Dan Roche : Composure

September 9 – 30, 2016

“Composure” is an exhibition of photographs by Dan Roche that capture moments of pause, concentration, single-mindedness, meditation. Dan Roche is chair of the Communication & Film Studies Department at Le Moyne, where he teaches classes in journalism, nonfiction writing, and multimedia storytelling.

Dan Roche: Composure

On Friday, September 9, 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 September 9 – 30 during regular library hours. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

ProQuest Outage on Saturday

On Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, August 21, 2016, ProQuest will be performing server maintenance. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last until 6:00 AM. During this time, access to ProQuest (journal articles), eBrary (e-books), and RefWorks (citation management) will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Le Moyne Book Club: September 14

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, September 14 as we discuss Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. 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.

Turnitin Releases Significant Product Upgrade on August 8

Turnitin

If you used Turnitin in the past (either the stand-alone version via turnitin.com or from within Canvas), this is of interest to you.

Turnitin has released a significant product upgrade that will be available on August 8th. The new version of the service, called Turnitin Feedback Studio, offers all the functionalities of Turnitin with a simplified, more intuitive interface that integrates viewing the reports, grading, and adding comments. (You can continue to grade using Canvas Speedgrader or other means you now use; you do not have to use Turnitin grading feature.).

You can expect to see a new interface when you open up a student’s paper in Turnitin to see the similarity report. You will be able to toggle back to the old interface should you choose to do so. (More on that below.)

To get acquainted with the upgraded Turnitin Feedback Studio, you can:

Try out an interactive demo.

Review the Feedback Studio Instructor Guide.

Review the Feedback Studio Student Guide.

You can also choose to attend a free online training session on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm offered throughout the summer and into September.

The old version will be available through next July, should you want to stay with it. Those who use Turnitin within Canvas, you will be able to turn off the new version (or toggle back and forth between the two versions) when you have an originality report open.

Questions? Contact Inga Barnello at barnello@lemoyne.edu

Le Moyne Book Club: August 17

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, August 17 as we discuss Euphoria by Lily 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!

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

JSTOR E-Books Interruption

A large portion of the JSTOR E-Books collection will be unavailable until July 5, due to a budgeting shortfall experienced by the Connect NY library consortium. JSTOR E-Books uses a demand-driven acquisition model, where usage by the various member libraries of the consortium triggers purchase of individual e-books. Despite making several adjustments to the purchasing model during course of the year, the collection has proven so popular that all of the allocated funds have been depleted. New funds will be allocated at the start of Connect NY’s new budget cycle in July. In the meantime, we still should have access to the items that have already been purchased.

For more information, contact Inga Barnello at barnello@lemoyne.edu or 445-4326 or Bob Johnston at johnstrc@lemoyne.edu or 445-4321.

Update: the date of July 5 added. 

Alumni Event: Sherman’s Campaign and the Civil War Photography of George Barnard

Alumni are invited to get a sneak preview of the conservation work underway on the Library’s rare Civil War items and hear a talk, “Charleston, the War, and Reconstruction,” given by history professor Douglas Egerton on Saturday, June 4, 11:00am-11:45am, in the Bernat Room, Noreen Reale Falcone Library.

The conservation work continues on the Falcone Library’s 1866 “The Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign,” an album of photographer George Barnard’s prints depicting the aftermath of General Sherman’s march through the South. 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.

Sherman's letter to George Barnard
Paper conservator Moya Dumville of West Lake Conservators presents to librarian Inga Barnello the letter written in 1866 by General William Tecumseh Sherman to photographer George Barnard expressing his approval of Barnard’s project to document the aftermath of Sherman’s campaign in the South.

Douglas Egerton is a professor of history at Le Moyne College. His books include The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era (2014), Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War (2010) and Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America (2009).

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.

West Lake Conservators, located in Skaneateles, NY is overseeing the conservation work, which will be completed by late June 2016. For more information about the event, contact Tom Babcock at babcoctg@lemoyne.edu.

Le Moyne Book Club: June 8

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, June 8 as we discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 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.

2016/2017 Wilson Gallery Schedule

The Wilson Art Gallery is pleased to announce the schedule of exhibitions for the 2016/2017 season. For more information, call (315) 445-4153.

September 9 – 30, 2016 Le Moyne Faculty Exhibition
(Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture)
October 7 – November 4, 2016 Ben Schwab: In Praise of Shadows
(Paintings and drawings)
November 11 – December 9, 2016 Kenny Harris: Ancestral Narrative
(Installation of sculptural drawings)
January 27 – February 24, 2017 Penny Santy: Connect/Disconnect: Bovine Series
(Original oil paintings)
March 3 – 31, 2017 Gwen Morgan: Myth and Science in the land of Fire and Ice
(Photographs/Mixed Works)
April 7 – May 5, 2017 Annual Le Moyne Student Art Show
(Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture)