September 2011 Archives
The Trustman Art Gallery brings together photographs from artists Andy Warhol and Harold Edgerton in its latest exhibit, Glam plus Bam--Warhol and Edgerton: Photos from the Simmons College Collection, on display now through October 6.
The Andy Warhol photographs presented are the color Polariods he took in preparation for his famous silkscreen portraits of celebrities and art glitterati. Among the selected photos are a young Joe Kennedy, Carly Simon, Jackie Curtis, and Ivan Karp.
Once again the Simmons Center for the Study of Children's Literature is set to host the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards ceremony, one of Boston's Top 100 annual events. The awards, which were announced in June, are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. The winners are selected in three categories: fiction, nonfiction and picture book, along with two Honor Books in each category.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. and will include speeches from the honorees and an author book signing session.
In addition to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Simmons is hosting the day-long Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium on October 1, which will bring together librarians, educators, and children's literature professionals who will examine the winning books from a uniquely Simmons perspective.
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Associate Professor Amy Pattee and Assistant Professor Melanie Kimball are scheduled to present, along with Associate Professor Kelly Hager, chair of the Department of English and Megan Lambert, English instructor. For the full colloquium program, visit The Horn Book website.
The Horn Book, founded by alumna Bertha Mahony Miller 1904, is the nation's oldest and most distinguished journals in children's and young adult literature.
Convocation marks the beginning of a new academic year, and despite yesterday's rainy weather, the celebration was once again inspiring. The Class of 2012 was recognized for their academic achievements, and the Class of 2015 was officially welcomed to Simmons.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Renee T. White gave some great advice to our students:
"Ask yourself, 'How can I use what I know to make things better for others?' at home wherever you come from, at Simmons and beyond here. And then lastly, remember that while you stand on the shoulders of giants, someday others will stand on your shoulders. So, get ready."
Good luck to all our students as we begin a new year. We look forward to seeing their great achievements.