Elliston Poetry Reading, January 31, 2014, C.K. Williams

The next reading in the Elliston Poetry Room will be by the 2013-2014 Elliston Poet-in-Residence, C.K. Williams.

January 31, 2014, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

C. K. Williams is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Writers Writing Dying (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012); Wait (2010); and Collected Poems (FSG, 2007). The Singing won the National Book Award in 2003; and his previous book, Repair, was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. His collection Flesh and Blood received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Williams has also published a memoir, Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself, in 2000, and has published translations of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, Euripides’ Bacchae, and poems of Francis Ponge, among others. A prose book entitled Williams, On Whitman, was released in 2010 from Princeton University Press. He is also the author of two books of essays: Poetry and Consciousness (1998) and In Time (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Williams was awarded the Twentieth Annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, an honor given to an American poet in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment. Among his honors are awards in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Voelcker Career Achievement Award, and fellowships from the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

The author will also teach a master class entitled “First Drafts and Last Drafts” on January 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

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Elliston Master Class, January 28, 2014, C.K.Williams

The 2013-2014 Elliston Poet-in-Residence, C.K. Williams, will teach a master class on January 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library.

The class is called “First Drafts and Last Drafts.” In it, Williams plans to read the first drafts of some of his poems, then the final versions, which are often radically different. He’ll speak about the poems and take questions. This event is free and open to the public.

C. K. Williams is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Writers Writing Dying (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012); Wait (2010); and Collected Poems (FSG, 2007). The Singing won the National Book Award in 2003; and his previous book, Repair, was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. His collection Flesh and Blood received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Williams has also published a memoir, Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself, in 2000, and has published translations of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, Euripides’ Bacchae, and poems of Francis Ponge, among others. A prose book entitled Williams, On Whitman, was released in 2010 from Princeton University Press. He is also the author of two books of essays: Poetry and Consciousness (1998) and In Time (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Williams was awarded the Twentieth Annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, an honor given to an American poet in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment. Among his honors are awards in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Voelcker Career Achievement Award, and fellowships from the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

The author will also give a poetry reading on January 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

The Leclanche Cell: Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 24, January/February 2014

The Leclanché cell as depicted in Benjamin’s 1893 treatise on the voltaic cell.
The Leclanché cell as depicted in Benjamin’s 1893 treatise on the voltaic cell.

 

The 24th issue of Museum Notes highlights the Leclanché voltaic cell in both its original wet-cell form and modern dry-cell form. This cell is the basis of most of our current everyday batteries from the D-cells used in traditional flashlights to the smaller AAA-cells used in many of our everyday electronic devices.

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Elliston Poetry Reading, November 22, 2013, Denise Duhamel

The next reading in the Elliston Poetry Room will be by poet Denise Duhamel.

November 22, 2013, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Denise Duhamel is the author of several collections of poetry, including Girl Soldier (1996), How the Sky Fell (1996), Kinky (1997), The Star-Spangled Banner (1999), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (2001), Mille et un sentiments (2005), Two and Two (2005), Ka-Ching! (2009), and Blowout (2013).

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

Neil Armstrong: Engineer, Pilot, Astronaut, Teacher; the Neil Armstrong Commemorative Website

Neil Armstrong at UC
Neil Armstrong teaching at the UC College of Engineering, in 1974

Did you know that Neil Armstrong was a professor at the University of Cincinnati after being the first man to walk on the moon?

To further preserve Armstrong’s accomplishments and specifically celebrate his years from 1971-1979 as a professor and researcher in aerospace engineering at the university, the UC Libraries created a dynamic commemorative website.

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The Bunsen and Grove Cells : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 23, November/December 2013

An actual surviving example of the Grove cell and a spare ceramic spacer.
An actual surviving example of the Grove cell and a spare ceramic spacer.

 

The 23rd issue of Notes from The Oesper Collections highlights the famous Grove nitric acid cell and its later modification by Robert Bunsen which made it into a standard commercial and laboratory source of electrical energy for more than 50 years.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from The Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.

The Cincinnati Review Emerging Poets Festival, Panel and Reading, November 8, 2013

The next reading in the Elliston Poetry Room will be by poets Shara Lessley, Collier Nogues, Nathaniel Perry, and Marcus Wicker for The Cincinnati Review Emerging Poets Festival.

A panel will take place on November 8, 2013, 2:00 PM, in the Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library, immediately followed by a reading at 3:00 PM in the same location. Both the panel and the reading are free and open to the public.

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The Elliston Project Digital Archive Scholarship Workshop, November 9, 2013

In May of 2013, we received a UC Faculty Development Council Grant to run a series of five workshops in order to help us determine the best ways to use The Elliston Digital Audio Archive for instruction and research. The third of these lectures will take place on November 9, 2013 and will be led by Tanya Clement. This workshop will explore research opportunities for scholars of poetry and digital archives.

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New Digital Repository for Scholarly Works of Faculty and Students Will Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Research

The University of Cincinnati has embarked on a project to build a next-generation UC digital repository, and has joined two new consortia that will greatly advance the creation of this new repository. The initiative is being led by the University of Cincinnati Libraries in partnership with UCIT, the Office of Research, and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), the initial partners in what is expected to be a university-wide effort.

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