The Great Courses @Giovatto Library

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Analysis and Critique:  How to Engage and Write about Anything – DVD and CD

Art across the Ages – DVD

The Art of Critical Decision-Making – DVD and CD

The Art of Reading – DVD and CD

The Art of Teaching – DVD

Black Holes Explained – DVD

Building Great Sentences:  Exploring the Writer’s Craft – DVD and CD

Change and Motion:  Calculus Made Clear – DVD

The Everyday Guide to Wine – DVD

The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails:  Tastes and Traditions — DVD

Experiencing Hubble – DVD

The Fall and Rise of China – DVD

The History of Ancient Rome – DVD

The History of Christian Theology — DVD

The History of European Art – DVD

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music – DVD

The Illiad of Homer – DVD

The Joy of Mathematics — DVD

Masterworks of American Art – DVD

Museum Masterpieces:  The Louvre — DVD

Museum Masterpieces:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art – DVD

The Odyssey of Homer – DVD

Optimizing Brain Fitness — DVD

The Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations – DVD

The Secrets of Mental Math– DVD

Stress and Your Body — DVD and CD

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music – DVD and CD

Why Evil Exists — DVD

Writing Creative Nonfiction — DVD and CD

Islamic Art @ Florham

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Muslim Journeys – Koran by Heart

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As part of the ongoing “Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys” event series:

Dr. Heba Musharraf, a Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, spoke March 27th on the Arabic language and on the tradition of recitation and memorization of the Koran, prior to and following the screening of the related documentary film, “Koran by Heart.”

Next in the series:

“Islamic Art”—Tuesday, April 9th, in the Orangerie, 4:00 p.m.
Three New Jersey-based Islamic artists will exhibit examples of their work within a program of discussion and the screening of the
documentary film, “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.”


“Unveiled and Unimaginable? Uncovering & Discovering the Ways Islam is Lived,” — Thursday, May 2nd in the Orangerie, 4:00pm
A panel discussion whose speakers will explore various ways that Islam is lived and imagined in America.

Knowing the Koran

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Please join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 11am in the Monninger Center Orangerie for the presentation “Recite & Recall – Knowing the Koran”. Guest presenter, Dr. Heba Musharraf of Princeton University, will examine the relationship between faith, the Koran, and the role that memorization plays in defining and substantiating the way Islam is lived and experienced. The discussion will be followed by a screening of a Greg Barker documentary, “Koran by Heart,” and a question and answer portion.

This event is a part of “Muslim Journeys,” a project grant from the American Library Association, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities that the College at Florham Library was awarded this semester. This grant provided the library with twenty-five written texts, four documentaries, and University-wide access to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database.

For information about this event or the upcoming series please email Dr. Kenneth Sammond at, or call the FDU Library at (973)443-8515.

New This Week @ Giovatto Library

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New This Week @ Giovatto Library

July 9, 2012

Library News –

The Library is open Sat. from 10:00 until 2:00, and Sunday from 1:00 until 5:00.

The Library is closed on Friday through August 3rd.

Kathy’s Picks –

Our Founding Fathers: Who Were They and What Happened to Them?

Celebrate the Fourth of July with These Patriotic Films

Columbia Film Archive

The Giovatto Library houses the Columbia Film Archive, which includes 162 16 mm. films.

The archive was the subject of “At FDU, a Treasure Trove of Celluloid Classics; Plus Randolph Scott and Other ‘B’ Greats,” by Jim Beckerman, which appeared in the Record  (15 Jan. 2006, p. E05). 

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Giovatto News This Week

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Library News –
The Library is closed on Fridays, beginning June 15th, through August 3rd
Kathy’s Picks –
Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education @
Top 100 Websites for Women 2012

New Books
American Library Directory, 2012-2013
Amped, a novel
Amnesty International report, 2012
Cast On Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods
The Chaperone, a novel
The Columbus Affair, a novel
Contemporary Dyecraft
Cracking the GRE, 2013
Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth
A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century
GRE Graduate Record Examination Premier 2013
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Architecture
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
New Job, New You
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
Porch Lights, a novel
The Red House, a novel
Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
Strategies for Successful Career Change
Tea House
Women and Their Gardens
New DVDs
All Quiet on the Western Front
Fahrenheit 451
The Great Ziegfeld
The Life of Emile Zola
Mutiny on the Bounty
Outside the Law
You Can’t Take It with You

College at Florham Celebrates Green Day All Week!

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The College at Florham Library Delivers!

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International Films @ Giovatto

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International Films @ Giovatto

Mondays @ noon, Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, Giovatto Library

January 30thAmelie (France)

February 6thMostly Martha (Germany)

February 13thBread and Tulips (Italy)

February 20thMonsoon Wedding (India)

February 27thEat Drink Man Woman (China)

Introduction and discussion with Kathy

New Books and DVD’s Available @Giovatto Library!

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New Books

The Half-Finished Heaven

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide 2012

The Magic of Reality

Objective-C Programming

Pop Goes the Weasel:  The Secret Meaning of Nursery Rhymes

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis

Sister Souls*

Startup Weekend:  How to Take a Company from Concept to Creation in 54 Hours

Thinking, Fast and Slow

*FDU Press – Sammartino Room

New DVDs

Invasion of Astro-Monster

M: I: III (Mission Impossible 3)

Nip/Tuck — Season 1-6


Six Feet Under – The Complete First Season

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