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UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration

K'inal Winik Cultural Center, University Library, Poetry Center, and Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations co-sponsors

The CSU community and the Greater Cleveland community is invited to attend the UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration at Cleveland State University Library.

The first event, Poetry in Translation, will be held in the Library's 3rd Floor Special Collections room from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Karen Kovacik, Director of Creative Writing, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, and alumna, Cleveland State University English Department is the keynote speaker who will present 'Casting Violets into a Crucible': The Art of Translating Three Contemporary Polish Women Poets.

Dr. Kovacik provides insights into the delicate, often treacherous process of bringing a poem from one language into another. She will read a selection of poems in English translation by three Polish women poets with whom she worked during her sabbatical year on a Fulbright Research Grant to Warsaw. A reception will follow the lecture.

Want to learn more about poetry? Register now for the World Poetry Workshops, which will be held in Rhodes Tower, room 401 from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Enjoy the panel discussion, World Poetry: An Introduction to Diverse Cultures and Poetic Forms, from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The panelists are Karen Kovacik (IUPUI), Robert Miltner (KSU), Joanne Cornelius (CSU), Guofang Yuan (CSU). Following from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. are the poetry workshops:

  • Responding to the Poetry of Eastern Europe: Karen Kovacik

  • Ghazal, an Ancient Persian Formal Poem: Robert Miltner

  • The Beat Poets and d.a. levy: Joanne Cornelius

  • Ancient and Modern Chinese Poetry: Guofang Yuan


Free Poetry Workshops
Registration Required
contact kinalwinik@csuohio.edu, 216-687-4797
http://www.csuohio.edu/kinalwinik; fax 216-687-4650

Events are free and open to the public. They take place at the Cleveland State University Library in Rhodes Tower, located at 1822 East 22nd Street.

Parking: Metered street parking or handicapped-accessible parking in Visitor Lots ($5) at University Center (off E. 22nd St.) and Lot A (south side of Euclid near E. 24th St.)

Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-14 11:59:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

University Archives has a new home

Formerly located inside Special Collections, the Cleveland State University and Fenn College Archives has moved to its new location in Rhodes Tower 319. The CSU Archives serves as the repository for the University's permanent records and also maintains copies of publications by CSU and its predecessor, Fenn College. This new area includes an exhibition area and state-of-the-art archival storage.

For more information about Archives, visit: University Archives

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:39:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

University System of Ohio Offers Textbook Discounts

Through a partnership with CourseSmart, a provider of electronic textbooks from the six largest commercial publishers in the United States, the University System of Ohio will offer half or more off the print price of the majority of active textbooks from these publishers to students enrolled in public and private colleges and universities and adult learning programs.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 09:10:47. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Unpuzzling Your Past: A Closer Look at the Genealogy Resources at Cleveland Public Library

A literature table with free Genealogy Research Guides and family tree charts accompanies the exhibit. Exhibit also features a continuous showing of Henry Louis Gates' 4-hour genealogy documentary African American Lives.
When: Monday-Saturday, 9-6; Sundays, 1-5 (Closed Sundays May 28-September 3), through September 20, 2006.
Location: Main Library Building, Second Floor Corridor. For more information, click here.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-09 08:35:23. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Unveiling of Michael Naranjo's bronze sculpture "Eagle Man" and reception honoring Trevor and Jennie Jones

Eagle Man
Eagle Man
Michael Naranjo
The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees, President Michael Schwartz, and the Library will hold the official unveiling of "Eagle Man," an original bronze sculpture created by the renowned artist, Michael Naranjo. The event will include a reception in honor of the donors, Trevor and Jennie Jones. It will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Library, located at 1860 East 22nd Street. All members of the University community and the public are invited to attend.
Trevor & Jennie Jones
Trevor & Jennie Jones


Michael Naranjo, a Tewa Indian of the Santa Clara Pueblo, lost his sight in Vietnam, but he did not lose his dream of becoming a sculptor. His works are diverse in theme, fluid in their movement, each telling a story all its own. Michael's pieces are included in the collections of The Vatican, The White House, and The Heard Museum. Robert Thurmer, Director of the Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, will discuss the artist and his work during the program.

Parking is available at the corner of Chester Avenue & East 24th Street. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-06 13:22:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-07 15:47:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-01 13:10:21. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Science and Technology.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-25 16:09:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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