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Conservationist and Author Carl Safina Captivates at Writers Series

In his spirited presentation and book of the same title “Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel,” Carl Safina shared how he spent time working with researchers who have dedicated decades to studying particular families of wild

Posted in Anthropology, Author Series, Biology, Communicating Science, Ecology and Evolution, Events, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

Art Crawls: Guided Tours of Campus Galleries

Art Crawl, Fall 2016

Special Collections will be participating in the Fall 2016 Art Crawl, a free event with guided tours of Stony Brook University’s galleries. A variety of art will be exhibited, including work from international artists, Stony Brook students, and digital artists

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Professors Munich and Bona “Dazzle” at Writers Series

Dr. Munich speaking at Writers Series, September 27, 2016.

Diamonds and cloth-work were among the scholarly topics discussed by SBU professors Adrienne Munich and Mary Jo Bona, at the first program of the fall 2016 University Libraries Presents: Writers Series. A standing room-only audience of university and community guests

Posted in Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

“Stony Brook on the Map” on Display in the CRR

Auerbach, Larry. The State University of New York at Stony Brook...: A Vision from the Clouds. 1978.

Visit the Central Reading Room to view “Stony Brook on the Map,” a selection of rare atlases and maps from the University Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the growth and development of Stony Brook University and the Long Island region.

Posted in Maps, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich to Speak on 9/27

Professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich

SBU professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich will speak at University Libraries Presents: Writers Series on Tuesday, 9/27. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed faculty. Date: Tuesday, September 27 from

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

Digitized: Women In US-Asian Relations and Senator Jacob K. Javits

Stony Brook University Libraries presents two new digital projects to start the 2016 Fall semester. Women in US-Asian Relations: Oral History Project and the Senator Jacob K. Javits Digital Collection are two collections coming from different Stony Brook University (SBU) sources

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Digital Collections, Special Collections & University Archives

New Exhibit Opens in the Central Reading Room

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

Artist Salvador Dalí’s vibrant and surreal interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is on display in the newly renovated Central Reading Room, Melville Library. The works are part of a unique portfolio housed in Special Collections of the University

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Senator Jacob K. Javits Digital Collection

View the collection here   This digitized collection features print, audio, and video content from the Senator Jacob K. Javits Collection in the Special Collections and University Archives at Stony Brook University Libraries. The items highlight and illustrate Senator Javits’

Posted in Digital Collections, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Michael Dorman Collection Open for Research

"We Shall Overcome." [New York], [Delacorte Press]; distributed by the Dial Press [1964].

The Michael Dorman Collection, located in Special Collections of the University Libraries, is open for research. Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism,

Posted in History, Journalism, Political Science, Special Collections & University Archives