November 14, 2013
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American Studies film series: Malcolm X 11/20 @7pm

malcolm x“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

Next up on November 20 is Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” (1992), with Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington as the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader. Angela Bassett and Delroy Lindo co-star in this thought-provoking biopic, which will be introduced by Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of the Black Studies program.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to Lindsay.alexander@fairfield.edu.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at epetrino@fairfield.edu.

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November 11, 2013
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Plagiarism in the News

Plagiarism is a concern not only for students, but also for people in the public eye. Check out these recent New York Times articles about the accusation that Rand Paul lifted words from a Wikipedia entry. (See New York Times articles Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.)

Need help with plagiarism avoidance techniques or proper citation methods? Librarians are available 24 hours a day to assist you. Also see these links: Citation and Style Guides and Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial.

Did you know you can read the New York Times through National Newspapers Premier

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November 11, 2013
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Observe Veteran’s Day with Stirring Film

Starring Kevin Bacon, the film ” Taking Chance” is a remarkable true story of one soldier’s death in battle, another soldier’s journey of discovery and a nation’s reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America’s heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country’s fallen heroes.

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November 2, 2013
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Broadway & America’s Music Event on 11/4

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Come on down for a great evening event on November 4—Broadway and Tin Pan Alley  — Introduced by Dr. Marti LoMonaco.

From our event series America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway!
This event is part of 6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room.  These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the remaining schedule:

November 18—Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

November 25—Country and Bluegrass — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

December 2—Swing Jazz -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

December 9—Rock — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

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America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library  and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu.

 

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October 30, 2013
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America’s Music Events, 6 week series

The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
Please join us for 6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room.  These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the Schedule:

October 28—The Blues and Gospel Music — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

November 4—Broadway and Tin Pan Alley  — Introduced by Dr. Marti LoMonaco

November 18—Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

November 25—Country and Bluegrass — Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

December 2—Swing Jazz -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

December 9—Rock — Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

 _____________________________________________________________________________

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library  and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at jtoverfield@fairfield.edu. or Laura Nash at lnash@fairfield.edu.

 

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October 21, 2013
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Learn during Open Access Week!

Visit DiMenna-Nyselius Library’s Open Access Cafe for 5 minutes EVERY day of
Open Access Week (October 21-27) to learn more about the Open Access Movement.

Watch short videos from the Colbert Report and from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). Read brief articles from Time Magazine and the Open Society Foundations.

Go to http://blog.fairfield.edu/The_DNL_Report/open-access-cafe/.   This is our second year offering Open Access Cafe.  New material is clearly marked with a “NEW” tag.

Virtual Learning Opportunities – on your time and in your place.

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October 18, 2013
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American Studies film series: A Streetcar Named Desire 10/24 @7pm

streetcar_named_desire_xlg“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

On October 24, Marti LoMonaco, Ph.D., professor of theatre, will present “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), the searing Tennessee Williams play brought to cinematic life by director Elia Kazan. The film stars Vivien Leigh as the troubled Blanche DuBois, Kim Hunter as her sister Stella, and Marlon Brando as the brutish Stanley.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to Lindsay.alexander@fairfield.edu.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at epetrino@fairfield.edu.

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October 17, 2013
by jkremer
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Irish Studies film series: Disco Pigs 10/23 @ 7pm

disco pigs“The Irish in Film,” the free film series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University, opens on Wednesday, October 2 with the first of four diverse films. The series, now in its sixth year, is part of Fairfield University’s “Arts & Minds” season of cultural and intellectual programs, and is open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All but one of the films will be introduced by members of the Irish Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screenings. Two special guests, novelist Mary Pat Kelly and screenwriter Naomi Sheridan, will introduce and lead the Q&A after “In America,” the film slated for October 16.

This year each film will have a “Cities” theme, as part of the University’s 2012-2014 interdisciplinary area of focus. The four cities featured in the films are Dublin, Limerick, New York, and Cork.

The fall series concludes on October 23 with “Disco Pigs” (2001), a coming-of-age story set in Cork City about two disco-going teens, Pig (Cillian Murphy) and Runt (Elaine Cassidy). Directed by Kirsten Sheridan, daughter of the director Jim Sheridan, the film explores the intense relationship of the inseparable teenagers, who live next door to each other, have their own language, play by their own rules, and retreat into their own dangerous fantasy world. The film will be presented by Robert Epstein, Ph.D., associate professor of English.

 

For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or mwhite@fairfield.edu.

