Antonio Sotomayor has won the Dan C. Hazen Fellowship award for his project, “The Havana YMCA: Exploring the Kautz Family YMCA Archives.” The fellowship, given by the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), supports original scholarly research or professional development pertaining to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Iberia. It is named after Dan C. Hazen, formerly the Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development, who was prominent in the field of area studies collecting and librarianship. This was one of two fellowships awarded.
As a companion to our previous post, we present some of the publications our Library faculty and academic professionals have published this past spring. Peruse the selected bibliography we have provided below to learn more about these topics.
(Links to OA journal access, the DOI for individual articles, or the catalog record are provided when available.) Continue reading
Professor Bruce R. Schatz receives full funding for his recently submitted project: “Predicting Mortality from Wearable Devices” from the Campus Research Board. This is a great achievement for Schatz as the Campus Research Board receives requests totaling approximately $5,000,000 annually—and generally awards only one-third of that amount.
The Board has designated Schatz’s project as an Arnold O. Beckman Award. These awards are funded from the endowment given to the university by Dr. Beckman, and only the projects of special distinction or promise are selected to receive this designation. The award will be used to purchase unique datasets on physical activity from the UK Biobank. Schatz will develop predictive models of 5-year mortality from sensor data provided by 100,000 participants from this national UK health resource.
This year the American Library Association Annual Conference will be hosted in Washington D.C., from June 20-25. The event will be attended by over 25,000 librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators, and students (basically anyone who is eager to learn and shape the future of the industry or passionate about books and libraries). If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians presenting their research at one of the sessions listed below or attend one of the other ALA-related events.