Guggenheim Grant-Winning Essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan to Speak at UC Clermont

In collaboration with the UC Clermont English, Languages & Fine Arts Department, the Clermont College Library is proud to announce An Evening With John Jeremiah Sullivan on Wednesday, November 14.  John Jeremiah Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. He writes for GQHarper’s Magazine, and Oxford American, and is the author of Blood Horses and Pulphead.

Tickets for Sullivan’s talk are $5. Tickets to a VIP reception with the author (to include the talk, refreshments, and a signed copy of Pulphead) are also available on a limited basis. Proceeds from the event will benefit Clermont College scholarships.

Reserve your seat today and support the future of UC Clermont students: https://foundation.uc.edu/sullivan

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

UCBA Library Hosts 1st Faculty Lightning Talks

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By Lauren Wahman

 

These short, 15-minute presentations will showcase faculty research and share different aspects of the research process.

Thursday, March 22 2:00-3:00 pm
Muntz 117

Sonja Andrus
‘So, You Teach for Transfer. Do You Know What You’re Looking For?’ A Quick Look at Transfer in Two-Year College Students

Wendy Calaway & Keshar Ghimire
Evidence From Classroom Research:  Evaluating Students’ Perceptions Toward Courts and Police

Heather Vilvens
Creating Effective Safe Sleep Messaging for Caregivers of Infants Less than 1 Year Old

Now on Display for Black History Month and the African American Read In

The UCBA Library has two displays running for the month of February: the African American Read In display (located at the entrance of the library) and the Black History Month display (located near the print station). Both displays will be available through February 28th.

Titles from the African American Read-In display can be used for the college sponsored Read-In event scheduled for Thursday, Febuary 8, 2018 from 12:30pm-1:45pm in the Audiotorium lobby. Read In events are held nationally during Black History Month and highlights African American authors. A full list of titles can be browsed online on the National African American Read In Guide along with information on how to volunteer as a reader.

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Black History Month Display

UCBA Library Presents UC Press Brown Bag

Liz Scarpelli

Liz Scarpelli, UC Press Director, will be at UCBA to give an overview of the UC Press, its current initiatives and to take questions about the Press. Also, joining Liz via Skype will be the new UC Press Acquisitions Director, Michael Duckworth.

When: Thursday, February 22 from 12p-1p
Where: Learning & Teaching Center (Muntz 117)

 

Clermont College Library to Host Poetry Reading

 

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with the English, Literature and Fine Arts Department, Clermont College Library will be host to Richard Hague, author of Studied Days: Poems Early and Late in Appalachia.

Please join us November 8 for a conversation with the poet at 1:25pm and a reading and book signing at 2:30pm. Reception to follow.

A special thank you to Associate Professor Phoebe Reeves for inviting us to participate in the event.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

You Are Invited! WorldFest Trivia Night hosted by the UC Libraries and UC Quiz Club.

What: WorldFest (#UCWorld17 ) Trivia Night hosted by the UC libraries and UC Quiz Club.

When: Wednesday, March 8th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Where: 462 Langsam Library

How to participate: Form a team with a friend (each team will have 2 people) and answer question about world cultures, UC libraries, International Women’s Day and general knowledge.

What to look forward to: The top 3 team win fabulous prizes + Audience Prizes. Pizza and snacks will be served.

Want to come prepared? Check out the CultureGrams and Global Road Warrior databases at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/main/databases/inda_browse.php

Please visit the event Facebook page for more information, including awards.

RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/yN51IaNnXRHAnwZS2.
(This would help us get a better count on the expected crowd!)

#UCWorld17 has an amazing variety of great events. See the main calendar and the descriptive calendar.

UC Libraries Reflects on “Celebration of Excellence in Black History” Event

UC Libraries celebrated Black History Month with a cultural program filled with poetry readings, theater performances and delicious cuisine.

chalkboard_eventThe event was titled “Celebration of Excellence in Black History.” It was part of UC Libraries’ “Bridges to Diversity and Inclusion” initiative. The event was extremely well attended and guests included students, faculty, staff and administrators from across UC.  Here is a multimedia slideshow that features highlights from the event: https://animoto.com/play/VYYiygBRepyAv4wXUj3RwQ

The program started with a presentation on the origins and foundations of Black History Month. Dr. Karen Cudjoe shared inspirational and empowering quotes from Black leaders. Her presentation also featured a mosaic of Black excellence that showed the impact Black people have made in the fields of: education, politics, business, civil rights, athletics, arts and culture.

Afterwards, Don Jason introduced UC Libraries’ Diversity Journaling Initiative. This initiative encourages UC students, faculty and staff to attend diversity programs on campus and write about them. Everyone at the event received a diversity diary.

Next, the event featured poetry readings by Nick Wantsala and Jenny Wright—Black Buttafly. The poetry was a mix of classic poems written by Lewis Latimer and original spoken word poems.

The poetry was followed by a theater performance presented by Donna Davis and Akosua Favors from the Soul Consciousness Theater Group. The performance highlighted the contributions Black inventors have made on society. It gave the audience a glimpse of what daily life would be like if we did not have inventions created by Black people. Meshia Anderson and June Taylor-Slaughter researched all of the inventors mentioned in the theater performance. They compiled their research into two eye-catching display boards that were showcased at the Black History Month event.

The final portion of the program featured presentations from student and community groups. These presentations highlighted the history and mission of each organization. The presentations also talked about the exciting programs and events hosted by the different groups. Here are the organizations that presented:

  • African Students Association
  • Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • UC Black Women on the Move
  • UC Graduate Student Consortium for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry
  • Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio – Young Professionals

After the formal program concluded, everyone shared in a delicious soul food meal.

UC Libraries would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Meshia Anderson, Program Coordinator, program participants and everyone who helped make the event a success.  UC Libraries would also like to extend a special thanks to the UC Provost’s Office for the grant that made this event possible.

The “Celebration of Excellence in Black History” event occurred on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 2:30- 4:30 PM in Langsam Library. It was hosted in Room 462, UC Libraries’ new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility.

Don Jason and Meshia Anderson

21st Century Transformation at Clermont College Library

 

 

 

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With support from Clermont College Dean Jeff Bauer, we are working closely with the UC Foundation to raise funds for our library’s renewal. In addition to repeating last year’s Quacks for Stacks fundraiser, we’re planning more initiatives for the coming year including A Literary Affair on Wednesday, September 23rd.

This fun event will kick-off the transformation and include a plaque dedication ceremony for former Library Director Fred Marcotte, as well as highlight exciting plans for improvements to the space. For more information about this event or donating to the 21st Century Library Campaign, contact Dana Parker 513- 558-9964 or Mindi Hilgeman 513-558-3420.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director