March 2010 Archives

Libraries Open Regular Hours Over Easter Weekend

Honnold/Mudd and Denison will be open our regular hours over Easter.

Libraries Closed for Cesar Chavez Day

The Libraries will be closed Friday, Mar. 26, for Cesar Chavez Day, and will re-open with our regular hours on Saturday.

Satellite Images on the Web

Interested in viewing satellite images from many different regions of the world? Intute hosts more than 2,000 satellite images; images include phenomena such as wildfires, coastal waters, mountain ranges, rivers, landmarks, and cities.

From the Intute web site:

Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.... Intute is managed and supported by a consortium of institutions within the United Kingdom.

C-SPAN Puts Videos on the Web

C-SPAN now provides free web access to over 160,000 hours of video coverage of political events dating back to 1987. Additional content will be added daily. According to the C-SPAN web site, this public service allows searching, viewing, clipping, and sharing at no charge.

Visit the C-SPAN video archive at

Library Hours for Spring Break

The Libraries close early on Mar. 12, will be closed all day Sat. and Sun., Mar. 13-14, and will be open reduced hours Mar. 15-20. For details see the schedule. Enjoy your break!

Gaston Espinosa, Claremont McKenna College
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library
Wednesday, March 10, 4:15 PM

Religion has been invoked by political parties and presidential candidates to unite, divide, and mobilize the American people. Prof. Gaston Espinosa will examine the tightropes walked by candidates seeking to balance the separation of church and state and yet win the White House on Election Day. This presentation will explore a number of questions about religion and the 2008 Election, such as: What impact did Obama's spiritual journey, Muslim heritage, and Black church experience have on his campaign? How and why did Obama, a liberal Protestant with a strong secular orientation, harness the power of religious rhetoric and conversion in his outreach to the American people? How did Catholics, Evangelicals, mainline Protestants, Jews, seculars, women, Blacks, Asian Americans, and Latinos vote for Obama? Why? What long-term trends may his election signal for the future of American religion and politics?

Gaston Espinosa is Chair and Arthur V. Stoughton Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College and co-editor of the Columbia University Press Series in Religion and Politics. His recent books include Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush (Columbia, 2008); Religion, Race, and the American Presidency (April 2009); and the forthcoming Religion, Barack Obama, and the 2008 Election.

Light refreshments will be provided.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz.

The Claremont Discourse Lecture Series is sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont University Consortium.

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