Friday, October 27, 2017

Valencia and Vermillion: an artists’ exchange

Exhibition runs from October 24, 2017 through December 18, 2017, University Libraries Gallery.

The University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, and the Departamento de Dibujo (Department of Drawing), Facultad de Bellas Artes (Faculty of Fine Arts), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Polytechnic University of Valencia - UPV), Valencia, Spain, participated in an exchange for artists from both Universities. The exchange was organized at the invitation of Amparo B. Wieden (UPV) and co-curated by Sarah A. Hanson-Pareek (USD).

On exhibition here, are the artists’ works from the Departamento de Dibujo. The photograph above shows both portfolios together at exhibition in Valencia, June 5 – June 30, 2017. The works contributed by USD artists can be viewed online in the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Once both exhibitions have concluded, the portfolio from USD will be bound and placed in the permanent collection of artist’s books at the Departamento de Dibujo and the portfolio from UPV will be placed in the permanent collection of the University Libraries.

USD participants:
Dillon Bryant
M. Heath Davis
Danielle De Jager-Loftus
Amy Fill
Rebecca Froehlich
Leila Ghasempor
Chelsey Groseclose
Sarah Hanson
Alisa Kuzmina
Courtney LaVallie
Nick Patterson
Jenae Porter
Leah Saiz
Marci Smith
Rain Spotted Elk
Alix Suckstorf
Taylor Van Whye
Laura Vidler

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia participants:
Vinicio Bastidas
Cristina Comeche
Francisco Duiecienti
Andrea Familiar
Vincente Ferré
Gloria Luzzy
Jose Manuel Ortuño
Laura Mars Carbó
Judith Martinez
Eva Martínez Navarro
Sarai Menéndez Rubio
Rocío Montañés
Tania Moya Jiménez
Jaume Pérez Cremades
Carola Reinhardt
Rosa Rodríguez Romero
Noemí Rovina Rodríguez
Fran Rubio
Mariano Sáez García
Adrián Sánchez Encabo
Toni Simarro
Ana Tomás Miralles
Isabel Tristán

Thursday, October 26, 2017

One search authentication downtime

Due to maintenance, authentication to Primo/One Search( will be unavailable between 7AM to 10AM CST on Saturday, October 28th.

Users will have unauthenticated browse access (title searches, etc.) but will not have the ability to request materials, access saved favorites or access e-resources that require authentication. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Trial - PsycTESTS

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The trial will expire on 17 November 2017.

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Focused on a collection of instrumentation tools developed for research but not made commercially available, PsycTESTS helps researchers easily find scales and measures for their own use. PsycTESTS is an indispensable resource for researchers looking to conduct, create, or measure research in multiple fields of study.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Trial - Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG Online)

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The trial will expire on 15 November 2017.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Exhibit - Silent Witness

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative on the 2nd Floor, University Libraries. 

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits.  It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries.

Silent Witness provides hope, help and healing for the victims and violators of domestic violence. Our goal is to eliminate domestic violence homicides by 2020.

Thousands of men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States.  Each one has a story.  Join our efforts to end this tragedy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trial - Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

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Today through 10/14/2017, all students, faculty, and staff may access Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection is perfect for counseling, psychology, social work, medical, nursing, psychiatry, and other behavioral health care courses. This vast collection of 400+ streaming videos aligned to the DSM-5® and ICD-10 content, from 2012 on, range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes and helps students better recognize mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnoses. Volume V also provides assessment options for faculty. For over 90 titles, there are 2 versions of each film available. One includes a title slide that introduces the symptom, preparing students to see what the disorder looks like. The other does not include the title slide. Students make their own diagnoses, enabling faculty to assess student comprehension.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Library Hours - Dakota Days & Native American Day

Saturday (10/7) 10 am - 2 pm*
Sunday (10/8) 10 am - 5 pm*
Monday (10/9) 10 am - 2 am

Monday, October 2, 2017

Public Affairs Journal - new issue

Issue 116, 2017 of Public Affairs Journal is now available in the DLSD

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The Public Affairs Journal features research authored by faculty and students of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. The journal has periodically featured articles relating to projects associated with the Government Research Bureau.

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