June 1, 2015
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Technology and Reading

David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, who pioneered advances like "parallel computation, describes IT as "It's an inspiration of the very first order. ... It's made to fit human hands and human eyes and human laps..."  What is IT?  It is a printed book.  Read or listen to NPR's May 28, 2015  story Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There


Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

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May 20, 2015
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Farewell to our Senior Student Workers

Congratulations to our graduating student workers--Mariel, Sarah, Bennett, and Rob! We'll miss you next year, but wish you the best in all future endeavors!

These great students are pictured below, holding the books donated to the Library collection in their honor.

Our Senior Library Workers in their caps and gowns.

Our Senior Library Workers in their caps and gowns.

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May 6, 2015
by jkremer
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Congratulations to Library Research Prize Winners Kelan McDonnell and Tara Hall

On Friday May 1, Kelan McDonnell and Tara Hall were awarded the 2015 Library Research Prizes.

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Dr. Joel Goldfield, Kelan McDonnell and Rev. Jeffrey von Arx

Kelan McDonnell was awarded the undergraduate Library Research Prize for his research in support of his  translation of Monsieur Chasse! for course FR 377/ French Translation Seminar.  For his senior capstone course final project, Kelan translated the first act of George Feydeau’s Monsieur Chasse! from French into English.

His professor Dr. Goldfield’s commented  “No student of French to my knowledge has ever engaged in this breadth of research at Fairfield University, and all for the admirably applied and appropriate goal of making well-advised translation choices from nineteenth-century French into nineteenth-century English in the style of Oscar Wilde, a brilliant parallel.”

 

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Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, Tara Hall and School of Nursing Dean Dr. Meredith Kazer

Tara Hall was awarded the graduate Library Research Prize for her research in support of her evidenced-based practice proposal for  NS 608/ Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice.

Her evidenced-based practice proposal "Discharge Phone Calls and Effect on CHF Readmissions" was for a nursing project to study whether discharge phone calls will decrease hospital re-admissions for patients with chronic heart failure.

Her professor Carole Shea wrote, "I have every confidence that she will not only complete this study, but continue to pursue inquiry and research as a major means to continuously improve her advanced nursing practice."

 


Thank you to Fairfield University's School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering for their financial support of the prizes, in addition to the Library's financial commitment.

Special thank you to the selection committee -  librarians Elise Bochinski, Dominic LaFlamme, and Jackie Kremer, and professors Shannon Kelley and Uma Balaji.

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April 29, 2015
by jkremer
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FINALS – HOURS, FREE COFFEE, SNACKS and MORE

The Library's # 1 goal this time of year is to offer students an academic sanctuary - - a place where they can go to study in quiet, meet with their groups to complete final projects and refuel themselves any time of the day or night.

 De-Stress During Finals initiative:

  • We'll Stay Up All Night with YOU! Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and SNACKS all night long beginning at midnight!

    Open 24 hours beginning on Friday, May 1 (except we close at 9:00 pm on Saturday, May 2 and midnight on Tuesday, May 5). See all hours here.

  • FREE coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the Library cafe on the mornings of Sat. May 2, Mon. May 4, Tues. May 5 and Thur. May 7 starting at 7:00 am

  • Doggie De-Stress event 3:30-5:30  pm on Monday 5/4 and Thursday  5/7

    as part of our De-Stress During Finals program. Come on down to the Library  to pet dogs Belle and Beau, owned by a local alumna Marilyn Rice , and see your stress float away.

  • “Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation”. Take a break to be mindful of your breath, body and spirit. By Lisa Sheehan of Relax Into Meditation, LLC from 4:30-5:30 pm on Wed, May 6 in the Multimedia Room, lower level. Brought to you by Campus Ministry.

  • Visit the Library  lobby for  FREE earplugs, pens, highlighters, postcards to send home and more, starting on Friday, May 1!remembertosleep

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