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The Art of Voice with Dr. Kay Cosgrove and her students

Poetry reading | Refreshments | Fun Activity:

At this event, Dr. Cosgrove, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and her creative writing students will read selections from The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice. Written with wit and style, this craft guide approaches poetry through that vital and mysterious literary element: voice. Bring paper and pen to do a writing exercise from the book.

Tuesday, April 16th
Free Period
PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge

Mark your calendar and come join us!

 

 

“A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”

An internationally renowned Hopkins scholar and Emeritus Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Joseph J. Feeney, S.J. is a lively and engaging speaker. Please join us as he presents “A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”

 

March 5, 2019
11:00 AM
Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room

 

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was a little-known English priest and poet during the latter part of the 19th Century.  It was not until 1918, almost 30 years after Hopkins’ death, that his friend, Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, compiled and edited the first collection of his poems.  Since that time, Hopkins has been recognized as one of the major poets of the Victorian Era.  Today, his poems, such as, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” “The Windhover,” and “God’s Grandeur” are printed in numerous languages and enjoyed around the world.

To compliment Father Feeney’s personal insights into Hopkins’ poetry, two first edition copies of  The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins will be on view before and after the presentation.  Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own four copies from the limited printing of 700.  The volumes are housed permanently in the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Specials Collections located in the Post Learning Commons.

-Christopher Dixon

 

This program is co-sponsored by SJU Library, the Jesuit community, and the Department of English. 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Speaker Series with C. Ken Weidner, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management

For the last 3 years, Dr. Weidner has been working on a project that examines the prevalence and nature of living wage policies in American higher education (The Living Wage Policy Study)

Browse his blog to get a sense of this fascinating project that is relevant to all those working in higher education. As part of the Library Speaker Series, he will give a presentation on this research.

Please join us for what we expect to be a relevant and informative presentation.

Tuesday, September 25th
2:00-3:00 PM
Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room

Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Library Speaker Series with Owen W. Gilman, Jr., Professor of English

The Hell of War Comes Home:  Imaginative Texts From the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq comes to a hard conclusion, with solace for none:

“There’s plenty of good literature and film from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the aggregate, these texts present war as Homer knew it–albeit without any interference from the gods.  War in the real is complex.  It is hell.  But most of the texts explored in the middle and late chapters of this study will be consigned to the fringes of American culture.  Sure enough, looking ahead, there will be situations (at least one per generation) that boil down to the “acquiesce in the necessity” moment of decision.  Shall we measure up to the standard established in the Declaration of Independence–or shall we fail to honor the past?  With repeated practice, nearly incessant experience, the pattern becomes habitual. Habits are hard to break, especially those reinforced by the mythology of America’s origins and all the righteousness that attends the sustenance of myth.  We are trapped.  There is no way out–except one.  There will be war.  The hell of war becomes the hell of home. We have seen the past.  We know the future.”

Tuesday, September 11
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us for what we expect to be an engaging presentation and discussion with Dr. Gilman.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Women’s History Month at the Library

The Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons is helping the campus celebrate Women’s History Month in March. On March 2, we hosted a Campus Coffee Hour with the Women’s Center.

For the duration of the month, the Library is highlighting some of the work by women who teach, write, research, and publish on our campus in a display called “Women@SJU Publish,” found on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons. Titles include works of popular fiction, histories, and research studies by our faculty, and all are available to check out.

If you are interested in reading more about women and women’s issues, Catherine Collins, one of our reference librarians, also compiled a recommended reading list which you can access here:
Women’s History Month Reading List.

– Catherine Collins

 

This display curated by Catherine Collins, Reference Librarian.

 

Library Speaker Series — Instruction Librarians Discuss Reliable Information vs. Alternative Facts

What is Fake News? In this age of fake news and alternative facts, students are in greater need than ever for help in determining how and where to find the most reliable information.

Librarians have been providing just such guidance for years. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help you determine if a source is legitimate.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on  April 20th, 2:00 PM in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor.

This event is open to SJU faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

Library Speaker Series – Bill Wolff, Ph.D., assistant professor of Communications and Digital Media

WHAT:  Based on his research and expertise,
Dr. Wolff will present “A Conversation About the Methods, Ethics, and Visualizations of Twitter Archives”.

WHEN:  February 23rd 2:00 PM

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

WHO:  All are invited. Please plan to join us for what we expect to be a lively discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.

Library Speaker Series — Laura Crispin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics

crispin_photo-1WHAT: Based on her research and expertise, Laura Crispin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, will be presenting “Fight for $15: Pros and Cons of a Minimum Wage Increase”.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25th 2:00 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

WHO: All are invited! We hope you can join us for what we expect to be a lively and timely discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library Speaker Series — Sam Smith, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Mathematics

WHAT:  Dr. Smith will present from his book, Chance, Strategy, and Choice: An Introduction to the Mathematics of Games and
Elections
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WHEN:  This conversation will take place on Samsmith2Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 3:30-4:30 PM

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd floor Post Learning Commons.

WHO:  All are invited. Please plan to join us for this fascinating and timely discussion!

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

Library Speaker Series — Reecha Sharma, M.D., ’08 (MS), assistant professor of health services

WHAT:  Enlisting the help of Olivia Correll ’16 and Emily Moore ’16, undergraduate student SCHOLARS from SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, Dr.  Sharma, M.D. has been
conducting research on
Issues in communication between
physicians and parents of children with autism.

The Library Speaker Series provides an opportunity for her to share some of her findings as well as facilitate a little discussion on the topic.

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WHEN:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2:30-3:30 PM

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

WHO:  You — all are invited! Cookies and drinks will be served.