Announcements

11/06

French new wave

Improvisation, crazy gluing together and Belmondo with a blue face… All this and more – at the next meeting of the art project PostArt We are announcing a new lecture on the revolutionary «New Wave» in French cinema. 

«New Wave» is a turning point of the 60’s, which brought the cinema out of stagnation. Young directors Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Alain Rene, Louis Mal proposed a new syntax of cinematic language, taking to the streets with small cameras and placing screen events in a noisy urban environment.

 In the lecture we will touch on the following issues: 

  • Who inspired the «new wave»? 
  • Why is the «new wave» revolutionary? 
  • Who belonged to the «new wave»?
  • What tapes are worth watching? 

The meeting will take place on June 11 at 18:00. Registration via the link

Бібліотека КПІ 11 червня 2021 р., 18:00 читати далі
10/06

Herbal tea: online meeting of the Tea Club project

We invite you to the next meeting of the Tea Club of the KPI Library. This time we will talk about herbal tea. 

Many people like to drink a cup of fragrant chamomile, lavender or other infusion, add honey or lemon to it… But can this drink be called tea? Where did the tradition of drinking herbal infusions come from? The words «compote», «potion» are coming to our mind here…

  • So, by visiting us for evening tea you will learn: How the herbal collection became «tea»; 
  • How traditional drinks differed from modern adaptations; 
  • Which recipes were used more often at what time of the year; 
  • What are the basic rules of combinations of different herbs and their optimal amount. 

The speaker this time will be Dmytro Mazurenko – the founder of the Club of Exquisite Taste «Mystic Masala», a chef, traveler, historian of cuisine, who has been studying traditional recipes of the world for over 12 years. 

The meeting of the Tea Club will take place on June 10 at Zoom, starting at 19.00. We invite everyone on condition of previous registration.

Бібліотека КПІ 10 червня 2021 р., 19:00 читати далі
08/06

Ocean Life: an online lecture on World Oceans

Day On June 8, the world celebrates World Oceans Day. 

«It is quite inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is obvious that it is the Ocean», wrote Arthur Clarke, an English writer, scientist and inventor. 

The oceans cover 3/4 of the Earth’s surface, contain 97% of water reserves, and cover 99% of the planet’s surface area. The oceans are the world’s largest source of protein, with the lives of about 3 billion people completely dependent on the oceans. The theme of the Day in 2021 is «Ocean: life and livelihoods».

 Exactly on June 8 at 19:00 we will talk about the Southern Ocean and its inhabitants. Biologist Julia Ivanchykova, a graduate student of the Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, will tell about her participation in the sea part of the 25th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition. 

We will find out: 

  • Whether it is always cold in Antarctica; 
  • Who is stronger – an albatross or a petrel; 
  • What produces the only Ukrainian industrial fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean and what desperate biologists are researching there; 
  • How to go on an expedition for 6 weeks, and return in 4 months; 
  • Whether it is possible to exist in the 21st century without access to Instagram and YouTube; 
  • How to distinguish a humpback whale from a fin whale; 
  • How to survive among endless icebergs and cold waves. 

And also Julia will answer your questions. We invite you to a lecture on conditions of pre-registration.

Бібліотека КПІ 08 червня 2021 р., 19:00 читати далі
27/05

The magical art of symbolism: a lecture by the MuzClass project

The cult of beauty, refined, fragile, ephemeral… But the beauty of the unreal, the visions of the subconscious. Symbolism fully appeals to images of other dimensions, a mysterious dream. 

Verlaine and Mallarmé, Moreau and Vrubel, Faure and Scriabin – artists who used symbols, allegories, hints, which gave the works mystery. 

Let’s touch on the aesthetics of silence, secrecy, non-negotiation, listening to the incomprehensible at the meeting in MuzKlas on 27th of May at 19:00 on the Zoom platform on conditions of prior registration.

Бібліотека КПІ 27 травня 2021 р., 19:00 читати далі
27/05

Bibliographic manager: formation of own library and fair use of sources

KPI Library invites students, teachers and all interested KPI researchers to participate in educational online activities «Good Honest Borrowing». 

May 27 15.00 – 16.00 

Theme: Bibliographic manager: the formation of own library and the fair use of sources 

Key aspects: 

  • Basics of creating your own library of sources on the example of the tool EndNote 
  • Quick citation of sources in the text 
  • Automatic generation of a list of bibliographic references according to any of the international styles. 

Register here.

