Bird Library entrance adjustment during Mayfest

In order to maintain an environment conducive to study and to diminish the potential for disruption during and immediately following Mayfest 2018, the Syracuse University Libraries will extend implementation of its evening security protocol beginning on Friday, April 27.

Monitored access to Bird Library will occur exclusively through the Waverly Avenue entrance beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 27. 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 27 through Wednesday, May 9. Both facilities will be open amended hours during Graduation Weekend.

‘Cuse Market in Bird Library on April 20

Come to ‘Cuse Market, Friday, April 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library, where faculty, staff, students, and alumni will display their new products and creative work, whether it is a product, service, or tech. Part demo alley and part market bazaar, ‘Cuse Market is an opportunity to browse health and wellness products, artisan goods, packaged foods, fashion and apparel, jewelry, furniture, 3D printed items, industrial designs and gadgets, and the latest technology apps, and to meet makers, artists, engineers and inventors, technologists, and creatives.

This year’s event features several new twists:

  • A “Wellness Pad”, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the LaunchPad, will feature yoga and relaxation;
  • The first ever ‘Cuse Film Showcase, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the LaunchPad, featuring the best short films and animations by SU students, organized by Justina Hnatowicz ’19, a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow;
  • A 2:30 p.m festive launch party for Necessity Apparel, a startup by another Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow.

The Blackstone LaunchPad is still looking for creative entrepreneurs and innovators to table at the event.  If you are a member of the Syracuse University or SUNY ESF community and are working on something cool, reserve a spot to bring your laptop, product demos, and some marketing materials, and get noticed.  This is also an opportunity to test a product and get customer feedback. If interested, please e-mail: LaunchPad@syr.edu

The event will also feature campus and community resource providers and Maker Spaces to help connect with the local maker movement.

The event is presented by the Blackstone LaunchPad, which is part of Syracuse University Libraries.

 

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.

Focus on SU authors in the Humanities

As part of the third annual Books in the Humanities reception, a celebration of Syracuse University faculty, students, and alumni whose books were published in 2017, librarians Michael Pasqualoni and Tasha Cooper have compiled a reading list of those 55 titles: https://researchguides.library.syr.edu/booksinhumanities2018.

Books will also be on display and available for check-out in the New Books area of Bird Library from April 18 through April 26. For more information about the Humanities Center’s reception on April 17, visit http://humcenter.syr.edu/event-items/2018.04.17-booksinhumanities17.html.

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.