Walsh Gallery Current Exhibition: Strange Attractors

Walsh Gallery presents Strange Attractors, on view from
Monday, January 14 – Friday, March 8, 2019

Strange Attractors Postcard Front

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

The exhibition features a variety of artists and scientists making art informed by scientific principles. The show is an offshoot of the virtual symposium, “Strange Attractors,” which Taney Roniger organized in 2017 in collaboration with New York’s C.U.E. Art Foundation. The exhibition builds upon the questions and concepts stemming from the symposium on the current state of relations between art and science, and the growing trend towards collaboration between practitioners of these disciplines.

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Phishing Email Warning

#SHU_Libraries is warning all our patrons that over the break you may have received a “phishing” email supposedly from the library, stating that your library account will expire soon. This is a scam email —do not respond to it or reset your password from this email.

The Library will never ask for your password.

If you received this email report it to IT using the instructions below:

If you are accessing your SHU email through PirateNet:

– Highlight the email in question
– Go to the menu ribbon and select the drop down next to ‘junk’ and then select ‘phishing’.

If you are accessing your SHU email through the Outlook Client:

– Open the email
– Within the email select the ‘ report phishing ‘ link in blue on the upper left of the email.

You can also forwarding the email to phising@shu.edu.

If you did respond to the email, please reset your password.

The Library will never ask for your password.

Here’s what the email looks like:  Copy of Scam Email

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Remembering Monsignor Francis R. Seymour, KHS (1937-2018)

Monsignor Francis R. Seymour, KHS
Monsignor Francis R. Seymour, KHS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Monsignor Francis R. Seymour, KHS who served for many years as the first Archivist for the Archdiocese of Newark when he was named to this position in 1969.  He was also a founding member of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission in 1976 and became Chair of this organization in 2009.  The contributions Monsignor Seymour made to the Monsignor William Noe’ Field Archives & Special Collections Center were many and memorable.  Counted among his most important and lasting works include his careful organization of research files related to the priest community, collecting of important documentation from autographed photographs to memorial cards to parish histories and many other items and objects related to the story of Catholic New Jersey.

It was also in the personal sharing of his knowledge and recollections where he really brought history to life. His memory for details was remarkable and brought both enthusiasm and a gentle touch to his interactions with the many people he touched during the course of his life. On a personal level, Monsignor Seymour will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by the many individuals who and had the privilege to learn from his example and had the privilege to call him a colleague and friend.

Among those associated who treasure his kindness are Tiffany Burns, Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries who remembers “My first job on the SHU campus was as an employee with the Archdiocese of Newark. Monsignor Seymour hired me to process sacramental requests in Archives and Special Collections twice a week. During my time in the Archives my brother passed away suddenly. It was Monsignor who most comforted me with words of kindness and his gentle explanation of the Church’s teaching during the saddest days of my life. I always felt that when Monsignor Seymour entered the room he brought the Lord with him.”

Sarah Ponichtera, Assistant Dean of Special Collections and the Gallery, adds, “Monsignor Seymour was a font of knowledge about the history of the Archdiocese. He knew off the top of his head what would take an average researcher days to track down. His passing is an enormous loss for historians of the university, the Archdiocese, and the region.”

Monsignor Seymour with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, c. 1981
Monsignor Seymour with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, c. 1981

More information about the life and accomplishments of Monsignor Seymour can be found via the official announcement issued by the Archdiocese of Newark.

Alan Delozier, University Archivist

Walsh Gallery Hosts China Federation of Literary and Art Circles

#SHU_Libraries Walsh Gallery Hosts China Federation of Literary and Art Circles

The China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, organized by Tri-Way International Group of Falls Church, VA, recently toured the Walsh Galleries for the purpose of familiarizing themselves with community-based galleries supported by the government. (The Walsh Gallery receives re-grants of federal monies at the county and state levels, while Seton Hall University receives federal funding overall.) Greg Stevens, chair of the Museum Professions graduate program, and Jeanne Brasile, director of the Walsh Gallery and an adjunct professor in the Museum Professions program, led the delegation on a guided tour of current exhibitions and delivered presentations on, among other topics, the changing roles of museums and curators.

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China Federation of Literary and Art Circles

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Walsh Gallery Presents the Opening of Two New Exhibits on November 8

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibits: “Tom McGlynn: Standards,” a new series of paintings comprised of permutations of shape, color and the interplay of these elements, and “Gas Stop: Culture,” black and white photographs by renowned photographer, David Freund.

The opening reception for these exhibits will take place from
5- 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 in the Walsh Gallery.

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SHU_Libraries Participates in The Lovelette Interdisciplinary Series

Seton Hall University is launching The Lovelette Interdisciplinary Series. Running throughout the academic year, the series invites faculty, staff and students to participate in University-wide discussions inspired by the Papal Encyclicals, Pastoral Letters, and the concept of Water.

#SHU_Libraries will be taking part in the Series on  Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 3 p.m., Bethany Hall, Section A  with Professors Katie Wissel and Alan Delozier’s Reflection on the encyclical Rerum novarum (1891).

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ICPSR Data Fair October 3-5, 2018

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the ICPSR Data Fair at #SHU_Libraries!

When: October 3-5, 2018
Where: 2nd Floor, Walsh Library
To Register: http://shu.libsurveys.com/Events-RSVP

ICPSR is the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research housed at the University of Michigan. Attend one of the sessions below to learn how to search for datasets in all disciplines or how to archive research data. These programs will enhance student and faculty research data management skills.


Wednesday, October 3

ICPSR in the Liberal Arts Context – Making the Most of ICPSR at a BA Institution

1 – 1:50 p.m  – Location: Dean’s Conference Room

Faculty and librarians from liberal arts institutions (focus on undergraduate education) will talk about how ICPSR is used on their campuses – including some tips for working with faculty across different disciplines. Presenters: Julio Rivera & Carol Sabbar (Carthage College), Paula Lackie (Carleton College).


Thursday, October 4

Restricted Data: Depositing, Accessing and Sharing

12 – 12:50 p.m.  Location: Dean’s Conference Room

Learn about accessing restricted use data at ICPSR. The program will define “restricted-use data” and then dive into the deposit process, how to determine if you need restricted-use data, the process for applying to use for restricted-use data.


 “I’ve got these data, where do I put them?” – A Look at Deposit Options

1 – 1:50 p.m.  Location: Dean’s Conference Room

A look at all of your options for depositing data with ICPSR from self-deposit through full curation. A walk-through of the deposit process will be included.


ICPSR Data Depositors Tell All! (a Q&A session)

2 – 2:50 p.m. Location: Common Area

Recent depositors will talk about sharing their data with ICPSR, why they chose the institute, and the benefits they have received from their decisions. Presenters include Roland Kushner (Business) Muhlenberg College, and Sook-Lei Liew, (Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy) USC .


Friday, October 5

From Asking Questions to Sharing Data: A Look at Ethics in Social Research

1 – 1:50 p.m. Location: Dean’s Conference Room

The attention on data sharing has focused ethics discussions on the informed consent process, but collecting, sharing, and reusing data involve a series of ethical considerations. This session will focus on the ways decisions about sampling, question wording, and even analyzing data can have ethical implications.


Can’t make it? You can also register directly with ICPSR (no cost) to join any of these webinars (and more) at bit.ly/ICPSRDataFair

Questions? Email katie.wissel@shu.edu