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Claremont Discourse: Social Justice and Water

Social Justice and Water, 
4:15 PM, Wednesday, February 8th 
Founders Room, Honnold Mudd Library

With Professor Richard Haskell (Harvey Mudd College, Professor of Physics; Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design) ; Lance Neckar (Pitzer College, Professor of Environmental Analysis); Teresa Sabol Spezio (Pitzer College, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis); Jonas Becker (Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Scripps College) 
Moderated by Char Miller (Pomona College, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis)

Claremont Discourse is the Library's signature faculty lecture and discussion series. Social Justice and Water is the first of a series of three panels, Social Justice and the Environment, that will explore the natural environment, social justice, and art, with an eye to the current political and cultural environment. This series coordinates with the Special Collections exhibit, Home Ground: Water, Politics, and Power in Claremont and the Inland Empire, which will include materials from the Water Resources Collection and other collections in Special Collections of the Claremont Colleges Library. The exhibit will be on display February 7-March 31.

Public Art, Identity, and Space: Celebrating the CCDL's Murals of Northern Ireland Collection

Save the Dates 3-6 October

The Murals of Northern Ireland collection at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) forms an archive of images of murals in Northern Ireland painted from 1979 continuing through the present day. The images record the representation of history, the expression of political standpoints, the articulation of community concerns, the formations of memory, and modes of ideological address. The murals range from overtly political declarations, to graphic depictions of conflict, to comments on the peace process, to humor and irony. The Murals collection and project began as a collaboration with Dr. Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, during his time at Scripps College. Dr. Crowley worked as a journalist in Northern Ireland earlier in his career and has written widely on both the murals and the politics of language in Ireland. Dr. Crowley will visit Claremont for a week of events examining the Murals and the topic of public art, co-sponsored by Pitzer College.

Please join us for the events of the week:

Monday, 3 October: Panel, "Public Art, Identity, and Space" with Tony Crowley, Jessica McCoy (Pitzer College), Frances Pohl (Pomona College), and documentarian Tadashi Nakamura. 11-12:15 in the CCL Founders Room. Co-sponsored by Pitzer College Art Galleries.

Wednesday, 5 October: Tony Crowley Lecture, "Understanding The Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland." 12:15-1:15 in the Pitzer College Founders Room.

Thursday, 6 October: Interactive workshop led by CCL librarians and special guests, 2-4pm in the CCL's new Collaborative Commons. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with images from the collection and capture images from the Colleges using equipment from the Digital Tool Shed. More details and RSVP link to follow soon.

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Students in Harvey Mudd College's Contemporary Topics in Art, Science, and Technology invite you to view their exhibit, "Life after the Great Separation: California as an Island," on display from October 1-29 at the North Gallery of Honnold/Mudd Library. The exhibit was inspired by the concurrent library exhibit, "Mapping the Pacific: California as an Island, 1600-1800," curated by Western Americana Librarian Lisa Crane, which includes historic maps depicting California as an island.

Students in the class produced maps and artifacts from the island some time in the future, following a natural disaster that separated California from the mainland. Their experimental cartography and speculative anthropology document the food, language, infrastructure, and geography of the new California Republic in the Pacific.

MS 179B: Art, Science, and Technology/Special Topics in Media Studies is taught by Harvey Mudd Professor Rachel Mayeri.

Celebrate the Book Arts- Exhibition and Reception, 4/21

Celebrating-the-Book-Arts-banner.jpgThe Claremont Colleges Library invites you to Celebrate the Book Arts by attending a reception and exhibition featuring altered books from RE:BOOK and contemporary artists' books from Special Collections and Denison Library!

This dual exhibition showcases student creativity and stunning artistry. Claremont Colleges students created altered books (aka: RE:BOOKs) from worn books, magazines, newspapers, maps and other recycled materials. The RE:BOOKs are paired with contemporary artists' books from our campus collections. An artist's book brings together imagery and text in a publication that is in itself a work of art. This selection of items illustrates the interplay of words and images in forms that push the boundaries of what constitutes a book.

Exhibition Reception & RE:BOOK Award Ceremony

Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm | Exhibition Gallery, Honnold 2nd floor
**During the event place your vote for the RE:BOOK People's Choice award!**
This event is free and open to the public. (Tasty) refreshments will be provided.

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