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Elections 2018: National Voter Registration Day

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!  Use the information below to register to vote and investigate candidates and issues in your state.

Voting policies vary by state so check yours out at Rock The Vote.

Federal Voting Assistance Program – Voting Assistance Guide – a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 55 States, territories and the District of Columbia. – Register to vote, search by state and topic, get a voting guide for your state.

U.S. Election Assistance Commission -Register and vote in your state, key votes and information. – Find your political soulmate, any politician, any issue. – Know the issues, find out about the voices and choices – and

CIRCLE – The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement – 2018 Election Center.

C-SPAN – For the visually minded; access to the live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed.

To dig deeper for information about elections, in addition to voting and registration information, see these resources:

CQ Voting & Elections Collection (CQ Press)

American National Election Studies (ANES)

Electoral College (U.S.)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

America: History and Life (EBSCO)

The Almanac of American politics.

U.S. Census Blog – Voting in America: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

Pew Research Center – Elections and Campaigns

Join Falvey Memorial Library for the 2018 Elections Speaker Series! Today at 7:00 p.m., Mark L. Schrad, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, will discuss “Russian Meddling in US Elections.” Save the date for these upcoming events in the series:

Thurs., Sept. 27 – Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, Professor and Chair, Political Science, “Exploring Potential Election Outcomes and their Implications”

Mon., Oct. 1 – Camille D. Burge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Politcal Science and Director, Africana Studies, “An Emotional Rollercoaster: Unpacking the 2018 Midterms”

Discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Library. Stop by the library to register to vote on Mon., Oct. 1 and Thurs., Oct 4 from 4-6 p.m. as Villanova Interfaith Activism will have a table set up on Falvey’s first floor (outside Holy Grounds).

Article by Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library.


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The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Georgia:    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:   William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina:  Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Column 3
Massachusetts:  John Hancock
Maryland:  Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:  George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

Column 4
Pennsylvania:  Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware:  Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:  William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey:  Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:  Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple

Massachusetts:  Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:  Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut:  Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:  Matthew Thornton





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Remembering 9/11 on Campus

Monday, Sept. 11, is the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11/2001, the morning terrorists hijacked four American airplanes. Two airplanes flew into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the fourth crashed in a field near Shanksville in western Pennsylvania.

Villanova University lost fifteen alumni that day; they are commemorated in a stained glass window in Corr Hall Chapel. The window, installed in November 2006, was designed by the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, ’73, an artist, professor and curator and director of the University Art Gallery. Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, a stained glass studio in Siena, Italy, created the window from Father Cannuli’s design.

On the left of the window is a panel depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary in prayer. The right panel shows the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and fields, the sites where the four planes crashed. At the bottom of this panel is list of the fifteen Villanovans who perished that day, fourteen in the World Trade Center and a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 175.

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Right panel with Twin Towers, Pentagon, Pennsylvania field and panel with list of alumni who perished on 9/11.


In addition to the permanent commemoration in Corr Chapel, Falvey Memorial Library has installed, in the past, a small commemoration at the circulation desk.Villanova has not forgotten 9/11.

Falvey's Commemoration

Falvey’s Commemoration

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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Celebrating the Glorious Fourth


The United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain on the 4th of July, the day in 1776 on which the delegates to the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence.JUTTA-BB

We know from an article which appeared in The Pennsylvania Evening Post on July 5, 1777, that the first Independence Day anniversary was celebrated with the discharge of thirteen cannons in the port of Philadelphia in honor of the original thirteen states. The ships were decorated in red, white and blue streamers. Congress gathered for an elegant dinner to which the president and numerous other guests of honor were invited.

A captured band of Hessian musicians played suitable tunes interrupted by repeated toasts. Bonfires and fireworks lit up the evening sky, and the peals of bells closed out the day.

Not much has changed since then. Food, fireworks, parades and the national colors are still at the center of today’s celebrations, and the Glorious Fourth continues to capture the national imagination. The Library has a wealth of information in both print and electronic form for those who would like to learn more about the history of the Declaration of Independence.

On our shelves:

Andrew Burnstein’s America’s Jubilee takes a critical look at the fifty year anniversary of independence in 1826, which also happens to be the day on which two of the Declaration’s signers, frenemies John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died. William Hogeland takes a close look at the nine weeks leading up to July 4, 1776, in his Declaration, and Alan Dershowitz follows the sources which influenced Jefferson’s text in America Declares Independence.

David Armitage’s The Declaration of Independence: A Global History delineates the impact of the U.S. Declaration as it resonated around the world. Armitage looks at over one hundred declarations of independence to demonstrate the global influence of the U.S. Declaration, and Alexander Tsesis’ For Liberty and Equality synthesizes the continuing impact of the Declaration on American life.


