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Ming Di Poetry Reading: Thursday Night in Wardman Library

October 29th, 2013 by John Jackson

Ming Di

We hope you will join us this Thursday evening, October 31, at 7:00 PM as we host Chinese poet and translator Ming Di for an evening of poetry. The event will be held on the main floor of Wardman Library near the Faculty Alcove.

Ming Di (penname for Mindy Zhang) is a Chinese poet and translator living in the United States. She was born and grew up in China, pursued graduate studies at Boston University before moving to California where she writes in Chinese and publishes in China and Taiwan. She is the author of six collections in Chinese: D Minor Etudes (poetry), Berlin Story (photo-poems), Days Floating on Footage (poems and essays on movies), Chords Breaking (poetry), Art of Splitting (poetry), and Selected Poems of Ming Di.  She has completed four volumes of translation from English to Chinese: The Writer as Migrant (2010), Missed Time (2011), The Book of Things (to be published), etc., and two more in progress. The Book of Cranes that she co-translated from Chinese into English will be published by Tupelo Press (USA). She is co-founder and editor of Poetry East West, a Chinese-English bilingual literary magazine published in Los Angeles and Beijing.

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John Brandi Poetry Reading Tonight in the Library

October 22nd, 2013 by John Jackson

John Brandi will be at Wardman Library tonight reading selections of his work. The event will be held near the Faculty Alcove on the Main Floor of the Library. We hope you will join us!

Brandi, a poet and painter, has won the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship (1979); the Witter Bynner Foundation Translation Award (1985); various NEA Literary Grants as Editor of Tooth of Time Books (1980-1988); Just Buffalo Literary Center Writer-in-Residence Award (1988); White Pine Press World of Voices Poetry Award (2004), and among his many books are:

  • The World, the World (White Pine Press, forthcoming)
  • Blue Sky Ringing (Punjabi haiku Forum, Chandigarh, India, 2010)
  • Seeding the Cosmos: New & Selected Haiku (La Alameda Press, 2010)
  • Road to the Cloud’s House (with Renée Gregorio, La Alameda Press, 2009)
  • Facing High Water (White Pine Press, 2008)
  • Staff in Hand, Wind in Pines (Tangram Press, 2008)
  • Water Shining Beyond the Fields (Tres Chicas Press, 2005)
  • One Cup and Another (Tangram Press, 2004)
  • In What Disappears (White Pine Press, 2003);
  • Empty Moon : Belly Full, Haiku from India & Nepal (Pilgrims Publishing, India, 2000)
  • Reflections in the Lizard’s Eye: High Desert Notes (Western Edge Press, 2000)
  • A Question of Journey: travel episodes India, Nepal, Thailand (Book Faith, India, 1999)
  • Heartbeat Geography: Selected & Uncollected Poems (White Pine Press, 1995)
  • Weeding the Cosmos (La Alameda Press, 1994)
  • Shadow Play: poems 1987-1991 (Light and Dust Books, 1992)
  • That Back Road In (Wingbow Press, 1985)
  • Chimborazo: Life on the Haciendas of Ecuador (Akwesasne Notes Press, 1976)
  • Desde Alla (Christopher’s Press, 1971)
  • The Unswept Path: Contemporary American Haiku (as editor, with Dennis Maloney, White Pine Press, 2005)

Hope to see you here! And while we have your attention, mark your calendars for October 31 when Chinese poet and translator Ming Di will read selections of her work at Wardman Library.

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17 new journals added to our Academic OneFile database

October 4th, 2013 by John Jackson

academic onfile

Academic OneFile just added 17 new journal titles to its collection of e-resources. The full list is below. You can search these journals by going to our databases page and selecting “Academic OneFile” on the left side under “General Databases.” You can also find these by searching for the journal title on our A-Z Journal Title’s list.

  • American Nurse Today (Healthcom Media) Peer-reviewed
  • Anuario de Turismo y Sociedad (Universidad Externado de Colombia) 0120-7555 Peer-reviewed
  • HealthLeaders Magazine (HCPro, Inc.)
  • In die Skriflig (African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS) 1018-6441 Peer-reviewed
  • International Journal of Management and Innovation (Business Essay Consultancy Center) 2070-8521 Peer-reviewed
  • InternexT: Revista Eletronica de Negocios Internacionais da ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing – ESPM) 1980-4865 Peer-reviewed
  • Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies (African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS) 2072-845X Peer-reviewed
  • Journal of Applied Finance (Financial Management Association International) 1534-6668 Peer-reviewed
  • Journal of Communications and Computer Engineering (Modern Science Publishers) 2090-6234 Peer-reviewed
  • Journal of Constitutional History (Giornale di Storia Costituzionale) (EUM Edizioni Università di Macerata Italy) 1593-0793 Peer-reviewed
  • Journal of Veterinary Dentistry (American Veterinary Dental Society) 0898-7564 Peer-reviewed
  • Koers (African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS) 0023-270X Peer-reviewed
  • Linguistik Online (Professor Elke Hentschel) 1615-3014 Peer-reviewed
  • Open Journal of Implant Dentistry (African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS) 2226-4507 Peer-reviewed
  • Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences) 2220-8860 Peer-reviewed
  • Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatematica (Universidad de Nariño – Colombia) 2011-5474 Peer-reviewed
  • Wound Care Advisor (Healthcom Media) Peer-reviewed


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New Database Trial: BioOne

October 1st, 2013 by John Jackson

BioOne Trial Poster Whittier College

For the month of October, Whittier College students and faculty have free access to BioOne, an online resource of leading research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides full-text articles and current content from 176 publications [pdf] with substantial coverage in disciplines such as:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • General Sciences
  • Natural History
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Ornithology
  • Geology & Paleontology
  • Plant Sciences

Go to our Databases page and click on the link on the right side of the page to try it out. If you like what you find and think BioOne would be a useful resources for WC Poets, let us know!

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