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Stanford's 2013 Commencement speaker is Michael Bloomberg, who since 2002 has served as Mayor of New York City. You can read about Mayor Bloomberg and about Commencement Weekend in this article from the Stanford Report and on the 2013 Commencement website.

Take a look at SearchWorks for titles by and about Mayor Bloomberg available in the libraries. You can also view biographical information about him in the Biography in Context database.

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Green Library will be hosting a study break for students on Sunday, June 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm featuring two awesome dogs, Oliver and CeeCee. Come enjoy some healthy snacks and play with the dogs! We'll be outside the main entrance of Green facing the red fountain.

Do you have ideas for a fun library event that can spread the word that the library is here to help students with research? If so, please sign up for a focus group and get a $10 Coupa Café gift card. The focus groups will be meeting from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on:
 
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Thursday, May 23

Write to felicias@stanford.edu to sign up.

 

Harmony house is hosting an exhbit of 26 original poster prints of campus social protest movements during the 1960s and 1970s. At tonight's opening reception (at 7:00 PM),  art archivist Lincoln Cushing will be the featured speaker. There will also be a music performance by Stanford student Lizzie Quinlan. Refreshments will be served. One of the sponsors of this event is Stanford Says No to War. Stanford's Special Collections Department has several archival collections of protest movements in the United States.

Today at noon, Professor Nayan Shah (University of Southern California) will be speaking on" "Prison Hunger Strikes and Globalizing the Anti-Apartheid Struggle," in the Okimoto Room on the third floor of Encina Hall. This is sponsored by CDDRL: The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

 

Today at 12:00 PM in Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Adam Johnson,  Associate Professor in English, will speak on his new book, The Orphan Master's Son, which is about North Korea. Already a NY Times best-seller, it was just awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.

The well-known poet, essayist, and environmental activist Gary Snyder will be speaking on Wednesday at noon in the Terrace Room, Building 460 (Margaret Jacks Hall), and giving a reading and talk Thursday evening at 6:15 in Room 105 of Building 320 (Geology Corner). He is often described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology," and has been linked with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance. His book of poetry Turtle Island won Pulitzer and Bollingen prizes.

A new exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library, co-curated by Stanford Ph.D. candidate in history Hannah Marcus and Curator of Rare Books John Mustain, explores the phenomenon of writing in books from multiple perspectives. Through examples of early print and manuscript hybrids, scholarly annotation, dialogue in the margins, censorship, the use of blank pages and margins for incidental storage, and writers editing their own work post-publication, the exhibit considers the ways in which print and manuscript notation exist symbiotically in books to the benefit of historians and other scholars.

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