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Flowers, shrubs and trees – Oh my!

Posted by: on March 7, 2014   |Comments (0)|Student Life

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Spring is almost here.  Many of you could be traveling this week to warmer climates, good decision after this stormy cold winter!  Whether you are traveling someplace warm or just home to relax when you return to campus we will be one week closer to spring.  The clocks have been set forward and the temperatures is beginning to rise!

While you are waiting for the trees, shrubs and flowers to bloom you can take a look at the e-book Flowers.  You will find paintings of flowers by Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh and many more.  Enjoy!  

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Spring forward into daylight savings time, the sun will set later and the days will seem longer.  Get out and enjoy Rhode Island. Check out The State of Rhode Island Division of Parks and Recreation to explore this great state!

Do you like daffodils?  During the month of April Blithewold Mansion Gardens, & Arboretum in Bristol RI has Daffodil Days, if you haven’t been there it is a sight to see!

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Enjoy your break, be sure to stop by Club Phil when you return!

 

Spring is almost here.  Many of you could be traveling this week to warmer climates, good decision after this stormy cold winter!  Whether you are traveling someplace warm or just home to relax when you return to campus we will be one week closer to spring.  The clocks have been set forward and the temperatures […]MORE

Online access to resources

Posted by: on February 18, 2014   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

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Remember to login to the Library website with your PC ID card–use barcode number on back — to gain online access to thousands of articles, abstracts and citations.

In addition, many of our databases also contain images of graphs, charts, photos, paintings, sculptures and architectural designs.

While we continue to provide a number of titles in print format for our users, we suggest that you utilize all aspects of your library’s resources. If you need further assistance in meeting your research needs, send us a text a 401-484-7004, an email at

askalibrarian@lists.providence.edu or give us a call at 865-2581.picphillbuzz6

Unable to gain access to an article? Remember to login to the Library website with your PC ID card–use barcode number on back — to gain online access to thousands of articles, abstracts and citations. In addition, many of our databases also contain images of graphs, charts, photos, paintings, sculptures and architectural designs. While we […]MORE

E-Resources Fair!

Posted by: on February 3, 2014   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

One of the good and bad things about Club Phil–

is that we have a TON of useful resources for students and faculty.

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It good, because having resources is awesome!

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But, if people don’t know about all the cool stuff we have available, we get a little sad.

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But instead of sitting around moping, we’re going to have a fair!

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A little more low-key than that.

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 but still awesome (as promised)

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So, join us on Wednesday, February 26 from 3-5pm at the Research Hub (right at the library entrance) if YOU want to be awesome as well.

Awesomeness is guaranteed for those who attend, so tell your friends!

We can make that bold statement because we’ve got the goods.

One of the good and bad things about Club Phil– is that we have a TON of useful resources for students and faculty. It good, because having resources is awesome! But, if people don’t know about all the cool stuff we have available, we get a little sad. But instead of sitting around moping, we’re […]MORE

The Freedom Riders

Posted by: on January 21, 2014   |Comments (0)|PC Community

On May 4, 1961, 13 ordinary people – seven of them black, six of them white – set off from Washington DC on a bus ride to protest segregation in the Southern states. While decisions  barring segregation on buses had been previously been established, local police departments were deliberately ignoring enforcement, and separate bus seats, waiting rooms and drinking fountains were still in place.

Freedom Riders on the bus, looking warily at police and National Guard troops

Freedom Riders on the bus, looking warily at police and National Guard troops

 

Known as the Freedom Riders, these courageous citizens made sure they sat on the bus in interracial parings, with at least one black rider sitting in the front of the bus.

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Greyhound bus carrying Freedom Riders set afire on May 14, 1961 in Annis ton, Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

The violence they encountered on their trip through the South, and its subsequent impact on the Nation’s consciousness, helped promote the legitimacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

During the final week in January, the PC Student Multicultural Affairs, Phillips Memorial Library, and other PC clubs and departments are co-sponsoring programs based on this historic movement.

On Tuesday, January 28th, the film “Freedom Riders: will be shown at 5:30 PM in ’64 Hall.

On Thursday, January 30th, three of the original Freedom Riders – Paul Breines, Ellen Ziskind and Jean Denton-Thompson –  will be in the Ruane Great Room at 7:00 PM  to tell us about their experiences over 50 years ago.

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Paul Breines

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Jean Thompson

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Ellen Ziskind

Want to learn more?

  • Read about the film “Freedom Riders” – you can also view the film in its entirety from this site, at any time.
  • Read PC’s copy of  Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice  by Raymond Arsenault on your tablet,  computer, laptop or smartphone.
  • Can’t attend the Freedom Riders talk on January 30th? Watch it via PC’s LiveStream access page.

 

Complete sponsors list:

SMA, SOAR, History,  BOP Diversity committee, BMSA Diversity committee, Afro- Am, Sociology, Black Studies,Political Science, Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences,, Public & Community Services, Sociology, American Studies Program, DWC, Institutional Diversity, Feinstein Institute, Phillips Memorial Library, NEH Created Equal Grant, and the RI Historical Society.

On May 4, 1961, 13 ordinary people – seven of them black, six of them white – set off from Washington DC on a bus ride to protest segregation in the Southern states. While decisions  barring segregation on buses had been previously been established, local police departments were deliberately ignoring enforcement, and separate bus seats, […]MORE

PhilBuzz takes time to pause after a busy Fall

Posted by: on December 20, 2013   |Comments (0)|Announcements

So here we are at the end of the Fall semester! One by one, students are leaving the PC campus for Christmas break. The non-stop hustle and bustle of our 24 x 7 schedule during Exam week has been replaced by deep quiet…..

And so ends our first semester of posts on PhilBuzz! We’ll be taking a break for a few weeks, but we’ll be back in January with more tips, tidbits and tools for our Library fans.

Until next semester, hang in there! We’ll be back!

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So here we are at the end of the Fall semester! One by one, students are leaving the PC campus for Christmas break. The non-stop hustle and bustle of our 24 x 7 schedule during Exam week has been replaced by deep quiet….. And so ends our first semester of posts on PhilBuzz! We’ll be […]MORE