Author Archives: Sue Vazakas

About Sue Vazakas

Science/Engineering Librarian and devoted reader.

Go To Other Worlds This Weekend

JOHNCON IS HERE! Yes, this is news worth shouting. Prepare for the non-stop extravaganza that will be JohnCon 2015 (April 10-12). JohnCon is the annual convention of JHU’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (HopSFA). It’s held in Levering Hall, continuously … Continue reading

Why Can’t Some People Donate Blood? Is That Fair?

Are the guidelines used to screen potential blood donors discriminatory? This question will be the subject of the talk given at this year’s Undergraduate Conference in Public Health, the theme of which is “Giving Life to Public Health.” The keynote speaker … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act – Hear the Practitioners

The major topic in health care policy for the last several years has been the Affordable Care Act. This month’s Conversations in Medicine Symposium is entitled Can We Afford the Affordable Care Act? Come and talk with the distinguished panel of … Continue reading

Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds

What’s going on in the world of virtual worlds? Snow Crash (1992) — Okay, follow this: Facebook recently bought Occulus VR — the Federal Trade Commission said OK — because of course we all want to live in the Occulus … Continue reading

Sci Fi News – New Books and Movies

It’s so important to keep up on the science fiction news, especially when you’ve made it to Winter Break. William Gibson, the author of Pattern Recognition and The Difference Engine, has a new book out entitled The Peripheral. It involves … Continue reading

Talk: Conversations in Medicine

Conversations in medicine happen billions of times each day. Everyone within the medical community, including the patients, talks and talks and tries to reach mutual understanding. As studies show, we’re trying to get better at this, but we still have … Continue reading

On the Subject of Cities

What is a city? The common characteristic of all cities is being “a reasonably large and permanent concentration of people within a limited territory,” according to the Social Science Encyclopedia. The U. S. Census Bureau can even give you a … Continue reading

Workshops Just for You

It’s the beginning of the fall semester, and there are so many exciting events going on! Your library’s events will make you happy and more productive, so you should definitely fit them in. E-books for Academics Date: Wednesday, September 17, … Continue reading

It’s Finally Summer!

It’s summer! Your library loves summer as much as you do! You get more than 10,000 hits when you throw the word “summer” into the catalog search box on the library home page. What? You’re not only seeing the word … Continue reading

Let’s Play Video Games

Hey, JHU students on Homewood campus! Why don’t you play some video games? WHERE THEY ARE Digital Media Center (DMC) – Room 226 of the Mattin Center’s Offit Building, which is the building across from the back of Whitehead Hall … Continue reading