Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays

Dune: From Print to Cinema and Beyond

Dates:  October - December 2015
Curator of Print Material:  Patricia Prestinary, University Archives and Special Collections Archivist Pollak Library
Curator of Art:  Cliff Cramp, Professor and Program Coordinator of Illustration in Visual Arts at CSUF
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Frank Herbert’s extraordinary achievement in science fiction literature through our Exhibition and Speaker’s Series (link to program page) throughout the months of October and November.

Science in Popular Media

Dates: September 2015 - December 2015
Curator: Zoe Pettway Unno, PhD, Science Librarian, Pollak Library (CSUF)
Location: First Floor North
Description: Comic books are universally enjoyed and can be used to convey scientific concepts in education. This exhibit explores some of the forms of comics that present science for better understanding. A collaborative component with the Dune exhibit and other related programming.

Banned Books: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Dates: September 18, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Curators: Joy Sage and Joy Lambert
Location: First Floor South
Description: Collaborative programming paired with Science Fact and to accompany the Dune exhibit in the library gallery.

Igniting Sales Careers - Sales Leadership Center

Dates:  September 2015
Curator:  Mark Mantey
Location:  Second Floor North
Description:   This display highlights the Sales Leadership Center in the Mihaylo College of Business, what it has to offer and how it can be used by students.  The goal is to help build awareness, highlight the Center's certificate, sales education, leadership, team-work, corporate partners and networking opportunities.

STEM Education, it's Elementary!: Integrating STEM Across the Curriculum in Elementary Education

Dates: September 8 -  December 11, 2015
Student Curator:  Mariana Penaloza
Location:  Fourth Floor North
Description: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It has become a big buzzword in educational circles in the last few years. This student curated book display focuses on STEM curriculum highlighting items from the library's collection.


Dates:  May 27 - August 31, 2015
Student Curators:  Anna Coria and Cristina Omidsalar
Location: East and West Terraces, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  Sermel is a workshop located in Tonalá, Mexico. This display contains nine different papier-mâché sculptures primarily dealing with animals and nature. The selected pieces help to demonstrate the different painting techniques used by the Sermel artists.

Second Act Inspirations

Dates: June 4, 2014 - September 15, 2015
General Curator: Elizabeth Redmon
Location: Pollak Library Second Floor North
Description: In 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in the Ruby Gerontology Center at CSUF is celebrating its 35th anniversary. OLLI provides a continued learning experience for seniors in Orange County. This mixed media exhibit is scheduled to be installed in early June, run through the end of May 2015 and will rotate on a monthly basis.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and display are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

The History of African American Concert Dance

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curators:  Rita D. Page and Alvin Rangel
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  The exhibit will tell the story of African American concert dancers from the 1930s to the 1970s as part of the social protest movements for civil rights. This exhibit explores the contributions Black dancers and choreographers made to the cultural, political and social context of life in America.

Exhibiting Gender De/Re-Constructed: The Women's History Month Prize for Artistic Excellence

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curator: Karyl Ketchum, PhD
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  In support of "Women's History Month" during the month of March, the Women & Gender Studies Program at CSUF will explore age-old beliefs about gender identity as well as reconstructing our notions of gender based on ideals of fluidity, diversity and nonconformity. The goal is to raise campus community awareness on the ways in which we can intellectually and socially stretch our notions of gender identity.

The Birds & the Beasts: Following the Great Wildebeest Migration (working title)

Dates:  TBD
Curator:  Diane Witmer, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  This exhibit consists primarily of photographs and images taken or created by Witmer. The images displayed are of wildlife from Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, following the route of wildebeest on their great migration, which is widely considered one of the wonders of the natural world.

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