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Makerspaces! Having Fun with your Science

Events - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:00
Bring your lunch along to learn about the world of makerspaces! Members of the Ithaca Generator will be on hand to talk about their experiences with 3D printing, robotics,...
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Book Talk: International Development--Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Events - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:00
How have ideas on development changed since the Second World War? The certainties of the postwar period are no longer with us anymore, and we find gaps between the goals of...
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Shakespeare at 450

Events - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:00
On Wednesday, April 23, the world will commemorate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. The Cornell University Library will celebrate the occasion by placing...
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Prescriptions for Urban Ailments: Planning Solutions of the 1920s-1940s

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From the roaring twenties to the New Deal era, city planning evolved new prescriptions for urban ailments diagnosed by civic leaders and reformers. These ills included...
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Speaking of Sex: Human Sexuality Collection Exhibition

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Cornell University Library’s new exhibition, Speaking of Sex, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Human Sexuality Collection. A quarter of a century ago, the Library began...
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“An Extreme Stirrer-Up of Passions" – Falconry at Cornell and Around the World

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“An Extreme Stirrer-Up of Passions” – Falconry at Cornell and Around the World explores the ancient, yet still vibrant world of falconry with gorgeous photography, fascinating...
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Poster Making and Printing

Events - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:00
Learn best practices and useful resources for research poster design in this short interactive workshop! We will judge some existing posters, review basic design principles,...
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Flash exhibition: Shakespeare at 450!

LibeScope - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:20

For one day only, the Library is putting all four folio editions of William Shakespeare's plays -- the earliest published collections of his work, all printed in the 17th century and now among the most important books in all of world literature -- on display to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. First folios

All the world may be a stage, but Cornell is fortunate to be one of the few places in the world that can put all four folios on display for its community of readers and researchers.

On Wednesday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., come to the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections on level 2B of Kroch Library to see these rare editions all together, live and in person.

William G. Mennen '08 donated the Library's volumes in 1953. The First Folio of 1623, published seven years after the author’s death, established Shakespeare’s canon by collecting his plays in a single volume for the first time. Eighteen of the 36 plays published in the First Folio had never been printed before their appearance here.

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Organize, Safeguard, Update: Managing your digital research files workshop

Events - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:00
What is the best way to manage your digital assets over time? How do you safeguard your data from technical obsolescence or accidental loss? Whether it’s your email, digital...
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Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives on in America

Events - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:00
With ancient roots in Mesopotamia and Central Asia, falconry also finds impassioned practitioners in North America. At a talk presented in conjunction with Mann Library’s...
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Microsoft Excel 2013: Pivot Tables

Events - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00
Sometimes it is difficult to analyze all of the information in your Microsoft Excel worksheet. PivotTables can help make your worksheets more manageable by summarizing data...
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Show Me the Money: Funding Beyond Cornell

Events - Mon, 2014-04-14 16:00
Trying to identify funding sources for dissertation research and writing? Learn how to find opportunities offered by foundations and other granting organizations and research...
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Book Talk: The Tender Friendship and the Charm of Perfect Accord: Nabokov and His Father

Events - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:45
Vladimir Nabokov’s worldview and verbal artistry cannot be fully understood without first understanding the relationship between the writer and his father. Nabokov...
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Library acquires presidential textiles

News - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:15

The library’s vast array of manuscripts and artifacts tells thousands of different stories. A newly acquired textile collection – with a strong Cornell connection – of more than 100 items from the latter half of the 19th and the 20th centuries are now part of Cornell’s world-renowned Collection of Political America in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

The textiles, a donation from the estate of quilter Lucinda Reddington Cawley, include such items such as sashes and fabrics printed with presidential portraits and scarves that were souvenirs from World Fairs.

“This collection represents a tangible form of history,” said Marcie Farwell, special collections assistant at the library. “These are objects that people bought to commemorate certain events they felt were historically significant and of which they were part. They’re relatable in a way that history on the page is not, because they’re objects that remind us that we were there.”

Visit the Cornell Chronicle to read the full story.

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Still Speaking of Sex

News - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:12

The Human Sexuality Collection’s 25th anniversary is in full swing, with a new component: an online exhibition. See scanned images of the items from every exhibition case, arranged by themes such as “advice,” “silence” and “want.”

