Category Archives: Art & Design

New: Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints is a two-volume graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang about the Boxer Rebellion, an uprising which took place in China between 1899 and 1901. The books, Boxers and Saints respectively, tell the parallel stories of two young people caught on opposite sides of the violent rift.

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Boxers follows the tale of Little Bao and a band of commoners (trained in kung fu) who set out to free China from the foreign missionaries and soldiers who are terrorizing the countryside. Saints follows the experiences of Vibiana, one of the Chinese Christians persecuted by the uprising, as she struggles between her country and her faith.

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You can find both volumes on the new book shelf in the main library alongside other books by Gene Luen Yang and those of Lauren Redniss (MFA 2000 Illustration)—both graphic novelists were recently awarded 2016 MacArthur Fellowships.

New Database Trial: Flipster

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The SVA Library has just begun a trial of Flipster, a digital magazine solution that makes it easy to read magazines on your computer or mobile device. Visit our Flipster trial here to browse over 1,100 magazines in Flipster’s digital newsstand. Click on Flipster from the EBSCO landing page. The trial is also accessible from our A-Z Databases page.

Download the Flipster app (iTunes, Google Play)  to your mobile device to download magazines for offline reading. On screen instructions in the app will guide you.

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Flipster’s web interface

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A spread from Threaded magazine in Flipster

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The Flipster app

This trial expires on October 22, 2016.

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SVA Library Graduate Student Reception

The SVA Library invites all graduate students to an informal reception on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 6-7:30pm.

Say hello to library staff, meet grad students from other programs, browse the collections, and enjoy an adult beverage.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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New Colourbox Key for Fall 2016

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The SVA Library provides access to the Colourbox stock image database for all current students, faculty, and staff. Each Fall, a new access key is released for our education license. The Fall 2016 key, which is valid until September 1, 2017 has been distributed via the college’s SVA Today email and is also posted under the Library tab in MySVA.

To get started with Colourbox, sign up for an account with your SVA email address here.

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New York Times webinars, July 2016

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The SVA Library subscribes to NYTimes.com for all students, faculty, and staff in the SVA community. Their monthly webinar series for July is happening this Thursday, the 28th in a 3-part series. Please join The New York Times in Education on Thursday, July 28, 2016, to learn how to activate a NYTimes.com account, briefly tour NYTimes.com, and tour the online teaching resource from The New York Times in Education, NYTimes.com/edu, in 3-part sessions.

Register for any or all sessions below. You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar meeting link and may select the ‘Add to Calendar’ option to place the webinar session in your time zone.

Thursday, July 28th 

Webinar 1: 11:00am – 11:15am EST
Activating a NYTimes.com account via school domain authentication
RSVP:11AM How To Grab a Pass Webinar

 

Webinar 2: 1:00pm – 1:20pm EST
NYTimes.com Introduction: Post Activation
RSVP: 1PM NYTimes.com Intro Webinar

 

Webinar 3: 2:00pm – 2:20pm EST
The New York Times in Education Website – Instructional Resources for classrooms
RSVP: 2PM NYTimes in Education Instructional Demo Webinar

The meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to give permission for the plug-in to run), so please be sure to click link 2-3 minutes before we start. Feel free to use the chat box to ask questions; they are answered near the conclusion.

New DVDs & Blu-Rays have arrived!

We just got a huge shipment of new DVDs & Blu-Rays! So many, in fact, that we had to add extra shelving to display it all! Come on in and check out some great films, docs, anime, TV shows, & more. Here are some trailers to whet your appetite:

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, & Muna Otaru show some true grit in revisionist Western, The Keeping Room:

Karen Black & Oliver Reed star in Burnt Offerings, an offbeat 70’s haunted house thriller:

Get deeply meta with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s camp-action, lost classic Last Action Hero:

Harold LLoyd’s timeless silent film, Safety Last, finally gets the Criterion Collection treatment:

Enjoy these films and more at the SVA Library!

RIP, Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)

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Darwyn Cooke has passed away. Cooke’s work for DC Comics & DC Animation was legendary, including storyboarding Batman: The Animated Series; title design for Batman Beyond; adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker series, and most of all for The New Frontier (both the comic and the subsequent animated film):

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Read more about Cooke’s legacy here:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-darwyn-cooke-was-one-of-the-best-comics-artists-of-1776872466

The SVA Library has put up a memorial to Cooke, featuring an extensive collection of his best work:

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