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October 17, 2013
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Dr. Kazer Wins Best Book Award

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) named Dr. Meredith Wallace Kazer's most recent book one of the best of the year in nursing publishing. Dr. Kazer, who is  a professor and director of graduate programs at the School of Nursing, co-authored (with Leslie Neal-Boylan, Ph.D.) Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), which was named a best book in the Gerontological Nursing category.

The prestigious AJN Book of the Year competition garners attention from more than 100,000 readers, librarians, and faculty, many of whom base their key book purchasing decisions on this award program. The gerontological category is for those books that best address the complex physical, social, and emotional needs of the older adult in all care settings.

The Library has both print and online versions of the book. Click here for more information. 

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October 11, 2013
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Ignatian Spirit Exhibit

We hope you will come down to the library to see the new exhibit: Our Ignatian Spirit.

Featured are posters originally created for Ignatian Heritage Week in March 2013. These posters were created by students, faculty and staff, highlighting the ways we as a community live our Ignatian values through course assignments, projects, research, programs and/or events in and outside the classroom.

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We often hear questions like, “How are we Jesuit and/or Catholic?” The truth is, there are many events, courses, programs, and initiatives that foster our mission, yet we often do not take the time to share them with one another.  Take some time to learn more by viewing this exhibit.

Click here for more photos.

Questions about Ignatian values or education?  Contact Joe DeFeo, Associate Dean of Students & Director, Student Mission and Identity Programs.

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October 10, 2013
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Irish Studies film series: In America 10/16 @ 7pm

in_america“The Irish in Film,” the free film series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University, opens on Wednesday, October 2 with the first of four diverse films. The series, now in its sixth year, is part of Fairfield University’s “Arts & Minds” season of cultural and intellectual programs, and is open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All but one of the films will be introduced by members of the Irish Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screenings. Two special guests, novelist Mary Pat Kelly and screenwriter Naomi Sheridan, will introduce and lead the Q&A after “In America,” the film slated for October 16.

This year each film will have a “Cities” theme, as part of the University’s 2012-2014 interdisciplinary area of focus. The four cities featured in the films are Dublin, Limerick, New York, and Cork.

“In America” (2002) features a family of Irish immigrants who arrive in Manhattan illegally by way of Canada. Directed by Jim Sheridan, and written by Sheridan and his daughter Naomi Sheridan, the film will be screened on October 16. It stars Paddy Considine, the young father who aspires to become a stage actor, and Samantha Morton, as his wife. The couple’s two young daughters are played by Sarah and Emma Bolger. Novelist Mary Pat Kelly, author of “Galway Bay” (2009), and screenwriter Naomi Sheridan will present the film and the engage the audience in a Q&A.

 

For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or mwhite@fairfield.edu.

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October 9, 2013
by jkremer
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Atheism and Faithiest events

As part of LGBTQ History Month, see  Keynote Speaker Chris Stedman on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. – Kelley Center Presentation Room. Chris Stedman is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. . Chris is a queer atheist working to foster positive and productive dialogue and collaborative action between faith communities and the nonreligious.

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Documentary screening: Religulous on  Thursday, October 17  7 p.m. -DiMenna Nyselius Library Multimedia Room

Religulous, a 2008 documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher, examines (and mocks!) organized religion and religious belief. In it, Maher visits religious organizations and interviews believers from a variety of backgrounds, from Jerusalem to small-town America. “Snarky but unexpectedly powerful,” according to Amazon.com, the film is being shown in connection with HI313, “Godless: Atheism and Skeptical Thought in the West,” but all students are welcome, as are members of the university community and the public. Discussion following the film. Free admission.

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October 4, 2013
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Fairfield University Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

In honor of National Coming Out Day on October 10, Fairfield University will be celebrating LGBTQ History Month this October with a wide-reaching and engaging series of events that focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. In a long-standing partnership between Academic and Student Affairs, the programs intend to bring together all members of our community to reflect on the history, culture, and future of the LGBTQ community.

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DiMenna-Nyselius Library is one of the many sponsors of LGBTQ History Month.  Click on the link above for more information on events throughout the month of October.

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October 3, 2013
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ERIC and Government Shut-down

Due to the Government shut-down, many government-sponsored resources are experiencing downtime.  The ERIC education database is one of these resources. When you use ERIC, you will notice that resources containing “link to ERIC full-text” will not work. This only affects documents that link to the eric.gov site.  Some of these documents may be available via other means. If you find a document in ERIC that you are having trouble accessing, contact a librarian for help.

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