March 23, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Women’s History Month

IMG_6780Some may argue that March is one of the best months of the year. Spring and Summer are right around the corner, school wraps up in a month, and the weather becomes a lot warmer!

March is also Women's History Month! Why not celebrate such a important holiday by coming down to the DiMenna-Nyselius library to pick up a few books or CDs? We have a wide variety of materials ranging from Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices to Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Our displays are being showcased at the bottom of the grand staircase. Other notable materials include: The Journals of Sylvia Plath and Ping Fu's Bend, Not Break.

Our music collection includes great female musicians, including Mosquito by the Yeah Yeah's, Mary J. Blige's My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act I and  100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.



March 18, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water Film- Ugetsu (March 19)

On March 19th, Ugetsu, a 1953 Japanese film directed by Kenzi Mizoguchi, will be shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room at 7pm. Ugetsu is a story of fighting, romance, family and determination which takes place during the Japanese Civil Wars (1500s). Two husbands set out with a goal of making quick cash, but as they start receiving their profits, they are forced to make important decisions pertaining to their lives as husbands and members of their families.


Ugetsu (1953)

The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1953 (Best Costume Design, Black-and-White).

Discussant: Professor Jiwei Xiao


March 14, 2015
by jkremer
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Pi Day of the Century (3.1415)

Scientific American Special Report Cover

It won't come around again for another 100 years, so go out and eat all the pi(e) you want on March  14, 2015 to commemorate the first five digits of pi, 3.1415.

Get your geek on  by reading Scientific American's special report: The Pi Day of the Century

Watch Star Trek's Dr. Spock and Captain Kirk get psyched about pi HERE in thsi 30 second clip.


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]