November 2006 Archives

GIS Day at the Libraries

The Libraries of The Claremont Colleges will be celebrating GIS Day on Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

A global event, GIS Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world.

Visit Honnold/Mudd Library to learn how geography and geographic information systems technology can make a difference in our lives.

Events we have scheduled for that day:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Map gallery, Geocache, and geography quiz
Honnold/Mudd Library south lawn
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Software demonstrations
across from the Services Desk inside Honnold/Mudd Library
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Faculty presentations on the use of GIS in teaching and research
Honnold/Mudd Library Founders Room

This event sponsored by The Libraries of The Claremont Colleges with support from ESRI.

For more information about GIS Day at the Libraries, contact Candace Lebel (candace.lebel[at]

For more information about GIS day around the world, visit

What was Postmodernism?

John Farrell, Associate Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College
Wednesday, November 8th, 4:15 PM

Join us in this upcoming Claremont Discourse in the Founders Room of the Honnold/Mudd Library:

In the 1980s, the term "postmodernism" was adopted by literary critics to designate what the reigning generation of artists and theorists, figures like Pynchon, Cage, Warhol, and Barthes, had in common. Postmodernists shared an interest in presenting words, sounds, or images for their own sake. They questioned the ability of art, or even language in general, to refer to anything beyond itself, adopting for themselves a fundamental detachment or post-metaphysical cool. Where modernism sought profundity, originality, and ontological grounding, postmodernism was an art of exhilarating superficiality, unmoored borrowing, and an enjoyable lightness of being. The arrival of postmodernism has often been treated as an epoch-making event in the history of Western culture. John Farrell, author of Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau (published by Cornell University Press in 2005), finds these claims overblown. In his lecture, he will present some ambitious theories of what postmodernism meant and counter them with observations of his own.

Denison Library Fall Book Sale

Come join Denison Library for it's annual fall book sale located at the Valencia Courtyard, Denison Library (Scripps College Campus)

Thursday, November 2, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(first hour for CC Faculty, Staff, Students, and Libraries Cardholders)

Friday, November 3, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$2.00 for all hardcover
$1.00 for all paper cover
with a limited number of $5.00 and up books

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