Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An Evening with Ruth Ozeki (Oct 28)

Save the date to attend the free, Go Big Read author event.  Author Ruth Ozeki’s public presentation is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2013 beginning at 7:00 PM in Varsity Hall, Union South.

A Tale for the Time Being brings the life of troubled Japanese school-girl, Nao, to the attention of author, Ruth, within the flotsam and jetsam--a Hello Kitty lunchbox--washed ashore in British Columbia.  Alternating between Nao and Ruth, through Canada, Japan and the United States, and intersecting with critical historical and world events, the reader is deeply-moved as each protagonist reconciles what is, and what may be, within her time and place.

"Go Big Read" is UW-Madison’s common book program where students, staff and the community are invited to read the same book, then participate in a variety of related programs in-and-out of the classroom.

For additional information about how to access the book--including alternative formats, click here.
No tickets are required for the author event; it is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.

Tales from Planet Earth (Nov 1-3)

Tales from Planet Earth is a film festival featuring environmental films from around the world. From the fanciful to the profound, the films selected should engage audiences in thoughtful discussion of environmental issues and the use of film media to capture and to examine those issues.  Attending the festival will be many of the film-makers themselves with whom to discuss their work.

The festival is a public outreach event from the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

All festival events are free and open to the public as space/seating accommodates.  The opening roundtable, moderated by Professor Gregg Mitman, will feature Ruth Ozeki, Alex Rivera, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, and Zach Kunuk in a conversation examining questions of time and culture in the age of the Anthropocene (marking the unprecedented scale of human impact upon the planet).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Madison Print & Resist (Oct 19)

College Library will play host this Saturday (October 19) to a special 'zine event in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival.  This "Madison Print & Resist" event will feature the work of more than 25 artists and writers of 'zines and grassroots, political and experimental, print-media.  

Stop by the Open Book Café to browse these publications and to meet with the artists and writers. 
The event will run from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Would you like to follow your favorite research journals using your iPad or Android tablet?  If so, try the BrowZine App today!  When you download the BrowZine application from the App Store or Google Play, you will see a list of schools.  Select UW-Madison then enter your NetID and password.  Once installed, you can create a bookshelf of your favorite journals, browse and read articles, and export citation records to compatible citation management tools. 

While not every journal to which UW-Madison Libraries has access will be available, BrowZine does maintain a relationship with many academic publishers (see the list here).  

Brought to you by UW-Madison Libraries, BrowZine is available to all UW-Madison faculty, staff and students.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 07, 2013

We want your feedback!

Announcing the new and improved Bock Box!

We have always appreciated all the valuable feedback we get from Steenbock visitors. To make our responses to your feedback more visible, we have a new suggestion box. It is called the Bock Box and is right near the InfoLab on the second floor. Please feel free to drop us a note in there anytime! We will highlight some comments and our responses to the bulletin board (after removing any identifying information). 

You can also tweet comments to us to #BockBox or @Ask_Steenbock, or email comments to us at asksteenbock@library.wisc.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!
The Steenbock Staff

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Barn Dance (Oct 19)

Celebrate the fall with live music, cider, a pie-raffle and more when the Cates Family Farm hosts its Barn Dance, Saturday, October 19.  The Barn Dance will, of course, feature dancing in tune with music from the Kettle Creek String Band with proceeds from the occasion benefiting student research in the Agroecology program. 

The event runs from 7:00-10:00 PM with doors opening at 6:00 PM.  Tickets ($10 for students and $15 for general public) can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets.

There will be free camping on-site for those who wish to "make a night of it".  Find the Cates Family Farm at 5992 County Road T, Spring Green.

Join the event on Facebook.

World Dairy Expo (Oct 1-5)

Find yourself at the "Center of the Dairy Universe" with the annual World Dairy Expo, hosted in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center and Dane County Coliseum.  
The Expo provides an opportunity for producers, industry representatives, and members of academic and professional organizations to meet, compete, showcase and exchange ideas regarding all things dairy.

Information, for dairy enthusiasts who wish to attend this unique event, can be found at the Expo’s Attendee Information page.

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