Monday, April 11, 2011
Lownes Room, John Hay Library
Guest Speaker: Dorie Greenspan
Called a ‘culinary guru’ by The New York Times and inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, Dorie Greenspan is the author of ten cookbooks; her latest, Around My French Table, was on The New York Times Bestseller List and named the Cookbook of the Year for 2010 by Epicurious and Amazon. A four-time James Beard Foundation award-winner for her cookbooks and magazine articles, and the winner of the IACP’s Cookbook of the Year Award, Dorie has collaborated with many celebrated chefs, among them Julia Child (Dorie wrote the book, Baking with Julia), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Hermé, France’s most famous pastry chef. She is a long-time contributor to Bon Appétit and a frequent guest on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her book, Baking From My Home to Yours, inspired the creation of Tuesdays with Dorie, a weekly online baking club that has been ongoing for over three years. A similar group, French Fridays with Dorie, now with over 1500 members, was created to cook through Around My French Table. Dorie’s own blog, which she started four years ago, was named one of the top 20 food blogs in the world by The Times of London.
Dorie lives in New York City, Westbrook, CT and Paris, France and is never sure which place has vanilla or where her various chargers are, but she considers it a teensy price to pay for the joys of cooking in three kitchens.
The New York Times has instituted restrictions on content effective March 28, 2011. Although some content will remain free, there will be limited access to articles and features for those who do not subscribe to either the print or online version of the paper.
The Library has arranged to provide Brown readers with access to the full text and images of the New York Times via Newsbank. Newsbank offers same-day, full-image, full-text access that includes the Book Review, Magazine, and other supplements. The links are now live via the Josiah catalog. Please see: http://josiah.brown.edu/record=b4146952 (first link) or the the New York Times record in the Library’s e-journal A-Z list at:
http://rl3tp7zf5x.search.serialssolutions.com/ (search New York Times)
A number of other online versions of the Times are also available from the Josiah link above. Users who encounter access trouble should contact us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about the University Archives’ diverse collection of museum objects and how it supplements the printed record.
Join University Archives staff to enjoy a tangible glimpse of the lives of students, alumni, and faculty.
March 22, 2011, at noon
Lownes Room, John Hay Library
Two $750 awards are given each spring for academic projects making original and extensive use of Library resources. The Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Library Research is open to any current undergrad for work completed in 2010.
One last thing to do before spring break – SUBMIT!
Application Deadline: March 25, 2011
Dr. Vartan Gregorian
“Information and Knowledge in an Age of Technology”
Introduction by President Ruth J. Simmons
Reception to follow at the John Hay Library
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sayles Hall, Brown University
VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE:
In honor of the centennial celebration of the John Hay Library, Dr. Vartan Gregorian will address “Information and Knowledge in an Age of Technology.” See Press Release for more information.
Since 1997, Vartan Gregorian has served as the twelfth president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He was president of Brown University from 1989 to 1997, and president of the New York Public Library from 1981 to 1989.
Catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami hit the northeastern region of Japan on March 11, 2011. As the relief efforts still continue, the Library compiled a list of resources to help keep you up to date with the latest information.
Brown Responds to Japan:
Live TV news:
• NHK (English): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv
• NHK (Japanese): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv
• Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/english/
• Mainichi Daily News: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/
• Daily Yomiuri: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/
• Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
• Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/
• Yomiuri Shimbun: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/
• Mainichi Shimbun: http://mainichi.jp/
Warnings and Safety:
• Japan Meteorological Agency: http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/menu.html
• US Geological Survey: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/140_35.php
• Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html
• Google’s Japan Person Finder: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en
• International Committee of the Red Cross – Family Link: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/wfl/wfl_jap.nsf/DocIndex/locate_eng?opendocument
• The Embassy of Japan in the United States: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/index.html
• The Consulate General of Japan in Boston: http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
• The Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinets: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
• The Embassy of the United States in Japan: http://japan.usembassy.gov/
• The U.S. Department of State Travel Bureau: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_5378.html
Libraries affected by the earthquakes: http://www45.atwiki.jp/savelibrary/
Other Useful Websites:
• UMASS Amherst Libraries Info on Earthquake in Japan: http://guides.library.umass.edu/jpnearthquake
• Google Crisis Response: http://www.google.com/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
Celebrate James Madison’s birthday — Freedom of Information Day — by exploring the Library’s new digital collection of historical U.S. government documents.
The LexisNexis Congressional Digital Collection now includes the full-text to congressional reports and documents back to 1789, congressional hearings back to 1824, and full coverage of the Congressional Record and its predecessor publications.
Links to public domain digitized books from Google Books, the HathiTrust Digital Library, and Open Library now appear dynamically in Josiah. For more information contact email@example.com