Twin Peaks to Return in 2016: Revisit All Things David Lynch

Last week, the entertainment world was abuzz with the news that the TV show Twin Peaks will return with a third season on Showtime in 2016. Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, originally aired on ABC in the early 1990s.

Did you miss Twin Peaks the first time around? Or perhaps you want to celebrate the news by immersing yourself in everything Lynch-ian? The Library can help you out!

We have the original series (seasons 1 & 2) on DVD. These are available on Library North 1, in the Audiovisual Collection.

Call number (season 1): Video DVD PN1992.77 .T88 Season 1

Call number (season 2): Video DVD PN1992.77 .T88 Season 2 2007

We also have a number of Lynch’s other creations on DVD:

  • Eraserhead
    Call number: Video DVD PN1997 .E73 2001
  • Blue Velvet
    Call number: Video DVD PN1997 .B675 2000
  • Wild at Heart
    Call number: Video DVD PN1997 .W5333 2004
  • Mulholland Dr.
    Call number: Video DVD PN1997.2 .M864 2002

If this still isn’t enough Lynch for you, check out some of our books on Lynch and this quirky collection of commercials directed by Lynch. Between the Library’s books and DVDs, you should be completely prepared for season 3 in 2016!

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GSU Library eBook Workshop

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Are you interested in using eBooks offered through the GSU library?  A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 2-3:30 in Library North, Classroom 1.

During the first half of the workshop, we will answer frequently asked questions.  We will also discuss various eBook features and how to access or download an eBook.  If you would like to bring your laptop or mobile device, stick around for the second half of the workshop where we help you set up your device.

Information about this and other workshops is available on the Fall 2014 Workshops guide.

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Primary Resources for Historical Research: Archives Unbound

Image from African-America, Communists and National Negro Congress collection

The Georgia State University community has access to 42 primary resource collections on Archives Unbound. The collections available focus primarily on 20th century issues and events especially related to African-American studies, civil rights, social justice and political history but also include radical history, Holocaust studies, labor and economic history, LGBT studies, environmental policy, and cinema studies.

Each collection is rich with documents such as FBI surveillance files, organizational records, personal archives and manuscripts, newspaper articles, transcriptions of wiretaps and more.

A full list of the collections for GSU researchers is available for browsing and searching. Below is a sample of what’s inside Archives Unbound:

  • “We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:”" Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
  • African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947
  • FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC
  • Hollywood, Censorship, and the Motion Picture Production Code, 1927-1968
  • Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s
  • The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993
  • The Mafia in Florida and Cuba: FBI Surveillance of Meyer Lansky and Santo Trafficante, Jr.
  • In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994

Two collections in Archives Unbound come from the Southern Labor Archives in the Georgia State University Library Special Collections and Archives:

  • The Union Label and the Needle Trades: Records of the United Garment Workers of America
  • The Quest for Labor Equality in Household Work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979

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Strategic Diversity Talk: Dr. John F. Gates

Strategic diversity expert Dr. John F. Gatespresident and CEO of Campus Diversity Agenda, will be on GSU’s campus to deliver a talk, “The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion Thought and Practice.”

October 8 (Wednesday)
Centennial Hall Auditorium
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Dr. Gates has been visiting campuses to create dialogues on race, gender, equality, affirmative action, microaggressions, unconscious biases, and LGBT engagement. He has been described as “America’s most insightful and transformational diversity thought-leader [for] blazing new trails in the practice of diversity and inclusion.” (NewYork Netwire)

Event flyer details here.

Learn more:

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Library Workshop: Teaching with Archival Sources

Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Sources” from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 in the Colloquium Room, Library South 8.

In this hands-on workshop for faculty and graduate students we will demonstrate an in-class exercise to show how primary sources can be utilized for a range of cross-disciplinary learning outcomes. The exercise will be based on materials from the GSU Special Collections and Archives’ reproductive rights collections, with an emphasis on attention to the language used in the items. We hope to demonstrate the value and usefulness of Special Collections resources to a wider range of departments. We invite you to attend as our “students”!

Information about this workshop is available at the Fall 2014 Workshops research guide, which also includes a link for registration via EventBrite (click here for direct link). Advance registration is requested if possible.

Please direct questions about this event to Jill Anderson or Morna Gerrard.

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Sheroes of the Year Event, 2014

Celebrate the Power of Purpose and Persistence!

Our dear friends Joyce Dunaway Parker and Alicia Philipp are being honored as the 2014 Sheroes of the Year by the Georgia State University Library’s Women and Gender Collections. The 2014 Sheroes of the Year Celebration will take place at Georgia State University’s Centennial Hall, located at 100 Auburn Avenue, on Thursday, November 20, from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Presented annually, the Shero of the Year Award recognizes an individual or individuals whose work and accomplishments have made a significant impact on gender equality in Georgia and the South, improving the lives of countless women and girls. Those lives are documented in Georgia State University’s Women and Gender Collections, and  honoring Joyce and Alicia will help support those collections.

Joyce Dunaway Parker

Founder and first president of Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta, Joyce Dunaway Parker also served as vice president of the national organization’s board of directors. She was a charter member and a rape counselor for the Cobb County Rape Crisis Center, and a former board member of Cobb Family Resources. Well known as an organizer and three-term president of ERAGeorgia, Parker has also been president of the League of Women Voters of Cobb-Marietta, and is a member of Emily’s List and the NAACP.  Parker is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, and was also a member of its Retreat Committee as well as chairing the same committee for Leadership Cobb. She is a long-time member and organizer with the United Methodist Church of North Georgia and the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, and she has served the Cobb County Youth Museum as scriptwriter, Speakers Bureau chair, docent, and puppeteer!

