Bird Library reference and current periodical swap

The reference collection and the current periodical collection have swapped locations on the second floor of Bird Library in order to facilitate browsing of the current print periodical collection. The current print periodicals and newspapers are now near the soft seating cluster. The reference collection has moved to the northeast quadrant, near the second floor computer cluster. Users with questions about finding the reference collection or reference resources should contact the Helpline at 315.416.7047.

“Hemmed in by Nature” on display in Bird Library

Bird Library is currently displaying the sculpture “Hemmed in by Nature” by artist Mark Povinelli on the second floor atrium.

This work explores the relationship between the five classical senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—depicted within the sculpture, thus invoking broader modalities of perception. By viewing the sculpture at unique orientations a variety of images are visualized through the copper wire panels (the human face, birds, butterflies, Ganesha, etc.). Povinelli is interested in the intersection between the sciences and arts.

This piece was created while Povinelli was an artist in residence at Syracuse University Nancy Cantor Warehouse in 2006/2007. The residency focused on building the sculpture in-situ to connect the broader Syracuse arts community with the Syracuse University student body. Mark Povinelli is currently the Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Whitman School of Management.

New resources recently added to Libraries’ principal collections

Many new resources were added to the Syracuse University Libraries’ Principal Collections over the summer. They include:

POLITICO Pro: A policy news reporting service that provides policy professionals and students the in-depth, real-time, and archived policy news essential for their research and awareness needs. POLITICO Pro specifically tracks news from a policy perspective, reporting on the key influencers (law makers, coalitions, agencies, corporations, committees, etc.) as well as the legislative, regulatory, and political impact of their actions, while offering critical intelligence and analysis on what’s to come next.

Independent Voices: Alternative press and underground newspapers, magazines and journals from the 1960s to 1980s, including feminist, LGBT, minority, campus, community, GI, right-wing, and small literary presses.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A digital library that contains most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Topics include Greek literature, history, and culture. Access note: Users are asked to create a free personal profile with a username and password to access the data.

Latino Studies, Oxford Bibliographies: A peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies of Latino Studies.

New journal titles:

New ebooks:

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form.

Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine book launch on September 26

Please join us for a book launch of Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine, a new work published by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of the Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Faculty Center. The book’s subjects, Dr. Sharon Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann, and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, will be on hand to discuss and sign complimentary copies of the book.

Triple Triumph tells the story of three physicians, each of whom encountered resistance, discouragement, and obstruction from the traditional, male-dominated departments in which they worked. These powerful pioneers went on to create programs that earned the highest levels of national distinction and acclaim. Their work and their names are now legendary—in geriatric medicine, in the treatment of breast cancer, and in diabetes research and treatment. Their stories differ, but the commonalities help us understand why constructive change is often so hard-won, and what it takes in commitment, courage, and tenacity to triumph in the end.

Triple Triumph was edited by Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for faculty engagement, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of earth and of interdisciplinary sciences, and Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This publication was made possible with generous support from Upstate Medical University.  It is the second open access publication from Syracuse Unbound, an imprint that offers free, global availability through SURFACE, the University’s open access repository.

Behind the scenes of “The Three Musketeers” with Bob Hupp

En garde! Join Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp on Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library to explore how he brought the current production of “The Three Musketeers” to life on stage.

This action-packed adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 classic novel follows the dashing young D’Artagnan and his three companions, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, as they fight for the honor of their queen. Carefully guarded secrets, lavish swordfights, and sweeping romances all develop as the musketeers duel their way into glory.

Syracuse Stage’s 45th season opens with “The Three Musketeers” on September 20. The show is one of two co-productions with the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Drama, along with the “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens on November 29.

The Library Associates of the Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to present this unique lecture and reception in Bird Library, which is free and open to the public.

Prior to joining Syracuse Stage, Hupp was the producing artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock for 16 seasons. From 1989-1999, he was artistic director of the acclaimed Jean Cocteau Repertory in New York. Hupp also served on the board of the Theatre Communications Group, a nonprofit theatrical organization in New York, and has served as a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He graduated from Dickinson College and completed a two-year certificate program at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York.

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Bianca Caiella Breed at bcaiella@syr.edu by September 28.