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Exhibit: Remembering Madiba on the Centenary of His Birth: July 18 – 31, 2018

July 18th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Today, July 18th, marks the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth. The first President of a newly democratic South Africa, this remarkable man led his nation with grace and dignity. The African Studies Library is commemorating his life and legacy with a small exhibit that comprises materials from within our own collections. Please stop by the African... Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Mugar Book Club

July 2nd, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Join the Mugar Book Club, meeting electronically this summer on Facebook! We’re reading How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Lead by our fabulous Mugar Orientation Ambassadors, BU students Rebecca Strong Garcia, Kate Monroe, and Naveen Imin, we’ll discuss everything from the portrayal of identity and race... Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th – Libraries Closed

June 29th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

All BU libraries will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018. For information regarding a particular library schedule next week, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on... Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. K. Matthew Dames appointed University Librarian

May 17th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced the appointment of Dr. K. Matthew Dames as the next University Librarian on May 15: http://www.bu.edu/provost/2018/05/15/selection-of-dr-k-matthew-dames-as-boston-university-librarian/ And BU Today profiled the new University Librarian on May 18: http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/k-matthew-dames-appointed-new-university-librarian/

Winter Intersession Hours

December 18th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Stone Science Library

All BU libraries (including Mugar Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. From Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until... Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating African Food & Culture” Library Exhibit & Event – Nov. 13-17, 2017

November 14th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

  As part of International Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) the African Studies Library is offering the following exhibit and event: “Celebrating African Food & Culture”  Food -- we all eat. But what we eat, how we eat, and the traditions we construct around food are wonderfully diverse! Food is often at the heart of social... Read the rest of this entry »

Jekyll and GitHub Pages

November 10th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are interested in setting up a free website that is easy to maintain and preservable you will want to attend this session. Using the Programming Historian's lesson "Building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub Pages" this session will provide you with the basic tools needed to build... Read the rest of this entry »

Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix

November 3rd, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Working with large data sets in numerous files requires rethinking how you approach your initial analysis. Using the Programming Historian lesson "Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix" this session will give you a few tools to analyze your data sets in a way that simply cannot be done using... Read the rest of this entry »

CineAfriq Film Screening: The Father አባትዬው

November 2nd, 2017

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

COMING SOON & OPEN TO THE BU COMMUNITY! The Father አባትዬው When?  Monday, Nov. 6th, 5:30 - 8:30pm Where?  Mugar Library, 3rd floor  Estin Room (771 Commonwealth Ave) A short political thriller set in the tumultuous period of Ethiopian history that followed the deposing of Emperor Haile Selassie and the rise of a brutal military... Read the rest of this entry »

Using Wget for automated downloading

October 27th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Downloading files from websites is a routine part of research today. However, too many researchers spend precious time clicking and downloading items one at a time. Wget is a command line tool researchers can use to automate downloading files from websites, archives, and other online sources. This session will use... Read the rest of this entry »