Week of 4/22 Workshops

Tuesday, April 23

Evaluating Scholarly Sources, 4:00 – 4:50 pm – Online Only

Description: Did you know that there are different types of scholarly articles? In this Zoom workshop, we’ll focus on how to identify the main types — the empirical study, the literature review, and the scholarly research article common in the Humanities. You’ll also learn the types of articles that appear in scholarly journals but that aren’t considered scholarly and should not be used in your papers. Confused? You need to attend this workshop!

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/769014461

 

Wednesday, April 24

Finding Books for Your Research, 10:00 – 10:45 am

Description: The Pfau Library provides direct access to hundreds of thousands of books in both print and ebook formats; however, there are millions of books at libraries across the state and country that the library can borrow for you. Come discover the many resources we offer to locate and access these books.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Big Data and Big Promises 4/16

You’re cordially invited to join us on Tuesday, April 16, noon to 1:00 p.m., for a talk titled “Big Data and Big Promises,” followed by a question-and-answer session.

In this talk, Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at CSUSB, will survey some of the applications and important issues in making use of Big Data.

Big Data are omnipresent and are finding applications in science, education, business, security, and healthcare, among others.

Big Data, Big Business, Big Brother… are you concerned? 

Converting data to useful knowledge and information requires a team effort from mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and domain experts.  It provides career opportunities for our students.

Dr. Pantula is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in statistical sciences.  Most recently, he served as Director of Data Analytics programs at Oregon State University (OSU).  He also served as Dean of the College of Science at OSU from August 2013 to August 2017, after a three-year term as Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF.  Pantula spent more than 30 years as a statistics professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he began his academic career in 1982.  At NCSU, he also served as Director of Graduate Programs (1994-2002) and Head of the Department of Statistics (2002-2010).

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association (ASA).  He served as ASA president in 2010 and received the ASA Founders Award in 2014.  Pantula is a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Mu Sigma Rho.  He is also a member of the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

Pantula received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University.

The program, which will take place in PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center), is free and open to the public.

Sign-in sheets will be available to faculty who wish to offer students extra credit.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

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Chess Club Meeting 4/17

You are invited to join the Dean of the John M. Pfau Library, Cesar Caballero, for a Chess Club event on April 17, from 3-5 p.m., in PL-5005.

Make your best opening moves and enjoy friendly peer-to-peer competition.

Come learn why the ancient Greek proverb, “Well begun is half done,” aptly applies to chess, a game which teaches tactics, strategy, concentration, and much more.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the event.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

Posted in Community Events, Events

Yotie Talk: “It is High Time to Bring Social Equity to the U.S.-Mexican Border” 4/18

You’re invited to join us for a Yotie Talk, “It is High Time to Bring Social Equity to the U.S.-Mexican Border,” sponsored by the University Diversity Committee and the John M. Pfau Library.

Date:             Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time:            Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location:      Library Multimedia Center (PL-5005)

Presenter:   Dr. Kimberly Collins, Professor of Public Administration and Executive Director of the Leonard Transportation Center at CSUSB

The U.S.-Mexican border region is a place of dichotomies, where people live different shared experiences – those who cross the border regularly and live on both sides of the line, mix with people who never cross the border and with migrants and refugees newly arrived from someplace in the global south or recently deported from the United States.  It is a place that can be both controversial and mundane—a place of democratically elected governments, but without adequate representation for those who consider themselves “borderlanders” or are stateless migrants.  National government institutions and national priorities of Mexico and the U.S. determine border policies and programs, not local and state priorities and institutions.  National concerns about security and international trade and investment submerge local concerns about social equity.

This talk reviews concepts of social equity in the face of national and binational programs and public administration, and recommends improving levels of equity in the border for enhanced human security and quality of life as well as stability of economic systems.

Collins has over 20 years’ experience in addressing regional socio-economic, demographic, environmental, educational, and trade issues in the U.S.-Mexican border region.  She has worked with governing agencies at the federal, state, and local level, and non-profit entities that face growth, sector expansion, job loss, industrial development or redevelopment challenges.

Her current research focuses on social networks and equity policy along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Her service includes being recently appointed as the North American Editor for the Journal of Borderlands Studies; being a member of the U.S. EPA’s Good Neighbor Environmental Board — a Congressionally mandated board that advises the U.S. President on environmental and infrastructure issues along the United States border with Mexico; the university’s faculty liaison for CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración); and the current chair of the City of Redlands Park and Recreation Committee.

