Camp Washington Chili in the Urban Studies Collection

camp_washington_chiliThis past summer, Lilia Walsh, who is the 2009-2010 intern in the Archives & Rare Books Library, took an Honors Seminar at the University of Cincinnati entitled Envisioning the City. The focus of the course was how artists, writers, cartographers, photographers and others have visually portrayed cities from the 15th century to the present, using the holdings of ARB’s rare books collection and its Urban Studies Collection.  One of the experiential assignments given to the students in the seminar involved the practice of “lurking.”

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Join us for Books by the Banks

bbtbJoin nationally known authors Jennifer Weiner, Garth Stein, and Jeannette Walls along with local favorites Greg Rhodes, Ellen Schreiber, and Thayne Maynard to celebrate the joy and reading of books at Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, Saturday, October 17, 10am-4pm, Duke Energy Convention Center.

The day-long festival will feature over 80 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels, and activities for the entire family to enjoy. All events are free and open to the public.

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Evolution: Evidence & Impact

UC’s year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of “On the Origin of Species” presents John van Wyhe, founder of Darwin Online. He will discuss “Mind the Gap: Did Darwin Avoid Publishing His Theory for 20 Years?” April 16, 4 p.m., Engineering Research Center, Room 427. On April 17, 4 p.m., he will discuss “Charles Darwin: The True Story” at the Public Library’s Huenefeld Tower Room (800 Vine Street, 3rd Floor). More information is online.

Friday, May 8 at 2pm : Lorrie Moore Fiction Reading

Lorrie Moore was born in Glens Falls, New York and attended St. Lawrence and Cornell universities. She is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help, as well as the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. A new novel, A Gate at the Stairs, is due out in September. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Yale Review and elsewhere. John Updike selected one of her stories for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She has been the recipient of the Irish Times Prize for International Literature, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award, the O.Henry Award, and a Lannan Foundation Literary fellowship. She is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, where she lives with her son.

Jim Schiff, Professor of English, will conduct a public interview with Lorrie Moore the following day on Friday, May 8 at 2pm (location TBA).

Please see for more information.