September 26, 2010

Celebrating Henry Roth

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Henry Roth is one of CCNY’s most distinguished graduates. His novel Call It Sleep and the series Mercy of a Rude Stream are acknowledged classics, and among the definitive imaginative responses to the American immigrant experience.

Please join us on October 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Archives for a lively panel discussion of Henry Roth’s career and newest posthumous publications, this year’s celebrated An American Type, and previously unseen work to be published next year in Fiction magazine.

Did Roth ever stop writing, as the myth of his self-willed “exile” in Maine would have it? How can we value Call It Sleep against Mercy of a Rude Stream and the pages of Batch 2? Panelists Robert Weil, editor of Mercy of Rude Stream; Willing Davidson, editor of An American Type; Larry Fox, who oversees Roth’s literary estate; Marshall Berman, Distinguished Professor at CCNY, and Prof. Mark Jay Mirsky, editor of Fiction, will discuss these questions.

September 16, 2010

Museums Free for the Day

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More than 1,300 museums nationwide will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 25th, to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Forty of them are within the five boroughs of New York City — 30 in Manhattan. For a list of participating museums, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

To take advantage of the free admission you must download and print the official Museum Day ticket. The ticket is good for two people. Print out a ticket, grab a friend, pick a museum and go!

September 13, 2010

The Langston Hughes Festival: A Celebration of African-American Writers

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Opening Reception for the exhibition, Wednesday, September 15th, 5:30 p.m., Cohen Library Archives & Special Collections, 5th floor.

The evening includes the performance of an adaptation of “The Wine of Astonishment” section of Masters of the Dew, the Jacques Romain novel as translated by Langston Hughes. A novel set in Haiti, this work has particular relevance in the light of Haiti’s present situation and search for rebirth after great tragedy. The episode also has great insight into the different responses between women and men in the face of disaster. Q and A afterward.

Edgar Nkosi White -(Narration)
Jimi Cruz -(Percussion and flute)

Refreshments will be served.

September 2, 2010

Open Access Week Challenge

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Open Access to information has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. OA has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the conduct of research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.
This year, the organizers of Open Access Week are issuing a challenge to participating universities, research facilities, and other sites worldwide: Show the world the real impact of Open Access by demonstrating how it has helped you and your colleagues to advance your research or scholarship.

LEARN MORE about the Open Access Week 2010 Challenge. On September 7, join SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph and Open Access Week Program Director Jennifer McLennan to explore how researchers, research funders, administrators, technology developers, and others are taking advantage of Open Access to research and how advocates can help take conversations to a new level.
The 2010 Open Access Week Challenge
A SPARC online event
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
12:00 – 1:00PM EST

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register

September 1, 2010

What Not to Wear

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On the popular cable television show What Not to Wear, two fashion experts teach women what to avoid wearing for the sake of style. The new CCNY Libraries exhibit, “What Not to Wear: Rites, Ranks and Regulations,” takes a historical and cultural approach to fashion, documenting instances when dress has been dictated not by style but by law and custom. At different points in history and in different regions of the world, regulations on dress have been used to reinforce the social order, to control recently colonized groups, and to further protectionist policies. Clothing continues to hold special meaning and relate to specific cultural rites even unto this day. This exhibit is on view in the Cohen Library Atrium through December.

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