NYU’s Rachel Rothschild presents the March edition of our unCOMMON Salon series.
Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution
Hear the untold story of how acid rain changed ideas about the threat fossil fuels posed to the global environment, the attempts of the coal industry to discredit scientific research on the problem, and how we might learn from acid rain’s history to better approach environmental threats like climate change.
Rachel Rothschild is a current Furman Academic Scholar at New York University’s School of Law. She previously served on the faculty of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized study after receiving her Ph.D. in History from Yale University with distinction.
Her current book project, Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution, will be –published next year by the University of Chicago Press.
This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center)
Gallery Exhibition & Opening Reception
Opening Reception: March 22, 6- 8 PM
“Our Troubled Youth” from Artist & Curator: Leah DeVun
In an age of Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of online networking, and at a moment when definitions of “friendship” are undergoing rapid change, “Our Troubled Youth” traces a complicated history of friendship before social media — through the artist’s personal archive of 1980s and 90s punk ephemera, through items from the Fales Library collection, and through an installation of original photographs and video. While many recent exhibitions and publications have focused on punk, there’s been less attention given to the friendships and epistolary traditions that were at the heart of the scene. This show centers on these (coded feminine) aspects of punk in the form of confessional letters, mail art, and embarrassing expressions of fandom. The exhibition also keeps in focus how the word “friendship” has long operated as a euphemism for queer bonds. Queer friendships were also at the heart of New York’s punk arts and nightlife communities, a history of social networks that is encapsulated in the Fales Library. Through these multiple conduits, “Our Troubled Youth” pictures an underground narrative of friendship, while also considering how archives function to create both personal and official histories.
On View From: March 22 – May 31 (M-F: 10:00 – 5:00)
Tracey/Barry Gallery @ The Fales Library
70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
New York, NY 10012
A beta release of the new BobCat, the library catalog, is available for trial March 5th.
The interface has a modern look and feel, offering new features in addition to all the features of the current interface (BobCat Classic). Both Classic and Beta will run simultaneously throughout the spring semester.
What’s new in BobCat Beta?
- Responsive design is mobile-friendly.
- Search experience improvements with a single-search bar, collection- scoping, and an update to the advanced search features.
- Virtual Browse is a new discovery feature in beta
- Filters & facets have new features and look.
- Item details screens were updated.
- Search history is more robust
- Report issues, or just tell us you think about the new BobCat, right from the interface.
Please note, a beta version is a test phase before the release of the final product. BobCat Beta is close to the final product, but there may be bugs or features that aren’t available yet.
You may see changes to the interface during beta. As we get feedback, we’ll be making improvements.
How do I try out BobCat Beta?
Starting March 5th you’ll see a new tab for BobCat Beta in the resource search tool on the library.nyu.edu.
What’s the Timeline?
BobCat Beta will be available throughout the spring semester. The new interface will replace BobCat Classic before the fall semester.
The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in February 2018:
- Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
NYU Libraries are subscribing to following ORE modules:
- Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900 (Readex) includes a wide variety of works such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.
- Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa (JSTOR) brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.
- Swank Digital Campus provides legal movie streaming to students outside of the classroom.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism brings together interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period. Users can discover articles that are organized by theme, artistic movement, or place.
That Time When Men Really Stepped Up for a Women’s Cause
Brooke Kroeger’s The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the formation of the League and the men who instigated it to involve themselves with the suffrage campaign: what they did at the behest of the movement’s female leadership, why they did it, and why it matters today.
Wednesday, February 21 | 6:00 pm
Bobst Library | Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC
Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served
All are welcome!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center).
Due to University maintenance for Bobst Library’s power supply, Bobst Library will close early at 10PM (EST), and several library systems will be unavailable beginning on Friday, February 16 at 8PM (EST) until the afternoon of Saturday, February 17.
The affected systems include the library catalog (BobCat), book requests, e-journals, databases and ebooks, E-ZBorrow, Interlibrary loan, and group study room reservations.
Bobst Library will reopen at 10AM (EST) on Saturday, February 17th. Visit our status page for updates as online systems are restored on Saturday.
Please plan your research accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.