Monday, November 30, 2009

Faculty Publication -- Terrorism: A History

Associate Professor of History Randy Law is having quite the year. His new book, Terrorism: A History, was published this past summer by Polity press, a British publishing house that focuses on sociology, politics, and social and political theory. The book’s most recent review, published only last week, congratulated Law “on what is an error-free and well-presented book with a sprinkling of black and white images” and an “exhaustive bibliography.” The review concluded that “Law’s study provides the main reading for any political theory or international relations course.” The book can be found in the BSC Library (call number HV6431 .L39 2009). Shortly after Terrorism: A History came off the press, Professor Law headed off for the Ukraine, where he has been continuing to study terrorism on a Fulbright scholarship. His wife, Hannah Wolfson, has recorded their experiences there on her lively blog ( ). We all look forward to welcoming back the Laws, along with their son Alex, when they are expected to return to Alabama next week.
--Anonymous Library-type Blogger

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Week Hours for the Library

The BSC Library will be open the following hours during Thanksgiving Week: Monday 11/23: 8 am - midnight Tuesday 11/24: 8 am - 7 pm Wednesday 11/25: 8 am - 5 pm Thursday 11/26: CLOSED Friday 11/27: CLOSED Saturday 11/28: CLOSED Sunday 11/29: 2 pm - midnight Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Striking 12: A New Musical for the Holidays

Feeling like a Scrooge? Well, then you should definitely go out and support the BSC Theatre in their performance of Striking 12 to put you in the Holiday spirit. Striking 12 is a musical that brings together old and new styles while combining music from all spectrums. It is a story that mirrors Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It is about a man at Christmas time that has turned into a Scrooge. He is very depressed at the end of the year when he meets a girl selling holiday lights which leads him to the story The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. Through his journey, the man comes to discover what really matters in his life – and just in time for the New Year. It will be showing on the Mainstage of the Theatre starting this Thursday: November 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. November 22 at 2:30 p.m. Be sure to make time in your busy schedule for this amazing rendition of Striking 12! For more information on this and other upcoming productions visit the BSC Theatre's Homepage.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Provost's forum: Babel, Babel, Babel

The chimps are coming!!!!

Professor Jim Neel talks on politics and the inspiration behind his creation of the chimpanzee army that is currently on display in the Durbin Gallery in the Art building. The title of his talk is: Babel, Babel, Babel: Plumbing, Porcelain and Politics or Why We Should Change the Name of Our Species.

Gain insight into these monkey warriors, Tuesday 11/17 at 11 a.m. in Norton Theatre.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New databases - including the Historical New York Times!

The BSC library has recently subscribed to online versions of several important resources, which were previously available only in print or microfilm. All of these are accessible from the library's Databases page, from on-campus or off-campus (with a valid BSC user ID and password). Here are the juicy details: Historical New York Times (Full Text, Full Image) The New York Times in full-text and full image articles, dating back to the very first issue. Searchable by key word, subject, company/organization, person, location, and creative work. Facts on File - World News Digest An archival record of domestic and international news, covering "all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940." Ulrichsweb Bibliographic, publishing and pricing information on more than 300,000 periodicals from around the world, including academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. Bibliographic Index Plus Covers "over 530,000 bibliographies appearing in periodicals, as whole books, or parts of books," from 1982 to the present. Essay & General Literature Index Cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works. Its focus is on the humanities and social sciences, covering topics on political science, history, criticism of literary works, drama, and film, etc. Short Story Index An index to short stories written in or translated into English that have appeared in collections and selected periodicals, from 1984 to the present. Play Index An index to 44,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kevin Stump to Discuss Entrepreneurship with BSC Community

Kevin Stump, a well respected BSC alum, will be returining to the BSC campus Tuesday, November 10th to speak. The title of this event is "Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Management", but don't be led to believe that this event is restricted to Business Majors. Everyone, especially those who are curious about or have an entrepreneurial spirit themselves, are invited to attend. Stump has obtained a successful career by being an entreprenuer so this event is bound to be informative and insightful. Amazingly, at a young age, Stump founded his own company and has since led it to national success. By way of his knowledge and experiences, Kevin Stump is bound to convey a message to the entrepreneur in each of us. Let's welcome him back to the BSC campus this upcoming Tuesday during common hour in the Harbert Auditorium.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Library used book sale this Friday & Saturday

The BSC library will be holding a used book sale on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, in conjunction with Homecoming & Alumni Reunion weekend. Hardbacks and CDs will be on sale for $1, and paperbacks for 50 cents. The sale will be underway from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Come stop by the first floor of the library to see what books await you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Writer Thomas E. Kennedy to speak Nov. 2 at 3:30

BACHE visiting writer Thomas E. Kennedy is scheduled to speak today at 3:30 in Harbert Auditorium. Kennedy has written numerous books, essays, short stories and poems, in addition to working for the medical profession as an editor, speechwriter, and translator. A native of New York, Kennedy currently makes his home in Denmark. His most recent book, Riding the Dog: A Look Back at America, was published in 2008. If you'd like to know more about Thomas E. Kennedy's work, visit his website at ... and come hear him speak!