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Quick post: Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; wrapping up the semester

November 9, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Hi everyone. Yes, I was overdue for a post, but it’s busier than usual the last few weeks, and then last week I had some minor surgery on my right foot. All is well and I’m back in business.

For today, just a quick post for anyone heading up to NYC soon. My friend James Doyle is assistant curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he has helped curate this exhibition with the chief curator, Joanne Pillsbury, Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas. You can read more about the models in blog posts from the museum here (there are only two at the moment, since it’s a new exhibition) and information about visiting the Met here.

Second, If there are any Georgetown faculty or students reading this, let me know how I can help you finish up the rest of the semester. This is the time when many students are at least starting preliminary work on their final papers. Professors, let me know if I can come to your class for a presentation on library resources (as specific or as general as you’d like, and for as short or as you’d like), and students, feel free to meet with me in person for research assistance, and or even chat via my research guides for help. If I’m logged into chat (and I’m not right now because I’m writing this!) a chat box will appear. I actually “met” with a student last week this way while I was out with my foot and it worked well. My e-mail is mrs249[at]

Have a great week! More soon.

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Georgetown Latin American Film Festival

April 3, 2014 · Leave a Comment

I just noticed a big increase in hits on my page related to Latin American film, I’m guessing because of Georgetown’s own festival that starts tomorrow. I blogged about the one held at AFI in Silver Spring before, so to avoid any confusion, I’m providing a link to more information about Georgetown’s here. It was a pleasure working with Jenni Chaves on the festival, I’m sure it will be fantastic.

Direct link:

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Edward Tufte in Arlington (again!)

October 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Last year the data visualization expert Edward Tufte held a couple of his one-day courses on data and data presentation in Arlington, and now he is back for three days at the end of the month! The tuition includes four of his books, and there is a discount for full-time professors and students. I have not attended his course, but my friends and colleagues who have said it was great. Course information and registration is here, and Lauinger has his books here.

Have a great weekend!

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Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, September 19-October 9

August 23, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Tudo bom? Just a quick fyi about the Latin American Film Festival at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring. The “early bird” pricing for their pass ends on August 29, so now is a great time to get it. More info about the festival is here.

I also use festival listings to make collection decisions, so if you do see a film that you think would be good for other students and faculty to see, please let me know and I’ll likely purchase them when they’re available on DVD. Have a great weekend.

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“Managing Author Rights: A Faculty Workshop”

February 20, 2013 · Leave a Comment

On January 23 of this year, Mark Muehlhaeusler, Director of Copyright and Rights Management at the Library, Rebecca L. Tushnet, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School, and specialist on copyright and intellectual property, and Roger V. Skalbeck, Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Resources, Georgetown University Law Library & Adjunct Professor of Law held a talk called “Managing Author Rights: A Faculty Workshop”. If you’re interested in knowing more about copyright, online access, and other issues around author rights, you can watched the video here:

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Dr. Rolena Adorno to speak on Friday at the Library of Congress (yet another quick post)

October 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Rolena Adorno, professor of colonial-era Latin American literature at Yale, is speaking Friday afternoon at the Library of Congress. Details here.

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Latin American Film Festival at the AFI in Silver Spring, September 20-October 10

September 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Note!, 3/23/15: You may have arrived here because of CLAS’s Latin American Film Festival being held this coming weekend (27th and 28th). Information for that is here (scroll down): This post is about the Latin American Film Festival held at AFI in the fall.

I went to see 2001: A Space Odyssey yesterday at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring yesterday. In the previews, they advertised the 23rd annual Latin American Film Festival, which will also be held there. A few titles are up now, but the official schedule has not been posted yet, and this year they are also including films from Spain and Portugal. Excellent passes and discounted tickets are available as well, so you can go for as low as $10 (a steal in DC) if you chip in with your friends! More info about the festival is here.

You’re likely very busy with schoolwork, grading, writing, researching, etc., but if you’re new to DC this school year, I recommend taking a few hours out of your week to enjoy the many cultural resources that the area offers. (Also, in Silver Spring, word on the street says that the tater tots at the Quarry House are to die for.)

The AFI Silver Theatre is easily accessible via the Red Line Metro, just two blocks northeast of the Silver Spring station. If the Red Line is misbehaving, which happens more than occasionally, check the Metrobus routes here.

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Talk on Al-Andalus at the Library of Congress tomorrow

August 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Hello! Just a brief event announcement for the moment. Tomorrow, according to the library’s event e-mail I just received, Peter Wien, a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, will be speaking on “Al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, and its role as nationalist symbol for Arab-Muslim civilization throughout the 20th century.” More info is here.

And if you are interested in becoming a Kluge Fellow (or just want to know more about the program), here is that information. I can’t make it to the talk, but I’m sure it will be fascinating.

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Ecuadorean films in Rosslyn starting on Wednesday

July 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Quick post. I just got word from the CLAS newsletter about some Ecuadorean films that will be shown in Rosslyn starting on Wednesday evening. More info here.

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Two quick things

June 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Still here! It’s just been a busy week of working on a reference publication project, meetings, and getting used to non-conference living again. I have two quick posts today, and when I return from my vacation next week, I will write more about SALALM and also a great new electronic resource that we have just purchased, called Digitalia.

First, last fall I went to a presentation by Theresa Williamson, head of Catalytic Communities, an organization in Rio that works on improving the lives of people who live in the city’s favelas. And today I received an e-mail from them saying they have a new film available, called “Favela como Modelo Sustentável | Favela as a Sustainable Model.” It is excellent, and you can watch it here (in Portuguese with English subtitles.)

Second, on Sunday, in conjunction with the Joan Miró exhibit there, the Institut Ramon Llull is holding a concert at the National Gallery of Art called “Sounds of Catalonia.” More info here.

Off next week, and then back to semi-regularly scheduled posting. Happy 4th!

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