Safely view the solar eclipse!

Solar eclipse

Update August 17, 2017:   The solar shades that the Health Sciences Library made available were purchased from Amazon.  Today Amazon notified the Health Sciences Library that “Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer.  We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.”

If you have a pair of the solar shades that the library made available, please be aware of this information.  An additional source of information to evaluate the safety of solar shades is available from the American Astronomical Society.

Update August 16, 2017: All of the solar shades have been distributed! The library attempted to order more but was unsuccessful. A few public libraries will be passing out free solar shades:

  • Arapahoe Public Libraries – available at opening on Saturday, August 19th.
  • Anything Libraries – available at their viewing party event Monday, August 21st from 10 am – 1 pm at the York St location.
  • Douglas County Libraries – available at 10:00 am on Monday, August 21st.
  • Broomfield Public Library – available at their viewing event on Monday, August 21st.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences will have shades available at their viewing party on Monday, August 21st. Their gift shop had been selling solar shades but has now announced they are sold out and will not be receiving more.

On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.  In Denver, it will not be a total eclipse but it will be close!  Almost 93% of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. Continue reading

Shannon Baker – speaking at CU Boulder

Shannon Baker

The Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, will sponsor their Just Desserts Event on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at The CU Boulder Law School, 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive in Boulder.

Shannon Baker, author of the Kate Fox Mysteries,  will speak about life in the Sandhills and her book Stripped Bare, which will be on sale at the event.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m., followed by the presentation.  This event is free and open to the public.  Shannon Baker will sign copies of her books (available for sale at the event) immediately following her presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512.

 

Presentation – Boulder County Latino History Project

latinosbouldercoThe Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, will be sponsoring their Spring Treasures Event.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theatre, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom and Marjorie K. McIntosh will speak about the Boulder County Latino History Project and what has been learned from the research.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and Marjorie McIntosh will sign copies of her book (which will be for sale at the event) immediately following his presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512 and visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720476

Conference videos available: Future Trends in Healthcare – An integrative approach to health and wellness

img_1292-002 On November 16, 2016 a conference was held on the Anschutz Medical Campus that brought together national and regional experts to expose, educate and contemplate ways that health and wellness can be improved.  Through presentations and panel discussions, speakers shared their experiences and knowledge.

Videos of the presentations are now available on the conference website.

Check out the website and watch the great speakers that shared their knowledge and answered questions.

The conference was sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection and made possible by a grant from the Bard Family Foundation.

RJ Stewart – speaking at CU Boulder

The Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, are sponsoring their Fall Treasures Event on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library, Fifth Floor).

thencomeswindRonald J. Stewart, author of Then Comes a Wind, will speak about his book, which is a story about a family’s struggle to homestead in 1900’s Nebraska.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m., and the author’s presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and the author will sign copies of his book (which will be for sale at the event) immediately following his presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512 and visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600364.

Staging Shakespeare in a War Zone: Values and Consequences

NightMake plans to attend an event on the CU Boulder campus that is being held in conjunction with their Shakespeare First Folio Tour.

On Monday, August 29, 2016 an event will be held called “Staging Shakespeare in a War Zone: Values and Consequences”.  The event will begin at 5:00 pm with a light reception.  A presentation will begin at 5:30 pm at the University Theatre located at 1595 Pleasant Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302.  Parking will be available in the Euclid Auto Park, located on the corner of Euclid and Broadway.

Learn about Author Qais Akbar Omar’s experience staging Love’s Labour’s Lost in Kabul in 2005.  This was the first production of the Bard in Afghanistan in 30 years.  The author will sign copies of his book, A Night in the Emperor’s Garden, immediately following the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public.Omar

For more information, contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2557751 to RSVP.

Keep Calm and Embrace Conflict

All are invited to a special presentation from Joseph P. Folger (Temple University) that will discuss how we can do better to address and respond to conflicts encountered in our work and personal lives.

Date: October 14, 2015

Time: Noon – 1 pm

Locations:

  • CU Anschutz: ED 2 North, Room 1102
  • CU Denver: Auraria Library

Lunch will be provided!  No RSVP needed!

This event is co-sponsored by:

Health Sciences Library, Facilities Management, Ombuds Office, Human Resources / Campus Life Committee, Office of Academic Resources and Services (OARS) and Auraria Library

For more information, please contact melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu.