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Constitution Day 2014

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

Online Contest

Students can win the grand prize of a Vikingcash Card valued at $50 or one of two Vikingcash Cards valued at $25!
Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner! Drawing will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 17, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).


Discussion

Presentation by award winning author Roger K. Newman, One Nation Under Surveillance
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law
On free hour of CLE credit pending.
Reception to follow in the Atrium. For more information, contact Jill McDonnell at 216-687-2354.


Constitution Day Commemoration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Noon
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day.
Winners of the Online Contest will also be announced.


Display

Visit the Constitution Day display titled "We the People" located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower)

Call 216-875-9734 for more information


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Commemorate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday! Born April 23, 1564

Romeo and Juliet, 1936
From a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1936.

Cleveland Public Library & Great Lakes Theater commemorate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Library
Main Library, 2nd Floor

Great Lakes Theater joins the Cleveland Public Library to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. The Great Lakes staff perform a scene from one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, Romeo & Juliet!

This will be followed by a Workshop presented by Great Lakes Theater staff. It will culminate in an audience participation recreation of the fight scene between the Capulets and the Montagues in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

More Shakespeare Celebrations at CPL

Browse Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarship@CSU
Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982, a collection of more than 400 publicity photographs depicting scenes from stage productions, motion pictures, and televised productions are available in EngagedScholarship@CSU, a showcase for research and creative output of Cleveland State University.

Read more about this digital gallery or contact Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections at 216-687-2449.


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Meet Local Author Laura Taxel on April 16: includes book signing

Laura Taxel

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Laura Taxel, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author and she will provide an engaging discussion and presentation about the Market and her three year odyssey of researching and writing Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko. Her book chronicles the history of one of the oldest municipally-owned and-operated retail food markets in America. Using stories, memories and photos, she takes readers on a tour of the building, into the lives of vendors and shoppers, and give them a deeper, richer understanding of the foods, traditions, and rituals that are part of the Market culture. Book signing opportunity.

Refreshments from the West Side Market will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event.

More National Library Week Events!

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Raising the Visibility of Elmer Brown and the Monumental Cleveland Murals

Raising the Visibility of Elmer Brown and the Monumental Cleveland Murals
Presentation: Wendy Partridge, Paintings Conservator, ICA-Art Conservation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cleveland State University
Student Center Ball Room, 3rd floor
Reinstallation of mural in the Student Center Ballroom

In observance of African American History month, Wendy Partridge will speak on the history and conservation treatment of two monumental murals by African American artist Elmer Brown (1909-1971). The murals were commissioned in 1940 for one of the first housing projects in the United States under the auspices of the WPA's Federal Arts Project. When their original building was demolished, these important murals were saved in a highly creative collaboration between the Housing Authority and Cleveland State University. They are now on public view in a highly prominent location in the Ballroom of the Student Center at CSU.

The talk will focus on Elmer Brown and the history of the murals in the context of the federal arts program in Cleveland, where a number of African American artists far exceeded the national average. It will also address the complicated deinstallation, conservation treatment, and reinstallation of the murals by the ICA.


The presentation will be given in the Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor) at Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. This program is free and open to the public and is provided as part of ICA's Education and Outreach initiative, which is funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Arts Council. It is hosted by Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library, History Department, and the Black Studies Program.


About the presenter

Wendy Partidge at workWendy Partidge at work in the lab.

Wendy Partridge has a graduate degree in Paintings Conservation with an M.A. in art history from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Prior to working for the ICA, she had internships and fellowships at the National Gallery, Washington, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and served for two years as chair of the AIC Paintings Specialty Group. She enjoys the community engagement and teaching opportunities afforded by working at a non-profit regional conservation lab. She is also the coordinator of the letterpress studio at Zygote Press in Cleveland.

An exhibit, The History of Elmer Brown Murals, will be on display in the Michael Schwartz Library from February 21 through March 31.

For more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu



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Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women: Sign up to read your favorite passage

National Women's History Month logo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Noon - 1:00 pm
Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women
Location: Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Common Reading Program, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day from Noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25th.

The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry by and about women that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

CSU students, in particular First Year Students enrolled in ASC 101 Introduction to University Life, are encouraged to not only attend the event for their enjoyment, but also for the opportunity to make the most of Women's History Month by learning about and sharing literary works by and about women. There is also the possibility that said works will foster among the attendees further interest and education about women's literature and history.

If you would like to participate as a reader contact Professor Barbara Walker, Department of English, at 216-687-2563 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Sign up today!


First Year Students please register here

Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.

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Bus Excursion to James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor: March 14

A view of Lawnfield
(Photo copied under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License)
Register today for the Friends of the Library Second Annual Spring Break BUS EXCURSION: MARCH 14, 2014!

Join the Friends of the Library for their bus excursion from Cleveland to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, located in Mentor Ohio on Friday, March 14, 2014, during CSU's spring break. You can take a guided tour of the home Garfield acquired in 1876; explore the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894; or walk the tranquil park grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard, and more.


Fee: $40 (does not include cost of lunch
Choice of pickup locations:

  • 9:00 a.m. at Lakefront Lines (secure free parking), 13315 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio

  • 9:35 a.m. at Cleveland State University, 2101 East 21st Street, Cleveland, between Chester and Euclid Avenues (wait for the bus in the vestibule/enclosed stairwell attached to the parking garage--NOTE THIS NEW LOCATION

The bus will return to both locations before 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER today! Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


See the James A. Garfield Collection at Hiram College on ClevelandMemory

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Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarhip@CSU

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarship@CSU

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 Tom Hanks in Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1979.

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982, a collection of more than 400 publicity photographs depicting scenes from stage productions, motion pictures, and televised productions can now be found in EngagedScholarship@CSU, a showcase for research and creative output of Cleveland State University.

While most of the images in the new digital gallery are William Shakespeare's plays, other derivative or non-Shakespearean period productions such as Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are also incorporated.

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 From a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1936.

Regional production companies including Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada and others are represented. Notable actors and artists include Richard Burton, Katherine Cornell, John Gielgud, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier, and Tom Hanks. The collection can be browsed by title, year of production, or by genre such as comedies, English histories, romances, Roman plays, and tragedies and can be used as primary resources for the study of theater or Shakespeare.

For more information, contact the Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections at 216-687-2449.

CSU faculty, staff, or students who would like to add their scholarly works to, or learn more about, EngagedScholarship@CSU can contact Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Library Discovery Support Services, at b.strauss@csuohio.edu or 216-687-2362.

Credit: The Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 Collection was originally developed by Lesley E. Jorbin, Librarian Emerita

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EXHIBIT: The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn

Book Cover for Destruction of the Polish Elite
The Michael Schwartz Library, in partnership with CSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Art Gallery, and Polish Studies Initiative, presents a historical exhibit, "The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn" which sheds light on crimes perpetrated by the Third Reich and the Soviet Union at the beginning of World War II and poses questions about the scope of mutual cooperation between these regimes.

Discussion
Maria Szonert Binienda, President of the Libra Institute, will hold a discussion on this historical event on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm near the exhibit area on the first floor of the Library. The book, titled The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn will be made available for free to attendees.

Exhibit
The exhibit is divided into several thematic blocks. The first depicts the Soviet-German political and military alliance in the years 1939-1941, as well as the joint invasion of Poland, its partition and occupation, during which the cooperative powers introduced their destructive policy towards the citizens of the conquered country. The next sections present the two notorious criminal operations of 1940, first the Massacre in the Katyn Forests, and then the AB Operation*. Exhibit panels reconstruct preparations for the crimes, their course and the major culprits. The exhibit also presents profiles of several victims, including families that fell victim to both aggressors. Finally, the exhibit looks at the big picture of these operations, depicting their geographical range and documenting the lack of punishment for the vast majority of the Third Reich and the USSR officers responsible for these crimes.

This traveling exhibit was prepared by the Public Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance, Poland and was made available to Cleveland State University by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. It is located in the Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east, and is open during regular library hours. It will be displayed through November 21, 2013.

*At the beginning of 1940 Germany began preparing the Ausserordentliche Befriedungsaktion--Special Pacification Operation; Operation AB. In connection with the planned activities in the west of Europe, a decision was made to arrest and murder all those suspected of any links to Polish conspiracy. The extermination action was at its highest intensity from May to July 1940.
For more information about the exhibit or lecture, please call 216-875-9734.

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Math Emporium Grand Opening Celebration: November 19 @2:00

CSU Math Emporium logo
Join us for the Math Emporium Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00 on the 2nd floor of the Michael Schwartz Library. The event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and a demonstration of a new teaching approach that is changing the way students learn basic math.

The event is free but please register here.

The Math Emporium is a state-of-the-art learning center on the second floor of the Library (RT 230) where students can interact with adaptive MyMathLab Plus software and a highly skilled instructional team.

For more information, please call 216-875-9734.

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"Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream" Octavofest event on October 29

Bob Manry aboard Tinkerbelle
Steve Wystrach, Director, Robert Manry Project, will present "Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream," highlighting the remarkable story of the Clevelander who, in 1965, made a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13.5 foot sailboat, Tinkerbelle. The event, held in partnership with Octavofest and The Common Reading Experience, will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

The presentation will include footage from Wystrach's documentary film trailer, Tinkerbelle Sails the Atlantic, photos surrounding the epic voyage, and the tale of how one man realized his improbable dream. Following the presentation, guests can play the life-size board game "Atlantic Adventure Race Game," peruse the Library exhibit "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage" , and enjoy refreshments.

The event is free and open to the general community. First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life must register here to attend.
More in Messing About in Boats from the Cleveland Memory Project.

For more information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Cleveland, please visit http://www.octavofest.org or call 216-875-9734.


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Book Discussion/lecture: Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds book cover

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
Rhodes Tower, room 503
Registration required

Dr. Charles Hersch, Chair and Professor, CSU's Political Science Department, will present a public lecture-discussion on his book, Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans. It probes the history of New Orleans, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form--jazz. Drawing on oral histories, police reports, newspaper accounts, and vintage recordings, Charles Hersch brings to vivid life the neighborhoods and nightspots where jazz was born.

To register, email Dr. Regennia N. Williams at r.williams@csuohio.edu, subject line "Subversive Sounds".

Ohio Humanities Council logo

The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is in partnership with Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts.



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Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library, presents the first in a series of Copyright workshops for faculty on Tuesday, October 22 at noon in Main Classroom, room 103.

This workshop explores copyright from the standpoint of the consumer of information (in particular, educators)and how copyrighted information can be used in the classroom. Participants will learn what copyright is, it's purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitation on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials.

Register for this or future sessions by contacting cte@csuohio.edu.

November 5, 2013
Copyright and Multimedia Materials for the Classroom
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 103

This workshop will quickly review the purpose of the Copyright Law and then explore in more depth how that law provides for the use of multimedia materials such as images, films, music, etc., both in the face-to-face classroom and online instruction. The principle of "transformativeness" and how it applies to using copyrighted materials will be explored.

November 21, 2013
Copyright and Your Online Courses
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 101
In this workshop you will learn that the use of copyrighted materials differs depending upon how a course is delivered and why. The Copyright Law of 1976 allows a broader use of materials in face-to-face instruction than what is allowed in online courses. Learn how the Fair Use exemption may be more advantageous and allows greater use of copyrighted materials than the TEACH Act, which was specifically designed for distance education applications. Come and learn what approach Cleveland State University supports in regard to the use of copyrighted materials in online classes.


February 20, 2014
MC 103

Do You Own Your Intellectual Property? Author Rights, Creative Commons and Open Access Publishing
noon - 1:00 pm
Have you, as an author, ever signed over your intellectual property rights (copyright) to a publisher? Do you have to do that in order to get published in a prestigious journal? Come to this noon workshop to learn about Author Rights, Creative Commons Licenses, the Open Access movement, and CSU's Institutional Repository, EngagedScholarship@CSU. You have option that could benefit you and CSU! Register for this session by contacting cte@csuohio.edu.


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Octavofest event: Folding Book Art Workshop, October 22 at noon

examples of folding book art

Folding Book Art Workshop
October 22 at noon
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Free and open to the general public


Celebrate Octavofest at the Library by creating folded book art. Books destined for recycling can be transformed by folding their pages to create voluminous and intriguing shapes. Examples can be seen in the Octavofest exhibit areas September 30 - October 31. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold. Call 216-875-9734 for details.

Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts
Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.


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Historical Checks from Huntington Bank on Display at the Library

A view of the Huntington display

Huntington National Bank will have 30 historical checks from their collection on display in the Michael Schwartz Library through the end of July. The checks were a gift from the late John Sherwin, a director of the former Union Trust Bank, which was acquired by Huntington Bank in the 1980s.

Dating back more than a century, several checks were personally written and signed by U.S. Presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Also on display is the only check written by a female, Susan B. Anthony and checks by American literary greats such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain (signed with his surname, Clemens). Lastly, in honor of Independence Day, a portion of the exhibit is dedicated to iconic figures in American History, including a few who had signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Exhibit is available during Library Summer Hours.

Huntington National Bank is now the official bank of Cleveland State University

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Book discussion of Rachel Maddow's book Drift, April 4 at noon

Book cover for Drift

Join the Friends of the Library Brown Bag Book Discussion of Rachel Maddow's book Drift:The Unmooring of American Military Power on April 4 at noonin RT 503. Discussion will be led by Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Discovery Support Services, Michael Schwartz Library.

The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse.

Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state {Amazon.com).

Join the conversation! Refreshments will be served. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


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Take a Gone With the Wind excursion on March 15 with Friends of the Library

Gone With the Wind book cover

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library are planning a Gone with the Wind excursion during CSU's spring break, on Friday, March 15, 2013. Take a chartered bus from Cleveland to Cadiz, Ohio, the birth place of Clark Gable, where you can spend the morning touring his birth home and museum, visiting the gift shop, or walking the museum grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of the epic novel of love and war and its film adaption, one of the most celebrated and popular movies of all time.

Tickets are $30 per person (does not include cost of lunch).

Pickup locations:

  • 8:00 a.m. at Lakefront Lines (secure parking), 13315 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio
  • 8:20 a.m. at Cleveland State University, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, between Chester and Euclid

The bus will return to Cleveland before 5:00 p.m.

The excursion is open to the CSU campus community, Friends of the Library, and the general public. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu (subject: Gone With the Wind) by March 13 (extended from February 15) to reserve a seat. Limited Seating.

The Friends will also offer a free raffle of the two-disc 70th Anniversary Edition of Gone with the Wind during the trip. Winner must be present.

The 1936 Pulitzer-winning novel by Margaret Mitchell is available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library.

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Adoption's Hidden History: Featuring the Cleveland Debut of the Ann Fessler Film A GIRL LIKE HER

Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the Adoption Network Cleveland presents "Adoption's Hidden History," featuring the Cleveland debut of Ann Fessler's documentary film, A GIRL LIKE HER, about women who surrendered their children to adoption in the 1950s and 1960s. Hear what they have to say about their experiences and the long-term impact on their lives. This free and open to the public program will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the CSU Main Classroom Auditorium,1899 East 22nd Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free Registration

A panel discussion, including Ann Fessler; Dennis Goulden, Executive Producer of the Montage Film Collection; adoptee Betsie Norris, Founder of the Adoption Network Cleveland; and two birthmothers, will follow the showing of A GIRL LIKE HER and will be moderated by Evan Lieberman, Associate Professor, CSU School of Communication. The program concludes with a book signing of the nationally acclaimed book, The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler.

