A Forgery amongst Renaissance and Baroque Paintings at DAAP!


Exhibit of paintings

Exhibit of paintings-possibly Renaissance and Baroque from UC’s art collection

 Close up of two paintings in the exhibit.

DAAP Art History Prof. Chris Platts invites direct observation of these works of art from UC’s art collection to aid his classes (ARTH 5184 & ARTH 3021) in determining style, iconography, materials, function, patronage, and deeper symbolic meanings of the works. Prof. Platts is teaming up with UC geology and chemistry professors to give his students the chance to study an in-house mineral collection as a basis for analysis of paint pigments and how they were made in the Renaissance time period. As a class activity, the students will analyze these paintings from paint chips to date them and attempt to identify which one is a forgery.

An Exhibit on Hair: Books from the Collection, DAAP Library

This exhibit highlights some selections from the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library of DAAP about hair. Come take a look and feel free to check out the books if your research needs demand it (please ask for staff assistance taking them out of case).

exhibit showing books about hair

Exhibit showing books about hair from the DAAP Library.

“The meaning of hair for individuals within any given society varies according to their particular social position, gender, race, and age, just as the meaning of hair more generally in a particular society may differ in others, in both place and time. Thus, the meaning of the long hair of a Tamil sᾱdhu priest in Coimbatore, India, differs from the long hair of a village bride in Anatolia, Turkey, with the former suggesting the priest’s celibate withdrawal from the sexual conventions of social life and the latter, the young bride’s introduction to them. For as anthropologist Carol Delaney observes, head, facial, and body hair—its cutting, growing, styling, and shaving—may have similar meanings in different societies, but the “specific cultural context” of these practices and related beliefs about hair are quite particular. It is indeed, often unassuming, small details concerning hair that are revealing of underlying social mores and suggest the ways that changes in women’s and men’s hair practices and hairstyles are related to and reflective of larger historical and social processes.”

-Elisha P. Renne vol. 6 of “A Cultural History of Hair: In the Modern Age.” Edited by Geraldine Biddle-Perry. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

-curated by Andrea Chemero with technical assistance from Cade Stevens

Artists’ Books Exhibit-DAAP Library

The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library of DAAP is hosting Professor Mark Harris’s BFA “Topics in Contemporary Art-Art Criticism” class exhibit.

Professor Mark Harris writes this about the exhibit:

This display of artists’ books comes from the DAAP Library Special Collections. Last spring semester these books were selected by BFA students in my Topics in Contemporary Art—Art Criticism class for a writing assignment. Students were asked to select two books by different artists and write a 1,000 word evaluation and comparison. They were welcome to experiment with writing approaches. What you see here are short extracts from their essays.

Mark Harris

The writing samples are by these students—

Sabrina Argotte, Sheridan Ave, Aliesha Caldwell, Trinity Campbell, Grace Casella, Katherine Donaghy, Sam Engel, Callie Gaines, Kat Hardy, Catherine Hummel, Vicky Lee, Nathalie Lorenz, Nicole Moore, Ashton Morris, Hugh Moscoe, Arisa Nakahata, Emma Schutte, Vidushi Shrivastava, Kara Yeomans

Professor Harris installed the exhibit with shelves askew and books displayed at haphazard angles, which makes the exhibit a colorful, jumbled visual delight. It will be up until October 20th, 2022; come and take a look.

Exhibit of artists' books on shelves

Exhibit of artists’ books on shelves

Exhibit of artitsts' books on shelves

Exhibit of artists' books on shelves

Exhibit of artists’ books on shelves

Celebrating Emeritus Dean of DAAP, Jay Chatterjee

The Robert A. Deshon & Karl J. Schlachter Library of DAAP is celebrating Dean Chatterjee’s career with a dedicated study room. News articles from Dean Chatterjee’s career are hung on one wall. Four shovels are hung on another; each designed by a different school in DAAP to commemorate the ground-breaking of Peter Eisenman’s building in 1996. The study room is located on the second floor of the DAAP Library-Room 6480C (take elevator to second floor and turn to the right). Come take a look.

news articles highlighting Dean Chatterjee's career

Framed news articles highlighting Dean Chatterjee’s career as Dean of DAAP.


