Monthly Archives: April 2014

Finals Week at the Nielsen Library

The Nielsen Library is the place to be during finals week!


Whether you’re cramming for exams or need to relax here’s what’s going on:

Extended Hours
We’ll be open 8am-2am Monday-Thursday

Free Coffee, Tea, & Hot Chocolate
At the Reference Desk 5pm-2am Monday-Thursday

Quiet Zones
1st floor = Collaborative Zone, 2nd floor = Quiet Zone, 3rd floor = Silent Zone
Create your own Silent Zone with earplugs

Paws and Relax with Therapy Dogs
Monday 2pm-3pm, Tuesday 6pm-7pm

Coloring pages and crayons near the Circulation Desk
Bubbles on tables throughout the library
Hobbit puzzle near the coffee cart

New Books This Week

The ocean at the end of the lane
Broken words : the abuse of science and faith in American politics
A primer of botanical Latin with vocabulary
Preserving Western history
Up till now : the autobiography
The union of their dreams : power, hope, and struggle in Cesar Chavez’s farm worker movement
The collected stories of Lydia Davis
Surface for dummies
Erasing death : the science that is rewriting the boundaries between life and death
Payback : the case for revenge
Smart casual : the transformation of gourmet restaurant style in America
Odd couples : extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom 
Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience
Ecology and management of forest soils
Assessment of climate change in the Southwest United States : a report prepared for the National Climate Assessment
Impact cratering : processes and products
The encyclopedia of early Earth
Life on the brink : environmentalists confront overpopulation
Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream
Higgs force : cosmic symmetry shattered : the story of the greatest scientific discovery for 50 years
Math jokes 4 mathy folks
Controversies in cognitive neuroscience
The ethical project
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
Debating the ethics of immigration : is there a right to exclude?
The long and the short of it : the science of life span and aging
Geomorphic analysis of river systems : an approach to reading the landscape
The eagle and the virgin : nation and cultural revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940
A concise history of American music education
Seeking the significance of music education : essays and reflections
The Wiley-Blackwell companion to sociology
The logic of slavery : debt, technology, and pain in American literature
Each Hour Redeem : Time and Justice in African American Literature
The poor among us : a history of family poverty and homelessness in New York City
Looking for Information : a survey of research on information seeking, needs and behavior
Star trek. a trek from science fiction to science fact

Senior English Major Capstone Readings

Senior Capstone ReadingsOn Thursday, April 24, at 7:00pm, the Nielsen Library will host a Senior Capstone Reading by graduating English majors Jessica Conda and Michael Sakowsky. Presented by the English Department, the event will also feature a reading by Chris Ransick, Denver Poet Laureate of 2006 and author of five works of fiction and poetry.

The reading is free and open to the community, and will take place on the second floor of the library. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of April 21:

Colorado rocks & minerals : a field guide to the Centennial State
Mexican Americans, American Mexicans : from Conquistadors to Chicanos
Google Nexus 7 tablet
Apple TV portable genius
Kindle Fire HD for dummies
Give and take : a revolutionary approach to success
Reducing gun violence in America : informing policy with evidence and analysis
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age
Confessions of a bad teacher : the shocking truth from the front lines of American public education
Secret history : the story of cryptology
Frogs of the United States and Canada
The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of God
An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease
The Harlem Hellfighters
Biology of aging
Ecological restoration : principles, values, and structure of an emerging profession
Conservation and the genetics of populations
Social learning : an introduction to mechanisms, methods, and models
The misrepresented minority : new insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the implications for higher education
What I’ve stolen, what I’ve earned
The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream
The frontier club : popular westerns and cultural power, 1880-1924
Sacred darkness : a global perspective on the ritual use of caves
Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages
Planetary climates
Art of intelligence : lessons from a life in the CIA’s clandestine service
Freedom with violence : race, sexuality, and the US state
The noble gases as geochemical tracers
Energy science : principles, technologies, and impacts
The professional barista’s handbook : an expert’s guide to preparing espresso, coffee, and tea
From Indians to Chicanos : the dynamics of Mexican-American culture
Naked statistics : stripping the dread from the data
How to fight presidents : defending yourself against the badasses who ran this country
The car in 2035 : mobility planning for the near future
Urban China
She’s not there : a life in two genders
The visual arts : a history
Marriage customs of the world : an encyclopedia of dating customs and wedding traditions
The Amish
Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River
Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s
The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest
Thank you for your service
The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies
Redefining girly : how parents can fight the stereotyping and sexualizing of girlhood, from birth to tween
The great Maya droughts in cultural context : case studies in resilience and vulnerability
Studying human behavior : how scientists investigate aggression and sexuality
Adventure time
Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

Come join our team!

The Nielsen Library is looking for 4 students to fill open work-study positions in the circulation department beginning in the Fall semester. Ask for a paper application at the circulation desk or apply online here:

Applicants MUST qualify for a work study award and should be available for at least three semesters. For more information visit the circulation desk or email Jordan Gortmaker, Circulation Supervisor, at

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of April 14:

The walking dead
On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes
Streaming : movies, media, and instant access
The heart of the plate : vegetarian recipes for a new generation
Dogfight : how Apple and Google went to war and started a revolution
Memories and reflections of the dispossessed : a collection of memoirs for the 60th anniversary of the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange
A field guide to American houses : the definitive guide to identifying and understanding America’s domestic architecture
From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg : disruptive innovation in the age of the Internet
It’s complicated : the social lives of networked teens
The Sibley guide to birds
Organic chemistry : breakthroughs and perspectives 
Age of context : mobile, sensors, data and the future of privacy
What the dormouse said : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry
Assessment for counselors
Lost mountain : a year in the vanishing wilderness : radical strip mining and the devastation of Appalachia
Super graphic : a visual guide to the comic book universe
Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era
Hearts and minds : a people’s history of counterinsurgency
Breakfast : a history
The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown
Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why
Shadow warfare : the history of America’s undeclared wars
Lunch : a history
People watching : Social Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception
Trinity : a graphic history of the first atomic bomb
Animal wise : how we know animals think and feel
How to fake a moon landing : exposing the myths of science denial
Student success in college : creating conditions that matter

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of April 7:

Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from The Sopranos and The wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States
Mapping Mormonism : an atlas of Latter-day Saint history
Nature’s noblemen : transatlantic masculinities and the nineteenth-century American West
Aging in America
Everyday Las Vegas : local life in a tourist town
Small cities USA : growth, diversity, and inequality
The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II
Fast-forward family : home, work, and relationships in middle-class America
Women and wars
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates
The year without summer : 1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history
To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care
My dog always eats first : homeless people and their animals
To sell is human : the surprising truth about moving others
Yoga in practice
Environmental flows : saving rivers in the third millennium
The feeling child : laying the foundations of confidence and resilience
Keys to the city : how economics, institutions, social interactions, and politics shape development
Walls and mirrors : Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
Standard & Poor’s industry surveys
Remote sensing for geoscientists : image analysis and integration
Lonely planet Australia