Preceding "Adoption's Hidden History" are 3 events to introduce Ann Fessler to the Cleveland community and to celebrate her work, including a Meet and Greet at Elements Bistro on Euclid, and a live interview on Around Noon with Dee Perry.

"I'm extremely excited to bring my film A GIRL LIKE HER to Cleveland where multiple connections exist between my film and the community," said Ann Fessler. "...I will have a chance to meet and personally thank several people from Cleveland who were of great assistance in locating and securing archival film footage necessary to the making of the film, including Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library and Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian. I will also have an opportunity to personally thank documentary filmmaker Dennis Goulden, who donated films he produced for the WKYZ Montage program to the library, and then generously allowed me to use footage from one of his films in my production."


About Montage Film Collection
Parts of "A Girl Like Her" include some footage from WKYC's award winning "Montage" series, which was produced from 1965 to 1979 by a special public affairs unit of WKYC-TV. This dramatic and professional film series focused on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, emphasizing local history, personalities, and the contribution of Northeastern Ohio to the world. In 1980 the Montage series, consisting of more than 250 documentary films, was donated to Cleveland State University by NBC and Dennis Goulden, the Executive Producer. Fifty-three of those programs, formerly only available on 16-mm film and 3/4-inch videotape, have been digitized through the efforts of CSU's Michael Schwartz Library, and made available to a global audience. One of those powerful films, "I'll Never Get Her Back," about a woman who enters a maternity home in Cleveland to surrender her child for adoption will be shown from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again after the program.

Adoption Network Cleveland

About the panelists

For more information call 216-875-9734 or visit Adoption's Hidden History.


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Jennie Jones presentation at New CSU Art Gallery-- Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones
Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer and Celebrated Author
Presenting
"Cleveland Inside/Outside"
Saturday, September 22, 2012
2:00 p.m.
The Galleries at Cleveland State University

Jennie Jones, celebrated author and photographer, will present a lively and illustrated lecture, "Cleveland Inside/Outside," Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the new Cleveland State University Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition of her selected works. Her art book, Cleveland: Inside/Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey (1981 - 2011), will also be available for purchase at the event. Join the Art Gallery for this visual odyssey through Cleveland.


For more information, visit www.csuohio.edu/artgallery.

The Galleries at Cleveland State University
1307 Euclid Avenue (in the Cowell and Hubbard Building near 14th Street)
Cleveland, OH
216-687-2103


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Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, 2012 Recipient of Herrick Memorial Award

Jill Herrick and Bill Barrow
Bill Barrow (right) receives Herrick Award from Jill Herrick (left).

Friday, July 20, 2012, was the 216th anniversary of the founding of Cleveland and the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and they held an annual celebration on Public Square at 11:00 a.m. with their traditional ceremony in front of Moses Cleaveland's statue. During the festivities, they presented their Herrick Memorial Award, given annually since 1981 for promoting Cleveland, to William C. Barrow for his work with the highly-collaborative Cleveland Memory Project at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

The award plaque reads:

In his role as Special Collections Librarian at the Cleveland State University Library, Bill Barrow has been energetically promoting the history of Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio for over a decade. Special Collections is home of the huge, popular Cleveland Press Collection, from Cleveland's former afternoon daily newspaper, and supports the work of hundreds of students, authors, historians, genealogists, and the media with its emphasis on access and use. It also provides most of the photographs and other materials that are digitized and offered on-line through the Library's Cleveland Memory Project.

Cleveland Memory is a highly collaborative collection of historical resources offered freely on the Web. Built since 2002 by the efforts of library school practicum students, dedicated volunteers and the staff of area libraries, historical societies and governmental agencies, who are trained and supported by the library's professional staff, Cleveland Memory is both a terrific window in the Northeast Ohio community's history and a way for its citizens to participate in its construction. It is regionalism in action for our local citizens and a way for far-flung Clevelanders everywhere to stay connected with their hometown. As the Cleveland Memory Project's co-founder, team leader and public spokesman, Bill Barrow is receiving this Herrick Memorial Award for 2012.

Early Settlers' Association of the Western Reserve, Herrick Award
William C. Barrow: w.barrow@csuohio.edu (216)687-6998


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Exhibit--Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World

Engaged Student Research:
Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World
Exhibit in the Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Through May 31, 2012

Shirley Graham

It began as an assignment to introduce dramaturgical research to students in ENG 347/547: African American Women Playwrights. The play to be researched was I Gotta Home, by Shirley Graham (DuBois), performed in Cleveland by the Charles Gilpin Players at Eldred Hall in 1939. Work in our Special Collections led one student to Tom-Tom, an opera written by Graham in 1932 when she was a student at Oberlin College. Further research revealed that Tom-Tom was performed at Cleveland Stadium, with an audience of 20,000. Tom-Tom was the first opera written by an African American female and earned Graham critical acclaim, yet it was never performed again. Not surprisingly, "Whatever happened to Tom-Tom?" became a research question with broad implications.

This project has presented an opportunity for three student scholars to create an exhibit designed to demonstrate the potential of literature in service to broader learning, to impact an audience beyond the classroom. In so doing, their collective research shares Graham's legacy with the university community and educates the Cleveland community of its critical connections to a woman who left footprints around the world.

Professor Adrienne Gosselin
English Department

The exhibit, Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World, which includes books, posters, photos and other memorabilia related to Shirley Graham (DuBois), is open during regular Library hours.


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Friends of the Library 2012 Events

Friends of the Library 2012 Events
All book discussions begin at 3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

In the Garden of Beasts

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, this bestselling author turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. "Larson has meticulously researched the Dodds' intimate witness to Hitler's ascendancy and created an edifying narrative of this historical byway that has all the pleasures of a political thriller. . . a fresh picture of these terrible events."


World and Town

World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (NEW DATE!)

From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.

Paris Wife

The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

(suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway)

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation"--that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Annie Jouan-Westlund, CSU's Associate Professor of French, will lead this discussion.

Author, Paula McLain

Coming April 11!
3:00 - 4:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
RT 503

The Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to discuss her New York Times best seller, A Paris Wife. Paula McLain is the author of Like Family,, a highly regarded memoir of life in foster care, two collections of poems, as well as A Ticket to Ride, her acclaimed first novel of growing up in the 1970s. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan.

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Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey --Closing Reception and book signing

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Jennie Jones
Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey
Closing Reception and book signing
Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There will be a closing reception and book signing at the gallery to celebrate Jennie Jones' successful exhibition "Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey", Thursday, November 10th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Jennie's popular book, of same name, will be available for sale and signing by her that evening. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

For more information about the Jennie Jones -- Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey, or upcoming exhibitions, please contact the Bonfoey Gallery, 216.621.0178, or visit the company website at www.bonfoey.com

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Octavofest event: Last Chance to WatchART!

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Art Books Cleveland and Octavofest present your last chance to WatchART!


Sunday, October 30, 2011
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory
1754 East 47th Street, Cleveland

Artists work on book and paper projects while you watch--and even try your hand at their techniques

Artists include:
Judith Angelo: remaker of books, re-cycler of images, minister of texts
Shannon Bokman: book binder, wood worker, caterpillar stitcher
Gene Epstein: folder and cutter, finder of surprises behind every cover
Laura Martin: papercutter and bookmaker, all about the text
Rachel Morris: calligrapher and image wonderworker
Ellen Strong: conservator/restorer, making old books like new
Anne Weissman: book alterer, making new books out of old ones
Wait! There's more! Watch the 2011 ABC abecedarium exhibition, currently on view at the Morgan

More Octavfest programs can be found at octavofest.org.

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23rd Annual Scholars & Artists Reception, October 27

Mark Tebeau
The Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library present the 23rd Annual Scholars & Artists Reception, celebrating scholarly and creative achievements of CSU faculty, staff, and emeriti on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m on the first floor of the Library.

The featured speaker is Mark Tebeau, Professor of History at CSU, Presenting "Mobile History: Teaching & Learning in the Age of Mobile Computing."

Professor Tebeau will explore how digital innovation, particularly the paradigmatic shift toward mobile computing, is remaking society. The breakneck pace and enormous scale of the technological transformation pose great challenges but also offer intriguing new possibilities for educators at both universities and K-12 settings. Using the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities" innovative mobile application Cleveland Historical, and its larger initiative Mobile Historical, as case studies, Professor Tebeau will explore how technological innovation can transfrom urban landscapes, museums, and schools into living laboratories for research, teaching, and learning.

Bring your Smartphone, download Cleveland Historical, and start tweeting your thoughts and ideas about the future of mobile technologies, using the hashtag #csu-mobile, as a way to begin generating ideas and discussions ahead of professor Tebeaus's lecture.

A reception will follow the program.

The Friends of the Library will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have published in the past year.

The event is free and open to the public, but call 216-875-9734 or email reservations by October 24 to reserve a seat.

Faculty , staff, and emeriti: Submit your scholarly works by Friday, October 21!

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CSU Faculty, Staff & Emeriti -- Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year for the 23nd Annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists reception, which will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.. The Friends will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have recently published. Each submission will also be included in the Scholars and Artists Bibliography. Download the submission form and send it with your scholarly or artistic works by Friday, October 21 (extended deadline).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Cleveland Public Library and Octavofest present Proceed and Be Bold! screening

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Cleveland Public Library and Octavofest present a free documentary screening
Proceed and Be Bold!@ the Capitol Theater
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
1390 W. 65th Street
Cleveland

At 40 years of age, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence. Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for a titillating retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world. The work of this self-proclaimed "Humble Negro Printer" raises emotionally-charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print. By learning the rules and then choosing to break them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be: exhilarating and subversive. His provocative sense of humor seeps out of every word he speaks and his radical philosophies on the American consciousness (or unconsciousness) will awaken any listless bystander. After experiencing Amos' humble journey, you'll never look at middle class life the same way again.

Proceed and Be Bold trailer.

Free and open to the public.

Call 216-651-7295 for more information.

More Octavfest programs can be found at octavofest.org.

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Library Exhibit
"Engaged Learning in Times of War and Peace"
1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Through October 28, 2011
Open during regular Library hours


What was it like to be a poor child in Depression-era America? What kind of musical or other radio programming would teens have listened to in the era of World War II? How important were radio broadcasts to the dissemination of news before, during, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? How were draftees treated while serving in desegregating U.S. army during the Korean War? Why did so many veterans and other African Americans leave the American South as part of the Great Migration?

Photo of exhibit
During the month of October, an exhibit on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, "Engaged Learning in Times of War and Peace," invites viewers to consider these and other questions while gaining a better understanding of the life experiences of American veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Beginning with the story of one soldier, Nathaniel Williams (1930-1978), the three-part exhibit includes books, films audio recordings, and other items from the Library and private collections.

For more information on related campus and community programs, please visit the The Cleveland Chautauqua web site. To learn more about the experiences of other veterans, visit African Americans, Fighting Two Battles. This online collection is a part of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

For other information, contact
Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Associate Professor of History
Founder and Director of The Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) and The Cleveland Chautauqua Program

216.523.7182
r.williams@csuohio.edu

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Cleveland Inside Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey 1981-2011 by Jennie Jones

Exhibit Poster
Cleveland Inside Outside
A Personal Photographic Journey
1981-2011

by Jennie Jones

Published by Orange Frazer Press

Release Date: October 14, 2011
Opening Exhibition and release
The Bonfoey Gallery
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio


Availability:
The Bonfoey Gallery
Local Book Stores
Orangefrazer.com

Price: $49.95

Size: 12 x 12 hardbound/187 pages/full color


In 2010, Jennie Jones, a well-known photographer donated some 22,000 images to the Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections at Cleveland State University representing thirty years of her work. Arnold Berke, the Senior Contributing Editor of Preservation Magazine says "Her work is a priceless record of Cleveland's heritage of construction and design. She is a creative artist with strong individual aesthetics who has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of Cleveland with the world."

In her introduction, Jennie Jones states: "We often hear that 'nothing ever seems so happen in Cleveland!'" This book dispels that myth with a visual record of the transformation of Cleveland's skyline with the renovation of Tower City Center and Playhouse Square, the construction of the BP building, Key Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Gateway and new football stadium. The first decade of this century has seen the growth of Cleveland State University, the beautification of Euclid Avenue, the expansion of the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospital and the Case Western Reserve Campus."

Cleveland Inside Outside is a journey full of visual surprises with stunning photographs from 1981-2011. As a commercial architectural photographer, Jennie Jones was privileged to have worked on most of the major building sites in Cleveland. With her art history and fine art background, she was able to capture the beauty, strength and complexity of large construction sites. During her travels in and around the city of Cleveland she captured many other images that speak to the beauty of our great city.

It is a beautiful coffee table book that truly celebrates the best of Cleveland.

Meet Author and Photographer Jennie Jones
Friday, October 14, 2011
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bonfoey Gallery
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland Ohio
RSVP
216.621.0178 or
gallery@bonfoey.com

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Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in CSU's Constitution Day Events

Image of eagle and American Flag
Online Contest
Students can win the grand prize of a VikingCash Card valued at $75 or one of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25! Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner (winners announced on September 16 at noon in the Library)!

Constitution Day Commemoration
Friday, September 16, 2011
Noon
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library

Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will also be announced.

Film Presentation and Discussion
Mapp v. Ohio: A Discussion of the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom
1 free hour of CLE pending

Call 216-687-2345 for more information

1957 Mug shots of Dollree Mapp
1957 Mug shots of defendant Dollree
Mapp from Cleveland Memory. View photo.
In honor of Constitution Day, please join Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University for a premier showing of the film The Constitution Project: Search and Seizure* which features Mapp v. Ohio, a landmark United States Supreme Court case on the 4th Amendment arising in the Cleveland Area. After the film, Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich will lead a discussion about the exclusionary rule: what should happen when the police illegally invade someone's privacy, in violation of the Fourth Amendment? He will discuss the history of the exclusionary rule, describe the continued debate about the wisdom of excluding reliable evidence in a criminal trial, and then lead the audience in a discussion of that debate.
*This film is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and it will not be officially released until Constitution Day 2012.

Displays
Visit two Constitution Day displays. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the Law display, which features information about the Mapp v. Ohio case, is located in the lobby near the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information about Constitution Day.

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Friends of the Library 2011-2012 Book Discussions

Friends of the Library 2011-2012 Book Discussions
All book discussions begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be led by CPL's Richard Fox
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Book Cover

Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, looking up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

Book Cover

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Henrietta Lacks, a poor southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLA, the first "immortal" Human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of John Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is also Cleveland State University's Common Reading book choice for 2011/2012.

Book Cover

Spring book discussions include: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson: February 15, 2012: World and Town by Gish Jen: March 14,2012; The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway: April 4, 2012

(Note: The Annual Local Author program will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library in mid-April).

For more information, please call 216-875-9734.

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The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition
Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition. View image.
The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents "The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary" exhibit through August 12, 2011.

Held in the summers of 1936 and 1937, the Great Lakes Exposition was sprawled over 135 acres of land near Cleveland's lakefront from W. 3rd Street to East 20th Street.

Organized to celebrate the centennial year of the corporation of the city of Cleveland, the Great Lakes Exposition sought to highlight "the material, social and cultural progress which has been achieved in the Great Lakes Region in the past 100 years" and to "indicate the paths of progress for the future."

The Exposition featured hundreds of attractions, including rides, sideshows, botanical gardens, cafes, international communities, and more.

