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Access up to seven e-books at one time from participating publishers including Nelson, Cengage, Sage, and Norton at no cost until April 30, 2020! Go to this research guide and click on the link titled: Textbooks from Nelson Canada, Pearson Canada, Cengage and other publishers. Create an account using your University of Regina email addressand find and view your course materials.
Hear the sound of music reverberating throughout Archer Library! Join us for the University of Regina New Music Ensemble’s presentation of The Library of Babel on Friday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Archer stairwell.
The Library of Babel is a work by Canadian composer Jordan Nobles, based on the book by Jorge Luis Borges.
The University of Regina New Music Ensemble is under the direction of Helen Pridmore. The Library of Babel consists of 9 players who will be performing in the Archer stairwell, situated at different levels. The audience is encouraged to view the performance on the various floors of Archer Library outside of the stairwells.
Composer’s notes on the work: The Library of Babel is inspired by the short story by Argentine author (and librarian) Jorge Luis Borges. In the story the characters live in a universe in the form of an infinite library. Each room of this library contains shelves of books with a seemingly random series of letters. It is theorized that the endless collection of books would contain every possible combination of letters, therefore every work ever written, and everything that ever could be written, including, somewhere, the index to the library itself. While my work is somewhat more finite it does have a series of melodic cells to be performed at the musician’s discretion which are taken from an actual melody that never reveals itself.
Do you know what a gömböc is? Do you want to see one in person?
The gömböc is an object that always comes to rest in the same position, having only one stable point of equilibrium. Its existence was theorized in 1995 by Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold. The most well-known solution was proven in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Gábor Domokos and Péter Várkonyi.
In November 2019, Dr. Domokos approached the University of Regina Library about donating a gömböc with a unique serial number to the University of Regina. Since 2007, uniquely-numbered gömböc models have been gifted to esteemed individuals and institutions around the world. In receiving the gömböc numbered 1911, the University of Regina will become the second institution in Canada to house a unique gömböc (joining the University of Toronto)!
The gömböc is a tangible proof of mathematical theory, made material through the ingenuity of modern science. The gömböc has attracted attention in the fields of engineering, geology, biology, and even in the fine arts.
Join us to see this object in person during Pi Day celebrations on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00 in the RIC Atrium. Refreshments provided!
Don’t forget to stay after the unveiling of the gömböc to witness the pie-eating contest, and enjoy some free pie courtesy of the Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Statistics Student Society (MASS).
Hidden within the reels of microfilm and drawers of microfiche cards are the archives of major newspapers, government documents, historical documents, and publications from a wide variety of disciplines.
All of our micromaterials are searchable in the library’s search engine, Quick Find. If you find any micromaterial sources in our catalogue that you want to access, please visit staff at the Help Desk for assistance.