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May 2, 2017

Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

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May 5, 2017

Contacts: Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center, rconboy@albany.edu, (518) 442-3608; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

 


IMC Student Photography Exhibition Photo

A collaboration between the University Libraries and the Department of Art and Art History will come to fruition when an exhibition of advanced student photography opens on May 5. Titled Finding Our Way: Student Work from Art 444 Advanced Photography, the exhibition will be held in the University Library's Interactive Media Center (lower level). An impromptu conversation between Danny Goodwin, Associate Professor of Art, and Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center stimulated the idea for this University at Albany collaboration.

Art 444 Advanced Photography focuses on traditional chemical-based black and white photography, as well as digital photography. The exhibition will feature a single, limited edition photograph from each student's final project. To ensure their longevity and to encourage sustainable artistic practices, all works in the exhibition will be printed on cotton rag paper using archival pigment inks and presented on museum board.

"As a comprehensive, public research university, the production of new, distinctive creative works is one of the most important things we do at the undergraduate level," says Professor Goodwin. "I’m delighted to have worked alongside this group this semester."

"The University Libraries champion our students' work," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "In addition to supporting our faculty and students, we celebrate their achievements. We are proud to display our students’ art work in the Interactive Media Center."

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





April 24, 2017

Therapy Dogs at Science Library May 2

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April 24, 2017

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Outreach and Marketing Librarian, amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-3552; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Therapy Dogs at Science Library May 2


Therapy Dogs Spring 2017 photo

Therapy Dogs from nearby Schenectady will be making their soothing presence known in the Science Library atrium on Tuesday, May 2, 1:00–3:00 p.m. The program will be the first of the University Libraries' Stress Less UAlbany @ Your Libraries spring 2017 series.

A staple on college campuses during exam seasons, therapy dogs have developed a reputation for alleviating test anxiety. Recent studies indicate they also diminish feelings of depression and stress.1 All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

"The therapy dogs are definitely something I look forward to during finals," says Rachel Szeliga, a senior and Biology major. "I always do my best to see them, because it's a great break from studying. Twice a year is not enough!"

"I look forward to the therapy dogs program each semester," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "It's an event that brings the entire campus together."

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

  1. Amber Lannon and Pamela Harrison, "Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library," Public Services Quarterly 11, no. 1 (2015): 13-22 (Review of the Literature), doi: 10.1080/15228959.2014.984264.




April 21, 2017

Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

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April 21, 2017

Contacts: Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, bkeough@albany.edu, (518) 437-3931; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives was recently awarded a $157,775 grant to digitize and make freely available via the Web primary source materials that document the history of legal executions in the United States from 1608 to 2002. The grant will support the conversion to digital format of the papers of M. Watt Espy, Jr. The grant was conferred by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, will lead the project.

"Digitization increases the visibility of unique resources," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. “We are proud that Special Collections & Archives has received this prestigious grant to raise awareness of this aspect of our nation’s history." Click here to learn more.


Note card from Executions Archives

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





April 13, 2017

Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries

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April 13, 2017

Contacts: Karen Kiorpes, Head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, kkiorpes@albany.edu, (518) 437-3923; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries


Monuments Men Photo

A screening of Monuments Men, the riveting documentary about German art plunders during WWII and the work of the Allies to save our cultural heritage, will occur on Friday, April 28, 2017, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Room (lower level, B43) of the University Libraries. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. Learn how the Allies tracked down these priceless works, what they saved, and what is still missing to this day.

The screening is being organized by the Libraries' Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department in concert with "Preservation Week," a project sponsored by the American Library Association to highlight the importance of preserving our cultural heritage whether it be paintings, sculpture, sound recordings, manuscripts, books, or buildings. "Preservation Week" has occurred annually since 2005. This year's "Preservation Week" is April 23-29, 2017.  

"I am looking forward to the screening of Monuments Men," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I find that the themes of the film connect with the message of 'Preservation Week.' These values are vital to an academic library."


Preservation Week logo

 

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





March 15, 2017

New Online Resource: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

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March 15, 2017

Contacts: Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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New Online Resource:
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

 


Photo for American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

UAlbany students, faculty, and staff may now view thousands of digitized newspapers, images, and documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction on the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection database. The database may be accessed here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4238.

Subject Librarian Jesús Alonso-Regalado notes that the "AAS Historical Periodicals Collection database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912."

Alonso-Regalado further notes that this acquisition drew strong faculty interest and support. "The American Antiquarian Society digital collection provides the University at Albany community with access to one of the most comprehensive historical newspaper collections in the world," says Dr. Christopher L. Pastore, Assistant Professor of History. "This resource creates an infinite number of new possibilities for original research on early American topics, including, among others, the history of American politics, race, class, gender, religion, and the environment. The acquisition of this collection will enrich our American history courses and expand the research possibilities for both our faculty and students at all levels."  

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





March 10, 2017

Dr. Lawrence Schell to Speak on Eliminating Native American Health Disparities

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March 10, 2017

Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Dr. Lawrence Schell to Speak on Eliminating
Native American Health Disparities


Lawrence Schell photo

Dr. Lawrence Schell, Director of the University at Albany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities will present on "Minority Health Disparities: The Case of Native Americans" on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. Free and open to the public, the event will be the last in the "Campus Conversations in Standish" series of the spring 2017 semester. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room is on the third level of the University at Albany's Science Library.

Professor Schell, who is also a Professor of Anthropology and a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University at Albany, will deliver a brief presentation on Native American health disparities before leading a discussion on the topic. His talk comes at a time when minority health disparities are gaining national attention. In April 2016, the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities received a $10 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine minority health disparities in the northeast United States.

"This semester's 'Campus Conversations in Standish' series revolved around the theme of communities," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries."Dr. Schell's presentation addresses an alarming challenge to an underrepresented community."

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015, "Campus Conversations in Standish" is designed to showcase UAlbany faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to the public and are always held from 12:35 to 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the University at Albany's Science Library.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the University at Albany Libraries serve the University’s students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.

 





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