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It’s MLK Day! Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ninety years ago, on January 15, 1929, Michael King was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  Before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 at age 39, he went on to become the noted Civil Rights leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and prolific author we remember today as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more … Continue reading It’s MLK Day! Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Countdown to Classes – Spring Term Starts Next Week Tuesday, January 22, 2019!

There’s still time to register –  make an appointment with a counselor and plan your schedule today!  For more information, here is the link to enrollment information: https://www.waubonsee.edu/admissions/enroll-waubonsee Already enrolled?  Order your textbooks online now and pick up at any campus!  Here is the link to the bookstore’s website: https://www.waubonsee.edu/student-experience/bookstore Hope to see you soon!

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System Update

The library’s catalog and circulation system will be undergoing an upgrade on Monday, Jan 14th, 2019 starting at 8:00 a.m.  During the upgrade you will be unable to renew materials, or place holds electronically.  Please contact the library directly for assistance with materials during this time.

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Featured New Books

Take a look at these new arrivals in the Waubonsee libraries.

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Extreme conservation : life at the edges of the world

"On the Tibetan Plateau, there are wild yaks with blood cells thinner than those of horses' by half, enabling the endangered yaks to survive at 40 below zero and in the lowest oxygen levels of the mountaintops. But climate change is causing the snow patterns here to shift, and with the snows, the entire ecosystem. Food and water are vaporizing in this warming environment, and these beasts of ice and thin air are extraordinarily ill-equipped for the change. A journey into some of the most forbidding landscapes on earth, [this book] is an eye-opening, steely look at what it takes for animals like these to live at the edges of existence. But more than this, it is a revealing exploration of how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet." -- From Amazon.com summary.

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Robot ethics 2.0 : from autonomous cars to artificial intelligence

The robot population is rising on Earth and other planets. (Mars is inhabited entirely by robots.) As robots slip into more domains of human life--from the operating room to the bedroom--they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This makes it all the more urgent to study their ethical, legal, and policy impacts. To help the robotics industry and broader society, we need to not only press ahead on a wide range of issues, but also identify new ones emerging as quickly as the field is evolving. For instance, where military robots had received much attention in the past (and are still controversial today), this volume looks toward autonomous cars here as an important case study that cuts across diverse issues, from liability to psychology to trust and more. And because robotics feeds into and is fed by AI, the Internet of Things, and other cognate fields, robot ethics must also reach into those domains, too. Expanding these discussions also means listening to new voices; robot ethics is no longer the concern of a handful of scholars. Experts from different academic disciplines and geographical areas are now playing vital roles in shaping ethical, legal, and policy discussions worldwide. So, for a more complete study, the editors of this volume look beyond the usual suspects for the latest thinking. Many of the views as represented in this cutting-edge volume are provocative--but also what we need to push forward in unfamiliar territory. -- Provided by publisher.

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Sugar Grove
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