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Items from Semitics/ICOR Library on Display at Smithsonian

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by garrettt
Posted in Library's Home page, Semitics/ICOR

Some 11 items from the Père Albert Jamme, M.Afr. Collection have been loaned to the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery for its upcoming exhibition, “Unearthing Arabia: the Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips,” October 11, 2014-June 7, 2015, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

See Unearthing Arabia ; Language and Writing

The Père Albert Jamme, M.Afr. Collection in CUA’s Semitics/ICOR Library brings together in one place 55 years of work (ca.1946-1999) by an eminent scholar of the languages and scripts of pre-Islamic Arabia.

Fr. Jamme (1916-2004) was a faculty member of CUA’s Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures between 1953 and 1997. He served as research epigrapher for important archeological expeditions to the Arabian peninsula.

The Jamme Library is a large ‘integrated’ epigraphic collection in which the evidence of inscribed stones, latex and paper squeezes or impressions, photographs, slides, rubbings, and line drawings of the inscriptions can be studied side by side with Fr. Jamme’s site maps, work notes and published studies, with the comparative lexical data of his Old South Arabian and Old North Arabian card indexes, and with his professional correspondence and research archives. Additional support is provided by his reference library of books and serials.

Work is underway to improve access to this important collection. It is the focus of a digitization project in Mullen Library. The collection, which has been in offsite storage, also is being rehoused in an epigraphic seminar room within the Semitics/ICOR library.

Qatabanian inscription

Jamme 483. Proscynema socle. Orange-steaked white alabaster. Qatabanian (Old South-Arabian) inscription: ´Aśabum [of the family] Farṣaṣum

Tech Fair 2014 – October 23, 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by garrettt
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Tech Tools and Tips

Tech Fair 2014 - Mullen Library - Thursday, October 23 - 10 am - 2pm

On Thursday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm, the University Libraries will host a Tech Fair. The entire CUA community is welcome to attend!

SCHEDULE

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Vendor Fair (Reading Room, 2nd Floor)
Featuring: lynda.com, Blackboard, Piktochart, BrowZine, The Sunlight Foundation, Tanya Gupta (Examiner.com), ArcGIS, QOMO, Extron, Epson, Panasonic, RTZ, Computerware, Audio Associates, and CUA Technology Services.

Breakout Sessions
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Sunlight Foundation (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
10:30 am – 11:20 am – Blackboard (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:00 am – 11:50 am – ArcGIS (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
11:30 am – 11:40 am – Password Reset Tool – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Adobe Connect – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – lynda.com (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – Panopto – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Google Docs Add-ons (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)

Giveaways and door prizes, including a free year of Piktochart Pro!

The purpose of the CUA Tech Fair is to provide members of the CUA community a chance to engage with cutting edge, interactive technology and showcase the university’s academic tools. Technology and software vendors will be on site to demonstrate their products and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals. The goal of this University Libraries hosted event is to entertain and inform the greater CUA community about new electronic resources.

Newest in Popular Reading: “The Mockingbird Next Door,” “The Girl in 6E,” “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference,” & “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy”

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome back friends and students to another year at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read between your studies, then look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football Paul Finebaum and Gene Wojciechowski
Act of War Brad Thor
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott
The end of absence : reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection Michael Harris
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do Wallace J. Nichols
What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Randall Munroe
What Makes This Book so Great Jo Walton
Feminism unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Marja Mills
Eisenhower: A Life Paul Johnson
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It Ian Leslie
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents Ronald Kessler
The fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin
The Eye Of Heaven Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court Anna Whitelock
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician Sandeep Jauhar
The Equalizer Michael Sloan
The Girl In 6E A.R. Torre

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Have you checked out lynda yet? CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through lynda’s self-paced training classes.

