UC Libraries Pay Tribute to UC Authors, Editors and Composers

Exhibit of Published Works on Display in Langsam Library’s 4th and 5th Floors through June 10, 2012

The annual Authors, Editors and Composers reception and program was held Tuesday, April 17, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. At the event, UC Libraries honored 285 faculty members and their 413 creative and scholarly works published in the year 2011. Participating faculty members represented every UC college plus the Division of Professional Practice, and the Libraries. Continue reading UC Libraries Pay Tribute to UC Authors, Editors and Composers

From Pyramids to Spacecraft

exhibit imageThe traveling exhibition From Pyramids to Spacecraft will be shown at the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) April 20 – May 15, 2012. The exhibit features selected projects by the design studio Architecture and Vision, founded by Italian architect Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler, with offices in Munich, Germany and Bomarzo, Italy. Continue reading From Pyramids to Spacecraft

Answering the call: 25th General Hospital featured in UC Magazine

Barbara Lincoln Ashbaugh with patients in Tongres (Belgium)
Barbara Lincoln Ashbaugh with patients in Tongres (Belgium)

The April edition of UC Magazine features an article based on Courage and Skill in World War II: 25th General Hospital, a UC Libraries online exhibit. Additional photographs, texts and video can be viewed from the digital collection.

During the summer of 1941, the U.S. Army invited the University of Cincinnati to organize the 25th General Hospital to serve as a major medical facility in the European war theater. More than 600 physicians, surgeons, nurses, and enlisted men served the 25th with distinction in England, France, and Belgium until the end of the war. An earlier incarnation of the 25th had bravely served on the battlefields of World War I.

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Langsam Exhibit Celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe

The year 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of writer Harriet Beecher Stowe. To celebrate this milestone, an exhibit highlighting the life and publishing career of Harriet Beecher Stowe is on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor. A timeline noting important events in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life is displayed along with samples of some of her writing.

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Our Bearcat Image Library is Growing Again!

By Janice Schulz

Two new images have been added to our Bearcat exhibit. The photographs, taken by ARB Student Assistant Lauren Fink, depict the Bearcat making a stand around campus. The first is one of two statues guarding the Clifton Avenue entrance to McMicken Hall. Just find Mick and Mack and look up to see these fellows dutifully scanning the horizon. The second is a large inflatable bearcat currently holding ground in the UC Bookstore. He stands confidently and proudly welcoming customers to the Bookstore’s upper level.

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Expand Your Global Perspective During International Education Week Activities at UC

Food, film and plenty of information-sharing will be brought into focus Nov. 14-19, when UC celebrates International Education Week.

UC Libraries is participating in International Education Week with the exhibit Travel the World with UC Libraries, currently on display on Langsam Library’s 4th floor and featuring guidebooks, phrase books, and websites that will aid people in their travels. More information about the exhibit is available online.

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Travel the World with UC Libraries: Guides, Phrase Books, and other Helpful Information to Aid You in Your Travels

People love to travel; and UC students really love to travel. According to UC International, over the past five years, between 830 and 874 students participated in the study abroad programs annually. In addition, numerous UC faculty, students, and staff travel abroad for pleasure, business, performances, community service, and other reasons.

So what makes a successful travel experience? A good guidebook. UC Libraries’ print and digital collections provide excellent resources for travelers. Travel the World with UC Libraries, an exhibit currently on display on Langsam Library’s 4th floor, features guidebooks, phrase books, and websites that will aid people in their travels.

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Ohio Archives Month: Buckeyes in the Civil War

By Kevin Grace

Ohio Archives Month PosterEvery year, October is designated as Ohio Archives Month, and for 2011 the theme is “Buckeyes in the Civil War.”  The Archives & Rare Books Library joined several other Ohio repositories in contributing an image to this year’s poster.  Our image is of Cincinnatian John R. Hunt, who served as an Adjutant in the war.  His brother, Samuel T. Hunt, was a Cincinnati jurist who helped form the University of Cincinnati in 1870 and served as one of the early board members.

For more information on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Ohio and across the nation, please go to ARB’s website and its special Civil War commemorative page: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/civil-war/index.html.  On that page, we have linked to our full-text digitized issue of the 1863 Colored Citizen, one of the few issues in existence, as well as links to Civil War books, images, and letters.  For further information on the Archives & Rare Books Library and its holdings, please call 513.556.1959, email archives@ucmail.uc.edu, or visit the website at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html.