Hagestad, expert on Chinese cyberwarfare, makes library and campus presentations on March 5

Join Lt. Col. William T. Hagestad II for two presentations in connection with UWRF’s Year of China program on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

First presentation:  “Comparative Analysis of Nation State Cyber Conflict:  An International Field Experience” at 3:30 p.m. in the Davee Library breezeway. Free and open to everyone.

Second presentation:  “Evolution of Chinese Cyber Capabilities: An Economic, Military, and Political Review of the People’s Republic of China,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. Free and open to the public.

Lt. Col. Hagestad II has an interesting connection to UWRF. His grandfather, Herman T. Hagestad, was a UW Regent in the 1950’s and thus Hagestad Hall was named after him. His father, William Hagestad, Sr., was a professor in the English Department and Fulbright Professor representing the University in Tehran, Iran, from 1964-68. Lt. Col. Hagestad II is one of the world’s experts in his field. His books include “21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare (2012), “Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1995-2014″ (2013), and “China’s Plans for Winning Information Confrontation: Important Chinese Information Warfare Articles” (2014).

Marshall Toman leads discussion of “21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare”

Join us on Thursday, February 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Breezeway for a discussion of Bill Hagestad’s 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare.”  Hagestad grew up in River Falls, his father taught at UWRF, and his grandfather was a University of Wisconsin Regent and the namesake of Hagestad Hall.  Hagestad will be on campus on March 5 for two public lectures.  In anticipation of those events, Marshall Toman, Professor and Chair of the English Department, will lead a discussion 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare, one of several books authored by Hagestad.  21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare draws from a combination of business, cultural, historical, linguistic and the author’s personal experience to explain the use of cyber warfare doctrine by the People’s Republic of China.  Two copies of the book are available in the library main collection, HV6773/15 C97 .H34 2012


Year of China Book Discussion Series

The Library is pleased to host the Year of China Book Discussion Series. Plan your reading now for the Spring 2015 series, which includes discussions of Bill Hagestad’s 21st Century Cyberwarfare led by Marshall Toman, Peter Hessler’s River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze led by Rhonda Petree, and Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem led by Alex Hatheway. See http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/BookDiscussionSeries.cfm for more information about these titles, discussion dates and times, and selections from Hagestad’s book. Two copies of each book are available in the library for checkout.


Database Change: In the First Person no longer available

As of December 19th, 2014, Alexander Street Press decommissioned In the First Person and it is no longer available.  Alexander Street Press offers a number of resources focused on personal letters, diaries, oral histories, and other first-person narratives that can be accessed via the Databases A-Z list:
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
• British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
• North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Electronic books from EBrary “View Online” problems.

Search@UW is experiencing an eBrary problem. If the “View Online” link will not open, go directly to the eBrary link below, search the desired title & the book will open. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uwriverfalls/search.action
Please contact the Research Help Desk if you have problems.

Students Study for Finals in the Library; Free Coffee and Tea Available

With final exams in full swing, students are studying in the Chalmer Davee Library. Library staff is offering free coffee and tea to those who are studying, but ask that you provide your own cup.

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

The University Archives and Area Research Center (Room 170, Lower Level) is also available if you want a super-quiet study space. The Archives is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo leads discussion of “To Live” for Year of China Book Discussion series

Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. in the Library Breezeway for a Year of China book discussion. Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity, will lead a discussion of Yu Hua’s To Live: a To livenovel. An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant. (Description from Amazon)