Quick Takes on Events and News – September 2019

Poet Takes Her Show on the Road

In June, Smith Library library technician Ermira Mitre was invited to give a book talk and signing for Soul’s Gravity, her recently published book of Albanian poetry, for students in the Department of Education at the Alexander Moisiu University of Durres in Albania. While Soul’s Gravity will be coming to Amazon soon, Ermira is already hard at work on a follow-up book of poetry in English. Congrats, Ermira, and keep up the impressive work!

SMLR and SCUA win NFPF Grant

The School of Management and Labor Relations and Special Collections and University Archives have been awarded a 2019 Basic Presentation Grant for the James B. Carey Collection from the National Film Preservation Foundation. The collection is comprised of 4 reels of 8mm silent color home-movies shot by James B. Carey in Europe and the Soviet Union in the late 1940s. It was discovered in SMLR’s archives and documents Carey’s travels as the secretary-treasurer of the CIO and involvement in the World Federation of Trade Unionists (WFTU). The grant will fund both a digital access copy and 16mm film print of the original 8mm movies.

New Exhibit at Douglass

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that renowned artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University, has been named the 2019-20 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist at Rutgers University. Campos-Pons’ solo exhibition, Sea and Self, will be on view from September 3 to December 13, 2019, in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library. The exhibit is curated by art historian and curator, Tatiana Flores, associate professor in the departments of Latino & Caribbean Studies and Art History, Rutgers University. To accompany the exhibition, CWAH will publish a comprehensive online catalog.

On Thursday, October 24 at 5 p.m. in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library, there will be a reception in honor of Campos-Pons followed by an artist’s lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Read more.

Matt Badessa