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Printing from Laptops

IT Services is working to bring up printing from laptops via Miami's wireless connection. These instructions are currently available from

Using uPrint

Attention Wireless Users: please read the Note to Wireless Users below before attempting to use uPrint.

Miami uPrint is a service that allows you to print to the pay-for-print printers from your own desktop or laptop. Windows and MacOS setup instructions are available. To go to the printer list, click the following link:

Miami uPrint Printer List

You only need to install the printer once. Once the printer is installed on your computer, you no longer need to visit this page or the printer list. Simply use your computer's printer selection functionality when you print. Your print jobs will stay in the print queue for two hours.

Do not update the printer properties in any way, or unpredictable results may occur when printing. You may change the paper, orientation, number of copies, etc. but do not adjust printer properties. If changed from the default, refunds for undesirable prints will not be made.

Note to Wireless Users

To be able to use the uPrint service over the wireless network, you will need to
set your computer for MU-WIRELESS using 802.1x

802.1x encrypts (scrambles) your data so that eavesdroppers cannot read your network traffic. Miami requires that you use this service when using uPrint over wireless so that your print jobs cannot be intercepted and read by others.

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Photoshop Workshops Rescheduled

The TIM Workshops for Photoshop have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates:

Introduction to Photoshop: Wednesday 10/14 from 11am-12:30 pm in KAMM (King 110)

Intermediate Photoshop: Wednesday 10/21 from 1-2:30pm in KAMM

MLB Playoffs Start Tonight

The MLB Playoffs kick off tonight at 6pm with the Bronx Bombers facing off against the underdog Twins.  Come to the library and check out some books about the history, lore and strategies of baseball!

The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History" by Paul G. and John G. Zinn

The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball by William F. McNeil

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist

Indian Summer: the Forgotten Story of Louis Sockalexis, the First Native American in Major League Baseball by Brian McDonald

Down in Mississippi



Miami University's production of Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music by Carlyle Brown starts October 1st and continues through October 10th.  This perfomance will be the world premiere.  The production is part of the events surrounding the "Freedom Summer, Unity, and Change: Then and Now" conference scheduled for October 9th-11th.

You'll find a lot of great information about Freedom Summer in the Western College Memorial Archives.  You'll find photos and documents there.

In addition you might want to check out our Digital Collections.  You'll find a useful African-Americans at Miami University Collection.  You can also browse some of the Freedom Summer Collection.

If you're interested in learning more about African-American theatre, you might want to check out Alexander Street Press's Black Drama 1850 to the Present.  You might also check out a couple of these book titles:

The Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century by Harry Elam and Robert Alexander.  King Library PS628.N4 F57 2004

Best Black Plays: The Theodore Ward Prize for African-American Playwriting edited by Chuck Smith.  King Library PS627.N4 B47 2007

Black Heroes in Monologues by Gus Edwards.  King Library PS3555.D925 B55 2006

Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean Drama by Tejumola Olaniyan. King Library PS338.N4 O43 1995

Reading Contemporary African-American Drama: Fragments of History, Fragments of Self edited by Trudier Harris.  King Library PS338.N4 R43 2007

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week will be celebrated from September 26th to October 3rd.  Here at King Library we are getting a head start with two displays that will be shown starting September 21st and lasting through most of October.  There's a display called "Banned in America" on the first floor of King in the vestibule.  Among other things it features this interactive map.  The map shows where all the book challenges from the last year took place.  On the ground floor of King in the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) there's a display of children's books that have been challenged and/or banned over the years.

If you can't resist reading a "forbidden" book, you can see a list of  some challenged books that we own at King Library by going to our GoodReads site and finding our Banned Books Display 2009 shelf. 

Miami University Libraries's banned-books-display-2009 book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Items formerly housed in IT Services' Audio Visual (AV) collection

IT Services has eliminated Audio Visual (AV) Check Out Services that was once held in Gaskill Hall. The equipment has been dispersed, with a few items coming to the Libraries System. We have not assumed the services that went along with the previous service such as delivery, set up, and reservations etc. The items received by the libraries are merely additions to the libraries' collection of digital equipment.

Available for loan to students, staff, and faculty are: projectors, portable PA systems, tripods, projection screens, digital cameras, video cameras, and audio recorders. They are available only as a first-come, first-served basis with a loan period of 24-hours. These items cannot be reserved and are available on a walk-in basis only. Watch the Items for checkout/purchase web site for an updated list of items available.

For questions please contact Lisa Santucci (513-529-1747).

Logger Pro software available at Brill Science Library

Brill Science Library has the Logger Pro software needed for your Chemistry assignments.  Brill Science Library is located in Hughes Hall.

Almost as good as a trip to the British Library

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground

The British Library has a neat collection of virtual books on their website.  You can look at the books using their "Turning the Pages" software.  This software allows you to leaf through the books and magnify the details.  Books include a Bible for Ethiopia, the first atlas of Europe, an early work of Jane Austen, and selected sketches from Leonardo da Vinci.  My favorite one is Alice's Adventures Under Ground.  Click on the picture above to see it.

How Darwin allowed us to understand the meaning of life (from a fungal perspective)

Dr. Nicholas Money will be giving a talk at 3:45 on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at the Brill Science Library. This talk will tie in to Brill's Fall Orientation on the same afternoon (1-5). Dr. Money's talk will incorporate his research into Darwin's theory of evolution.

Brill Nature Photo Contest

Do you have a great picture that deer that eats your flowers? An amazing close-up of a bug? Did you spend your summer taking amazing pictures of the sands of the Sahara? Then you have a chance to win some great prizes and have your work exhibited to the Miami community. Brill is kicking off our Fall Orientation with a Nature Photo Contest. All students all welcome to submit photos; winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Photos need to be emailed to or dropped off at the Brill Circulation Desk by September 15th. Visit our blog to learn more (!

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