New Libguide: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

The Religious Studies and Humanities Services department has created an information guide on the canonization process for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.  In the guide you will find biographical sources, information on the canonization process, prayers, unique CUA material, a collection of Fulton Sheen videos, works on and by Fulton Sheen, and a selection of news articles. We invite you to join us in excitement and anticipation as Archbishop Sheen moves through the process to become the first American born priest to achieve sainthood.

Post-Graduation Research Resources

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by weinstel
Posted in General, Library's Home page

CUA graduates have continued access to some library resources through the Alumni home page, in disciplines ranging from religious studies and philosophy to government affairs.   Resources available include:  RefWorks, ATLASerials, Annual Reviews, CQ Almanac, Project Muse, SAGE Journals, and POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials .   To access these resources, go to Alumni Relations/Alumni resources/Benefits+Services.  Under Services, you will see “Access Library Databases Online.”  You will need to login and activate your account before you proceed.

New in Popular Reading: Duty, First Love, A Religion of One’s Own

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Summer has begun for the Catholic University of America! Why not start your summer right by grabbing one of Mullen Library’s new Popular Reading books? There are a wide selection of materials from light leisure novels to fashion to creating your own spiritual style. So come hang out with us in the library or borrow one of our books and take it out to the pool.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew Lightman, Alan
Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth Robin, Vicki
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Gates, Robert M.
Eggs in a Casket Childs, Laura
The Investor’s Paradox: The Power Of Simplicity In A World Of Overwhelming Choice Portnoy, Brian
Glamorous By George: The Key To Creating Movie-Star Style Kotsiopoulos, George
First Love James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby Churchwell, Sarah
Still Life With Bread Crumbs Quindlen, Anna
Mercy Snow Baker, Tiffany
A Religion Of One’s Own: A Guide To Creating A Personal Spirituality In A Secular World Moore, Thomas
Andrew’s Brain Doctorow, E. L.
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way, And It Wasn’t My Fault, And I’ll Never Do It Again O’Rourke, P. J
Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA Rizzo, John
Cell Cook, Robin

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Music, University Archives

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

New Database: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

CUA Libraries is happy to report the acquisition of the online version of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains citations to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published from 1920 onward. Some material has been retrospectively indexed back to 1892. ABELL covers the time periods from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

Subject areas covered by ABELL include:
English language – including syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics and dialectology
English literature – including poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory and studies of individual authors
bibliography – including manuscript studies, textual studies and the history of publishing
traditional culture of the English-speaking world including custom, belief, narrative, song, dance and material culture

Please send any questions to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

Newest in Popular Reading: Dangerous Women, Our Picnic in the Sun, and Innocence

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

We hope you are having a wonderful year so far at the Catholic University of America. If you are still in town over the break, and are looking for some wonderful reading material to distract you from your studies, then we invite you to come and relax with one of our popular reading books. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Dangerous Women Martin, George R. R. & Dozois, Gardner R.
The Death Trade Jack Higgins
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade Minter, Adam
Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage Delaney, Rob
Parasite Grant, Mira
W Is for Wasted Grafton, Sue
Uncharted: Big Data As a Lens on Human Culture Aiden, Erez & Michel, Jean-baptiste
Our Picnics in the Sun Joss, Morag
The Final Cut Coulter, Catherine & Ellison, J. T.
Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Retribution, No. 13 (Jason Bourne) Lustbader, Eric
Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth-Century to Modern Times Lethbridge, Lucy
A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – and How We Can End It Cohen, Deborah
Nine Inches Perrotta, Tom
Innocence: A Novel Koontz, Dean R.
Rosarito Beach Lawson, M. A.
Hazardous Duty Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Looking for other free things to do this spring? There are plenty around Washington D.C. to take advantage of. Spring is a great time to meet that neighbor you haven’t spoken to yet, or to continue building and strengthening relationships with friends. From all of us at Mullen Library, we wish you a wonderful Spring.

Finding Aid for The Cardinal Yearbook Collection

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/guide, with links to PDFs of pre 1950 issues of the Cardinal Yearbook.