In the Biblio Gallery: Staff Sgt. Michael Battles

An exhibit by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles, an aerial combat photographer, with the U.S. Air Force will be on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library.

Sergeant Battles is currently a student in the Military Photojournalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. Sergeant Battles is 1 of 19 photographers representing the U.S. military in the program this year.

During his deployment he documented both, aerial and ground; combat and support missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Syria, Jordan, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2016, Sergeant Battles won the military-wide photography competition the 1st Combat Camera ShootOff, and in 2017 won the international photography competition the Defense Media Activity D.C. ShootOff Photojournalism Workshop. Furthermore, Sergeant Battles is the 2018 Air Force Public Affairs Agency’s Photojournalism, News and Feature Photographer of the Year.

Sergeant Battles will graduate his ten-month program in May 2019 and return to the U.S. Air Force.

The exhibit will be on display from October 4 – November 1, 2018.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

Bird Library to host “A Peace of My Mind” multimedia art exhibit

A Peace of My MindBird Library is hosting part of a multi-location arts project titled “A Peace of My Mind,” founded in 2009 by award-winning photographer John Noltner. The project is built around the concept of “what does peace mean to you?” and features portraits and personal stories of ordinary people that reveal extraordinary insights into how we can work toward common good and a more just world.

The exhibit opens at noon on Tuesday, September 4 in three locations: the Noble Room at Hendricks Chapel, the Life Sciences Atrium, and the Learning Commons on the first floor of Bird Library.

There is an opportunity to meet the artist on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Chapel Noble Room. The exhibits close Sunday, September 9.

To find out more about the artist and the exhibit, visit apomm.net/exhibit/.

New 4th floor display on the events of 1918

Signing of the ArmisticeA new display titled 1918 Centennial can now be seen on the fourth floor of Bird Library. The display features Syracuse University Libraries and supplemental materials related to Woodrow Wilson and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), and also includes brief descriptions of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the execution of the Romanovs, and the end of World War I. 1918 Centennial will remain up through the fall semester.

Display your work in the Biblio Gallery

Paiting by Ann SkioldThe Biblio Gallery on the fourth floor of Bird Library offers students a unique venue for exhibiting their creative work to a wider audience.

All two-dimensional, ready-to-hang works of art ranging from architectural drawings, paintings, music scores, photography, poetry, engineering formulas, and more are welcome.

Individual and group/class proposals are reviewed and accepted on a continuous basis and must be submitted through the Biblio Gallery Submission Form.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

 

We Remember Them opening reception on September 13

We Remember Them - The Legacy of Pan Am Flight 103 sliderAn opening reception for the the Libraries’ fall exhibition We Remember Them: The Legacy of Pan Am Flight 103 will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 4:30–6 p.m. in Special Collections Research Center gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

Curated by Pan Am 103 Archivist and Assistant University Archivist Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn, this exhibition commemorates the 30-year saga of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 that claimed the lives of all 259 individuals on board Flight 103 and 11 residents on the ground. Among the victims were 35 Syracuse University study abroad students.

Since that day, Syracuse University has been dedicated to preserving and honoring the memory of all 270 who were lost.

Through archival materials donated by the victims’ families, friends, advocates, and affected communities, the exhibition documents not only the terrorist act itself, but the lives of those lost and the ways in which they are remembered.

Whether through scholarship, public advocacy, art, or physical memorials, we ensure their lives and the lessons learned from their deaths are not forgotten.

The exhibition will be on display in Bird Library’s sixth floor gallery through June 2019. For more information, visit library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/exhibitions/exhibit/2018-09-We-Remember-Them.php.