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During August 2010...

Everlasting Moments

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:38 pm

Everlasting Moments” (DVD 8366), from The Criterion Collection, is my recommendation for August. It was directed by Jan Troell, born 1931, in Sweden. The film takes place in 1907, Sweden among the working classes. The story follows a woman, Maria Larsson, who discovers herself through photography while wrestling with an abusive husband and raising four children. Beautifully filmed, you will escape into their world.

Most of his works are not available on DVD. ZSR has “The Flight of the Eagle,” one of his most acclaimed films, on Laser Disc and VHS. It is based on the great arctic adventurer S.A. Andree, in his quest to sail to the North Pole in a balloon. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1982.

“Everlasting Moments” is a masterpiece.

2010 Emmy® Nominees and Winners on DVD at ZSR

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:04 am

While you are waiting for the new fall season of television shows to start, the Media Collection at ZSR has plenty of DVDs to fill your time! Catch up on previous seasons of some of your favorite shows, starting with the nominees and winners from Sunday’s Emmy telecast. Get them before they are checked out!

Winners are marked with an (*) and the DVD call numbers follow the season.

Best Series – Drama

Best Series – Comedy

Best Actor – Drama

  • Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights

  • Bryan Cranston * – Breaking Bad

    • See above
  • Matthew Fox – Lost

    • See above
  • Michael C. Hall – Dexter

    • See above
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men

    • See above
  • Hugh Laurie – House

Best Actress – Drama

  • Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights

    • See above
  • Glenn Close – Damages

    • Season 1 (on order)
    • Season 2 (on order)
    • Season 3 (no release date)
  • Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU

    • Season 11 will be released Sept. 21
  • January Jones – Mad Men

    • See above
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

    • See above
  • Kyra Sedgwick * – The Closer

Best Actor – Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

    • See above
  • Steve Carell – The Office

    • See above
  • Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

    • See above
  • Matthew Morrison – Glee

    • See above
  • Jim Parsons * – The Big Bang Theory

    • Season 1 (on order)
    • Season 2 (on order)
    • Season 3 will be released Sept. 14
  • Tony Shalhoub – Monk

    • Seasons 1-8 (on order)

Best Actress – Comedy

  • Toni Collette – United States of Tara

    • Season 1 (DVD 8335)
    • Season 2 (no release date)
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Betty

    • See above
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock

    • See above
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine

    • Seasons 1-2 (on order)
  • Lea Michele – Glee

    • See above
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

    • Season 1 (on order)
    • Season 2 (no release date)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama

  • Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age

    • Season 1 will be released Nov. 9
  • Michael Emerson – Lost

    • See above
  • Terry O’Quinn – Lost

    • See above
  • Aaron Paul * – Breaking Bad

    • See above
  • Martin Short – Damages

    • See above
  • John Slattery – Mad Men

    • See above

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy

  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family

    • See above
  • Chris Colfer – Glee

    • See above
  • Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men

    • Seasons 1-6 (on order)
    • Season 7 will be released Sept. 21
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family

    • See above
  • Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother

    • Seasons 1-4 (on order)
    • Season 5 will be released Sept. 21
  • Eric Stonestreet * – Modern Family

    • See above

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy

  • Julie Bowen – Modern Family

    • See above
  • Jane Krakawski – 30 Rock

    • See above
  • Jane Lynch * – Glee

    • See above
  • Holland Taylor – Two and a Half Men

    • See above
  • Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

    • See above
  • Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live

Murals Completed at East Entrance to ZSR

Friday, August 27, 2010 4:14 pm

The two murals in the east entrance to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library are now both completed! Carleigh Morgan finished her mural this week! Be sure to use the east entrance and check it out!

Carleigh Morgan's Mural in ZSR

Back in May, Wake Forest student Courteney Morris (below left), and friend Jade Davis, were photographed with Courteney’s mural that is now installed in the library. Courteney’s partner in the art project was J.K. Awotwi.

First Mural is Complete!

