Join us on Wednesday, October 21st from 10AM-2PM for our Carnival of Open Access, to celebrate the world of Open Access knowledge. Try your hand at carnival games, get your fortune, enjoy some popcorn, and learn about Open Access.
The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War, by Tim Butcher
1st Floor — D511.B876 2014
A very well-written account of the life of Gavrilo Princip, the student who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand that led to the start of World War I, along with a very well-written and detailed book of the author’s travels to Serbia and the surrounding countries.
At http://wapo.st/1MkHn1f read an article about higher education that features our own remarkable university, UCF. Although the article doesn’t mention it, it is each and every member of UCF’s amazing student body that makes it so remarkable. Charge on, Knights!
Search for more articles from the Washington Post each day in the UCF Libraries database Lexis Nexis Academic.
The books on the 3rd floor have all been shifted. Books with call numbers in the range of G-M are now located on the 3rd floor. The shifting team is now working on the 4th floor. Please be aware that there may be more noise than usual on this quiet floor. Staff will work to keep noise to a minimum as shelving and books are moved.
The Martian, by Andy Weir
2nd Floor – Knight Reads
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old ‘human error’ are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?