Cushing Library open Today Despite Campus Power Outage

May 1, 2011 by

Sunday, May 1, 12:12 p.m.: We obviously can’t offer computer access (and remote access is down as well), but you are welcome to come into the Cushing Library and take advantage of the generous light from our great big windows to study, read, or relax. We are open today 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Any questions, please call/text the director at 510-207-5576 (as campus email appears to be down as well).

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Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Down-to-the-Finish Assistance!

April 27, 2011 by

Note: In accordance with campus guidelines, the library will be CLOSED Noon – 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, in observance of Founders’ Day.

Captain Crunch

Captain Crunch

It’s crunch time! Here are some key services the Cushing Library offers (and don’t forget, you are welcome to bring food and beverages into the library):

Extended hours through May 11:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Research assistance from expert librarians on afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays

Research assistance by chat and email, too — see our website, http://library.hnu.edu

Study rooms with humongous whiteboards

70+ databases you can access on or off-campus (see our website, http://library.hnu.edu , for more information about off-campus access to databases)

PCs, iMacs, and a scanner

Study tables and chairs, and big quiet desks downstairs (yes, the work out back has stopped and it’s quiet again)

Super-fast book borrowing through Camino, our express interlibrary borrowing service

Need a break? Fill out our short Connections Project 2012 book selection survey (survey ends May 4): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPBOOK2012

Happy trails!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Extended Hours Next Week

April 21, 2011 by

Thanks to the 147 students who participated in our library services survey–an outstanding rate of return! We will notify the Amazon gift-card winners by next Friday, April 29.

Library CLOSED 4/22-4/24; Longer Hours During Finals

In observance of the campus-wide Easter holiday, the library will be CLOSED Friday April 22 through Sunday April 24.

We will reopen with EXTENDED HOURS April 25 through May 9:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Art Event, Easter Closure, Extended Finals Hours

April 13, 2011 by

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work is on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. The art is now up for viewing (thanks to Campus Services for hanging it)!

Library CLOSED 4/22-4/24; Longer Hours During Finals

In observance of the campus-wide Easter holiday, the library will be CLOSED Friday April 22 through Sunday April 24.

We will reopen with EXTENDED HOURS April 25 through May 9:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Library to the Rescue!

Here are some library services particularly helpful during finals–see our website, http://library.hnu.edu for more details:

  • Expert research help from skilled librarians
  • Off-campus access to our 70+ databases
  • Study tables, study rooms, and laptop desks

Remember, food and drink are welcome in the library. If you’re in the library while an event is happening, please feel free to stroll by and help yourself to a nibbly and a soda. Happy studying!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Event Pix, and Next Week’s Art Talk

April 7, 2011 by
Applause for Marguerite's Talk

Applause for Marguerite's Talk

What a fantastic turnout we had for last night’s scintillating lecture by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso! Click on the picture for the full set from last night’s talk–you might see yourself.

Our next event:

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Most of the art is now up for viewing (thanks to Campus Services for hanging it)!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Two Events, and Pix from Dr. Galindo’s Art Talk

March 31, 2011 by

This week, two event reminders, and below, a linked set of pictures from our February art talk by Dr. Martivon Galindo (click on the image to see the set). Please remember to stop by the library to see her amazing art, if you haven’t already!

Martivon Galindo's Art Talk

Martivon Galindo's Art Talk

Upcoming Cushing Salon Events

All are “RWBS” (Refreshments Will Be Served). Everyone welcome: faculty, students, staff, alums, and the community.

“The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and Gods’ Prophecy,” a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso, Wednesday, April 6, 5-6 p.m., in the Events lounge.

In ancient times, priestesses delivered the wisdon of the deities. In this provocative talk, author Marguerite Rigoglioso reveals the fascinating operations of the oracles and Delphi and Dodona in ancient Greece, exploring how women functioned as the most famous psychics and channelers of all times.

Sponsored by Professor Truxler and Salazar’s Integrative Studies Across Cultures Course ISAC 101: The Ancient World.

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Watch for an announcement that the art is up for viewing!

Reminder: Extended Hours in April

Our Saturday hours are extended to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for April. Happy studying!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Two Events, and Extended Saturday Hours

March 24, 2011 by

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Saturday Hours Extended to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for April

By special request from a group of pastoral ministry students, and with financial support from Academic Affairs, the Library has extended its Saturday hours to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m for the five weekends in April. Happy studying!

