Roosevelt University Library

    1. #YouTubeShowcase Happening Now! Free event put on by @rooseveltu’s own @speedchicago #InTheLibrary

    2. 
"When looking back on this era’s major social injustice issue, how will you describe your contribution?"

Great words by Carl Hart during his lecture. How will you answer this question?

      "When looking back on this era’s major social injustice issue, how will you describe your contribution?"

      Great words by Carl Hart during his lecture. How will you answer this question?

    3. Carl Hart’s Lecture #InTheLibrary “A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs And Society” #HighPrice #OneBookOneUniversity #RooseveltUniversity

    4. It’s getting pretty festive up here in the Library! A Book Tree, free candy, games & make your own snow flakes. Seasons readings!

      It’s getting pretty festive up here in the Library! A Book Tree, free candy, games & make your own snow flakes. Seasons readings!

    5. We’re here for a few more hours!! We’ve got candy to fuel those fingers! #StClairDrake #Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 

    6. St. Clair Drake Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

      October 17 - Brought to you by the St. Clair Drake Center and the Roosevelt University Library !

      The #StClairDrake #Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is just getting started!! Stop in to WB1109 we are here from 2-6pm today & We’ve got plenty of resources to help learn more about #StClairDrake and tasty treats to keep your #Wikipedia editing energy going !!

    7. natgeofound:

A girl stands in front of her hut on the Painted Desert in Arizona in 1929.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

      natgeofound:

      A girl stands in front of her hut on the Painted Desert in Arizona in 1929.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

    8. It’s Women’s History Month!  Enjoy some great images of the Women’s Suffrage Parade

      pinkasaur:

      100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade
      via @TheAtlantic
      More photos: http://ow.ly/ihXGQ

      (Source: pinkasaur)

    9. Hey buddy!  Why so serious?

      Hey buddy!  Why so serious?

    10. we love this story!

      uchicagoadmissions:

      Indiana Jones Mystery Package

      We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

      Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

      What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting. 

      What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography

      If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too. 

      We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end).  Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

      Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu  (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing). 

    11. Live performance of Walk the Talk at the Library. #openaccessweek

      Live performance of Walk the Talk at the Library. #openaccessweek

    12. Walk the Talk getting ready to go on in the Library!

      Walk the Talk getting ready to go on in the Library!

    13. Join us for Open Access Week events, including a film screening and a performance from #WalkTheTalk!

      Join us for Open Access Week events, including a film screening and a performance from #WalkTheTalk!

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