Small Press Reading at Bird Library

Edmund Zagorin/Elizeya Quate and John ColasaccoSyracuse University Libraries and Colgate University Libraries have teamed up to present this summer’s installment of the Small Press Reading Series, featuring Elizeya Quate and John Colasacco. The event will take place on Monday, July 31 from 5–6 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library.

Elizeya Quate is the pseudonym of Edmund Zagorin, a writer and performer based in the Bay Area. Raised in Tenleytown DC and educated at the University of Michigan, Quate’s first book The Face of Our Town (KERNPUNKT Press, 2016) is a fun series of interconnected stories about interconnectedness.

John Colasacco’s books include Antigolf (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2015), The Information Crusher (Spuyten Duyvil 2016), TWO TEENAGERS (Horse Less Press 2016), and The Wagners (Transfr Books 2017).

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Patrick Willliams at jpwill03@syr.edu by July 27.

New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

June brought many new resources to the libraries’ collection. They included the following:

Digitalia Hispanica is a global academic collection comprised of e-books and ejournals in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Catalan. The comprehensive collection contains titles ranging from arts and literature to science and technology.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews is a collection of handbooks in fifteen subject areas. The handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars in the respective fields. Each handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field.

Academic Video Online provides access to over 62,000 streaming videos on a wide range of subjects from a variety of providers, for example, CBS, PBS, BBC, Bloomberg, and The Open University. Content includes documentaries, newsreels and programs, interviews, performances and more.

Brand Share Index within Sports Market Analytics contains searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing. It also includes access to the Brand Share Index (BSI) which matches fan market consumer behavior with their preferences for consumer products brands.

IBIS NAICS State Reports contains industry research reports, industry risk rating reports, and business environment profiles. Includes market share, competitive landscape, industry outlook, key statistics, and more. Search by keyword or NAICS code.

The Syracuse University access to Web of Science Citation Connection now includes Biosis Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, and Index Chemicus / Current Chemical Reactions.

New books include the Duke University Press Gender Studies Ebook Collection and the Bela Bartok Complete Critical Edition.

New journals include, the Annals of the International Communication Association, Celebrity studies, Journal of Communication, and the Journal of World Popular Music.

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.

Commencement Day Reception

Are you graduating this year? If so, we would love to congratulate you!

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Noon to 2 p.m.
Bird Library, first floor (just outside room 114)

Stop in to Bird Library following Commencement for a reception and meet and greet with Dean of Libraries & University Librarian, David Seaman and others.

The Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place will also be open for viewing in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you then.

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In the Biblio Gallery: CUSE Quest by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen

An exhibit by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen comprised of works on paper inspired by natural forms, creatures, textures, lightness, and darkness is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Chen is a junior majoring in Industrial and Interaction Design and minoring in Painting.

In describing the exhibition, Chen says:

Working on paper is a traditional way of making art. It shows the hand of the artist visually and the personality of the artist mentally. The different textures of paper encourage and inspire me to continue my creative adventure in drawing and painting. Trying a wide range of mediums, such as charcoal, conte, sepia, sanguine, pastels, gouache, acrylic paints and oil paints opened up a whole new world of possibility to me. I encourage students to experiment with as many mediums as possible, enjoy the creative process of making art, and self-expressing.

The exhibit will be on display through the summer.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

SU student teams advance to NYS Business Plan Competition finals

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), University at Albany’s School of Business, and Syracuse University will host the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Albany, NY. Eleven Syracuse University student venture teams will be among the finalists competing for top state prizes.

The NYBPC is a venture creation and innovation competition established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. The 2017 NYBPC finalists were selected from regional competitions across New York State’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones – Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island. Regional partner colleges and universities hosted semifinal competitions in their regions in late March and early April. The top teams from each of the 10 regions face off this week for the grand prize at the state finals.
The New York State winners will be selected by esteemed judges, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Compete CNY winners advancing to the finals were selected by area judges in a regional qualifier open to student entrepreneurs from Central New York colleges and universities. The regional competition was sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad on March 24, 2017 at Bird Library.

Winners selected to go on to the statewide competition include:

Social entrepreneurship/non-profit

  • Thrive Project, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Shine the Magazine, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Clean technology

  • Spark Charge, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • VFFA, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Service

  • IIID, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Origin Story, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Product

  • Invergo, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Schwab’s Cider Port, Wells College, Second place

Advanced technology

  • ModoScript, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • SkyWorks, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Software/IT

  • PowerSpike, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First Place
  • Busie, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Teams have the opportunity to win first, second, and third place cash prizes in each of the six tracks. Audience participants will also select a People’s Choice award in each category. Judges will also be asked to select an Esprit de Corps, an Undergraduate Excellence award, and a Community College distinction award in each category.

The awards are milestone based. Winning teams will be required to develop and meet at least two business development and two technical milestones in order to be eligible for their prize awards.

The NYBPC has grown into a statewide competition with some of the largest awards and prizes of any student business competition in the world. The NYBPC is the only leading collegiate business competition that is a regionally coordinated, collaborative statewide program representing over 75 colleges and universities, setting it apart from all other competitions in the nation.