Come Make Flashcards for Finals!

Flash Card Craft Night!colored_index_cards

What:

A short presentation from an LRC tutor about study skills and flash cards, followed by free time to make your own flash cards for your Finals!

Where:

Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd floor

When:

December 9th, 7pm-9pm

 

Campus Coffee Hour – November 21st

What: Coffee Hour co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library, and the Faith-Justice Institute
This is an opportunity for socializing in an informal get-together for students, staff, and faculty, to discuss campus events, scholarship, and anything that comes up.

“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

When: **November 21st, 9:30-10:30am**

Where: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge

Who: All invited!

 

**Note: This event is typically the last Friday of the month, but is the 3rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday**

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel – It’s What We’re Reading


November 2014 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

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Francine Prose

Francine Prose’s Lovers at the Chameleon Club describes the creative, lively, and dangerous world of Paris in the 30’s. The story is told from different accounts, from the brash male american novelist to the present day amateur researcher who is exploring the idea of evil and its many forms. Prose based the story on an actual photograph, “Lesbian Couple at Le Monocle, 1932” by Brassai, in which the cross dressing lesbian Violette Morris is sitting with her lover. Morris was the inspiration for the character Lou Villars, who is also an auto racer and failed Olympic hopeful. Like Morris, Villars’ character is banned from auto racing from the French and in anger betrays her country by working for the Gestapo during World War II.

The book is not simply a look at Villars’ life but also a look at how history is perceived and remembered through different voices. One source is from a photographer of the time, who tells his story through his letters home to his family in Hungary. Other versions are through memoirs, like the arts patron and Resistance member Baroness Lily de Rossignol who is looking back to a time in which Paris changed greatly from 1932 – 1944. Then there is the amateur historian, Nathalie Dunois, who seems to be writing the history to suit her own theories. Taken altogether, Lovers at the Chameleon Club presents not only a snapshot of that time in Paris but a look at how the time was remembered by those who experienced it.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel is located in the Popular reading: nonfiction section on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

FREE New York Times Access with Academic Passes

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Using your SJU student email account, you may claim a pass for free content. Each pass provides you with 24 consecutive hours of free access to The New York Times. For additional access, simply claim another pass. It’s that simple.

Questions? Please visit Academic Passes at NYTimes.com.

Chew on this…Book with Regina Robson

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Regina Robson
” ‘Fewer’ Business Students Left Behind: Using Kolb’s Model of Learning Preferences in an Undergraduate Law Course”
North East Journal of Legal Studies

Regina Robson, professor of Management, discusses how the learning styles defined by educational psychologist David Kolb challenge the traditional methods of teaching law at the undergraduate level.

When: November 12th, 12:30pm
Where: Wachterhauser Seminar Room 2nd Floor, Post Learning Commons

Detroit: An American Autopsy – It’s What We’re Reading


September 2014 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Detroit: An American Autopsy Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff

Charlie LeDuff, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, was born and raised in the once-proud city of Detroit – a city once in the vanguard, now a place of rust, decay, and desolation returning to its wild roots. But it seems there is something about the dying city that tugs at the author’s heartstrings and begs for him to share its voice with the rest of us.

So he moves back to Detroit — actually only to the edge of it — and shares with us some of his experiences along the way. We hear about the plight of a group of firefighters in a city that lacks basic resources. We laugh with them, we cry with them. We feel a bit of their pain. Sometimes it gets deeply personal as we hear about his childhood and his extended family members, some who were lost to the city.

According to LeDuff, where Detroit goes, so goes America. If this is true, we may all want to pay more attention. This book is available in the Post Learning Commons Popular Reading (1st floor).

Note: Charlie is interviewed on location in Detroit in CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Detroit.

Campus Coffee Hour 10/31/14

What: Coffee Hour co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library, and Media Services
This is an opportunity for socializing in an informal get-together for students, staff, and faculty, to discuss campus events, scholarship, and anything that comes up.

“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

When: October 31st, 9:30-10:30am

Where: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge

Who: All invited!

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