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Architecture Studies

2010 Annual Student Art Exhibit - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

By Jeanne Brown on August 31, 2010 4:11 PM | Permalink

The 2010 Annual Student Art Exhibit at the Architecture School Library will run from October 4, 2009 through October 31, 2010. All media are eligible for entry. The deadline for entries has been extended until September 27 at 9 PM.

The online registration form, an electronic copy of submitted art and the physical piece (e.g. photo, drawing, painting, sculpture) must be submitted to the Architecture Studies Library no later than Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:00pm. Digital images should be in .jpg format and the file size should be under 1MB (1 megabyte). The online submission materials will be available by September 1 at

Accepted entrants will be notified by Thursday, September 30, 2010. Any questions can be directed to Steven Baskin (702) 895-1966, at the Architecture Studies Library.

ASL Hours

By Jeanne Brown on August 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Permalink

Our fall semester hours are Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm, Friday 8 am - 6 pm, CLOSED - Saturday, and Sunday 12 pm - 8 pm.


ASL Staff Changes

By Jeanne Brown on August 23, 2010 2:21 PM | Permalink
As the new school year starts, there are two changes in ASL staffing to note.

1. Steven Baskin joins Amanda Melilli as ASL staff. He is the evening supervisor. He is also in charge of our web pages, the gallery, and various forms of communication like the plasma screen. Be sure and introduce yourself!

2. I (Jeanne Brown) will be leaving the ASL and going to Lied Library as Assessment Librarian. I have been serving as half-time Assessment Librarian for the last two years, and it was decided that the Libraries needed for the position to be full time. The library has identified Caroline Smith as the librarian to take on architecture. She will continue to serve the Engineering College as well. Her office will be in the ASL. I will still be in the ASL until Oct. 1, with Caroline joining the staff now for a bit over a month's transition.

I have been architecture librarian here for 19 1/2 years. I will miss you all dreadfully. I am proud and grateful to have been part of the community, and I hope you will continue to see me as someone who cares deeply about your success. 

Spring Break Hours

By Jeanne Brown on March 25, 2010 11:22 AM | Permalink

Sat. March 27 --     ASL closed.
Sun. March 28 --    ASL open 10 - 4.
Mon. March 29 to Thursday April 1 -- ASL open 9-7.
Friday April 2 --     ASL open 9-5.
Sat. April 3 --        ASL closed.
Sun. April 4 -- regular schedule resumes.

2010 -- Global Warming Progress??

By Jeanne Brown on February 23, 2010 11:30 AM | Permalink
Science Daily reported in late Jan. a survey done by Yale and George Mason university researchers on changes in opinions concerning global warming. Here are two items reported:

*"The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to 57 percent.

*The percentage of Americans who think global warming is caused mostly by human activities dropped 10 points, to 47 percent."

When SOA students were asked in an informal survey what percent *they* thought did not believe in global warming, the answers were all over the place. One said 0% in Vegas because it is too hot not to believe. Another said the younger generation takes this issue more seriously, so only 5% of 18-23 year olds would reject the concept. Yet another asserted that there is zero scientific proof that humans affect the earth's climate. Actual percentages given ranged from 2 (not counting the zero percent) to 75%.

Clearly more education/investigation is needed for those who will be responsible for changing the world one building at a time.