It seems there is a boot camp for just about everything these days. But have you heard of a boot camp for scientists that teaches best practices for writing and managing code? That's just what the organization Software Carpentry (SWC) is about.
Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Green Library will be open for its usual hours: 8:00 am to 1:00 am. Come in and see us!
Global Game Jam
Members of the Stanford community are invited to help create a video game from scratch during the Global Game Jam (GGJ) January 24-26, 2014. The GGJ is a yearly 48-hour game design challenge in which teams from around the world share their passion for games, programming, and graphic design. The goal is for each team around the world to design, test, and develop a new game inspired by the Game Jam’s theme. This year’s theme will be announced during the opening video keynote at 5PM on January 24th. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to participate regardless of their technical skills and prior game design experience.
For more information, and to register, please visit the Stanford University Global Game Jam website.
When: 5 PM January 24th to 5 PM January 26th.
Where: Meyer Library Room 184
1) Visit the Stanford University GGJ Registration Website.
2) Click the "Join This Jam Site" button.
3) Create a GGJ Profile.
Stanford’s Global Game Jam team is sponsored by Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Academic Computing Services (ACS). Please contact the event’s co-organizers, Academic Technology Specialist Carlos Seligo (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Academic Technology Lab manager Paul Zenke (email@example.com), if you have any questions.
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Processing is now complete for the following manuscript collections. Guides are available at the Online Archive of California.
Army Chaplain Walter Marvine, 1857-1945, served in the Philippines during the "Philippine Insurrection" (1899-1900), with the 9th Infantry in China at Tientsin during the "Boxer Rebellion" (1900-1901) and with the Expeditionary Brigade during World War One while serving with Coast Artillery Corps. The collection consists of nearly 3,000 letters, a diary, accounts, and sermons. Also included are lengthier accounts of his experiences, such as: "Sentinel Duty at Fort Shaw, MT, 1875," "A Story of the East TN Mountains,” "Some Incidents of My Experiences During the Campaign in China, 1900-01," and "Tome written from Ft. Huachuka from Grace to Walter in China, 2 Aug 1900."
Smedley Butler’s Marine Corps career lasted from 1898-1932. He then became the author of a classic antiwar tract, "War is a Racket" (1935), and leader of a veteran’s peace movement. The collection includes over 1,000 letters, photographs, and ephemera. Of particular interest in this collection are Butler's letters written to his wife from Haiti which detail his adventures in that country. In 1915, rebel Haitians known as Cacos killed the Haitian dictator Vilbrun Guillaume Sam. In response, the United States ordered the USS Connecticut to Haiti with Major Butler and a group of Marines on board. Butler put down the rebellion and subsequently organized the Haitian Gendamerie. Social order was restored and several public works projects were completed. Many of the incoming correspondent's letters are from old Philadelphia Quaker family names, Such as Biddle, Butler, Darlington, Peters, Sharpless, Willig, etc.
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Read Compassion's Curative Power by Emma Seppala, PhD, the associate director of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at the School of Medicine. Compassion offers tremendous health benefits and Seppala cites a study about the science behind compassion's health impact.
To learn more, see what Stanford Libraries have to offer about compassion including persperctives from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, theology, philosophy or other. Check SearchWorks.
Humanitarian, hero, revolutionary, Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013) served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities in South Africa. He later served as the first black president of the same country and in 1993 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Frederick Willem de Klerk.
To learn more, see what the Stanford University Libraries have to offer by checking SearchWorks for works both by and about Nelson Mandela or to find databases with scholarly articles. You can also read the latest news articles about him - see our Find newspaper articles page.