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Humanities Week Events from September 12-16th!

Thanks to the support of the President’s Office and the grand success of last year’s “Why Humanities” Week, we are very excited to announce that Humanities Week will take place September 12-16th! In a popular repeat from last year’s event, students will have an opportunity to win a semester of free tuition by submitting their take on What do the Humanities Mean to You? Entrants are asked to produce a video, essay, poem or proclamation outlining the importance and value of the humanities.

Notice: Google Scholar & Library Resource Problems

This notice is for users who are attempting to access library resources through Google Scholar. Unfortunately at this time users will be unable to link to the library's electronic resources from Google Scholar. This is a priority issue and we hope to see service restored soon. In the meantime, you can continue to find resources through the following platforms:

The library's search interface: http://led.uwindsor.ca/one-stop-search

Elsevier Acqusition of SSRN

On May 17th publishing giant Elsevier announced it had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). This potentially marks a major change in scholarly communications landscape and is the first time a large academic publisher has stepped into the repository landscape. The stated benefits of this change include potential integration with existing platforms such as Scopus and the Mendely - another relatively recent purchase by Elsevier.

Limited-Term Information Services Librarian (Nursing Liaison)

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a 12-month limited-term Information Services Librarian – Nursing Liaison position commencing as early as July 1, 2016. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. For more information please visit the job posting

 

Windsor's Football Past: Assumption College 1915

Assumption College Football Players c.1915

Did you know that the history of Purple Raider and Lancer Athletics goes as far back as the early 1900’s? To learn more about the history of athletics at our university, please visit the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive brought to you by Scholarship @Uwindsor

- Jasna Cakmak

 

The second of our college football songs for the week!

Super Bowl Week: Windsor Football from the Digital Archives

Assumption College Football Players c.1951

Founded in 1857, Assumption University was the parent institution of the University of Windsor that we know today. Football was part of the athletic life of Assumption College just as it is today at the University of Windsor. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, we'll be sharing some pictures and tidbits from Windsor's football past!

Check the Public History 497 Digital Archive!

The Public History 497 Digital Archive at the University of Windsor brings together thematically organized digitized archival materials from the Leddy Library that capture part of the unique history of Windsor & Essex County. Students in the class selected materials on various topics, worked to digitize those materials and build an online exhibit using the Omeka digital exhibits software, and also contributed their unique historical scholarship to bring these items to life.

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