The Library Exhibit, located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, contains an assortment of photos, publications, and memorabilia, including postcards, souvenir books, pennants, matchbook covers, jewelry boxes, figurines, and much more! There is also a video which includes historical footage of the Exposition of 1936 and 1937.

The exhibit material was provided by Edward Oshaben, a private collector of Great Lakes Exposition memorabilia and Board Member of the Slovenian Museum and Archives. Additional images and materials were provided by the Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections.

For more information, visit Cleveland Memory's Great Lakes Exposition web page or call 216-687-6998.

The Great Lakes Exposition exhibit is open for viewing to the Campus Community and the general public during regular Library hours.

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Come Write In! Script Frenzy has come to Michael Schwartz Library

Come write in logo


The Michael Schwartz Library is hosting Come Write In! A Script Frenzy, a nationwide initiative, from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15.

Script Frenzy encourages participants to come into the Library to write 100-page novels or scripts. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Participants can gather in the Connection Lounge 2 area, which is located on the south east side of the first floor of the Library, and are welcome to bring their own laptops.

For more information, contact Barbara Florjancic at 216-875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuoh.edu.

Also, for those interested, here are some scriptwriting resources to get participants started in this worldwide event, where 20,000 people are expected to participate:

Intro To Screenwriting
Five Ways To Start a Script
Reach for The Evocative Word
Five Mistakes a Beginning Writer Should Avoid
A Brief Primer On Things Not To Do When Screenwriting
Things I've Learned Writing Sketch Comedy

Written by Sergio Wilkins, CSU Communications Student

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Citation Databases Workshop

Research Strategies Using Citation Databases: Scopus and ISI Web of Science

The Michael Schwartz Library will be presenting "Research Strategies Using Citation Databases: Scopus and ISI Web of Science,"
Tuesday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in RT 401 in the Library
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This seminar will cover the features of Scopus, our newly acquired database, and how it differs from ISI Web of Science, including: a discussion of the Web of Science upgrade and how to determine number of citations, impact factor, h-index, and eigenfactor.

Faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students are welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

To reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734 or email reservations.

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Window Farms

Window Farms graphic
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss
Assistant Director of Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library
and Erika Franz
Graduate Assistant at the Levin College of Urban Affairs

Would you believe that CSU Michael Schwartz Library is growing vegetables in a window farm? Join the Common Reading Experience discussion on this topic, explore the Window Farms Project and see how it works first-hand; and handle new library materials on the issue of food sustainability. "Window Farms" will be presented by Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director of Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Erika Franz, Graduate Assistant, Levin College of Urban Affairs on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm in the Library's West Connection Lounge.

Based on No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, which all first-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life must read as part of their orientation to University Life. No Impact Man follows the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process.

In addition to first-year students, CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the "Windows Farm" presentation on April 6th and the final Common Reading Experience Event this spring:

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

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Common Reading Experience Presentation

Book Jacket
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU


Pictures can speak louder than words. This presentation will provide visual evidence of the ways in which humans live on and impact the planet along with images of things worth preserving.

About the Common Reading Experience
First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.

The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.

In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the presentation on March 23 at noon on the first floor of the Library and the two final Common Reading Experience Events this spring:


Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

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Zora Neale Hurston

The exhibit "Zora Neale Hurston in the History of American Arts and Letters," which highlights the life, art, and legacy of the path-breaking African American novelist is on display now through April 3, 2011 in the CSU Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). The exhibit is in celebration of Women's History Month.

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was an anthropologist, novelist, and folklorist. She is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Hurston was a product of the Harlem Renaissance, and she was regarded as one of its most extraordinary literary figures. Her works inspired writers such as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. She is most famous for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God..

For more information about the exhibit, contact Dr. Regennia Williams, Associate Professor of History, at 216-523-7182 or r.williams@csuohio.edu.

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Cleveland Public Library Presents "Three Men and a Book" to Launch the Real Men Read Initiative

Cleveland Public Library has partnered with three Cleveland City Councilmen to launch Real Men Read, an initiative to reinforce that leaders are readers. The first stage of the initiative features Councilmen Eugene Miller, TJ Dow and Kevin Conwell as they present "Three Men and a Book," a book discussion by men, for men on their lunch hour. The first session tackles the topic of leadership, Thursday, March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., and will take place in the Louis Stoke Wing Auditorium, Easth Sixth and Superior.

Leadership is the first of three distinct sessions to engage men in their professional and personal lives--3 sessions, 3 topics. Instead of using one book to provide the framework for the session, each councilman will bring their favorite books on the topic, and they encourage men to do the same to help drive the discussion.

Free boxed lunches will be provided to anyone who registers in advance at www.cpl.org, email programs@cpl.org, or call 216.623.2921.

Complete schedule for Three Men and a Book:
Session I: Leadership -- March 31
Session II: Networking -- June 23
Session III: Relationships -- September 9

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion of The Line by Olga Grushin--March 30

Book cover for The Line
Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:00 in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss the transformative novel, The Line by Olga Gurshin. Richard Fox, the Head of CPL's Popular Library, will lead book discussion.

Gurshin's stunning debut drew praise that placed her in the top rank of young literary voices. Now she returns with that rarity: a second novel even more dazzling than her first. The Line: the universal symbol of scarcity and bureaucracy that exists wherever petty officials are let loose to abuse their powers. The line begins to form on the rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Moscow to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. Nameless faces join the line, jostling for preferred position. But as time passes and the seasons change and the ticket kiosk remains shuttered, these anonymous souls take on individual shape. Unlikely friendships are forged, long-buried memories spring to life, and a year-long wait is rewarded with unexpected acts of kindness.

Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series Continues on April 13

The Friends welcome local author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will discuss her book, Joe Jackson, A Biography (Baseball's All-time Greatest Hitters. Sagert's biography of "Shoeles Joe" traces the life of one of baseball's master hitters and one of its most controversial players. Discussion followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public, but call 216-875-9734 or email reservations to reserve a seat.

More on Kelly Boyer Sagert's book talk

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Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library Presents a Women's History Month Special Event

Paula McLain
Author, Paula McLain
Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library will present author Paula McLain on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m., in a Women's History Month special event. This free, multimedia program is open to the public, and will take place in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East Sixth and Superior. A question-and-answer session will follow Ms. McLain's talk and books will be available for signing, on sale courtesy of A Cultural Exchange.

McLain's second novel, the Paris Wife, has been published to rave reviews around the country. Hailed by Town and Country, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor and January Magazine as one of the hottest books of the new year, The Paris Wife has been excerpted in Good Housekeeping and is an IndieBound Next Great Read selection for the month of March.

Kirkus Reviews called it "imaginative, elegantly written...evocative and moving--a pleasure to read," and Publishers Weekly said it is a "vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre."

Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley Richardson, the novel offers an intimate portrait of bohemian life in 1920s Paris. Featuring the literary stars of the era--F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas--The Paris Wife tells the story of a youthful marriage with all its joys and heartaches, its hopes and disappointments.

Paula McLain is the author of Like Family, a highly regarded memoir of life in foster care, two collections of poems, as well as A Ticket to Ride, her acclaimed first novel of growing up in the 1970s. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and has been a resident at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.

She lives in Cleveland Heights with her children.

For more information, please visit cpl.org

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Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing by and about Women, March 24th--Invitation and Call for Reader

Women's History Month logo
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department and the Poetry Center, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday, March 24. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry by and about women that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

CSU students, in particular, are encouraged to not only attend the event for their enjoyment, but also for the opportunity to make the most of Women's History Month by learning about and sharing literary works by and about women. There is also the possibility that said works will foster among the attendees further interest and education about women's literature and history.

If you would like to participate as a reader, contact Professor Barbara Walker, English, at 216-687-2563 or b.s.walker@csuohio.edu to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Time slots are filling up quickly--sign up today!

Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.

--by Sergio Wilkins, Communication Major, CSU

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Common Reading Experience

Book Jacket
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Noon to 2:30 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
RT 325 Viewing Room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Anthony Adkisson, Instructor
Introduction to University Life, CSU

First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.

The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.

In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the "Viewing & Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary" on March 9 at noon in RT 325 and three other Common Reading Experience Events this spring:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

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Celebrate International Year of Chemistry at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

International Year of Chemistry logo

Chemistry -- Our life, our future

The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, in partnership with the CSU Chemistry Department, will host events, including presentations and an exhibit, through February to launch and celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011. These events will highlight the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of human kind.
Presentations
Experts in the field of chemistry will make presentations in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor), located in Rhodes Tower, at 1860 East 22nd Street. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, January 26; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Dwight Chaser, Presenting
"Chemistry is for the Birds"


Dr. Dwight Chasar, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker, Research Scientist, and Ornithologist will present an illustrated lecture titled "Chemistry is for the Birds." The chemical pigments that give birds color, the chemicals that birds use for survival in the wild, chemicals that nearly extirpated raptors, and the use of stable isotopes to understand bird migration will be discussed. From the simplicity of bird poop to the complexity of bird DNA analysis, chemistry is playing a big role in understanding bird dynamics. This will replace Joshua Montague's presentation on the chemistry of making chocolate.

Wednesday, February 9; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Helen Mayer, Research and Development Manager for Applied Sciences Group, GrafTech International; Archivist/Historian for the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society, will give a talk entitled: "100 Years of Chemistry in Cleveland"(replacing Dr. Joe Gorse's talk). In 2009, the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society celebrated 100 years of association with the national American Chemical Society. The Cleveland Section is noted for the number of historical events in chemistry that happened here. The section has been honored by six Chemical Historical Landmarks which will be featured in this lecture.--This event replaces Dr. Joe Gorse's talk titled, "BioDiesel at Baldwin-Wallace College: Making Fuel from Used French Fry Grease," which has been canceled.


Wednesday, February 16; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kalafatis, presenting
"Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer"


Dr. Michael Kalafatis, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will present his research: "Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer."

Wednesday, February 23; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Jerry Mundell/Dr. Anne O'Connor, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will perform chemistry demonstrations

Presentations sponsored by Amalgamated Tuna Company

Exhibit
A 2011 International Year of Chemistry Exhibit will be displayed on the first floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library through February 2011 during regular library hours. Display materials include the history of chemistry timeline, a 12-foot DNA Molecule model, a thematic periodic table display, and more. A display of circulating books on chemistry and informational brochures about careers in chemistry will also be available.

For more information about the events or the display, please contact Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at 216-687-3504 or t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu.

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Author Kelly Boyer Sagert to visit CSU for book discussion of Joe Jackson: A Biography

Book cover for Joe Jackson biography
Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kelly Boyer Sagert discussing her book:
Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rhodes Tower, Room 503


The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13, 2010 to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson's rise from the cotton mills of the American South to the big cities of the North is a classic American tale of rags to riches. Born of sharecropping parents in South Carolina, Jackson's perfect swing and legendary fielding ability would make him a star in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, Jackson's legend was interrupted by his alleged involvement in baseball's darkest chapter, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, which ultimately banished him to participation in "outlaw" baseball leagues. Kelly Boyer Sagert recounts all phases in this legendary hitter's life--from mill worker to major league outfielder, to a central figure in a national scandal, and later, to his ventures as an entrepreneur and sometime ballplayer.

Kelly Boyer Sagert
Kelly Boyer Sagert is a full time writer and editor who has sold over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, web sites and literary journals. She has written nine books, as well, and contributed material to more than one dozen other books --from http://www.kbsagert.com/.
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There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk, courtesy of the CSU bookstore. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Discussions

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussions in this series.
The events are free and open to the public and begin at 3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
1860 East 22nd Street

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Feb. 23, 2011

From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers - one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. "...immensely readable and moving ...While the pretext of Little Bee initially seems contrived - two strangers, a British woman and a Nigerian girl, meet on a lonely African beach and become inextricably bound through the horror imprinted on their encounter - its impact is hardly shallow. Rather than focusing on postcolonial guilt or African angst, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers' conceptions of civility, of ethical choice" --New York Times.

The Line
by Olga Grushin
March 30, 2011

Grushin's stunning debut drew praise that placed her in the top rank of young literary voices. Now she returns with that rarity: a second novel even more dazzling than her first. The line: the universal symbol of scarcity and bureaucracy that exists wherever petty officials are let loose to abuse their powers. The line begins to form on the rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Moscow to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. Nameless faces join the line, jostling for preferred position. But as time passes and the seasons change and the ticket kiosk remains shuttered, these anonymous souls take on individual shape. Unlikely friendships are forged, long-buried memories spring to life, and a year-long wait is rewarded with unexpected acts of kindness that ease the bleakness of harshly lived lives.


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Common Reading Experience Presentation

Window Farms
"Windows Farms"
Thursday, November 4, 2010
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Room, Levin College of Urban Affairs


What if CSU decided to grow its own food? Join the Common Reading Experience discussion on this topic, explore the Window Farms Project, and handle new library materials on the issue of food sustainability. "Window Farms" will be presented by Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director of Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Molly Schnoke, Project Coordinator, Levin College of Urban Affairs on Thursday, November 4 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm in the Sweet Room Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Based on No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, which all first year CSU students must read as part of their orientation to University life. No Impact Man follows the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process.
In addition to first-year students, CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, at 687-3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu.

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Octavofest 2010 celebrations continue--From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

Octavofest Logo
Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest 2010.
Octavofest celebrations continue at Cleveland State University

From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"Reimagining the Book--The Revolution in 16th Century" Publishing"

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 401
Presentation by Amy Crist
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation
Cleveland Museum of Art

Tour CSU's fabulous new Student Center
5:30 pm
with Sandra Emerick, Associate Dean of Students

Dinner -- On your own, at Bar Uno Restaurant in the Student Center or at a variety of eateries in the area

"Building an E-Book from the Ground Up"
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

in the CSU Student Center, room 313
Presentation by Barbara Strauss, Head Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library
and Shawn Simmons, Art Books Cleveland

Exhibits

October 1 - October 31, 2010

"Early Eighteenth Century Books on French Bridge Engineering in the Wilbur J. & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection"

In Special Collections (3rd floor), Michael Schwartz Library

"Ohio Constitutional History Preserved"
In the Atrium of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Paper and Poems: Installation by Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang"
At the CSU Art Gallery

Click here for more information about Octavofest events at CSU.

For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-687-2475.



Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Founding members: Art Books Cleveland, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Morgan Conservatory.

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What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged? Banned Books Reading

Banned Books equals Banned Ideas

What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
12:00 to 1:00 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st Floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
Brown Bag Event

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or Just come to the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, November 2 at noon to hear the readings.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or the Library's Banned books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to David Edwards, CSU student and member of the Society for Professional Journalists at poca762003@yahoo.com.

Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion--No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

Book Cover
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
No Impact Man
by Colin Beavan
Wednesday, November 3,2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, Room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public


Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, lead the final book discussion of the fall semester.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from envioronmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensatioanl, funny. and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man/, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain. No Impact Man is this year's book for the Common Reading Experience.

Spring book discussions include Little Bee by Chris Cleave, Wednesday, February 23 and The Line by Olga Grushin, Wednesday, March 30. Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussion.

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Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest

Exciting events and programs during October 2010!

Octavofest Logo

Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library and Cleveland Public Library will join our active and engage community of artists and book lovers to celebrate both contemporary book and paper arts and fine and rare book collections at our region's libraries and museums during the month of October 2010.

"...an event designed to give Clevelanders & others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride."

