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The University of Houston chapter of Chi Omega has pledged to make a $25,000 donation to the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston. The gift will be finalized this fall with a naming ceremony planned in the Library. All actives and alumnae of the UH chapter will be invited, along with UH dignitaries and invited guests.
A collaborative learning space within the Learning Commons will be named in honor of the Chi Omega chapter at UH. The Learning Commons is an area in the library where the newest and most robust hardware and software is concentrated in an incredibly accessible and visible part of the library.
The Chi Omega Fraternity has been on the UH campus since Febuary 4, 1956. Over many years, generations of UH Chi Omegas have been contributing to a fund that was intended to honor the University of Houston. As the fund reached a meaningful amount and the university neared some significant historical milestones, the chapter decided it was time to make this gift, which supports one of our key purposes, sincere learning and creditable scholarship.
In 1494, humanist Sebastian Brant published Das Narrenschiff, or The Ship of Fools, a moralistic poem written in the German language. In it, Brant described 110 assorted follies and vices, each undertaken by a different fool. Each sin or vice was interpreted by a stunning woodcut, many believed to be the work of Albrecht Dürer. In 1497, Johann Bergmann von Olpe printed a later edition in Latin, known as Stultifera Navis, which is owned by the UH Libraries.
The University of Houston 1955 Yearbook staff undertook the task of creating a 45 rpm vinyl record to accompany the printed yearbook. UH librarians Katie Buehner and Michele Reilly built upon the work of the yearbook staff by creating a video from the digitized recording and images from the printed yearbook.
Stay posted for side B to follow in October or November.
Marisa Ramirez recently wrote an article featuring the India Illustrated Collection in the Digital Library! Check out the article and look for us on the front page of the UH website this week!