April 2017 Archives

POETRY IN CLAREMONT: From Manuscript to Print

miller-songs-ms-sm.jpgbarnes-kazoo-sm.jpgPOETRY IN CLAREMONT: From Manuscript to Print draws on the rich literary holdings in the Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections and in Denison Library at Scripps College. The exhibit focuses on the creation and evolution of poetry, bringing together authors' manuscripts and typescripts, published works, and book artists' interpretations. Among the manuscripts featured in the exhibit are those of Emily Dickinson, May Sarton, Joaquin Miller, Yone Noguchi, and Dick Barnes. Poetry by Omar Khayyam, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Maurya Simon has inspired artists' books in the exhibit.

The manuscripts shown here, Joaquin Miller's "The Arizonian" and Dick Barnes' "When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo," are two of many from Special Collections and Denison Library included in the exhibit, which will be on display in the Honnold North Lobby through the end of May.

Special Collections presents this exhibit in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Claremont Garduate University's Tufts Poetry Awards. These are two of the most prestigious poetry prizes given in the U.S. to contemporary poets.

Congratulations to the 2017 LURA Winners!

This afternoon at 6:00 p.m. in the Honnold/Mudd Library Founders Room, six winners of this year's Library Undergraduate Research Award will be honored.

Senior award winners:
Olivia Dure, Pomona College
Jennifer Lesorogol, Pitzer College

Junior award winner:
Zach Evans, Harvey Mudd College

Sophomore award winner:
Natalie McDonald, Pomona College

First-year award winners:
Anna Freitas, Pitzer College
Ella Harris, Scripps College

Congratulations to these winners. And thank you to all the students and faculty who participated in LURA 2017. Watch for information next fall about LURA 2018.

7Cs Students' Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 20 at 3:00pm
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library
Light refreshments

Drop in to read your favorite poem--one you wrote or one by a favorite author. Drop in to listen to others reading their favorite poems.

This is one of several events in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of CGU's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. For information on all the events, see the 5C Creative Writing blog.


The Claremont Colleges Library has been selected to receive a grant from Steelcase Education supporting the installation of an active learning classroom as part of the Active Learning Center (ALC) program. This award of $65,000, plus design and instructional services support, will improve the Keck Learning Room (KLR) In the revamped classroom, students will have opportunities for hands-on engagement with primary sources and digital scholarship. Faculty will also use the classroom to learn new strategies for active learning and inclusive pedagogy through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Steelcase received 961 proposals and awarded just 15 grants; only 8 (less than 1%) went to institutions of Higher Education. The Claremont Colleges Library is thrilled to be among these. The Steelcase award will allow us to complete renovations and improvements to the Keck Learning Room over the summer in time for a fall semester opening.

For more information, see our complete press release.

Please join us next Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. for the last installment of this semester's Claremont Discourse series, "Social Justice and the Environment."

Art at the Intersection of the Environment and Social Justice
Wednesday, April 12 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

Panelists:
Claudia Arteaga (Scripps College, Assistant Professor of Spanish)
Tia Blassingame (Scripps College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Book Arts and Director of Scripps College Press)
George Gorse (Pomona College, Viola Horton Professor of Art History)
Kasper Kovitz (Scripps College, Assistant Professor of Art)
Nancy Macko (Scripps College, Professor of Art)

Moderated by Bill Anthes (Pitzer College, Professor in Art Field Group)

Although there is certainly no imperative for art to do so, it often attends to its political, cultural, or social milieu. Further, we frequently look to artistic works to help us consider old questions or raise new ones about our own lives, the realities of people and things around us, and the relationships between and among us all. In the final Spring 2017 installment of Claremont Discourse, a panel of faculty from across the Colleges will discuss the role of art engaged with subjects at the intersection of the natural world and social justice and how art can document, bring attention to, and expose the complexity of these issues.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz | 909-607-3986 | adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu

re:book e:book Paper Circuitry Workshop - Friday 4/14

This year's re:book event at the Claremont Colleges Library brings new meaning to the term e-book! Join us to learn how to create an electric circuit on paper using conductive copper tape and LED lights. Then, use your circuit to light up a one-of-a-kind notebook cover that incorporates recycled book pages. No circuitry or craft experience is necessary.

Friday, April 14, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 p.m
Digital Tool Shed, Claremont Colleges Library

FMI: Alex Chappell | 909-607-0989 | alexandra_chappell@cuc.claremont.edu

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