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Last Event: Monday April 24 All Day
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As part of Preservation Week, April 23-29, Arizona State University conservator Suzy Morgan will lead group tours through the ASU Library conservation lab for up-close demonstrations of the work entailed in library book repair and collections maintenance.

Morgan and her team will have examples of the types of book repairs they perform and the types of materials and tools they use to revive and bolster vulnerable materials, ensuring their sustainability for generations to come.

It is estimated that some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care; therefore, the goal of Preservation Week is to raise awareness about the urgency of preservation, why it is needed and what you can do, individually and as a community, to preserve both shared and personal collections.

Tours will be 45 minutes long and will be offered at 1 p.m., Monday, April 24, and at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 25.

RSVP is required.

ASU Conservator Suzy Morgan

Hayden Library, room 139, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Suzy Morgan
ASU Library
suzanne.morgan@asu.edu

Last Event: Thursday April 13 All Day
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Poems about music, and about music’s cunning, mysterious patron saint, will be featured in this exhibit of poetry, extending a conversation between Arizona State University’s David Schildkret, a professor of music, and the ASU Chamber Singers and Sally Ball, associate professor of English and the ASU creative writing program, for which the two fields joined together at last fall’s “Appear! Inspire!,” an Arizona version of an ancient tradition: poetry about music, set to music, sung.

An opening reception will take place from 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in Hayden Library. 

Poems & Music event

Hayden Library, upper concourse, room C2, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Sally Ball
English Department
sally.ball@asu.edu

Last Event: Thursday April 13 All Day
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Fletcher Library proudly presents the artwork of the Glendale Union High School District's students and faculty. A public reception for this exhibit will take place from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 13. It is a gala affair to celebrate the talents of these gifted student and faculty artists.

On display are approximately 80 pieces of the very best student artwork from all nine schools in the Glendale Union High School District. In addition to the students' artwork, teachers from around the district will have pieces on display. The art will include drawings, paintings, mixed media 3-D art and photography. Some artwork will be available for sale. 

 

Young at Heart art exhibit

Fletcher Library, West campus

For More Information Contact:

Kimberly Baron
Glendale Union High School District
623-435-6097

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Poems about music, and about music’s cunning, mysterious patron saint, will be featured in this exhibit of poetry, extending a conversation between Arizona State University’s David Schildkret, a professor of music, and the ASU Chamber Singers and Sally Ball, associate professor of English and the ASU creative writing program, for which the two fields joined together at last fall’s “Appear! Inspire!,” an Arizona version of an ancient tradition: poetry about music, set to music, sung.

Now, an opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 3-4 p.m, Wednesday, April 19, at Hayden Library on the ASU Tempe campus, where the poets and the singers will perform. The event will feature short readings by:

  • Alberto Rios, Arizona poet laureate and ASU regents professor
  • Laura Tohe, Navajo Nation poet laureate and professor of English
  • Cynthia Hogue, professor of English and Marshall chair
  • ASU MFA candidates Natasha Murdock, Dustin Pearson and Kalani Pickhart
  • ASU undergraduates Jordan Dahlen, Scott Hodnefield and Charlee Moseley

The event will also feature songs performed by soloists from the ASU Chamber Singers, Kyla McCarrel and Eric Flyte, accompanied by Nathan Arch.

There will be food and drinks, time to tour the exhibit and read the poems by contributors from our community including Griffin Poetry Prize winner and ASU regents professor Norman Dubie and students Kimberly Kottman (ASU), Mary Hans Eslava, Bernardo Reyes and Krishna Sinha (Brophy College Prep). There will also be time to read the poems that inspired these events, such as one by John Dryden (written in 1687 and set to music for a St. Cecilia festival by George Frideric Handel in 1739) and one by W. H. Auden (written between 1940-42 and set in 1942 by Benjamin Britten).

The exhibition will be on view at Hayden Library through May 12 and is availabile to the public during normal library hours.

Sponsors include: ASU Libraries, the ASU Department of Music, the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and the ASU Department of English, in particular the creative writing program and Jenny Irish.

St Cecilia

Hayden Library, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Sally Ball
English Department
sally.ball@asu.edu

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Join the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub in hosting a presentation by Scott Dickenshied introducing Java Mission-Planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing (JMARS).

JMARS is a software suite for viewing and analyzing remote sensing data retrieved from a variety of sources. JMARS was originally developed as a mission planning tool for the THEMIS instrument orbiting Mars on the Odyssey spacecraft. Over the years, functionality has been added to view and study data from other instruments on Mars and other planetary bodies including Earth, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and even asteroids. With functions such as the ability to create shapefiles, draw profile lines, stack data products in layers, import/export data, count craters and save your work for later, JMARS has become a powerful geographic information system. With a variety of data products available with no user processing necessary, JMARS makes access to scientific data readily available.

