July 2, 2015
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Exhibit: Cool Reads for Hot Days

Check out the exhibit Cool Reads for Hot Days (Summer Beach Reading 2015) at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library from June 15th - August 15th.  This fun-in-the-sun display features book recommendations suggested by graduate and undergraduate students posted on Fairfield University's ThinkSpace blog.  Also included is a photography collection called (S)summer Series by JUHAN alumna Maria Clinton '13.  She notes, "The (S)summer series is a reflection of the world around me during the vibrant, colorful, and serene moments that summer has to offer. Water is a communicative element, inspiring feelings of awe and wonder."  This series of water-themed photographs contributes to the University's ongoing Water Focus initiative.

 
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June 22, 2015
by jkremer
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There Could Not be a Future Without Forgiveness (Desmond Tutu)

As our nation mourns the victims in Charleston and is inspired by the relatives of the victims who extended forgiveness to the shooter, we offer some readings on forgiveness:

Also see this inspiring (4 minute) clip of Desmond Tutu discussing the power of forgiveness.

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June 18, 2015
by jkremer
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Become an Educated Consumer of Science and Chocolate

Hear National Public Radio discuss "junk science" in the June 8, 2015 story What Junk Food Can Teach Us About Junk Science focused on a medical study purposely designed to be junk.

"A little more than a week ago, the study's lead author, Johannes Bohannon, made a startling confession: The study was a hoax! And, what's more, he wasn't Johannes Bohannon — affiliate of the fictional Institute for Diet and Health — but journalist John Bohannon, out to make a point about the media's willingness to uncritically report and promote junk science."

What responsibilities do we have to be CRITICAL evaluators of information?

 

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June 16, 2015
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Welcome Class of 2019!

We look forward to meeting our first-year students
as they register in the Library.

We'll be handing out COFFEE TRAVEL MUGS to all first-years and inviting them to follow us on social media!  Librarians will also be at the Information Fair to talk with students and parents  about how the Library can support all students.Orientation Infographic

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June 16, 2015
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Use of Library Computers during Orientation June 17 & June 23

During Orientation over the next two weeks, the University Library will be used for the Academic Registration for the Class of 2019. On Wednesday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first-floor computers and library computer labs will be unavailable except for the 6 computers located adjacent to the WEPA kiosks (near the windows).

In addition, patrons may be asked to disclose if they are student, faculty, staff, or community member before entering the library. We thank you for your patience and flexibility during this period.

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