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April 17th, 2015

Free public lecture 4/28/15

Apr. 28, 2015

LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOW PRESENTATION

“Music Treasures from the Demakopoulos Collection”

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection invites you to join us for a lecture by
2014-2015 Library Research Fellow Prof. Avra Xepapadakou, Lecturer, Dept. of Philology, Division of Music and Theatre Studies, University of Crete.

Summary:

“The Demakopoulos music collection is a rich private archive of sheet music, musical scores, albums and vinyl records. Its contents form an extended overview of Modern Greek art and urban-popular music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this presentation we shall examine paradigms from the collection of the most important historical landmarks of Greek musical creation (Ionian Music School, National School, Avant-Garde, Modernism, Urban-popular songs etc) and meet the leading composers, artists and performers (such as Nikolaos Chalikiopoulos Mantzaros, Pavlos Carrer, Spyros Samaras, Manolis Kalomiris, Nikos Skalkotas, Dimitris Mitropoulos, Maria Callas, Ianis Xenakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Dionyssis Savopoulos, et al.). We shall also focus on representative music works and will enrich our discussion with selected music samples.”

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. Funding for the Library Research Fellowship Program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening (coming soon).

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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by George Paganelis
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April 7th, 2015

Free public lecture 4/16/15

Apr. 16, 2015

GUEST LECTURE

“On the Possibility of a Theatre of Eminence Today, in Greece–or Elsewhere”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you to join us for a lecture by Mr. Vasilis Arabos, writer, director, and teacher of theatre in Greece.

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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by George Paganelis
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March 30th, 2015

Meet our Latest Library Research Fellow

For the last several weeks the University Library has played host to our first Library Research Fellow of the spring 2015 semester, Prof. Stavroula (Avra) Xepapadakou, a trained musicologist and lecturer in theatre studies in the Department of Philology at the University of Crete.

Her research project, entitled “Voices, Musics, and Echoes of Expatriate Greeks in the Demakopoulos Collection” concerns the reception of Greek opera artists and Greek art music in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. As she notes, “This particular field is of exceptional research interest as, in that period, the United States of America attract[ed] all sorts of Greek artistic forces, forming a new cultural market for Greek troupes and artistic ensembles. During their tours to the West, they…perform[ed] in the great centers of the Greek diaspora such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Illinois and Florida.”

During the course of her research she has been studying the extensive collection of musical scores and sheets contained within the  Demakopoulos Collection of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, as well as related literature concerning the musical and theatrical activities of Greek Americans during the early decades of the 20th century. During her stay she has been providing guest lectures in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and later in April will give a public talk on the research she has conducted at Sacramento State.

The Library Research Fellowship Program is generously funded by a grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

Image of Prof. Stavroula (Avra) Xepapadakou

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by George Paganelis
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March 23rd, 2015

CSU Senate Resolution on Wiley

The Academic Senate of the California State University has passed a resolution in response to the failed  negotiations with journal publisher Wiley (read the full explanation on the Wiley negotiations from the CSU Council of Library Directors here; read the Sac State Library response here).

The resolution, as passed at the March 17-20, 2015 Academic Senate CSU Plenary and Committee Meetings:

AS-3202-15/FGA (Rev) Opposition to John Wiley and Sons Requiring the CSU to Purchase Access to Unwanted Journals in its Bundling of Online Journals (Second Reading):

This resolution is designed to put pressure on Wiley (and other publishers) who bundle journal content.  It endorses the decision by the libraries of the CSU to discontinue the systemwide arrangement to purchase online journal access from Wiley and holds that bundling will force CSU libraries to purchase unwanted journal content, resulting in significantly higher costs to the libraries.  The resolution urges that until a systemwide agreement with Wiley is reached, faculty, where appropriate, avoid using Wiley textbooks and other educational materials in their classes.

Submitted by Catherine Nelson and Deborah Roberts

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by Anne Bradley
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February 11th, 2015

Film screening: Greek American Radicals: The Untold Story

Feb. 24, 2015

FILM SCREENING

“Greek American Radicals: The Untold Story”

The University Library, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, invites you
to join us for a California premiere screening of a groundbreaking documentary film
with the scriptwriter/historical consultant Kostis Karpozilos,
currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton, in attendance.

Greek American Radicals Poster

Visit the Web site of the film with a link to the trailer.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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February 5th, 2015

Free lecture: Princes of the Road

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

AUTHOR LECTURE

“Princes of the Road”

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

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January 21st, 2015

Free lecture: Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution

GUEST LECTURE

“Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation
invite you to join us for a lecture by Dr. Christine Philliou, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University. Dr. Philliou will be speaking about her recent book of the same title.

Philliou book cover image

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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November 6th, 2014

Lecture on Complexity Theory and Public Policy

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
“Using Complexity Theory to Help Understand and Manage Public Policy”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

As part of Sacramento State’s new History and Philosophy of Science Initiative – a joint program of the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Department of History - PROF. ROBERT GEYER from Lancaster University will be giving a talk on complexity theory and public policy. (Download Poster)

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

University Library Room 3023 (Petris Room)

This is a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE intended for a GENERAL AUDIENCE.

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October 20th, 2014

Free lecture: Poisoning the Well: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe

GUEST LECTURE

“Poisoning the Well: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you
to join us for a lecture by Dr. Othon Anastasakis, Director of SEESOX and the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Image of Golden Dawn party

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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October 9th, 2014

General Election. November 4, 2014

General Election—Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7 a.m.—8 p.m. Last day to register to vote is October 20, 2014. To register online [Secretary of State Office]. Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot is October 28, 2014.

Besides voting for local and state candidates there are six propositions on the ballot. Prop 1: Water Bond. Funding for water quality, supply, treatment and storage projects, 7.1 billion general obligation bonds to fund the programs. Prop 2: State Budget. Budget stabilization account. Amend State Constitution to change how the state pays down debt and saves money in reserves. Prop 45: Health Care Insurance. Rate Changes. Changes in some health insurance rates will require the Insurance Commissioner’s approval. Prop 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Requires random drug testing of doctors, must check a statewide database before prescribing certain drugs, raises the cap on non-economic damages in medical negligence lawsuits. Prop 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Would reduce penalties for certain offenders convicted of non-serious, nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. For more information: BALLOTTPEDIA , California General Election, Tuesday November 4, 2014 Official Voter Information Guide, 2014. , Easy Voter Guide and Pros & Cons November 4, 2014

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