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Guayasamin’s art in Motion: “Ecuador Unframed”

Art Exhibition on view in the Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor from September 21 – October 19, 2015

Guayasamín Unframed is curated by Dr. Rocio Fuentes, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages with the collaboration of Dr. Heather Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The exhibit is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department, The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Ellihu Burritt Library, The School of Education, Art Department, History Department, Student Affairs, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Center at CCSU.

Opening Reception, September 21, 3 p.m., featured guest speakers include the Ecuadorian consul at New Heaven, Mr. Raúl Erazo and CCSU art professors Rachel Siporin and Mike Alewitz.

Guest Lecture, October 14, 9:30 a.m., featuring Dr. Juan Ramos (College of the Holy Cross)

 “This exhibit bridges cultural theory, mathematical analysis, media visualization, and computer programming in an innovative installation of the mural Ecuador (1952), a major art work by Oswaldo Guayasamín, one of the most prominent Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Identity is always in motion. Such is the feeling behind Guayasamín’s mural. Intended to represent the inherent antagonisms and racial multiplicity of the Ecuadorian nation. “

The mural is composed of five movable and interchangeable panels. These panels will be exhibited alongside a digital interface, which will allow visitors to view 30,720 potential configurations of the piece, and even to virtually create their own mural.


Friends of the Library Reception and Talk – October 1st

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 pm in Founders Hall, Davidson Hall for the Friends of the Library event:

Making Historians@CCSU: Teaching and Writing the Past, Present, and Future

Conversations with Professors Mann, Tully, and Warshauer

Moderated by Susan Campbell, Robert C. Vance Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event is free but registration is required.

Please RSVP to or call 860 832-2085


THE TENDER TRAP – movie with a talk and a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Library

You are invited!

The Friends of Burritt Library present


Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:30 PM  Torp Theatre, Davidson Hall

With a pre-film talk in the theatre at 7:00 PM

by Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti: “1955: Frank Sinatra’s Annus Mirabilis

A reception precedes the talk at 6:30 PM in Davidson Hall 123

Free and open to the public

Exhibit: Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography

This exhibit is on view in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor through April 30

Please join us for a reception and a talk by Rickie Solinger, exhibit curator

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

3:15 p.m. Burritt library, 2nd floor

Event is free and open to the public

Rickie Solinger is a historian, writer, and lecturer. For this exhibit she used prints made from archival photographs found in the Library of Congress and the National Archives.  These photographs illustrate the significant new freedoms African Americans claimed during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Sponsored by:
Office of Diversity and Equity – History Department – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
– Committee on the Concerns of Women – Ruth Boyea Women’s Center – Elihu Burritt Library

Claiming citizenship

EXHIBIT: “From War to Victory, 1939-1989”

An exhibit sponsored by the Insitute of the National Remembrance and the Polish Studies Program will be on view in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor, from March 26 – April 9th

The exhibition is about a special half-century in the history of Poland.  The main theme of the exhibit is Polish fight for freedom, expressed in a form of armed struggle and political activity.  Expressive photographs show Polish soldiers on various World War II fronts and the phenomenon of the Polish Underground State in the occupied country.

Reception & opening lecture: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd Floor, CCSU

Lecture will be given by Dr. Władysław Bułhak, 

Deputy Director of the Office of Public Education.

Dr. Władysław Bułhak is a member of the editorial board of scientific IPN semi-annual “Memory and Justice”, as well as an international research network Centre for Cold War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Ödensee.

Admission is FREE and the public is cordially invited.

For further information please contact Special Collections

at 860 832-2085

polish art war to victory



The Changing Face of America: Immigration Symposium

immigration symposium poster Large 11by17Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 3 P.M.

Following by reception 3-4 P.M. in  Special Collections,  2nd floor

Exhibit: Italian Immigrants to Connecticut and New England 

The Elihu Burritt Library presents this symposium to popularize numerous resources, primary and secondary, on the topic of immigration, in electronic and print formats. The library houses four centers/resources: the Connecticut Polish American Archives; the Italian Resource Center; the Confucius Institute; the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center; which provide information on additional sources and assistance for students.

The event is open to all.   


1-1:30 p.m.  Polish Immigration

  • Polish Immigrants in the US and Connecticut, presented by Prof. M. B. Biskupski
  • Polish Resources, Ewa Wolynska and Renata Vickrey

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Italian Immigration

  • Voices of Italian Immigrants presented by Nicholas Allen, Denise Zarcone, Maria Manna, Floriana Manna, Zelvan Phillips and Frank Petraccone, students from Prof. Carmela Pesca and Prof. Maria Passaro classes
  • Pascal D’Angelo, Son of Italy, presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci, and Prof. Kenneth DiMaggio

2-2:30 p.m.  Chinese Immigration

  • Chinese Immigration, presentation by Confucius Institute and students from Prof. Yanan Ju class

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Hispanic and Latino Immigration

  • Voices of Latino Immigration, students Sarah Lindstrom and Kate Krotzer from Prof. Antonio Garcia-Lozada, Rosly Hernandez and Isaac Rodriguez from Prof. Katherine Sugg class and Mariano Cardoso from Prof. Luis Recoder-Nunez, will share their immigrant experience and research. 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception

  • Food sampling from each country/region

 5:00 p.m. “Globalization in Latin America”

A lecture by Dr. Eduardo Beccera, Professor of Latin American Studies at the  University Autonoma  of Madrid, Spain



Digital Day for CCSU Faculty & Staff

Please join the Elihu Burritt Library staff for discussion on current digital projects and services available at the library.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2-4 pm in the Connecticut Room (Memorial Hall)

Please R.S.V.P.


2:00 pm Opening address from Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director and refreshments

2:15 pm Rob Favini from OCLC will speak about OCLC’s report “At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries”.
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3:05 pm A “lightening round” panel presentation featuring Burritt librarians and David Oyanadel (IDTRC) discussing current
digital projects and services available at the library.

3:45 pm Q&A Session

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.