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  • On Display: Festiv’Ébène 2018

    Some of the Women Profiled in the 2018 SOFIFRAN Exhibit.

     

     

    As part of Black History Month @ Brock, the Library is proud to host the exhibit Black Women and Powers/Femmes Noires et pouvoirs. The display, curated by SOFIFRAN runs until Sunday, February 11.

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  • On Display: Artifacts of Meaning: a display of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork

    Exhibit by Aboriginal Student Services

    On your next trip to the Library and Learning Commons, spare some time to view the current display of artifacts by First Nations, Métis and Inuit craftspeople. Learn the importance of sage, sweet grass, cedar and tobacco to indigenous cultures. View intricate bead work, sewing, weaving and more.

    The display, curated by Arlene Bannister of Aboriginal Student Services runs until December 15th.

     

     

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  • On Display: 3D Printed Artifacts for Classics 2p32

     

    The Department of Classics and The Library Makerspace recently collaborated on an experiential learning project and all are invited to view the results. Replicas of Alexander the Great, the Pharaoh Hetshepsut, and the Venus of Willendorf are on display this week at the Thistle entrance to the Library.

    The works came about as a result of Carrie Murray, Tabitha Lewis, and Jonathan Younker’s work to create a project that would bring technology into the classroom. Students in CLAS 2P32 – Introduction to Archaeology, researched and wrote proposals to choose artifacts held in major museums for 3D printing. The chosen artifacts were printed in class this week.

    Following the exhibit, the artifacts will be moved to a display case in the Cypriote Museum, Department of Classics, and they will be used in upcoming courses.

    Are you interested in learning more about emerging technology? Check out the Library Makerspace in ST211 during Monday to Friday drop-in hours (10 am – 4 pm). Or, take in one of their free workshops listed on Experience BU.

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  • On Display: Inuit Carvings from the Pelino Collection

    Bears on a rock by Tommy Takpanie.

    The sculpture of Tommy Takpanie. Pelino Collection.

    The Brock Library is hosting an exhibit of exquisite Inuit sculpture on loan from the private collection of Brock alumnus Joe Pelino (BSc ’91). Learn more about Pelino, his collection and his connection to Iqlauit in the Brock News.

    The display runs through to December 15.

     

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  • On Display in the Library: Night Against Procrastination

    Night against procrastination 2017

    Night Against Procrastination is a fun exciting event focused on encouraging students to get started on big term assignments early.  We provide workspace, professional writing staff, tutors, relaxation sessions (e.g. “Make your own stress ball), mini workshops (e.g. “Quick Guide to APA Citation”), soup, hot chocolate, popcorn, and sweet swag!  Come join more than 200 students as we all gather together to get ‘er done.

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  • On Display: Open Access Week Exhibit

    Did you know that open access leads to higher citation counts and raises the profile of Brock research? Scholarly literature made freely available online also enhances collaboration and ensures that the public can access taxpayer-funded research.

    In honour of International Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29, the Library and Learning Commons display cases feature open access resources and statements from Brock researchers on why “open” is important to them.

    The Library will also be celebrating Open Access Week with several other activities, including:

    • Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel – Oct. 23, 2-3; Oct. 26, 11-12; Library Learning Commons
    • Live stream of Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa, discussing the linkages between copyright reform, open access, and open educational resources. Oct. 24, 12:40 pm, Schmon Tower 11th floor, Room 1126
    • Announcement of the recipient of the inaugural Brock University Award for Open Access
    • Library News posts highlighting the impact of open access for Brock researchers

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  • On Display: Voyage of Discovery: French, Italian, German, and Hispanic & Latin American Cultures

    Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures display pic

    The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has mounted a display in the Learning Commons and Thistle hallway showcasing various aspects of French, Italian, German, and Hispanic and Latin American Cultures.

    Come to view the intriguing assortment of items on display and win a prize by successfully answering a skill-testing question each week. The questions will be posted on Facebook and on Twitter, as well as on the MLLC website. Please send your responses to: dbielicki@brocku.ca

    Skill-testing question #2:

    Enter here to take the subway! Name the style in which I was built. The names of both the French and German styles are required!

    Congratulations to Jacob Stickel, winner of week 1’s question.

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  • On Display: Science Literacy Week 2017

    Science Literacy Week, September 18-24, 2017
    The James A. Gibson Library is proud to participate in Science Literacy Week, a Canada wide celebration of science and science literature. Learn more.

    Events:

    Exploring Our Geologic Past: a campus rock tour
     led by Dr. Francine McCarthy, Dept. of Earth Science
    When: Tuesday, September 19, from 5 p.m to 6 p.m
    Where: James A. Gibson Library / Learning Commons (meeting location)
    Note: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the tour will run rain or shine
    Admission: Free

    Let’s Talk Science … in the Learning Commons
    When: Thursday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Where:  Learning Commons / James A. Gibson Library (main floor)
    Admission: Free

    Focus on Fossils Display
    When: September 18-24, 2017
    Where: Display cases at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons and inside the Library, main floor

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  • On Display: Inuit Carvings from the Pelino Collection

    Bears on a rock by Tommy Takpanie.

    The sculpture of Tommy Takpanie. Pelino Collection

    Through December 15th, the Library is hosting an exhibit of exquisite Inuit soap stone sculptures on loan from the private collection of Brock alumnus Joe Pelino (BSc ’91). Learn more about Pelino, his collection and his connection to Iqlauit in the Brock News.

     

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  • On Display : Astérix and Obélix

    “The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaires who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium …”

    Translated into 107 languages and adored around the world, the comic series Astérix et Obélix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo debuted in 1959. In all, 36 albumns have been published since then. In addition to print, the anti-heroes have been featured in numerous films and games. In 1989, their influence extended further with the opening of Parc Astérix, a theme park north of Paris.

    The Library and Learning Commons display cases – in a light-hearted end to the winter term, are exhibiting several albums and figurines of the characters. Enjoy the display and be on the look-out for Dogmatix (Astérix’s loyal companion and tiny fearless terrier). He has his own method for dealing with the invading Romans!

    Special thanks to Sébastien Marchal (University Marketing and Communications) and Catherine Parayre (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures – French Studies) for this entertaining exhibit.

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