Noteworthy among Falvey’s digital primary-source collections are the American Founding Era collection which contains the papers of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James and Dolley Madison, and Alexander Hamilton; the American State Papers with the executive and legislative documents of the first fourteen U.S. Congresses; and America’s Historical Newspapers, which includes early American newspapers back to 1690.

Happy Independence Day from the staff at Falvey Memorial Library!

Jutta 60x80Jutta Seibert is the director of Academic Integration and the history librarian. Her contact information:, office-room 228, telephone 610-519-7876.


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Happy Birthday Canada!

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Canada Day, called Dominion Day until 1982, is officially July 1, following National Aboriginal History Month in Canada.  This July 1 is Canada’s 150th anniversary. If you can’t visit in person, what better way than virtually. Check out some informative links to learn more about our neighbor to the north. It’s all found in Canada. Who are they anyway?

Start exploring Canada with Lonely Planet’s video guide to getting around, when to go and the top things to do while you’re there. For more serious information try the BBC report, “Canada 150: Its Contributions to the World” or the CIA World FactBook introduction.

For a light-hearted view of modern Canada try the Wolters World video, “Visit Canada – 5 Things You Will Love & Hate About Canada.”  However, for more detailed information about Canada visit the government’s “History and Heritage” site or one of these selected resources subscribed to by Falvey Library:

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Political Handbook of the World

 America: History and Life (EBSCO)

Photograph of Merrill SteinMerrill Stein is the research support librarian for geography, psychology, education, public administration and naval science. His contact information is email <>, telephone 610-519-4272 and office, room 221.




We are committed to accuracy and will make appropriate corrections. We apologize for any errors and always welcome input about news coverage that warrants correction. Messages can be e-mailed to or call (610)519-6997.


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[JOB] Vacancy: Ethics or political philosophy of IT, University of Twente, The Netherlands

PDF: vacancy ethics or political philosophy of IT

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an
Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy
with a (future) emphasis on information technology and the information society
Appointment for two years, with prospect of a permanent position
The department is currently expanding with an assistant professor position in ethics and/or political philosophy with a focus on information technology (which may include Internet technology and social media, robotics, artificial intelligence, digital communication technologies, database technologies and other digital technologies) and its impacts on society.
The challenge
You teach ethics and possibly political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS; and professional and applied ethics and other philosophical subjects for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. In particular, you will teach several ethics and philosophy courses for the bachelor programs in computer science, business information technology and creative technology, and the master programmes in computer science, human-media interaction and internet science & technology. Optionally, you could also participate in the University College Twente, an interdisciplinary, highly selective bachelor program with a focus on engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy).
You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on the role of information technology in society. We are open to all specialties within this scope. We have a particular interest in candidates who will be able to establish collaborations within CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology; at the University of Twente. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (, a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-four PhD students.
As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Your profile
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. Ideally, you combine your specialization in ethics or political philosophy with a broad understanding of and orientation to philosophy and its various subdisciplines. You have either had a focus on information technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on this technology and it implications for society for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.
You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics/political philosophy. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.
You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and in the near future, all bachelor programs will be taught in English. English is the official language at departmental meetings. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.
Our offer
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time), for an initial period of two years, with prospects of a permanent position upon good performance. The position is 40% research, which can be expanded by attracting external funding. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching. We are committed to supporting your career development and to enabling you to hold positions of responsibility within the organization. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.427,- – € 4.691,- per month, depending on experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Annual salary is € 47827 – € 65466. Starting date is August 2017 (later date negotiable; we opt for the best candidate). We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.
Job application

Your application should include the following documents:  a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;  a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references. Please give a brief summary of your teaching evaluations in your CV or in a separate note (courses taught and evaluation received) – inclusion of full teaching evaluations is optional at this stage;  a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);  either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is April 26th, 2017. Interviews will be held within one week after the deadline. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Preferred starting date is August 1st, 2017 (later date negotiable).
Further information

Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair Ethics of Technology) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 ( or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53 4893391 (
About the University of Twente

We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.
The department of philosophy

The department of philosophy ( at the University of Twente is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology ( Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department’s research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Science

The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through ‘social engineering’ these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

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***GPPC Colloquium @ VILLANOVA – The New Materialisms: Emergence or Panpsychism? (March 25, 2017)***


The New Materialisms: Emergence or Panpsychism?

