News and Exhibits

New Schow Display: Celebrating Black History Month in the Sciences

People of color (POC) have made invaluable contributions to all scientific disciplines and subjects, including space exploration (Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Annie Easley), environmental conservation (George Washington Carver), drug synthesis (Percy Julian), and neurosurgery (Alexa Canady). These contributions have saved lives and improved our understanding of our universe… Continue reading »

Poetry and Second Wave Feminism

Banner showing key poets and bookcovers of the Second Wave movement

A new student-curated exhibit in our Special Collections Instruction Gallery celebrates Poetry and Second Wave Feminism. Students in Dr. Bethany Hicok’s ENGL113 course have selected, researched, and presented materials that contribute to creating the rich intertextual story of the feminist poetics and politics they have been studying this semester. Continue reading »

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Unpaywall home page

When you search the library catalog you will now come across a new way to access scholarly articles. It is called Unpaywall and is designed to put the free versions of scholarly articles at the forefront. For searching outside of the library catalog, Unpaywall also offers a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Once installed, the extension displays a green icon when the paywalled paper you're viewing is OA available. Continue reading »

Portraits by Daniel Chester French

Pastel portrait of Margaret French by Daniel Chester French

Five lovely pastel portraits by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) are on display through December in the Steven Schow ’81 Gallery (Sawyer 455), Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are only a few of nearly 350 drawings, paintings, and prints given to the Chapin Library… Continue reading »

Confidential Disposition (Shred) Day

November 2 2018, beginning at 8:30am. ProShred, a professional confidential disposition company, will shred (on-site at the Library Shelving Facility) records in need of destruction. If you have materials to shred, see full post for details. Continue reading »