We may have more murals in this entrance in the future! Stay tuned!

Capture the Flag @ ZSR

Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:28 am

Friday.
August 27.
9PM.
ZSR Library.
Capture.
The.
Flag.

Come play ‘Capture the Flag’ @ ZSR! Red vs. Blue. Sponsored by Campus Life, Student Activities Fee, Resident Student Assocation & the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Carolyn, Bobbie, and Sakai

Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:10 am

The first day of class is an exciting time for both students and instructors. From an instructors’ perspective, the first day can also be very challenging. Although an instructor may have carefully planned and organized the day’s activities, there is always the fear that a technological glitch or a significant bug in a new system will occur during the class period. To counter these negative thoughts, it is best to keep a positive attitude and have a back-up plan in case the technology fails.

On Wednesday, August 25, Carolyn and I introduced our LIB 210 students to Sakai. During the summer, Carolyn and I attended several training sessions on Sakai. As part of our training, we learned how to create announcements, add assignments, and set up a gradebook. In setting up our Sakai course, we were surprised about how quickly we mastered some of the nuances and features of the new system. Although we relied on print handouts from the training sessions and the online “help” feature in Sakai, a lot of our newly gained knowledge came from the old trial-and-error approach to problem solving. We quickly realized that mistakes could easily be changed or removed from the system.

As part of our planning strategy for the course, Carolyn and I decided to give Sakai a trial run on the first day of class. We designed an assignment for students to complete during class and submit via Sakai. The assignment was a form for students to rank their preferences for their social science discipline presentation. After showing students the assignment in Sakai and passing out a print copy of a handout developed by Joy Gambill on “Submitting Assignments in Sakai,” our students quickly submitted their assignment. After refreshing the page in Sakai, Carolyn was able to see all of the students’ submissions. Both Carolyn and I breathed a collective sigh of relief. Just to be on the safe side at the beginning of class, Carolyn asked students to complete the form on paper. Knowing what we know now, we could have eliminated this step since all of our students were enrolled in Sakai.

With the first day behind us and our success with Sakai, Carolyn and I are looking forward to teaching the LIB 210 class. We would also like to mention that our comfort level in using Sakai was greatly enhanced by the technical expertise of our colleagues: Susan Smith and Giz Womack. We appreciate their willingness to share their knowledge with us and provide guidance when we were stumped.

single threads unbraided – A.R. Ammons Symposium

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:00 am

A.R Ammons exhibit

“single threads unbraided”
a celebration of the work of A.R. Ammons
November 15-16, 2010

This exhibit is about the poetry and painting of WFU alum, A.R. Ammons, ’49.
Ammons became a nationally known poet, but is less known for his painting. ZSR will hold an opening of 20 of his paintings, which will be permanently housed in the ZSR Library. There will also be speakers, a one-act play and poetry readings.

The Cuala Press and the Yeats Sisters

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:45 am

Cuala Press and the Yeats Sisters

ZSR Special Collections holds many of the printed works of The Cuala Press. This exhibit by Carolyn Jones, tells the story of how the sisters of well known Irish writer, William Butler Yeats created this uniquely Irish press. The two sisters, Susan Mary Yeats and Elizabeth Corbet Yeats – known as Lily and Lolly created a wonderful collection of cards and broadsides using Irish artists and poets. ZSR is fortunate to own some of these cards, which we got as part of The Dolmen Press Collection.

The Power of “Z”

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:39 am

The Power of Z

We like to think that ZSR has special powers…like helping students with research, having a great collection of films and many other scholarly assets. We like to call it-The Power of Z! Check us out!

Secrest Series exhibit

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:37 am

Secrest Series exhibit

Each year, The Secrest Series brings great music to Wake Forest. this exhibit shows the schedule for 2010-2011

John Grisham

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:35 am

John Grisham exhibit

As part of the Voices in Our Time series, famed legal author, John Grisham is speaking at Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel on September 14th at 4pm.


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