February 23, 2015
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Lenten Bible Study using St. John’s Bible every Wednesday during Lent

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Genealogy of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, Copyright 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Who: All faculty and staff are invited to this Bible Study Group. Alumni and community members are welcome.

When: Wednesdays, 12:40-1:30, Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 ,25, April 1.  SOUP will be provided. It is not necessary to attend each session but feel free to attend as many as you can.

Where:  McGrath Room in the Arrupe Center,  Campus Ministry

Why: The Fairfield University community is invited to gather and celebrate the divine works of The Saint John’s Bible with the practice of Visio Divina. We will explore these concepts through the usage of Biblical texts, music and sacred art.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library is the first college library  in New England to have access to the St. John’s Bible. Furthermore, this Bible is unique because of its creation. Its authors combined methods used from the past and present, which range from handmade inks and gold leaf to 21st century technology and current themes and images.

One volume of the St. John’s Bible is on view on the main floor of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library (located under the stairs).

You can learn more about the Saint John’s Bible here. You can see an online exhibit from the Library of Congress with beautiful illustrations here.

You can hear a Don Jackson, calligrapher and director of the St. John’s Bible project being interviewed on the Today Show –

Contact Fr. Bret Stockdale, SJ bstockdale@fairfield.edu for more information.

 

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February 19, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water film – Manufactured Landscapes (February 19)

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Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

On February 19th at 7pm in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room, the 2006 documentary, Manufactured Landscapes, will be shown to members of the Fairfield U community. The documentary was directed by Jennifer Baichwal and stars Edward Burtynsky, a man who discovers that the construction of landscapes in places such as China state a great deal about the people behind their creations.

Discussant:Professor Cheryl Yun

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February 17, 2015
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Flow Workshop for Faculty: Wed., 2/18 at 12:00

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Flow is an online bibliographic management utility that allows you to organize your citations and quickly create accurate bibliographies without having to type a word! Flow is replacing RefWorks as a citation manager tool. Learn more here.

FLOW workshop dates for one hour workshops: Wednesday, Feb 18 at noon, Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 am and Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 pm. Held by Curtis Ferree.

Questions?  Contact cferree@fairfield.edu.

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February 13, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Saturday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, a time to spend with your loved one. Celebrate the romantic holiday by checking out a book or movie at the Dimenna-Nyselius Library! This year, the library is presenting the Fairfield Community with the opportunity to read classic titles and watch their film adaptations! Notable titles include Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre Gone with the Wind, Wuthering Heights and Anna Karenina.

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February 11, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino
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Water Film- Water (February 12)

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Water (2005)

Water, the 2005 drama directed by Deepa Mehta, will be shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room on February 12th at 7pm as a part of the Water Film Focus series. The film is approximately 117 minutes and it introduces audiences to two characters who have drastically different living conditions in Varanasi, India. The female protagonist wishes to escape the lifestyle that she will be forced to accept as a widow. The male protagonist is a member of the highest class in Hindu society and follows the beliefs and practices of Ghandi.

Discussant: Julie Mughal

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