EIU’s Department of Geology and Geography has the honor of pre-screening a new docu-series by National Geographic entitled, “One Strange Rock.”
“One Strange Rock is a mind bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth – one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe.”
Directed by award winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and narrated by actor and musician Will Smith, it features perspectives from 10 astronauts on the wonders of the Earth as seen from space.
The EIU community gets a first look at the film on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:30 – 2:00 in the Physical Science Building, room 3040. The rest of the country won’t get to see the film until March 26th!
Light refreshments will be provided.
See the Teaser:
You can review additional information about our planet from Booth Library’s deep and various collection of print and electronic resources.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well under way! If you haven’t already browsed the library’s collection of related material including books and online content there’s still time!
As of this writing, the US is 5th in the medal standings, behind some of the powerhouse nations of the Winter Olympics. Stay up to date on the medal count: 2018 Medal Standings.
Did you see the incredible new drone technology used during the Opening Ceremonies? This Opening Ceremony Drone Flightbehind the scenes video shows how they did it!
Are you researching the Olympics? In addition to the list of books in this post which are currently on display, Booth has a wealth of online content! Check out the results for an ‘Olympics’ search in electronic encyclopedias via Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
Booth’s collection of streaming media from Alexander Street Video has great historic footage of past Olympics. Check out this newsreel clip from the 1952 games!
Kanopy Streaming also allows EIU patrons the opportunity to stream great content online. A search for Olympics provides lots of interesting results:
And of course, Booth has many books about the Olympic games from a wide variety of perspectives.
Books at Booth Library:
Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London
Currently featured in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library is the Designs of Duty exhibit of military tattoos.
“an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, Designs of Duty will be on display at Booth Library from Jan. 22 through May 11, 2018.
“Designs of Duty” tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe. Veterans featured in the exhibit are Eric Hiltner and Wilson Reynolds of Charleston, Ken Fernandes of Newman, Random Clavin of Nokomis, Adam Griffy of Olney, Shane Wright of Shelbyville and Lyle Gordon of Towanda.
The exhibit also features several titles from Booth’s collections about military tattoos and body art in general. These titles are on display and available for check out in the Marvin Foyer.
Resources on Native Americans and Photography from Booth Library are on display and available to borrow on the 3000 level corridor. Come by and take a look at our exhibit.
Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo is a Colombian-American photographer who specializes in issues affecting indigenous people of North and South America.
The event is sponsored by Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the EIU Humanities Center, the Departments of Art and Design, History, and Journalism, and the Programs in Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence Of Identity and Culture
Darwin Day is a celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday with emphasis on his contributions to science. It also recognizes the ongoing work of scientists around the world.
Born on February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin spent his life dedicated to exploration of the world around us. As a biologist, geologist, and naturalist, Darwin’s contributions to the science of evolution were unparalleled.
Click to visit an image gallery from PBS American Experience
Join the EIU campus community in a timely examination of the germs and viruses that surround us and the constant battle being waged as we fight to control an evolving enemy. Three campus events will explore influenza and the science of fighting this deadly enemy.
Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
Film: “Influenza 1918 / American Experience / PBS.”
Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke, School of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana “An Evolutionary View of Influenza Virus Infection and Control.”
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota “Deadliest Enemies: Our War Against Killer Germs.”