Additional Fall 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:

  • Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:30 a.m., Bird Library 608
  • Tuesday, October 3rd at 3:00 p.m., Bird Library 608

The 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, contact at experts@syr.edu.

Bird Library reference and current periodical swap

The reference collection and the current periodical collection have swapped locations on the second floor of Bird Library in order to facilitate browsing of the current print periodical collection. The current print periodicals and newspapers are now near the soft seating cluster. The reference collection has moved to the northeast quadrant, near the second floor computer cluster. Users with questions about finding the reference collection or reference resources should contact the Helpline at 315.416.7047.

“Hemmed in by Nature” on display in Bird Library

Bird Library is currently displaying the sculpture “Hemmed in by Nature” by artist Mark Povinelli on the second floor atrium.

This work explores the relationship between the five classical senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—depicted within the sculpture, thus invoking broader modalities of perception. By viewing the sculpture at unique orientations a variety of images are visualized through the copper wire panels (the human face, birds, butterflies, Ganesha, etc.). Povinelli is interested in the intersection between the sciences and arts.

This piece was created while Povinelli was an artist in residence at Syracuse University Nancy Cantor Warehouse in 2006/2007. The residency focused on building the sculpture in-situ to connect the broader Syracuse arts community with the Syracuse University student body. Mark Povinelli is currently the Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Whitman School of Management.

New poetry series, Lunch Time Poems, to launch in Bird Library

Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce a series of free noontime poetry readings this semester called Lunch Time Poems. Hosted by University Professor and poet Stephen Kuusisto, the series will feature noted poets from the Syracuse community.  All events are open to students, staff, and the general public.

Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days—just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

The series will kick off on Friday, September 22 with poets Jackie Warren Moore and Stephen Kuusisto. Additional readings will feature SU’s Michael Burkard and poet David Weiss on September 29, Bob Herz and Patrick Williams on October 13, and Georgia Popoff and Phil Memmer on October 20.