News & Events
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)
How does your innovation become a patent? Do you need to copyright your programming code? Learn from our panel of experts:
- Michael Knox, Engineer in Residence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and inventor on 13 U.S. patents
- Anne Hassett, Executive Director of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
- Christopher Snyder, Business Development Manager for NYU’s Office of Industrial Liaison
- April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian, lawyer, and expert on copyright and authors’ rights.
- This event will also feature student moderator Richard Vo, President of Patent Pending.
Please REGISTER to attend the event. Note: The NYU MakerSpace is located at 6 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn
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.
The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am in room LC 400 on the 4th floor of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech in Brooklyn.
Come have breakfast, discuss your projects with us, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have subject specialist librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am. You can come and go as you like during that time.
All disciplines are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please REGISTER to attend.
Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on:
- Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:00am-12:00noon
- 10th floor Graduate Student Exchange.
- RSVP for March 8th