“River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze” discussion today

Join us for a Year of China Book Discussion today!  Rhonda Petree, director of the English Language Transition Program, will lead a discussion of Peter Hessler’s “River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze” from 4-5 p.m. in the Davee Library breezeway (upper level). Free and open to everyone.

HesslerBookCoverIn the heart of China’s Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society (Description and book cover from Amazon).

Big Read in the St. Croix Valley features “Love Medicine”

Looking for a good book to read over spring break? The Chalmer Davee Library recommends “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich. The Library has partnered with ArtReach St. Croix to promote their one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. This year’s book is “Love Medicine.” Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement and Associate Professor of English, will lead a discussion of this novel as part of the Big Read initiative on Wednesday, April 8 from 4-5 p.m. in the Library Breezeway. Learn more about the variety of events, including theatre performances, hikes, art exhibits and musical performances that are scheduled throughout St. Croix Valley during April as part of the Big Read at ValleyReads.org.

Intermittent Failures and Slow Response Times: Journal A-Z, FindIt@UWRF and Citation Linker AGAIN!

Journal A-Z, FindIt@UWRF and Citation Linker continue to exhibit failures and slow response times.   The problem has been reported to the vendor and staff Madison  are doing everything possible to get this  resolved.

If you notice any of these services working poorly or failing please send an email to help us better document the failures.  The library apologizes for the continued inconvenience.

If you are unable to view full text, sign into to Search@UW and add the article to your e-Shelf for review once the issue is resolved.  Please call the Research Help Desk at 715.425.3343 if you need assistance using the e-Shelf.

Hagestad, expert on Chinese cyberwarfare, makes 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 280 Kleinpell Fine Arts. 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

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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.

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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