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Untranslatable Words

Visit the James B. Duke Library to view an exhibit of literary translations published by Open Letter, the University of Rochester’s nonprofit, literary translation press. Open Letter is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, […]

Dam Controversy on Display

A new display in the Sanders Science Library called “Dam Controversy” includes the following titles: Dam! : water, power, politics, and preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park Damnation Dam politics : restoring America’s rivers Recovering a lost river : removing dams, rewilding salmon, revitalizing communities Public power, private dams : the Hells Canyon […]

From Page to Stage

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “From Page to Stage: Writing Great Lyrics” includes the following titles: The art of writing great lyrics The grammar of rock : art and artlessness in 20th century pop lyrics Electrify my soul : songwriters and the spiritual source Songwriting : strategies for musical self-expression and […]

On Display: Black History Month

Titles include: Selma : the bridge to the ballot Africans in America: America’s journey through slavery The Underground Railroad Spies of Mississippi Black sugar Roads to Memphis The untold story of Emmett Louis Till The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution February one 4 little girls Paul Robeson: speak of me as I am […]

On Display: Supercool(ed) Animals

A new display in the Sanders Science Library called “Supercool(ed) Animals: An Appreciation for Winter Survival Strategies” includes the following titles: Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival Ravens in winter Behavior of North American mammals Life in the cold : an introduction to winter ecology The biology of small mammals The beaver : […]

Theft: The History of Music Piracy

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “Theft: The History of Music Piracy” highlights bootlegs, mixed tapes, Napster, and copyright infringement.  Titles include: Pop song piracy : disobedient music distribution since 1929 Ripped : how the wired generation revolutionized music This is not a remix : piracy, authenticity and popular music Music and […]

Do you hear what I hear?

Drop by the Sanders Science Library to browse a display of audiobooks called “Do You Hear What I Hear? Great Science, Great Fiction, Great Listens.” Titles include: Copenhagen Snow crash Cryptonomicon When you reach me Flight behavior The golden compass The subtle knife The amber spyglass A wrinkle in time The world set free   

Effects of Living in a Noisy World

A selection of books about noise pollution is currently on display in the Sanders Science Library. This exhibit called “Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World” includes the following titles: Discord : the story of noise Sound: from communication to noise pollution Marine mammal populations and ocean noise: determining when noise causes biologically […]

On Display: The Healing Power of Music

A selection of books about how music therapy can improve health outcomes is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit called “Music is My Medicine: The Healing Power of Music” includes the following titles: Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine Beyond the Roof of the World: […]


Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of interesting books about solar eclipses. Please feel free to check out any of the books on display in preparation for the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21. Titles include: The solar eclipse of 2017: where and how to best view it In […]