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Universities at War: The CWRU Student Perspective of World War I
In the early twentieth century, the American college experience began to encompass the fun, frivolity and new friendships that coexist with the learning environment on campus. However, when the United States entered World War I in 1917, the college experience changed dramatically on many campuses, including those of Western Reserve University (WRU) and the Case School of Applied Science (CSAS).
From the beginning of the war, young Americans were bombarded with messages about what their relationship to the war could and should be. The student response at WRU and CSAS to these changes reflected a desire to maintain the traditions of the college experience, while also embracing the emphasis on sacrifice and heroism expressed in war propaganda.
Presented by Kelvin Smith Library, “Universities at War” is an exhibit that investigates the messages students received about the war through various print culture media. Posters, postcards, literature, advertisements, flyers and pamphlets will be on display, as well as university curriculum and student responses through yearbooks and other student publications. The exhibit also features a collection of WWI propaganda posters generously loaned by Stan Berger.
Join us for the following special events! Click here to RSVP.
“Universities at War” Exhibit Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room
“Western Reserve and Case and World War I” Presentation by Richard Baznik: (Director, Institute for the Study of the University in Society) Friday, Sept. 26 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
“World War I in Pictures” Presentation by Henry Adams: (The Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, CWRU) Friday, Oct. 31 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
“Cleveland during World War I” Presentation by John Grabowski: (Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History, CWRU and Historian & Senior Vice President for Research and Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society) Friday, Nov. 14 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
These events are free and open to the public with valid photo ID. The “Universities at War” exhibit will be open during regular business hours beginning Friday, Sept. 19. For more information, please contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
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Lunch and Learn Session for Reaxys on September 12
Join us for a Lunch and Learn Session featuring Reaxys, an online workflow solution for research chemists from Elsevier. Reaxys is based on the trusted content from Beilstein (organic), Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic), the Patent Chemistry database and the most important current journals and patents within chemistry.
Designed by chemists, Reaxys supports literature, substance, property value and chemical structure searches and has recently been enhanced with additional tools such as Ask Reaxys, the Reaxys Tree and an AutoPlan option within the Synthesis Planner.
When: Friday, September 12, 12-1 PM
Where: Clapp Hall, Room 405
Speaker: Elsevier Representative, Theresa Buiel
This event is free to attend and open to CWRU students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Revised Kulas Music Library Hours on Monday, August 25
Due to electrical work taking place in Haydn Hall, Kulas music library will not have evening hours on Monday, August 25. Kulas will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular fall semester hours will resume on Tuesday, August 26.
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Online Catalog will be unavailable Thursday, August 21
Please note that beginning around 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, our online catalog will be unavailable during business hours. Users who are not able to access the CWRU catalog are encouraged to search the OhioLINK central catalog at http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this process.
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Shelving installation will temporarily affect University Archives services
In August and September the University Archives will have new compact shelving installed. Consequently, some services will be curtailed.
Please be aware of the following:
- No new accessions will be accepted 8/4 through 9/19. Transfers can resume 9/22.
- The Reading Room will be closed to researchers 8/13 through 9/12. It will reopen 9/15.
- Reference service will be restricted 8/11 through 9/12.
For more information, please contact University Archives.
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