Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Library’s Top Circulated Books

You pass by it every time you enter the library. Amid the sea of scholarly books and research journals, that oak shelf in the lobby of the M-level is an oasis of popular fiction and non-fiction. If you never had … Continue reading

Postcards from the edge (of Maryland Hall)

We are streaming the construction of the Brody Learning Commons via a webcam mounted on the roof of Maryland Hall. Click on the Live Camera tab on the BLC blog for a look at the site. We’ll be chronicling this project … Continue reading

More Free Films!!!

Even though the Hopkins Summer Film Series has ended, there are still opportunities around Baltimore to watch movies for free in the great outdoors! Check out the Little Italy Open Air Film Festival and the Flicks from the Hill series sponsored … Continue reading

Navigating Brains

Do you need to use brain scans of mice, rats, or primates in your research? Elsevier has a new product you may be interested in: BrainNavigator. They are using images from several standard brain atlases with 3D software from the … Continue reading

Stars of Sci Fi

Like last month’s sci fi stars, some authors celebrating birthdays this month also represent the old and the new in sci fi and fantasy. Robert Heinlein left the U.S. Navy because of tuberculosis, did graduate studies in physics and math … Continue reading

Film Fridays: Star Trek

Trekkies rejoice! The final frontier is beaming down on our own backyard this evening, with the last screening in the Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films series. Star Trek (2009) will begin at sundown on the Keyser Quad in front of Gilman … Continue reading

Track Changes to Any Website

I remember when I discovered RSS feeds—no longer was I a prisoner of my lengthy bookmark list, reminding myself to check my favorite blogs. I started off populating a Bloglines account and then, like everyone else in the world, was seduced by the ease … Continue reading

Google and IEEE

IEEE’s database, called IEEE Xplore, covers electrical and computer engineering, nanotechnology, bioengineering, robotics, and more, with the full text of articles, conferences, and standards from 1988 to the present. If you search for IEEE items through IEEE Xplore, that’s fine. … Continue reading

The Return of the HUT

The Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room — fondly known as “the HUT” —  reopens on Monday, July 19 at 8 am. As part of the Gilman Hall renovation/restoration project, the HUT has been closed for the past two years. If … Continue reading

Film Fridays: Fantastic Mr. Fox

The penultimate screening in the Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films series promises to be, well, fantastic. Wes Anderson’s latest masterpiece, based on the Roald Dahl children’s novel by the same name, is a classic tail tale of good vs. evil. When … Continue reading