January 2008 Archives

This event has been cancelled--we regret any inconvenience.

Wednesday. February 6th at 4:15PM
Robert Mezey, Professor Emeritus of English, Pomona College
Honnold/Mudd Library -- Founders Room
Lecture is free and open to all, refreshments and discussion to follow

Winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize and the PEN Poetry Award, among many other garlands, with over fifty years of publishing poetry, Robert Mezey is a poet of impressively wide-ranging experience, erudition, voice, and form. He held jobs as social worker, probation officer, and advertising copywriter before working in academia, where his openness and politics -- he once described himself as a semi-hippie -- made tenured positions somewhat hard to secure and led him on an itinerant circuit. His talents as a teacher finally found a welcoming home at Pomona in 1976 (he retired in 1999). The topics of his poems include everything from Thomas Hardy to Charles Starkweather to reflections on being a Jewish son. A master explorer of poetic forms, he has written in blank verse, syllabics, ballads, sonnets, terza rima --even a haiku and a blues. He is also a translator and anthologist of note (particularly for Naked Poetry and Poems from the Hebrew). In April of 2008 he will be awarded an honorary degree from Kenyon College, which he attended for two years but considers his literary alma mater (it is there that he met fellow poet James Wright). Professor Mezey will read from his works and talk about the art of teaching poetry. He has given hundreds of readings nationally and internationally, so it is a great honor for us to host him here in what was for many years his main academic community.

For more information, please email adam.rosenkranz@libraries.claremont.edu

Lockers available for checkout in Honnold/Mudd

Honnold/Mudd now has lockers available for checkout, so that you can store your stuff if you need to leave for a bit.

The policy:

Lockers are available in Honnold/Mudd Library on a first-come, first-served basis to current students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges. They are intended for short-term, temporary storage, and are not to be used as substitutes for carrels or study shelves. Lockers are the property of The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) and are subject to inspection without advance notice. CUC is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

Keys for the lockers may be checked out at the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk for one day with one renewal; renewal may be made online, in person, or by telephone. Lockers may not be reserved in advance.

Overdue fine is $1 per day. Keys not returned within ten days will be considered lost and a non-refundable replacement fee of $75 will be charged. Items will then be removed from the locker and sent to Campus Safety.

If the locker key is lost, user must show photo identification to retrieve items. A non-refundable replacement fee of $75 will be charged for the lost key.

Reference materials, food, and materials that are not checked out are not allowed in the lockers.

Libraries Return to Normal Hours

All four libraries (Honnold/Mudd, Denison, Seeley G. Mudd Science, Sprague) will return to normal hours starting on Jan 22. Do note however, that all four libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

For complete hours during winter break, See the Hours page of the Libraries website.

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