal reasons.

Is ‘Liberal’ Education Out of Style? – a conversation with former Chancellor Richard Wallace, UM President Emeritus Mel George and Interim Deputy Provost Patricia Okker

Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

3-4 pm, September 16, 2014

Reception of light refreshments immediately following

This event is sponsored by the MU Libraries on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary Commemorative Week.

The word “liberal” has a nomenclature problem – it carries baggage for some people because of its political connotations. What does a “liberal education” really mean? The origin of the word is the Latin word “liber” (free), and the history of the concept goes back at least as far as ancient Greece. A common misunderstanding is that the concept describes specific subject matter (such as “Great Books”); but a liberal education is less about specific subject matter content than about the goals and emphases of the education. For example, a liberal education carries public benefit, not simply private benefit.

There are many threats and challenges to liberal education today, including financial pressures and vocationalism. In this conversation, two highly regarded MU educators lay out compelling reasons suggesting that a liberal education is even more important today than in the past and promote the idea that its continued vitality and central role in American higher education should be ensured.

 

 

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Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Exploring the Hathi Trust Digital Library

Exploring the Hathi Trust Digital Library
Sept. 19 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

The Hathi Trust Digital Library contains millions of digitized books from libraries around the world. Learn how you can use this resource to download books, build collections, and use analytical tools to mine the contents of this large body of texts. Although most useful to those studying texts published prior to 1923, Hathi also provides the full text of hundreds of thousands of more recent materials in the public domain and indexes many more still under copyright. This hands-on workshop will unlock this world at your fingertips.

Anne Barker, Interim Head, Ellis Reference Department

Registration Preferred. http://tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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Friday @ the Library Workshop: Jumpstart Your Teaching and Research in Special Collections

Sept. 12 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Special Collections has over 90,000 items—from rare books and manuscripts to comics and posters—and a staff that wants to empower you to use them. Whether you’re new to campus or just need a refresher, come and find out how these exciting and inspiring resources can contribute to your semester. We’ll provide an overview of our collections and cover strategies for using Special Collections in class visits,undergraduate assignments, and your own research.

Kelli Hansen, Print Collections Librarian, Special Collections

Registration Preferred. http://tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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Library Research Workshops for International Students

Room 213, 2nd Floor, center, Ellis Library

  • Sept. 17 or 20 —  9:15 am
    Exploring the MU Libraries
  • Sept. 23 or 27 – 9:15 am
    Finding Articles using MU article databases and Google Scholar
  • Sept. 17 or 20 – 10:45 am
    Finding Books using the MERLIN Catalog and Google Books
  • Sept. 23 or 27 – 10:45 am
    Writing your Paper and Citing your Sources

 

Registration:Click on a specific workshop(s) on the calendar to register

        http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/libraryclasses/upcomingclassesworkshops

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Friday Workshops, Sept. 5

Literature Review & Beyond:
Tips and Tricks for Research

Sept. 5 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Learn some of the more sophisticated features of database
searching to yield the results you want. Using a variety of
databases, we’ll focus on practical techniques that can save
you time and effort.

Goodie Bhullar, Library Instruction Coordinator
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Registration Preferred. http://tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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Bibliography of Asian Studies Cancellation

Due to low usage, the MU Libraries have canceled the subscription to Bibliography of Asian Studies, effective October 1, 2014.

Until October 1, 2014, Bibliography of Asian Studies will still be available.

The MU Libraries provide access to numerous databases indexing resources within the subject areas covered by Bibliography of Asian Studies. You can find other databases for your research by selecting the appropriate subject listing of databases.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ellis Library Reference Desk or call 573-882-4581.

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Fridays @ the Library Workshops: Be Aware of What Your Library Offers You

Staying Ahead of the Curve:
Be Aware of What Your Library
Offers You
Aug. 29 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library
Learn how other faculty and students are using the Library’s
services and find out about the newest tools and information
sources.
Goodie Bhullar, Library Instruction Coordinator
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Registration Preferred. http://tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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Is Liberal Education Out of Style

Is ‘Liberal’ Education Out of Style? – a conversation with former Chancellor Richard Wallace, UM President Emeritus Mel George and Interim Deputy Provost Patricia Okker

Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

3-4 pm, September 16, 2014

Reception of light refreshments immediately following

This event is sponsored by the MU Libraries on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary Commemorative Week.

The word “liberal” has a nomenclature problem – it carries baggage for some people because of its political connotations. What does a “liberal education” really mean? The origin of the word is the Latin word “liber” (free), and the history of the concept goes back at least as far as ancient Greece. A common misunderstanding is that the concept describes specific subject matter (such as “Great Books”); but a liberal education is less about specific subject matter content than about the goals and emphases of the education. For example, a liberal education carries public benefit, not simply private benefit.

There are many threats and challenges to liberal education today, including financial pressures and vocationalism. In this conversation, two highly regarded MU educators lay out compelling reasons suggesting that a liberal education is even more important today than in the past and promote the idea that its continued vitality and central role in American higher education should be ensured.

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Unlock the Secrets of Ellis Library! Join Us on a Tour

Friday, August 22                                       11:00 am

Monday, August 25                                    9:00 am

Tuesday, August 26                                   10:00 am

Wednesday, August 27                             11:00 am

Thursday, August 28                                  Noon

Friday, August 29                                        1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 2                               4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 3                         3:00 pm

Thursday, September 4                              2:00 pm

Friday, September 5                                    1:00 pm

Monday, September 8                                 Noon

Tuesday, September 9                                1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10                        2:00 pm

Thursday, September 11                            3:00 pm

Friday, September 12                                   4:00 pm

 

Tours start at the West Entrance of Ellis Library, Ground Floor, near the Security Desk.

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