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Current Exhibits

Past exhibits:

Langston Hughes : Understanding the Man, His Works, and His Legacy

Your Library : Preserving the Past and Creating the Future

African Americans : Books and Personalities

World War II : Images and Narratives

The Evolving Face of Publishing

African-Americans and the Old West

African-Americans in the Twentieth Century

Long Island Gold Coast : From Pen to Reel to Classroom

E-Books : Printed Page to Screen

African-Americans in Motion Pictures: The Past and the Present

The African-American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom

African American Freedom Fighters: Soldiers For Liberty

African-Americans in the Sports Arena

African-Americans in the Visual Arts: A Historical Perspective

Non-Violence: The Global Choice!

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Einstein Centennial Celebration: Annus Mirabilis

Politics are for the moment. An equation is for eternity
Albert Einstein

Albert EinsteinThis exhibit celebrates the Centennial of Einstein's Theory of Relativity by examining many interesting facets of Einstein's life and works. 1905 is the Annus Mirabilis, his miracle year and for the first time he lays out the theory of relativity "E=mc2." He was presented numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1925, and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1935. Einstein's most important works include Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938). Among his non-scientific works, About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950).

Einstein's fame and status continue to this day. He has been declared by Time magazine the Man of the (Liberal) Century. His prominence is a result of a unique concurrence of several factors that include his scientific genius, personal charisma, and historical circumstances. According to Dr. Peter L. Galison, professor of history of science and physics at Harvard, "He is someone who had a transformative effect because of his relentless pursuit of what the right principles should be." He further states that Einstein has an appeal to this day because he comes from nowhere and turns things upside down. He indeed fulfills a fantasy that someone can come from a modest background and triumph.

The exhibit consists of posters and resources from the collections of B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library and the New York Public Library. The exhibit committee thanks Dr. Donald L. Ungarelli, Dean of University Libraries, and colleagues for their support of this exhibit. The committee also extends a very special thank you to Prof. Larry Kirschenbaum for his contribution, and talented artist Feng-Yuan Wang for her creative banner and graphic assistance.

Exhibit Committee
Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao, Coordinator
Prof. Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes
Prof. Amrita Madray
Prof. Rosemary Burgos-Mira
Prof. Jean Uhl
Feng-Yuan Wang

Prof. Emily Lehrman

See also: "Einstein's Big Idea" from the PBS Nova website.

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