Daily Archives: March 18, 2011
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT UPDATE – ELECTRICAL POWER PROBLEMS-10:20 am 3/18/11
ConEdison has fixed the electric fault, and power is back on. Facilities will cycle down the generators and restart heating and other equipment, building by building.
Starbucks, Terre Ve and the More Store will re-open.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT UPDATE – ELECTRICAL POWER PROBLEMS- 10:00 am 3/18/11
There is an electrical outage at Fort Awesome, Outback, Campus Center South and Mechanical Services due to an electric problem at a ConEdison feeder. Facilities has spoken to ConEdison, and they are working on it.
Fort Awesome, Outback and Mechanical Services have successfully been transitioned to emergency power – (emergency power is for life safety equipment generally including: sprinklers, smoke detectors and egress lighting).
Starbucks, Terre Ve, and the More Store will be closed until further notice.
Heath Services will remain open.
The Library and classroom buildings are unaffected.
Arts Corner is a new blog feature that will cover cultural and arts phenomena, tools, websites, news, library resources and much more. Look out for new Arts Corner posts every week. You might be surprised what you learn and discover!
For the inaugural edition of Arts Corner, check out Artfinder. While perhaps overshadowed by Google’s Art Project, Artfinder is another fantastic way to view art from around the world without leaving your couch. Artfinder,which features over 250,000 works from over 400 institutions, differs from Google’s Art Project in that it implements more social media aspects.
As cultural critic Jonathan Jones puts it, “you can search the site by artist or period, or key in a specific work, but you can also opt for the “Shuffle” mode, which shows you unexpected works you may never have seen. You are invited to post comments on pictures (there is a Facebook plugin), or press the “Share” button and send links by email or Twitter.
Another enjoyable option is the “Magic Tour”, which responds to your choices from a selection of works by offering a surprise bag of paintings of the same ilk. I quickly found myself seeing pictures I did not know. It is fun to learn about art here – there are even helpful texts on the major art styles – and the aim is clearly to create a community of art lovers around itself.” (http://bit.ly/i3P0Pa)
Other art news from around the web:
- Get King Philip IV’s autograph! Museum Prank at the Metropolitan Museum
- Just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: New Ireland and Irish History images from Scholars Resource
- Smelling the Books: Performance art piece from The Museum of Modern Art Library
- Art version of March Madness: What’s the greatest work of art that’s been made since World War II? from Tyler Green at Modern Art Notes