Archive for December, 2013

LZ will be closed over the Holidays!


Happy Holidays! The Learning Zone will be closed December 12 through January 5. We return to our regular operating hours January 6, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming everybody back in the New Year. There will be many exciting exhibitions, events, Zine workshops and the return of the collaborative materials exchange event, Material Trading Post.

Enjoy your well-deserved break!




12 2013

How to Sharpen A Pencil by David Rees

While reading the LZ twitter feed, I came across this entertaining film, How to Sharpen  Pencils by David Rees.

Rees, is an Artisanal Pencil Sharpener who shares his expertise and knowledge of the history, tools and the art of pencil sharpening.

It’s an award winning film, humorist and instructive that will make you laugh or eager to start sharpening your pencils for next semester. Enjoy!

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12 2013

Visit the Learning Zone: study, collaborate or just be inspired!

The end of the semester is finally here. Looking for a place to study for final exams, prepare for critiques or finish projects? At the Learning Zone we offer work areas where you can do all that, or collaborate with other students and faculty.

Need research help? Marta, the LZ Librarian, is ready to help you with:

  • Developing a search strategy for your topic
  • Evaluating information sources
  • Searching databases
  • Finding scholarly articles
  • Formatting citations


If you are looking for a way to relax and de-stress before final exams, thumb through our collection of Design Annuals and the Zine Library, both of which offer creative ideas, inspiration or just plain fun that would help clear your mind — and relax.


12 2013

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