Бібліотека КПІ 27 травня 2021 р., 15:00 читати далі
26/05

Checking academic texts for signs of plagiarism: online blitz

We invite KPI students and KPI researchers on the 26th of May at 15:30 to ask everything they have wanted for a long time about checking academic texts for signs of plagiarism. 

Namely, get answers within the following topics: 

  • Why academic texts are checked; 
  • Who checks them and how; 
  • Which academic texts are checked in KPI; 
  • At what stage the inspection is carried out; 
  • Indicators of originality and borrowings; 
  • How many quotes can be; 
  • Allowed percentage of plagiarism; 
  • Who can decide on the presence of plagiarism; 
  • What happens after the inspection; 
  • Who to contact if you do not agree with the expert opinion. 

The meeting will be held on conditions of prior registration.

A link to the Zoom conference will be sent to your email address on the day of the event.

Бібліотека КПІ 26 травня 2021 р., 15:30 читати далі
25/05

Taphonologist, science fiction writer, idealist: online lecture of the project «Fantastic course»

The next meeting of the Fantastic Course will take place on the 25th of May at 19:00. Hosts Ievhenia Breznytska and Iryna Filonenko will tell about the life and work of I. Yefremov. 

An outstanding paleontologist and science fiction writer Ivan Antonovych Yefremov – a star of the first magnitude in science fiction, abandoned the tendency to describe interplanetary wars and the destruction of civilizations. He dreamed of a happy bright future for mankind, in which the main driver of progress will not be the perfection of technology, but human evolution. 

His works were called «communist utopia». In addition to short stories and novels, Ivan Yefremov wrote only 4 major novels: «Andromeda Nebula», «Razor Blade», «Bull Hour» and «Thais of Athens», but each of them became an event. It has become, as they now say, «cult» for several generations of readers. 

Adventures of thought – this is how Yefremov formulated his writing credo. He studied the past as a scientist, as a science fiction writer

dreamed of the future and was always convinced that science leads to emptiness, if there are not philosophy and humanity behind it. 

The lecture will take place in Zoom on conditions of prior registration.

A link to the conference will be sent to your email address on the day of the lecture. 

Бібліотека КПІ 25 травня 2021 р., 19:00 читати далі
25/05

Text borrowings, citations and references in educational and scientific works

KPI Library invites students, teachers and all interested KPI researchers to participate in educational online events «Good Honest Borrowing». 

25th of May 15.00 – 16.00 

Theme: Text borrowings, citations and references in educational and scientific works 

Key aspects: 

  • How to borrow from others or plagiarism avoidance strategies 
  • How to borrow from yourself 
  • General requirements for citing sources registration of bibliographic information in accordance with Ukrainian and international standards 
  • Examples of bibliographic descriptions and bibliographic references 
  • Services that help to make lists of used sources. 

Register here.

Бібліотека КПІ 25 травня 2021 р., 15:00 читати далі
24/05

And it’s all about him: Igor Sikorsky

On 25th of May, the whole world celebrates Igor Sikorsky’s birthday. 

The genius aircraft designer was a student of KPI, it was here that he got acquainted with airplanes, made the first project and built the first aircraft. 

We announce the theme of the next lecture in the series of historical studies «Think about it» – «And it’s all about him: Igor Sikorsky». 

A glorious company gathers in the cozy Zoom-space of the KPI Library: local historian Larysa Stepashko, local historian and historian Mykhailo Kalnytsky, author of the children’s book «Igor Sikorsky» Oleg Promakhov, scientists of the State Polytechnic Museum of KPI and specialists of the KPI Library. 

We invite everyone to join the conversation about Igor Ivanovych Sikorsky – his life and creative achievements. 

The meeting will be held on 24th of May, 2021, on conditions of prior registration.

Бібліотека КПІ 24 травня 2021 р., 19:00 читати далі
20/05

From the traditional garment to the identity marker

20th of May is the 15th anniversary of celebration of Vyshyvanka Day.

For Ukrainians, an embroidered shirt is a talisman and a link between generations. 

For the Vyshyvanka Day we have a wonderful gift for everyone. The KPI Library together with the Department of Ukrainian language, literature and culture invited to give a lecture Volodymyr Shchybria, candidate of historical sciences, director of Folklore and ethnography center of Philology institute of the Taras Shevchenko National University, assistant of Folklore studies department.

On the 10th of May at 14:15 we will talk about the history of vyshyvanka, embroidery techniques, traditional ornaments and features of the cut of the Ukrainian embroidered shirt.

The lecture will take place on the zoom platform subject to prior registration

A link to the conference will be sent to your e-mail on the day of the lecture.

Бібліотека КПІ 20 травня 2021 р., 14:15 читати далі

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