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Friday, September 28th, 2018

Annual Octavofest Celebration -- October 2018

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Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2018! Events will highlight Books and Paper in Global Perspective. Keynote guests James Canary from Indiana University and Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá from Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar will present on topics ranging from conservation of ancient Tibetan manuscripts to contemporary uses of Maya hieroglyphic writing.

Below are this year's Octavofest events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:

  • WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members
    October 2, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Berkman Hall/Main Classroom, Atrium
    Free and open to the public
    WatchArt! Contemporary book artists work in public; emphasis on book forms from non-Western cultures; audience participation and takeaways. Art Books Cleveland.
  • Exhibit: ABC at 10 Years: A Retrospective
    Through October 6, 2018
    The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    Free and open to the public.
  • Exhibit: Text and Textile Art in Mayan Culture
    October 1- November 30, 2018
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor
    An exhibit curated by Fulbright Scholar and Cleveland State Professor Emerita, Laura Martin, PhD, from her personal collection. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library Hours.

See the full schedule of events across Northeast Ohio.
Find out more about Octavofest.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Celebrating the Ecological Resources and Culture of Cuyahoga County: 2018-2019 Speaker Series

Sustainability Presentations

A collaboration between the Michael Schwartz Library and the CSU Office of Sustainability will bring researchers and local practitioners together to talk about sustainability efforts and innovations.

Academic Year 2018-2019 Schedule:

  • Sustainability in Business: Measuring Progress and Changing Culture
    Speakers: Vickie Gallagher, Associate Professor, College of Business and Tracy Porter, Assistant Professor, College of Business
    October 25, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • The Value of Water: Water Resources in Cuyahoga County
    Speakers: Wendy Kellogg, Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Studies and Bryan Stubbs, Cleveland Water Alliance
    November 13, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Invasive Plants and Ecological Restoration
    Speakers: Emily Rauschert, Assistant Professor, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences Departments and Jenn Hillmer, Invasive Plant Coordinator, Cleveland Metroparks
    February 26, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Rhodes Tower, room 502
  • Sustainability in Action at NASA: Policy, Science and Engineering at Work
    Speakers: Walt Kocher, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    April 23, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Washkewicz Hall 405

The speaker series is presented in support of the 2019 Sustainable Cleveland initiative, a ten-year effort to engage the Cleveland community in building a resilient, forward-thinking city. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the year the Cuyahoga River caught fire which subsequently sparked the modern environmental movement.

All speaker presentations are open to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

>>For more information, contact Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian.

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Digital CSU "Meet and Greet"

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The Digital CSU Working Group will host a "Meet and Greet" Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 11:30 am - 12:20 pm in the the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 502.

At this event, we plan to (re)introduce Digital CSU, share information about upcoming events, and provide an activity for attendees to discuss the digital interests/projects. We will also have information pertaining to the Digital Student Showcase that will take place during the fall and spring semesters. Light refreshments will be served. Join us!

Digital CSU is a low-stakes environment to learn about digital methods in research & teaching across disciplines and colleges at Cleveland State University. It convenes once a month during the academic year.

For more information about Digital CSU, including the monthly meeting schedule, visit

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