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.

Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine book launch on September 26

Please join us for a book launch of Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine, a new work published by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of the Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Faculty Center. The book’s subjects, Dr. Sharon Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann, and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, will be on hand to discuss and sign complimentary copies of the book.

Triple Triumph tells the story of three physicians, each of whom encountered resistance, discouragement, and obstruction from the traditional, male-dominated departments in which they worked. These powerful pioneers went on to create programs that earned the highest levels of national distinction and acclaim. Their work and their names are now legendary—in geriatric medicine, in the treatment of breast cancer, and in diabetes research and treatment. Their stories differ, but the commonalities help us understand why constructive change is often so hard-won, and what it takes in commitment, courage, and tenacity to triumph in the end.

Triple Triumph was edited by Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for faculty engagement, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of earth and of interdisciplinary sciences, and Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This publication was made possible with generous support from Upstate Medical University.  It is the second open access publication from Syracuse Unbound, an imprint that offers free, global availability through SURFACE, the University’s open access repository.

Behind the scenes of “The Three Musketeers” with Bob Hupp

En garde! Join Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp on Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library to explore how he brought the current production of “The Three Musketeers” to life on stage.

This action-packed adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 classic novel follows the dashing young D’Artagnan and his three companions, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, as they fight for the honor of their queen. Carefully guarded secrets, lavish swordfights, and sweeping romances all develop as the musketeers duel their way into glory.

Syracuse Stage’s 45th season opens with “The Three Musketeers” on September 20. The show is one of two co-productions with the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Drama, along with the “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens on November 29.

The Library Associates of the Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to present this unique lecture and reception in Bird Library, which is free and open to the public.

Prior to joining Syracuse Stage, Hupp was the producing artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock for 16 seasons. From 1989-1999, he was artistic director of the acclaimed Jean Cocteau Repertory in New York. Hupp also served on the board of the Theatre Communications Group, a nonprofit theatrical organization in New York, and has served as a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He graduated from Dickinson College and completed a two-year certificate program at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York.

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Bianca Caiella Breed at bcaiella@syr.edu by September 28.

Idea Jam with David Edelstein, Vice Chair of the SU Board, on September 14

Looking for a good idea?  Want to brainstorm and get your creative juices flowing? Come to an “Idea Jam” on Thursday, September 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bird Library with David Edelstein ’78, Vice Chair of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.  The event will be held in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library.

Edelstein is an entrepreneur and corporate innovator whose career included positions in information management at IBM, Bristol–Myers Squibb, and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (formerly Dade Behring).

He is interested in meeting students to share his experiences and help jumpstart some innovative thinking.  Edelstein will be pitching a few problems he’s identified, and hoping some students will be interested in devising creative solutions.  Students will also be invited to make flash pitches and get feedback on their ideas.  The fun, informal session will explore the “art of the start” through brainstorming and idea generation.  It will be an opportunity to see how the process of ideation can lead to problem solving and creative solutions.

Before retiring, Edelstein served as the vice president of supply chain management project management at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, where he led the development of advanced information and e-business systems to support the company’s worldwide organization. Previously, he was senior vice president of regulatory affairs, quality systems, health, safety, and environment, and CIO for Dade Behring. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Edelstein was vice president of information management and productivity, responsible for financial and supply chain systems at Bristol-Myers Squibb. He also held various positions in information technology for IBM.

In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of its Academic Affairs Committee, Edelstein has been a member of the Dean’s Council and Campaign Leadership Council for the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and an affiliate Professor at L.C. Smith College and guest lectures on the topics of complex integration projects and health care and information technology.

The event is sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University with the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Whitman School of Management, the iSchool, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Learn more at the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadSYR/. To reserve a spot, please e-mail LaunchPad@syr.edu.