"Cleveland has fabulous rare and beautiful book collections, book artists, and a paper conservatory where the art of papermaking still lives. Octavofest is a celebration of this rich artistic community and an event designed to give Clevelanders and others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride. Truly, Cleveland rocks!" said Glenda Thornton, Director of Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

Participants can attend lectures, demonstrations, tours, and exhibits at various venues throughout the region, where printmakers, paper sculptors, conservators, and bookbinders explore, create, preserve and exhibit works using both books and paper.

Art Book by Bonne du Blas
Artists' Books by Bonné de Blas

The month-long celebration turns its first page on Friday, October 1 at Cleveland Public Library with an opening reception and panel discussion, "Curator, Educator, Artist: The Book Arts Revealed." Panel speakers include Cristine Rom, Gund Library Director at the Cleveland Institute of Art; Barbara Stanczak, Professor of Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art; and Bonné de Blas, Director of Art Books Cleveland. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East 6th and Superior.

On Saturday, October 2, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., celebrations continue at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery, featuring a poetry reading with Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang and friends, as well as his exhibit "Paper and Poems," located at 2307 Chester Avenue. Find out more about Octavofest events at CSU.

From 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., attend the Morgan Conservatory's "Third Annual Open House and Silent Auction (Year of the Kozo)," located at 1754 East 47th. Food, live entertainment and art will be provided at this free event, designed to further the mission of the conservatory to produce and preserve the art of hand papermaking book and paper arts.

Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Octavofest For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-875-9734.

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Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti--Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year for the 22nd Annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists reception, which will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The Friends will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have recently published. Each submission will also be included in the Scholars and Artists Bibliography. Download the submission form and send it with your scholarly or artistic works by Wednesday, October 20.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Friends of the Library Scholars & Artists Reception featuring Jennie Jones

Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones (photo by Jaimie Janos)

Friends of the Library
Scholars & Artists Reception
Featuring Jennie Jones, Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer who will present
"Cleveland: A Personal Journey"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
3:00 p.m.
1st Floor Michael Schwartz Library

Join the Friends of the Library as they celebrate the 22nd Annual Scholars & Artist Reception on Thursday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m.

The featured speaker is Jennie Jones, a professional architectural and fine art photographer, who recently donated some 22,000 images from her life's work in Cleveland to CSU Michael Schwartz Library. A celebrated author, she will be presenting a lively, illustrated lecture titled, Cleveland: A Personal Journey."

If you love Cleveland, you will enjoy this 25 year odyssey of places we all know and love.

Scholarly and Artistic works by CSU faculty, staff, and emeriti will also be on display.
The event is free and open to the general public, but please call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

A Sampling of Photographs by Jennie Jones:
Click on photo to see enlarged version

Allen Theatre Rotunda
The Allen Theatre Rotunda
City Hall
City Hall
Ameritrust Rotunda
Ameritrust Rotunda
West Sixth
West Sixth
Hope Memorial Bridge with skyline
Hope Memorial Bridge with
skyline
Cuyahoga County Courthouse detail
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
detail of Indian head

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Friends of the Library Book Discussions

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will once again lead the book discussions.
The events are free and open to the public and begin at 3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
1860 East 22nd Street

The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
Sept. 15, 2010

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections has taken the literary scene by storm, from its hilarious portrayal of a dysfunctional American family to its insightful jabs at the rat race of contemporary American life. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

No Impact Man
by Colin Beavan
Nov. 3, 2010

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.
No Impact Man is also CSU's Common Reading book choice for 2010/2011.

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Feb. 23, 2011

From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers - one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. "...immensely readable and moving ...While the pretext of Little Bee initially seems contrived-two strangers, a British woman and a Nigerian girl, meet on a lonely African beach and become inextricably bound through the horror imprinted on their encounter-its impact is hardly shallow. Rather than focusing on postcolonial guilt or African angst, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers' conceptions of civility, of ethical choice"-New York Times.

The Line
by Olga Grushin
March 30, 2011

Grushin's stunning debut drew praise that placed her in the top rank of young literary voices. Now she returns with that rarity: a second novel even more dazzling than her first. The line: the universal symbol of scarcity and bureaucracy that exists wherever petty officials are let loose to abuse their powers. The line begins to form on the rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Moscow to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. Nameless faces join the line, jostling for preferred position. But as time passes and the seasons change and the ticket kiosk remains shuttered, these anonymous souls take on individual shape. Unlikely friendships are forged, long-buried memories spring to life, and a year-long wait is rewarded with unexpected acts of kindness that ease the bleakness of harshly lived lives.

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Feeding Cleveland: Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration

Feeding Cleveland Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration
Wednesday March 24, 2010
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Free and open to the public


On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities.

Demonstration
Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Resource materials from the Vermaculture Demonstration, 3/24/2010



The exhibit, Feeding Cleveland, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). It explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion-- Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

Book cover for Dreamers of the Day
Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
Free and open to the general public


Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, leads the last book discussion of the spring semester. With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

In Dreamers of the Day, Agnes Shanklin, a forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference convenes, she is freed for the first time from her mother's withering influence and finds herself being wooed by a handsome, mysterious German. At the same time, Agnes - with her plainspoken American opinions - is drawn into the company of Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell, who will, in the space of a few days, redraw the world map to create the modern Middle East. As they change history, Agnes too will find her own life transformed forever. -- Ballantine Books

Mary Doria Russell is the author of The Sparrow, Children of God, and A Thread of Grace. Her novels have won nine national and international literary awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Award, and the American Library Association Readers Choice Award. The Sparrow was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly's ten best books of the year, and A Thread of Grace was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

In addition to this book discussion, led by Richard Fox, Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

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Documentary Private Screening--Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33

Poster for the film
Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933
Documentary Private Screening
Hollywood Director Bobby Leigh
Cleveland State University
Main Classroom Auditorium
Corner of Euclid and Chester Avenues
Cleveland


1st showing
Thursday, March 25, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium

2nd Showing
Saturday, March 27, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium
3 producers of the film will be at the second showing for a question and answer session.


Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students and the general public are invited to attend a free screening of Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933 (80-minute documentary feature film by Bobby Liegh).

Holodomor claimed more lives than were lost on every battlefield combined during World War I. 7-10 million people, including 3 million children, perished in 17 months. This film aims to tell their story.

In 1932-33, Ukraine, the breadbasket of the Soviet Union and Europe, had bountiful crops of grain, yet its people were dying of starvation. In order to crush the will of the independent-minded Ukrainian peasants and secure collectivization of all Ukrainian lands, Joseph Stalin ordered an army of ruthless, well-fed Communist Party activists to confiscate all harvested grain and seize all the foodstuffs in the villages. As a result of this genocidal decree, by the end of 1933 nearly 25 percent of the Ukrainian population - up to 10 million people, including three million children - had perished.
In the face of terror, Ukrainians had little possibility of escaping their horrific fate to create another life elsewhere. Travel was banned for Ukrainians keeping them confined in a prison of starvation within their own villages. To this day, the Russian government still denies this genocide ever occurred, perpetuating "the biggest lie, best kept secret."

Cosponsored by the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio and the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

Directions and Parking information

Campus Map

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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CWCSL Lecture by Marilyn Sanders Mobley--Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture

Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Dr.Marilyn Sanders Mobley
A Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture by
Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley,
Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University
Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender, and the Politics of Culture
Thursday, March 11, 2010
noon
at CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st Floor east
1860 East 22nd Street


The Cleveland State University Black Studies Program Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center presents
a Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture titled, Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture by Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley earned her B.A. in English and Education from Barnard College of Columbia University, her M.A. in English from New York University and her Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Toni Morrison scholar, past president of the Toni Morrison Society, and now serves as a member of its advisory board. She is the author of Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative and numerous other publications on African American literature, women writers, and diversity in higher education. In addition to her role as chief diversity officer, she is a tenured professor in the CWRU Department of English. This presentation brings Dr. Mobley back to CSU with a reflection on her experience as Assistant Director of the Black Studies Program and Coordinator of the Afro-American Cultural Center (1980-1981), which is now newly named the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and is celebrating a 40 year history at Cleveland State University.

Supported by the Campus Activities Board, CSU English Department, and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

For more information contact Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center at (216) 687-3656.

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Feeding Cleveland Exhibit at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

Cleveland Public School Students
Feeding Cleveland, an exhibit of photographs from Cleveland Memory Project, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (1st floor). The exhibit explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

Carolyn Hufford, a recent Kent State University library school graduate and Library Special Collections volunteer, crafted a montage on the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program. Carolyn, herself a Master Gardner, and Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, created the exhibit, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture, using photographs from the Cleveland Press Collection, The Ohio State University, Extension, Cuyahoga County, New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, and an historic collection of materials from Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., Barbara Strauss will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities. Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

The presentation will be held on the first floor of first floor of the Library and is free and open to the general public.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women, March 25

To celebrate writing by and about women, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department and the Poetry Center, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday, March 25th. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

Be a Reader
If you would like to participate as a reader contact Professor Barbara Walker, English, at 216-687-2563 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Time slots are filling up quickly-sign up today!

Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.

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Library's IMSS Main Equipment Loan office has moved

The Michael Schwartz Library's Integrated Media and Systems Services (IMSS) main Equipment Loan office has moved from MC 201a to MC 310. This office serves those who borrow AV equipment and teach in MC, SR, SI, SH, CB, UC, AB, or TA.

Additional convenient locations are also available for AV equipment pickup. For classes that meet in Rhodes West, the equipment sub-center on the third floor of the Library allows easy access to the RT West classrooms. A third equipment sub-center located in BU-18 serves the College of Business and College of Urban Affairs.

Call IMSS's Equipment Loan at 216-687-3846 or visit the office in MC 310 in person to complete your AV equipment request or for more information.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Lies Will Take You Somewhere

Book Cover
Book Discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere
by Sheila Schwartz

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland State University
Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street


Join the Friends on January 27 for a book discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere by Sheila Schwartz. In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussion

About the Author
Sheila Schwartz was Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at CSU from 1990 until her untimely death in November 2008.

Her short-story collection, published by Pushcart Press in 1991, won Pushcart's ninth annual Editor's Book Award and was listed by USA Today as one of the year's best books. Her work was printed in Pushcart Prize Anthology Volume XIV and such publications as the Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares.

Future Book Discussions

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For more information, visit http://net.ulib.csuohio.edu/scripts/blog/showtopic.php?thread=394 or call 216-875-9734

Coming in April
Mary Doria Russell will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series.

Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

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Holodomor: Genocide by Famine -- Library Exhibit

Holodomor symbol
Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
Exhibit
Cleveland State University
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Through January

In 1932 and 1933, an estimated seven to 10 million Ukrainians died of starvation in the great terror-famine engineered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin to methodically wipe out Ukrainian nationalism.

This human tragedy was hidden from the world during the Soviet Union era. After 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Ukraine became independent, the top secret archives on the horror were opened and the truth slowly revealed. In 2003, the United Nations identified it as a world crime. Since then the Canadian Senate, the United State House of Representatives and the European Parliament have recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity.
The exhibit commemorates the Famine Genocide in a series of panels ranging from the collectivization and the annihilation of individual farms, to the opposition of this collectivization, to why and how the genocide was organized (including blacklisting of villages, ban on travel, and export of grain abroad). The panels also provide information about the Soviet's denial and cover-up, protests and attempt at relief, statements of survivors, and government documents on the famine. DVDs about the Holodomor are also available for viewing in the display area.

The series of 100 posters was produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians Citizens in cooperation with the Museum of Soviet Occupation of the Kyiv Memorial Society in Ukraine. The poster series has been displayed at numerous colleges, universities, churches, civic organizations and other place in the United States and around the world. The display at Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library is free and open to the public during normal Library hours.

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Astronaut Guy Bluford Attracts a Crowd

Guy Bluford

An audience of approximately 200 attended the presentation given on November 18 by Dr. Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. Students from Design Lab at Jane Addams High School, School of Science at John Hay High School, Shaker Heights Middle School, and Roehm Middle School (Berea) were in attendance in addition to CSU faculty, staff, and students. Representatives from NASA Glenn Research Center also set up a display with handouts for attendees.

Theresa Nawalaniec, Guy Bluford and Glenda Thornton
Theresa Nawalaniec, CSU Librarian with Dr.
Bluford & Library Director Glenda Thornton

Dr. Bluford held everyone's attention as he described his many fascinating experiences as an astronaut and discussed current projects involving the International Space Station and the future of space exploration. Several middle and high school students asked questions that were intelligent and thought-provoking. Dr. Bluford ended his talk by encouraging students with the statement, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" Several of the audience stayed afterward to get autographs, pictures, and a few words with Dr. Bluford.

Visiting sudents with Dr. Bluford
Students from area schools with Dr. Bluford

The presentation was videotaped and is available on MediaSite for viewing by those on the CSU campus.
Theresa Nawalaniec, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Librarian

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Final Common Reading Experience Presentations this Fall: November 17 & November 18

The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Robert Wheeler, History Department, will present "Making History" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life. --THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED--.

The final Common Reading Presentation for this semester will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building, Main Theater. Professor Michael Mauldin, Theater Department, will present "Copenhagen Alive: How Directors, Designers, and Actors Carry a Play from the Page to the Stage."

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu p.bloch@csuohio.edu.

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The First African-American Astronaut to Fly in Space, Dr. Guion S. Bluford Jr., will present

Dr. Bluford Guion
On Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Dr. Guion S. Bluford, the First African-American Astronaut to fly in space, will present a free lecture on "Flying Aboard the International Space Station" in the Fenn Tower Ballroom (3rd floor). Dr. Bluford will discuss his experience in the astronaut program, the current space operations in support of the International Space Station, and the future of human space flight operations. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Bluford is currently President of the Aerospace Technology Group, an engineering consulting organization in Cleveland. He is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

This program is sponsored by NASA Glenn Research Center, The Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library, Fenn College of Engineering, College of Science, Office of Institutional Diversity, Provost's Office, Career Services, and Amalgamated Tuna Company.

Visit the Apollo 11 Commemorative Display of the 40th Anniversary of the first manned moon landing, located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

For details, contact Theresa Nawalaniec at 216-687-3504 or t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Beyond the River by Ann Hagedorn

Book jacket
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
by Ann Hagedorn
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the campus community is invited to attend the Friends of the Library book discussion on Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

The discussion, led by Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, begins at 3:00 in Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Refreshments will be served.

Mark your calendar:
Spring book discussions include: Lies Will Take You Somewhere, by Sheila Schwartz, Wednesday, January 27; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; Wednesday, February 24; and Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell, Wednesday, March 31. And as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series, Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 in RT 503.
For more information, please call 216-875-9734 or visit http://net.ulib.csuohio.edu/scripts/blog/showtopic.php?thread=394
All books for these events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

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Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
Thursday, November 12, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1st floor Library (east end)
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library


The campus community is invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library, will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Library.

This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti. Also on display will be the portrait of Michael Schwartz that was presented to him during his Special Tribute at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square in June.

RSVP by November 9, 2009 to 216-687-5205 or rsvp.events@csuohio.edu.

Submissions accepted through November 5
Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Download and complete the submission form and send as instructed with your submission by Thursday, November 5 (5:00 p.m.). Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Common Reading Experience:

Thursday, November 5, 2009
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Professor Evan Lieberman
Communications Department
Presenting: "The Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"
Brown Bag Speaker Series


The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Evan Lieberman, Communications Department, will present "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

More Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
Presenting "Making History"

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch,Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

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CSU Students--Manage and Access your Research using RefWorks

RefWorks Seminar for CSU Students
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Noon - 1:00 pm
RT 502


CSU STUDENTS - take your research methods to a new level at the Michael Schwartz Library RefWorks seminar. Meet with librarians to learn about RefWorks, a robust web-based research management tool, and tailor its many uses to fit your research needs. Librarians will demonstrate how to:

  • Import references from research databases
  • Store and organize article, web, and book citations
  • Import bibliographic information from a web site using Ref Grab-It
  • Format your bibliographies with whichever style manual your professor requires

And much more!

