Undergraduates! Interested in conducting research? The Office of Undergraduate R…

Undergraduates! Interested in conducting research? The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is soliciting research proposals from students in any discipline for competitive awards. Successful applicants can receive a stipend ranging from $500 to $1500 and a project budget ranging from $2000 to $5000. Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1yzlurl


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Not dead yet! Last year there were 307 book challenges in the United States. He…

Not dead yet! Last year there were 307 book challenges in the United States. Here are the top ten:

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence

2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence


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Not dead yet! Last year there were 307 book challenges in the United States. He…

Not dead yet! Last year there were 307 book challenges in the United States. Here are the top ten:

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence

2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence


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Banned for decades! Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from p…

Banned for decades! Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from publication in the United States under obscenity laws as illegal pornography until a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1964 lifted the ban. The landmark decision stated that "material dealing with sex in a manner that advocates ideas, or that has literary or scientific or artistic value or any other form of social importance, may not be branded as obscenity and denied the constitutional protection."

*On Monday, we kicked off Banned Book Week with this post about the Tropic of Cancer along with a cover image of this version of the book: http://amzn.to/1rkgz9H. Ironically, a Facebook user reported the image as objectionable, and Facebook removed the entire post from the library’s page.


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Banned for decades! Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from p…

Banned for decades! Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from publication in the United States under obscenity laws as illegal pornography until a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1964 lifted the ban. The landmark decision stated that "material dealing with sex in a manner that advocates ideas, or that has literary or scientific or artistic value or any other form of social importance, may not be branded as obscenity and denied the constitutional protection."

*On Monday, we kicked off Banned Book Week with this post about the Tropic of Cancer along with a cover image of this version of the book: http://amzn.to/1rkgz9H. Ironically, a Facebook user reported the image as objectionable, and Facebook removed the entire post from the library’s page.


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Earthquake! There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on ….

Can your building handle an earthquake?  Need to know the specs for designing structures in earthquake-prone areas like Alaska?  Find out in one of the Consortium Library’s many full text eBooks available in EngNetBase (CRC), Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill), or Earth & Environmental Science (Springer).  Or try QuickSearch and limit to Books/eBooks to find them all.

 

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Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Se…

Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book "In the Night Kitchen" because its young protagonist, Mickey, was depicted in the nude. Many librarians censored the book by painting diapers over the boy’s genitals, and in some cases the book was even burned. Here's the Colbert Report's take on the controversy: http://on.cc.com/YZPDjK


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Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Se…

Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book "In the Night Kitchen" because its young protagonist, Mickey, was depicted in the nude. Many librarians censored the book by painting diapers over the boy’s genitals, and in some cases the book was even burned. Here's the Colbert Report's take on the controversy: http://on.cc.com/YZPDjK


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