She earned a Ph.D. in Applied Social Sciences, with a focus on Public Administration from El Colegio de Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; a certificate from the Rural Community Development Executive Training Institute at Cornell University; a Master of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University; a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego; and studies abroad in Santiago, Chile, through University of California, Davis.  Her most recent publications can be found in Google Scholar and Research Gate.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

Posted in Community Events, Events

Multicultural Book and Family Festival 4/28

The John M. Pfau Library, in partnership with the Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Association and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, cordially invites you to join us for the Multicultural Book and Family Festival on Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union.

Festivities include author presentations, book readings, dance performances, learning activities for kids, a children’s theater show, plus arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors, prizes and more. 

Over 5,000 books will be given away to children and young adults.

Vendors, exhibitors, sponsors, local authors and volunteers are currently being sought. 

A summary of the program is scheduled to be released in early April.

The event is free and open to the public, with complimentary parking in Lot D. 

To register or for more information, email mbff@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5104. 

For advertising opportunities, or to inquire about sponsorships, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, atrmadriga@csusb.edu.

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The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers 5/9

You are invited to join us for a presentation by Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, considered one of the Four Horsemen of the Chicano Movement, who will discuss and sign his latest book, The Eagle Has Eyes, which is the first of its kind to bring transparency to the FBI’s attempts to destroy the incipient Chicano Movement of the 1960s.

Date:          Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time:         2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Location:  PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Gutierrez, who holds both a Ph.D. and a J.D., was a Professor Emeritus of Political Science and founder of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Arlington.  He has authored and co-authored 17 other books. His last work, a political biography, won Best Biography award from Latino Literacy Network. He has been an elected and appointed public official in Texas and Oregon and a key figure in the founding of the Mexican American Unity Council, the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Midwest and Northwest Voter Registration and Education Projects, and the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement.

 

Dr. Enrique Murillo, Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Latino Education and Advocacy Days, will facilitate a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

 

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

Posted in Community Events, Events, Lectures & Presentations

FILM SCREENING: The House I Live In, April 4th

Library Media Services is pleased to host a screening of the film:

The House I Live In

Followed by a discussion facilitated by professors Annika Anderson (Sociology), Kelly Campbell (Psychology), and Marc Robinson (History).

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2 – 5 pm

Library Multimedia Center, PL-5005

Social and racial inequality influence our criminal justice system. The House I Live In examines how communities of color and low-income Americans are disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs, which has accounted for more than 45 million arrests over the past 40 years. Beyond simple misguided policy, the film investigates how political and economic corruption have fueled the War on Drugs, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.

Light refreshments will be served

This event complements the Anthropology Museum’s exhibit, “smallasaGIANT,” opening the first week of the spring quarter, which explores the long-term sentencing of youth in the California justice system.

Posted in Events, Movie Screenings

Building a Culture of Teamwork in Higher Education 4/11

Building a Culture of Teamwork in Higher Education: Lessons from Simulated Space Exploration

Have a job with bosses and colleagues you need to succeed with?

What if you had to work together in a cubicle for 3 years without escape?  This is what Mars will be like.

Come see what Dr. Richard Addante, Assistant Professor of Psychology, learned testing it at NASA and what can we all do better to make our everyday missions on Earth succeed.

Date:         April 11, 2019

Time:        12:30 – 2:00 P.M.

Location:  PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Professor Addante serves as the Director of CSUSB’s EEG Research Lab, studying learning, memory, and brain states.  He earned a BA in Psychology from the College of Jersey and a PhD in Neuroscience from UC Davis as a Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellow of the American Psychological Association, followed by a 3-year Post-doctoral fellowship in neuroimaging at UTSW Medical School.  He is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, and was a Mission Specialist for NASA on the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA XIV) at Johnson Space Center.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

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Looking for a scantron or bluebook?

It’s that time of year again! These locations normally sell scantrons and bluebooks during their regular business hours:

  • Coyote Bookstore
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of Jack Brown Hall
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of the Student Union
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of Social & Behavioral Sciences (next to Einstein Bagel Bakery)
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of the Coyote Commons

Please be aware that not all locations have evening or weekend hours! (Check market hours and bookstore hours.) Sorry, the library does not have scantrons or bluebooks for sale.

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Week of 3/11 Workshops

Thursday, March 14

Finding Information for Your Assignments, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your writing assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Finding Information for Your Assignments, 2:30 – 3:10 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your writing assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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