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News and information from the Archbishop Alemany Library at Dominican University of California

Write Your Own Textbooks for the iPad

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With Apple just finishing up its biggest education announcement in recent years to introduce the new “iBooks 2.0″ app and “iBooks Author” e-book creation platform, there are inevitably more than a few questions regarding publishing and distribution for authors and publishers. Fortunately, Apple clarified the intricacies of the new services in a support document

Archbishop Alemany Library in partnership with the Marin County Free Libraries hosted Kay Ryan, poet laureate of the United States Friday evening in Angelico Hall.  Kay was a delight to listen to as she read selections of her poetry and added humorous and frank commentary to her reading.  We have a display of her work along with Dominican poets and other poet laureates in the library reading room.

Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations

Anyone can now track his or her citations via Google Scholar. The free citation service is “a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time,” the company said in an announcement yesterday on the Google Scholar blog. Google announced a limited-release test of the service in July…

Student artwork now adorns our walls.  A grid depiction of Pablo  Picasso’s Rape of the Sabine Women, made by students in Livia Stein’s  printmaking class is on the wall beside the Info Commons.  (Seen on the  left.)  Paintings from Robin McCloskey’s introductory and advanced  drawing classes are beside it and in the Info Commons.  On the  perpendicular wall are works by Mimi Scheiner’s students.  Enjoy the  show.  (Photo by Nicholas Angel, Senior Dominican Art Student)
A grid depiction of Pablo Picasso’s Rape of the Sabine Women, made by students in Livia Stein’s printmaking class.  Photo by Nicholas Angel, Senior Dominican art student. (See adjacent post for information.)

New Books Nov. 6th - 12th

THE PASSION OF THE WESTERN MIND : UNDERSTANDING THE IDEAS THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD VIEW / RICHARD TARNAS.
B72 .T37 1991.

IDEALISM : THE HISTORY OF A PHILOSOPHY / JEREMY DUNHAM, IAIN HAMILTON GRANT AND SEAN WATSON.
B823 D86 2011.

DERRIDA : A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION / SIMON GLENDINNING.
B2430.D484 G54 2011.

THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO EMMANUEL LEVINAS / MICHAEL L. MORGAN.
B2430.L484 M67 2011.

THE LEGACY OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN / EDITED BY JAMES SALMON AND JOHN FARINA.
B2430.T374 L34 2011.

SPINOZA AND OTHER HERETICS / YIRMIYAHU YOVEL.
B3998 .Y68 1992.

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The history behind this collaborative piece.
The Rape of Sabine as done by the Dominican University of California print making class. Come check it out in the group study area.

New Books Oct 23rd - Nov. 3rd

WHAT THE TORTOISE TAUGHT US : THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY / BURTON F. PORTER.
B74 .P67 2011.

EXAMINED LIVES : FROM SOCRATES TO NIETZSCHE / JAMES MILLER.
B104 .M54 2011.

A FREE WILL : ORIGINS OF THE NOTION IN ANCIENT THOUGHT / BY MICHAEL FREDE ; EDITED BY A.A. LONG ; WITH A FOREWORD BY DAVID SEDLEY.
B187.F7 F73 2011.

THE SOUL OF THE GREEKS : AN INQUIRY / MICHAEL DAVIS.
B187.S6 D38 2011.

THE PURSUIT OF LAZINESS : AN IDLE INTERPRETATION OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT / PIERRE SAINT-AMAND ; TRANSLATED BY JENNIFER CURTISS GAGE.
B802 .S25 2011.

AN ETHICS FOR TODAY : FINDING COMMON GROUND BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION / RICHARD RORTY ; FOREWORD BY JEFFREY W. ROBBINS ; INTRODUCTION BY GIANNI VATTIMO ; CONCLUSION BY G. ELIJAH DANN.
B945.R523 R67 2011.

MODES OF CREATIVITY : PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES / IRVING SINGER.
B945.S6573 M62 2011.

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Pumpkin Contest Winners!!!

The winners of our pumpkin carving contest are 1st place: Tanya Marshall, 2nd place: Daniela Leyva and 3rd place: Taylor Curtis.  The judges found the entries fun and hard to decide, but we thank all the contributors for their hard work and look forward to an exciting contest next year. First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Our esteemed panel of judges!!!