Moderator:, Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director Public Services.

Additional Presenters:
Diane Kolosionek, Urban and Education Librarian; Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering Librarian; Marianne Nolan, Coordinator, Reference; and Ann Marie Smeraldi, General Education/First Year Experience Librarian.

The RefWorks Seminar is free and open to all CSU Students. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734.

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Library Display: Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity

A view of the diversity display
Cleveland State's Division of Institutional Diversity is celebrating 20 years of diversity, excellence and inclusion. Established in 1989 as the Office of Minority Affairs and Human Relations, the division has worked for twenty years to promote positive race and community relations within the CSU community. Learn about the Division of Institutional Diversity's past, present and future by visiting its exhibit on display through November 13, 2009 in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor).


Reception November 9, 2009
On Monday, November 9, from noon - 1:30 pm, join the Division of Institutional Diversity for a reception as they celebrate 20 years of diversity. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/offices/diversity or call 216-687-9335.

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Common Reading Experience Presentation: The Science Behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age

Book Cover for Copenhagen
Cleveland State University continues its Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Petur Fodor, Professor, Physics Department, as part of the Speaker Series will make a special presentation titled "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Professor Petur Fodor,
Physics Department
Presenting: "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age"

Thursday, November 5, 2009
12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Evan Lieberman, Communications Department
Presenting "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
Presenting "Making History"

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

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Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Michael Schwartz
Guest of Honor, Dr. Michael Schwartz.
CSU Faculty,Staff and Emeriti:
On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library will host its 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The Friends of the Library will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have published in the past year.

This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. You will hear more about this event soon, but at this time, the Friends of the Library are urging that you begin sending materials you have published (authored or co-authored) in the past year. In order to have your submission included in the Scholars and Artists bibliography, please complete the appropriate information on the submission form on the opposite page and send it with each submission by Thursday, November 5, 2009 (5:00 p.m.).

Please note that your submissions will be on display on the first floor of the Library for one week. Books and other valuable materials will be in a secure display case. However, journal articles will be displayed on tables, so if you are submitting an article, please send only a copy of the article and not the entire journal. Your works will be returned to you within a few weeks after the reception unless you indicate otherwise.

If there is something special that your department wants to feature, or if you have any questions, please call (216) 875-9734. Thank you in advance for your important contributions.

Sincerely,
Michael Wells
President, Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

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Manage, Access, and Share your Research using RefWorks

RefWorks logo
Faculty Seminar
Presented by the CSU Michael Schwartz Library
Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 pm
RT 502


CSU faculty - take your research methods to a new level at the Michael Schwartz Library RefWorks seminar. Meet with librarians to learn about RefWorks, a robust web-based research management tool, and tailor its many uses to fit your research needs. Librarians will demonstrate how to:
  • Import references from research databases
  • Store and organize article, web, and book citations
  • Share and discuss your RefWorks database with colleagues and other researchers globally through RefShare
  • Import bibliographic information from a web site using Ref Grab-It

And much more!

Moderator: Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director Public Services.

Additional Presenters:
Diane Kolosionek, Urban and Education Librarian; Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering Librarian; Marianne Nolan, Coordinator, Reference; and Ann Marie Smeraldi, General Education/First Year Experience Librarian.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

Seating is limited - Respond by Tuesday, October 13.

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Banned Books Reading

Banned Books equals Banned Ideas
What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
Brown Bag Event

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, September 29 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, peruse the Banned Books display, which will include information about free speech and ethics.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or the Library's Banned Books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Faith Larraine Hampton, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at
f.l.hampton40@csuohio.edu
.

Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

The 2009 Banned Books Reading Week is September 26 through October 3.
During that time, the Banned Books display will be located on the east side of the 1st floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower). The Banned Books Reading will take place near the display.

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Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 2009/2010 book discussions

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussions in this series. All the events begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held Cleveland State University in the Michael Schwartz Library, located in Rhodes Tower, room 503.

Free and open to the public - For more information: call 216-875-9734.

Book Cover

Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University-s Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.

Book Cover

Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
by Anne Hagedorn
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

Book Cover

Lies Will Take You Somewhere
by Sheila Schwartz
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.

Book Cover

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated prayer book through centuries of war, destruction, theft, loss, and love.

Book Cover

Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 in the Library as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

Books for all the above events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

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Library designated as the Michael Schwartz Library

The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees designated the University Library as the Michael Schwartz Library. The resolution, approved by the Board on June 22, named the Library after Dr. Schwartz "in recognition of and gratitude to the man who so capably led this University and made an indelible impression on the lives of so many people who seek truth and knowledge through education." Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, is very pleased with the naming. "Michael Schwartz cares deeply about the University and respects the power of education and knowledge to transform a life."

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Faculty: Have you ever wanted to tell the Library what you really think about its multimedia collection

CSU faculty is invited to participate in an online survey to help the Library evaluate its multimedia collection. Your input will give the Library valuable information that will help improve its services and purchasing decisions. Your responses will remain anonymous but the overall results will be made available to faculty after the close of the survey.

To take the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes, visit http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/mmsurvey/mmform.html. The survey will be open through Thursday, April 30, 2009.

If you would like further information, please feel free to contact Fran Mentch, Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarian at f.mentch@csuohio.edu or Carol Zsulya, Head Collection Management and Business/Economics Librarian at c.zsulya@csuohio.edu.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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A reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich

Reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collection Prairie Fever, (Steel Toe Books, 2007). Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and Ploughshares.

Sarah Gridley is the author of the poetry collection Weather Eye Open (University of California Press, 2005). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Jubilat, Beloit Poetry Journal, and New American Writing.

Craig Paulenich is the author of the poetry collection The Drift of the Hunt (Nobodaddies Press, 2006). He is also the co-editor of the anthology Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and others. Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

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A Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert

Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Ted Lardner is the author of the poetry chapbook Tornado, published in the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series by The Kent State University Press. His poems have appeared in such journals as Arsenic Lobster, Rhino, and Pleiades.

Karen Schubert is the author of the chapbook Geography of Lost Houses (Pudding House Publications, 2008). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Water-Stone Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, and Poetry Midwest.

Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

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Library Facilities Seminar/Tour for Faculty: Discover what the Library can do for you

Thursday, April 23
Noon
Rhodes Tower, Room 502


Discover how the recently improved library facilities can help you enhance the learning experience for CSU students. Join us on April 23 at noon for a facilities seminar and a brief tour of select areas of the Library. The tour will include the Interactive Video Distance Learning Classrooms and Head End, Videorecording Studio, Instruction rooms, group study spaces, Writers Lab, Film Viewing room, and Presentation Practice room.

A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library and there will be door prizes. For more information or to reserve a seat call 216-875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

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Celebrate India Experience Month

CSU celebrates India Experience in April. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend these free events, which include:

Through April 30: India Experience Exhibit
Visit the India Experience exhibit on the first floor of the library, including books, artifacts, and photographs pertaining to Indian culture.

April 9 to April 18
Indian Music and Dance Festival - Aradhana group
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Main Class room auditorium

Visit http://www.aradhana.org for more information about the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, the largest Indian classical music festival in North America.

April 8 - April 11
Dr. George Mutholil, Former President of Loyola College, Kerala, India visits CSU and will offer five lectures in Colleges of Science, CLASS, and Business.

April 9
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Visit to Buddhist Community Center
Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist Women Group, 1541 East 38th Street


April 22
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fenn Tower Ballroom
Healing Traditions of India and other culture: Colloquium

Sampling of Indian food, Indian music, drumming etc.

For more information about the India Experience events, call Professor Murali Nair, School of Social Work, at 216-687-4570 or email him at m.nair@csuohio.edu


Sponsored by: CSU Division of Institutional Diversity & India Scholar Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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A reading with Robert Hill Long and Allison Benis White

Reading and book signing with poets Allison Benis White and Robert Hill Long
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, a collection of poems selected by Robert Hill Long as the winner of the 2008 CSU Poetry Center First Book Competition. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals.

Robert Hill Long is the author of a collection of flash fiction, The Effigies (Plinth Books, 1998), as well as two poetry collections published by the CSU Poetry Center: The Power to Die, and The Work of the Bow. He taught for many years at the University of Oregon.

Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

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Common Reading Experience Presentation: Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes

Julia Shearson
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)
Julia Shearson, Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland
Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"


Cleveland State University presents its final spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Julia Shearson, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland, will make a special presentation titled "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

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Author Kristin Ohlson to Visit CSU for book discussion of Kabul Beauty School

Author
Friends of the Library Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kristin Ohlson
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503


The Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her New York Times bestseller book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk courtesy of the CSU bookstore.

Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Read-In Day: Celebrating Women's History Month

To celebrate writing by and about women, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Poetry Center, and the Women's Studies Program, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday March 26th. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry that is significant to them.
Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.
This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

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A Reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes

Thursday, February 26, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Main Classroom Auditorium
1899 East 22nd Street
(MC 134, across from the Howard A. Mims)
Free and open to the public


The CSU Poetry is hosting a reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes as part of their spring Writers/Reading Program.

Jericho Brown was a speechwriter to the former mayor of New Orleans, and is the author of the poetry collection Please (New Issues, 2008). His poems have appeared in such journals as Callaloo, The Iowa Review, and Jubilat. He is the recipient of a 2006 James Michener Fellowship, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of San Diego.

Terrance Hayes is the author of three collections of poetry: Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), listed as one of the top 100 books in The New Yorker; Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) a National Poetry Series selection; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discover Award. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, The African-American Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, The Whiting Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Hayes is an associate professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Call the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216-687-3986 for more information or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

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Book Talk on the hilarious novel, Supreme Courtship -- March 4

Supremen Courtship book cover
Friends of the Library Book Discussion
March 4, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CSU Library
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

On March 4 Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Vanderdamp is having a heck of a time getting his nominees onto the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill a Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the nerve to reject her - Judge Pepper Cartwright, star of the nation's most popular reality show. Will Pepper, a vivacious Texan, survive a Senate confirmation battle? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule (excerpt from Twelve Publishers).

On sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.

Richard Fox will return on Thursday, May 7 at 3:00 to lead a book discussion on Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.

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Common Reading Experience Presentation - February 24 at noon in the Library

COMMON READING EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION: "THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF COMICS" -- FEBRUARY 24 AT NOON IN THE LIBRARY

Cleveland State University kicks off the spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. James Marino, Assistant Professor of English, will make a special presentation titled "The International Language of Comics" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

James Marino
Assistant Professor of English, CSU
Presenting: "The International Language of Comics"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

Julia Shearson, Executive Director
Council on American Islamic Relations, Cleveland
Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu .

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Darwin Day--Free pizza and cake on February 12

Charles Darwin in party hat
Darwin Day Celebration
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Noon - 1:00
CSU Library, 1st floor
Open to the Campus Community


Join us in the Library on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from noon to 1:00 on the first floor to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and to recognize the "Year of Darwin." Dean Bette Bonder of the College of Science will initiate the celebration.

Darwin Day is a global celebration of the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin, the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. Darwin Day also recognizes the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

The celebration includes:

  • Free birthday cake
  • Free pizza
  • Free lemonade
  • Short Film Viewing: "Evolution - Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
  • Darwin Exhibit: A comprehensive display of photos, books, and objects related to Charles Darwin. Assembled by Dr. Robert Krebs, Department of Biological and Geological and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science. On display through February.

Event sponsored by the CSU College of Science and the Library. Free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Children of Abraham Exhibit, Lectures, and Film Discussions

Exhibit
"The Children of Abraham," an Ohio Humanities Council Exhibit is on display in the Library through February 13, 2009. The colorful and dramatic 14 - panel exhibit includes "When & Were did the Abrahamic Religions Originate?," "How & By Whom did the Abrahamic Religions Originate?," "The Holy Texts of Judaism," "The Holy Texts of Christianity" and "The Holy Texts of Islam." The panels also include information about the core and common beliefs of these 3 religions. The exhibit is free and open to the general public and is open during regular
Library hours
. Located on the northeast side of the first floor of the Library.

Lectures
Dr. Cynthia A. Crane
"Divided Lives: The Untold Story of Jewish-Christian Women in Nazi Germany"
Monday, February 2
Reception and Book-signing, 5:30 pm
Lecture, 6:00 pm
University Library, First Floor East

Dr. Regennia N. Williams
"Exodus: 'Slavery,' 'Freedom,' and the 'Promised Land' in the Language of African American Spirituals"
Wednesday, February 4, 9:45 am
University Library, First Floor East

Dr. Stephen Cory
"Muslim Relations with Christians and Jews"
Wednesday, February 11, 1:30 pm
University Library, First Floor East

OhioLINK Film Discussions
Fridays, 9:45 a.m.
University Library, RT 325
*Reservations requested
Call 216-523-7182

"The Qur'an, the Bible, and the Torah," January 23
"Judaism," January 30
"Christianity," February 6
"The Role of the Prophet Muhammad," February 13

Another film will be the subject of an afternoon discussion:
"Memphis Dreams: Searching for the Promised Land"
Friday, February 6, 1:30 p.m., RT 325

The above film discussions are scheduled in conjunction with Dr. Regennia N. Williams' "African American History through Sacred Music" and "African American History Since 1877" classes.


Films can also be viewed online via the OhioLINK Digital Media Center (authentication required).

For more information about the exhibit, programs, or films contact Dr. Regennia Williams, History, at 216-523-7182

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$5,000 grant available from Maison Francaise de Cleveland

Thanks to a generous bequest from Paul and Odette Wurzburger, La Maison Française de Cleveland is pleased to establish La Maison Française de Cleveland Fund. Each spring, the fund will grant approximately 10 to 15 awards for activities related to the mission of the organization; namely, the promotion of French/American culture and the French language.

For more information about the grant, visit http://maisonfrancaisedecleveland.org/fund.htm

Application deadline is December 17, 2008.

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Friends of the Library Spring Programs

This spring, the Friends of the Library is planning a number of exciting programs. The ever-popular Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead two book discussions:

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court (excerpt from Twelve Publishers). Supreme Courtship is on sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.


  • Thursday, May 7, 2009. Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.


And, on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale courtesy of the CSU bookstore.
Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

Refreshments will be provided at all these events, which are free and open to the public. They will all be held in the Library, RT 503 at 3:00. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Marion-Sterling Elementary School 3rd Graders say Thank You

"The future of Greater Cleveland - the future work force, the future political leaders, the future caretakers - can be found sitting in the desks and playing on the playgrounds of our region's schools. In public, private and charter schools all across town, the next generation is being prepared to take the reins of our great city and region." --President Michael Schwartz

President Schwartz's message of extending support into the community to help educate leaders of the future includes outreach efforts to help those students attending nearby inner-city schools. The work displayed is from Mr. Emanuel Stone's third grade class at Marion-Sterling Elementary school, which is just around the corner from Cleveland State University. This school is highlighted for the exemplary efforts put forth by dedicated teachers, administrators and staff to provide quality education to underprivileged students. In September, the Sociology Department at CSU collaborated with the Great Lakes Science Center to hold a school supply drive for Mr. Stone's classroom, collecting basic writing supplies, posters and needed classroom items that many inner city school classrooms, such as at Marion-Sterling, find themselves having to do without. The appreciation expressed by the school and the students has been heartfelt, and the gratitude that followed is the subject of this display. The message to this third grade class, the class of 2018, is one of anticipation to see them succeed. Conveying the idea that higher education is a challenging, yet life-changing and attainable goal was part of our mission. This message is something that students from more affluent districts take for granted.

