If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Veterans' Day, American military service, or the civilian support of the military during times of war, you may be interested to learn that the World War II-era posters currently on display in the main stairwell of King Library are available for download -- for free!
The Government Information and Law department teamed up with the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and the libraries' Digital Initiatives department to create high-quality copies from the original World War II posters held at the Miami Libraries.
Because these posters have proven highly popular, and in some cases too popular -- you know who you are -- they've been placed online for easy and free access.
With a little help from the CIM lab staff, and for the standard printing fee, you can create your own life-sized World War II poster. With their stunning imagery, and still relevant messages, they'll be an excellent addition to your dormitory, office, or holiday stocking. Just don't take them off the library walls.
You can download the collection of World War II propaganda posters from this page, or by clicking the images in this post.
20 years ago today, the Berlin Wall, separating West and East Germany came down. This event was pivotal to the eventual fall of communism in Europe. Miami has been holding a series events over the past few weeks to remember this historic event, including a speech today at 12:30 by Josef Joffe, publisher of the German newspaper, Die Zeit (online). The speech will be held in the MacMillan Great Room.
The health care debate is heating up in Washington. Learn about the critical issues involved by checking out some of our great books in the Brill Science Library:
Total Cure : the Antidote to the Health Care Crisis by Harold S. Luft
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System by John F. Cogan, Glenn R. Hubbard and Daniel P. Kessler
Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions by Scott W. Atlas, Daniel P. Kessler and Mark V. Pauly
The TIM Workshops for Photoshop have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates:
Introduction to Photoshop: Wednesday 10/14 from 11am-12:30 pm in KAMM (King 110)
Intermediate Photoshop: Wednesday 10/21 from 1-2:30pm in KAMM
The MLB Playoffs kick off tonight at 6pm with the Bronx Bombers facing off against the underdog Twins. Come to the library and check out some books about the history, lore and strategies of baseball!
The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History" by Paul G. and John G. Zinn
The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball by William F. McNeil
May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist
Brill Science Library has the Logger Pro software needed for your Chemistry assignments. Brill Science Library is located in Hughes Hall.