Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Announces Spring 2014 Events Calendar
NEW YORK, January 14, 2014 –

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) is pleased to announce its calendar of events for Spring 2014.  All events are free and open to the public; further details and additional events can be found on the Libraries Events Calendar page. 


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James Joyce v. Samuel Roth:  How an Author Without Copyrights Sued a Publisher Without Courtesy.  1/21/14, 6:30pm, Jerome Green Hall, Room 103.  A lecture by Robert Spoo, Professor of Law, University of Tulsa. Co-sponsored by Friends of Columbia Libraries and the Kernochan Center, Columbia Law School. 

Practice Post-50: Edgar Tafel in New York.  1/23/14, 6pm, Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.  A panel discussion with Janet Parks, Tania Franco, Kimbro Frutiger, and Caroline Zareski.  Co-presented by the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and the American Institute of Architects – New York Chapter. 

Conversations on Online Learning.  1/31/14, 11am, 203 Butler Library.  A lecture by Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania.  Sponsored by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 

Listening to Central Park North:  Making Oral History Tangible.  2/6/14, 6pm, 507 Knox Hall.  A lecture by Sewon Christina Chung, Media Artist and Oral Historian.  Sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History. 

Folk Pastiche and Counter-Modernism in the Woman’s Building at the 1893 World Fair.  2/20/14, 6pm, 523 Butler Library.  A lecture by Marja Dalbello, Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University.  Sponsored by the Book History Colloquium at Columbia. 

Monastic Silence.  2/20/14, 6pm, 509 Knox Hall.  A lecture by Abbie Reese, author of Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns.  Sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History.  

Celebrating Al Jaffee.  3/4/14, 7pm, 523 Butler Library.  A panel moderated by Paul Levitz, comic book writer.  Sponsored by Friends of the Columbia Libraries.  

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Retranslating Literary Classics:  A Panel on Cervantes, Montaigne, and Dostoevsky.  3/7/14, 11am, Miller Theater.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Columbia Libraries, Columbia College Center for the Core Curriculum, the Harriman Institute, the Maison Francaise, and the Hispanic Institute.  

The Sette of Odd Volumes: Oscar Wilde and Fin de Siecle Bibliophilia.  3/12/14, 6pm, The Groiler Club.  A lecture by Ellen Crowell, Professor of English, St. Louis University.  Sponsored by the Book History Colloquium at Columbia.  

Mapping the Bookstore: Retail Cartographies in Antebellum Manhattan.  3/25/14, 6pm, 523 Butler Library.  A lecture by Kristin Highland, New York University.  Sponsored by the Book History Colloquium at Columbia.  

Decentering Authority:  Building a Collaborative Oral History of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn.  3/27/14, 6pm, 509 Knox Hall.  Sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History.  

A Narrative Medicine Round with David Small.  4/2/14, 5pm, Faculty Club at CUMC.  A round with David Small, author of Stitches and Karen Green, Graphic Novels Librarian, Columbia University Libraries.  Sponsored by the CUMC Program in Narrative Medicine.  

Gertrude Stein, Bennett Cerf, and the Making of a Modernist Star.  4/10/14, 6pm, 523 Butler Library.  A lecture by Lise Jaillant, Newcastle University.  Sponsored by the Book History Colloquium at Columbia.  

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Guastavino’s Palaces for the People:  From Archive to Exhibition.  4/11/14, 12pm.  A lecture by John Ochsendorf, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, MIT; and Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  

The Book Covers Designs of Philip Grushkin.  4/16/14, 6pm, 523 Butler Library.  A lecture by Paul Shaw.  Sponsored by the Book History Colloquium at Columbia.  

Visualizing Universalism:  The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition, 1949-1953 – A Symposium and Exhibition.  4/17/14, 10am – 6pm, East Gallery, Buell Hall.  Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research.  

Lost Neighborhood: Making Oral History Central in a Museum Exhibition.  4/24/14, 6pm, 509 Knox Hall.  A lecture by Catherine Charlebois, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Centre d’historie de Montreal.  Sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History.  

Frank Lloyd Wright and the New Deal.  5/9/14, 6:30pm, Bartos Theater, MoMA.  A lecture by Ira Katznelson.  Co-sponsored by the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, and MoMA.  

Avery Library Display of Recent Acquisitions 2014.  5/19/14, 3pm–8pm, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  


In addition, the following exhibitions are announced for Spring 2014:

Publisher as Provocateur: Samuel Roth in Context.  1/21/14–5/30/14, Kempner Gallery, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City:  Density vs. Dispersal.  2/1/14–5/30/14, The Museum of Modern Art.  The Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery, 3rd Floor, Museum of Modern Art.  Co-presented by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  

Palaces for the People:  Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces.  Opening 3/26/14, Museum of the City of New York.  Co-presented by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.  

For details and additional events, please visit the Libraries Events Calendar page.

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