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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Paige Palmer, Cleveland's “First Lady of Fitness”

Paige Palmer and Ed Allen

Cleveland television personality and pioneering exercise diva Paige Palmer passed away on Saturday, November 21st at the age of 93.

She is best remembered for her one-hour television program that ran five days a week on WEWS Channel 5 from 1948 until 1973. According to, her show was the "very first televised exercise and fitness program for women anywhere in the country."

Read her obituary from the Plain Dealer or see more photos of her from Cleveland Memory.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 15:41:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 13:58:33. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

EBSCO Databases & RefWorks Are Now Customized to Accommodate Your Cell Phone or PDA

Cell phone

As more and more people start using their iPhones, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices to search the Internet, many Web services are customizing their interfaces to accommodate them. EBSCOhost and RefWorks are no exception.

The EBSCOhost databases you have learned to depend on for your research are now also available via ESBCOhost Mobile. EBSCOhost Mobile offers many of the same features as the non-mobile version of EBSCOhost but the interface has been optimized for use on a mobile device with a smaller screen. Your device must have javascript enabled in order to use EBSCOhost Mobile and users of BlackBerry devices require special instructions.

Screen shot of link to mobile devices

Similarly, RefMobile allows you access to your RefWorks account. When logging in to RefMobile, you will need to use the subscriber code that was supplied to you via email after you registered for your individual account. If you no longer have that code, please call Reference Services at (216) 687-5300.Go to Working with RefMobile for more details.

The Michael Schwartz Library is happy to provide these new services for mobile devices, and, for your convenience, have created one place where you can link to them and other such services as they become available. We have expanded our "Off-Campus Access" page to "Off-Campus Access & Mobile Devices." A link to this page appears in the green navigation bar at the right of all Michael Schwartz Library Web pages.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-19 14:25:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Honor CSU President Emeritus Michael Schwartz as Well as Nearly 80 Faculty, Emeriti, and Staff

Dr. Michael Schwartz and portrait

The campus community was invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception on November 12, 2009 where former Cleveland State University president Dr. Michael Schwartz was the guest of honor. The annual event, sponsored by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, celebrates the creativity of CSU faculty, emeriti and staff for their recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works. This year, almost 80 honorees were represented by 173 submissions of work.

The highlight of the well-attended event was the honored guest himself, Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus of Cleveland State University. This event was in celebration of the University Library's recent name change to the the Michael Schwartz Library and to recognize Dr. Schwartz's long support of the Library as the "heart of the University."

Renderings of signage to come in the library

Attendees to the reception were treated to a peek at the portrait of Dr. Schwartz by Rob Hartshorn, which will hang at a place of honor within the library, as well as a rendering of how the new sign for the Michael Schwartz Library will appear once it is installed across the top of the library doors in the lobby of Rhodes Tower.

During the event, Tony Bakale, President of the CSU Alumni Association, presented Dr. Schwartz with a gift, a painting by CSU Alumna Gail Laba, Class of '85 depicting the CSU campus. Other speakers included Mary Jane Saunders, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Wells, President of the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, and Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library. The reception was sponsored by Cleveland State University Advancement.

Tony Bakale unveils the gift
Dr. Schwartz with Family

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-19 07:32:14. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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 or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-13 16:25:37. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland" Offers a Glimpse at Some of Cleveland's More Sensationalized Murders

Inspecting remains of torso murder victim
Inspecting remains of torso murder victim.

Perhaps it is not one of the most pleasant topics, but recent events have put murder in Cleveland into the news. Those interested in learning more about two of Cleveland's more sensationalized murders, the Torso Murders and the Sheppard Murder Case, can find photos and information about them in Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland".

The perpetrator of the Kingsbury Run "Torso Murders" took the lives of 12 victims between September 1935 and August 1938 and was never found, but the murders stopped after Cleveland Safety Director, Eliot Ness, and 63 men burned down the Kingsbury Run shantytowns. A film about these murders and Eliot Ness' involvement in the investigation is to be the subject of a film, "Ness", which is currently in development and is to be directed by William Fincher who covered similar subject matter in his films "Se7ven" and "Zodiac".

The murder of Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954 and the subsequent trials of her husband, Samuel Sheppard, for the murder sparked a media frenzy at the time and later inspired a television series, The Fugitive, and a feature film of the same name.

Find out more about these sad and gruesome chapters of Cleveland's history in Crime Scene, Cleveland.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-05 11:44:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Veteran's Day Hours

The Michael Schwartz Library will be OPEN from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009. For complete Library hours, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-05 10:08:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-03 14:10:57. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Science and Technology.

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