Greetings from Gettysburg: A Book Talk Presented by David R. Craig

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Greetings from Gettysburg: A Book Talk Presented by David R. Craig
Wednesday, March 1st
12:00pm-1:00pm
RM507, Cook Library

 

 

Former State Secretary of Planning and current Head the Maryland World War I Centennial Commission, David R. Craig will discuss his new book Greetings from Gettysburg. This pictorial history tells the story of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through 160 beautiful postcards, memorializing important and noteworthy scenes from the Civil War battlefield.

February 22, 2017 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

College Student Psychological Adjustment: A Presentation by Dr. Jonathan Mattanah

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College Student Psychological Adjustment: A presentation by Dr. Jonathan Mattanah
Tuesday, February 21st
12:30pm-1:30pm
RM507, Cook Library

Dr. Jonathan Mattanah, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Towson University, will discuss his new books about college student psychological adjustment.

 

February 15, 2017 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Noontime Jazz Celebrates Black History Month!

 

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Tuesday, February 21st
Noon-1pm
3rd Floor Lobby, Cook Library

Enjoy some toe-tapping tunes by Towson student musicians! They will play songs by African American jazz composers in honor of Black History Month.

February 14, 2017 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Book Discussion: “How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America”

Book Discussion: “How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America”
Thursday, February 16th
12:30pm-1:30pm
RM507,  Cook Library

 

 

Dr. Ziad Bentahar, Assistant Professor of French and Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University, will provide background on this book by Moustafa Bayoumi that examines how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy. Then Librarian Joyce Garczynski will lead a discussion of the book.

Light refreshments will be served.

This discussion is being held ahead of a campus visit by the author on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00pm in the University Union, Chesapeake III.

Light refreshments will be served.

This discussion is being held ahead of a campus visit by the author on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00pm in the University Union, Chesapeake III.

February 9, 2017 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

World War I, Physical Fitness, and the Shaping of a Modern University

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Wednesday, February 15th
12:00pm-1:00pm
RM507,  Cook Library

 

 

Library Associate for Towson University’s Special Collections and Archives Felicity Knox will discuss the role that World War I and physical fitness played in shaping Towson and other universities.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

February 8, 2017 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Apply to be a Part of the Library’s New Civil Rights Student Symposium!

shadows_-race-gender-sexuality-ability-and-religion-in-resistanceCook Library is now accepting proposals to participate in its Spring 2017 student symposium, Shadows: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Ability, and Religion in Resistance. The symposium will be held on May 12, 2017, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Submissions should focus on civil rights and activism and may be inspired by themes of activism in the 1960s and how those themes relate to current civil rights and activist movements. Themes may include, but are not limited to, African American civil rights and freedom movements, Asian American civil rights, feminism, LGBTQ+ civil rights, Native American civil rights, Disability rights, Latinx civil rights and migrant worker organization, the role of gender, race, religion, ability, and sexuality within activism, and the idea of place and space, with an emphasis on environmental justice.

Proposals should be no more than 350 words and should include the main thesis of your proposed project and a description of the ideas you plan to present. Students may opt to apply to one of four areas: academic writing, creative writing and poetry, visual art and film, or performing arts.

Eligibility is limited to Towson University undergraduate and graduate students. All majors and academic disciplines are welcomed.

For directions on submission, please see this page. Submission deadline for proposals is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 20th. For those accepted, the first draft of your work will be due on April 14th. Final versions of works will be presented at the symposium on May 12th.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyse Minter, Research and Instruction Librarian, at aminter@towson.edu

 

February 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

War and Peace Memorials of the Pacific War

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War and Peace Memorials of the Pacific War
Monday, January 30th
6:30pm-8:00pm
RM507,  Cook Library

 

 

Professor Emeritus Dr. David Pong will discuss World War II’s Pacific Theater through a retrospective lens.

After the lecture, Dr. Pong will lead a discussion with attendees. Light refreshments will be served.

January 25, 2017 at 9:25 am Leave a comment

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