USpace now has the capability to archive research posters created by students and faculty at the UofU in a media-rich format. Posters in USpace may now include embedded audio and video, PowerPoint slides, PDF or Word documents, and Web links.
Today’s article, then, is a research poster. It’s a poster created to highlight a class for researchers and other creators here at the U, called Publishing SMART: How to Make your Article Visible. The aim of the class is to help scholars achieve the most impact for their publications through the publishing and archiving choices they make.
This is an pilot project experiment in geographically tying browse results to cities and towns of Utah
Marriott Library is abuzz with final preparation activities for the October 26 rededication. Continuum Magazine featured the rededication in their fall issue. Whether or not you plan to attend rededication or visit the library in the near future (and we hope you will do both!), we wanted to get out the word about the event and services that will be impacted.
Mrs. Laura W. Bush, who taught school and served as a public school librarian in Texas during her professional career, will deliver the keynote address at the rededication of the J. Willard Marriott Library on Monday, October 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The rededication ceremony will be held in the library atrium on level three and is free and open to the public, however, invited ticket holders will have priority seating. Overflow seating will be provided in library classrooms 1130 and 1150 on level one, where the program will be streamed live on video screens.
To accommodate set up for rededication events, some Marriott Library collections, services, and facilities will be temporarily unavailable to patrons. We apologize for this inconvenience. Affected areas include:
Closed October 19 – October 30:
Grand Reading Room, level three
Closed October 23 – October 26:
Atrium and study areas, level three
Closed October 26 All Day:
Middle East Library, level three
Special Collections, level four
Closed October 26 from 7 a.m. until Noon:
All public areas on levels three, four, and five
The visitor parking lot west of the library will be reserved all day on October 26 for ticketed rededication guests.
For more information, please call (801) 585-9521 or visit Library Rededication 2009
This year’s Siciliano Forum will focus on global aging–specifically healthy aging, an aging workforce, and shifting inter-generational relationships. I searched U Scholar Works on the subject of aging and found several results. The article “Why Generation(s) Matter(s) to Policy” by Susan McDaniel seemed relevant.
Professor McDaniel states that generation is “a unique kind of social location, premised on a dynamic interplay of birth time and the socio-political events occurring at crucial life course moments for [a] birth cohort. The importance of generation, in this view, is not the year of birth or the size of the birth cohort, but the social relevance of being born at a particular historical time in a given society.” She goes on to say that generation, as a concept, “opens policy to exploring who does what in relation to whom.” For example, looking at what kind of sacrifices one generation has made for another and what impact this would have on policy making. McDaniel indicates that this is an unusual approach to policy, yet is one that “provide[s] a sense of contribution and entitlement in [...] the expected transition into retirement at a particular or approximate age.”
For more information on the University of Utah’s Siciliano Forum, see http://www.csbs.utah.edu/siciliano_forum.html
Friday from 8:30-11:30 p.m., the library will host a special event to thank U of U students for enduring four years of library renovation. We’ll have a DJ and dancing on L3 plus food and movies on L1. Current students will be admitted with their University I.D. cards at the west entrance and each student can bring one non-student, adult guest. Please help get the word out to the library’s student workers and to student patrons who visit the library this week. None of the library’s regular services will be available that night.
I recently came across Prof. John Flynn’s article in USpace: the University of Utah’s Institutional Repository titled “Antitrust policy and health care reform” and thought it might be interesting to showcase given President Obama’s recent speech to Congress on the matter of health care reform. The article, written in 1994 and published in Antitrust Bulletin, “examines case law developments [from 1984-1994] in applying antitrust policy to health care markets and suggests how antitrust policy…relates to legislative proposals for reform of health care markets” (pg. 6).
While Prof. Flynn wrote in the context of the Clinton administration’s health reform policy, antitrust concerns quickly arose in the early days of the Obama administration’s announcement of a new health care policy the details of which included reducing health care costs by means of hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies getting together to agree on strategies for holding down prices http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/health/policy/27health.html
Prof. Flynn argues that “[h]ealth care is an industry that has too long been immune from rigorous review on fundamental legal and economic grounds, a fact for which we are now paying a heavy price in both extensive litigation and a major legislative effort to restructure the entire industry” (pg. 73). The great challenge of health care reform, according to Prof. Flynn, is “[f]inding the right mix of market and regulatory remedies.” It is the kind of challenge “that may well take…decades to resolve in light of the complexities of the issues” (pg. 74).
You can find the full-text of Prof. Flynn’s article in USpace at http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/ir-main,26706
As the summer winds down and school is about to start for learners of all ages, I find myself wondering where the summer went. Many of us have the same feelings, I know. I think of my two teenagers, in particular, and the various ways they have filled their summer hours: sleeping-in, reading, swimming, paid employment, etc. I poked around UScholar Works for an article related to this general topic and came across a working paper by Professor Cathleen Zick titled Over-Scheduled or at Loose Ends? The Shifting Balance of Adolescent Time Use.
In this paper Professor Zick notes that, over the past decades, there has been a decline in the number of hours adolescents spend working a job. She uses two time diary studies (one from 1977-78; the other, 2003-2005) to obtain data to answer the following questions: How are adolescents spending their time, given that they’re working less? Are they filling their time with more developmentally enriching activities? Is the employment decline related to family income levels and/or declining wage rates? Visit the full paper here if you would like some answers to those questions.
Installation of "Poems of Rainbow," by artist Suikang Zhao
Originally uploaded by Marriott Library, University of Utah
The installation is expected to be complete in August, check out more images of the installation available in Marriott’s flickr photostream
The mission of USpace, the University of Utah’s Institutional Repository is to collect, maintain, preserve, record, and provide access to the intellectual capital and output of the University of Utah, to reflect the University’s excellence, and to share that work with others. The University’s excellence emanates through a range of venues including its teaching, research and service. While research is sometimes thought of in terms of scientific laboratories, clinics, journal articles and books, it also occurs within studios devoted to art, music, and movement with outcomes such as paintings, sculptures and performances. One such example of this is De metal y madera: for flute, cello, percussion, and electronics. Written in 1999 by Professor Miguel Chuaqui, the musical score represents a culmination of his research interests which include “collaborations with colleagues in areas as diverse as Modern Dance (interactive dance systems) and the School of Medicine (interactive software development for therapeutic musical applications).” While reading the score in USpace, you can listen to a brief performance. This kind of research represents a growing area for USpace as we look toward fulfilling our goal of collecting, maintaining, preserving, recording and providing access to the intellectual capital of the University of Utah.