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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:00am

Solitary confinement is a common - but increasingly controversial - practice in prisons across the U.S. In response to changing attitudes and information about the practice and its potential for harm, members of the New York State Assembly have proposed the HALT Solitary Confinement Act. Would you support this legislation if it were passed? Read on to learn more.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 9:00am

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about the Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool new resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:00am

Dewey’s staff is made of a small team of dedicated and hard-working people - and that includes our student workers! Alex Hoag has been a Graduate Assistant here at Dewey for several years and will be graduating soon - read on to learn more about her experience at the library and her plans for the future!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:00am

According to the CDC, "some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities". Studying and addressing this inequity - and preparing others to do the same - is the goal of UAlbany's own Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:00am

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about the Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool new resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:15am

The reference section holds many treasures for those with the will to look, and the Dewey Library is bringing you some of the latest additions to the collection. This entry includes one new reference book for each of the subjects included at Dewey; library science, criminal justice, public policy, and social welfare. Come explore our reference collection and learn!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:00am

The Keystone XL Pipeline has been a hotly contested issue in the US, with staunch opposition from environmentalists up against strong support from many US and Canadian politicians. What's your position? Whether you are looking for evidence to support your point of view, or want to get a better grasp on the factors at play in this controversial issue, there are variety of resources to explore.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00am

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about the Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool new resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:00am

There are currently 13 Presidential Libraries in the U.S. With the 2016 presidential campaigns heating up, and Obama's presidency winding to a close, there will soon be a 14th. A hybrid of an archive and a museum, these facilities provide public access to the documents, objects, papers, and records of a President and their Administration. Read on to learn more.

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 9:00am

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about the Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool new resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.