The theme for Black History Month 2014 is "Civil Rights in America." Visit the exhibit at the entrance to the Learning Commons @ Perry Library where you can find out about some early African-American organizations and movements that fought for civil rights. You can also learn a little bit about the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and consider checking out a book on that topic. The exhibit will be available through February 2014.
Come to the Perry Library to enjoy some summertime LEGO -- yes, it's summer somewhere!! You will also be treated to a multitude of LEGO minifigures. The exhibit will be up through the end of January. Contact Valentina Neblitt-Jones firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
University Libraries is shining a "Spotlight on Scholarship" of the Marketing Department through a month-long exhibit and reception.
The exhibit features the research and recent scholarly output of Old Dominion's Department of Marketing. The department, located in the College of Business and Public Administration, boasts diverse research programs that include marketing ethics, male and female role portrayals in advertising, consumers' financial well-being, retailing and customer services. The exhibit in the Learning Commons through the end of November features statements of current research, as well as selected journal articles and books from the past five years.
Marketing department faculty members will discuss some of their recent work at a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Learning Commons Conference Room (1310). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Lucinda Rush at email@example.com.
In 2010, the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) was created from the belief that ODU can provide leadership and solutions to the effects of climate change and sea level rise in the urban coastal environment of Hampton Roads.
Since then, CCSLRI has facilitated awareness, research and education in all aspects of climate change and sea level rise, both on campus and in the community. Because of our location, there is special emphasis on adaptation to increased flooding. There are many other aspects of climate change affecting coastal cities, such as public health or disaster preparedness, that the initiative also addresses.
ODU modeling and simulation researchers Joshua Behr and Rafael Diaz have been working on research to better understand and address community vulnerability to major storms. Results of surveys and other research have led to a series of 16 maps that address each of the vulnerabilities studied (e.g., mobility, medical, financial) with the hope that community planners can properly assess, prepare for, and recover from a severe storm event.
From October 24 through November, these maps will be on display in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library. Also on display is information about the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, featuring some recent publications by ODU researchers. For more information about the exhibit, contact Karen Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, October 23, the library will be hosting a zombie event from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons: Feed Your Brains @ Perry Library. All students are invited to join us and become a zombie, a hunter or a survivor. Free food and fun for everyone! (Note: The event takes place on the 1st floor; the upper floors are available for quiet study from 6-8pm.)
Visit a display of zombie books from now through November 1, and check one out!
And, there's a guide for all your Zombie research needs!!!
"Migrations: Words in Motion," the 36th Annual Literary Festival, was another success!!
Whether or not you had a chance to attend, we encourage you to peruse or check out a book (or books) by our festival authors. They will be available on display in the Learning Commons for the rest of this week. Then, back to the shelves.
Also, visit our literary festival digital collection at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest where you can revisit festivals back to 1978.
"Migrations: Words in Motion" is the theme of the 36th Annual Literary Festival, going on this week. Be sure to attend the events scheduled with over 20 authors and performers.
See the schedule for all events at http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/36th. On that site, you'll also find a digital archive of the Literary Festival back to 1978.
The University Libraries has prepared an exhibit featuring information about and books by the featured authors of Old Dominion University’s 36th Annual Literary Festival. Come to the first floor Learning Commons @ Perry Library to view the exhibit; feel free to peruse the books on display, or check them out.
Take some time to visit the Perry Library and view our "random" book exhibit. We've gathered a collection of books and book covers that feature interesting titles, topics, and cover art. Breeze through and make a selection for your summer reading!
Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, an exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library, is sponsored by the ODU Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding. The exhibit will be available through April 30. A reception and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm at Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Farideh Goldin email@example.com
Come to a FREE Movie -- "Stomp Out Loud" -- in the Diehn Composers Room on Wednesday, April 3, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A short lecture about found music, presented by Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, will precede the film. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Jessica Mirasol firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also be sure to view the "Found Music" exhibit, available until May 16 in the Diehn Composers Room!!