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Events and Exhibits

Events and Exhibits
Reunion Weekend Open House

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11, 2022

Roesch Library and Marian Library, seventh floor

There’s a lot to see and do when you stop by the family friendly University Libraries Open House. 

  • Experience the results of the Roesch Refresh renovation, completed in 2019: Explore the all-new first and second floors and a variety of furniture and study spaces planned according to student preferences. 
  • Pick out a button with an image from the University Archives and Special Collections: It goes great with the Reunion Weekend lanyard; don’t be seen at the Porch Party without one! 
  • Former student employees of Roesch Library, the Marian Library or University Archives: We have a special keepsake for you.
  • Sign up for a free borrowing card: If you are an alumnus living in Ohio, you can register for one.
  • View two exhibits: The Erma Bombeck Collection: A Sneak Preview and A Vision of Art and Faith: The Litany of Loreto and the Work of Ezio Anichini (1886-1948). 
  • As always, Roesch Library is a great meetup spot: Enjoy light refreshments and comfortable seating before you start your Saturday. 
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The Erma Bombeck Collection: A Sneak Preview

March 11–Oct. 23, 2022

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery, Roesch Library first-floor lobby

The world came to know the wit and wisdom of 1949 University of Dayton graduate Erma Bombeck through legions of newspaper columns, books and television appearances. With her family’s recent donation of her personal collection, the world now has a glimpse into the mind, heart, soul and relationships of the beloved and celebrated humorist. This selection of letters, photographs, clippings and artifacts provides a preview of the Erma Bombeck Collection’s treasures now undergoing arrangement, description and preservation ahead of a major exhibit planned for the spring of 2024.

A Vision of Art and Faith: The Litany of Loreto and the Work of Ezio Anichini (1886-1948)

April 4–Aug. 26, 2022

Marian Library Gallery, seventh floor of Roesch Library

This exhibit, which draws on the private collection and independent research of John A. Shaffer, will demonstrate how themes recur over Anichini's professional life, with particular reference to Anichini's illustrations of the Virgin Mary and allegorical female figures as symbols for national identity.

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Virtual Events and Exhibits


Zoom Meeting

Back on the Porch: A Book Talk for Alumni and Students

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LGBTQ+ Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination
Let's learn together for Pride Month and beyond. All are welcome to complete this interactive online module developed by the Libraries diversity and inclusion team about LGBTQ+ human rights. You will better understand how differences in laws and policies affect those in our community who identify as LGBTQ+. 
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Information Neighborhoods: Interacting with Online News Like a Good Neighbor
The variety of news you can find online is immense and can be intense! This self-guided activity will describe how you can better understand the type and purpose of online news by employing a simple sorting method called information neighborhoods. 
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Refuge: Borderlands and the Blessed Virgin
This online exhibit curated by students at at the University of Dayton and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio is challenging its visitors to see a timeless and often controversial topic — borderlands — through social, spiritual, historical and artistic lenses. 
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Mary in Miniature: Books of Hours in the Marian Library Collection
Books of Hours are a window into medieval society, Marian devotion, and book history in the later Middle Ages. This online exhibit features digitized medieval Books of Hours and individual leaves, dating from circa 1440 through the early 16th century.
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Virtual Escape Room: A Fun Way to Learn about the Libraries
Codes and puzzles reveal the "secrets" everyone knows: The University Libraries have the tools students need to succeed in college.
Experience the Escape Room

Roesch Library