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Exhibit of Icons at Seton Hall University Libraries-October 2009

Seton Hall University Libraries is hosting 2 events this fall, both of which are free and open to the public. The first is an exhibit of icons, many of which come from the wonderful collection of the Heritage Museum of the Eparchy of Passaic. The exhibit is titled, Windows to Heaven, and runs from September 14-October 16, 2009. There will be an opening reception, Wednesday, September 16th, 5-8 pm. Location of exhibit and reception: Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University Library, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ.

The second event is a symposium open to the public. It is titled Journey to the Holy Icon: some insights into the icon collection of the Heritage Museum of the Eparchy of Passaic and has been organized by Fr. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, Administrator, St. Nicholas Church, Yonkers/White Plains, New York and the University Libraries, Seton Hall University. It will take place Saturday, October 10th, 2009 from 10-12 a.m. in the Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Universi…

In Memoriam-Sergei Mikhalkov

29.08.2009 Сергей Михалков похоронен на Новодевичьем кладбищеЛегендарного поэта предали земле с соответствующими его высокому статусу военными почестями: когда гроб под звуки гимна России опускали в могилу, тишину Новодевичьего нарушили залпы артиллерийских орудий, а на Центральной... Читать дальше

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its grant competition for the year 2009.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.
In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art, and should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.
The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society's grants after completing at least one year of research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.
Application forms and instructions may be requested by telephone at 1-718-980-1805, by e-mail at,…

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Third International Workshop on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web



Third International Workshop on
Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

  8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)
October 25, 2009
Washington DC, USA

Aims & Scope:

One central challenge of service coordination in the Semantic Web is how to best relate requests for services with the services that are available.  This functionality is usually provided by matchmaking capabilities (which may themselves be deployed as services, brokers or middle agents) that select the services that are closest to a requested service on the basis of a declarative characterization of the capabilities of both service requested and services provided.

More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service matchmaking to the process of discovering any kind of resource (services, data, information, knowledge, even persons and organizations) for given settings, participating entities, and purposes. I…

Congratulations to Dr. Clara M. Chu

I dedicate this post to my friend, colleague and a former professor of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles - Dr. Clara M. Chu.

Congratulations to her on her new position as the chair and professor of the Department of Information Studies in the University of North Carolina in Greensboro where she continues her journey in the field of Information Studies, beginning August 3, 2009.

Following the myths and norms of American professionalism, I don't like to entertain the posts of personal emotive nature on this blog, but I believe that as an author, I reserve rights to post following the general exceptions to the accepted rule. I believe that the exceptions are made to provide an outlet to free expression when one has to laud the positive enormous and constructive efforts of the people in one's life.
In our lives, we see many people arriving and leaving without much notice. Some of these individuals check in when y…

Call for Papers: Jewish Studies in the Soviet Union

The Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, invites paper-proposals for a conference on "Jewish Studies in the Soviet Union", to be held in Moscow on December 14-16, 2009.

Among the topics which will be considered at the conference are the following: * Jewish studies research institutions in the USSR * Yiddish-language higher education in the 1920s and 1930s* Hebraic and Semitic studies in the USSR* The Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society under Soviet rule (until 1930), and theJewish Historical-Ethnographic Commission (1981-1987)* The Educational Activities of the Jewish National Movement (1970s to 1991)

We invite interested scholars to submit a 250-word proposal summarizing their paper by E-mail to:, prior to September 1, 2009.
Russian State University for the Humanities will provide housing and meals for all conference participants whose proposals are accepted.
The working languages of the co…