On Thursday, May 28th, approximately 40 Providence public high school students will spend the day touring the Brown University libraries, speaking to and hearing from staff members at all levels about library career opportunities. It is our hope to demonstrate the diversity of work done in the libraries — from financial management to interface design to curation, and beyond — and to reflect the diversity of backgrounds and educational levels represented in our staff. Students will also hear from members of the College Advising Corps at the Swearer Center for Public Service who are themselves graduates of local public high schools. Brown University Library Career Day is sponsored by the University Library, the Office of Institutional Diversity, and the Education Department. For more information, contact Sheila Coleman at 863-9485.
Darwin, God, and Design – America’s Continuing Problem with Evolution
Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. Salomon Center, De Ciccio Family Auditorium
The Brown University Library is pleased to sponsor a Commencement Forum featuring Kenneth Miller ’70, professor of biology. As the lead witness for the victorious plaintiffs in the landmark Kitzmiller v. Dover trial on the teaching of intelligent design, Professor Miller contended with the questions at the heart of that trial, including: Are the critics of evolution right? Is it time to replace “Darwinism” with ideas like “intelligent design” or, at the very least, to introduce criticisms of evolution into our educational system? Professor Miller will assess the state of this conflict in America today and suggest ways in which the scientific and educational communities can respond.
Continue your exploration of this subject through the exhibit The Origin of the Theory: Tracing Darwin’s Evolutionary Thought, May 10 – September 20, 2009 on the main floor of the John Hay Library. This exhibit uses the Library’s extensive holdings in the history of science to place Darwin and his colleagues within the broader context of Victorian scientific endeavor. The exhibition includes books, prints and original correspondence.
Lecture: May 11, 7 pm Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St (corner of Angell St.)
Exhibit: May 11-May 25, 2009, M-F, 9 am – 5 pm
Bopp Seminar Room
3rd Floor, John Hay Library
Providence Rhode Island
Fourteen works of art by the acclaimed artist Samuel Bak are on display at the John Hay Library through the end of May, coinciding with a talk by Mr. Bak which will take place on May 11.
Samuel Bak, born in 1933 in Lithuania, suffered with his family the persecutions of the holocaust and Soviet occupation, eventually finding refuge in Israel in 1948. Following studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Bak lived in Israel, Italy, France, Switzerland, and the U. S., where he has resided in Weston, Massachusetts since 1993. His paintings reflect his childhood experience, his reaction to Biblical themes, and his fascination with earlier painters, especially Albrecht Durer. His current work is intended to remind viewers of the world in many of its darkest, most challenging moments.
The exhibit at the John Hay is sponsored by the Pucker Gallery in Boston where additional works of Mr. Bak may be seen.
A volume of John James Audubon’s master work, The Birds of America, is on display on the main floor of the John Hay Library. Each plate will be on display for only one month. This month’s bird is the “Easter Bluebird”.
This elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, bound in six volumes, was presented by Albert E. Lownes to the Library on the occasion of his 50th class reunion in 1970.
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Ready just in time for finals, the first floor space offers a range of study settings, including comfortable chairs and couches, an enclosed room for group study, a row of single desks along the library’s north wall, and tables for collaborative work in the main space.