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Adios Amor - The search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Director Laurie Coyle and Photographer Ernest Lowe


March 20, 2019


As part of the Black Migrants to the Central Valley 1960-1964 exhibit, the UC Merced Library and UC Merced Center for the Humanities are hosting exhibit photographer Ernest Lowe and film director Laurie Coyle for an event exploring the organizing struggles of migrant farmworkers in the 1960s.

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, directed by Laurie Coyle, followed by a panel discussion with Laurie Coyle, Ernest Lowe, and guests.

4:30 p.m. - Film Screening, Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

5:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion with Laurie Coyle, Ernest Lowe, and guests

COB2 - Room 295 (Digital Humanities Lab)

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Salmon at esalmon@ucmerced.edu.

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New JoVE Content Now Available


March 14, 2019


UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Bioengineering module and JoVE Lab Manual for Introductory Biology.

Literature Online Moves to the Enhanced ProQuest platform


March 13, 2019


The Literature Online (LION) database has transitioned to the main ProQuest platform and is now cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources. Access to the legacy site will continue until July 1, 2019 to provide users time to try new features on the main ProQuest platform while continuing use of the previous site. The legacy version of the database will be fully decommissioned as of August 1, 2019.

Research Starters Workshops


March 1, 2019


Start your research off right by attending the Research Starters workshop series! The series consists of five short 20-minute workshops that will prepare you to dive into your research with confidence. The series will be offered twice, the first time they'll be offered will be on March 14th and 15th and the second time on March 18th and 19th.  

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Research Starters - 1st Series

March 14

Using Wikipedia as a Research Resource 1:00 P.M. | KL 361 Grow Your Research Resources: Use Google Scholar's Cited-By Feature 1:30 P.M. | KL 361

March 15

Strategically Read a Scholarly Article 1:00 P.M. | KL 361 Recognizing Information Privilege 1:30 P.M. | KL 361 ...

UCANR Welcome Table at WAE 2019
CARA and Agricultural Education at the World Ag Expo
Author: Emily Lin


February 21, 2019


“Do you want to test your knowledge of California agriculture?” we asked visitors at the World Ag Expo last week. Young and old, students and seniors, teachers and parents, journalists and farmers, the confident and the hesitant, drew near and took part in our quiz game. Their task? To match three pictured items to the appropriate California county: Humboldt, in the North; Merced, in the Central Valley; and Ventura, in southern CA. As some participants guessed lemons in Humboldt, avocados in Merced, and timber in Ventura, we prompted them to consider regional geography and climate.

When we revealed the answers, visitors learned about the Klamath beetle, introduced by UC Cooperative Extension advisors and entomologists in Humboldt in the 1940s to combat a weed that had taken over 150,000 acres of rangeland and posed a danger to grazing livestock. The solution...

Melvyl Switching to WorldCat Discovery


February 14, 2019


Melvyl’s long-anticipated transition to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer preceding the end-of-life date for WorldCat Local on August 9, 2019. Each UC campus will choose a switch over date after the end of their academic year allowing patrons to have a consistent user experience for the duration of the spring term.

Faculty Author Series: Jessica Trounstine


February 7, 2019


Join us for an author talk featuring Associate Professor Jessica Trounstine. Jessica will discuss her book, Segregation by Design, which draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation.

Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land uses (such as garbage dumps). The result has been segregation - first within cities and more recently between them.  Documenting changing patterns of segregation and their political mechanisms, Trounstine argues that city governments have pursued these policies to enhance the wealth and resources of white property owners at the expense of people of color and the...

Faculty Author Series: Maria DePrano


February 6, 2019


Maria DePrano will discuss her book, Art Patronage, Family, and Gender in Renaissance Florence: The Tornabuoni, which presents a comprehensive picture of how one Florentine family commissioned art to gain recognition in their society, revere God, honor family members, especially women, and memorialize deceased loved ones. This book examines the multi-media art patronage of three generations of the Tornabuoni family, who commissioned works from innovative artists, such as Sandro Botticelli and Rosso Fiorentino.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

KL 397

The Public Domain Expands


February 1, 2019


As of January 2019, the public domain in the United States expanded for the first time in 20 years. Since the Sonny Bono Copyright Act of 1998, 1923 had been the cut-off year in which books published in the United States could be assumed to be out of copyright. On this January first, the cut-off year advanced by a year to 1924. Without future copyright law changes, the cut-off year will continue to increase by one every January first until 2073.

Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964


January 9, 2019


Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California's Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south. These migrants established their communities in the shadows of the giant farms of the Central Valley, but soon found themselves without work as industrial agriculture took root, and mechanization further decimated the number of available jobs. Some migrants migrated again to the coastal cities in search of new opportunities, but others remained. In the early 1960s, photographer Ernest Lowe visited the Central Valley towns of Pixley and Dos Palos. The photographs showcased in this exhibition are a record of that visit--showcasing communities of single-walled houses with little to no electricity, no roads, no infrastructure. They tell the remarkable story of those who ventured west in search of a dream,...

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