Additional Spring Experts@Syracuse Training Sessions

The Office of Research and the Libraries invite faculty to two additional training sessions about Experts@Syracuse.

Experts@Syracuse creates, manages, and makes public Syracuse University researcher profiles. It enables search networking and expertise discovery, and reduces administrative burden for researchers, faculty, and staff. Read more at the Experts@Syracuse FAQ page.

Training Sessions:

Wednesday, May 9
9:30-11 a.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
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Monday, May 14
3-4:30 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
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Please register for a training session.

Key benefits of Experts@Syracuse:

  • Creates easy to update researcher profiles.
  • Identifies funding opportunities matched to relevant research interests.
  • Provides expertise identification.
  • Fosters wide-spread discovery of each researcher’s distinctive expertise.
  • Quickly identifies sponsored projects.
  • Creates customized CVs and NIH Biosketches at the click of a button.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact experts@syr.edu.

‘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.

 

April 23-27 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from April 23-27 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines.

For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual during those dates, his/her regular, overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, Carnegie Library, College Law Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, King + King Architecture Library, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, which stocks food and personal care items available at no cost to all students with a valid Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF ID.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.

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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.