Helen Delich Bentley: Farewell to a Firebrand

Former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley
Langsdale Special Collections is crestfallen to hear of the passing of feisty former Maryland Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. Many remember Mrs. Bentley as a tireless advocate for the Port of Baltimore; a seasoned journalist-- where she covered maritime for the Baltimore Sun and WMAR-TV; and a trailblazer for women in politics and in media (the beats she covered-- labor and the waterfront--  were hardly the norm for female journos of the era).


New Materials at Langsdale

Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at Langsdale:

An expert tech writer discusses the forces and trends that will revolutionize daily life through the upcoming technological advances of the next thirty years.

: "Walking on the Wild Side traces the stories of forty-six men and women who, for their own personal reasons, set out to hike America's most well-known, and arguably most social, long-distance hiking trail. Once on the Appalachian Trail, long-distance hikers live mostly in isolation, with their own way of acting, talking, and thinking; their own vocabulary; their own activities and interests; their own conception of what is significant in life; and to a certain extent their own scheme of life. As a result of this transformative experience, the Appalachian Trail becomes a 'storied' place for hikers where the power of place unfolds in the stories they share about their trail experiences. In Walking on the Wild Side, Fondren reveals the distinct social world created by long-distance hikers. As a microcosm of the broader social world, long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail seem to have one foot inside American cultural mainstream and one foot outside of it

Helps students develop a proficiency in using Excel[registered] 2013 to solve real financial problems without sacrificing any finance background. This book covers all of the topics in corporate finance course, including financial statements, budgets, the Market Security Line, pro forma statements, cost of capital, equities, and debt.
Written by a speaker, designer, and researcher, this book shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. It covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel.

These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.


Welcoming the Fellows, Part 2: Stephanie Dolamore

Fellow Stephanie Dolamore getting an eyeful of Baltimore
Stephanie Dolamore has a strategy for addressing residential challenges for traditionally under-served populations: first, by exploring the past, and assessing Baltimore’s issues in finding sustainable housing for people in need. Second, by getting the word out--via symposium, the classroom, or even by creating what she calls an "empathy museum" where insights into housing history can be brought to life.  Dolamore is a graduate research assistant pursuing her doctorate in Public Administration at UB, and one of the fellows doing research in Langsdale Special Collections this summer (check out our interview with the other fellowship recipient, Caitlin Rathe, here.) All of this research will culminate in a program on August 31st, where Dolamore and Rathe will present “Meeting Basic Needs: Structural Inequality and Public Services in Baltimore” (4:30-5:30 p.m., Bogolmony Room, UB Student Center-- mark your calendars!.)  In the meantime, Stephanie agreed to give us a sneak peek at what she’s uncovered in Special Collections so far.


This Thursday: Langsdale on the Radio!

Langsdale’s own Angela Rodgers-Koukoui will be a guest on Thursday’s (July 14th) edition of Humanities Connection on WYPR, 88.1 at 4:45 p.m.  Angela, an archival technician in Special Collections, will talk about her lifelong involvement with Baltimore’s Cultural Arts Program, her enchantment with dance and performance, and how preserving and delving into the city’s cultural history can help reshape Baltimore’s future. Humanities Connection is a segment produced by Maryland Humanities, a nonprofit supporting  
lifelong learning.  Listen and learn!


Lynda.com @ Langsdale Library

Now you can access Lynda.com training videos at Lansdale Library on 3 macs in the computer lab on the 4th floor (room 426A).  Just login to any of the 3 designated macs (look for signs) and point your browser to http://iplogin.lynda.com

Start learning skills taught by expert instructors:
Subjects:  Business, Design, Web, Photography, Video, 3D Animation, Audio, and more!
Software:  Adobe, Microsoft, Photoshop, Apple, and more!

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