Monthly Archives: March 2017

Shell-fish, or the Influence of Diet on Procreation

Today we venture to western France in the novelette, Shell-Fish (subtitled Or the Influence of Diet on Procreation) by the French author Émile Zola. The story centers around Monsieur Chabre, a forty-five year old “retired grain merchant with a big fortune,” … Continue reading

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IASH Fellows Speaker Series: “Penance as Medicine: Intersecting Genres in Early Medieval Thought”

Meg Leja, assistant professor of history, will speak on “Penance as Medicine: Intersecting Genres in Early Medieval Thought“at noon Wednesday, March 29, in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. This paper interrogates parallels between the treatment of physical and moral pollution … Continue reading

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Binghamton University Blog: University’s Mascot Lineup Throughout the Years

Posted by Samantha Schoenfeld on March 23, 2017 For nearly seventeen years, Binghamton students have been filled with Bearcat pride. Today students can attend basketball games with a guarantee of seeing Baxter and the BU Zoo. However, if you attended … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Theatre Day with Max Reinhardt

Today we celebrate World Theatre Day! And who better to celebrate with than the incomparable Max Reinhardt whose spectacular, theatrical productions played a leading role in establishing the director as the key figure in theatrical production and an artistic coordinator whose … Continue reading

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Did you know that a single pink rose represents pure love?

On this National Flower Day, Special Collections would like to introduce you to The Language of Flowers. Delightfully illustrated by noted 19th-century illustrator and writer, Kate Greenaway, this petite tome includes a list of over 200 plants and their figurative equivalents. … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

The Courtship of Ferb: An Old Irish Romance transcribed in the Twelfth Century into the Book of Leister is an Irish romance, whose earliest written version is found in the twelfth-century manuscript known as the Book of Leinster. It is a … Continue reading

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Kurdish Panel Discussion POSTPONED!

Panel Discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World This event, originally scheduled for today, 5-7pm, in the University Art Museum has been postponed! It will be rescheduled – details to follow!

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Panel Discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World

Binghamton University Libraries invites you to a panel discussion reflecting on the contributions of our faculty members to the learning, teaching and research of the Kurdish culture and the life of its people. Join us from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March … Continue reading

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Help preserve history: Seeking photos and signs from the Binghamton Women’s March

We’re asking for your help in preserving local history! The Libraries is documenting and collecting items from the Women’s March that took place in our community on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Items from other marches that people from the Binghamton area may have … Continue reading

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Our Featured Book for March: Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo’s Life And Art To Film

Special Collections celebrates Women’s History Month with its featured book for March:  Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo’s Life And Art To Film written by Julie Taymor, the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Artist Frida Kahlo was born … Continue reading

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