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The Paper Station

Thursday, December 2, 7:00 PM
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West Campus

Looking to de-stress and get research and writing help? 

Join us at The Paper Station on Thursday, December 2nd from 7-9 pm near the Perkins service desk on the 1st floor of Perkins Library!

At The Paper Station, you can:

  • Meet with Thompson Writing Studio consultants for 20-minute lightning consultations and get handouts with writing tips.
  • Create your own zine or bookmark. 
  • Find scholarly sources for your papers and projects with support from our librarians.
  • Learn Google Scholar tips and tricks like how to avoid paywalls.
  • Get help navigating citation manuals and using citation management tools.

This event is co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries and the Thompson Writing Studio.

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Haitian Film Series: From Haiti's Ashes

Friday, December 3, 7:00 PM
Producer, Stephanie Collins; Director, Patrick Forbes (2011) 60 min. The Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010 killed thousands, toppled buildings, destroyed the capital and left the government in ruins. Now, Haiti risks crumbling to nothing. The country's future rests in the hands of one-man, Irish telecoms billionaire Denis O'Brien. He is armed with cash (he owns the island's mobile phone network), Bill Clinton's clout (he runs Clinton's Haitian interests), and the support of two unlikely allies - Lesley Voltaire, the dark Lord of Haitian politics who is running for president, and John McAslan, the outspoken Scottish architect, currently rebuilding the largest station in Europe, London's King's Cross. Can the three of them pull Haiti back from the brink?
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"...Waiting to Be Discovered...": A Conversation Between Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith and Poet Crystal Simone Smith

Monday, December 6, 12:00 PM
This event is part of a series accompanying the exhibition "'To stand by the side of Freedom': Abraham Lincoln and 19th Century America," on view at the Rubenstein Library through May 14, 2022. Join us for an exploration of the role of art in creating knowledge and narratives about slavery, the Civil War, and freedom struggles in the United States. Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith will bring her insights as a historian to bear as she guides this conversation with professor and poet Crystal Simone Smith. This discussion coincides with the anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment on December 6, 1865. Please register to attend.
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Exhibition Opening: Our History, Our Voice: Latinx at Duke/Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz: Latinas/os/es/x en Duke

Wednesday, January 12, 4:00 PM
Perkins Library Chappell Family Gallery
Please join the student and faculty curators for an opening of the new exhibition "Our History, Our Voice: Latinx at Duke/Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz: Latinas/os/es/x en Duke." Using the University Archives and oral histories, the curators for the first time publicly explore the complex story of Latinx presence at Duke. Dr. Cecilia Márquez's Latinx Social Movements courses and Professor Joan Munné's Spanish for Heritage Learners courses completed archival research and oral histories to create an exhibition that communicates this complex history. Come celebrate the Latinx community! Brief remarks at 4:30.
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