"Understanding Quantum Mechanics: The Rehabilitation of Aristotle in Modern Physics"
The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the American Hellenic Professional Society invite you to join us for a lecture by Prof. Michael Epperson, Research Professor and Director of the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, Sacramento State, and Prof. Elias Zafiris, Institute of Mathematics, University of Athens.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library
Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. light refreshments
The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Dr. Katerina Lagos (916) 278-7103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4, 2012
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR PRESENTATION
The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you to join us for a guest lecture by the Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Stanford University, Josiah Ober.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Hinde Auditorium (first floor)
University Union, Sacramento State
Schedule of Events:
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. reception at the University Center Restaurant at the Union
7:00-9:00 p.m. presentation and discussion
The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. These events have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.
FILMMAKER STAVROULA TOSKA
VISITS THE TSAKOPOULOS HELLENIC COLLECTION
Actress, filmmaker, and co-founder of Orama Pictures Stavroula Toska visited the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection from Feb. 16-21 to conduct research on her current documentary film project, tentatively titled Three Candles. The film, narrated by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, chronicles the story of Greek women who were exiled into concentration camps from 1946-1949 during the Greek Civil War. Several notebooks of these women have been discovered and reveal both the atrocities they endured at the hands of the government as well as their inner lives during their internment.
During her stay Toska made use of the Collection’s extensive holdings on Greece during World War II and the ensuing Greek Civil War, including newspapers and pamphlets of the period and additional materials contained in the Vlavianos archive.
"I am so grateful for all the help and support I received during my visit to the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. I never thought I'd be reading original newspapers and pamphlets from the 1940s about World War II and the Greek Civil War, as well as other scarce books that have been out of print for so many years. The information I was able to gather for our documentary feature surpassed all expectations and was simply priceless," Toska said.
The film is currently in post production and is scheduled to screen at domestic and international film festivals in 2013. For more information about Three Candles, visit http://www.oramapictures.info/.
Feb. 8, 2012
TSAKOPOULOS HELLENIC COLLECTION LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2012-2013
Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Society, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to inaugurate a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the first year will be tenable from July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.The fellowship application deadline is March 13, 2012. No late applications will be considered.
Comprising the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, currently numbering some 75,000 volumes, was donated to Sacramento State in December 2002 and named in honor of its benefactor and alumnus Angelo Tsakopoulos. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, its neighboring countries and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in post-Classical Hellenism. There is a broad representation of languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the Collection has experienced dramatic growth with the gift acquisition of the libraries of the late Pyrrhus J. Ruches and the late Dr. Steve A. Demakopoulos, which together are adding over 5,000 volumes to our holdings in the areas of Greek language, folklore, history, literature, music, and anthropology.
MAJOR ACQUISITIONS IN THE TSAKOPOULOS HELLENIC COLLECTION
The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection has acquired the library of the late Pyrrhus J. Ruches and the Hellenic library of the late Dr. Steve A. Demakopoulos. For most of his career Ruches worked in New York as a journalist. He is the author of two books, Albania's Captives (1965) and Albanian Historical Folksongs, 1716-1943: A Survey of Oral Epic Poetry from Southern Albania, with Original Texts (1967). Over the years he also published freelance articles in the Greek-American and Greek periodical press related to his interest in Northern Epirus and issues of the Greek minority in southern Albania. Among the roughly 1,800 items acquired from his library are books, pamphlets, journals, maps, and audio-visual materials in various languages reflecting his broad interests in the fields of Greek history, ethnography, folklore, cultural anthropology, and religion.
Demakopoulos was an economist, computer scientist, and author whose Hellenic library contains approximately 3,400 volumes in the fields of Greek lexicography, literature, folklore, and music; a music collection consisting of sheet music, musical archives, and audio recordings; and related subject files. He contributed numerous articles and columns for newspapers such as the National Herald, Proini, Hellenic Chronicle, Greek Star, and in various magazines. He is also the author of Do You Speak Greek? (2000), in which some of these articles are reprinted in an exploration of Greek language in use in everyday contexts.
These two gift acquisitions now dramatically strengthen the holdings of the Collection in several key subject areas as it inaugurates a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program, generously funded by the Elios Society, which will enable both budding and senior scholars outside the Sacramento region to enjoy sustained access to the wealth of materials contained in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in support of their academic endeavors while in residence for varying periods of time. For further information about these acquisitions or the Library Research Fellowship Program, see http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/collection.asp.