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Learning Communities Poster Day

CSU Learning Communities presents the first Poster Day Event, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. The day will feature a large Poster Exhibit with over 20 posters prepared by students who are participating in one of the Fall 2008 Learning Communities. These tell the story of their experiences learning in community.

Learning Communities also sponsored its very first Essay Contest for students. Winners will be announced on that day and prizes presented to the students at the luncheon, also being held at the University Library.

Several admitted students have been invited to join Learning Communities faculty and students on that day, to see the exhibit and hear more about CSU's Learning Communities Program. Details about new "Signature Learning Communities" being offered in Spring 2009 are now available on CSU Website.

Another really exciting thing is happening on this day.... Our current Demystifying Math and Science LC includes an EDC 300 Course taught by Dr. Debbie Jackson. These students worked with Middle School Students from Barbara Booker School in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, designing an outdoor garden for the school.

The Garden Project was a competitive assignment with teams composed of students from the Middle School, paired with CSU Learning Community students. CSU Faculty participated as judges. We are able to invite this 8th grade class to join us for this event through the collaborative efforts of the Learning Communities staff, Office of Admissions, Dean of the College of Education, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Science and Student Activities in Student Life.

Please take the time to visit the University Library on Tuesday, December 2 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view the Poster exhibits and congratulate our students.

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Exhibit for the Center for Slovenian Studies /Center za slovenske študije at the Library

Photo of the display
An Exhibit of The Center for Slovenian Studies at Cleveland State University is on display through the end of November at the CSU Library. It includes photos and information about the Slovenian Studies Center/Center za slovenske študije and Slovenian language classes, as well as photographs and memorabilia pertaining to Slovenian culture.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of Library which can be accessed from Rhodes Tower and is open during regular Library hours.

The Cleveland area is home to the greatest concentration of Americans of Slovenian descent in this country. The Government of Slovenia, working in cooperation with Cleveland State University (CSU), Lakeland
Community College, Kent State University, and Bowling Green University, has decided to foster the cultural heritage of this important community by establishing the Center for Slovenian Studies at CSU. The Center will be staffed by a full-time Director, who will also be the curator of the Slovenian Museum and Archives at 6415 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland. The Center will coordinate the teaching of courses in Slovenian language and culture at the three regional universities and Lakeland Community College.
Luka Zibelniklow


Visiting Professor--Luka Zibelnik
Slovenian language courses are taught by Luka Zibelnik, a Visiting Professor from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches the Slovenian language to beginner and intermediate skilled individuals at university levels. In addition to teaching Slovene, Professor Zibelnik and future Visiting Professors will provide lectures about the Slovenian culture. To serve non-traditional, working members of the Slovenian American community, as well as traditional students, courses are scheduled in the evenings.

Professor Zibelnik studied Sociology of Culture and Slovenian Language at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has taught students of all ages, from primary school, through high school and college. His wide range of experience in teaching the Slovenian language and his first-hand knowledge of Slovenian culture provides his students with the best possible education in Slovene as a second/foreign language.

In his own research, Professor Zibelnik has learned that there has been an increasing interest around the world to learn Slovene. He notes that the number of Slovenian lectureships worldwide is currently 53, the number of countries where you can learn Slovene is 28, and the number of universities in the world where you can obtain a degree in Slovene is 21.

Professor Zibelnik encourages Clevelanders who are interested in learning the language from the sunny side of the Alps to register for classes. Beginning Slovene 2 and Intermediate Slovene 2 will be offered in spring 2009. For those with no background in Slovenian, beginner’s classes will be offered in fall 2009. He can be contacted at 216-687-4859 or luka_zibelnik@yahoo.com. His office is located in Rhodes Tower, 1654a and his office hours are Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

The Center for Slovenian Studies
Center za slovenske študije
Cleveland State University
Rhodes Tower, 1654a
216-687-4859

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Banned Books=Banned Ideas Reading

Banned Books=Banned Ideas
What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, October 28th
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
at the Science & Research Center Plaza

Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the University Library to support the freedom of speech.

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to our tent at the S&R Center Plaza on Tuesday, October 28 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, visit the Library to peruse the display of censored books.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? For recent examples visit http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or come to the Library's Banned Books display. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Audrey McCrone, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at a.mccrone@csuohio.edu.

Come rain or shine. Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

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20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

Dr. Rajshekhar G. Javalgi
Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi

20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
Thursday, October 30, 2008
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library

The campus community is invited to attend the 20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library.

This year's keynote speaker/scholar is from the Nance College of Business Administration - Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Research as well as Professor of Marketing and International Business. His talk is titled "Entrepreneurship Education in a Changing Global Marketplace."

During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

Submission still being accepted
Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year (including books, scholarly papers, art, music, websites, and DVDs). Complete the appropriate information on the submission form and send as instructed with your published works by Thursday, October 23, 2008 (5:00 p.m.).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Upcoming book discussion on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Book Cover for the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Díaz
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 3:00 in RT 503


Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, is back once again, this time to lead a discussion on the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction --The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz.

Díaz has spun the heartbreak and loneliness of the immigrant experience into literary gold with memorable stories of marginalized outsiders caught between two cultures, never completely fitting into either one. This is the long-awaited-and thrillingly satisfying, genuinely original-first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the story collection, Drown.

About the book
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú americanus--the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time -- Penguin Publishers

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

The event is free and open to the general public.

Refreshments will be served.

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2008 Common Reading Experience Kicks Off with The Graphic Novel

Image of book cover
Cleveland State University kicks off the 2008 Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, September 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, who developed Cleveland Public Library's graphic novel collection, will make a special presentation titled "The Graphic Novel" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, and the University Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education at 687-3935 or e.lehfeldt@csuohio.edu.

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Grand Opening Writer's Lab--Thursday, September 25

Ribbon Cutting

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the University Library invite the Campus Community to the Grand Opening of the Writer's Lab on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Library, Rhodes Tower, room 302.

A brief program will include a ribbon cutting with CLASS Dean Greg Sadlek and Library Director Glenda Thornton. Light refreshments will be served.

The Writer's Lab is a joint venture of the First-Year Writing Program and University Library to provide additional support for students enrolled in First-Year Writing courses. The lab's primary use is for computer-assisted instruction for developmental writing students; however, the lab is open and available to all writing teachers and students. The lab will also be used to support library instruction, particularly for First-Year Writing courses.

The Writer's Lab is funded by the student technology fee.

Please call 216-875-9734 for more information or to reserve a seat.

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A timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the Islamic Revolution

CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 3:00, RT 503

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library and his colleague, Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Head of the Computer Learning Connection at CPL, will lead a discussion on Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. Ms. Diamond-Ortiz, who also worked in the CPL Popular Library and developed their Graphic Novel collection, will begin with an overview of graphic novels.

Persepolis 1 and 2 book covers

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging. Persepolis 2 is as funny and poignant as its predecessor.

The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

First-year students enrolled in ASC 101 as part of the Common Reading Experience are also encouraged to attend.

Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of several children's books, as well as the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling memoir Persepolis, which has been translated into twelve languages, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was awarded the first Fernando Buesa Blanco Peace Prize in Spain and an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

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Constitution Day--September 17

Constitution Day display
Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events! Special events and activities to recognize the importance of the U.S. Constitution include:

Online Contest

Students can win

  • One of two gas cards valued at $50
  • One of five jump drives
  • One of three $15 iTunes cards!
  • One of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25!

Just go to our online Constitution Quiz, answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!
Drawing will be held on September 17, 2008, after the discussion below.

Reginald Oh

Discussion

Wednesday, September 17
from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Reginald Oh
Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
presenting "Constitutional and Urban Transformations from
1968 to 2008 and Beyond: The Future of Civil Rights, Cities, and Democracy in America"

Event to be held in the Moot Court Room of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Reception to follow in the Atrium
Drawing for the online contest to be held after the presentation

Displays

Visit two Constitution Day displays this September. One is located on the 1st floor of the University Library, just west of the User Services desk and the other, titled "The U.S. Constitution--Origins and Early Development," will be located at the entrance area of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

For more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu


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Math Tutoring in the Library closed for summer session

The EPIC/PEP program will not offer math tutoring in the Library this summer, but will resume regular sessions in fall 2008. In the meantime, students can receive help in the Math Tutoring Center located in the Main Classroom, room 110.

For more information about the EPIC/PEP program, visit http://www.csuohio.edu/epic_pep/index.htm or contact Dr. Carol Phillips-Bey, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Director, EPIC/PEP Program, at 216-523-7151 or at c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu

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Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy Winners Announced

The University Library received 6 applications for the 2008 Course Development Small Grants program, designed to support faculty members in their efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments. The following individuals will be awarded $800 each for 2008:
  • Dr. Lili Dong, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Fenn College of Engineering)
  • Dr. Cheryl Delgado, Nursing (College of Education and Human Services)
  • Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera, Modern Languages (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
The grant review committee consisted of Dr. Rosemary Sutton, Dr. Elizabeth Lehfeldt, and Dr. Mary Murray.

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Ohio Democratic Presidential Debate Exhibit

Photo from the democratic debate in ClevelandCleveland State University was in the national spotlight on February 26, 2008, when it hosted the Ohio Democratic Presidential Debate between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. CSU's Library now has photos and memorabilia from this historic showdown on display on the first floor of the Library through the month of May.


Photos by William Rieter, the University's Senior Photographer.

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Art Attack Exhibit in the Library

"Art Attack," a student-curated exhibition hosted by CSU art education students, is on display now in the CSU Library. The goal of the exhibition is to display art in a non-traditional format that makes art accessible to all students and/or community members.

Students in EDC 311 have planned and executed 2D and 3D lesson plans throughout the semester for their fellow classmates and the work you see is the result. As future educators, the art education students will teach the lessons to their future students.

In this "Art Attack" faculty, staff, and students may encounter random acts of art while searching for a book or by walking throughout the library.

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India Experience on Display at the Library

The India Experience, including authentic Indian artifacts and literature, is on display on the first floor of the Library through April.

The following India Experience lectures and field visits are free and open to the campus community (sponsored by the CSU Division of Institutional Diversity and India Scholar Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences).

Lectures
April 15 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Main Classroom 405
Engaged Learning - India Experience

April 21 (Monday) 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Chester Building 147
Reflections on India Culture by an American Anthropologist

April 21 (Monday) 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Chester Building 147
Science, Spirituality and Healing Across Cultures: Indian Context of an American Professor

April 29 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Main Classroom 405
South Asia Experience of a CSU Fulbright Scholar

Field Visits

April 23 (Wednesday) 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Visit to a Hindu Family Residence and Indian Lunch
RSVP and direction call Professor Nair at 216-687-4570

April 24 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Visit to Buddhist Community Center
Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist Women Group, 1541 East 38th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

For more information, contact Professor Murali Nair at 216-687-4570 or m.nair@csuohio.edu


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Dedication Ceremony to the Memory of Preston White

Join the Cleveland State University Library, Department of Health Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Thursday, April 17, 2008 for the Dedication Ceremony of the Adaptive Technology Lab to the Memory of Preston White.
The event will be held in Cleveland State University Library Rhodes Tower, Room 103 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served following the dedication ceremony.

Please respond to (216) 875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu by Monday, April 14, 2008

Preston White Memorial Fund information: http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/friends/preston.html

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Pictorial History of Women Philosophers on Display in the Library

"Busted!! A Pictorial History of Women Philosophers from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century" is on display in the Library through Friday, April 4. The production is by Mary Ellen Waithe, Professor of Philosophy. The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Women's Comprehensive Program.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Waithe at 216-687-9262.

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$800 grants available to CSU Faculty

Information Literacy is one of the basic skills of the GenEd08 curriculum and is an integral component of the capstone courses. The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Six grants of $800 will be awarded to full-time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction, especially in capstone courses.

Grant applications are due Friday, April 18 for development of courses for fall 2008.

An informational session for interested applicants will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Noon in RT 502.

To reserve a seat, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu

A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Information Literacy requires individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to engage students in the learning and research process.
Grant application information is available at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

Award Amount: $800 stipend (up to 6 grants will be awarded, no more than 1 per college for this grant period).

For further information and to submit the proposal, contact Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, RT 110a,k.dobda@csuohio.edu, Phone: 216-875-9738. An Information Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 2, 2008.

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A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock

A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock on April 15--presenting Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

Professor William Shorrock
Prof. William Shorrock
The Cleveland State University Friends of the Library and the History Department will host a Reading Circle in honor of the Dr. William Shorrock, who passed away on November 17, 2007 following a brief illness. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library, room 503. Refreshments will be served.

Two books that Dr. Shorrock valued have been chosen for the discussion: Suite Française a national bestselling fictional novel about the German occupation of France during WWII by Irène Némirovsky and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there by Philip Hallie. David Goldberg, Professor of History, and Michael Wells, Friends of the Library President and Associate Professor Urban Studies, and will present Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, respectively. Both books are available for check out in the Library and are also on sale at a discount at the CSU Bookstore.

The event is free and open to the public. The Library is located in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland. Parking is available in parking lot REC located on Chester Avenue, between East 24th and East 30th Streets.

A professor emeritus of history, Dr. Shorrock continued to teach part time after retiring from the University in 2005. During his 36 year tenure with CSU, he chaired the history department, and served as special assistant to the interim vice president for academic and student affairs, associate provost, and vice provost for academic affairs and faculty relations. Dr. Shorrock was an active member of the Retired Faculty Association and was the president of Cleveland State’s Friends of the Library.

Photo of book jacketDr. Shorrock's love of French literature, both historical and fictional, are reflected in Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed. Suite Française is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the author's death in Auschwitz. Holocaust victim Irène Némirovsky accomplished the daunting task of translating the unspeakable horror and chaos of war -- at the precise moment it was exploding all around her -- into luminous, coherent, and masterfully crafted fiction. Conceived by the author as two parts in a series, the stories of Suite Française were preserved by Némirovsky's daughters after the author was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. A literary treasure of enormous magnitude, these are powerful tales of grace and disgrace in the midst of crisis.

Photo of book jacketLest Innocent Blood be Shed is a story of courage and faith. During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.

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Common Reading Experience Continues

Book jacketCleveland State University Library will host the Common Reading Brown Bag Speaker Series on March 20, March 25, and April 3. The talks are based on the book chosen for this Common Reading pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.

If you know anyone affected by autism or that has a disability you'll want to attend the following presentations, which will be held from noon - 1:00 p.m. on the Library’s first floor, near RT 103. The talks are open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - "Autism and the Brain" will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Dean, Professor and Chairperson, BGES.

Book jacket for Amazing MeTuesday, March 25, 2008 - Discussing Libbi Chilia's new book Imagine... Amazing Me! will be Dr. Anthony Menendez, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and the author herself - Libbi Chilia, a CSU Graduate Student in Special Education. Find out how her book, inspired by her daughter who has a limb deficiency, will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. There will be a book signing after the presentation (books can be purchased after the presentation).

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - Dr. Colleen McMahon, Associate Professor, Psychology, will present "Friendships and Autism: A Look at the Social Lives of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Film Screenings
Film screenings on the topic of autism are also open to the campus community. All of the following screenings will be held in the Multimedia Viewing room, RT 325 from noon - 1:00 p.m. Descriptions of each film can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/events.html .

