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Exhibitions & Events: Past Events

Oviatt Library Portico

October 8, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Used Book Sale

Hardbacks $1.00 – Softbacks $.50 / .75 – Small paperbacks novels are 25¢ or ten (10) for $1.00.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

September 12, 2013 - 10:00am

Archiving the Unspeakable

The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

August 15, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

All About Copyright

This workshop will begin with the history and evolution of Copyright Law, from the Statute of Anne to the TEACH act and will examine current copyright considerations for the upcoming myCSUNtablet initiative. We’ll discuss in detail the types of materials covered by Copyright, the “Bundle of Rights,” Copyright term limits, the Public Domain, and Orphan works. We’ll review the statutory exceptions to copyright law, particularly those pertinent to the library enterprise. A particular focus will be lent to the Fair Use exception, with exercises on applying the “Four Factor Test” when making Fair Use determinations.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

April 3, 2013 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Revolution of Knowledge: the Digital Order of Things

The Oviatt Library and Academic Affairs present Revolution of Knowledge: the Digital Order of Things.  Lunch is included.

Library Lobby

April 2, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Used Book Sale

Hardbacks $1.00 – Softbacks $.50 / .75 – Small paperbacks novels are 25¢ or ten (10) for $1.00.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

March 14, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

 WISE presents STEM: Education Challenges and Career Opportunities

Come to our PI Day Celebration where you will hear from our panel of scientists, engineers, educators and “workforce development” representative who will share insights into careers in science, computer technology, engineering and math.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

March 10, 2013 - 2:00pm

Seamanship and Settlement

Join us to celebrate some 500 years of Portuguese maritime skill, daring exploration, and mutual cultural influence with China as exemplified by magnificent photographs of the N.R.P. Sagres, which has roamed the world’s oceans as the Portugues Navy’s school ship, and of the historic architecture of the port city of Macau, the first enduring point of contact between China and the West.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

March 6, 2013 - 2:00pm

Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to join us for a book signing and documentary viewing with Denise M. Sandoval, Ph.D. CSU, Northridge Chicano Studies Professor and John Cantú, Independent Filmmaker as they discuss the book and documentary Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts are Transforming a Community.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

October 17, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium logo

Come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research.

Orange Grove Bistro

October 12, 2012 - 11:30am

Loud Emily

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to join us at the Orange Grove Bistro for a buffet luncheon and presentation by Alexis O’Neill,best-selling children’s author and library advocate, entitled, “Small Books, Big Ideas: A Children’s Author Weighs In.”