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Reilly Learning Commons Construction

Learning Commons Floor Plan FinalThe Reilly Learning Commons (24 hour room on the first floor) will be closed starting today in preparation for construction. Please use the Pro Deo room for access after regular scheduled hours.

We will be relocating old furniture over the next two weeks. Builders will be working in the space starting in June. Let us know if you have any questions as we move forward with this exciting project!

Write and Cite Comes to the WML

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13th and 14th, the CTLE‘s Writing Center set up camp in the Weinberg Memorial Library to offer assistance to students with their final papers. This collaboration between the Writing Center and the Library was called “Write & … Continue reading






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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Art Exhibit

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To celebrate the national Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month of May, Asian Studies in collaboration of Weinberg Memorial Library is hosting an art exhibit in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. These art posters from Smithsonian Museums are both educational and visual-stunning. They give a historical account of the journeys of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans–their struggles, contribution, and challenges.

 

About Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month:

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Co-sponsors: Asian Studies Program and Weinberg Memorial Library. Special thanks to Professor Michael Knies, Dr. Linda Ledford-Miller, and Ms. Julee Modzelewski.

May 1-31 Library Art Exhibit. Heritage Room, 5th fl., Weinberg Memorial Library.

Free during library hours. For more information, call 570-941-7643.

Contact:

Ann Pang-White
Email: ann.pang-white@scranton.edu
Phone: 570-941-7643
Website: Click to Visit

Hey! You! Get into our (Dura)Cloud!

The Weinberg Memorial Library’s got a brand new cloud – and unlike Mick Jagger’s, on ours, not even two terabytes are a crowd. Thanks to our new partnership with DuraCloud, the master files from our digital collections are now being preserved in … Continue reading






Faculty Scholarship Exhibit

During the month of May, the Weinberg Memorial Library is hosting its annual Faculty Scholarship Exhibit in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit features books and articles produced by University of Scranton faculty members since 2011. The exhibit, … Continue reading