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New Art for Evans Lam Square, Dean Mavrinac's Reappointment, Neilly Speaker, Pop-Up Programs, Historical AIDS Quilt
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Beauty and Memory: Gee's Bend Quilt Prints

River Campus Libraries has recently purchased seven quilt prints designed by women artists from Gee’s Bend. Gee's Bend is a tiny community located in southern rural Alabama, and is named after Joseph Gee who settled in the area with eighteen African-American slaves in 1816. African-American women have been making quilts in Gee’s Bend since the 1800s and continue to do so today. Read more
Dean Mavrinac Reappointed to Five-Year Deanship

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, has been reappointed to a new five-year term by Provost Rob Clark. The Board of Trustees has approved the renewal, and beginning July 1, 2017 Mavrinac will be vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the University of Rochester Libraries, which is a new title that reflects the significance and impact of the University of Rochester Libraries as a whole. Read more
Neilly Lecture Series: Joann S. Lublin

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin, will talk about her book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, as part of the Neilly Lecture Series on March 29th. Her lecture will focus on the experience of women who broke the corporate glass ceiling. She will also discuss the major milestones and dilemmas unique to women in the work world, and will provide candid and practical advice to women of all ages and at all stages of their career. Read more
 
From Career Advice to Dance Presentations: River Campus Libraries' Pop-Up Programs

The idea of the library as a quiet space where patrons tread cautiously between the stacks has become obsolete a long time ago. Many libraries perceive themselves now as dynamic places that invite people to interact and collaborate in different ways. River Campus Libraries has embraced this change in library culture and has been allowing diverse uses of its spaces to accommodate a wide variety of activities and initiatives. One manifestation of this change is the recent development of pop-up programs. Read more

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AIDS Remembrance Quilt Donated to Collection
A quilt that bears panels with the signatures, comments, and tributes of members of the University and greater Rochester community, many of whom had family members and friends who died of AIDS, has surfaced after twenty-three years and was donated to the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Read the story behind the quilt and watch the video of its installation in Evans Lam Square.
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