Books by or about Cardinal Newman in honor of his beatification

Books by or about Cardinal Newman in honor of his beatification


John Henry, Cardinal Newman. (1801 – 1890)

on Sunday, September  19th, 2010, during the Pope’s visit to Birmingham, England. We hope that you will find these books by or about Cardinal Newman  interesting & educational as well as enjoyable!

Newman was the great 19th century preacher and author of “The Idea of a University” and other classic works. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845. His 1865 Apologia pro vita sua was a defense of his conversion.

Minute Meditations from Cardinal Newman

Books will be on display near the Circulation Desk from September 17th, 2010 – September 24th, 2010


The Walsh Gallery Presents

“Larry Ross – From Here to Here – acrylic on artboard – 2010” – courtesy of the artist

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of contemporary art in collaboration with the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture. Exhibiting artists were inspired by an essay written by Dr. Dermot Quinn, in which he ponders the ramifications of global culture. Quinn’s essay reflects upon G.K. Chesterton’s seminal essay, “The Outline of Insanity” which although published in 1926, accurately predicts the effects of cultural and political homogeny. Curators, Tony Capparelli and Jeanne Brasile were motivated to produce the exhibition due to the timely subject matter that ponders the thought that “oneness” denies the beauty and glory of diversity in an increasingly homogenous world.

Participating artists include: Shannon Bellum, Ellen Denuto, Billy Friebele, Kathleen Gerard, Allan Gorman, Max Heller, So Yoon Lym, Tony Murray, Mary Ann Reilly, Ryan Roa, Larry Ross, Joan Sonnenfeld, Bill Westheimer and Heidi Younger. The artists were selected through an open call process and juried by the curators, Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. and Director of the Chesterton Institute, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois and Dermot Quinn, Ph.D, Professor of History at Seton Hall University. The jury panel aimed to present a balance of themes and media in the exhibition. A symposium will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 2pm in the Walsh Gallery. Speakers include Father Ian Boyd, who is also Editor of the Chesterton Review and Dr. Dermot Quinn. All events are free and open to the public.

News from Archives & Special Collections

*  The first set of cataloged books from the recently acquired John Concannon Irish Collection are available for research request via the Archives & Special Collections Center.  Mr. Concannon previously served as the National Historian for the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines including the Irish Echo, Newsweek and others.  More information on individual titles is available via our catalog, SetonCat.

*  The New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission which is headquartered in the Archives & Special Collections Center has a new Facebook page for view and posting of ideas related to Church History in the Garden State.

*  Updates have been made to the display cases in the hallway adjacent to the Walsh Gymnasium within the Seton Hall Recreation Center which features historical memorabilia, images and text from the Archives & Special Collections.  These exhibits can be viewed during operational hours for the Recreation Center located across from Walsh Library.

*  Starting Tuesday, September 7th, the Archives & Special Collections Center will go back to its traditional semester hours of operation:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.  We welcome the chance to help you with your research projects throughout the fall semester and beyond.

For further information see:

New Library hours

Fall 2010 Library hours

August 30 – December 5, 2010

Regular Library Hours:

Sunday ……………………………………3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Monday to Friday ……………………7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday ……………………….………..9:00 am to  5:00 pm

The University Library is closed on:

September 6 for Labor Day
November 25 to 27 for Thanksgiving Recess

*Library hours subject to change.
July 1, 2010

The Walsh Gallery Presents “Tracy Heneberger – Animal Plant Mineral"

Exhibition: 6/7 – 7/22/2010 | Opening Reception:  6/10, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University is hosting a solo exhibition highlighting wall sculpture by artist Tracy Heneberger.  The show is a survey of three-dimensional art created by the artist over the past twelve years in various media including; bronze, wood, aluminum, stone and organic materials such as fish.  Heneberger often uses iterations of materials that organize smaller parts into a well-ordered whole of line, pattern, color and shape.  By combining natural elements in rhythmic ways, the end result is at once rich in detail, and yet elegantly simple.

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