Archive for September, 2013

Resource spotlight: ARTstor Digital Library

September 27, 2013

The ARTstor Digital Library database contains over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with a suite of tools for teaching and research.You can search by keyword or use the advanced search for additional filters and limits. You can also browse by collection, classification, or geography.

Users can register for an account within ARTstor in order to save and organize images into groups and folders; export entire image groups in batches through the export to PowerPoint feature; and access the ARTstor Mobile site. Faculty users that have registered for accounts can also share their work or lecture materials through folders. Want to know more? Many training materials are available online.

Check out the ARTstor Digital Library!

Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library downtime 9/28

September 23, 2013

The Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library will be down on Saturday, September 28th for important upgrades and improvements. The downtime will be for approximately 4 hours between 7:00 a.m. MDT and 12:00 noon MDT.

Banned Books Readout, September 26th

September 20, 2013

3rd Annual Banned Books Readout
Thursday, September 26th
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Dayton Memorial Library – Front Steps
(Rain location: Library Fireplace Lounge)

In celebration of Banned Books Week (September 22nd – 28th), please join us for our annual public reading of books that have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Banned Books

Muslim Journeys: Koran by Heart

September 18, 2013

The Regis University Library and the Institute on the Common Good present Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember
Wednesday, September 25th
7:00 p.m.
Pomponio Science Amphitheater

The Muslim Journeys project presents to the American public resources representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The program will feature the film “Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember,” which follows three young scholars through their participation in the Islamic world’s oldest Qur’an memorization contest. A facilitated discussion will follow the film.

This program is first in a series for the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and American Library Association Public Programs Office. The grant consists of 25 books, 4 films, and a year’s subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database. All resources are available at the Regis University Library.

Library closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th

September 12, 2013

All Regis campus locations are closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 due to inclement weather.  The library will also close at 6 p.m.  We assume that we will reopen at our regular time on Friday, September 13th, but watch the website and the RU Alert system in case the situation changes.

Meanwhile, if you have questions, please use our 24/7 chat service to get help from a librarian.

Ralph Nagel exhibit: A Decade of Painting

September 10, 2013

A Decade of Painting
Dayton Memorial Library, Regis University Denver
September – October, 2013

Being There
Littleton Museum
September 19 – October 27, 2013

“Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown.”
Ralph J. Nagel

Ralph Nagel began painting in 1991. Prolific and versatile, Nagel paints in the classic en plein air style. His watercolors and oils exude the powerful essence of place and time, and his personal attention and response to the vast subtleties of color, light and form.

The spirit of Nagel’s paintings is seen in the spontaneity of his brushwork. Bold colors, sometimes several layers thick, at times alternating with soft transparent ones, articulate the interaction between painter and painting as well as the ever-present tension between experimentation and control.

The Dayton Memorial Library exhibition exhibits features 30 of Nagel’s best paintings made between 2003 – 2013. Additionally, Nagel was invited by Littleton Museum for a solo exhibition of his work after being awarded “Best of the Show” in 2012 at the museum’s 47th annual show Own an Original. The 40 painting exhibition features large-scale watercolors of Ghost Ranch that explores the unusual rock formations and changing moods of the New Mexican landscape.

Nagel’s paintings are in private collections in the United States, Argentina, Australia, France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand and New Zealand.

Educated as an architect and city planner, Ralph continues to pursue business and well as an array of philanthropic projects in parallel with a full painting schedule. The Nagels are producing partners for Denver Center’s premier of Just Like Us, and are responsible for Nagel Art Studios and for the gift of the extensive collection of Colorado artists on permanent installation in Nagel Residence Hall at Denver University.