Category: Current Awareness

What is RSS?

Have you heard about RSS but haven’t a clue as to what it’s all about? Come to the ITC (Library 214) on Thursday, November 1 at 11:00 am to hear Julie Fricke and David Berk talk about this technology and why it is important. For example, did you know that the Library and ITS newsletters are now being distributed via a blog and you can keep up with this news via RSS? It’s true! Newspapers and other sources distribute news and information via RSS as well.

David and Julie will demonstrate a couple of applications that you can use to keep up with your your favorite sources of information. Please plan to attend!

If you’re able to attend, please RSVP to Cassie Cobb at or x7029

MacArthur Genius Awards

happy phoneWe shouldn’t even mention this on One-Hit Wonder Day, but we just heard about this year’s awards. Two musicians, singer Dawn Upshaw and blues musician Corey Harris are among the 24 winners of a $500,000 no-restrictions grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This award is even more amazing since there’s no application process. People who have shown “exceptional creativity” get a call out of the blue saying they’ve won a half a million. Potential geniuses, start your engines.