Sunday, June 25, 2017

July is National Culinary Arts Month

Did you know that the culinary arts students here at ACC have a restaurant? 

Visit the Culinary Arts page for more information.
Are you a student or just a food connoisseur? Read on to discover what the ACC Library can offer!



Looking for international fare? Then try these:

Explore these other resources:

“A Triumph in Culinary Art”: Epicurean Displays at the Copley Plaza

Michelle Tolini Finamore
Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 2011), pp. 78-85
DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2012.11.4.78
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Page Count: 8

The Culinary Art of Pauline Baynes

Wayne G. Hammond
Vol. 9, No. 4 (Fall 2009), pp. 8-10
DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2009.9.4.8
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Page Count: 3

Stierand, Marc, Lynch, Paul
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 10/1/2008, Vol. 8, Issue 4, p. 337-350
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Page Count: 13

From Kanopy-

Pressure CookerCulinary Arts Boot Camp

There's a force-of-nature at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. Her name is Wilma Stephenson and she runs an infamous Culinary Arts "boot camp" for students. A teacher for 40 years, Wilma can be blunt and cantankerous - but beneath her tough exterior is a person who cares passionately about getting the best out of her kids.

Food: A Cultural Culinary History Series

The drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Take an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food as you travel the world discovering fascinating food lore and culture of all regions and eras--as an eye-opening lesson in history as well as a unique window on what we eat today.

Soul Food Junkies

Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul food even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis, Hurt discovers that the relationship between African-Americans and dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is deep-rooted and culturally based. At the same time, he moves beyond matters of culture and individual taste to show how the economics of the food industry have combined with socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods to dramatically limit food choices. The result is an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health. Features soul food cooks, historians, doctors, and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry, creating sustainable gardens, and advocating for better supermarkets, more farmers' markets, and healthier takes on soul food.

Have questions about any of these resources?

Friday, June 23, 2017

NLM Celebrates 20 Years of Harry Potter!

Just for fun....

For the week of June 26th, NLM hosts a special display of rare books from our world-renowned collections, produced by real-life naturalists like Nicolas Flamel and Paracelsus, who feature as figures in wizarding history in the Harry Potter series; as well as Ambroise ParĂ©, Konrad Gesner, and others whose work in alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy helped shape Western science and influenced Harry Potter. The display is accompanied by the our traveling exhibition Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, which explores Harry Potter’s roots in the Renaissance and highlights the important ethical topics Rowling’s stories examine.

NLM Celebrates 20 Years of Harry Potter!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

High School VS College @ the Library: What's Different?

From Fall 2012 to Fall 2016, ACC has seen a growth of Early College High School students enrolled at our institutions. The Fact Book recorded a growth in this time period of 300%, from 175 students to 697. This number does not reflect the 5,500 students also enrolled in the Dual Credit program. With the addition of three new Early College High School campuses (Crockett, Eastside Memorial, and Lanier High Schools in Austin ISD), approved for the 2017-2018 school year, ACC is serving more high school students than ever. And if you are one of them: Welcome! You might notice that things are done a little differently here. Here's a guide to differences between high school and college libraries:

Need more information? Check out the ACC ECHS page or the ECHS Library Guide.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Highlighted in the month of June by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD - is the condition that affects many -- not just military personnel, but anyone experiencing or having experienced a traumatic event. Symptoms commonly identified with this diagnosis (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) may present as a result of extreme emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one under tragic circumstances, a personal assault or other life- change events.

Regardless of how it presents, Library Services has resources to help you help yourself; help others help you; or, help you help someone else. 

Learn Connect Share

The library subscribes to databases that provide useful information to help you learn about PTSD, connect with resource providers and identify terminology you may use as you share with family and friends.

The Military & Government Collection offers articles and current news on U.S. and world military and government affairs.  Try using the search term post traumatic stress disorder to retrieve initial results.

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Other Resources
Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): dealing with tragedy (book)
Living with PTSD (streaming video file)
The Mindfulness Movie (streaming video file)
Tribe: on homecoming and belong (book)


Visit an ACC Library for these resources and more!