Feeling a little ‘bloated’ by the holiday feed? Here’s some ideas to digest. Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 1st ed. Graze Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture; do some Organic Gardening with the Food Counterculture and local girl Alice Waters. Online at: http://tinyurl.com/drew-oxford-food1 Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics To a chemist, [...]
November 12-March 31 The Forest Dwellers of Madison: Student Life at Drew, 1867-2013 An exhibit documenting the student experience at Drew University from its 19th century Methodist origins to its richly diverse 21st century present. Exhibit materials include artifacts, documents, and photographs drawn from the Drew University Special Collections, University Archives, Methodist Library, and General [...]
Mythology is replete with chthonic goddesses—frightening figures of the underground realm of the dead. Check some out this autumn season. Death Gods: An Encyclopedia… Where better to find underworld goddesses? Check out Ereshkigal, the sadistic underworld sister of Babylonian goddess Inanna, or Nephthys, hawk-headed Egyptian goddess of death AND childbirth, and her compatriot Ammut, crocodilian [...]
From the Drew Gateway Messenger…
Credo Reference Eid al-Adha or Eid ul-Adha, the Major Festival or Feast of the Sacrifice, is a three-day Muslim holiday commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command—but it’s also the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage. Get started learning about it in the reference books in Credo: http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy.drew.edu/ Encylopedia of Islam [...]
Federal Elections Commission There will be a “special election” in New Jersey on October 16 to fill the Senate seat left empty at the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D). Other states are holding special elections during this off-election year: Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and South Carolina are electing House Reps; but Massachusetts and [...]
By Lucy Marks, Special Collections Cataloger Drew Library has received a significant collection of books on botanical illustration, the gift of Lois E. Jackson C‘63. Ms. Jackson’s donation, to be called the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books, is named in honor of Florence and Robert K. Zuck, distinguished former professors of botany. As Ms. Jackson humorously relates, she arrived [...]
On the occasion of her 50th reunion, Lois E. Jackson C ’63 has given to the Drew Library a large collection of botanical books. Representative works from the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books will be on exhibit in the main library from October 3 through November 4.
Library Exhibit: A Bountiful Harvest: 85 Years of The Acorn, 1928–2013, on display in the Methodist Library Center October 3 through November 4. Special library hours 9-5 pm October 5.
October 3-November 4; A Bountiful Harvest: 85 Years of The Acorn, 1928 – 2013. Methodist Center Library, 9 am to 5 pm.