Also watch the CornellCast video of a panel on archiving the history of sexuality, “Saving Sex.” Dagmawi Woubshet, associate professor of English, moderated the discussion between author Urvashi Vaid, pioneering feminist sex writer Susie Bright and "How to Survive a Plague" director/producer David France.

And last but not least, stop by the exhibition at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections anytime through Oct. 11.

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  • Still Speaking of Sex

    The Human Sexuality Collection’s 25th anniversary is in full swing, with a new component: an online exhibition. See scanned... more

     
  • Library acquires presidential textiles

    The library’s vast array of manuscripts and artifacts tells thousands of different stories. A newly acquired textile collection – more

     
  • Recalling 1930s Cornell

    Betty Stavely is a true historian. Writing more than 400 letters to her family over 35 years, the 101-year-old... more

     
  • Lending technology

    Everyone knows the library loans out books, journal articles and much more. But what about high-res digital cameras and... more

     
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Lending technology

News - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:09

Everyone knows the library loans out books, journal articles and much more. But what about high-res digital cameras and voice recorders?

Through a pilot project begun in the fall, students, faculty and staff can borrow dozens of pieces of multimedia equipment – projectors, cameras, camcorders, tripods, recorders, wireless microphones and projection screens – from Uris and Mann libraries.

Some equipment can be reserved in advance; other items are loaned on a first-come-first-served basis. And everything can be taken out for 24 hours and used for personal use as well as class-related projects and presentations.

“After careful assessment, we realized that we could meet students’ needs regardless of which college they’re in or which library they frequent,” said Tobi Hines, user services and multimedia librarian at Mann. “We’ve been really gratified to see the success of this pilot program – the equipment is being used by a very diverse group of students for very diverse projects.”

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  • Still Speaking of Sex

    The Human Sexuality Collection’s 25th anniversary is in full swing, with a new component: an online exhibition. See scanned... more

     
  • Lending technology

    Everyone knows the library loans out books, journal articles and much more. But what about high-res digital cameras and... more

     
  • Library acquires presidential textiles

    The library’s vast array of manuscripts and artifacts tells thousands of different stories. A newly acquired textile collection – more

     
  • Recalling 1930s Cornell

    Betty Stavely is a true historian. Writing more than 400 letters to her family over 35 years, the 101-year-old... more

     
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Recalling 1930s Cornell

News - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:33

Betty Stavely is a true historian. Writing more than 400 letters to her family over 35 years, the 101-year-old alumna chronicled her life in northern California, her overseas adventures – and her love for Cornell. The letters of Elizabeth "Betty" Williams Stavely '35 have found a permanent home in Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Stavely, who turned 101 in August, grew up in New York state and earned a degree in botany in 1935. In the 1930s, there weren't many women in science.

Read the full story in the most recent issue of Ezra magazine.

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  • Library acquires presidential textiles

    The library’s vast array of manuscripts and artifacts tells thousands of different stories. A newly acquired textile collection – more

     
  • Still Speaking of Sex

    The Human Sexuality Collection’s 25th anniversary is in full swing, with a new component: an online exhibition. See scanned... more

     
  • Lending technology

    Everyone knows the library loans out books, journal articles and much more. But what about high-res digital cameras and... more

     
  • Recalling 1930s Cornell

    Betty Stavely is a true historian. Writing more than 400 letters to her family over 35 years, the 101-year-old... more

     
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Impressionistic and Abstract Interpretations of Cornell Library Guides by Subject

Events - Mon, 2014-03-31 08:00
What does a Library look like to you? Paintings in acrylics and oils by Cynthia Todd, Eric Draper, and Thomas Frank offer a playful, imaginative tour through the subjects...
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Publishing in a Networked Era: Open Access & Open Data

Events - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:30
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any incovenience.
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Book Talk: The Language of Contention--Revolutions in Words, 1688-2012

Events - Wed, 2014-03-26 16:30
A master of contentious politics, Sidney Tarrow’s new book The Language of Contention (Cambridge University Press, August 2013), examines how politics can’t be understood...
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