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Darwin Day 2020 events and materials

Posted on January 30th, 2020

Several activities are planned at Eastern Illinois University to celebrate Darwin Day the week of  February 10-14.

Darwin Day is an annual and internationally celebrated event occurring on Charles Darwin’s birthday (Feb. 12). The mission of the International Darwin Day Organization is to “inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” It is meant to be “a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being”.

All events of this year’s Darwin Day program at EIU are organized around the theme “Climate Change and Evolutionary Crisis.”

Schedule of events
All events will take place at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center:

  • Sunday, Feb. 9: Film and panel discussion: “Planetary” (2016) directed by Guy Reid, featuring panelists Drs. E. Bolinger, R. Colombo, C. Craig and B. Kronenfeld
  • Monday, Feb. 10: “Evolution in a Rapidly Changing World: How Humans Influence Darwinian Evolution in Contemporary Landscapes,” presented by Dr. Jill Anderson, Odum School of Ecology and Department of Genetics, University of Georgia/Athens
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: “Climate Change and Environmental Sex Determination: An Unnatural Future?” presented by Dr. Fredric Janzen, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University/Ames.

All events are free and open to the public.

EIU Darwin Day Events are sponsored by the Darwin Day Committee in the Department of BIological Sciences, Dr. Zhiwei Liu, chair.

In support of Darwin Day, Librarian for the Biological Sciences Kirstin Duffin has curated a selection of works owned by Booth Library about Charles Darwin, and the effect of climate change on evolution. These works, listed below, are on display and available for checkout in the third-floor corridor of Booth Library.

  • Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
  • Calvin, William H., 1939-
  • GN281.4 .C293 2002
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  • Climate and Evolution
  • Pearson, Ronald George.
  • QC981.8.C5 P42
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  • Darwin: A Life in Science
  • White, Michael, 1959-2018.
  • QH31.D2 W495 1996
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  • Darwin: A Very Short Introduction
  • Howard, Jonathan, 1943-
  • QH31.D2 H775 2001
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  • Driven to Extinction: The Impact Of Climate Change on Biodiversity
  • Pearson, Richard G. (Richard Grenville), 1977-
  • QC981.8.C5 P419 2011x
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  • Ends Of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
  • Brannen, Peter, 1983-
  • QE721.2.E97 B73 2017x
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  • Evolution Since Darwin: The First 150 Years
  • QH361 .E925 2010
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  • Evolutionary Writings
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
  • QH31.D2 A3 2008
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  • Heatstroke: Nature in an Age Of Global Warming
  • Barnosky, Anthony D.
  • GF75 .B368 2009
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  • How to Read Darwin
  • Ridley, Mark.
  • QH31.D2 R475 2005
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  • Living in a Dangerous Climate: Climate Change and Human Evolution
  • Hetherington, Renée.
  • GF71 .H484 2012
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  • On the Origin Of Species
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
  • QH365 .O2 2008
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  • Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
  • Lynas, Mark, 1973-
  • QC981.8.G56 L983 2007x
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  • Sixth Extinction: Patterns Of Life and the Future Of Humankind
  • Leakey, Richard E.
  • GF75 .L425 1995
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  • Time Before History: 5 Million Years Of Human Impact
  • Tudge, Colin.
  • GN281 .T84 1996
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African-American heritage films at Booth

Posted on January 16th, 2020

Join us in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and African-American Heritage Month with a collection of films, both entertaining and educational, and all of them important.  Art, photography, cinema, music, space travel, sports, politics, social reform — African-American heritage is everywhere, and what we have on display here is only a small cross section of its continuing influence on our daily lives.

The display runs until the end of February.  Check it out up on the 4th floor, and let us know if we’re missing something you feel would be an essential addition to our catalog.

  • Black Panthers: Vanguard Of the Revolution
  • E185.615 .B53 2016x .DVD
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  • Black History: A Retrospective
  • E185 .B53 2009x .DVD
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  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: A Documentary in 9 Chapters
  • E185.615 .B5468 2011x .DVD
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Check out a Literary Valentine @ Booth

Posted on January 15th, 2020

Literary Valentines
Everyone loves a love story, and Valentine’s Day is approaching soon!  Check out these new and classic works of romance on display near the Booth Library research help desk on the main level (3rd floor).

  • American Love Story
  • Herrera, Adriana,
  • PS3608.E6747 A44 2019x
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  • Art Of Running in Heels
  • Gibson, Rachel,
  • PS3557.I2216 A78 2017x
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  • Ayesha at Last
  • Jalaluddin, Uzma,
  • PR9199.4.J3515 A96 2019
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  • Brazen and the Beast
  • MacLean, Sarah,
  • PS3613.A27378 B72 2019x
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  • Elegant Fac̮ade
  • Hunter, Kristi Ann,
  • PS3608.U5935 E44 2016b
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  • Emma: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism
  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
  • PR4034 .E5 2000
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  • Extraordinary Union
  • Cole, Alyssa,
  • PS3603.O427 E97 2017b
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  • Flights Of Fancy
  • Turano, Jen,
  • PS3620.U7455 F58 2019
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  • Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  • Lee, Mackenzi,
  • 813 L5141ge
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  • Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel
  • Bailey, Tessa,
  • PS3602.A55335 L68 2020x
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  • Love Letter
  • Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
  • PS3608.A866 L678 2018
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  • Love Without End: A Story Of Heloise and Abelard
  • Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-
  • PR6052.R263 L68 2019
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  • Marrying My Sweet
  • Harris, Nicola,
  • PS3608.A783265 M37 2016x
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  • Other Miss Bridgerton
  • Quinn, Julia, 1970-
  • PS3617.U57 O83 2018x
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  • Our Own Private Universe
  • Talley, Robin,
  • 813 T145ou
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  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
  • PR4034 .P7 1995x
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  • Prince Who Loved Me
  • Hawkins, Karen.
  • PS3558.A8231647 P74x 2014
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  • Quiet Gentleman
  • Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
  • PR6015.E795 Q54 2006x
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  • Restless Rancher
  • Ryan, Jennifer, 1973-
  • PS3618.Y33465 R48 2019x
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  • Right Swipe: A Novel
  • Rai, Alisha,
  • PS3618.A4365 R53 2019x
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  • Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre
  • Ramsdell, Kristin, 1940-
  • Z1231.L68 R37 2012
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  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • PR2831.A2 W35 2012
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  • Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Warren, Susan May, 1966-
  • PS3623.A865 S33 2011
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  • Single Kiss
  • Burrowes, Grace,
  • PS3602.U7687 S56x 2015
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  • Wedding Party
  • Guillory, Jasmine,
  • PS3607.U48553 W44 2019
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Library tours to be offered

Posted on January 8th, 2020

Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer.

Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up; just come to the Research Help desk on the north end of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 13 through Feb. 6. The library will be closed on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a research help librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.

Study rooms can now be reserved!

Posted on January 8th, 2020

Students: You asked, and we delivered! Over the years Booth has had many patron requests that our fourth-floor study rooms be made available by reservation. We now have a system in place to do that.

Study rooms may be reserved by groups of two or more people for up to two hours per day. Unreserved study rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that our study rooms are intended for group use; rooms cannot be reserved for individual use.

Only current EIU students with a valid Panther Card may reserve a room. Reservations for a group study room can be made up to two weeks in advance.

Rehearsal and viewing rooms on the fourth floor also can now be reserved.

To reserve a study room, click here.


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