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Book Discussion – Beyond Religion

One Book One Community event

Please join us on Thursday, June 21st 2012 at 4:00pm in the Special Collections Reading room of the library.

Graduate students in Prof. Jim Malley’s summer class from the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy will be leading a discussion of the Dalai Lama’s book, Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 21.

Students, faculty and our One Book partners are welcome to attend.

Please call Special Collections for additional information 860 832-2085.

Exhibit recognizes Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on its 25th Season

The Elihu Burritt library at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is a repository of the film festival records. To celebrate the 25th season of the festival, items from the collection will be on display in the Burritt library from May 7 until June 10, 2012. The exhibit will illustrate the history of the film festival with vibrant posters, programs, flyers, advertisements, and film covers. Some of the items from the collection are already digitized and can be viewed at: http://content.library.ccsu.edu/
The Gay & Lesbian Film Festival began in Hartford as a project of the cultural organization Alternatives. It was founded in 1988 to promote, encourage and provide a forum for lesbian and gay talent. The Hartford Lesbian and Gay Film Festival evolved into the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
In 2007, when the festival celebrated its 20th year, the name of the organization was changed to Out Film CT to reflect its primary focus on film events. This year’s festival will take place at Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, from June 1 until June 9, and the full program can be accessed at: www.outfilmct.org.
The exhibit can be viewed during library opening hours and an opening reception is planned for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6PM in the Elihu Burritt library, CCSU.
For more information about the exhibit please contact Special Collections at 860 832-2085.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month exhibit now on display.

Faces of Survival was started in 2004 and is displayed throughout the state. The exhibit uses personal stories and pictures of sexual assault survivors to educate the public about the impact of sexual violence and to combat the stigma surrounding the issue. The Faces of Survival exhibit confronts viewers with the reality of sexual violence and brings to light the voices and faces of survivors, who are all too often kept silent.

Quilts from Central’s Take Back the Night event are on display and add greatly to the impact of the exhibit. Printed materials on campus area resources will be available at the display table.

Come to educate yourself. Come in solidarity. Come to see the truth. Come to witness. You Are Not Alone.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Elihu Burritt Library until April 23, 2012.

On Monday, April 23rd 1-3pm on 2nd floor of the Elihu Burritt Library there will be a lecture and activities.
Lecture will be presented by Liz Halla-Mattingly. Liz has previously presented at the True Colors Conference, Transgender Lives Conference, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut
For more information please contact Paula Broderick at 860-225-4681 x217. Paula is Prevention Education Coordinator at YWCA in New Britain.

Global Food, Agriculture and Sustainability – Books and Artwork

The exhibit features the work of CCSU art students in Adam Niklewicz’s Illustration 1 class. Students captured a range of complex issues including sustainability, contemporary farming, healthy foods, and the greedy, unsustainable practices of corporations. Please visit the library to see whose side the students take. The art work and books from the library’s collection related to the subject will be on display until April 15.

Gay Pulp Fiction – Novels from the GLBTQ Archives


Valentine’s Day is coming and all forms of love are celebrated everywhere.The “shocking”, “tormented”, “strange”, “wild”, “sinful”kind of love screams from vivid covers of the early lesbian and gay pulp fiction publications now on display at the Elihu Burritt Library at CCSU. Some 150 exquisite examples of this interesting genre from the university’s GLBTQ Archival Collections will be on display through March 15th 2012.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the library and can be viewed during the library opening hours.
For more information please contact Special Collections and Archives at 860 832-2086 and 860 832-2085

Discovering Perge, Turkey – Exhibit and Lecture

Dr. Inci Delemen, an archeologist of international reputation, of Istanbul University, and a long-time member of the excavation team, will deliver a lecture on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Noon in the Special Collections reading room, the Elihu Burritt Library.
The glorious story of Perge, located near Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and modern Antalya, began in prehistoric times and continues today with its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the capital of ancient Pamphylia, Perge gained a preeminent status, and it remains an important source for understanding Classical cities. Its impressive remains, especially of the Hellenistic, Imperial Roman, and Late Roman periods, include remarkably well-preserved city walls, streets, baths, an agora, a theater, and a
stadium, all of which together provide insight into aspects of ancient urban planning. Additionally, much of the city was elaborately adorned with a vast assemblage of sculpture that suggests Perge’s role as one of the most important sculpture ateliers of its time.
With continuous Istanbul University exploration of the site since 1946, the project now celebrates its 65th anniversary, making it the longest-running all-Turkish excavation in the country. Both the exhibition and the lecture will highlight the remarkable archaeology of Perge, underscoring the importance of this site for understanding Classical antiquity.
Co-sponsored by the American Friends of Turkey, English Department, Middle Eastern Studies Committee, International and Area Studies Program, Center for International Education.
The exhibit and lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information about the lecture and exhibit please contact:
Leyla Zidani-Eroglu, Ph.D., English Dpt., zidanil@ccsu.edu, or 860 832-2771 or Special Collections at 860 832-2085.

“Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność”

“Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność” an exhibit sponsored by the Polish Studies Program will be on display in the Elihu Burritt Library, during the month of June. The exhibit, which was created in 2010 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Polish “Solidarity” movement, was a joint Polish and American project carried out under the auspices of the Consulate of the Polish Republic in New York. It portrays the history of Solidarność through maps, photos, press clippings and a narrative that also makes connections with the history of the American labor movement.
For more information please contact the Special Collections department at 860 832-2085 and 860 832-2086

Exhibit and Lecture: 100th Anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

100th Anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 90th anniversary of her first U.S. visit.Marie Curie exhibit
Marie Curie’s legacy is immense. She broke scientific barriers and become brilliant female scientist. She was the 1st female professor at Sorbonne, 1st female Nobel Prize winner, first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, and first female to be buried in the Pantheon in Paris.
An exhibit on Maria Sklodowska-Curie, prepared by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Museum in Warsaw will be on display at the Elihu Burritt Library from May 9 until May 16 and is available for viewing during library hours.
Lecture by Guy Crundwell, Ph.D.,
the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, CCSU

Tuesday, May 10th at 12:30 PM
Special Collections reading room, Elihu Burritt Library, CCSU.

Civil War Commemorative Exhibit

The American Civil War “THAT THE GENERATIONS TO COME MIGHT KNOW THEM” 1861-1865 is an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War and Connecticut’s participation. It will be on display until the end of May and can be viewed during library hours. Materials in the exhibit come from the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford and from the Burritt Library’s holdings.

Materials on display consist of images of generals and soldiers, maps, newspapers, and photographs. The exhibit also includes soldiers’ equipment in battlefields and in camp. Several guns from battlefield:  Richmond Rifle-Musket, Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Sharps New Model Rifle, Springfield Model 1861 Rifle-Musket. Camp equipment includes soldier’s canteen, hardtack, knife/spoon/fork and camp stove. Additional materials in the exhibit illustrate the involvement of Connecticut’s soldiers, local politicians, writers and other prominent figures in the Civil War.

For more information please contact Special Collections at 860 832-2085 or 860 832-2086