Archive for January, 2018

Fotos de Habana Vieja – exhibit of photographs by Tony Ortega

January 29, 2018

For the month of February, Dayton Memorial Library presents “Fotos de Habana Vieja” by Anthony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Regis College. The exhibit can be viewed in the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery and the Fireplace Lounge from February 1 through February 28, 2018.

Ortega offers the following artist statement about the exhibit:
Historically, artists have responded to social concerns with artwork that depicts culture, traditions, social injustice, human rights, environmental degradation and political power. My goal as an artist is to create artwork that is personal and which expresses a sense of social responsibility.

I created these photographs with digital technology by using three IPAD apps: Vivid HDR to capture the images, Snapseed to process the photos, and Vintage Scene to stylize the images. In my creative process, distortion and exaggeration are used for emotional effect.

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many places in Latin America. In May of 2017, my wife and I traveled to Havana. It was an amazing and insightful experience. Since my return, I have had flashbacks of people’s faces, of places we visited and of the moving stories we heard. Based in Old Havana, we visited local art and cultural centers as well as museums, venues in which we became immersed in the beautiful Cuban culture.

Francisco, our airbnb host, has lived in Habana Vieja for many years and is very knowledgeable about the local area. He is street smart and seems to know everyone. He gave us good advice and helped us navigate and understand the city and its culture. We observed Francisco and noted his relationships with friends and others, relationships that appeared to be a microcosm of the people of Cuba who have survived the US embargo. This embargo has significantly affected everybody in Cuba.

The Cuban people help each other with their street smarts, the exchange of services and knowledge as well as mutual financial support. We admire these amazing people and their remorsefulness in the challenge to endure and survive. We wish them the best and hope one day to return to Havana and see them again!!! I am in solidarity with the people of Cuba.

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January 21, 2018

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Archives closed Jan. 16th

January 12, 2018

The Archives and Special Collections department will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th. The department will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on January 17th.

DML showcased in recent academic library magazines

January 11, 2018

The Dayton Memorial Library is on the cover of the current issue of Choice magazine. Choice is a monthly publication for academic libraries, providing reviews and alerts to upcoming publications. (Photo credit: Dave Devine)

The December 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) features Libros y Libertad, art commissioned in 2008 for the Dayton Memorial Library. Created by Tony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Libros y Libertad is about place, with the Dayton Memorial Library at the center and two students reading, one male, one female, representing diversity and the student population. Another group of students is walking to class. The painting hangs behind the Research Help Desk.

Both covers are nicely timed in advance of the upcoming American Library Association midwinter meeting in Denver during February 2018.

“The Newest Americans Prom” photo exhibit in the Library

January 5, 2018

John Abramson photography show on exhibit January 5 – 30, 2018.

The teenagers in these photographs are all refugees; their families fled their home countries by no fault of their own. Families escaped civil disorder, violence and conflict. Some left their countries crossing unmarked borders by foot, day and night. Most of the youth featured in this exhibit spent their childhood in refugee camps in Kenya or Rwanda. After years of uncertainty, these teenagers arrived with their families in a strange land with a new language and culture, starting over in the United States from scratch.

Prom is an American coming-of-age ritual where teens get dressed up, usually have dates and celebrate in high school gyms. They dance to the latest pop music and have fun. Three years ago, a group of ACC’s International CITY teens decided to host their own prom. These teenagers came from countries with their own traditions, music and dances. Pairing as dates is often not part of their cultures, however, getting dressed up, looking their best, being with friends, dancing to their favorite music, meeting new people and having fun are common to all cultures.

“The Newest Americans Prom” will be on exhibit in the Fireplace Lounge in Dayton Memorial Library now through Jan. 30.

DML Spring 2018 hours

January 5, 2018

Dayton Memorial Library hours for the spring terms begin Tuesday, January 16th.

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The library and university are closed on Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) and Sunday, April 1st (Easter Sunday).

New look coming soon

January 2, 2018

New year, new look! The library home page is getting a refresh and will be launching soon. You can preview it here; please be aware we are still working on some refinements.

https://libguides.regis.edu/test_home

With the redesign, we wanted to create a navigation bar for easier navigation that can be applied across our site. We retained a smaller tabbed box that is focused on searching. This page is also much more responsive than our current home page.

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