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Northwestern Remembers the First World War

All day, Evanston

One hundred years after the U.S. entry into World War I, the Northwestern University Libraries look back at how the war shook this campus — and remember the faculty and students who sacrificed all for their country. In addition to artifacts commemorating fallen students and a series of wartime posters by the U.S. government, this exhibit includes a special focus on Northwestern’s own Base Hospital 12, a deployment of doctors and nurses drawn from the University and the Chicagoland area.

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Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Evanston

On May 4, 2017, Northwestern University Press is proud to present Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith come together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University to celebrate and reflect on the life, work and impact of Chicago’s literary giant. Black Women as Giants:A Literary Roundtable Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks Panelists: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith Moderated by: Parneshia Jones Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)10:00 AM This roundtable discussion will focus on the literary impact of Gwendolyn Brooks in American literature and her social and artistic influence as a cultural and community worker. Ms. Brooks wrote stark literary portraits of the often overlooked and oppressed black life in America. The panelists will reflect and discuss Brooks’ significance on their personal literary careers, her importance during the Black Arts Movement, and how her work and legacy continue to be a defining voice in literature. Black Women as Giants:A Reading Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks Readers: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)6:00 PMReception and book signing to follow Please join Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books for a reading with renowned poets Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith. This extraordinary collective of luminous literary voices come together to read from their works and celebrate one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Reception and book signing will follow. Generous support provided by the Poetry Foundation. Additional support provided by Northwestern University Libraries, Center for Writing Arts, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, Women’s Center, Department of American Studies. In community partnership with the Evanston Literary Festival.  

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Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston

On May 4, 2017, Northwestern University Press is proud to present Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks. Acclaimed poets, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith come together as an unprecedented collective on the campus of Northwestern University to celebrate and reflect on the life, work and impact of Chicago’s literary giant. Black Women as Giants:A Literary Roundtable Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks Panelists: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith Moderated by: Parneshia Jones Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)10:00 AM This roundtable discussion will focus on the literary impact of Gwendolyn Brooks in American literature and her social and artistic influence as a cultural and community worker. Ms. Brooks wrote stark literary portraits of the often overlooked and oppressed black life in America. The panelists will reflect and discuss Brooks’ significance on their personal literary careers, her importance during the Black Arts Movement, and how her work and legacy continue to be a defining voice in literature. Black Women as Giants:A Reading Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks Readers: Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, Patricia Smith Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)6:00 PMReception and book signing to follow Please join Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books for a reading with renowned poets Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Angela Jackson, and Patricia Smith. This extraordinary collective of luminous literary voices come together to read from their works and celebrate one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Reception and book signing will follow. Generous support provided by the Poetry Foundation. Additional support provided by Northwestern University Libraries, Center for Writing Arts, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, Women’s Center, Department of American Studies. In community partnership with the Evanston Literary Festival.  

Apr
14
2017

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research – EndNote

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool EndNote that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. EndNote can help you gather information from remote databases, organize and sort records and notes, and automatically format citations and bibliographies in a finished paper.

Apr
20
2017

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research – Zotero

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool Zotero that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. Zotero is easy to use and allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Apr
27
2017

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research – Mendeley

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool Mendeley that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing.

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