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February is Black History Month

Black History is American History. One way to explore our country’s fascinating and complex history is to browse the book display in the PLC 1st floor Lounge.

Here is a sample of the titles you will see:presidentobama-copyrightclear
America Behind the Color Line by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The History of Black Business in America : Capitalism, Race,
Entrepreneurship
by Juliet E.K. Walker

Between God and Gangsta Rap : Bearing Witness to Black Culture by Michael Eric Dyson

Acres of Skin : Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison: A Story of Abuse and Exploitation in the Name of Medical Science by Allen M. Hornblum

Black Intellectuals: Race and Responsibility in American Life by William M. Banks

This little list barely scratches the surface of the diverse selection both in the display and elsewhere in the Library’s collection. Stop by and take a look — books are available for checkout!

Campus Coffee Hour with Dr. Usha Rao, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of OTL

RaoWHO:  All are invited

WHAT:  Socialize and network with Dr. Rao and other
campus colleagues in a relaxed setting while you enjoy
coffee, tea and light breakfast fare!

WHEN:  Friday, February 19th — 9:00AM to 10:00AM

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor loungecoffee-cup-mug-spoonfor blog

Beat the winter doldrums — come out and join us in welcoming Dr. Rao in her new role!

Chew on This: Ginger Hoffman, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Ginger HoffmanWHAT:  Ginger Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will present on “The Self-Disrespect Objection to Bioenhancement Technologies: A Feminist Analysis of the Complex Relationship Between Enhancement and Self-Respect” published in the Journal of Social Philosophy.

WHEN:  February 18, 2016 12:30 – 2:00 PM

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

Cookies and drinks will be provided. Please plan to join us for this
engaging presentation!

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New Display: Saint Joseph’s College Catalogues and Awards in the Early Years

A new exhibit in Drexel Library entitled “In the Beginning: Saint Joseph’s College Catalogues and Awards of the 1850s,” displays copies from the University Archives and Special Collections of
selected early college catalogues (1852-1862) and academic award certificates along with some photographs of silver medals received by students for their academic success. This collection of items helps tell the story of the College’s inaugural years and sheds some light on what college life would have been like for some of the first
students.

First Premium 3rd Class French John Mullen

Here are a few things to think about while visiting the display:

  • How much would it have cost a parent or guardian to send a
    student to the college during the 1852-1853 academic year?
  • What were some of the classes students had to take in the 1850s as part of their chosen course of study?
  • Do you recognize any of the family names from the 1852-1853 catalogue listing of students or from the awards pages?
  • Would you have been able to follow the regulations for student conduct?

The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of Drexel Library near the Bridge to the PLC and will be available for viewing through the end of May. Stop by and take a look!

For information on this display, the University Archives or the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections, please contact:
Christopher Dixon, Archival Research Librarian
610.660.2164 or “cdixon@sju.edu”

Amended Hours This Weekend — Jonas Approaches!

Due to the impending snow storm the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will have amended hours of operation.

Friday, Jan 22:
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Saturday, Jan 23: PLC and Drexel Library closed all day.

Sunday, Jan 24:
PLC and Drexel Library open 12 noon – 12 midnight.

Even though the Library will be closed Saturday, you can still do
research!

You can access thousands of journal articles and
e-books via the Library website.

Have a question? Librarians will be available via our Library chat service located on the Library’s home page.

Book Signing — Eric Mitchell, ’71 MD, MA FACPE CPE

ericmitchellWHO:  An alum who attended SJU on a basketball
scholarship, Dr. Mitchell  is also a graduate of the Perleman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

WHAT:  Dr. Mitchell is coming to campus to promote his book: The Flow of Life: Keeping Your Dream Alive.
“…Every teen, student, student athlete from Generation X, and present millennial should make this book a must-read. You will be inspired by his story to a point of focusing on your life.”  – Basketball Hall of Fame Coach, Morgan Wootten, DeMatha High School basketball coach and noted author of multiple books on
principles of basketball.

WHEN:  Friday, January 15th 4:00-6:00 PM

WHERE:  SJU, Post Learning Commons Atrium

We are excited to host Dr. Mitchell’s book signing and hope that you can join us!

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Annual Season’s Readings is Here!

Each year, in lieu of sending a Christmas card, the staff of Drexel
Library share their list of recommended reads, affectionately known as Season’s Readings.Seasons Readings image

Check out this year’s list (no pun intended). Maybe there is a title that interests you or looks like it might make a good gift for that certain someone on your list!

Happy Reading!