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What does this mean? You’re already one step ahead for some upcoming scavenger hunt fun during exam period in the library. Beginning on Thursday December 14th the library will install a short scavenger hunt – allowing those who complete the hunt the ability to enter a raffle for a fun prize!
If you’re interested in getting a leg up on the competition for the exam period scavenger hunt simply enter your name and email address in this form and you’ll receive further instructions.
The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is excited to host the interactive exhibit Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges along the Ancient Silk Road in the Bello Grand Hall.
This exhibit, on view from September 27- October 6, features cave number 285 of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cave 285 is among the most significant of all the caves, dating back to the Western Wei Dynasty. This cave has been physically re-created, allowing visitors to experience and walk through the full-size cavern.
Speakers and tours are available every day during the exhibition. Presenters include Bryant professors and other lecturers who will speak about the influence of Dunhuang in art, trade, religion and international relations. Interested in learning more? The library has a number of books and eBooks that showcase the historical, cultural and religious importance of the Silk Road.
Books and eBooks
- Cave temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist art on China’s Silk Road
- 敦煌石窟 Dunhuang Grottoes
- Eighteen lectures on Dunhuang
- The Silk Road : a new history
- The Silk Roads : a new history of the world
- Mogao Cave 285 (Western Wei 534-556AD) (Dunhuang Research Acadmey)
- Effects of Drifting Sand Particles on Deterioration of Mural Paintings on the East Wall of Cave 285 in Mogao Caves, Dunhuang
- Virtual Dunhuang Art Cave: A Cave within a CAVE
- Chapter from the book “Art, Religion, and Politics in Medieval China” on Cave 285
The Dunhuang exhibition at Bryant University is made possible by a partnership between Bryant University and Dunhuang Academy and co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Government of Gansu Province.
While September still seems a month away, our incoming first year students are participating in the “GRIT Initiative” Bryant’s entire incoming class has been asked to read the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and write a 1-2 page reflection for their Gateway course.
The library has the physical book that you can borrow, but if you’re out of state or prefer to access it a different way, you can digitally borrow the audiobook! (1 user at a time, 2-day loan). Start listening now and get ready for September!
Hi Bryant Community! Are you working on an Industry Report, Marketing Report or looking for some opportunities in a growing market? The library subscribes to Mintel Oxygen, a marketing intelligence agency that’s a great resource for you.
Mintel is a large database that’s purchased and used in the professional workplace. Here at Bryant, we use it in an educational setting. You can start to master this product now and also impress your professors in final reports.
As long as you have a Bryant username and password you can use it away from campus too! This database shows you executive summaries, analyst reports, infographics, predicted market growth, consumer behavior data, upcoming trends and industry & product overviews! (Can you tell how excited we are about this database?)
Professor Martha Kuhlman’s LSC 220 class uses a creative approach to answer the question, “What kind of art inspires you?” For one recent assignment, students produced collaborative Mail Art.
“This project really combines the three skills that the students learn in this class,” said Professor Kuhlman. “This class teaches them to create, collaborate and explore.”
The project involved two sections of the LCS 220 class. One section started the assignment, creating letters showing the types of visual art that inspired them. These letters were “mailed” to the other LCS section, which responded creatively by adding to the original letters or composing written responses.
“We don’t get personal mail anymore,” said Kuhlman. “In class, we talked about the different ways that we communicate now, by texting or using social media. This discussion and project allowed (the students) to think about how we communicate and challenged them to use a medium that was different than what they use daily.”
You can see the students’ Mail Art on display in the cases by the Library entrance. Come take a look today!