May 9, 2013
Hackett, 1923 Senior Portrait
Hackett in 1983
Throughout 2013, in order to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Class of 1923, there will be alumnae profiles of women who graduated in that year. These profiles are drawn from interviews conducted with the women on the occasion of their 60th class reunion and originally published in the Emmanuel Quarterly in the fall of 1983.
Ida G. Finn Hackett was a graduate of Emmanuel College where she studied French and English and was the editor-in-chief of the 1923 Epilogue. After graduating from Emmanuel College she went on to study at Boston University and the Sorbonne where Ms. Hackett undertook lessons in French 19th century art, literature and history. After concluding her studies she began a career as a teacher at the Washington Irving School in Roslindale. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Hackett was a prolific writer, producing articles for publications from the Park way Transcript to The Pilot. In the 1980s this alumna’s interests included playing bridge, traveling and volunteering at her church and Faulkner Hospital.
May 1, 2013
Photo credit: Boston College
Watch a short documentary on the construction of the Empire State Building, “Making a Skyscraper: Empire State Building,” available through American History in Video.
Learn how Herbert Hoover played a role in opening the building without leaving Washington, D.C., in a New York Times article from the next day, “Empire State Tower, Tallest in World, is opened by Hoover,” available through Proquest’s Historical Newspapers.
Read about the ongoing battle for the ownership of the Empire State Building as covered this week by the New York Times in “A Nasty, Epic Real Estate Battle With Stakes 102 Stories High,” available through LexisNexis Academic Universe.
April 30, 2013
…to return all of your Library items before you leave campus for the summer!
Can’t remember what you have checked out? You can view your Library account online through My Account.
April 30, 2013
During final exams, no talking is allowed in the Library Reading Room. Please limit conversations in the Library lobby as well.
Be considerate of your fellow students and respect their need for quiet during finals.
REMEMBER: Group study rooms are available in the library for two hours at a time. Please ask at the circulation desk for availability.
Security will also open classrooms for group study.
Thank you for helping us keep the Library an effective study space and good luck with finals.
April 29, 2013
As in: “Those ships cannot be kept waiting for a berth. Their demurrage is around twenty thousand dollars a day.”
Finnegan, W. (2013, March 25). The Miner’s Daughter. New Yorker, 89(6), 80.
April 26, 2013
RefWorks citation manager is now available to all Emmanuel College Students. RefWorks is a tool for creating citations.
Registering for RefWorks
1. Register from a computer on campus by going to http://www.refworks.com/refworks and following the directions.
2. Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for accessing your RefWorks account off campus.
Citation Management with RefWorks
1. The Library databases often provide a link to Export the citation into RefWorks. You can then create a reference in the format of your choosing using RefWorks.
2. Alternatively, enter references into RefWorks by typing the relevant information into RefWorks manually.
For more detailed instructions, explore the library frequently asked questions page on RefWorks: http://library.emmanuel.edu/sp/subjects/faq.php?coll_id=5
April 23, 2013
As in: “An examination of his writings on education, theology, and peace reveal Erasmus’s rejection of the polemical nature of rhetoric, offering an irenic perspective on the nature of speech.” Lattin, 1998, p. 33)
Lattin, B. D. (1998). Erasmus’s irenic rhetorical system. Advances in the History of Rhetoric, 1(1), 33-42. doi: 10.1080/15362426.1996.10500504
There are several entries for irenic in Credo Reference.
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