P. Alfred Marchand, Lunch Talk

P. Alfred Marchand was one of the first African American librarians in the United States and possibly the Midwest region. He worked at the Cincinnati Hospital from ~1873-1918. Although Marchand was highly valued by the medical staff at the Cincinnati Hospital, there was also controversy surrounding his unwarranted dismissal then reinstatement following protest by medical staff. 

Please join Leah Everitt, research assistant in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD Board Room of the Winkler Center, to hear about archival materials that reveal much more about Marchand’s academic accomplishments and his time at the Cincinnati Hospital. Please note that lunch will be served.

April is National Minority Health Month- HSL Promotes “Give Your Community A Boost!”

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library of the University of Cincinnati is promoting the National Institute of Health’s Minority Health Month.

2022’s theme is “Give Your Community a Boost.”

Give your Community a Boost

NIH Promotional poster of healthy looking people from various minority groups, one with a band-aid and one with a mask, and one working with an immunocompromised child to communicate the importance of receiving a booster shot for Covid-19.

For information on Covid-19 vaccines in our community, please visit:

For members of the University of Cincinnati:


For citizens of Cincinnati, OH:


For anyone: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

For more information on how Covid-19 affects minority communities:


For more information on programs related to Minority Health Month, please visit: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/nmhm/

Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy through the Pandemic! Although numbers are currently down in the USA, the Covid-19 Pandemic is not over.

Keep track of numbers around the world here: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html


Women’s History Month- Catherine Allen Latimer, First African-American librarian at the New York Public Library

Catherine Allen Latimer sitting in front of file cabinets at the New York Public Library

Catherine Allen Latimer sitting in front of file cabinets at the New York Public Library

Celebrating Catherine Allen Latimer, NYPL’s first African-American Librarian.

Catherine Allen Latimer was New York Public Library’s first African American librarian. She was hired as a substitute in 1920 after being an assistant at Tuskegee Institute’s library for a year from 1919-1920.[1] She stayed for her entire career until she retired in 1946. She founded the Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints at the 135th Street Branch of NYPL in 1925. This was a precursor to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Later, she was promoted to a curator of the same by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg.

Catherine was born in Nashville, TN in 1896. Her family eventually moved to NYC. She was educated during her early life in Germany and France. She spoke French fluently and read German. For high school, she attended public schools in Brooklyn, NY. Her undergraduate work and library training took place at Howard University and she completed some graduate work at Columbia University.[2]

Over her career, she lectured to students of Wellesley College, Columbia University, Vassar College, Smith College, Hunter College and Pratt Institute. Continue reading

Lexicomp online: New access codes for 2022

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to Lexicomp Online and with each annual renewal, the previous year’s app access expires and 50 new Lexicomp app access codes become available.
50 access codes for the 2022 Lexicomp app
• Lexicomp app registration is first come, first serve
• App accounts expire annually
Lexicomp Academic Discount Program
• When the 50 app access codes are gone, another option is to purchase a Lexicomp app at a reduced cost
• A link to the academic student discounts is available on the Lexicomp Online home page (located under Help & Training Resources, just below the search box)
Lexicomp Online
Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library. It provides clear, concise, point-of-care adult and pediatric drug information as well as in-depth information on interactions, toxicology, and more. Lexicomp also includes support tools like drug ID, calculators, and patient education.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Health Sciences Library.

New Employee at The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlacter Library at DAAP

Please welcome Cade Stevens to DAAP.  He is the NEW Student and Circulation Supervisor at The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlacter Library for Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP). Come in and say “Hi!”

FYI: He is the guy to see if you are a student interested in working at the DAAP library.