WHAT: Robert Repino ’00 will read from his book, Morte. From the publisher: The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans.
WHEN: April 21st 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: PLC, Wachterhauser Seminar Room
WHO: All are invited. Hope to see you there!
Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided.
Pavia, Italy — City of Knowledge
Currently on Exhibit
Post Learning Commons 3rd Floor
Curated by the Civic Museums of Pavia and presented in partnership with the municipality of Pavia and the Italian Consulate of Philadelphia, this exhibit presents photographs of Pavia from the 19th to the 21st century by six Italian photographers, Fiorenzo Cantalupi, Guglielmo Chiolini, Antonio Manidi, Giuseppe Nazzari , Pierino Sacchi, and Ettore Valli.
Founded by the Romans on the left bank of the Ticino River, Pavia was a center of art and culture for centuries. Several times capital city during the Middle Ages (8th – 13th century), Pavia preserves many historical and material traces of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, including the massive walls that encircle it, splendid churches with richly sculpted façades (San Michele, San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro), and the lofty towers that overlook the palazzi and populate the city skyline. The Visconti family took control of the city in the mid-1300s and built an elegant and richly decorated castle, the characteristic Covered Bridge over the Ticino, the majestic cathedral (designed in part by Leonardo da Vinci) and the Certosa, a masterpiece of Renaissance art. The origins of the university—one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe– also date to that period (1361). World renowned literati and scientists taught here in the 18th and 19th centuries, from the physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery, to the poet Ugo Foscolo, the naturalist Lazzaro Splallanzani and the neurologist Camillo Golgi. For the beauty of its monuments and the wealth of its educational tradition, Pavia is known as the “City of Knowledge”.
The Library is offering some stress busters for students during finals week this spring. Here is the list of options:
Study Room Raffle
April 13th – 24th **Winner announced April 27th** Students may enter the raffle by:
Checking out or renewing a book, DVD, or piece of technology,
asking about our databases, research guides, catalog, ILL, or other Library resources. Students may enter as often as they want between April 13th and April 24th. The one lucky student will win the use of one group study room for 24 hours during finals week.
PAWS for a Study Break! May 5th — 11 AM – 3 PM
Post Learning Commons
Feeling Stressed? Come for a Massage with a Registered Sports Massage Therapist May 6th, 8th, and 9th — 8 PM to 10 PM Post Learning Commons Atrium
LEGOS in the Learning Commons May 6th and 7th, 24 hours
Cafe in PLC
Coloring and Delicious Healthy Snacks May 6th – 11th, 24 hours
Cafe in PLC
FREE Earbuds & Earplugs May 6th – 12th
Library Service Desk
WHO: Concha Alborg, Professor Emerita from SJU Modern Languages Department, will read from her latest work, Divorce after Death. A Widow’s Memoir. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
WHEN: April 15th, 12:30 PM
WHERE: Post Learning Commons, Wachterhauser Seminar Room
WHO: All are invited. Please plan to join us for this engaging talk!
Light refreshments will be served.