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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

This Month in the Library - December 2017

FYS Writing Award Submissions Due
      December 8, 4:00 p.m.
Library Open 24 Hours
      December 8, 8:00 a.m. - December 16, 5:00 p.m.
Special Library Closure
      December 18, 2:00 p.m.
Winter Break Closure
      December 19, 5:00 p.m. - January 3, 8:00 a.m.

Library Events

SOCI 244 Quantitative Research Method Poster Session
     December 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rabinowitz Reading Area
PB&J Night
     December 13, 7:00 p.m. - until gone, Circulation Area

Exhibits and Book Displays

Artic and Alpine Climate Change Student Research Photo Exhibit
     Spahr - Main Level
Library Anniversary Photo Exhibits
     Spaces throughout the Library
History Comes Out: Selections from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project
     Main Level, Reference Area
Magic and Witchcraft
     Archives Hallway, Lower Level
Through the Looking Glass: The Transformation of Environmentalism at Dickinson College
     Display Case, Upper Level
Notable Dickinsonians:  Selections from Alumni/ae Papers
      Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level
Relaxation Book Display and Puzzle Table
      Entrance, Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

Vincent Stephens

Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity

Postracial America?: An Interdisciplinary Study, edited by Dickinson’s Vincent L. Stephens and Anthony Stewart of Bucknell University, examines the idea of a “postracial America” through various critical lenses, including film studies, literature, media representations, gender studies, and more. While the concept of America as a “postracial” nation received a great deal of attention during Barack Obama’s presidency, this volume shows that the idea has existed since the founding of the country and will continue to do so even now that Obama has left the White House. Moreover, the book looks at the implications of holding up postracial culture as a worthy goal for the nation.

Recommended Citation:

Stephens, Vincent L., and Anthony Stewart, eds. Postracial America?: An Interdisciplinary Study. The Griot Project Book Series. Lanham, MD: Bucknell University Press, 2017.

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