Parker has received the Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and the Public Service Award from the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Alicia Philipp

Alicia Philipp is president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, which serves donors and nonprofits in 23 counties in the metro Atlanta region. Philipp has led the Foundation’s grantmaking, fundraising and collaborative initiatives with donors, nonprofits and community leaders for the past 37 years. Under her leadership, The Community Foundation has grown from $7 million in assets in 1977 to more than $929 million in total assets.

Named to Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians” list, Philipp has also been named one of the “100 Most Influential Atlantans” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of 175 “Emory History Makers” by Emory University and has received the Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Her local, regional and national leadership responsibilities include previous service as a board member of the Council on Foundations, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, Independent Sector and the National Center on Family Philanthropy. Philipp received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s in business administration from Georgia State University. She devotes much of her free time to mentoring future leaders.

Sheroes of the Year Celebration

Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at 100 Auburn Avenue, known as Centennial Hall, home of our Welcome Center, our President, and the new front door to our University

100 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
(100 Auburn Avenue has free, secure onsite parking (via Courtland Street) and is wheelchair accessible.)

Please RSVP by 11/11/2014
404-413-2703 /

Suggested attendee contribution: $100.00
(Click here to contribute) or contact Margaret Park Mathews or 404-413-3487.


Our Sheroes have dedicated much of their lives to helping and mentoring younger generations, and we would like to encourage everyone to do the same. Therefore, if you join our host committee, we invite you to bring a younger-generation feminist as our guest.

Powerful Pacesetters
Lucy H. and Stephen E. Draper

Potent Persuaders ($1,500.00)|
Joyce Dunaway Parker
Laura Voisinet

Proud Players ($1,000.00)
Margaret Curtis
Anne and Mike Easterly
Diane L. Fowlkes
Beth Schapiro
Judith G. Taylor

Persuasive Proponents ($500.00)
Joanna M. Adams
Elaine B. Alexander
Suzanne and Rob Boas
Ann Curry
Cheryl Hargrett
Barbara Rose

Pragmatic Planners ($250.00)
Kathy B. Ashe
Eleanor Babcock
Linda A. Bell
Jennifer Bennecke
Carol Binns
Jessie R. Draper
Chrisy Erickson
Lucy Erickson Fitzpatrick
Nancy Hall
Doris M Hargrett
George H. Johnson Properties
William S. Parker
Janet Paulk
Leola Reis
Polly B. Simpson
Lucy Vance
Wendy H. Venet

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Atlanta Beltline Health Initiatives Lecture

The Georgia State University Community is invited to join the School of Public Health for its’ annual Urban Health Disparities Lecture.  This year, the speaker is Paul Morris, president and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline, Inc.  Mr. Morris will speak on the topic, “How the Atlanta Beltline is Improving Public Health.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:30 am – 12 pm
Centennial Hall
100 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Atlanta BeltLine is…

the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.

Read up on urban health and city planning with these books from the GSU Library.

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Explore the Library. Crack the Case. Save OSCAR.®

The GSU Library is piloting a fun and interactive game that teaches new students how to navigate our services and resources.  The premise of the game is that a famous OSCAR® statuette has been stolen from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives.  Students must travel around the Library, visiting service points and using resources, to find clues to figure out which of the game characters (seen above) is the thief.  For information about the game, please visit or contact Leslie Madden at

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CURVE Hosts Tableau Day on Friday, September 26th

Find out how to easily create visual dashboards that can help you find new ways to view and interpret your data, using Tableau. This hands-on event, sponsored by CURVE at the University Library, the Center for Instructional Innovation, and Decision Support Services takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at CURVE in Library South. The event will feature Dan Murray, InterWorks’ Director of Business Intelligence Services and author of the popular Tableau guidebook, “Tableau Your Data! – Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software.”

Online registration for the event is full, but we always have room for a few more, so stop by CURVE for the entire event or for just one session.


  • 9:00am – Registration and Networking
  • 9:20am – Joe Hurley, Introduce CURVE space
  • 9:25am – Peter Lyons Ph.D, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness presenting on “Effecting Effective Effectiveness using Data”
  • 9:40am – Dan Murray, InterWorks’ Director of Business Intelligence Services and author of the widely-popular Tableau guidebook, “Tableau Your Data! – Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software.”
  • 10:25am – Presentation by Will Kerr about on-campus Tableau training and Data Visualization user group
  • 10:30am – Presentation by Jason Schumacher, Tableau’s Academic Marketing lead, on Visualization Analytics and Tableau for Teaching program
  • 11:10am – Decision Support Services – Your Gateway to University Data: Presentation by Kathy Bryant-Bonds, Director of Decision Support Services at GSU
  • 11:30am – Break – Lunch Provided
  • 12:00pm – Presentation by Shawn Pfaff on 8 ways Universities are using Tableau
  • 12:45pm – Dan Murray presents use case examples from multiple verticals
  • 1:00pm – Tableau Desktop Stations

Please join us after the presentations for Q&A, individual breakout sessions, and demos.

For more information, contact Will Kerr or Joe Hurley

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Philosophy Professor Awarded Humboldt Fellowship

Dr. Andrea Scarantino

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Scarantino, Associate Professor of Philosophy, for receiving a Humboldt Fellowship to work on his project, “The Motivational Theory of Emotions,” at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides postdoctoral fellowships to highly-qualified, early-career scientists and scholars to spend extended periods of research in Germany.

Dr. Scarantino holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Università Cattolica of Milan, Italy and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his work in the Department of Philosophy, he is also an associate faculty member of the Neuroscience Institute and an affiliate faculty member of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics. Dr. Scarantino’s research focuses on emotion, empirically-based philosophy of mind, information, and philosophical methodology. Additional information about Dr. Scarantino’s fellowship research can be found on the College of Arts & Sciences website.

Selected works by Dr. Scarantino include:


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