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Events and Exhibits

Events and Exhibits
Scholars' Commons Events
The Scholars’ Commons, Roesch Library Room 245, is designed for informal and impromptu use; however, it can also be reserved and configured for events such as faculty professional development.
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UnDesign the Redline

OCT. 1 – OCT. 31, 2021

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery, first floor of Roesch Library

UnDesign the Redline is an important, visually compelling interactive exhibit tracing the tangled roots of government policies to the social issues we face today. The exhibit ignites discussion about race, wealth, opportunity and power, with the goal of transforming the future. Each part of the exhibit includes a scannable QR-code for a virtual docent experience. 

Brought to UD by the Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences.

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Journeys of Faith: Shrines, Souvenirs and Catholic Tourism

AUG. 17, 2021 – JAN. 31, 2022

Marian Library Gallery, seventh floor of Roesch Library

Catholic shrines and festivals attract millions of visitors each year, ranging from pilgrims on spiritual journeys to casual tourists. This exhibit, featuring items from the Marian Library and the U.S. Catholic Special Collection, explores the motivations for Catholic travel; what visitors do at these sites; and the souvenirs they bring back — from handcrafted devotional objects to quirky mementos. 

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At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions

Nov. 29, 2021 – JAN. 7, 2022

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery, first floor of Roesch Library; Marian Library Crèche Museum, seventh floor of Roesch Library

Since 1995, the University of Dayton’s Marian Library has presented a selection of its over 3,600 Nativity scenes from more than 100 countries, celebrating how people around the world ponder and picture the birth of Christ through many different cultural lenses.

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Virtual Events and Exhibits
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