Category Archives: book exhibits

Exhibit: Seeing Is Believing; Animalcules, Arteries & Asteroids,1500-2012

The exhibit by Marisa Colabuono (PhD candidate in English) is the latest in a series of exhibits at Posner Center, which are curated by interns funded by the Posner Fine Arts Foundation. Exhibit flyer. Posner Center is open 1-4 pm Monday-Friday.

Seeing Is Believing features images that illustrate scientific bodies: human, celestial, and microscopic bodies. The project questions the relationships between seeing and knowing, wonder and curiosity, and audience experiences over time as they confront incredible images across a range of media. Highlights of the exhibit are Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, Johannes Hevelius’ Selenographia and Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. — Marisa Colabuono


Book Display: Diversity in American Politics

Check it out! Hunt Library, Reference, 1st floor. Red state… Blue state… Opinion… Ideology… Debate… Ethics… Democrat… Republican… Independent… Education… Taxes… Economics… Immigration… Family values… Health care… Free speech… Gun control… Religion… Poverty… War…  Abortion… Foreign policy… Environment… Constitution… Drugs… Dissent… Terrorism…  When controversial topics are brought up in political settings today, rabid debate and uncompromising opinions often ensue, causing many Americans to see the country as divided and at an impasse.  See what the library has to offer on everything from the politicians who run for office to the facts and opinions about modern hot-button issues. Prepared by Leah Zande for the University Libraries Diversity Committee.

Book Display: International Women’s History Month

Suffragettes, flappers, activists, artists, riot-grrls – celebrate International Women’s History Month! Hunt Library’s display across from the Reference desk features biographies of Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, and Frida Kahlo; Kathrine Switzer, the woman who opened the Boston Marathon to women; Margaret Sanger, advocate for women’s access to birth control; Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier; and Babe Didrikson Zaharias, all-around super-athlete. Also included are books on the feminist movement in India, China, Japan, Sudan, England, France, and much more. Check it out!

Book Display: African American History

Celebrate the achievements and legacies of African Americans in politics, literature, art, architecture, athletics, music, and more. Book display in Hunt Library, first floor, across from the reference desk.  Courtesy of the University Libraries’ Diversity Committee.

Dickens Day!

Even Google celebrated 200th birthday of Charles Dickens on February 7, 2012. In honor of Dickens Day, the Libraries created a small book display at the Hunt Reference Desk. We are also offering a handout listing Dickens items in special collections. Concurrently, Mary Kay Johnsen has prepared an exhibit of Dickens books in the Fine & Rare Book Room on the 4th floor of Hunt Library. Many thanks to Mary Kay as well as Roye Werner, Ethan Pullman, Andrea Cohen, Cindy Carroll and Jean Alexander for pulling this tribute  together.

Book Display: Celebrating Our Differences

Take a moment to reflect on the differences that make a vibrant community. Hunt Library, first floor, across from the reference desk.  Courtesy of the University Libraries’ Diversity Committee.

Book Display: Native American Heritage Month

Hunt Library, first floor, across from the reference desk, through November. Courtesy of the University Libraries’ Diversity Committee. The display features Native American history, education, art, drama, and individual biographies. Enjoy!