F is for Finals Relief

The Tutoring Center isn’t going to try to put the fun in Fundamental Mathematics, but they’re going to try to help you take the “F” out of it. Plus, other end-of-semester reviews, Library extended hours, and the dogs come to NYC.

That age-old myth that Einstein failed math isn’t actually true, so stop using it as your go-to excuse and head over to end-of-semester math reviews to keep you from flunking finite math.

The Tutoring Center in NYC will host extended hours in the Library, Tutoring Center, and dorms on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays through May 7 in a variety of subjects including math, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, and CIS. Visit their website for more information.

In PLV? The Tutoring Center is offering one-on-one and group math, accounting, business, economics, chemistry, CIS, and language tutoring seven days a week. Stop by Room 309 in Mortola Library and check out their finals schedule here.

Looking to get your study on in the Library? Both the Birnbaum and Mortola libraries will have extended hours for the final exam period. Need help with research for your final projects or papers? Ask a Librarian!

And finally, if you’re looking for less quiet and more puppy love, you’re in luck. After making several appearances in PLV, the Good Dog Foundation pups are heading to NYC, with a visit to the Birnbaum Library on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Food for Fines

Have those overdue books got you in a fine bind? Fret not. Take a buck off your library fines for each item of food you donate at the Library’s Food for Fines event. Now if only we could all get the same deal for those pesky parking tickets!

Got fines? Give food. It’s that easy. Why let those unused canned food items go to waste when you can donate them to Food for Fines, which will not only help you pay back your library fines that have added up all semester, but will also go to people in need.

From now through mid-December, bring non-perishable food items to the Birnbaum or Mortola Library circulation desks in PLV and NYC and receive amnesty on your library fines. Each item of food equals $1 off your fines owed. So, if you owe $5 in fines and bring 5 non-perishable food items, your fines will be cleared. A simple equation with a powerful result!

All of food items will be donated to City Harvest.

A Harry Couple of Days

Gulping gargoyles! Magic at Mortola continues as the Library brings you two Harry Potter-related talks on October 1 and 3 in PLV.

In conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Harry Potter’s World” and following last week’s talk on renaissance, science, magic, and medicine, the Mortola Library is bringing you even more Potter!

Harry Potter … A Global Brand
Monday, October 1
12:20 p.m.

It’s no secret that the Harry Potter brand is a global business phenomenon. Join Lubin Marketing Professor Karen Berger, PhD, as she weighs in on the topic. A field-experienced professional, Berger spent almost 10 years at such firms as Lever Brothers, Frito-Lay, and Revlon Health Care Group, and supervised a wide variety of new and established brands, such as Caress bar soap, Concentrated All, Lay’s Potato Chips, Grandma’s Cookies, and the Oxy line of medicines. Berger has authored numerous articles in publications such as the Business Case Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Marketing in Higher Education, and Advances in Consumer Research, and has contributed articles at proceedings in various nationally recognized organizations, including the Society for Case Research, American Collegiate Retailing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, the Southern Marketing Association, and the Association for the Advancement in Computing Education.

History and the Wizarding World
Wednesday, October 3
12:20 p.m.

How did J.K. Rowling use historical events, objects, and people in the creation of Harry Potter’s world? Dyson History and Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Nancy Reagin, PhD, discusses the ways in which history is incorporated into the Harry Potter series. Reagin, who’s no stranger to history or HP, authored the book Harry Potter and History, a guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter. Combining her lifelong fascination of science fiction/fantasy literature and history, Reagin developed a series of books focused on history and pop culture which also include Twilight and History, Star Trek and History, and most recently Star Wars and History.

For more information contact Douglas Heimbigner (dheimbigner@pace.edu) at Mortola Library or visit www.pace.edu/library.

Magic at Mortola

The Library is about to get legendary, as Pace faculty weigh in on Harry Potter’s world of renaissance, science, magic, and medicine, with a special appearance from the Pace owl, on September 19 in PLV.

In conjunction with the traveling exhibit Harry Potter’s World, on September 19 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., the Mortola Library on the PLV Campus will host a faculty talk on “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine.”

Dyson Professor of English Edna Lief, who currently teaches a course on world mythologies, will speak about Merlin and Mythology. Best remembered as the mysterious wizard in the Legend of King Arthur, Merlin is a well-known character of literature and film, including the animated Disney movie The Sword in the Stone.

James Eyring, assistant director of Pace’s Environmental Center, will appear with his owl, Oscar. Mostly nocturnal, owls are one of the world’s most intriguing creatures and are part of Pace’s Environmental Center, which houses Great-horned, Barred, and Screech owls in both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Light refreshments will be served.

SAVE THE DATE: October 3, 12:20 p.m., Mortola Library
Nancy Reagin, Pace Professor of History and author of the books Harry Potter and History and Twilight and History, will speak on the ways historical contexts, events, and persons are incorporated into the Harry Potter series.

For more information contact Douglas Heimbigner at dheimbigner@pace.edu.

Halloween Haunts: Spooky Lunch

Nothing is scarier than having lunch with a…LIBRARIAN! On October 31, stop by the first annual Mortola Library Spooky Lunch on the PLV Campus. Free food for students in costume and gift cards will be given to the best costume!

You shouldn’t need an excuse to wear a costume on Halloween. But if you do, here it is! The Mortola Library will host its first annual Spooky Lunch on October 31 in the Birnbaum Conference Room from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you show up in costume, you will not only be treated to a free lunch, you’ll also be entered into a costume contest with a $50 bookstore gift card first place prize and $25 for the runner up.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend too. Contact cblenkle@pace.edu if you need more information.