Women's voting rights, Dean Mavrinac's appointment, video games
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Remembering Long Campaign for Women's Voting Rights

It is widely recognized that the campaign for the 19th amendment began on July 19, 1848, on the first day of the first women’s rights convention that took place in Seneca Falls, NY. What began at the convention, eventually spread throughout the country, as the issue of women’s rights continued to permeate the nation’s consciousness. The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives voice to this rich history through its extensive collection of suffrage materials that include letters, photographs, pamphlets, and banners. Read more
Dean Mavrinac Elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of River Campus Libraries, was elected as vice-president/president-elect of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) at the ARL Membership meeting held in Washington, D.C. last September. Read more
Learning by Playing: The Art and Music Library's New Video Game Collection

Originally created as a form of entertainment, video games are now attracting growing academic attention and are treated as a serious field of study. In order to support gaming scholarship, the Art and Music Library recently purchased over a 180 games in a wide variety of genres to start the River Campus Libraries’ video game collection.  Read more


Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with an All-Gender Restroom

The excitement surrounding the completion of Evans Lam Square resulted not only from the introduction of a new state-of-the-art learning and research space. It also resulted from the construction of an all-gender restroom next to the Square. Consisting of seven stalls and a common sink area in one room, it is the first of its kind on campus. Read more
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Neilly Lecture Series: Lauren Holmes

Lauren Holmes' book of short stories, Barbara the Slut and Other People, was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Publisher's Weekly among other publications. Her choice of narrative topics makes her a subtle commentator on twenty-first-century issues such as immigration, sexual identity, urban alienation, bullying, and online dating. Holmes will talk about her creative process on November 10 at 7p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Click here for more details. 


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