In celebration of International Education Week, the Marx Law Library and UC Libraries collaborated on a display in support of UC’s First-Year Student Common Reading Program and the book Justice. The display, titled “Justice Around the World: Human Rights and Human Wrongs,” features the College of Law’s Human Rights Quarterly and the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights. Both are edited by Bert Lockwood, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. The display, on view through the end of the semester, is located on the 4th floor lobby of Langsam Library. Continue reading
The next concert in the Music in the Gorno Library series will take place on Thursday, November 14 at 5 pm in the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library Reading Room, 6th floor of Blegen Library. Presented by UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and UC Libraries, the concert will include works by Wagner and Schoenberg.
By: Kevin Grace
Well, ‘tis the season for that old Scottish prayer: “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us!” Yes, we are in our Halloween days in this month of spectres and the quickness of the night, of harvests and the dying away of nature, and, of things resurrected. So it is appropriate to turn our attention to a subject such as Victor Frankenstein’s monster.
This month’s “50 Minutes-I Book” lunchtime series in the Archives & Rare Books Library will be about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. We’ll take a look at some special illustrated versions of her tale and consider what the book tells us about science and literature in the early 19th century. Please bring your lunch and conversation, along with a nightmare or two if you wish, and join us on the 31st.
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and UC Libraries present:
Music in the Gorno Library
A Short Recital of Medieval Polyphony and Song
CCM COLLEGIUM VOCALE
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Gorno Library Reading Room, 6th floor Blegen Library, 5pm. Free and open to the public.
Performers Alison Kaufman, Samantha Stinson, Jonathan Cooper, Samuel Chan, Cody Bowers, Michael Fuchs, and Matthew Peattie will perform “Selections from Mass of Barcelona,” “O ignee spiritus,” and “Selections from Laudario di Cortona” among others.
NWSA: National Women’s Studies Association is holding its annual meeting in the Duke Energy Convention Center, November 7-10. Established in 1977 to promote and support research, teaching, and learning about women and gender, NWSA’s annual conference is the only meeting of its kind within the United States that exclusively features feminist scholarship. Continue reading
On Saturday, October 12, the 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.
By: Kevin Grace
The lunch-time discussion series of wonderful items in the Archives & Rare Books Library is ready to go for the 2013-2014 academic year. Our first presentation is a repeat of a popular talk on our anthropodermic binding. The book is one for which we always receive numerous questions because of its curious nature. So please bring your lunch and conversation on Thursday, September 26, at 12 noon.
Future 50 Minutes-1 Book presentations over the next several months include Frankenstein in October; miniature books, including some of the smallest books you’ll ever barely see; the Arabian Nights; George Moerlein’s A Trip Around the World; William Nicholson’s London Types; and Ireland’s Celtic Revival in the early 20th century.
Held on Langsam Library’s fourth floor at 4 p.m., 1st Fridays @ 4 is a series of events hosted by the University of Cincinnati Libraries to provide students an opportunity to meet new friends and to explore the terrain of libraries, books and information through conversations, games and fun activities. Continue reading
UC at the Zoo is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Tickets are only $7 and include parking, entertainment and discounts at food vendors (excluding alcoholic beverages).
Head to the Cincinnati Zoo on Sat., Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll find activities including a crossword puzzle and scavenger hunt with prizes, face painting, photo booths, and more; as well as entertainment and discounted food.
This is a private event open only to UC employees and their guests (Zoo memberships do not apply).
Purchase Tickets here: http://on.uc.edu/uczoo.