Quick Takes on Events and News — September 2017

Native Arts Expert Visits Alexander Library on September 19

Join the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Rutgers University Libraries at Rutgers–New Brunswick in welcoming John Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, as he shares his knowledge about cultural and arts issues impacting Native Americans, including key museum practices, repatriation, and social change. For more information, visit our events page.

Welcome Days Events Return to Libraries in New Brunswick

The Libraries at Rutgers–New Brunswick will host fun events for new and returning students during Welcome Days again this semester. A preliminary schedule is below—stay tuned for information on more activities!

  • September 6 & 7, 2 p.m. Cookies and coffee at Douglass Library.
  • September 7, 1–2 p.m. Popcorn on the steps of the Art Library and Zimmerli Museum
  • September 7, 2–3 p.m. Snack break at Carr Library
  • September 12, 2–3 p.m. Snack break at Carr Library
  • September 26, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Snack break at Alexander Library
Student Publications on Display at Rutgers–Camden

Relive the rich history of student art and literary magazines at Rutgers with By Ourselves: Rutgers Student Literary Journals 1923–2017, a joint exhibition of the Robeson Library and the Rutgers–Camden Writers House from September 1 through October 31Spanning nearly a century and two campuses, this exhibition highlights the creativity and initiative of Rutgers students through Quintessence, The Anthologist, and other publications. Are you a former student editor or do you remember your name in these pages? Share your memories on social media with the hashtag #ByOurselves.

WWI Exhibit Extended through September 22

Special Collections and University Archives’ exhibit “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!”: New Jersey in the Great War has been extended through September 22. Featuring one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, and artifacts reflecting the wartime experiences of New Jerseyans both at home and abroad, this display is a must-see for Garden State history buffs and WWI aficionados alike. Don’t miss out on your last chance to view it!

Mimi Smith on Display at Douglass Library

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Douglass Residential College, the work of renowned feminist artist and Rutgers graduate Mimi Smith will be on display at Douglass Library from September 5 through December 15. Embodying the relationship between everyday life, intimacy, anxiety, and time, Smith’s works include clothing made from plastic and steel wool, traditionally rendered drawings, drawings made from knotted thread and tape measures, clocks, and knitted sculptures. Mark your calendars for Smith’s October 24 lecture and learn more about the exhibit on our website.

Fall Data Workshop Series

This fall, Data librarian Ryan Womack will offer a series of workshops on statistical software and data at both Alexander Library and the Library of Science and Medicine. The topics include “Introduction to SPSS, Strata, and SAS”; “Introduction to R”; “Data Visualization in R”; and “Reproducible Research.” For more information, visit the Research Data Management Services webpage.

ROCK New Brunswick Weekend Kicks Off with New Brunswick Music Scene Archive Panel

The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive in Special Collections and University Archives will kick off Hub City Sounds’ ROCK New Brunswick music festival weekend on September 8 with a discussion panel featuring Dennis Diken of The Smithereens, Sharief Hobley of Sharief in Burgundy, Makin Waves columnist Bob Makin, Audrey Rose of The Wichts, and Spina Records’ Andrew Spina. Interested in attending? RSVP on Facebook!

Art Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

With support from a Freedom to Read Foundation grant, the Art Library will host a number of programs celebrating Banned Books Week from September 24 to September 30. The activities will provide students, faculty and staff, and community members the opportunity to explore the ideas of intellectual freedom, censorship, and banned books by creating and displaying original art. To learn more or get involved, visit the Banned Books Week LibGuide or contact art librarian Megan Lotts.

Dana Library Turns 50!

John Cotton Dana Library will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a host of free events and activities throughout the academic year. Exhibits showcasing the history of the library and its namesake as well as a birthday party during Rutgers–Newark’s Fall Fest will highlight the fall schedule. A number of guest speakers will visit the library to share their wisdom throughout the spring semester, and the year will culminate with a special event on Rutgers Day. Additional details are forthcoming, so stay tuned to our website for the latest on the #RutgersDana50 celebration.





Matt Badessa