Monthly Archives: May 2017

Millions of Objects at 14 Art Institutions to Be Digitized for Online Database

                                A new database launched by an international consortium of art institutions is working to grant internet users unprecedented access to dozens of art historical photo … Continue reading

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On this day in 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany is established

The NATO-aligned Federal Republic of Germany (popularly known as West Germany) was formally established as a separate and independent nation on May 23, 1949. It would remain so, divided from the Warsaw-pact aligned East Germany, until German reunification on October … Continue reading

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ~ the first president of Turkey

Today, May 19, is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s birthday.  Mustafa Kemal was born in 1881 in Thessaloniki, which was part of the Ottoman Empire and died on November 10th, 1938 in Istanbul.  Atatürk, which means father of the Turks was the … Continue reading

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Rare Book on English Gardening Stolen from the NY Book Fair

Stolen in New York The following book is missing, presumed stolen, from NY Book Fair, March 13, 2017. STEELE [RICHARD]. An Essay upon Gardening, Containing a Catalogue of Exotic Planes for the Stoves and Green-Houses of the British Gardens… York: … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

Today we celebrate the birthday of L. Frank Baum, known for his children’s books, most famously The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. His first best-selling children’s book was 1899’s Father Goose, His Book. In 1900 Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , which … Continue reading

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The Summer of Love: 50 Years

Dean of University Libraries Curtis Kendrick invites the campus and greater community to get “far out” and “groovy” at the opening of our new “Summer of Love: 50 Years” exhibit: Reception from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Bartle Library’s second floor mezzanine The … Continue reading

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Special Collections remembers Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature

We in Special Collections were very sorry to hear of the passing of Prof. Sandro Sticca. He was a frequent visitor to Special Collections and the epitome of an Italian gentleman. He was a generous donor giving works such as … Continue reading

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Our Book of the Month and Honoring those who fought in WWII

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26  of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. The resolution urges … Continue reading

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CEMERS lecture Thursday – Ancient Christian Martyrs

Eric Rebillard, professor of classics and history at Cornell University, will speak on “Collecting Narratives about the Ancient Christian Martyrs from Eusebius (Fourth Century) to Ruianart (Seventeenth Century) and Today” at noon Thursday, May 4, in LN-1106. Rebillard has published … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

Proletarii! Sryvaĭte podgotovku imperialistov k voĭne!: V denʹ 1 mai︠a︡ tesneĭ sonmknem ri︠a︡dy v borʹbe za Sovetskiĭ Soi︠u︡z i za mirovui︠u︡ proletarskui︠u︡ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠u︡! Proletariats!  Frustrate the imperialists preparations for war!  On the 1st of May, tighten up the ranks in the … Continue reading

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