This two-day symposium will provide a unique platform that brings together nation-wide scholars, industry professionals and passionate citizens with an interest in concrete Brutalist architecture and preservation of the architectural icons. The symposium’s goal is to create a dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversation among all participants on how we may conserve and provide stewardship of our buildings for the future. Participants can attend professional workshops and scholarly lectures, tour the campuses, and engage with local artists and community activists in public events.
We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 33, “Ocean Crossings,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.
The theme of the seas has long been a central topic in scholarship on the Lusophone world, but more recent research has invested ocean crossings with new relevance and urgency. Instead of focusing on the stereotypical ocean crossings of the Portuguese maritime expansion, this special issue brings together a diversity of approaches focused on the “less obvious” sea mobilities within the Lusophone world, those associated with labor, brutality, precariousness, and indentured migration. Included in this volume are discussions of racialization, migration, colonialism, and labor.
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Cultures ‘s Tagus Press publishes its electronic version of PLCS on the library’s journal hosting platform.
UPDATE: Due to a planned water shutdown, the library building will be closed on July 6th. It will re-open to the public on Wednesday, July 7th.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6th, the library will re-open to the public! UMass Pass ID cards will no longer be needed for admittance. Visitors may enter the building M-F, 7:30 am to 6 pm (summer hours). We look forward to seeing everyone again!
The Claire T. Carney Library celebrates Black and African American History Month while acknowledging that the events of 2020 cast a long shadow. We celebrate the election of Vice President Kamala Harris, and mourn the losses of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many more who were taken too soon to witness such a historic achievement. We honor a past filled with achievements and boundary-breaking while acknowledging that these boundaries were put in place by our nation’s forefathers and elected officials. We celebrate Black excellence, past, present, and future, knowing that there is more work to be done. As Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, says in her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which she recited during January’s presidential inauguration:
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished We the successors of a country and a time Where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one And yes we are far from polished far from pristine but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect We are striving to forge a union with purpose To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us but what stands before us
As a library, tangible action often takes the form of the information we choose to highlight, and we are committed to amplifying and celebrating Black voices not only this month, but year-round. Below you’ll find links to a selection of library resources by Black authors and scholars.
We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff and students can once again borrow material through the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)!
Through ComCat, you can request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. Most public libraries participate as do a few universities such as UMass Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, and Bridgewater State University. The catalog is a great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.
Thanks to our colleagues at the Law Library, all students, faculty, and staff now have access to Westlaw Campus Research. This database provides access to all federal and states cases; federal statutes and regulations; news sources; law journals; and business content to include Hoover’s Company Records, SEC filings, and a Company Investigator tool.
Election Day is on November 3, and UMassD Votes volunteers and your librarians want to make sure that everyone in our campus community who is eligible to vote can vote. UMassD Votes put together a very informative page where you can find information about registering, checking your registration status, applying for absentee or mail-in ballots, and finding your polling place. Information is available for residents of all states, not just Massachusetts. The deadline to register in Massachusetts is October 28. In Rhode Island, it’s October 4. Remember, mail is slower than usual these days, allow yourself as much time as possible if you are mailing in your application or ballot.
No matter your current registration status, head over to theUMassD TurboVote page to get help, sign up for important reminders, and/or let us know you are already registered and plan to vote. Your personal information and political affiliation will not be collected, we just want to know how many UMassD students are planning to vote. If you note that you need help, someone will be in touch.
If you are on campus, the library has Massachusetts registration applications and ballot information. Stop by to pick one up soon! Remember to wear a mask and bring your UMassPass to swipe into the building.
When combined, Millennials and Gen Z make up the highest percentage of eligible voters for the first time ever! Voting is our right. Let’s all exercise it for ourselves, and for those who cannot. Head to the polls in person or via mail this November!
Do you have your UMass Pass ID (i.e., your student ID)? If not, please consider registering for one. You’ll find instructions at https://www.umassd.edu/umasspass. You can also contact the UMass Pass Office at 508-999-8134 or email@example.com.
Recently, we’ve received several questions from students unable to sign in to our catalog (also known as Primo). In all cases, these students had not yet registered for their UMass Pass.
New students typically get their UMass Pass IDs when they come to campus. Of course, this semester most students are working remotely and many have not yet applied for their IDs. If you’re one of these students, please consider getting your ID.
When you register for a UMass Pass, you will automatically get a library account. This will allow you check out physical materials from the library and to sign in to the library’s catalog. You’ll be able to manage your library account and to submit interlibrary loan and document delivery requests using a link in the catalog.
If you have questions about accessing library resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.