“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
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’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.
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Herman – email@example.com. (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!
Night 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ewa Wolynska (email@example.com) 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.
The latest issue of the library newsletter is available! Get up-to-date on the library renovation, new exhibits, and upcoming events. It also includes features on student research habits, the Google Art Project, and challenges faced by mature students returning to school. We hope you enjoy the new issue. A PDF version is also available.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.
The Burritt Bicentennial event will take place in Special Collections at the library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.
Sherrod Emerson Skinner III, the great-great-great grand nephew of Elihu Burritt will deliver keynote remarks.
December 8, 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elihu Burritt, New Britain’s most famous citizen. Burritt is known as “The Learned Blacksmith”, who from humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s apprentice, went on to become an internationally recognized 19th century pioneer peace activist, abolitionist, self taught linguist, writer and lecturer. The Elihu Burritt Bicentennial celebration is an excellent occasion to honor the memory of this great man and to revive our community’s pride in this interesting personality.
Materials from the Elihu Burritt Collection will be on display through the month of December.
Birthday cake and Burritt birch soda will be served.
Come join us for a lecture on Elihu Burritt’s role in the anti-slavery movement by Prof. Robert Wolff. The event will be held in the Special Collections Reading Room at noon on 11/16. Dr. Gilbert Gigliotti will read from Taylor Graham’s book, Walking with Elihu: poems on Elihu Burritt, The Learned Blacksmith, following the lecture.
We also invite you to view material from the Elihu Burritt Collection that will be on display in the library throughout the month of November!