Friday, October 19, 2018

Up Close with U.S. - Mexico Border Barriers: A Photo Exhibit by Ken Madsen


"For some the existence of the U.S.–Mexico border fences and walls only recently gained their attention, but Kenneth Madsen, associate professor of geography at The Ohio State University at Newark has had an eye on them for over 20 years. His research has resulted in an extensive collection of photographs and maps.

The exhibit photographs showcase the varying types of barriers along the border and places them in geographic context for communities unable to see the fences and walls in person. Maps accompanying the exhibit are the result of Madsen’s realization of the need for a comprehensive look at the laws being waived for border barrier construction.

“I have been learning about U.S.-Mexico border fences and walls since I undertook a class project on the topic in spring 1998 for a course I was taking on the Arizona-Sonora border at Arizona State University. From there the topic bloomed and it ended up being the focus for my master’s thesis in 1999,” he said.

Madsen has been tapped by news outlets ranging from CNBC to the Los Angeles Times for his expertise on the U.S.-Mexico border barriers and the laws being waived for their construction.

He received his Ph.D. in geography from Arizona State University in 2005. He has been teaching at Ohio State Newark since 2008."

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Octagon Open House, Sunday, October 7, 2018

Octagon Open House Flyer. Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection.

Experience Ohio's ancient past

  • Take a guided tour
  • Try ancient technologies
  • See Hopewell Culture artifacts
  • Discover nearby ancient earthworks
  • Learn about World Heritage Ohio
  • Learn about Native cultures
"Octagon Earthworks is part of Newark Earthworks, remnants of a 2,000 year-old complex that is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever known. Enclosing 50 acres, the Octagon Earthworks has eight walls, each measuring about 550 feet long and from five to six feet in height/ This is a National Historic Landmark and Ohio's official prehistoric monument. The Newark Earthworks served social, ceremonial, and astronomical functions for their builders, people of the Hopewell Culture. Site is open daylight to dusk on this day."

Admission is FREE!


Friday, August 24, 2018

ProQuest & Legacy RefWorks

ProQuest RefWorks.

Have you ever wanted to be able to easily find and keep
 ALL of your references in one location? 

ProQuest RefWorks' Quick Cite.
Ever had to use a different citation style for a class? 

Want to keep your PDF sources in one location? 

Creating an OSU ProQuest RefWorks account will allow
 you to do all of this and more!



If you have a Legacy RefWorks account you can transition your account to a ProQuest RefWorks account or keep both accounts simultaneously.

For more information, check out the Transitioning to the New ProQuest RefWorks [PDF].












The Newark Earthworks : enduring monuments, contested meanings / edited by Lindsay Jones and Richard D. Shiels. The Ohio State University | University Libraries.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia Schneider with Contributions by Nancy Crow, Anne Keener and Maija Miettinen

July 17,2018 - September 22, 2018.

Walkthroughs with Curator Anne Keener
Tuesday, July 17 | 2 PM
Saturday, September 8 | 4 PM
Go Through the Wall by Maija Miettinen.  Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Go Through the Wall by Maija Miettinen.
Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Reception Saturday, September 8 | 5-7 PM

Admission is free and open to the public for all events.


"Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia Schneider with Contributions by Nancy Crow, Anne Keener and Maija Miettinen brings together artworks created by Indigenous Australian artists and United States-based artists to offer an in-depth look at the history, development, influences, and impacts of Australian Aboriginal art. The exhibition is curated by scholar and artist Anne Keener.

Keener says, “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art is one of the most significant art movements of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Indigenous Australian paintings express stories of patterns of interrelation of the forces of all of life laid down by creator beings. Indigenous Australian people are the custodians of the land to which they belong and have been influential in repealing the doctrine of terra nullius in Australia and winning the right to live on their traditional lands.”

Presenting an umbrella under which the contributing artists can enter a cross-cultural dialogue, the exhibition features work by such artists as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, one of the founders of the Western Desert Art Movement; Nancy Crow; Maija Miettinen; Minnie Pwerle; and more."

Tidal Divarication by Maija Miettinen.  Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Tidal Divarication by Maija Miettinen.
Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
For more information, 
Visit the Urban Arts Space.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

TreeSearch

Treesearch. United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service.

"Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible."
-United States Department of Agriculture & U.S. Forest Service.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

U.S Nomination to the World Heritage List: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks UNESCO World Heritage Nomination.


Second Notice by the Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service
May 25, 2018.
"This notice announces the decision to request that a draft nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks for inclusion on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List be prepared. The decision is the result of consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage and the review of public comments submitted in response to earlier notices. This notice complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations."

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April 8-9, 2018 Octagon Open House

Newark Earthworks, Octagon State Memorial.  Image Courtesy of Timothy E. Black.
Newark Earthworks, Octagon State Memorial.
Image Courtesy of Timothy E. Black.

The grounds of the Octagon State Memorial
will be open to the public
for general strolling and viewing 
from sunrise to sunset.

The Octagon Earthworks is one of the most spectacular surviving remnants of the Newark Earthworks.  The architecture of the Octagon Earthworks encodes a sophisticated understanding of geometry and astronomy. The Octagon is connected to a perfectly circular enclosure 1,054 feet in diameter; it is also National Historical Landmark and is on track to become a World Heritage site! 

Portions of the Octagon Earthworks is open to the public during daylight hours 365 days a year, but much of the site is used as a private golf course for most of the year, so access is restricted. Four times each year, however, golfing is suspended and the entire site is made available to the general public.

Take your tour with you through:

The Ancient Ohio Trail.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In Case You Missed the Super Blue Blood Moon...

Image Courtesy of NASA.gov .
Image Courtesy of NASA.gov.
January 31, 2018.
The full moon today is the first of 2018's two super moons and the year's two blue moons!
A month's second full moon is also known as a blue moon; while when our moon is closer in its orbit around the Earth it is known as a super moon. A blood moon refers to the fact that during a total lunar eclipse the Earth's shadow falls onto the moon giving it a reddish cast. If you happened to miss today's lunar eclipse, the links below include a more detailed explanation, a recorded live stream, spectacular photos, and cultural astronomy connections to our moon.

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