Spend part of your Halloween morning watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on vintage and horrifyingly fragile 16mm film. We’ll screen the film (see description below) and give a brief overview of what we are up to with the Media Center’s Vintage 16mm Film Collection: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/16mm_film
Considered by many to be “the first true horror film,” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement, using stylized sets, with abstract, jagged buildings painted on canvas backdrops and flats. To add to this strange style, the actors used an unrealistic technique that exhibited “jerky” and dance-like movements. This film is cited as having introduced the twist ending in cinema.
Event details: Friday, October 31, 10:30 — 11:45 in Allen Auditorium
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Compose for the New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition 2014 — 2015! The James Madison University New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition recognizes and encourages the efforts of composers studying composition or early in their careers (28 years of age and younger) nationwide who are involved in the creative process of composing music for younger ensembles in middle school through high school. For more information on the competition and how to apply, please see the JMU website.
A collaboration of the UW Libraries, UW-IT, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, these workshops examine best practices for using TurnItIn as a pedagogical tool.
Tuesday, October 21 | 2:30 — 4:30 p.m. | Odegaard Library, Rm 220 | UW Seattle
This workshop explores the first steps of using TurnItIn: designing effective assignments, preventing plagiarism, and using the assignment and assessment tools in Canvas. Participants also discuss questions of ethics and authorship in using TurnItIn through the UW license. Instructors are encouraged to bring a writing / research assignment from one of their courses.
Tuesday, November 4 | 3:30 — 5:30 p.m. | Odegaard Library, Rm 141 | UW Seattle
This second workshop explores the logistics of using TurnItIn, from turning it on in Canvas to interpreting and using the reports effectively. Geography faculty member Joe Hannah shares his experiences and lends expertise on how to use–and how not to use–Turnitin as a tool for enhancing student learning.
Attendance at both workshops is strongly encouraged. To register please fill out the Workshop Registration WebQ.
The Carl Nielsen Works Catalogue; an online thematic catalog of Nielsen’s works complete with details of original manuscript sources, performance history, and primary texts; has just been published http://www.kb.dk/dcm/cnw.html.
The catalog is the result of a multi-year project by the Danish Centre for Music Publication which is based at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The library holds the majority of Nielsen’s surviving manuscripts.
The East Asia Library is hosting an open house for international students. Stop by Gowen Hall, 3rd floor from 4-6pm today to meet fellow international students, UW librarians, eat some Korean food, and take your picture with Dubs, the UW mascot dog! The event is open to all international students. Feel free to come and go as needed. We look forward to meeting you!
Check out this freely available biographical resource of violin and bow makers (14,000 and counting). Most of the information is based from The Brompton’s Book of Violin and Bow Makers by John Dilworth.
“For Balazs Mikusi, a young Hungarian musicologist, it was the find of a lifetime. Leafing through folders of unidentified manuscripts at the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest recently, he came across four pages of what looked to him like Mozart’s handwriting. As he read through the music, he told Agence France-Presse, he realized that he had stumbled onto Mozart’s own score of the Piano Sonata in A, K.331 – one of the best-known Mozart sonatas because of its “Rondo alla Turca” finale.”
For the full story, please see the New York Times.
Did you know that you can stream masterclasses with world-renowned artists from our latest music library subscription, Medici.tv? Masterclass artists include Emanuel Ax, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berman, Maxim Vengerov, Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, Kurt Masur, András Schiff, Bernard Haitink, to name a few. Learn more about the masterclass offerings on Medici.tv’s website.
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This year’s research database trials include the Criterion Collection, Early European Books, and more! Try out these research database and share your feedback on our Database Trials website.