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!!FDU Alert!! update

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From !!FDU Alert!! at 10:31 a.m….

Power restoration at the Florham campus is unlikely.   The Florham campus will remain closed on Tuesday, including the School of Pharmacy.

The Metropolitan campus will reopen on Tuesday morning.   All classes and activities will commence at that time. Metropolitan students can come to campus Monday.   Essential staff, such as Campus Safety and Facilities personnel are expected to report on schedule.

Further information will be available on the website or 201-692-7000 or 973-443-8000.



Remember our online resources!

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The library is closed, but our online resources are available 24/7…

Check them out!



Hurricane Sandy…Storm Watch

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Due to the impending storm, both NJ campuses of FDU will close at 6pm today, October 28, and remain closed through Tuesday evening October 30.

Please see additional detail at FDU’s weather information page…

Monninger Center Ribbon Cutting Photos and Story

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The ceremony was held outside under a blue sky yesterday … the reception followed in the library’s historic Orangerie, showcasing it’s recent renovations.  

In case you missed any or all of it, check out this link to an FDU press release with photos and the full story:

College at Florham FALL BREAK Hours

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Sat., Oct. 13:     11:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.


Sun., Oct. 14:       2:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.


Mon., Oct. 15:      8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.


Tues., Oct. 16:     8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Remember you can access our online resources 24/7…..


Enjoy the break!


For more info, please call 973-443-8516

Our Digital Archives Continue to Expand

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(photo of the mansion from the Vanderbilt Twombly Estate Collection)

FDU Digital Archives  This site features a growing collection of digital objects developed to preserve and support scholarship and the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

Today, the digital library at FDU consists of unique items from the university’s archives, and from distinctive collections developed in collaboration with non-library partners, related to both the history of Northern New Jersey and the University.  Materials include master’s theses, government documents, historical documents, digital artifacts, photographs, maps, and podcasts.

Access this collection and other library resources from our homepage.

Uncovered Treasure

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During the cleaning out of a storage area in the College at Florham Library, a painting by former Guggenheim Fellow, Tosun Bayrak was discovered.  Bayrak was immediately contacted by librarian, Eleanor Friedl.  Overjoyed, he and his daughter came a few days later to reclaim the artwork, and reminisced with librarians and staff.  Bayrak referred to the artwork then, and still now, as an “experiment”. 

Bayrak, known as an experimental artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, was named a Guggenheim fellow in 1965.  He was later hired by FDU to teach art and art history, where he remained until the late ’80s, although he had retired from the art world in the ’70s.

Now, check out the reverse side of canvas with the ”experiment” inscription.

Tosun Bayrak reminisces with librarians, Eleanor Friedl and Denise Marshall, as his daughter looks on.

Photos by Colleen Di Gregorio

Monninger Center Construction Update

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Here are the latest photos of the construction site of the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research on the College at Florham campus.  Photos are courtesy of Dan Landau…one taken from the roof near the Orangerie, the other taken from the ground near the Student Center.

Click here if you’re interested in seeing a time-lapse video of the project from October through early February.  The video was created with photos taken by the live webcam mounted on the side of the Student Center.

Politics on the PublicMind…this week

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The series continues with a presentation by

David Redlawsk,

Director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University


“Surveying the Polls: Question Wording and Latent Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage”


Thursday, Nov. 17th

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Orangerie, College at Florham Library

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