April 23-May 4 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from April 23-May 4 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines.

For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual during those dates, his/her regular, overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, Carnegie Library, College Law Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, King + King Architecture Library, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, which stocks food and personal care items available at no cost to all students with a valid Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF ID.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.

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Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award reading and reception

Thomas J. West III (T.J.)A reading and reception celebrating the winner of the annual Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award will take place on Thursday, April 19 at noon in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas J. West III (T.J.), a Ph.D. candidate in English at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s award for the best essay by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University.

West’s paper entitled “The Spirit is Willing, but the Flesh is Weak: Embodied Transcendence and Sacred Spectatorship in The Robe” is soon to be published in the journal Material Religion.

The annual award honors Mary Hatch Marshall, the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. She held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature, served as the first director of the Honors Program, and was among the founding members of Library Associates.

Students from African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Philosophy; Religion; Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition; and Women’s and Gender Studies are eligible for the award.

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.

For those wishing to make a gift to the Mary Hatch Marshall Award Endowment in remembrance of or in honor of Mary Hatch Marshall, please contact Ron Thiele, assistant dean for advancement for the Libraries at rlthiele@syr.edu or 315.560.9419.

21st Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium

Please join us for the 21st Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium on Friday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library.

Benjamin Peak, a Ph.D. student in French at John Hopkins University will give the keynote address and special tribute to Professor Hope Glidden at 1:30 p.m.

The French Colloquium provides the opportunity for graduate and undergraduate to share their recent research.

SCHEDULE:
9:30-10 a.m. Breakfast
10-10:15 a.m. Opening Words and Stefano Giannini’s remarks
10:15-10:40 a.m. Barbara Opar
“Lost in history: a brief introduction to Guillaume Bouchet”
10:40-11:05 a.m. Ninon Bartz
“Existe-t-il un regard féminin dans l’ouevre d’Agnès Varda?”
11:05-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15-11:40 a.m. Meggan Girardin
“Politique et esthétique: la guerre d’Indochine dans le cinema français de la Nouvelle Vague”
11:40-noon Grace Hildreth
“L’Importance du roman épistolaire pour les femmes écrivains pendant les 17ème et 18ème siècles”
Noon-12:30 p.m. Nicole Wallenbrock
“Post-traumatic atomic horror: Gerboise Bleue in Djinns (Sandra and Hughes Martin, 2010)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30-2 p.m. Benjamin Peak
“Literary Wanderings: In Search of a Topos of Rêverie”
2:10-3:20 p.m. The Round Table
3:20-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30-4 p.m. Pi Delta Phi Honor Society Induction Ceremony
4:05-5:45 p.m. Film Screening
“Les Stances á Sophie”

This event is sponsored and organized by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with the assistance of the Syracuse University Libraries.

POSIT presents: Contemporary Bibliography on March 27

Organizers of POSIT, a digital collection of architectural content compiled by students at the School of Architecture, are hosting an opening reception for its new series, entitled Contemporary Bibliography, on Tuesday, March 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the King + King Architecture Library.

Addressing the importance of having a variety of perspectives and inputs through previous works of practitioners, historians, and theorists, Contemporary Bibliography is a curated collection of influential resources that faculty have deemed important. Title pages of these books and magazine articles will be displayed in a bookcase outside of the King + King Architecture Library for the next several weeks.

During the reception, faculty members will comment on their reasons for suggesting certain titles. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Barbara Opar at baopar@syr.edu or at 315.443.3518.

 

 

Additions and Expansions to the Principal Collection

The Libraries’ have added many new and expanded resources to the Principal Collection to support your research and teaching.

AustLit
Provides access to information on Australian literature and authors, as part of a collaborative effort by the University of Queensland and numerous institutions. Covers Australian literature and storytelling, with biographies, manuscripts, and articles in full text, along with images, digital exhibitions, and more.

Comprehensive Biomaterials II
A seven volume set on all facets of biomaterials, articles address the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, research and development, regulatory management, commercial aspects, and applications, including medical applications.

IGI Global Teaching Cases
These cases include an executive summary, background information, project description, current status of the case/project, epilogue and lessons learned, additional resources for further research covering real-life examples of global implementation, utilization, and management of Information Science and Technology.

Jewish Studies Source
Provides access to numerous multidisciplinary publications on the study of Jewish civilization, from past to present. Offers full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as books and biographies. Among the subjects covered are Judaism, Jewish history and heritage, mysticism, Kabbalah, and Jewish philosophy.

UC Press Journals
UC Press Journals includes scholarship that spans many topics in the humanities and social sciences. It also includes Case Studies in the Environment, peer-reviewed case study articles, case study pedagogy articles, and case study slides on best practices in the environmental sciences and 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 from the Collections page.