November 20, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Movie The Imitation Game – Alan Turing

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The Imitation Game theatrical movie poster

Many people may recognize British actor Benedict Cumberbatch from his work in the infamous BBC television series Sherlock, in which he stars as the intellectual crime solving detective. Now Benedict stars in the Imitation Game alongside Keira Knightley which will be released on November 28th. The Sherlock star plays the role of Alan Turing, a noteworthy mathematician responsible for cracking several Nazi codes that ultimately led to the victory of the Allies in World War II. Aside from the focus on Turing’s achievements pertaining to the war, the movie takes an in-depth look on his childhood struggles when he attended boarding school in Hazelburst, Sussex and the investigation he faced for his homosexuality in the early 1950s.

Members of the Fairfield community may learn more about the life of Alan Turing through the Library’s  book  collection. Noteworthy books include the Essential Turing and Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. The Essential Turing places an emphasis on Turing’s groundbreaking studies pertaining to code-cracking and his philosophical writings from the 20th century. Likewise, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact explores the studies of Alan Turing and contains commentaries on every work.

Books about Alan Turing, as well as movies starring Benedict Cumberbatch, are now on display on the main level.

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November 17, 2014
by Brooke Duffy
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New Music: Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift – 1989 Call Number: M1630.18.S97

Bummed that Taylor Swift took her album off Spotify? Check it out from the library! It is located in the New CD collection on the main level, next to the ITS office.

The library is always ordering new albums from popular and alternative artists. To view a full list of our newest items click the “Books/Media” tab on our homepage and click the “New Titles” link. You can filter the list to view CDs, DVDs, or books.

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October 23, 2014
by Brooke Duffy
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Tonight! 10/23 Water Film Series: Terraferma

Come see this week’s water film – Terraferma. This acclaimed Italian drama, directed by Emanuele Crialese, deals with the issue of illegal immigration. A young fisherman must decide whether or not to aid crowded boats of African emigres making a dangerous sea voyage in the hopes of reaching the Italian mainland. Professor Mary Ann Carolan will be the discussant.

7pm – Multimedia auditorium – room 101 in the library.

To see a schedule of all water films and events, follow this link: Water Films and Events

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October 20, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Irish Filmmaker Festival – Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay: Weds. 10/22 @ 7PM

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Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay DVD cover

This drama documentary describes the background events surrounding the formation of Eliza Lynch’s relationship with the President of Paraguay’s son, Francisco Solano Lopez. Although Lynch was born in Cork, Ireland, she rose to become one of the most well-known females in Paraguay during the 1800’s. Furthermore, the documentary gives a phenomenal look into the circumstances pertaining to Eliza’s bizarre conflicts with Francisco. Believe it or not, they had seven children together, but despite their ongoing arguments throughout the years, she stuck by his side during historical battles such as the War of the Triple Alliance.

Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay is a 75 minute-long documentary filmed in Ireland and stars Maria Doyle Kennedy as Eliza Lynch.

Director and producer Alan Gilsenan will present the movie and field questions from the audience.
The Festival is free and open to the public at 7PM each Wednesday. Light refreshments will be served. This will be the final installment to the Irish Filmaker Festival.

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October 19, 2014
by jkremer
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Happy Open Access Week

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 Happy Open Access  Week!

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

Want to learn more about Open Access. Watch this 1 minute Online Video: Library Minute: Open Access, from Arizona State University .

This one page document presents the case for  why we should care about Open Access – We Support Open Access, What does Open Access Mean from Public Library of Science.

To learn more, visit DiMenna-Nyselius Library’s online Open Access Cafe for 5 minutes every weekday of Open Access Week (October 20-24) to learn more about the Open Access Movement. Go to http://www.fairfield.edu/library/open-access-cafe . This is our third year offering Open Access Cafe.  New material is clearly marked with a “NEW” tag.

 

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