Upcoming Cushing Salon Events

All are “RWBS” (Refreshments Will Be Served). Everyone welcome: faculty, students, staff, alums, and the community.

“The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and Gods’ Prophecy,” a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso

Wednesday, April 6, 5-6 p.m., in the Events lounge.

In ancient times, priestesses delivered the wisdon of the deities. In this provocative talk, author Marguerite Rigoglioso reveals the fascinating operations of the oracles and Delphi and Dodona in ancient Greece, exploring how women functioned as the most famous psychics and channelers of all times.

Sponsored by Professor Truxler and Salazar’s Integrative Studies Across Cultures Course ISAC 101: The Ancient World.

NEW! “Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium. Professor Sammis’ colorful work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Watch for an announcement that the art is up for viewing!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: 2 Events and a Kudo

March 16, 2011 by
Christiana Hargrave playing the piano at Cushing Library

Christiana Hargrave playing the piano at Cushing Library

Thanks to Christiana Hargrave!

Christiana was our debut pianist, and graced our February 24 Cushing Salon with a lovely prelude performance. If you have gifts in this area you’d like to share with the library — how about a lunchtime brown-bag recital? — drop us a line.

Upcoming Cushing Salon Events

All are “RWBS” (Refreshments Will Be Served). Everyone welcome: faculty, students, staff, alums, and the community.

“The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and Gods’ Prophecy,” a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso

Wednesday, April 6, 5-6 p.m., in the Events lounge.

In ancient times, priestesses delivered the wisdon of the deities. In this provocative talk, author Marguerite Rigoglioso reveals the fascinating operations of the oracles and Delphi and Dodona in ancient Greece, exploring how women functioned as the most famous psychics and channelers of all times.

Sponsored by Professor Truxler and Salazar’s Integrative Studies Across Cultures Course ISAC 101: The Ancient World.

NEW! “Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 5-6 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Professor Sammis, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium. Professor Sammis’ colorful work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, enlivening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Watch for an announcement that the art is up for viewing!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Spring Break Hours, Upcoming Events

March 2, 2011 by

Spring Break is almost here! In the Library, we use this time for special projects we can’t get done other times. But we’re here! We do have limited service hours, and we are also available by appointment Monday through Friday during the day (510-436-1332 or email hnulibrary@hnu.edu).

Spring Break 2011 Hours

CLOSED Saturday 3/5 through Wednesday 3/9

OPEN Thursday 3/10 and Friday 3/11, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

OPEN Saturday, 3/12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLOSED Sunday, 3/13

MacBook Checkouts for Faculty and Staff

Did you know we offer MacBooks for faculty and staff to checkout (campus use only)? They come in a case with all the right cables and doodads.

Happy Spring Break!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Music and Literature!

February 23, 2011 by
Cushing Library: Reading, 2-24-11, 7-8 p.m.

Cushing Library: Reading, 2-24-11, 7-8 p.m.

NEW! This Thursday, 2/24, from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m., Christiana Hargrave will welcome the evening’s program with a piano interlude.

Class Reading: Laurie Seidler’s Creative Writing Pedagogy

Thursday, February 24, 7-8 p.m.

Another Writer’s Craft event, presented by students Bukola Adesokan, Damian Barnes, Blaze Farrar, Frederic-Arthur Moradally, Eileen Mulligan, Joseph Perez, Tai Rockett, Laili, Samori, Joel Schlader, and Spencer Washington. In the Events Lounge.

Please feel free to drop in and out of our events as you feel comfortable. Grab a nibbly and rest your feet for a spell!

Also upcoming soon…

“The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and Gods’ Prophecy,” a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso

Wednesday, April 6, 5-6 p.m., in the Events lounge.

In ancient times, priestesses delivered the wisdon of the deities. In this provocative talk, author Marguerite Rigoglioso reveals the fascinating operations of the oracles and Delphi and Dodona in ancient Greece, exploring how women functioned as the most famous psychics and channelers of all times.

Sponsored by Professor Truxler and Salazar’s Integrative Studies Across Cultures Course ISAC 101: The Ancient World.