Celebrate al-Mutanabbi, 10th Century Classical Arab Poet

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Commemorate the life and work of Iraq-born poet Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Mutanabbi during April’s observances of National Arab American Heritage Month and National Poetry Month.

Al-Mutanabbi Street is the centuries-old center of bookselling in Baghdad, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls named for the famed 10th Century classical Arab poet, Al- Mutanabbi, and has since remained the historic heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides Collection @ FAU Digital Library features a suite of 133 letterpress-printed— handset metal and wood type—literary broadsides which also comprise original relief and handmade paper prints. This historic Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition project––one of only ten in the world––is permanently housed in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts on the third floor in the FAU Wimberly Library, Boca Raton.

College of Science Research Day and Integrative Biology Scientific Talks

Join the College of Science on Friday March 25 for Research Day from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.  on Boca Raton Campus Sanson Life Science Building (East Patio) followed by two presentations. Dr. Stephen O’Brien, chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute, will be keynote speaker on “Tears of the Panther, Mark of the Plague-Natural History Adventure Stories in the Genomics Era.” Dr. Catherine Trivigno, 2011 Distinguished Alumni will be speaking on “Surviving Grad School:  The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.”

  Location: PA 101 2:45-5:00 PM

  RSVP FAU.IB.Retreat@gmail.com


Second Annual Graduate Student Research Day 2011

Save the Date: Friday April 8, 2011!

FAU’s Graduate Student Association is hosting its Second Annual Graduate Student Research Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Live Oak Pavilion on Boca Raton Campus. Graduate students engaged in various kinds of research projects from across the University will present posters for awards and prizes.  In support of student scholarship and in collaboration with the GSA, FAU’s Digital Library will preserve and provide access to abstracts and posters to be presented in a new digital collection for Student Research.

Announcing FAU Libraries’ First Open Access Journal

Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ announces the launch of the University’s first open access journal published with the Open Journal System. The Florida Geographer, the official publication of the Florida Society of Geographers is now available online at http://journals.fcla.edu/flgeog. Under the Editorial direction of Dr. Russell Ivy and production editor James Clark-Gammack of FAU’s Department of Geosciences the transition from print to electronic copy was made successful with the collaboration of FAU’s Digital Library. The journal’s scope continues to include all aspects of physical, human and applied geography with a preference for topics with a focus set in Florida. National and international research conducted by geographers based in Florida is also considered as well as articles focused on geographic education.  Congratulations to FAU’s Department of Geosciences on their venture into open access publishing! For more information on the Open Journal System please contact FAU’s Digital Library lydig@fau.edu

An Online Directory of Special Collections

FAU Libraries introduces the Finding Aids Repository

This repository provides access to finding aids which include extensive descriptions and inventories of collections and resources held by the Special Collections Department of the FAU Libraries. Use these Finding Aids to search the university archives, rare books & historical collections, print music collections, selected faculty archives, and university photographs collections.

Make your research unique and find the unexpected

Digital Collection of the Month: Department of Music

The Digital Library celebrates November with a brand new digital collection from the Department of Music.  All of the Department’s 2008 performances, concerts and recitals are available online for your listening pleasure.

November is a notable music month with the births of legendary composers Aaron Copland, Scott Joplin, and Manuel de Falla.

To access the collection, please click here.

A Nation of Immigrants: American Democracy and Civics Education

Digital Library celebrates the Spirit of Independence by highlighting the Jack Miller Forum, A Nation of Immigrants: American Democracy and Civics Education Conference.

This conference centered on civics education in United States, the role of colleges and universities, and the growing needs of an immigrant population. The Jack Miller Forum at Florida Atlantic University and the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored the conference. To access the collection, click here.

Digital Collections@FAU Libraries Celebrates Earth Day

The Digital Library celebrates Earth Day by highlighting the Department of History’s Oral History Collection. Noted scholar, author, environmentalist, FAU faculty member, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 1987-1993, Dr. Leonard Berry reveals a career that emphasized teaching from a global perspective to foster an awareness of environmental issues. The 2002 interview highlights Dr. Berry’s experiences working in Africa and with various international development agencies. Berry’s research has included the following areas: dry soil research, land management, and water scarcity. In 1994, Dr. Berry became the Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies.

To listen or read Dr. Berry’s interview click here.

Diversity and Digital Collections@FAU Libraries

For Black History Month, the Digital Library features its Pearl City Oral History Collection. Pearl City was Boca Raton’s pioneering African-American community. One of the featured interviews is with Ms. Lois Dolphus Martin where she describes her 1930s segregated school experience at Roadman’s Elementary School, the first school in Pearl City.

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The school was first called Boca Elementary and the name was changed when it was moved to Dixie Highway and what is now Glades Road here in Boca Raton, Florida.   Martin’s firsthand account sheds light on race relations as they existed in Delray Beach and Boca, and the events and changes over the decades which brought diversity to our community. To read and listen to Lois Martin’s interview or other Pearl City resident interviews click here.