"The Works of Walter Mosley: Making It Look Easy"
Lockwood Memorial Library, main lobby, February 21 - April 30, 2013
In conjunction with Walter Mosley’s appearance as keynote speaker at UB’s 37th Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration event on February 28, 2013, the University Libraries present The Works of Walter Mosley: Making It Look Easy, an exhibit highlighting the literary output of this powerful and provocative writer.
Mosley’s fiction, ranging from popular detective novels to science fiction and non-genre fiction, is highlighted in the exhibit by a series of colorful covers, accompanied by excerpts from critical reviews and commentaries on his work.
Mosley’s nonfiction, focusing on such issues as race, class and economic inequality, is also featured, along with several samples of his art work.
Located in the main lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library, the exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours from February 21 through April 30, 2013.
For more information, contact associate librarian Laura Taddeo.
"Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine"
Health Sciences Library, 1st floor lobby, February 11 - March 23, 2013
“There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling
In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Although the work is fantasy, the magic in these books is partially based on Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the devleopment of Western science and medicine, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.
This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.
This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
Curated by Elizabeth J. Bland. Image credit: Harry Potter’s World letterhead with owl
For more information about the exhibit, contact Pamela Rose.
The University Libraries are pleased to announce several exhibits centered on the theme of food:
A Musical Feast - Music Library (Baird Hall)
- Explores the connections between music and food.
The Changing Face of Food - Lockwood Memorial Library
- New World Foods
- Convenience Foods
- Food and the military in the American Civil War
- Organic Framing
- Books & videos on food and food issues
Food Science - Silverman Library (Capen Hall)
- Frankenfoods (biotechnology, genetically modified crops)
- The Chemistry of Thanksgiving Dinner
- How Much Carbon Dioxide is Produced in Making a Single Potato Chip? (carbon footprint of foods)
Elements of Food: Digestion, Diet and Health - Health Sciences Library (Abbott Hall)
- Dr. William Beaumont & Digestive Physiology
- You Are What You Eat: Analyzing the Products of Digestion
- Visualizing Healthy Eating: the food pyramid and how it has changed over time
- Restrictive Regimens: fad and other diets
For more information about the exhibit, see Sampling the Changing Face of Food.
PERMANENT LIBRARY EXHIBITS
Silverman Library"Exhibit Honoring Wilson Greatbatch"
This permanent exhibit honors Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the cardiac pacemaker.
Health Sciences Library"Art in the Health Sciences Library"
"The Tools of Medicine"
Features images of selected instruments contained in the the Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection.
Music Library"J. Warren Perry Collection"
Approximately fifty items from the larger collection, including framed photographs, artwork, stamps, medallions, and artifacts, on permanent display in the Treasure Room. Permission required for entry.
"The Music Library Poster Collection"
Selections permanently exhibited throughout the Music Library.
- 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library
The construction and dedication of the present Lockwood Memorial Library and the original Lockwood Memorial Library, dedicated in 1935.
- Archiving the Ephemeral
The James Joyce Collection at Buffalo.
- A Centennial Bloomsday at Buffalo
Highlights from UB's collection of Joyce materials to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, June 16, 1904, the day Ulysses takes place.
Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901
- June in Buffalo 1986-2010
An exhibition honoring the 25th anniversary with David Felder as Artistic Director.
- June in Buffalo 25th Anniversary Exhibit
Commemorates 25th anniversary of the founding of the June in Buffalo music festival.
- Photographs from the J. Warren Perry Collection
This large collection of photographs provides a striking visual record of many of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century .
- Remembering Leo Smit (1921-1999)
This exhibit chronicles Leo Smit's career as composer, pianist, conductor, and educator spanning seven decades of musical life in the United States.
- Samuel P. Capen: University Man Highlights items from the papers of the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Under Capen's leadership, the University was transformed from a small group of autonomous schools into a modern university of 14 divisions and a central campus.
- Student Life at UB
A brief history of Student Life at UB during the 20th century includes University songs, dorm life, the Unions, Greek life, student activities, and traditional events and dances.
- Women's Work: A Tribute to the Women Who Make UB Work
Focuses on the achievements that women faculty, staff, and administration have made and their contributions to the University at Buffalo over the past 100 years.
Archived exhibits are in PDF format
- Commemoration of the Two Millionth Volume
- Commemoration of the Three Millionth Volume
- DNA's Double Helix
- Albert Einstein
- Finding Lockwood
- J.M. Coetzee
- Thoroughly Modern Meiko
- Mount. St. Helens
- Retro Media: Memory and Memories Lost
- Science on Stamps
- Wislawa Szymborska
- Women in Science and Engineering
Last Update: 1 March, 2013