Current Exhibits in the Archives & Special Collections Center

Seton Hall University Libraries Archives & Special Collections Center is hosting a pair of exhibits currently on view:

The first is The Newark Uprising of 1967:

This period of civil unrest (between July 12 and July 17, 1967) was a protest by African-American residents in response to various discriminatory practices.  The causes associated with this event can be traced back through a long history of uneasy relations between lawmakers, law enforcement, and local citizens. Click here for more information.

The second is Women of Setonia 1937:

This year marks the 80th anniversary since women first attended lectures or taught courses at Seton Hall.  These trailblazers were part of the now defunct Urban Division established by then College President Monsignor James F. Kelley who provided a more inclusive educational experience for all qualified applicants. Click here for more information.

Seminar on Teaching Chinese Vocabulary

#SHU_Libraries and the Library Chinese Corner are pleased to announce that Prof. Siben Chen (China Southwest Jiaotong University) our Visiting Scholar of Asian Studies at SHU, will be presenting a seminar:

Chinese As A Second Language:
Teaching Vocabulary From a Country-Specific Perspective

When: Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30p-7:30p
Where: Walsh Library, Common Room

All are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact:
Dr. Xue-Ming Bao, Electronic Resources Librarian
973-489-5888 | Xue-Ming.Bao@shu.edu

 

 

Seton Hall University Libraries Launches Speaker’s Series “Critical Issues in Information and Education”

Please join us as we welcome guest speakers John Berry III (Editor-at-Large for Library Journal), and Seton Hall University professor Dr. Christopher Tienken for a lively discussion (with Q&A) on the topic of information and misinformation.

When: Wednesday, March 29th at noon-1:15PM.
Where: Seton Hall University Libraries – Walsh Library, 2nd floor Common Area
Please RSVP to: Franceska.Osmann@shu.edu

During John Berry’s more than fifty years with Library Journal where he was Editor-in-Chief, he authored over 700 publications and maintained an active role in the American Library Association, spearheading many socially aware initiatives. He is a recipient of the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to librarianship.

Dr. Christopher Tienken has authored over 80 publications. His research interests include school reform issues such as standardization, the influence of curriculum quality on student outcomes, and the construct validity of high-stakes standardized tests as decision-making tools. He was was named the 2014 College of Education and Human Services Researcher of the Year, and was invited to be a member of the Professors of Curriculum organization in 2015.

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Current Walsh Gallery Exhibition: “Learning To Fly”

Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery presents Learning to Fly: A Celebration of Flight and Exploration. The exhibition commemorates several major anniversaries occurring in 2017, including the 80th anniversary of both Amelia Earhart’s disappearance and the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 as well as the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Sputnik satellite by the Soviet Union in 1957.

Using both historical objects and contemporary art, “Learning to Fly” will examine major themes within aviation history including flight as innovation, power, competition, and entertainment while also exploring New Jersey’s impact on aviation history using these landmark events. Artifacts from the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, Newark Public Library, and the University’s Archives will be featured in the show alongside artwork by Ellie Irons, Dan Phiffer, Greg Leshé, Winifred McNeill, Timothy Pickerell, Chad Stayrook, Lizzy Storm, and Sara Sun.

Curators Derek Butler and Kathlene Williams invite visitors to examine the tremendous role that flight has played in society over the last century.

The Exhibition runs January 17–March 10, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month with Kanopy Films

To celebrate Black History month, Kanopy–our on-demand streaming video service–is highlighting a selection of independent films, featuring the stories of extraordinary African American musicians whose talent has shaped today’s music industry. The list of films can be found here.

Kanopy’s entire Black History Month collection of over 300 films is now available to watch here.

Seton Hall University Libraries is pleased to provide Kanopy exclusively to Seton Hall University students, faculty, and staff.

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