Jane Pauley lecture and book signing, January 16

Jane Pauley presents “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

Jane PauleyPlease join us for a lecture and book signing with broadcast journalist Jane Pauley.  Pauley will present her new book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. An author’s reception will be held at 6:00 pm. ($30, RSVP required; signed book included)

About the book:  The book is Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, gives voice to the opportunities of her generation—and the next one too—offering humor and insight about the journey forward.This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.”

Brought to you by the Friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Libraries, and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

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Kudos to Hollie Gardner

From:  Dean McCombs

Great photo of a student and the therapy dogs in the Dallas Morning News Metro Section today. Great idea, Hollie – and thanks to all staff who participated in organizing and staffing the event. I know that our students were just delighted with this addition to our support services.

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Kudos to Hollie Gardner and Paws Across Texas

Kudos to Hollie Gardner for inviting the team from Paws Across Texas to our library. This was a huge sucess and the students thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure they will want the dogs back for Spring finals.
Great job, Hollie!

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Kudos to CUL Staff and Student Workers

From:  Dean McCombs

Thanks to the heroic efforts of several staff and students, we were able to keep the library open every day during the ice storm. Special kudos go to Jane Wong, Julia Stewart, Samantha Cavanaugh and various student workers. I know that our student studiers were very grateful for you being there for them – there was not an empty seat on my floor yesterday afternoon.

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Paws and Take a Break: Therapy Dogs at the library – December 10th

Therapy Dogs at Fondren Library Center

Reduce the stress of studying for finals!
Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library!

Location: Fondren Library Center, Touch Learning Center (1st floor, Fondren Library East)
Date:
Tuesday, December 10th
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

About the Event: A team of registered therapy dogs from the Paws Across Texas group will be at the Fondren Library Center on December 10th.  Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body**. Students are welcome to stop by and visit with our four-legged friends as they are getting ready for finals. We are proud to partner with Paws Across Texas and the A-LEC (Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center) to make this event paws-sible.

** Health-related information source: The Health and Psychological Benefits of Bonding with a Pet Dog, Psychology TodayTherapy Dogs

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Fondren Library Coffee Breaks + Late Night Snacks: Dec 11 – 13

Need a boost while studying for finals?

Come grab a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at the Fondren Library Center.  Food will also be available.

Where: Fondren Library Center Lobby
When: Wednesday December 11 through Friday December 13
Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Food and beverages available while supplies last.  See you there!

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JFK:50 Exhibit at Fondren Library Center

jfkThe exhibition commemorates the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 and features items from the Cabell, Belo, Marcus and personal collections including: correspondence sent to the Mayor of Dallas in the wake of the assassination; the speech President Kennedy was to give at the Trade Mart; newspapers, magazines, and books about the assassination; rare photographs; artifacts including a Bell & Howell movie camera similar to the one that filmed the assassination, and much more.

On display from November 11, 2013 – January 13, 2014
Fondren Library Center Lobby during open hours

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Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting – exhibit now open

Travels in the Interior of North America …Travels in the Interior of North America …  Karl Bodmer, artist

Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting

Americae Pars I-XIII
Theodore de Bry (1528-1598)
Americae Pars I-XIII
Frankfurt, 1590-1634

The exhibition features rare treasures from DeGolyer Library’s major collecting areas of Western Americana, exploration and discovery, history of science, history of business, photography, transportation, and literary works. Highlights include the 1493 “Columbus Letter;” Martin Waldseemüller’s 1513 map entitled Tabula Terre Nova, one of the earliest maps to depict the New World; a first edition of Francis Bacon’s first published philosophical work from 1605; the first authentic history of the Lewis and Clark expedition published in 1814; photographs by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner; and much more.

Location: DeGolyer Library

Exhibit dates:
October 24, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Exhibit hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Listen to a brief introduction: mp3 file

Examples from the exhibit

Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company

Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad: The Old Reliable Route to the West via Quincy

Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., [1880]

Railroad timetables are always informative and sometimes, as in this example, they are colorful and attractive works of art as well.

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Wild Sports of the West and Life in the Backwoods: Calculated for All States in the Union

Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Wild Sports of the West and Life in the Backwoods: Calculated for All States in the Union

Nashville: Snag & Sawyer, [1834]

“Snag & Sawyer,” as the name suggests, was a fictional publisher. Crockett almanacs became widely popular annuals, and they continued for decades after Davy’s death, contributing to his mythical status in American literature and folklore.

 


Alexander Gardner (1821-1882)

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882)
Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad (Route of the 35th Parallel)
Washington [D.C.]: Alex. Gardner, Photographer, [ca. 1868]

Alexander Gardner’s especially rare and important portfolio of Western photographs were made in 1867 and 1868. The portfolio consists of 125 mounted albumen prints, each with letterpress titles and captions documenting the photographic survey from Saint Louis to San Francisco.

Vues des Cordillères, et Monumens des Peuples Indigènes de lA̓mériqueAlexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
Vues des Cordillères, et Monumens des Peuples Indigènes de lA̓mérique
Paris: F. Schoell, 1810.

In 1799, Humboldt, the great German naturalist, explorer, and scientist, undertook scientific investigations in all the Spanish possessions in America with privileges never before granted to any traveler. Accompanied by the French botanist Aimé Bonpland, together they made observations on geology, geography, zoology, botany and the political and social character of the regions.

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia MathematicaIsaac Newton (1642-1727)
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
London: G. & J. Innys, 1726

Third edition of “the greatest work in the history of science.” In the Principia, Newton formulated the three laws of motion. In addition to its universal significance, our copy has a distinguished local provenance. “To Dr. R.S. Hyer, President Emeritus, Southern Methodist University, Affectionately, Chas. C. Selecman, Oct. 1, 1927.”
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Screening and panel discussion of Swingman, November 1

Swingman - the movieJoin us for a free movie screening and panel discussion of Swingman, an award-winning film.

About the film: Captain Marshall Allen was a fireman’s fireman.  An accident put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  He’s still a fireman and says he’s happier now than he’s ever been.

Date: November 1, 2013
Location: 306 Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium

Screening Schedule:

Introductions at 7:00pm
Film screened at 7:20pm
Panel discussion at 8:30pm

Panel discussion:

Mark Birnbaum – Director
Alex Allred – Author of the book
Marshall Allen – Subject of the film


Screening offered by the Fondren Library Media Collection.

More about the Fondren Library Media Collection: The Fondren Library at Southern Methodist University has an extensive media collection that supports the course curriculum as well as offers support materials for general interests.

Our media collection contains over 10,000 feature films, documentaries, audiobooks, language learning media and much more. Our streaming media subscriptions offer thousands of additional titles you will find extremely useful for coursework and personal enlightenment.

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Sharknado outdoor movie screening, October 31

Join us for a FREE outdoor Halloween screening of Sharknado.

Sharknado

Super tornadoes suck sharks up from the ocean, hurling them at LA. We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto!

Date: Halloween (Thursday, October 31st)
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: The Laura Bush Promenade – on the east side of Fondren Library Center

Screening offered by the Fondren Library Media Collection.

More about the Fondren Library Media Collection: The Fondren Library at Southern Methodist University has an extensive media collection that supports the course curriculum as well as offers support materials for general interests.

Our media collection contains over 10,000 feature films, documentaries, audiobooks, language learning media and much more. Our streaming media subscriptions offer thousands of additional titles you will find extremely useful for coursework and personal enlightenment.

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