New Video Tutorials Available on How to Use Library Search

The library has uploaded a series of video tutorials on how to use the new Library Search to our Library Search FAQ page. These videos, created by one of the library's student workers, Meredith Simpson, demonstrate how to conduct a basic search (searching for a known title), how to conduct an advanced search, how to access the library's databases, and how to access Resource Sharing.

We hope you find these new videos useful.

Humanistic Mathematics: A Philosophy, a Journal, and a Community

Please join us this Thursday, November 12th, at 4:15 PM, in the Founders Room of Honnold/Mudd for a Claremont Discourse lecture and discussion, Humanistic Mathematics: A Philosophy, a Journal, and a Community, sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library. Speakers are Gizem Karaali (Mathematics, Pomona College) and Mark Huber (Mathematical Sciences, Claremont McKenna College).

The term humanistic mathematics could include a broad range of topics; for its practitioners, humanistic mathematics means "the human face of mathematics." Thus the emphasis with the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, an open access journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library, is on the aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, pedagogical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects -- in sum, looking at mathematics as a human endeavor. More broadly, the journal provides a forum for both academic and informal discussions about matters mathematical, publishing articles that focus mainly on the doing of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, and the living of mathematics. It also welcomes contributions about the state of the mathematical profession (both in research and in education), underrepresentation issues within the world of mathematics, mathematics across national and cultural boundaries, mathematical fiction and poetry, personal reflections that provide insight to the inner workings of the mathematical mind, and other types of writing which may stimulate discussion among readers. Overall JHM is a journal where many different conversations about mathematics are welcome and encouraged. The journal's editors, Gizem Karaali and Mark Huber, will discuss the journal and the subject of humanistic mathematics.

EnviroLab Asia

Please join us this Thursday, October 29th, at 4:15 PM, in the Founders Room of Honnold/Mudd for a Claremont Discourse Discussion Panel, EnviroLab Asia: A New Claremont Initiative, sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library.

Albert Park (History, Claremont McKenna College)
Char Miller (Environmental Analysis, Pomona College)
Kyoko Kurita (Asian Languages & Literatures, Pomona College)
Carrie Marsh (Director of Special Collections & Libraries, Claremont Colleges Library)

EnviroLab Asia describes itself as "a laboratory for cross disciplinary research, experiential learning, and linking knowledge and practice by engaging communities and tackling problems with influences outside of the academy." An innovative interdisciplinary program funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, EnviroLab Asia explores intersections of the environment, culture, and society in Asia, as well as intersections between Asian Studies, Asian languages, and Environmental Analysis. The panel will discuss the formation of this research program, first steps taken, and the library's role as a research center to further EnviroLab Asia's mission.

All Claremont Discourse lectures are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz, 909.607.3986.

Students in Harvey Mudd College's Contemporary Topics in Art, Science, and Technology invite you to view their exhibit, "Life after the Great Separation: California as an Island," on display from October 1-29 at the North Gallery of Honnold/Mudd Library. The exhibit was inspired by the concurrent library exhibit, "Mapping the Pacific: California as an Island, 1600-1800," curated by Western Americana Librarian Lisa Crane, which includes historic maps depicting California as an island.

Students in the class produced maps and artifacts from the island some time in the future, following a natural disaster that separated California from the mainland. Their experimental cartography and speculative anthropology document the food, language, infrastructure, and geography of the new California Republic in the Pacific.

MS 179B: Art, Science, and Technology/Special Topics in Media Studies is taught by Harvey Mudd Professor Rachel Mayeri.

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