Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alice Creative Works Contest

Calling all illustrators, painters, writers, sculptors, photographers, crafters, and other creative minds! It’s the 150th anniversary of  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. To celebrate, we are hosting a creative works contest! 

What do we need from you?
Any creative works that are inspired by Lewis Carroll’s  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland series. Feel free to be abstract in your thinking as you incorporate elements from the story into your work. Any creative work (poetry, fiction, photography, paintings, sculptures, etc.) will be accepted. These works will be on display in Armacost Library!

When do we need it by?
Please turn your creative works in to Lua Gregory or Trisha Aurelio on the 2nd floor of the Armacost Library by Friday, December 4th, 5:00 p.m.

What's in it for you?
Fun times and glory, of course!
As well as the possibility of winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes ($50, $30, $20 gift cards), and a tea party and reception to take place on December 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Please send your queries to or 


Friday, November 13, 2015

Is feminism relevant today? Why/why not? -- What you said

Back in October, I asked people to suggest questions they'd like to see on the Student Engagement Board. Based on these responses I've posted, "What is a life?" and "What meal from home do you miss most?"

This past week, I asked,

Is feminism relevant today? Why/why not?

Responses, were quite varied, representing our different experiences and perspectives. Thank you to everyone who used this space to respond openly and honestly and engaged in brave conversations. It's my hope that we can inform, respectfully challenge, and learn from each other. See for yourself. Click on the images to view a larger version, and look for a related article (forthcoming) by Livvy Fore in the Redlands Bulldog.

Based on your responses, issues facing our nation, university campuses, and our own campus, this week's question is 

What's needed on campus to help all feel included?

Although the question is vague, I ask you to share your vision for what's needed on this campus so that everyone can thrive and experience a sense of belonging, inclusion, safety, and empowerment.

Monday, November 09, 2015

"Ain't I a Woman": Laverne Cox Visits University of Redlands

Transgender Pride Flag

Emmy-nominated actress, transgender advocate, and cultural icon Laverne Cox will give an address titled, “Ain’t I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood” Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. She will meet with students at a reception following. Student groups, as well as classes across the College of Arts & Sciences – in History, English, Theatre Arts, Race and Ethic Studies, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program – are participating in or discussing Cox’s lecture and related topics.

Tickets available for purchase online.

Interested in learning more about transgender issues, activism, and history?  Check out some books from the Armacost Library.   

Driver, Susan. Queer youth cultures. (2008). 

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone butch blues: A novel. (1993).

Kafer, Alison. Feminist, queer, crip. (2013). 

Stryker, Susan. Transgender history. (2008). 

Some films you might be interested in watching:

Boys Don't Cry. (1999). 
Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink). (1998). 
TransAmerica. (2006). 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Sculpture and 2-D Art Exhibit

Student sculptures and artwork from Professor Renée Azenaro's Art 132: Two-Dimensional Design and Art 145: Introduction to Sculpture are currently on display in the 2nd floor foyer of the Armacost Library. Come visit the library soon to view these amazing student works, as they are only on display until November 8th!

Two-dimensional design pieces on display feature black and white texture and symmetry balance and color works.

Sculptures shown on display are carved from plaster. The awesome news is that both of these art classes are open to art and non-art majors!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Scary Books @ the Armacost Library

Brave Readers,

Submitted for your approval, a selection of seasonal readings.  Delve in... if you dare!

Yours truly,
Mr. Bones

Ghosts on TV!  Aahhhhh!  Gothicka  Sundays with Vlad

Can You Make a Scary Face?  Math for the Frightened

Horror and the Horror Film    Zombies!  Oh no!  Creepy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Open Access Week

Open Access Week

October 19-25, 2015

Open Access Week

“’Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to... ...increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.”

Open Access resources available to all, and linked from the Armacost Library website:

“Open access to 1,084,095 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.”

“BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.”
Approximately 70% of the 75,000,000+ documents indexed in BASE are open access, full-text.

“The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.”
UR’s InSPIRe is a part of the Digital Commons Network.

“The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.”

“DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.”

2015 Open Access Cookies

Friday, October 16, 2015

David Nuffer Hemingway Collection

Armacost Library is honored to be the recipient of the David Nuffer Hemingway Collection. Please join us for a first viewing of this collection on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am at the Armacost Library, 2nd floor lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

David Nuffer (’54) was well known as a Hemingway aficionado. His research, which included travel to both France and Cuba, led to a pair of self-published books and an opportunity to present at the Hemingway Society conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

When David passed away in 2011, Mary (’56) and the family wanted to find a proper home for his beloved collection of first editions and other Hemingway works. Armacost Library was a good choice. We want to thank them and show off the collection at this event scheduled during Homecoming Weekend. Please RSVP to Debbie Alban, 909-748-8092 or