Scott is a senior scientific software engineer with the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration's Mars Space Flight Facility.

JMARS is a free open source software (FOSS) application, and can be installed on Mac, Windows, Linux and Solaris. Download installation files here: https://jmars.asu.edu/download.

Noble Science and Engineering Library, instruction room 105, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub
480-965-5183 https://lib.asu.edu/geo

Last Event: Monday April 10 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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The outstanding literary contributions of Simon Ortiz, a Regents’ Professor of English and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, will be celebrated at a special reception honoring his work and the donation of his papers to ASU Library.

A major voice in 20th and 21st century literature, Ortiz has produced more than two dozen volumes of poetry, prose fiction, children's literature and nonfiction work, translated and anthologized all over the world. His work, which largely examines the cultural, social and political dynamics of Indigenous peoples, has earned him such awards as the 2013 Golden Tibetan Antelope International Prize and the 1982 Pushcart Prize.

Speakers at the reception will include Evelina Lucero, who co-wrote Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance, as well as Professor Ortiz himself.

 

Simon J. Ortiz

Labriola Center, Hayden Library, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Patricia Odle
ASU Library
patricia.odle@asu.edu

Last Event: Friday March 31 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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The second annual Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon is a joint event sponsored by the School of Art and Arizona State University Library, as part of the Art and Feminism Do It Yourself campaign to improve coverage on feminism and the arts on Wikipedia and also encourage female editorship.  

ASU Library is co-sponsoring the Wikipedia edit-a-thon in conjunction with Open Education Week, emphasizing OER or open education resources like Wikipedia. The event will offer group training sessions at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. If you arrive at another time, someone will help train you individually. Students, faculty, researchers, staff and the community are all welcome. 

Attendees will be introduced to editing Wikipedia pages and guided on editing women and art Wikipedia entries, either updating a current Wikipedia page or adding a new Wikipedia entry. You don’t need to be an expert, all you need is an interest and willingness to share your knowledge.  

The event will be catered and computers will be provided. 

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Hayden Library, room C-41, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Mimmo Bonanni
ASU Library
mimmo@asu.edu

Last Event: Monday March 20 All Day

Washington Elementary School Annual Student Art Show

Repeats every day until Fri Mar 31 2017.

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Through a successful partnership between Washington Elementary School District (WESD) and the Arizona State University West campus, works of art from 32 schools and 45 art teachers are on display at the Fletcher Library on ASU's West campus. The annual event offers an assortment of 2-D and 3-D work. 

WESD is proud to serve a diverse population in north central Phoenix and east Glendale. The largest elementary school district in Arizona, WESD is comprised of 32 schools (18 K–6 schools, two K–5 schools, seven K–8 schools and five middle/junior high schools). 

An evening reception will take place from 5–7 p.m., March 28.

 

Fletcher Library exhibit

Fletcher Library, second and third floor, West campus

For More Information Contact:

Linda Duncan
linda.duncan@wesdschools.org

Last Event: Thursday April 20 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Editor's Note: This event has been moved to the fall. Updated date to come.

Italian-born, San Francisco-based artist and scholar Fiamma Montezemolo is exhibiting work at Arizona StateUniversity's Hayden Library as part Visual LIT, a new collaboration between ASU Library and ASU Art Museum that brings together visual artists interested in exploring different aspects of the library — from antique books to future modes of communication. Her piece for the installation "Neon Afterwords" uses sentences extracted from Borges' short story "The Anthropologist." She will be lecturing at the ASU Art Museum about her art practice and her work on display at ASU.

About the artist:
Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA, San Francisco Art Institute) and a cultural anthropologist (PhD, University Orientale of Naples). She is an established scholar in border studies and an associate professor in the department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She is the co-author of "Here is Tijuana" (Blackdog Publishing, 2006) and co-editor of "Tijuana Dreaming: Life & Art at the Global Border" (Duke UP, 2012). She works with various media, including installation, video, digital photography, archives, cartography and ethnography. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is represented by the Magazzino gallery in Rome. 

Image credit: Fiamma Montezemolo, "Neon Afterwords," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Fiamma Montezemolo: Neon Afterwords

ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

ASU Art Museum
asuartmuseum@asu.edu
480-965-2787 http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu

Last Event: Monday March 20 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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There are many ways to tell a story. Esri Story Map applications give you an out of the box, no programming needed opportunity to create an online application using maps, text and multimedia to tell your story.

This workshop will expose you to the different applications available and demonstrate how easy it is to make one.

Workshop participants will make two different types of story map applications. If you have your own maps, text and multimedia, bring it with you!

Noble Science and Engineering Library, instruction room 105, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Melissa McGehee
mmcgehee@asu.edu

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