Thursday, March 6 - Autism: The Child Who Couldn't Play
Tuesday, March 18 - On the Spectrum: A Film
Thursday, March 27 - Autism
Tuesday, April 1 - Rain Man

For more information about these events, call 216-875-9734

For more information about the Common Learning Experience visit the website at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History, at 687-3935 or e.lehfeldt@csuohio.edu .

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Preston White Memorial Fund

Preston WhiteThe University Library in partnership with Health Sciences and CLASS has created a memorial fund in honor of Preston White. Preston, the Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center and the Adaptive Technology Lab, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2007. In addition to working in the Library, he was two-time alumnus; he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

The fund will be used annually for the following missions:
  • To purchase books that reflect Preston's interests in history, psychology, and recreation.
  • To support students with disabilities. This will include emergency loans, text books, tutoring or reading support, and technology for the Adaptive Technology Lab or for an individual student to support their educational pursuits.
  • To support information literacy.
To donate to this fund, make checks payable to the CSU Foundation. You must specify that the funds are to be deposited in the Friends of the CSU Library account in memory of Preston White.

Mail to
Cleveland State University
Department of Advancement Services
Mather Mansion 209
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2454

Your donations can also be made online or as part of this year's Faculty/Staff appeal using a one-time donation or payroll deduction. You must specify under "Library" that the donation is in memory of Preston White.

Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive a CSU Library commemorative mug: Postcards of Cleveland.

For more information, please contact Barbara Florjancic at (216) 875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu


Save the Date
There will be a dedication ceremony of the Adaptive Technology lab in memory of Preston White on Thursday, April 17 at noon, in RT 103. All are welcome to attend.

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Original and subversively funny - Friends of the Library book discussion

Image of bookjacketThursday, March 27, 2008
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, is back by popular demand to lead a Friends of the Library book discussion on a briskly original and subversively funny novella, The Uncommon Reader, by popular British writer Alan Bennett.

When Queen Elizabeth II in pursuit of her runaway puppy stumbles upon a mobile library, she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the dawn of her sensibility, mistaken for the onset of senility, plots are hatched by the prime minister and the queen's staff to dispatch Norman and discourage the queen's preoccupation with books. Ultimately, it is her own growing self-awareness that leads her away from reading toward writing, with astonishing results. Bennett has fun with the proper behavior and protocol at the palace, and the few instances of mild coarseness seem almost scandalous.

Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 216-875-9734.

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Study Abroad Information Sessions in the Library

Study Abroad Programs will have Information Sessions and open walk-in hours at the Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until the first week of May 2008.

A Study Abroad advisor will be available in the Study Abroad resource/display area on the east end of the first floor of the Library to answer questions about studying abroad or to provide general study abroad advising. Students already in the study abroad process can directly submit any forms/documents to the Study Abroad adviser.

Students who cannot attend a Study Abroad Information Session can contact studyabroad@csuohio.edu to inquire via email or to schedule an appointment to talk to a study abroad adviser.

View of Study Abroad display in the Library

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Update on Nature Online

The library's online subscription to Nature includes full text access from 1997 to the present, but does not include the full text of archives prior to 1997. However, there is a glitch in the publisher's system which currently allows access to the 1869 - 1949 Archive. CSU can subscribe to Nature's online archives for the following one-time costs:
  • 1869-1949 $42,486
  • 1950-1986 $49,162
  • 1987-1996 $21,284
Please remember that we also have Nature in print format from 2007 back to 1966 on the fourth floor of the library. In addition, most issues prior to 1966 can be requested from our depository.

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Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism: A Special Common Reading Event Open to all CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

Eight Griffins... by Seth Chwast
Eight Griffins Above the Rainforest in Costa Rica
by Seth Chwast
To kick-off the spring Cleveland State University Common Reading Experience, featured speaker Debra Chwast will give her inspirational story of the challenges and joys of raising her son, Seth, who was diagnosed with autism as a young child and later discovers his talent to create beautiful, large oil paintings. Her presentation titled "Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism" will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at noon on the first floor of Library, located in Rhodes Tower. (POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY 12 DUE TO BAD WEATHER)

The related painting exhibition titled "A Different Kind of Journey: The Paintings of Seth Chwast" will be on display on the first floor of the Library during the month of February.

The brown bag event is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

Seth Chwast, who was diagnosed with autism as a very young child, has lived for years in a world of roller coasters, haunted houses, and classical music. A dramatic change came at age 20, when he took an oil painting class at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Seth, who rarely speaks but has a high non-verbal IQ, began describing his world in his paintings. It turned out that he has an innate ability to mix colors and create amazing, large oil paintings. Seth's work was recently featured on NBC's Today show and his art has been displayed in several exhibitions in the Cleveland area and is in art collections both in the Cleveland area and nationally.

To learn more about Seth's work or to purchase prints, note cards, and t-shirts, visit his website at www.sethchwast.org .

For more information about brown bag event or the exhibit at CSU Library, call 216-875-9734.

More Common Reading Experience events, including future brown bag speakers and film screenings, can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html.

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New Friends of the Library President Named

Friends' President, Michael WellsDr. Michael Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Studies, has been named President of the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library. He will succeed Dr. William Shorrock, who served as president from April 2005 until his passing in November. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, anticipates that the Friends will continue to grow and offer exciting programs to the CSU community and beyond under Dr. Wells' leadership.

Wells started his career at Cleveland State in 1977 as an Assistant Director of Admissions. Since then he has been Assistant Dean of the Graduate College, Assistant/Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. He was Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he is currently an Associate Professor. At the state level, Wells chaired the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Locally he is on the board of trustees of the Cleveland Rotary Club and President of Support to At Risk Teens, a Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is the author of several single and multi authored articles. He looks forward to the Friends of the Library presidency.

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Display your published books in the Library

Photo of the Library Display Case

The Library invites faculty and staff to submit their published books for display in the Library. Currently, over 130 books written by Cleveland State University's faculty and staff are showcased in four secure oak display cases on the Library's first floor.

The display includes scholarly works from every discipline and includes such authors as David Forte, Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; Ralph Mawdsley, Professor, CASAL; Murali Nair, Professor and BSW Coordinator, Social Work; Bette Bonder, Dean, College of Science; Gregory Sadlek, Dean, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, William Bowen, Director, Ph.D. Program and Professor, Urban Studies; and Michael Schwartz, President.

Call 216-875-9734 today for information on how to add your book to the display.

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Honoring Preston White's Memory

Colleagues and friends of Preston White of the Library are invited to attend a gathering on Thursday, December 6 at noon in RT 503. Preston, Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly in October. Those in attendance will be asked to help determine how to best honor his memory.

Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator. He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

Preston will always be remembered for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

A two-time alumnus, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Through Students' Eyes - On Display in the Library

A view of some of the photos in the exhibit
The Through Students' Eyes photography exhibit is on display now at the CSU Library. The photos were taken by several students from Lincoln-West High School in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. These juniors and seniors snapped pictures with point-and-shoot cameras in the effort answer these questions: What purpose does school serve in your life? What pushes you away from school? What helps you achieve academically?

Each photo bears a caption such as "Teachers that Trust You", "The Glue in my Life", "Working Hard", and "People From Different Backgrounds Come Together", and each photo includes a short explanation of what the image means. Xidi Z. writes about his photo, Teachers That Trust You:
This is Tony "Fresh" Velez, and he is part of CCB (Cleveland City Breakers), a break dancing group, and he is also in drama club at Lincoln-West. The drama teacher lets him do his break dancing and plan all the dancing in school plays, even in the Christmas Carol play. Some teachers may not trust you enough to do that. But that's what keeps guys like him in school.
Don't miss this brief glimpse into the the live's of Cleveland's school children.

The Through Students' Eyes project was conceived by local educators and community activists:
  • James Harmon is a veteran city teacher who was laid off recently from Lincoln-West, and now helps train new teachers at Cleveland State University.
  • Kristien Marquez-Zenkov is a former teacher who directs an urban teaching program at Cleveland State University.
  • Piet Van Lier is a reporter, photographer, and associate editor at Catalyst Cleveland.
To view all the photos in the exhibit, visit www.throughstudentseyes.org and click on "galleries."

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In Memoriam

Preston White
Preston White

Preston H. White, coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly on October 23. He was 45 years old.

Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator.

He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

Preston was known for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSU in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History from CSU in December 2000.

Preston will be missed by library staff, family, and friends.

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Libraries Just Aren't What They Used to Be. They're BETTER! Find out why in this Faculty workshop.

Join us for a faculty workshop about what's new in the Library on Thursday, November 8, 2007 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in RT 502. In addition to all the traditional resources, the Library continues to improve by offering new and exciting services. Come find out how to do research while you sleep, check-out a book without leaving your home or office, keep track of all your Library materials in one place (even non-CSU materials), and much more. To reserve your seat, please call(216) 875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu. There will also be a light lunch and door prizes.

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EPIC/PEP Math Enhancement Activities and Tutoring Service returning to the Library

Starting Monday, October 22, 2007 the EPIC/PEP program will be in the Library, RT 402, offering a "tutoring/study group/homework help EPICenter" for students enrolled in MTH 167, MTH 168, MTH 181, and MTH 182. Assistance will be available on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EPIC/PEP is a program funded by the Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance out of the Ohio State University whose purpose is to increase the number of under-represented minorities (African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American) in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For more information, contact Carol Phillips-Bey, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Manager, EPIC/PEP program at c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu or (216)523-7151. Or visit the EPIC/PEP website at http://www.csuohio.edu/epic_pep/index.htm.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Image of bookjacket
Thursday, November 29, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Join Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, as he leads a book discussion about the provocative new book by Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Can we really live without junk food? Kingsolver describes how her family was changed by "deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." Barbara Kingsolver's first nonfiction narrative will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life is available for check out at the CSU Library.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 216-875-9734.

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19th Annual Scholars & Artists Reception

The campus community is invited to attend the 19th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Joanne Goodell, Professor of Teacher Education. She will discuss aspects of her own research and grant activities in a presentation titled "Reforming the Teaching of Mathematics and Science Education: A Personal Reflection."

During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Call 216-875-9734 or send an email to b.florjancic@csuohio.edu for details about submitting your works or for more information.

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Cleveland State University Library hosts Common Reading Experience activities

Cleveland State University kicked off the 2007 Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, October 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Dr. Bette Bonder, College of Science Dean, made a presentation titled "Understanding Autism," based on the book chosen for this year's pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.

Faculty, staff, and students are also welcome to attend these Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series:

Tuesday, November 6th, noon - 1:00 p.m.
Library first floor

Artistic Expressions By and About Persons with Autism
by Dr. Monica Gordon Pershey
Associate Professor & Program Director,
Speech and Hearing Program

Tuesday, November 13th, noon - 1:00 p.m.
Library first floor
Autism: Characteristics and Family Dynamics
by Dr. Anthony Menendez
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
And Elizabeth Turnage,
Undergraduate, Special Education
Cleveland State University

A list of film screenings, which are also open to the campus community, can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/events.html


Cleveland State University first year students enrolled in Introduction to University Life will join in this common reading experience with thousands of other American college students this fall. The goal of the common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom.
Library's display for the Common Reading Experience
Come in and see the Library's display for the Common Reading Experience.

A committee of faculty, librarians, and administrators chose The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on its relationship to issues and topics that cut across different disciplines (Special Education, Communication, Diversity, Psychology, Art, Mathematics, Science, Speech and Language, Social Work, etc.) as well as issues of individual and family experiences. Participation in this common reading experience is not limited to just the Introduction to University Life students. All members of the University community are encouraged to read the book and participate in activities including film screenings, brown bag faculty speakers series, and more. Also, visit the Common Reading Experience display on the Library's first floor, through October.

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History at 687-3935.

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Answers to the Lafayette Quiz

Congratulations to Brian Peebles who won a copy of David Clary's book, Adopted Son, by getting the most answers right on this Lafayette quiz!

ANSWERS:

1. How old were Washington & Lafayette when they first met ?
a) 45 & 19 years old

2. Where is Lafayette buried?
a) Next to his wife, Adrienne
b) Under dirt taken from the battle field at Bunker Hill
c) In a convent in Paris

3. What key did Lafayette give to his friend George Washington ?
d) The key to the Bastille

4. What does Lafayette have in common with Winston Churchill & Mother Teresa of Calcutta?
c) They were all awarded honorary American citizenship.

5. How many times did Lafayette visit America ?
a) 4

6. What was the name of the ship Lafayette purchased to sail to America on his first visit?
b) la Victoire


Flanked by Members of the Sons
of the American Revolution color guard are
Glenda Thornton,CSU Library Director;
Tama Engelking, Chair, Modern Languages Dept;
Marquis de Lafayette; Greg Sadlek, Dean, CLASS

7. What were the names of Lafayette's three children ?
a) Anastasie, Virginie, George Washington

8. How old was Lafayette when he became a millionaire ?

b) 13

9. How did Lafayette's father die :
a) He was wounded in a battle against the English

10. Who helped Lafayette compose << La Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen>>?
c) Thomas Jefferson

11. Who is credited with giving Lafayette the name "Hero of Two Worlds"?
b) Voltaire

12. The Iroquois Indians gave Lafayette the name "Kayewla." What does it mean?
a) Intrepid Horseman

13. Lafayette's family motto, "CUR NON" translates into English as:
c) Why not

14. Lafayette was captured & put in prison during the French Revolution by :
a) The Austrians

15. During the French Revolution, Lafayette was the head of
b) The French National Guard
c) A bourgeois militia formed to maintain order in the French capital

16. What event during the French Revolution contributed most to Lafayette's political downfall?
c) The massacre on the Champs-de-Mars in Paris

17. Who negotiated Lafayette's release from prison ?
a) Napoléon

18. Lafayette's influence played a key role in helping what king ascend the throne ?
a) Louis-Philippe

19. How did America commemorate the death of Lafayette ?
a) Congress asked the American people to dress in mourning clothes for 30 days.
b) Pres. Andrew Jackson ordered that the same military honors that were given to Washington at the time of his death be given to Lafayette.
c) The chambers of Congress were draped in black.

20. How many American presidents did Lafayette personally know & correspond with?
b)7

21. During his Triumphant Tour of the United States in 1824-25, how many states did Lafayette visit?
a) 24

22. Which American writer had extended stays with Lafayette, & even wrote some of his most famous works at his house?
a) James Fennimore Cooper

23. What was the name of the manor house where Lafayette lived from 1800 until his death ?
b) LaGrange

24. Which honors or titles did Lafayette refuse during his lifetime?
a) Gov. of Louisiana.
b) The Legion of Honor

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences & the CSU Library sponsored the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007) on Sept. 6.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion on acclaimed book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Book cover for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Thursday, September 27, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
Free and open to the community


Mr. Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion one of the most discussed, acclaimed, and debated novels in recent memory, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. Through the eyes of his nine-year-old protagonist, Foer has written what is acknowledged by many as the first great novel about September 11. The book is available for checkout at the Library.
Refreshments will be served.
Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Join the Festivities--Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Lafayette's birth

Bon anniversaire, Monsieur le Marquis!

The Marquis de Lafayette turns 250 on September 6th.

