of the Burritt Library & The Italian Resource Center
Present a lecture by Dr. Felice Italo Beneduce
of Italian at Columbia University
December 5th, 2019 at 6:30PM
Collections, 2nd floor, Burritt Library
scholarly interests include the fantastic in contemporary Italian literature
and cinema; Italian-American literature and cinema; Immigrant Literature in
Italy; Cultural and Translation Studies; Primo Levi and Judaic Italian Studies.
Dr. Beneduce earned his Ph.D in Italian Literary and Cultural Studies from the
University of Connecticut. He also holds a laurea in Italian/English
Translation Studies from the University of Trieste (Italy).
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
The library’s Trick or Treat E-Resources fair held on Tues., October 28th, included about 90 enthusiastic attendees and a number of prize winners, including the Grand Prize winner of the iPad — Nyaire Simpkins Jones, who is a junior and a psychology major. She and many other participants found the e-resources fair to be informative and helpful.
Most students were not aware of all of the online resources the library makes available to CCSU students at no cost. They were happy to learn about research tool / citation manager Refworks and databases such as PsycInfo. To see our entire list of “e-resources” (aka, “databases”), check out the library’s A to Z listing at https://libguides.ccsu.edu/az.php
Also, check out the photo gallery below & find someone you know (or yourself)!
AN EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTIFACTS FROM PAST AND FUTURE TRIPS ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE ELIHU BURRITT LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR.
Full Circle – This exhibition presents photographs from Barbara Sternal’s travels with
the Center for Institutional Education in 2018 and 2019. Sternal recently
graduated with an MA in Public History from CCSU and participated in 5 study
abroad courses while at the university. Her photos provide a glimpse into the
variety of breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences available to
students who study abroad. Barbara visited: New Zealand, Australia
& Tasmania, Ecuador & Galapagos, Ireland, and Greece.
& Culture of Bolivia – this exhibit promotes trip to Bolivia, July
Program directors: Prof. Vicente Garcia & Dr. Cassandra
Broadus Garcia, Art Dpt.
Bolivia provides the backdrop for the study of the history, arts,
and culture of this unique South American country. Students will get
perspective of lifestyles of the indigenous people in Bolivia.
& Zimbabwe, Southern Africa – Environmental communication & Wildlife conservation.
Trip to Southern Africa, July 1-16, 2020.
The tour will begin in Johannesburg, South Africa and end in
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Students will tour the world-famous Kruger National Park, with safari
drives and walks led by expert naturalists. After this we will visit the unique
Elephant Sands area of Botswana where we will view elephants venturing in from
the bush to a flood light lit water hole.
Then we drive to Kasane on the boarder of Chobe National Park and enjoy
a lengthy river cruise on the Chobe River to view elephants, hippos, crocs, and
many other animals on the river banks.
Win an iPad and other great prizes! Plus, all the candy!
They’re back and better than ever! Join us for our annual E-Resources fair, where you can learn about citation tools, get librarian certified search tips, and learn about the great options for your research available at the Burritt Library!
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and
first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, visited New Britain on Sunday,
September 22, to meet the local Polish community. While here, they stopped at
Central Connecticut State University’s Elihu Burritt Library
to tour the Polish-American archives and book collection and learn
about the Polish Studies Program.
While at CCSU, the President and his wife were hosted by Dr.
Zulma Toro, CCSU President, Dr. M.B. Biskupski, the Endowed Chair in Polish and
Polish American Studies, and Dr. Carl Antonucci, Director of
They were joined by some Polish faculty and students from the CCSU Polish Club.
Their visit revolved around a large display that Ms.Renata Vickrey, University Archivist and Special Collections
librarian, constructed illustrating the history
of the local Polish community and CCSU’s Polish Studies
Program. President Duda was motivated enough to offer to send books and
materials related to Polish history to CCSU to augment the collection when he
returned to Poland.
It was a proud day for CCSU and the local Polish community – an opportunity to share our accomplishments and heritage with a sitting Head of State. It was indeed an historic visit for all of us.
There are many changes to CCSU’s Parking System starting in Fall 2019. The Library lot was closed permanently as of Monday, August 26th to make way for the construction of a new engineering building. To park at CCSU, you’ll need to a color-coded decal on your vehicle that corresponds to the appropriate parking area (pending your status as student, faculty, or staff). Enforcement of the new system begins on Monday, Sept. 16. A new website is available to explain it all & point you to any necessary additional information at: https://www.ccsu.edu/parking/