Monday, March 31, 2014

Student Photography Contest

                                                                                                               Zeki Evin

The Stephen B. Luce is currently displaying the works of the winners and participants of  SUNY Maritime's Student Photography Contest. The first place winner was Zeki Evin for Black & White Night, second place went to Irene Gogos for Throggs Neck Bridge on a Rainy Day, third place went to Kyle Weiss for Maritime Snow Globe and honorable mentions went to Chalmers Pierce for Ghost Ship and Lisa Clarke for Winter Bridge.  Congratulations to all.

On display, as well, is an accompanying book exhibit inspired by the beautiful and striking photographs from this year's contest.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dr. Julie Wosk

On March 28, 2014, the Stephen B. Luce Library honored Women's History Month with an engaging lecture by SUNY Maritime's own Professor Julie Wosk.  Dr. Wosk is a writer, an artist, and a professor of English, Art History and Studio Painting at SUNY Maritime.

 Dr. Wosk used a wide range of artwork, photographs and some film clips to illustrate how women conquered the stereotype of the timid technology user.  Images from her two of her books, Women and the Machine and Alluring Androids, Robot Women and Electronic Eves were also used to highlight women's attitudes and abilities when it came to mastering machinery.  References to Rosie the Riveter, Sally Ride, Grace Hopper among others were featured in this enlightening and at times, thought provoking (Japanese Robots) lecture.

Dr. Wosk's newest book on facsimile females in film, photography and art is expected to be published next year.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Stephen B. Luce Library celebrates Women's History Month 2014

Please join us in celebrating Women's History Month 2014!

Physical and digital exhibits highlighting some pioneering women in Maritime history and Science, such as Michelle Howard, Lynn Korwatch, Kalpana Chawla, Ida Lewis, among others.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

1907 paintings of the ST. MARY'S and NEWPORT now grace the Gove Collection

The library has recently acquired two 1907 paintings by Austrian artist Victor Nickol of the St. Mary's and the Newport, Maritime College's two first training ships.

These paintings were originally owned by Captain Christopher Marsden, an executive officer on both the St. Mary's and Newport.  He passed them onto his grandson, George Marshall who followed his seafaring tradition.  Upon the death of Captain George Marshall in 2012, the paintings were bequeathed to the college per his instructions in honor and memory of his grandfather Christopher Marsden.

These paintings were hung by our facilities department in the Gove lounge area on the main reading floor.  The Gove collection is based on the donations from the family of Robert Gove (class of 1978) who was lost at sea aboard the Poet.  This collection sails with the training ship every year -- so we felt there was no better place in the library to place these two historic paintings.

These paintings are hung in honor and memory of Captain Christopher Marsden.