March 25, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Bartley Hall, Room 1011
Villanova University
Open to the Public – Reception to follow


Jane Bennett (Political Science, Johns Hopkins University)

“Life, Intensities, and Outside Influence”


Evan Thompson (Philosophy, University of British Columbia)

“The Nature of Nature”



Georg Theiner (Philosophy, Villanova University)


For more information, contact:

John Carvalho (Philosophy, Villanova University):

Georg Theiner (Philosophy, Villanova University):


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“Music in Twentieth Century American History” Digital Humanities Website Launched


Michael Foight, Jutta Seibert, David Uspal, Joseph Farmer, Stephen Baldwin, Laura Bang, Dominic Cottone, Julia Taladay, Dr. Rosier, Frank Fazio, Elaina Snyder

Michael Foight, Jutta Seibert, David Uspal, Joseph Farmer, Stephen Baldwin, Laura Bang, Dominic Cottone, Julia Taladay, Dr. Rosier, Frank Fazio, Elaina Snyder

Paul C. Rosier, PhD, Dept. of History, and six students from his fall 2016 History 5001: Junior Research Seminar: Music in Twentieth Century American History, launched their digital humanities project on Feb. 3. Laura Bang, coordinator of Digital Scholarship, explained how Falvey’s digital humanities began in 2012. David Uspal, Library Technology Development specialist, told the audience how skills learned in the digital humanities classes will be useful in the “real world.” Students in the course began “a multi-media and interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, social, political and economic dimensions of music in American history from the end of the Civil War to the early 2000s” (website); their projects are housed in the Digital Library under the title “Music in Twentieth Century American History.”

Students presenting their research were Stephen Baldwin, “Breaking Tradition:  Fiddler on the Roof and the Red Scare;” Dominic Cottone, “Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets:  An Exploration of Pro-Vietnam War Music and Viewpoints;”  Joseph Farmer, “The National Anthem Effect on ‘The Star Spangled Banner’;” Frank Fazio, “”He’s Guilty, Don’t Let That Boy Go Free;” Elaine Snyder, “A Boy Named Sue:  Redefining Gender Through Country Music Post 1960;” and Julia Taladay, “Ziggy Stardust vs David Bowie:  How the LGBT Community Can Relate.” Jake Froccaro, John (Lennon) Griffin and Nykeia Jones also contributed to the project.

Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, and Jutta Seibert, Director of Academic Integration and subject librarian for History, attended and Dr. Rosier thanked them for their help.

Dr. Rosier explains the students' projects

Dr. Rosier explains the students’ projects


Frank Fazio, "He's Guilty, Don't Let That Boy Go Free"

Frank Fazio, “He’s Guilty, Don’t Let That Boy Go Free”


Dominic Cottone, "Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets ..."

Dominic Cottone, “Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets …”

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

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Trial Subscriptions to Irish Historical Newspapers and African American Newspapers Available Now Through March 31

Sat., Dec. 29, 1923, Butte, Montana newspaper

Sat., Dec. 29, 1923, Butte, Montana newspaper image from Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd.

Readex partnered with Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd. Of Dublin to offer this fully searchable collection of Irish newspapers which includes the complete page of each digitized issue. The collection makes available features, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items from 16 national and regional newspapers published between 1738 and 2004. The trial subscription runs through March 31, 2017.

To access the collection go to  There are instructional videos available to make your search easier. Please explore this collection and let a subject librarian know about your experience.


Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Another trial subscription from Readex, available through March 31, 2017, African American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1827-1998, provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers, published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before. Users should let a subject librarian know about your experience with this database.







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Trial Access to Black Newspaper Collection Available Now


Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, one of the papers in the Black Newspaper Collection

Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, one of the papers in the Black Newspaper Collection

Until March 18, Falvey has trial access to the Black Newspaper Collection (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) which provides primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American contributions to culture, opinion, history, religion, politics, and the arts. Access is for a limited time only (Feb 16 – March 18, 2017). Please explore the collection and let a subject librarian know about your experience.

ProQuest’s Black Newspaper Collection includes:

  • Afro-American (1893-1988)
  • Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003)
  • Atlanta World (1931-1932)
  • Call and Post (1962-1982)
  • Call and Post (1982-1991)
  • Chicago Daily Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1966-1973)
  • Chicago Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1960-1973)
  • The Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1905-1966)
  • Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1973-1975)
  • Chicago Defender (Daily Edition) (1973-1975)
  • The Chicago Defender (National edition) (1921-1967)
  • Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1962)
  • Courier (1950-1954)
  • Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1956-1960)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
  • New Journal and Guide (1916-2003)
  • New Pittsburgh Courier (1966-1981)
  • New Pittsburgh Courier (1981-2002)
  • The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1938-1941)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1943-1961)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1962-1993)
  • New York Amsterdam Star-News (1941-1943)
  • New York Star & Amsterdam News (1941-1941)
  • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)
  • The Pittsburgh Courier (1911-1950)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1955-1966)

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