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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.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

A new display in recognition of Domestic Violence Month is currently on the 2nd floor of the Burritt Library.

In addition there will be a program held in Special Collections (on the 2nd floor) on October 11th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Leah Fosse , from the Prudence Crandall Center will be speaking at this event.

On October 13th there will be a candlelight vigil held at the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain, CT, located at 594 Burritt St.  The “Silent no more” candlelight vigil will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments, and continue at 6:30 with the program.

 

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“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

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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.

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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

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Snapshot Day @ CCSU Elihu Burritt Library

Snapshot Day @ CCSU Elihu Burritt Library

April 13, 2011

Free cookies and coffee at Jazzman’ Café from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (while supplies last)

*Be a “Read” model. Come get you picture taken with your favorite book (or journal or magazine) or borrow one from our collection. (Your free color  8.5 X 11 picture or bookmark will be printed while you wait).*

Examples of celebrity Read posters can be found at http://www.alastore.ala.org/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=158

My Dream Library Contest:

Students! Submit an idea (minimum of 100 words—drawings, etc. are also most welcome!) for your ideal library space or service.

Entries will be judged on creativity, practicality (sorry… no paint ball in the library!), and value to the CCSU community. Winners will be chosen by a library committee. The winners of round one will receive a gift card and have their names announced at Library Snapshot Day on April 13th!

Round one entries must be received by April 12th.  Submit your ideas to Susan Slaga – slagas@ccsu.edu or Debbie Herman -  hermand@ccsu.edu. (Please make sure you receive an email response after you submit something). Electronic graphic files should be submitted as pdf or jpeg file.

Written copies can also be submitted in the suggestion box at the table near the Circulation Desk. (If your item is too large to fit the suggestion box please contact Susan Slaga or Debbie Herman to drop it off).

The CCSU Community will be able to vote for the grand prize winner on the library’s website.

The top prize is a Nook e-reader!

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UMC at the Burritt Library! April 1st-7th

Water ExhibitNight at the Museum, a result of the University-Museum-Community-Collaborative will take place at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Thursday, March 31, 3-8PM.
Subject of this year event: “Water is the driving force of all nature”
Between April 1-7 selected students’ work such as posters, photographs, paintings, 3D objects, essays and poems, will be on display at the Library.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 11:30 am in the library’s Special Collections room we will hold a reception and the campus community is invited to view their fellow students’ art work and to hear winners of essay and poetry competitions.

For more information please contact Renata Vickrey (vickreyr@ccsu.edu) or Ewa Wolynska (wolynska@ccsu.edu) at Special Collections department at 860 832-2085 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 860 832-2085 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 860 832-2086 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 860 832-2086 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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Sicko Silenced: The Perils of Censorship in 21st Century America

Censorship Causes Blindness  by Andréia, on Flickr
CCSU Elihu Burritt Library Presents:

Sicko Silenced: The Perils of Censorship in 21st Century America

March 16, 7:00 pm, Vance Academic Center, Room 105

Join us for a conversation with those who are at the forefront of the censorship battles, followed by a screening of SICKO. The panelists will discuss free-speech and community standards issues as well as the balance between the two. Our panelists include:

Nels P. Highberg, Chair of Rhetoric and Professional Writing and former Director of the Program in Gender Studies at the University of Hartford.

Marcus Hatfield, Reporter from the Journal Inquirer.

Peter Chase, Director of the Plainville Public Library and Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee for the Connecticut Library Association.

Our moderator will be John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and Host, and CCSU Faculty.

SICKO, released on June 29, 2007, is an Independent film that tackles health care issues in America. The facts according to Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s research are controversial to some. The recent cancellation of a library screening of the film by the Enfield Town Council prompted Reporter Marcus Hatfield to break the story about the incident. This reminds us that censorship does indeed occur, even in a state with a highly-educated populace such as Connecticut.

This disturbing incident was preceded last November by the National Portrait Gallery’s removal of David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire In My Belly from the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference And Desire in American Portraiture in response to complaints from the Catholic League as well as incoming House Speaker John Boehner, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s declaration that the video is a form of “hate speech.”

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Graduate Thesis Workshop on Thursday, 2/17

Not sure how to start your graduate thesis or are you stuck somewhere in the middle?

Attend the Graduate Thesis Workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Presented by Paulette Lemma, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and

Susan Slaga, MLIS, Reference Librarian, Elihu Burritt Library

Where: Elihu Burritt Library classroom (third floor, Curriculum Lab)

Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

The workshop will cover:

Selecting a topic

Steps in the thesis process

Oral presentation or defense

Library research (including a brief overview of style requirements)

Refreshments will be served.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Susan Slaga @ 832-2095 or slagas@ccsu.edu

Space is limited.

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