AIAS/ARR Fall Book Club event

Ms. Keiko Ogura (Photo Credit: Darrell Miho)

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the Architecture Reading Room present their fall book club event on Sunday, October 22 at 6 p.m. in the Slocum Hall Auditorium. It will feature the screening of two short films: “After Hiroshima Mon Amour” by Silvia Kolbowski and “Let Me Count the Ways” by Leslie Thornton. An informal discussion will follow the screening.

These films are being shown as part of “That Day Now”, a special series of events at Syracuse University revolving around the visit of Ms. Keiko Ogura, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast, storyteller, and peace advocate. This will also be the first opportunity on campus to see and hear Ms. Ogura.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Barbara Opar at baopar@syr.edu.

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Boost the ’Cuse (#BoostCuse): Syracuse University’s first-ever Giving Day happens on October 17

Boost the ’Cuse (#BoostCuse) is Syracuse University’s first-ever giving day—a 24-hour giving campaign focused on participation that begins  at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

The campaign goal is to to inspire at least 1,870 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift to Syracuse University.  We want our community to come together to support their passions and make a difference on this special day. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated.

The day will feature a number of special challenges that will release more than $500,000 in additional funds. Challenges will highlight units, regions, social sharing, and more—all to channel additional dollars to our most vital areas, including scholarships, the Annual Fund, and deans’ funds. Here’s an example:

Gifts with “44” Challenge: When the challenge window closes, the school, college, or unit with the most gifts containing the number “44” ($44, $1,000.44, etc.), will receive an additional $1,044 challenge dollars allocated to its specific fund.

Boost the ’Cuse updates can be found at Mission Control: mission.syr.edu, where you can track progress, see who’s donated, learn about the different challenges, and more.  The full list of challenges will be available starting on October 10.

Anyone can participate. We need our entire community to participate to have a successful day.

Go Orange!

Where Have All the Alphabets Gone? Disappearing Traditional Writing Systems and the Worldwide Loss of Cultural identity

Tim Brookes, associate professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, will give the talk, Where Have All the Alphabets Gone? on Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. His lecture is part of the Syracuse Symposium series on Belonging.

Brookes, founder of the Endangered Alphabets Project, uses art to draw attention to imperiled languages and cultures, creating wood carvings that display the beautiful scripts of languages falling into disuse and on the verge of extinction. He will address questions of how a culture’s writing system reflects its sense of value and belonging, why cultures around the world are losing their traditional scripts, and what else is being lost in the process. An exhibit of his artwork will be on display on the first floor of Bird Library for the week prior to his talk.

More information on the Endangered Alphabets Project can be found at endangeredalphabets.com.

This event is jointly sponsored by the University Libraries, the Humanities Center, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Departments of Languages, Literature & Linguistics, Religion, and Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, the Department of Reading and Language Arts, the School of Education, the Maxwell School and the Indigenous Values Initiative.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for this event. If you need an accommodation to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact Lydia Wasylenko at lwwasyle@syr.edu by October 27.

Libraries celebrate Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30

Banned Books Week is an annual event that highlights the value of free and open access to information and celebrates the freedom to read. To mark the occasion, the Libraries will host an exhibit of banned books and related material in the Learning Commons on the first floor of Bird Library. The exhibit was curated by Learning Commons Librarian Natalie LoRusso.

In addition, Black and Banned, the annual campus read-in, will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. The event is open to readers from campus and community. Sponsors include the African American Studies Department, the Libraries, Reading & Language Arts Program, the Library & Information Science Student Association, and Onondaga Community College Historians.

For more information on the read-in, contact Joan Bryant at jobryant@syr.edu.

 

STEM Publishers and Products Showcase on October 3

Join the Syracuse University Libraries on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex atrium for a showcase of resources from science and technology collections. Representatives from the following publishers and products will be available to provide demonstrations and answer questions.

Need an introduction to something that’s new to you or generally want to brush up? Plan to attend one or more of these publisher demonstrations that will be held in the following classrooms:

Time 1-020 CST 102 LSC
11:00 Engineering Village Sage
11:30 Reaxys ASTM
12:00 IEEE Springer Nature
12:30 JoVE Books 24×7
1:00 Clarivate Analytics IET / Inspec
1:30 Scopus Knovel

Refreshments will be provided by our vendor partners. For more information, contact Anne Rauh at aerauh@syr.edu.