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The Changing Face of America: Immigration Symposium

Please 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 Immigration posterImmigration poster

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.   

PROGRAM:

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. http://doiop.com/digitalday

PROGRAM

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”.
Linked here: http://www.oclc.org/reports/tipping-point.en.html

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.

Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833-1908)

Ebenezer D. Bassett is the first African American who graduated from the New Britain Normal School in 1853. Mr. Bassett was an educator, an influential activist in the anti-slavery movement, and the first U.S. African American diplomat as the Minister Resident to Haiti.
The exhibit consists of archival materials from the University Archives and a display from the Derby Historical Society.
The exhibit is on view on the 2nd floor of the Burritt Library.

Warsaw Rising 1944 – lecture and exhibit

On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, Dr. Michael Peszke will deliver a lecture entitled, The 70th Anniversary of the End of the Warsaw Rising. Dr. Peszke is a historian of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II. The lecture is sponsored by the Polish Studies Program, and will start at 7:00pm in the Burritt Library, Special Collections Room, located on the 2nd Floor. The exhibit is available for viewing on the 2nd floor of the library and consists of material related to the Uprising from the library Polish Heritage Collection.
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Glimpses from Our Past: Connecticut State Normal School & Teachers College of Connecticut

Graduates - 1887Please visit the Burritt Library and enjoy the exhibit on the 2nd floor. The new exhibit contains material from the University Archives and illustrates the beginning of CCSU, which in 1849 was the State Normal School and in 1933 became Teachers College of Connecticut. You can trace the history through collections of photographs of students, faculty and administrators; early publications of curriculum, student papers and alumni records. Sporting events programs and related memorabilia are also on display. The exhibit is open during library hours and will run through the end of August.
For more information contact special collections Dpt. at 860 832-2085

New Exhibit: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in the Burritt Library June 3rd

The S.A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of Polish Studies Program at CCSU sponsors an exhibit:

The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

Jan Karski (24 April 1914 – 13 July 2000) was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western Allies on the situation in German-occupied Poland,and the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the secretive German-Nazi extermination camps.

The exhibit is on view from May 14th, 2014 till June 30th, 2014

Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd Floor, CCSU, New Britain, CT

On Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00p.m. there will be a special talk in the library by Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, Consul General of the Republic of Poland.

The exhibit is available for viewing during library opening hours.

The exhibit is organized by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, was created by the Polish History Museum. Funding was provided by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with additional funding from the National Endowment for Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information contact Special Collections at 860 832-2085 or vickreyr@ccsu.edu

See Burritt Library’s new Logo!!

The Elihu Burritt Library had a logo contest in the Spring of 2014. The library logo had to be recognizable across campus and to our outside audience. We wanted it to reflect the mission, culture and values of our library and the university.
What sets apart a great logo from a not so great one has to do with perception. It is the moment between looking at the logo and getting the message it conveys.

We received a variety of creative submissions. The library marketing committee, in cooperation with the CCSU Marketing and Communication department, selected a logo by Steven Janiga. Steven is majoring in Graphic Design and currently working at the CCSU Student Center doing Graphics and Web designs.

The new logo will be used online, in print, on publications and in displays. The winning logo represents all the qualities we were looking for.
Thank you to all participants and thank you Steven!

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Tonight! Open Mic & Poetry Slam

April is a National Poetry Month and the Burritt Library celebrates with an Open Mic and Poetry Slam event on Tuesday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m., 2nd floor. Come and sign up or just listen to your fellow students, bring  a song or a poem you’ve written, or not!  And stay for 6:30 pm for the performance of Cross-fluence with Gaslight Arkestra.

 

For more information please contact: lawson_sae@ccsu.edu or vickreyr@ccsu.educross-fluence