Online version of Harper's Weekly available for preview
The Emory Libraries are taking part in a trial of HarpWeek, the online, full-text version of Harper's Weekly from 1857-1865. Notable for its engraved illustrations by artists such as Winslow Homer, John Millais and Thomas Nast, Harper's Weekly has been fully indexed and is searchable by keyword, genre (e.g. advertising or literary review), occupation and date.
Those interested in art, history, marketing and popular culture will want to check out this resource before Sept. 15, when its trial run on the General Libraries database ends. HarpWeek can be found on EUCLID, in Demonstration Databases.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Princeton Review party gets started for library
This is a little more like it. After somehow finding cause last year to name Emory the seventh-best party school in the nation, the Princeton Review again placed the University at No. 7--for the library.
Emory Libraries ranked seventh among "Best Libraries" in the annual report, which claims to be "the largest ongoing poll of student opinions of their colleges." Students rank their schools in 60 categories, from academics and financial aid to campus food and social life. Emory also placed No. 11 in "Great College Towns" and No. 22 in "Little Race/Class Interaction."
Skeptical, to say the least, about Emory's party school ranking last year, administrators questioned the methodology of the Princeton Review--not affiliated in any way with Princeton University--and discovered the surveyors had not set foot on campus. Emory supervised the on-campus poll last spring, hence the differing results.
Study abroad students show work at gallery, symposium
The Journalism program is hosting a symposium on "Journalism in South Africa" Sept. 11-12 at the Conference Center.
The event, which features the work and observations of 12 Emory students who studied abroad in South Africa this summer, will have panels on "Health and Environmental Reporting," "Culture, Sports and the Arts" and "Politics, Economy and Law Reporting." Moegsien Williams, editor of Cape Argus in Cape Town, South Africa, will give the first Nixon Lecture on International Journalism at a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 12, on "The Press and Its Freedom in South Africa." Williams also is deputy chairman of the South African National Editors' Forum and chairman of the International Press Institute.
Photos and samples of the students' work, along with the work of 12 young South African journalists, will be unveiled for a monthlong exhibit in Schatten Gallery Sept. 11 at a 5:30 p.m. opening reception.
For a full schedule of events or to reserve a place at the luncheon (cost is $25; no charge to attend panels or other sessions), call Jackie Bullard at 404-727-4221 or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.