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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.

When: October 15 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Claremont Colleges Library, Founders Room
What: Discussion, wine, and treats with scholars from UW and USC

Come to the Claremont Colleges Library for what is sure to be a lively debate on Open Access Opportunities for Credit, Tenure, and Promotion. Learn how scholars, researchers, tenure committees, policy makers, and funders are embracing broader and more diverse evaluation criteria and new forms of authorship and publishing.

Dr. Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, will discuss open scholarship in the context of practical considerations, altmetrics, and opportunities. This will include of an overview of how our research group uses available tools as well as perspectives on the promotion process. Dr. Roberts' lab webpage and research.

Dr. Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, will speak about the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship in the context of her research in the digital humanities, early software histories, gender, and race.

Maria Savova, the Claremont Colleges Library Director of Information Resources and Systems, will present examples of business models that allow for prestigious publications to become available under Open Access giving evidence to the opportunities provided by the rapid evolution in scholarly communication.

FMI: allegra_swift@cuc.claremont.edu | 909.607.0893

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