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“Framing Shadows” exhibition examines lives of African American nannies

by Maureen McGavin A new exhibition of historical photographs at Emory University encourages visitors to consider the lives of African American women who spent years raising the children of white families. “Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection” now open on Level 3 in Emory’s Woodruff Library. The exhibition…

Dance class uses Rose Library archives to inspire choreography projects

by Maureen McGavin It may seem like an unlikely pairing: An Emory dance class using the Rose Library archives as a source for choreography? However, it’s turned out to be an ideal match, and a creative way to incorporate primary resources into a liberal arts education.  Since 2014, Emory dance professor Anna Leo has made…

One-Button Studio makes DIY video projects a snap

by Emory Libraries The One-Button Studio is now open on Level 1 of the Woodruff Library, courtesy of Emory’s Academic Technology Services. This new space allows Emory students, faculty and staff to record a quality HD video with the touch of a single button, without any prior production experience. To record a video, users insert…

A Lifelong Interest Builds a Lasting Legacy (Randall Burkett)

https://news.emory.edu/features/2019/01/randall-burkett-collection/index.html   For media inquiries, contact: Holly Crenshaw Phone: 404-727-0211 Email: holly crenshaw emory edu Elaine Justice Phone: 404-727-0643 Email: elaine justice emory edu

Former inaugural poet Richard Blanco to give free reading at Emory on Feb. 23

by Emory Libraries Richard Blanco, who gained recognition after reading his poem “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2013, will present his work on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public at no charge. Tickets…

Finals hounding you? De-stress with therapy dogs

by Ramsey Baden Finals can definitely put a damper on students’ spirits, but Emory Libraries will help counter that with its annual Pet Therapy Study Break, which will take place 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Jones Room at the Woodruff Library. Students can escape the stress by spending a…

Bicentennial tribute to Frederick Douglass shows abolitionist’s speeches still resonate

Dramatic readings of lectures originally given by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass, presented at an event Nov. 27 at Emory’s Cannon Chapel, struck a chord with contemporary listeners just as they did more than 130 years ago. Emory Libraries and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library partnered with the Consulate General…

Health sciences library opens new “Spirit Lives On” dementia awareness exhibit

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library has opened “The Spirit Lives On: Art and the Mind,” a new dementia awareness permanent exhibit. The exhibit documents some of the photography and artwork aspects of “The Spirit Lives On: Art, Music, and the Mind,” which used the arts to highlight and acknowledge the impact of dementing illness…

Locate Samuel Beckett letters in over 25 American archives with one website Project led by Emory University

Emory University announces the debut of The Location Register of the Letters of Samuel Beckett in American Public Archives (beckett.library.emory.edu), an open-access website listing the archival descriptions and locations of the letters of the Irish Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. Users can browse the Location Register by recipient, physical description, sender and recipient addresses, language, repository,…

Oxford’s game collection puts pieces together for stress relief

by Ramsey Baden The Oxford College Library’s tabletop game collection provides relaxation in spades. The collection, which debuted in fall 2017, has become a great success with students, who use it to socialize and reduce stress amid demanding academics. Phoebe Lei, a second-year student in Oxford’s International Student Association, especially likes Monopoly, which pushes her…

Student Technology Support helps new Emory students get online

First-year students can get help connecting to Emory’s wireless network from Student Technology Support during move-in weekend on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New students can bring their devices to STS, located on Level 1 of the Woodruff Library, and sign in on the iPads at the desk. STS assists students…