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Panel Discussion – Social Costs of War: Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

 

In conjunction with Hamon’s spring 2016 exhibition, Scott Gleeson: Travels in Ithaca, a site-specific art installation in the Library’s Mildred Hawn Gallery and Hamon lobby, the panel discussion, Social Costs of War: Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, raises awareness of the sociological implications of war since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Experts in veteran advocacy, brain trauma studies, and combat veterans will deliver 10-minute talks followed by a discussion. Local panel participants include: Donna Cranston, Executive Director of Defenders of Freedom (DoF); a US Combat Veteran and DoF client; Christina (Tina) Bass, M.S., LPC, Psychotherapist and PTSD research assistant, UTDallas Center for Brain Health; The panel moderators are Dr. Alicia Meuret, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, Dedman College, SMU; and Scott Gleeson ’09, visual artist.

The panel, organized in conjunction with Scott Gleeson: Travels In Ithaca, is held as part of the Library’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Travels in Ithaca – Gallery Talk Notes

On Wednesday, February 9th, Scott Gleeson gave a gallery talk on his exhibition Travels in Ithaca. He spoke broadly about the therapy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and how it informs the works in the exhibition, and artists and groups that shaped his concepts and aesthetics. Following, Gleeson provides his gallery notes from this talk.

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Pictorial: Travels in Ithaca with Scott Gleeson

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Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Gleeson – an Introduction

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This posting on the exhibition, Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Gleeson, which opened in the Hawn Gallery of the Hamon Arts Library on January 25th, is the first of several postings by the artist. This posting presents a summary of the exhibition. This and future postings are intended as a series of dialogs between the artist and the community viewing and reading about the exhibition, and the artist invites comments from readers.

Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Gleeson is on view through May 16th, and the Gallery is accessible during the Library’s open hours (Hamon calendar).

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Spiders, farms, and bubbles: How to become an expert internet searcher

You probably use Google every day, but do you know how search engines impact the information you are seeing? Learn how to get better information, faster on the Internet in the workshop “Spiders, Farms, and Bubbles: How to Become an Expert Internet Searcher” presented by Megan Heuer, Communication Arts Librarian. We will explore how search engines impact our results, the typical human behaviors that limit good research, and strategies and tools for becoming a thoughtful Internet searcher. Continue reading “Spiders, farms, and bubbles: How to become an expert internet searcher”

Pictorial: Paws and take a break

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Therapy dogs in the Taubman Atrium, December 9th

Take a break from finals to stop by the Taubman Atrium 11am-3pm on December 9th to visit with our four-legged friends. We are proud to partner with A New Leash on Life for this event. Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body. Continue reading “Therapy dogs in the Taubman Atrium, December 9th”

Grant writing for the arts

Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian, presented a workshop today on grant writing for the arts. In attendance were SMU students and staff and representatives from Dallas non-profits. Continue reading “Grant writing for the arts”

Missing Maps: Humanitarian mapping event on November 17

The week of November 16-20 is GIS week, and the Central University Libraries new Initiative in Spatial Literacy is sponsoring a Missing Maps Mapathon– humanitarian mapping party! It will take place on Tuesday, November 17th, 3pm-6pm in the Fondren Library Center, and you are invited to attend!   Continue reading “Missing Maps: Humanitarian mapping event on November 17”

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