RSM Art Gallery Exhibit: 2017 International Education Photo Contest

Now showing in the RSM Art Gallery are the 2017 International Education Photo Contest winners and a selection of finalists. You have one more opportunity to vote for your favorite finalist (non-category winner)! Stop in to the gallery to cast your vote before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17.  The Bentley Votes Winner will receive a $50 Bentley Bookstore gift card and one lucky raffle winner will be chosen from those who voted to receive a $25 Bentley Bookstore gift card.

Don’t miss this exhibit of spectacular photographs taken by Bentley University students, faculty, and staff!

Finalists on display: May AlMarzouq, Donna Bacchiocchi, Kanika Banka, Caroline Brosnan, Allison Burns, Olivia Corriveau, Caitlin Derrickson, Phoebe Finn, Esther Hong, Panagiotis Magoulas, Ana Christina Machado Delano, Zyanna Ratansi, Anna Vellante, Feiyu Xiang, and BinBin Zhang.

2017 International Education Photo Contest
Winners and Selection of Finalists
November 15, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Click to view the International Education Photo Contest Album on Facebook

Is it Time to Renew Your Free NYTimes.com Pass?

new york times It’s been just about a year since we announced that current Bentley faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive free access to the NYTimes.com via the library’s group pass subscription! If you registered for a pass when we first launched, your subscription has probably expired, or it will soon. All NYTimes.com accounts will expire on their one year anniversary.

Don’t despair, it’s easy to renew your Bentley Library group pass subscription following these steps:

  1. While on-campus, go to http://www.nytimes.com/grouppass
  2. Click on Already have an account? Log in here. Login with the same username and password that you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot password? link.
  3. You will see an on-screen confirmation that your pass has been reactivated, the new expiration date, and an option to add a calendar reminder for next year.

group pass activation confirmation

If you have any questions about creating or renewing your NYTimes.com group pass account please contact the Reference Desk.  Stop by, call 781.891.2300, or email refdesk@bentley.edu.

GeoGuessr Party at the Library! Culture Fest 2017 Event

See the world, eat snacks from across the globe, and win prizes, all from the comfort of the Bentley Library!

Come play GeoGuessr – a fun online game that utilizes Google Earth to drop you in a random spot on the globe! Move around on the map to try to determine your location, and earn points based on how close your guesses are. Will you end up in the fjords of Norway, or trekking through the Amazon?  Get a top score and select a beautiful travel book as a prize! Drop-in for one round or stay for the entire time. All are eligible to win!

Tuesday, November 14
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Research Instruction Center (RIC), room 11 on the lower level

 

New on the Shelf! Books, Movies & Audiobooks Acquired in October

October New Books

Check out the new books, DVDs, and audiobooks that hit the shelves in October. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Special Hours for Fall Mini-Break: Saturday 10/7 – Tuesday 10/10

Who’s ready for a well-deserved break?!  While we hope that you’ll take some time to rest, relax, and have fun, the library will remain open throughout Fall Mini-Break if you need a place to study or catch up on work. Please note that there exceptions to our normal operating hours on Sunday and Monday:

Saturday, October 7
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(normal operating hours)

Sunday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 9
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
(normal operating hours)

The Deloitte Café (Einstein’s) and the Help Desk will also have modified hours Saturday through Monday. For complete hours information please view the hours calendar.

September’s Arrivals! New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks

We added 200+ new books, DVDs, and audiobooks to the library’s collections in September. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

new acquisitions

 

RSM Art Gallery Exhibit: Robert Collins | Paintings and Sculpture

Opening on October 5th is an installation of paintings and sculpture by artist Robert Collins.  An opening reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, October 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Robert Collins
Paintings and Sculpture
October 5 – November 10, 2017

Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 18
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Robert Collins painting
painting by Robert Collins
www.robertcollinspaintings.com

Artist’s Statement:

This body of work represents four years of an investigation of still life painting and sculpture. You will not find a defined table top, beautifully placed romantic objects, or even a defined light source. Instead, you will experience the relationships between objects, vertical compositions, controlled space and design. You will discover, as I did, a more complex love for two-dimensional design and composition.

I look long and hard for relationships between objects, vertical movements, and value balance. These are the harmonious relationships I see in an everyday still life situation. In this work, the paintings and sculptures come first, with their own vocabulary and style. Second, comes a slight glimpse of formal still life concerns. Spirit and a poetic thought communicate to the viewer before the actual look and feel of a traditional still life. This emphasis on two-dimensional concerns and vertical relationships takes the viewer to new experiences in still life viewing. This creates an abstracted view of the still life, putting the emphasis on the design and sensibilities of the artist.

These two-dimensional design concerns actually allow me to express a more authentic still life, one created with emotion and feeling that can be set aside from the traditional literal approach to this classical subject matter.

Robert Collins
October 2017