Thursday, March 21, 2013

Film screening and discussion of "Koran by Heart"

Join us for a viewing and discussion of the film “Koran by Heart” on Monday, April 15th, from 6:00-8:00pm.  The event will be held in 142 Johnston.

Every year, about one hundred of Islam’s best young students from around the world come to Cairo for the International Holy Koran Competition. Many are in their late teens, some as young as seven. “Koran by Heart” follows the progress of three scholars, a girl and two boys, all ten years old, as they compete against students who, in some instances, are nearly twice their age.

Prior to the film, three local students between 11 and 12 will talk about their experiences participating in local and regional Koran competitions. They, along with a local Hafez and Koran teacher, will explain what it takes to become a Koran competition winner. This event will be hosted by John Burke, Library Director, and moderated by Gina Petonito, Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University.

The film is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

This presentation is made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) award of a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf to the campus’ Gardner-Harvey Library in cooperation with the Regional Campus Diversity Council. Public performance rights have been provided by HBO.

Friday, March 01, 2013

New Library Tutorials – help us, help you

Is there a library instruction feature, database, or other online tool that you would like to have covered in a quick online tutorial that you can share with your students? Gardner-Harvey library staff are working on creating new screencasts and short video tutorials and we want your input on what topics to cover. Please send any questions or suggestions for tutorials to Jessie Long,