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Exhibit honors "Imagined Communities" author & scholar, Benedict Anderson

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The most insightful and enduring work of renown scholar, Benedict Anderson, is showcased in a small exhibit in room 120 of Doe Library.

Professor Anderson was recognized as a giant in Southeast Asian studies. He inspired and trained several generations of students and shared his intellectual originality and innovation with the world.

Anderson's most influential publication, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, has been translated into two dozen languages.

Find out more about his work online and at the exhibit, which is up until April 29th.

Anderson passed away recently.  Throughout his life, he was an accomplished scholar who produced a few dozen major scholarly works on language and politics. He was the editor of the seminal journal Indonesia published by the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project. His linguistic skills were also extraordinary. Anderson was fluent in Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Javanese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Thai.

Virginia Shih and Vaughn Egge co-curated the exhibit.


Post contributed by Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections

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Feb 24, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Creating Aging Friendly Communities Talk, Mar 2

Professor Andy Scharlach will discuss his new book, Creating Aging Friendly Communities (CAFC) on March 2nd in the Social Research Library.

CAFC focuses on the need to redesign our communities to respond to the realities of our rapidly aging society. This topic effects all of us, and grapples with important questions of how to make sure that all older adults are actively involved, valued and supported.

Please join us for discussion and celebration!

Date: Wednesday, March 2

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Place: Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall

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Post contributed by Susan Edwards -- Head, Social Sciences Division, Social Welfare & Psychology Librarian

Feb 24, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Book Talk: Creating Aging Friendly Communities by Andy Scharlach

Professor Andy Scharlach will be discussing his new book, Creating Aging Friendly Communities (CAFC).

CAFC focuses on the need to redesign our communities to respond to the realities of our rapidly aging society. This topic effects all of us, and the book grapples with important questions of how to make sure that all older adults are actively involved, valued and supported.

Please join us for discussion and celebration!

When: Wednesday, March 2nd

Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm

Where: Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall

Free and open to the public.

Feb 23, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Try your hand at basic bookbinding, Feb 23

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Learn three basic bookbinding techniques:

  • Single signature
  • Japanese stab binding
  • Accordion fold

No prior experience necessary.

Lauri Twitchell, book artist and manager of Blake Garden, and artist Peter Suchecki will lead this hands-on workshop.

No need to register. We will provide materials and tools.

Date: February 23, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Place: 305 Wurster Hall (Library Training Room)

Feb 19, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

University Librarian discusses future of the modern library with founder of Internet Archive, Mar 3

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The role and future of the modern library will be the focus of an upcoming conversation with the new University Librarian, Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, and Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive.

  • Who is responsible for protecting our cultural memory?
  • Who should pay to maintain these records?
  • How can we ensure that the artifacts we've preserved do not vanish into obscurity?

For details, see the event page.

When: March 3, Thursday

Time: 4:30pm to 5:30 pm

Where: Morrison Library (Doe Library, 101)

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Feb 19, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

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