Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Films at the Library

Come explore your growing collection of films from Criterion. The Criterion Collection is an ongoing series of important classic and contemporary films dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world.

This semester we have added French Gangster films, Texas Family Dramas, Kafkaesque Train stories and American Literary Classics.

So come to the library and check out your new films:

Two-Lane Blacktop Monte Hellman

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Simon Callow

Le doulos Jean-Pierre Melville

Le deuxième souffle Jean-Pierre Melville

Paris, Texas Wim Wenders

Europa Lars von Trier

Stranger Than Paradise Jim Jarmusch

Wise Blood John Huston

Monday, February 22, 2010

Online Olympics

Wired Magazine has compiled a list of online destinations for getting your fix of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

For more information: 2010 Winter Olympics

Thursday, February 18, 2010

College Drinking - A Few Facts.

Think it's cool to drink while going to school? Click on the blue title above to check out some facts on college drinking.

In the latest survey conducted in the United States, over 1,400 students die yearly from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, included motor vehicle crashes. Over 500,000 full time students are injured while under the influence, and over 600,000 are hit or assaulted by another student who had been drinking. Also see if you believe any of the Alcohol Myths located on that website.

More facts:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The 2011 United States Budget Available Online.

The President's Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2011 is now available from the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). The public can search or browse the budget, which is accessible from GPO's Federal Digital System (Click on the blue title above.)

FY 2011 Budget documents are available in PDF, with many of the tables also available for separate viewing and downloading as spreadsheets in xls and comma delimited formats.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Would You Pick Up A Penny From The Ground?

A penny saved may be a penny earned, but it may not even be worth picking up any denominations under a $50. Click on the blue title above to see the shocking amount of debt the United States has accrued.

The United States as a country currently has the largest debt in the world, followed by Japan. Trouble may be ahead since people in both countries are living longer and usually don't generate a whole lot of tax revenue after they retire.