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January 2009

  • Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now

    Posted Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:05 p.m.

    A panel discussion on the directions and challenges of alternative energy highlighting Silicon Valley-Israel high-tech cooperation.

    • Have alternative-energy solutions finally reached a tipping point?
    • Or will plummeting oil prices and bailouts swamp the way forward?

    The panelists of "Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now" will share their visions and the innovative technologies that are driving their companies and organizations forward.

    This panel discussion also highlights the high-tech connections between Silicon Valley and Israel, which both seek solutions to the issues of energy independence and global climate change. Organized by Santa Clara University's Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Silicon Valley.

    Light refreshments provided

    When: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6-8 p.m.

    Where: Saint Clare Room (3rd floor), Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library

    Full description & flyer (.pdf).

    For more information, please contact Michal Strutin.

  • President-Elect Barack Obama's Inauguration - Watch it in the Learning Commons!

    Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.

    The inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama will be televised in the Learning Commons on January 20th. Inauguration ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. The new President will then take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Later, the inaugural parade will be broadcast beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    You can watch all the inauguration events on televisions in the Arcade, in the Viewing & Taping Rooms A - C, and on monitors throughout the building. Televisions will be tuned to various broadcast stations.
    Also for your viewing pleasure, there is an exhibit in the St. Clare Room on Presidents, First Ladies, and previous inaugurations.


  • Free Stuff For Your Input!

    Posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:07 p.m.

    Library staff members are in the process of evaluating the Library’s Web site. This is an opportunity for faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the general community to voice your thoughts and opinions about how you use the site and what can be improved.

    • 6 focus groups will be held January 12–15 and will last 45–60 minutes each.
    • 10–15 individual testing sessions will be scheduled in February and will last 30–40 minutes each.

    All participants will receive a gift certificate from the University Library.

    If you would like to volunteer or have questions about this study, contact Sophia Neuhaus. Please indicate whether you are faculty, staff, a graduate student, an undergraduate student, an alum, or a member of the general public (e.g., an Osher member or neighbor).

    All information gathered during this study will be kept confidential.

    This study is pending approval by the Human Subjects Committee.