March 9, 2015
by jkremer
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Faculty Publishing Event – Social Hour and Book Panel

Faculty Party 2014

Faculty Party 2014

3nd annual event designed to celebrate the research, scholarship and creative achievements of the faculty of Fairfield University. All faculty are invited to celebrate their colleagues' work and their own!
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Place: DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Lower Level, Multimedia Auditorium

A two part event brought to you by the Center for Academic Excellence and DiMenna-Nyselius Library:

1. Tips and Tricks for Getting your Book Published --- 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Faculty Panel: Danke Li, Mary Ann Carolan, David Crawford, Scott Lacy, Michael Pagano, Kris Sealey

2. Social Hour! --- 4:30 - 5:30 pm Everyone is welcome to join us for wine, food and conversation. Slideshow of faculty work from past year will be on display.



March 6, 2015
by Brooke Duffy
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Celebrate Women’s History with Music

The Rise of the Girl Band

March is Women’s History Month. The phrase calls to mind Rosie the Riveter, suffragettes, and other figures of the past, but in reality equal rights is still an issue today. Whether it is the pay gap, the media, or Hilary’s pant suits, women face discrimination in a variety of areas. The music industry is not excluded from this. A recent article in Vice decried the under-representation of women at music festivals, including Coachella, Download, and Slam Dunk. Particularly in the alt-rock scene, women are “side-lined, dismissed, and fetishized.”

The truth is, there are many talented female artists in the music industry – too many to name! To recognize this we are highlighting female-fronted bands and artists during the month of March.


Shrines, Purity Ring [M1630.18.P98 S57]

Artpop, Lady Gaga [M1630.18.L233 A78]

Ritual in Repeat, Tennis [M1630.18.T4425 R58]

Heartthrob, Tegan & Sara [M1630.18.T44 H42]

No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney [M1630.18.S61 N6]

Days are Gone, Haim [M1630.18.H153 D29]

The Haunted Man, Bat for Lashes [M1630.18.B33 H28]

The Bones of What You Believe, Chvrches, [M1630.18.C55 B65]

Versions, Zola Jesus,  [M1630.18.Z645 V47]





March 6, 2015
by cferree
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New Database on Trial: IEEE Explore Digital Library

We currently have a trial to the full version of IEEE Explore Digital Library. This resource contains access to the entire range of IEEE publications, representing a wide range of electrical engineering topics. You can access this resource from the database page or from the Engineering Best Bets guide. Please let us know what you think of this database by using the Database Evaluation Form or by emailing Curtis Ferree. Trial ends April 4th.


March 4, 2015
by Student- Sarah Markham
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New DVD: Rich Hill, 2014 Sundance winner

Rich Hill, winner of the 2014 Sundance film Festival Grant Jury Prize for Best Documentary, follows the lives of three American teenagers growing up in small town America. They are regular kids but they struggle with poverty daily. This film sheds light on the struggles of an ignored population in this country – those living below the poverty line. The families in this film deal with isolation, a lack of opportunity, and instability.

Rich Hill, Missouri has a population of 1,393. Established as a mining town, the economy has declined dramatically since the end of World War II. There are thousands of towns like it across the country, but filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo have a personal connection – Rich Hill is their parents’ hometown.

The documentary follows three boys – Andrew, Harley, and Appachey – through one year of their lives. This rich and artistic film gives issues of poverty a human face. In many ways they are like most adolescents, but additional problems like imprisoned parents, unemployed parents, and lacking school systems complicate the struggle.

Critics have lauded this film for its intimate, honest portrayal of the families’ lives it examines. James Verniere of the Boston Herald had one poignant comment on the film’s focus on disadvantaged youth, describing the film as, “A deft and compassionate portrait of grinding poverty through the eyes of three young Missouri men. Boyhood, indeed.” Critics and the public alike praised Boyhood for its “honesty” and uniqueness, but Rich Hill ventures to a place that many Americans would prefer to ignore.

Check it out at the library! Browse the collection for new, award-winning films.

Rich Hill,  HV1437.R535 R533 [New DVD Collection Main Level]