Special Collections Research Center to host comic art events

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Salt City Comic-Con, will host a special viewing of original comic art and a panel discussion on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Bird Library.

The one-day viewing will be held on the sixth floor of Bird Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It will feature selected original works by comic masters including Hal Foster (Prince Valiant), Frank Robbins (Johnny Hazard), Stan Drake (The Heart of Juliet Jones), Irwin Hasen (Dondi), and more. Casual fans, hard core collectors, and art historians are invited to view original comic and cartoon art from industry legends maintained in the Syracuse University collections.

The Friday evening panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. will be held in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library. The panel will explore and discuss the many original comic art treasures in the collection. Panelists will include Craig Yoe, comic art historian and publisher, and Dan Herman, publisher of Hermes Press and also a well-regarded comics art historian.  Pop culture and marketing expert Ed Catto, of Bonfire Agency, will moderate the panel. These events will serve as “Salt City Comic-con eve” activities to celebrate the convention.

This event is free and open the public. Syracuse University’s Bird Library is located at 222 Waverly Avenue.  Door prizes will be awarded to random attendees of the panel discussion. Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at www.SyracuseComicCon.com.

Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, and all of Central New York. This growing convention, designed for both hardcore collectors and everyday pop-culture fans, stuffs myriad marvels into two action-packed days. Sponsorship and other inquiries can be directed to: SaltCityComicCon@gmail.com

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New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

New resources offered by the Libraries include:

The IET Digital Library now includes titles published in 2017. This collection contains ebooks published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Topics include electrical engineering, signal processing, radar, energy, control, electromagnetic wave, and more.

The Classical Scores Library is a collection of digital scores  covering Western art music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage includes full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database which now covers journals and conference materials back to 1884.

New content has been added to Counseling and Therapy in Video. These videos are related to social work, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, and counseling. Videos include counseling sessions and demonstrations, transcripts, consultations, lectures, presentations, and publications, including content from Psychotherapy Networker and Counseling Today.

Index to Jewish Periodicals covers Jewish studies and thought from 1988 to present.

Journal of World Popular Music is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research and scholarship on recent issues and debates surrounding international popular musics, also known as World Music, Global Pop, World Beat or, more recently, World Music 2.0.  It includes in its scope any local popularized musics of the world, commercially available music of non-Western origin, musics of ethnic minorities, and contemporary fusions or collaborations with local traditional or roots musics with Western pop and rock.

Sociology of Development is an international journal addressing issues of development. Topics explored include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, social movements, and more. The journal promotes intellectual diversity within the study of development, with articles from all scholars of development sociology, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of investigation, or historical period of study.

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.

1957 JFK commencement speech at Syracuse University highlighted

Then-senator John F. Kennedy visited Syracuse University to give the commencement address in June 1957. That speech, which encouraged students to pursue careers in public service, has been the focus of news coverage in conjunction with the centennial of Kennedy’s birth on May 29.

University Archivist Meg Mason was featured in a story by Channel 9’s Jennifer Sanders:

http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/jfks-centenary-reflections-on-jfks-visit-to-syracuse-university/725567169

Veteran storyteller Sean Kirst wrote about the event for Syracuse University News:

https://news.syr.edu/2017/05/as-the-centennial-of-jfks-birth-nears-recalling-his-stirring-commencement-address-in-syracuse/

 

 

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Time Magazine highlights letter from William Safire collection

In honor of National Wine Day (May 25), Time Magazine highlighted a letter from the William Safire Papers housed in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries.

The letter, from Julia Child to William Safire, was in response to one of his On Language columns in the New York Times that dealt with rules for capitalizing the names of wines.

Read the piece here: http://time.com/4680109/julia-child-william-safire-wine/

Linda Dickerson Hartsock receives George R. Burman Award from Whitman School of Management

Linda Dickerson Hartsock received the fourth annual George R. Burman Award from the Whitman School of Management. The award honors “an outstanding individual on campus who supports Whitman’s entrepreneurial initiatives.” Hartsock is the executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program based in Bird Library.

The award was presented by Alexander McKelvie, associate professor of entrepreneurship and department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and Sarah Grosz, president of the Syracuse University Student Entrepreneurship Club and member of the Blackstone LaunchPad.

The Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library has created strong campus collaboration, with more than 1,600 faculty, staff, student, alumni, and community members engaged with the program.  Additionally, the LaunchPad coordinates a campus-wide Entrepreneurship Roundtable to foster connective initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.

Hartsock is also adjunct faculty in the Whitman School of Management, teaching in the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program.

George R. Burman was dean of the Whitman School of Management and founder of its entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program.