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May 7, 2015

Charter Day 1907

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Charter Day in 1907 Photos

Charter Day was established in 1905 to commemorate the establishment of the institution by the NY State legislature.

May 5 was the date picked by former President John H. Finley to celebrate the establishment of the school. There used to be a college-wide assembly in the Great Hall in the morning and a student-faculty softball game in the afternoon.

View photos of the Free Academy building and one at the current campus taken on Charter Day 1907.  View PDF

Remembering May 4, 1970 Kent State University

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Remembering May 4, 1970 Kent State University

A commemoration of the tragic events that took place there 45 years ago.

May 4, 1970: The City College campus 45 years ago on that day.

View pages 310-311 from Microcosm 1971 Book Two. View PDF

April 2, 2015

Ravi Shankar Connections through Music

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The CCNY Music Library in collaboration with the Ravi Shabkar Foundation presents

Ravi Shankar
Connections through Music

Music Library, Shepard Hall, Room 106, April 1 – June 6, 2015

Sometimes called the ‘Godfather of World Music,’ Ravi Shankar helped Westerners develop a deeper understanding of Indian Classical music through his exhilarating performances and his dedicated work as a teacher. Come enjoy rare photographs capturing Mr. Shankar’s life as a teacher and listen to lectures recorded during his days as a visiting professor at CCNY.  Download Flyer

http://libguides.ccny.cuny.edu/music

March 17, 2015

THE STRUGGLE FOR FREE SPEECH AT THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 1931–42 EXHIBIT

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THE STRUGGLE FOR FREE SPEECH AT
THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 1931–42
EXHIBIT

Cohen Library Archives Gallery, 5th Floor
April 6 – May 29, 2015
Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4 – 6pm

Photographs, cartoons and graphics documenting the student and faculty activism at CCNY during the Great Depression and the ensuing repression resulting in the dismissal of fifty staff and faculty —the largest academic purge in US history.

Download Exhibit Poster
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March 10, 2015

CCNY Women Make Art 2015

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CCNY Women Make Art 2015

March 16th-31st:
Cohen Library Archives (5th Floor)
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 18, 5-7pm

Organized by The CCNY Art Department in
collaboration with the CCNY Archives and
Special Collections Division and the
Graduate Art History Society

Curated By: Kristine Eilyn Santos Lugo, Audra Lambert, and Theresa Hioki Faculty Advisors: Professor Ellen Handy and Professor Sydney Van Nort.

March 6, 2015

Freedom of Information (FOI) Day: March 16th

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Freedom of Information (FOI) Day

March 16th is Freedom of Information (FOI) Day, an annual event on the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government. New York State government has been looking at issues of open access to information recently, considering NYSHEI’s Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research (TAPFR) legislation, which may come to a vote around FOI Day.

February 23, 2015

CCNY Women Make Art 2015: Call for Submissions

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CCNY Women Make Art 2015: Call for Submissions

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The CCNY Art Department in collaboration with the CCNY Archives and Special Collections Division and the Graduate Art History Society are happy to announce the annual exhibition, CCNY Women Make Art. All CCNY Women (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) are welcome to submit works of art for the exhibition that will open on March 16th, 2015.

This year we are hoping to focus the exhibition on the past, present and future of feminism and how the history of the movement is constantly redefined by the efforts of artists, scholars, philosophers, and revolutionaries. Our aim is not to seek a definitive explanation of feminism, but to demonstrate how generational urgencies are expressed in various artistic media. We encourage a wide interpretation of the theme.


Guidelines for submissions:

-Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of 3 works. Because of space limitations, we can only guarantee that 1 work of art from each artist will make it into the exhibition.
-All artwork must post-date 2013.
-All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or display, i.e. paintings, photography, and other 2-D objects must be framed or matted and equipped with a hook. There is limited space for 3-D sculptures, and installations but we will do our best to accommodate works with special display instructions. If you are planning to submit a digital or new media piece, please contact us ahead of time.*
-Artwork must be submitted to the Cohen Library Archives (5th floor) on Wednesday February 25th or Friday February 27th between the hours of 11am-5pm.
-Following the closing of the exhibition, all artwork must be picked up from the archives on
April 1-3, 2015 between the hours of 11am-5pm.
*If you have any questions about the submission guidelines, please email: CCNYArtHistory@gmail.com

February 18, 2015

Important Notice About Our catalog (OPAC)

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Our catalog (OPAC) may  need to be shut down for up to 36 hours for a power outage test, starting Saturday, February 21st.  Thank you for your patience.

December 1, 2014

Celebrate 130 Years of Government Documents

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Please join the CCNY Library in celebrating 130 years of Government Documents at City College on Thursday December 4th from noon to two. The celebration will include refreshments, games and government documents, in Archives on the fifth floor of the Cohen library.

November 19, 2014

Going Global: Faculty Residency

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Going Global: Séamus Scanlon Faculty Residency

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Center for Worker Education Associate Professor and Librarian Séamus Scanlon has won a residency fellowship at southern France’s La Muse. Scanlon–a 2007 CCNY MFA alumnus, author and playwright–is working on his first novel while at La Muse this month.

 

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