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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 - January/February 2018

Classes Begin
     January 22, 8 a.m.
Black History Month
Love Your Body Week
     February 12-16

Library Events

Just Mercy Common Reading Group Discussion
     January 22, 4:30 p.m., Registration at Main Entrance
Love Your Body Week Activities
     Substantia Jones Reception and Love Your Body Week Flash Mob
     February 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Stafford Reading Area
The Adipositivity Project - Discussion with Substantia Jones
     February 15, 1:30 p.m., Stafford Reading Area
StudenTea: First Year Writing Awards
     February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Biblio Café

Exhibits and Book Displays

The Adipositivity Project Photography Exhibit
     Circulation Area
Experiences and Activism of Black Students at Dickinson
     Reference Area
Arctic and Alpine Climate Change Student Research Photo Exhibit    
     Spahr - Main Level
Library Anniversary Photo Exhibits
     Spaces throughout the Library
Notable Dickinsonians:  Selections from Alumni/ae Papers
      Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level
Black History Month and 'Books You Should Read from Countries You Should Know' Book Display
      Main Entrance
Clarke Forum Book Display
      Reference Area

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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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