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You may be able to carry on, Carrie Nation and karaoke, but you may not be able to carry a tune. Even so, check out National Carry a Tune Week, October 7-13, 2012. This is all about tunes American in origin from 2001 or before, like the one Paul Simon wrote (ask your grampa,) so don’t be expecting to hear any of those non-American tunes.
“National Carry A Tune Week is held annually near the birthday of America’s first tune composer, William Billings, born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 7, 1746.” Of course.
There’s also an “online event” associated with this celebration which is a little foggy but supposedly involves sending in 10 tunes of your choice and possibly winning a CD, but we’re sure all will become clear next week.
The Mudd has outsourced its, you should pardon the expression, sanitary functions. This summer the happy roof workers who are enjoying the 90 degree weather will give it a go, so to speak. After the faculty and students return in the fall they will revel in the continuous stream of fresh air and the spectacular views while visiting the upper-reaches of the Mudd. And they will literally be able to answer the call of nature while answering the call of nature.
Say you started doing your job when you were 15 and say you were still doing it 55 years later. Pretty spectacular, right? Let’s sing Happy Birthday (all together now.)
Have you ever heard of Jeff Buckley? He was a rising star in the 90′s before his untimely death on this day in 1997. He had the voice of an angel and was able to seamlessly flow between rock, pop and soul. If you haven’t had a chance to check him out we have his only album released while he was alive called Grace under call number M1630.18 .B83 G73 1994. Here’s a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” from Grace.
Bummed about the death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch? We are too. That’s why we bought the Beastie Boy Video Collection from Criterion. Their videos were always something that drew us to the Beastie Boys. You know, along with the ability to seamlessly cross the rock/hip hop genres and use “Boutique” in an album title. It’s on the New Bookshelf right now. We know what’cha, what’cha what’cha want! (Sorry, couldn’t resist, and yes, that song is included.) Please feel free to tell us what you love about the Beastie Boys and the influence they’ve had.
Frans de Waal, primatologist and Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University, presents a University Convocation on Thursday 2 February 2012 at 11:10am in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Professor de Waal will speak on “Morality Before Religion: Empathy, Fairness and Prosocial Primates” (read more).
Some Frans de Waal resources from your friends at the Mudd:
Do Humans Alone ‘Feel Your Pain’? from the Chronicle of Higher Education, October 26, 2001
The Living Links Center at Emory University. The primary mission of the Living Links Center is to study human evolution by investigating our close genetic, anatomical, cognitive, and behavioral similarities with great apes.
Dance as an art form is ephemeral, making a live performance vital for study and research. Dance in Video is an easy way to watch hundreds of hours of streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
Selections include video of Memoria, composed by Keith Jarrett and choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Dances of Bali, Maria Tallchief dancing Swan Lake as well as a wide variety of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
Dance in Video can be searched or browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Creating a free account allows you to make your own custom playlists and video clips for presentations or just for convenience. If you want to watch on the go, all videos can now be viewed on iPhone or Android smartphones.
Check it out on the library’s electronic resources page and get your dance on!
We had our biggest crowds ever at Canine Therapy 2011! Ten dogs and dozens of their admirers swarmed the Library Plaza for an hour-long mutual-admiration stress-relief session.
Comments from the participants:
“This is the best student therapy EVER!”
“Thank you for putting it on! We all need fluffy doggy therapy at this time of the year!”
“This is the most smiles I’ve seen since that Tom Petty concert!”
Photos of the event are available on the Library’s Flickr site.