Le Moyne Book Club: February 10

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, February 10 as we discuss The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. We will be meeting in the Bernat Special Activities Room in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served!

Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman (zheheikm@lemoyne.edu) with any questions.

Spring Pet Therapy Events

Pet Therapy in the Library
Pet therapy returns for the spring semester! These events will be held in the Library’s Bernat room following the same first Monday and third Tuesday schedule as last semester:

First Mondays: Feb. 1, April 4, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Third Tuesdays: Feb. 16, March 15, April 19 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Special Finals Week Session: Thursday, May 12 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

These events are sponsored by Pet Partners of Syracuse.

Falcone Library Awarded Grant to Preserve Civil War Photographic Prints

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library was awarded a $12,600 Conservation Discretionary Grant from NYS Library in December 2015 to preserve its U.S. Civil War items.

“The Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign,” published in 1866, is an album of photographer George Barnard’s 61 original imperial size albumen prints depicting the aftermath of General Sherman’s march through the South.

Sherman and his Generals
“Sherman and his Generals”
This photo is often attributed to Matthew Brady. Barnard worked with Brady for a time and used his Washington studio to prepare his prints.
Standing, L to R: O. O. Howard, W. B. Hazen, Jeff. C. Davis, J. A. Mower.
Seated, L to R: J. A. Logan, William T. Sherman, H. W. Slocum, F. P. Blair.


The album, along with the original letter to Barnard from William Tecumseh Sherman expressing his support for the project, were gifts to the College in 1997 from John B. Vita ’54 and Mary M. Vita.

George Barnard’s photography stands along with those of Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Timothy O’Sullivan, in advancing the photographic techniques used in the 19th century and in documenting the American Civil War. Barnard, who moved as a child to upstate New York, at one time had studios in Oswego and Syracuse and died in Syracuse in 1902. He worked for Mathew Brady at the outbreak of the Civil War and performed the difficult task of following the armies’ path and documenting the violence and destruction of war.

Originally intended to make 100 copies of these custom leather-bound albums, Barnard, it is believed, might have made only half as much. Le Moyne College’s copy is one of six held by libraries and museums in New York State. There are only 25 reported copies held by such public institutions.

West Lake Conservators, located in Skaneateles, NY will oversee the conservation work, which will be completed by June 2016. For more information, contact Inga Barnello at barnello@lemoyne.edu.

RESCHEDULED: Le Moyne Book Club: January 27

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, January 27 as we discuss 11/22/63 by Stephen King. We will be meeting in the Bernat Special Activities Room in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served! This is a new date since the original meeting was canceled due to wintery weather.

Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman (zheheikm@lemoyne.edu) with any questions.

RefWorks Outage on January 16

On January 16, 2016, RefWorks will be offline while it is upgrading its systems infrastructure. The outage is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 16 and will last until 6:00 AM the following morning (8 hours). During this time, access to RefWorks and Write-N-Cite will not be available.

Maria Rizzo : Trees of Onondaga

January 22 – February 19, 2016

The Wilson Art Gallery will host “Trees of Onondaga”, an exhibit of original paintings by Maria Rizzo, whose paintings, inspired by the outdoors, reflect the gratitude she feels for nature and the human connection to it.

Maria Rizzo : Trees of Onondaga

Maria Rizzo’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the northeast of the United States and abroad, including the ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY; the RSI Bank’s 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J.; and the Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea di Lissone in Italy. Rizzo is also the recipient of several awards and honors, in addition to the 2014 Individual Artist Commission Grant from CNY Arts, she is the recipient of an Honorable Mention from the RSI Bank’s 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J., she is the former Artist-in-Residence and Curator at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, New York and she is a 2012 NYFA Mark Alumna. Maria Rizzo was born in Bologna, Italy in 1987.

On Friday, January 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for the exhibit, which will be on display at the Wilson Art Gallery from January 22- February 19 during regular library hours. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 445-4153.