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BrowZine Makes Journals Available Via Tablets
BrowZine is a free app for your iPad or Android-based tablet that enables UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students to browse, read and monitor many of Atkins Library's scholarly journals from publishers like Oxford, SAGE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier.
Readers can search by name or subject, and then create a bookshelf to store favorite titles. In addition, users can opt in to receive push notifications when new issues are published.
BrowZine is available to download for free via your app store; upon initial launch, you will be prompted to enter your NinerNET credentials to view the content.
Engineering Professor Creates Inspiring Artwork
Recently, a painting of an SR-71 Mach 3 jet was added to the stairwell in Duke Centennial. It is the latest creation by Peter Tkacik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering science in the William States Lee College of Engineering.
Tkacik’s artistic pursuits are a hobby, but he sees them as a source of inspiration for engineering students as they learn more about their future profession. "I sketched growing up, and I've found it to be a valuable skill as an engineer," said Tkacik. "I say that I do pencil CAD; I can draw a design in three-dimension so others can see it."
Tkacik's rendering of the SR-71 is based upon several photographs of the long-range Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft. The plane is depicted high above the Earth with stars in the background and hangs 40 feet above the marble floor.