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In the Atrium

"Second Front" and "Second Front: Mission Change 1941-2013""Second Front" and "Second Front: Mission Change 1941-2013"
Open to the campus community and public free of charge during regular library hours.
August 2013 - Sept. 19, 2013
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium

"Second Front" and "Second Front: Mission Change 1941-2013," two exhibits that illustrate the challenges faced by 11 decorated military veterans who have felt the devastating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the form of drug and alcohol abuse upon coming home, are on display in the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium in the Marvin Library Learning Commons through Thursday, Sept. 19.

The stories of these veterans from World War II and Vietnam through the present-day Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as told by themselves and/or their family members, detail the combat trauma they suffered in the military and how they dealt with the resulting challenges at home. In all cases, anguish turned to experiences of road terror, intrusive thoughts and rage that resulted in arrests, incarceration, eventual treatment, death for one, and finally a new life for the others.

Arranged by the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute, SUNYIT, Utica, the exhibits are inspired by and dedicated to the memory of US Army veteran SPC Andre Leduc (1982-2009).

Harry Potter’s World letterhead with owl
Harry Potter’s World letterhead with owl

Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit
Open to the campus community and public free of charge during regular library hours.
Sept. 26 - Nov. 2, 2013
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium

Harry Potter, the creation of British author J.K. Rowling, attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. This lively and informative traveling exhibition of materials from the National Library of Medicine explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance magic, science and medicine. While Harry’s story is fantasy, the magic in the seven-book series is based in part on Renaissance traditions of alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy that played an important role in the development of Western science. Rowling’s books incorporate the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers in examining important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice and the responsibility that comes with power.

Pride of our Nation, Pride of our College ExhibitPride of our Nation, Pride of our College Exhibit
Open to the campus community and public free of charge during regular library hours.
Nov. 15 - Dec. 7, 2013
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium

Photos, military medals and other artifacts are on display in honor and memory of veterans associated with Hudson Valley Community College. The exhibition was arranged by the college’s Armed Forces Club, and much of the material was contributed by Hudson Valley employees.