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Syracuse University Ph.D. student Sara Swenson wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

April 24th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

Sara Ann Swenson-sliderSara Swenson, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award, an annual award for the best essay written by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University. Swenson’s essay is entitled “Subject to God: Ecumenical Monasticism and the Making of the Shared Self.” She is a native of Brainerd, Minn.

Full- and part-time students from the following departments are eligible for the award: African American Studies; English; Fine Arts; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Latino-Latin American Studies; Religion; Philosophy; the Writing Program; and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Faculty members who served on the Marshall Award Selection Committee were Gerry Greenberg (chair), Ben Bradley, M. Gail Hamner, Janis Mayes, and Stephen Meyer.

Library Associates established the annual award to honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards and generous spirit. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment established in 2004 that funds the award.

Born in 1903, Marshall graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College, received a Ph.D. from Yale University, and was later named a Guggenheim Fellow. She joined the SU faculty in 1948 and became the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. During her tenure, Marshall held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature; helped to establish the Honors Program, serving as its first director; and was among the founding members of Library Associates. After retiring from full-time teaching with emeritus status, Marshall continued to offer courses through the Humanistic Studies Center at University College until 1993. Among the awards and honors she received were the Post-Standard Award for Distinguished Service to the Syracuse University Library, a Chancellor’s Citation, and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 trial

April 20th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

Hispanic American NewspapersTrial access to Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 is currently available from Readex.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century.

To access Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, point your browser to:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=EANX&d_collections=EANASP

Feedback about the trial is welcome. Comments may be sent to Bonnie Ryan at bcryan@syr.edu.

Trial access is available until May 23, 2015.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

 

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 trial

April 20th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

Caribbean History and CultureTrial access to Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia is currently available from Readex.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 includes fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides, and ephemera covering the history of this broad region from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Major subject areas covered include Atlantic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Economic Studies, History of Medicine, Ethnicity and Gender Studies, Latin America and Slavery.

To access Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920, point your browser to:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=CRBHCC&s_startsearch=keyword

Feedback about the trial is welcome. Comments may be sent to Bonnie Ryan at bcryan@syr.edu.

Trial access is available until May 23, 2015.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

 

Bird Library entrance adjustment during Mayfest

April 20th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

In order to maintain an environment conducive to study pages-patio-cafe-sliderand to diminish the potential for disruption during and immediately following Mayfest 2015, the Syracuse University Libraries will extend implementation of its evening security protocol beginning on Friday, April 24.

Monitored access to Bird Library will occur exclusively through the Waverly Avenue entrance beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 24 until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. Additionally, both Bird Library and Carnegie Library (including the Carnegie Library Reading Room) will be open to library users only during these times.

Libraries staff and officers from the Department of Public Safety will actively monitor the interior and exterior of Bird Library and Carnegie Library throughout Mayfest activities to ensure order and peace during this period, which coincides with the beginning of the University’s spring exam study period.

Bird Library and the Carnegie Library Reading Room will be open to members of the University community 24 hours a day from Friday, April 24 through Wednesday, May 6. Both facilities will be open amended hours during Graduation Weekend.

SU Libraries offer new Research Data Services tutorials

April 15th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

Big-DataThe Research Data Services program of the Syracuse University Libraries offers a broad range of services related to the identification, collection, management, analysis, and curation of quantitative and qualitative research data. Among their most recent offerings are two series of tutorials on creating and managing research data and using Qualtrics online survey software.

Aimed at those with some basic knowledge of research methods or statistics, the Data Training series helps users work with research data in a methodical and efficient manner. Graduate students who are in the early stages of planning their thesis or dissertation would benefit most from this series. Modules are designed to be used as a series, but can also be used for reference. Topics include Planning Your Research, Working with Variables, Documenting Your Research, Collecting Your Data, Cleaning Your Data, and Analyzing Your Data.

The Qualtrics series enables new users to design and build a first-rate survey using the Qualtrics online survey software. Topics covered in these tutorials include: Planning Your Qualtrics Survey, Backing Up and Documenting Your Survey, Variables and Values, Anonymity in Qualtrics, and Randomization in Qualtrics.

Other services offered by Research Data Services include:

  • assistance with research methodology, instrument design, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
  • instruction in use of specialized software, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, and ArcGIS;
  • assessment of data management needs;
  • assistance with data management plans required by NSF, NIH, and other funders;
  • consulting in research methods, study design, survey and interview design;
  • assistance in locating and using other sources of quantitative, qualitative; and GIS data;
  • identifying appropriate repositories for long-term access to research data.

SU Libraries can also generate and assign a permanent data identifier (DOI) to your datasets to facilitate citation and attribution of shared datasets.

For more information on Research Data Services, contact Paul Bern at 315.443.1352 or email phbern@syr.edu.

 

 

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