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Citadel News Service
19 Mar 2013

Daniel Library Friends hosting three events this spring

The Friends of the Daniel Library at The Citadel will host three events, including a Piccolo Spoleto event, this spring.

Created in 1996, the Library Friends book and lecture series brings noted authors and lecturers to the Charleston area. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call 843-953-7691.

Thursday, March 28
6:30 p.m., Museum Reading Room, 3rd floor, Daniel Library
Women and The Citadel – History in the Making

citadel_01796854 1For most of its 170 years, The Citadel has been an all-male college with an all-male faculty. The college catalog records the 1975-1976 academic year as the first year during which a woman was included as a member of the faculty. Today, approximately 28 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty are women.

The panel discussion about women faculty members will feature Martha Henderson Hurley, chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice Department; Jane C. Bishop, history professor; and Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, the first African American appointed as a permanent member of The Citadel faculty. The panel will be moderated by Julie Lipovsky, psychology professor.

Tuesday, April 9
6:30 p.m., Museum Reading Room 3rd floor, Daniel Library
The War of 1812 and the Library of Congress

don_hickey_eDon Hickey is a professor of History at Wayne State College in Nebraska who has recently been named the Gen. Mark Clark Distinguished Visiting Chair of History at The Citadel. Called "the dean of 1812 scholarship" by "The New Yorker," Hickey is an award-winning author who has written seven books and nearly a hundred articles on the War of 1812. He is best known for "The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict" (Bicentennial edition, 2012) and "Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812" (2006). Hickey also serves as series editor for John Hopkins Books on the War of 1812 and manages an e-mail list for those interested in the war. There will be a book signing following the presentation. Hickey's books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, May 30
5:30 p.m., Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Mary Edna Fraser and the Art of Batik

fraser_mary_e_10The Daniel Library and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host the first ever Piccolo Spoleto event at The Citadel from May 24 through June 9. The exhibit will be displayed through much of the fall semester. The opening reception will include a book signing.

A Charleston resident, Fraser is considered a master of the ancient art of batik on silk. The pioneering work of this contemporary American artist has been collected and exhibited worldwide. She uses her aerial photography to compose large-scale silk batiks. Her textile art work in the ancient batik medium utilizes modern dye technology and satellite imagery. In 1994-95, she was the first woman to be honored with a one-person exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She has completed numerous public commissions including batiks for the American Embassy in Thailand and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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