Upcoming Events at NYU Libraries: 5/1-5/5

NYU Libraries hosts events of all kinds across our many locations. This coming week, May 1st through May 5th, we will be hosting the following event:

Trump and the Left: The First 100 Days

Join us at the Tamiment Library for a panel discussion on the 2016 election, the Trump presidency, and what comes next for the Left. This panel will be moderated by Greg Grandin, a Professor of History at NYU and the author of a number of prize-winning books, including ‘The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World’, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: May 3, 2017
Location: Room 10-03, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library

We also have a wide array of amazing classes and workshops. Make sure to check them out!

 

Upcoming Events at NYU Libraries: 4/24-4/28

NYU Libraries hosts events of all kinds across our many locations. This coming week, April 24th through April 28th, we will be hosting the following events:

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute – The First Blacks in the Americas

Sarah Aponte and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo will discuss the First Blacks in the Americas / Los Primeros Negros en las Américas on Tuesday, April 25 at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Room 10-03, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library

Special Collections Conservation Panel

The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department is pleased to announce our participation in the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ Preservation Week. This year, we will be hosting a panel discussion on special collection conservation with colleagues from the Fales Library & Special Collections, featuring speakers Lou Di Gennaro, Special Collections Conservator, and Charlotte Priddle, Librarian for Printed Books. The panel will discuss recent conservation of materials from Fales, and is open to all NYU staff, students and faculty staff. Please RSVP.

Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Berol Room, Fales Library & Special Collection, Floor 3 of Bobst Library

Avery Fisher Center Open House

The Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media is hosting an open house, demonstrating new technology and spaces, and featuring live performances. This event is open to the NYU community.

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: April 28, 2017
Location:  Avery Fisher Center, Floor 7 of Bobst Library

We also have a wide array of amazing classes and workshops. Make sure to check them out!

Upcoming Events at NYU Libraries: 4/17-4/21

NYU Libraries hosts events of all kinds across our many locations. This coming week, April 17th through April 21st, we will be hosting the following events:

Jacob Zumoff – Hell in New Jersey: The Importance of the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike of 1926

Jacob A. Zumoff will discuss “‘Hell in New Jersey: The Importance of the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike of 1926” at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: April 18, 2017
Location: Room 10-03, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library


Luca Falciola – Making the Revolution with Legal Advisors

As part of the Spring 2017 Cold War Center Seminar Series, Luca Falciola (Agnese N. Haury Postdoctoral Fellow) will discuss “Making the Revolution with Legal Advisors: The Radical Left and the National Lawyers Guild in the United States, 1965-1975” on Thursday, April 20. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: April 20, 2017
Location: Michael Quill Conference Room, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library

The Food Movement: Now What?

The Fales Library & Special Collections, the Steinhardt Department of Nutrition & Food Studies, and Clark Wolf invite you to a Critical Topics in Food panel discussion. Please join panelists Michael Ableman (Author & Executive Director, Sole Food StreetFarms), Devon Klatell (The Rockefeller Foundation, NYU Alumna), Marion Nestle (Author & Paulette Goddard Professor, Nutrition & Food Studies), Jake Novick-Finder (Chef, Gristmill), Fabio Parasecoli (Director, Food Studies Initiatives, The New School), Emily Soukas (New York City Council, NYU Alumna), and moderator, Clark Wolf (Food & Restaurant Consultant) for a discussion the future of the food movement. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Date: April 20, 2017
Location: Reading Room, Fales Library & Special Collections, Floor 3 of Bobst Library

unCOMMON Salon: Alexis Merdjanoff: “Weathering the Storm: Examining Long-Term Disaster Resilience and Recovery”

NYU’s Alexis Merdjanoff will be presenting “Weathering the Storm: Examining Long-Term Disaster Resilience and Recovery.” Alexis’s recent work examines the mental health patterns of individuals highly affected by Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to establish trajectories of mental health recovery. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 6 p.m.
Date: April 20, 2017
Location: Room 745, Avery Fisher Center, Floor 7 of Bobst Library

We also have a wide array of amazing classes and workshops. Make sure to check them out!

April 20th unCOMMON Salon: Weathering the Storm: Examining Long-Term Disaster Resilience and Recovery

The next unCOMMON Salon is coming up! NYU’s Alexis Merdjanoff will be presenting “Weathering the Storm: Examining Long-Term Disaster Resilience and Recovery.” 

Alexis’s recent work examines the mental health patterns of individuals highly affected by Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to establish trajectories of mental health recovery. 

Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
LocationBobst Library, Room 745 (Floor 7, Avery Fisher Center)
 
Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome! We’d greatly appreciate an RSVP.
 
This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center).

New Databases: March 2017

The Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in March 2017:

  • Chinese Statistical Yearbooks Database is the largest and continuously updated statistical yearbooks database in China, including all aspects and fields, such as national accounting, fixed assets investment, population and human resources, people’s living conditions and price indices, enterprises and institutions, finance, natural resources, energy and environment, political and public administration, peasants & agriculture & rural area, industry, construction, transportation and telecommunication, domestic trade and foreign trade, touring catering, education and technology, culture and sports, public health, etc.
  • Irish Newspaper Archive contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700’s to current day.
  • PsyArXiv is an open-access, preprint digital archive dedicated to psychological science that gives the public free, first-hand access to new science.
  • SAGE Business Cases brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships. The cases are designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form.