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December 2017 RodCast Articles

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UNI ScholarWorks: Improving Availability for Two Iowa Journals

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:00pm -   Rod Library has started adding both the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science (JIAS) and the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science (PIAS) to UNI ScholarWorks. This joint effort between the Iowa Academy of Science, headquartered on the UNI campus, and Rod Library will eventually make most volumes available to the public. While UNI ScholarWorks now holds volumes from 1965 through 2009, volumes dating back to 1897 will become accessible by the end of the project. The Perfect Solution The process of digitizing these journals began when Ellen Neuhaus, digital scholarship librarian, first made contact with Craig Johnson, executive director of the Iowa Academy of Science, at a UNI Connexus event.... Read More
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UNI Museum and Rod Library Partners with Chemistry Students on Tusk Research

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:38am - UNI Museum and Rod Library are supporting student success in a chemistry course this semester by helping students do groundbreaking research on an object held by the museum. An 11-foot long mastodon tusk discovered near Hampton, Iowa in 1933 is the object of study. Students in Dr. Josh Sebree’s Instrumental Analysis course were asked to be part of the museum's project to conserve the tusk. The class conducted primary research to answer specific questions to aid in the understanding and restoration of the object. This assignment to study and preserve the tusk is part of a 3-year project funded by a grant awarded to UNI Museum by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The project has also been made possible by... Read More
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De-Stress Days at Rod Library

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:36am -   You already know you’ll be spending time in Rod Library working on your final projects, writing papers, and studying for tests. Fortunately for you, when it’s time for a study break, you won’t even have to leave the library! Rod Library is again hosting de-stress events this year to help you relax and unwind during the last few weeks of the semester. Rod Library knows it is essential to support students' academic success. However, Rod Library also recognizes that it is equally as important to support students' emotional well-being, especially with finals approaching. Take a break with Rod Library at our FREE de-stress events. On December 7 and 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., La... Read More
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