Join us in the library on Thursday, September 6th from noon to 1 :30 on the first floor of the Library to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007)
There will be:
  • Free birthday cake
  • An appearance by the Marquis himself
  • Representatives of the Sons of the American Revolution Color guard
  • A chance to win a new book about Lafayette by taking a quiz testing your knowledge of the Marquis
  • Free commemorative mementos honoring Lafayette and calling attention to the important Lafayette archive housed in the Cleveland State Library Special Collections
Lafayette, who was instrumental in helping us win our independence from the British, symbolizes more than 200-years of friendship between France and the U.S. The Marquis devoted his life to defending the cause of liberty in both the new world and in France, and this became the common foundation on which our two great nations are built.

Event sponsored by the Cleveland State University Library and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Celebrate Constitution Day

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY ~ MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events! Special events and activities to recognize the importance of the U.S. Constitution include:

ONLINE CONTEST
Students can win an iPod shuffle, a jump drive, a VikingCash Card valued at $50, one of 5 Café Ah-Roma gift cards valued at $10, or one of three $15 iTunes cards! Just visit www.ulib.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/, answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!
David F. Forte
David F. Forte

DISCUSSION
Monday, September 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
A presentation titled
"Homer Plessy and the Living Constitution"
Speaker: David F. Forte,
Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Introduction: Michael Schwartz,
President, Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University Library, 1st floor
Light Refreshments

DISPLAYS
Visit two Constitution Day displays this September. One is located on the 1st floor of the University Library, just west of the User Services desk and "The U.S. Constitution - Origins and Early Development," is located at the entrance area of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

FILMS AND BROADCASTS

Tuesday, September 18: 12:10 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. &
Thursday, September 20: 12:10 - 12:45 p.m.

Free screening of the film: "Mandate: The President and the People"
University Library's Viewing Room (RT 325)

Narrated by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, "Mandate" examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR.

Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.

On a television broadcast, General Colin Powell will lead the nationwide annual
traditional recitation of the Preamble to the United State
Constitution in the Library Connection
Lounge, located on the 1st floor of the Library (east side).

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Electronic Course Reserves--Fall Semester 2007

CSU Faculty--It is time once again to submit materials to be placed on the Library’s Electronic Course Reserve System (ECR) for the upcoming semester. To ensure that your course materials will be available to students by August 25th it is important to submit items as soon as possible. Now is not too soon! If items are submitted late, we cannot guarantee that they will be ready at the beginning of the semester.

If you would like any materials previously on Electronic Reserve to be reactivated for this Fall, please tell us now. Otherwise, all course materials from the previous semester, including books, must be removed from reserve in order to comply with Copyright Law. Any personal copies on reserve will be returned to you.

Because materials put up on ECR must meet federal guidelines for accessibility, it is important for you to provide good quality originals so that they can be scanned effectively. Please refer to the Library’s ECR Faculty Help Guide for further information.

In Summary

•Submit materials for reserve now so they will be up by August 25
•Submit good quality originals. Electronic files are welcomed
•See online help guide for more details
•Call Joanne cornelius at 687-6954 or email at j.cornelius@csuohio.edu if you have questions or to let her know if materials currently on reserve will be needed for Fall semester



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Fenn College Memorabilia on display now at the CSU Library

A view of the Fenn College displayFenn College photographs and memorabilia are now on display on the first floor of the Library through the end of June, 2007. Take a look back to the early days of Cleveland State University. Display items include a replica of the front portico of the Johnson house, Fanfare yearbooks, the swim team's warm up suit, and a wide range of photographs. The book titled Fenn College, part of Arcadia Publishing's Campus History Series, is also available for only $19.99. It may be purchased at the User Services desk located on the first floor of the Library or by downloading the order form .

The display is just a small sampling of Fenn College memorabilia. The Cleveland State University Archives, located on the 3rd floor of the Library, includes an exhibition area featuring displays of photographs and memorabilia from Fenn College. The archives' spacious exhibition area features two custom-designed wood display cabinets, one of which was donated by Pi Sigma Tau Alpha members. The cabinets house an exhibit of Pi Sigma Tau Alpha fraternity treasures and a wide range of Fenn College memorabilia. Fenn Alumni can now view artifacts and documents from their college days ranging from sports uniforms and beanies to yearbooks and banners. For more information about the Cleveland State University Archives, visit the CSU archives web site .

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Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues--A Cleveland Public Library Event

Get in on the conversation on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues, a FREE and open to the public collaborative effort between the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Public Art. The event will be held at the Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. In its third year, Spectrum has brought influential and innovative thinkers in art and popular culture to talk about their work, ideas and theories.

This program engages the diverse Cleveland community in two public conversations per year and is supported by the Cleveland Public Library's Lockwood Thompson Fund. The Spectrum 2007 series is Pen & Ink. Words and images have played a crucial role in storytelling and visual communication. Artists and writers continue to push in new directions while challenging the perceptions of high and low art, often with irreverence and commentary. The first dialogue will feature cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman, with host and moderator Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic for the New York Times.

Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy box and onto the literature shelves. He won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Maus and Maus II, the story of his parents' survival of the Nazi regime and lives later in America. His work has been published in many periodicals, including The New Yorker. In 2004 he completed In the Shadow of Now Towers.

Moderator Michael Kimmelman, educated at Yale and Harvard, is the author of several acclaimed books, most recently The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice-Versa. He has written and hosted various television shows about the arts and is also a pianist. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 216-621-5330 or e-mail contactus@clevelandpublicart.org by May 16. For more information, call 216-623-2869.

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Course Development Small Grants For Information Literacy--Winners Announced

The University Library received 13 applications for the 2007 Course Development Small Grants program designed to support faculty members in their efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments. As announced, only three grants were available for 2007 (with only one available per college). Once again, however, many of the proposals were outstanding. In addition to the three winning proposals, the Interim Dean of the Graduate College also chose to fund a proposal supporting the Graduate College's program. The following three individuals will be awarded $1,000 Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy by the Library for 2007.

- Petru S. Fodor, Physics (College of Science)
- Oksun Lee, Art Department (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
- Wenbing Zhao, Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

The College of Graduate Studies will also fund a Course Development Small Grant for Information Literacy. The recipient of this grant is:

- Paul Lin, Department of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)

Three other proposals were of such outstanding merit that the review panel encouraged the Library Director to acknowledge them with a partial award.

These individuals are:

- Ronald S. Beebe, Department of Curriculum and Foundations (College of Education and Human Services)
- Stephen Cory, History (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
- Monica Gordon Pershey, Health Sciences, (College of Science)

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Used books needed for the Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Library needs your gently used books, CDs, videos, vinyl albums, etc. for its ongoing book sale. The Friends accept and appreciate a few volumes or a whole collection - one donor gave the Friends more than 600 volumes of books and yet another donated more than 6,000 vinyl records. Some were retained by the Library for the collection and the others went directly to the book sale. Transportation for larger collections can be arranged. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. For information, contact Terri Greer at 216.687.2481.
The Friends of the Library is an independent organization whose purpose is to support the Library.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon to appear at Cleveland Public Library

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon will be the guest of Cleveland Public Library's Writers and Readers Series, Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue.
Chabon emerged on the literary scene with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was originally written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine and became a national bestseller. His second novel, Wonder Boys, about a frustrated novelist, also reached bestseller status and was made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Tobey McGuire. But it was his third novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which depicts an illustrator and writer in the comic book world of the 1930's and 40's, that won him fame and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, among other notable awards.
Among his novels, Chabon also has authored two collections of short stories including A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves in Their Youth. He's currently working on a new novel, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, a thriller set in an imaginary world inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt's short-lived plan during WWII to create a Jewish homeland in Alaska, rather than the Middle East.
Throughout his novels and short stories, divorce, fatherhood, and single parenthood became repeated themes, drawing upon his parents divorce when he was 11 years old. Chabon, born in Washington D.C., and raised in Columbia, Maryland, also draws on his Jewish heritage in his novels. His 2004 novella, The Final Solution, was awarded the 2005 Jewish Book Award. Chabon lives with his wife Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, in Berkley, California. For more information, call 216-623-2800.

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Careers in Aging Display in the Library April 9 - April 13

"Careers in Aging: A World of Opportunities"
Careers in Aging Week
April 8-14 2007

Logo for Careers in Aging Week
  • INFORMATION FAIR
    Hosted in the Orange Lounge in the University Center
    Monday, April 9 & Tuesday, April 10
    Hours are 11am - 1:30 pm

  • CAREERS IN AGING DISPLAY IN THE LIBRARY
    Week of April 9-13
    The University Library will host a unique display showcasing seven career tracks that students may enter in this diverse field. Material on career building and gerontology resource material will also be available. Students are welcome to take part in this display located on the east end of the first floor of the University Library.

  • FREE MOVIE SCREENING - Something's Gotta Give
    Hosted in the theater of Fenn Tower
    Wednesday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    The movie showcases the dating realities of Jack Nicholson's character, an older businessman while at the same time celebrating the strengths of older persons. Join us for some free popcorn and goodies.

    Come and enjoy the show.

For more information about Careers in Aging week go to http://sciences.csuohio.edu/gerontology

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Hindu and Culture and Dharmic Traditions Exhibit on display now at the Library

Photo of exhibitionThe Exhibition on Hindu and Culture and Dharmic Traditions is on display now at the Library. This exhibition is part of the India Experience display and offers a sample of the vast Hindu cultural heritage and the Dharmic traditions of India. There are 30 posters on various themes such as Temples, Ancient Roots and Architecture, Yoga and Ayurveda, Cosmic Rhythm, Divine Nature and more. This exhibit is part of a traveling exhibit and has been displayed in at least 8 state houses throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.hssus.org/content/view/144/108. The India Experience display can be viewed during regular Library hours through the month of April and is located on the first floor of the Library.

If you have questions regarding the exhibition please feel free to contact Dr. Sudesh Agrawal of the Hindu Education Foundation at agrawasl@sbcglobal.net or Dr. Murali Nair of Cleveland State University at m.nair@csuohio.edu

Dr. Agrawal and Dr. Nair will also be available in the exhibition area to answer questions about the exhibit
every Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. through the month of April.

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2nd Annual Local Authors Book Talk Featuring Sarah Willis

Author, Sarah WillisTuesday, April 24, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Critically-acclaimed author Sarah Willis will discuss her novels, Some Things that Stay, The Rehearsal, A Good Distance, and The Sound of Us. Ms. Willis will also do a book signing after the program. All four of her books will be available for purchase directly outside of RT 503 before and after her presentation. Her books are also on sale at the CSU Bookstore and available for check out at the CSU Library.

Sarah Willis' first novel, Some Things that Stay, was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction 2000, and was awarded The Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature 2000. Some Things that Stay was made into a movie which opened in Canada in October, 2004. Joanna Scott, of The New York Times writes, "Convincing . . . memorable . . . It would be easy to describe Sarah Willis's first novel as quiet, but I'm more inclined to call Some Things that Stay quietly defiant . . . Willis has created a feisty narrator-15-year-old Tamara Anderson, who asks herself tough questions about life and refuses to accept even the most serviceable answers."

Her second novel is The Rehearsal, an engaging drama about an egomaniacal director who has become dangerously out of touch with his family. The New York Times Book Review calls A Good Distance "an artfully defiant work of fiction that stubbornly hews to the unruliness of life..." and The Sound of Us gracefully explores the world of foster care through the eyes of 48-year-old Alice Marlowe, an interpreter for the deaf living a lonely life in Cleveland. Sarah also writes essays which can be found in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. She is busy now writing her fifth novel.


Sarah has taught creative writing classes at numerous writer's workshops and colleges, including Hiram college, John Carroll University, The Imagination Conference at CSU, The Columbus Writers Conference, The Writer's Center at Chautauqua, and the Maui Writer's Retreat. Sarah was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where she still lives.

Refreshments will be served at event.

To reserve a seat or for more information, email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu or call 216-875-9734.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion on the New York Times best seller MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH by Michael Chabon.

Bookcover from The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
Free and open to the community

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon. Set in industrial Pittsburgh in the mid-eighties, Michael Chabon's breakthrough coming-of-age novel chronicles the last summer of Art Bechstein's youth. Art meets the witty and beautiful Arthur Lecomte, who then introduces Art to the equally stunning Jane, her boyfriend, the legendary Cleveland, and worldly, exotic, and slightly eccentric Phlox. In the course of one summer, this band of colorful friends guides and thwarts Art in surprising ways as he confronts himself, his family, his sexuality, and the heartache of growing up.

About the author. Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was a national bestseller and was compared by critics to the best of Fitzgerald and Salinger. Upon publication of his second novel, Wonder Boys, he was hailed by The Washington Post Book World as "the young star of American letters." His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and in Gentlemen's Quarterly.

Copies of Mysteries of Pittsburgh are available for check out at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU bookstore.

Plan to attend this popular book discussion series. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.

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$1,000 Grants Available to CSU Faculty

The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to full time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments.

Grant applications are due on Friday, March 30, 2007 for
development of courses for fall 2007.

An informational session for interested applicants will be held
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Noon in RT 502.
TO RESERVE A SEAT CALL 875-9734 or EMAIL b.florjancic@csuohio.edu

A Light Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. With the increasing prevalence of online information, students demonstrate difficulty in ferreting out materials suitable for their course assignments and research papers. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to reflect current changes in information retrieval and use, with the goal of strengthening students' ability to locate, evaluate, understand, and effectively use information resources.

Grant application information is available at
http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2007. For further information contact: Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, k.dobda@csuohio.edu, phone: (216) 875-9738, fax: (216) 687-9380.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-15 10:34:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Praying Grounds Exhibit in the Library

Photo of the exhibit
An exhibit containing materials from "Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities, A Documentary and Oral History Project" is on view during the month of February, as part of the University Library's observance of African American History Month. The first floor exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, record albums, concert program booklets, memorabilia, and other materials from the growing "Praying Grounds" archives.

Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and founder of the "Praying Grounds" initiative, worked with library staff members to prepare the exhibit. Dr. Williams will also be the featured speaker for "Piano Praise," a complementary program on African American Sacred Music. This program will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Library Special Collections, on the third floor of the University Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, and admission is free and open to the public.

Additional information on the "Praying Grounds" initiative is available at http://www.clevelandmemory.org/pray. For more information on the February activities, please call Dr. Williams at (216) 523-7182.

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The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette--A Friends of the Library Event

To honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Marquis de Lafayette, Tama Engelking, Associate Professor of French at Cleveland State University will speak on "The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette." Professor Engelking's presentation will be based on the personal correspondence between the Marquis, his wife Adrienne, and some of the other women in his life.
Wednesday, February 21
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, room 503

This event is free and open to the community.
Call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

Information about the Lafayette Microfilm Collection, including "The Story Behind CSU's Lafayette Collection OR: How a French Aristocrat Brought Two 'Ohio Sons' together," by Tama Engelking, can be found at the Library's Lafayette website.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-01 13:22:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Library Survey Winners

The Cleveland State University would like to thank those CSU Faculty members who participated in the nationwide survey on faculty use of digital resources and search strategies on the topics of teaching and professional development. Faculty input will help the Library determine how to provide materials to support research and teaching in the most effective manner.

The winner of the grand prize, an iPod Nano, was William Lundstrom, Marketing Department. Claire Powell of Teacher Education and Tanya Browne, Counseling Center both won a jump drive, and Edward Haymes, Modern Languages; Dan Horton, Economics; Chris Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Sanda Kaufman, Urban Studies; and Rob Ferguson, Teacher Education all won a Viking Cash card valued at $20. Congratulations to all the winners. Prizes provided by the Cleveland State University Friends of the Library.

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