Impressionists and Youth


Friend of the library Paul LaRocca has decorated room 206 at River Campus with examples of paintings centered around the theme of impressionists and youth. Some of the featured works can be seen below. Head to 206 to see them all up close.

Nach dem Bad

Cassatt, Mary. Nach dem Bad. c1901. Oil on canvas. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.

Children Playing On The Beach

Cassatt, Mary. Children Playing On The Beach. 1884. Oil on canvas. Private collection.

Picking Flowers (In the Field)

Renoir, Pierre Auguste. Picking Flowers (In the Field). c1890. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Digital Commons @ Goodwin Cracks the Top 10

Director of Online Studies Mark Fazioli’s dissertation, “Effects of Personalized Narration on Learner Motivation in a Web-Base Environment,” was added to Digital Commons @ Goodwin this past fall. Today, we learned that it was one of the top ten most downloaded items in the worldwide Online and Distance Education Commons for the month of December. Pretty cool!

Citation Exporting from EBSCO Resources to EasyBib is Now Possible

Saving a citation just got a little easier. EBSCO, the vendor responsible for many of the databases favored by Goodwin students including Single Search, CINAHL, and Points of View Reference, announced yesterday that it has added support for exporting citation data directly into EasyBib.

With the EBSCO integration with EasyBib, library users simply have to select the article they want to cite from one of the hundreds of EBSCO databases, historical archives or EBSCO Discovery Service and click on the EasyBib option in the export process. The user’s EasyBib account will open and allow the citation to be imported.

Users just need to choose “Export” from the toolbar when viewing an article and select the option for “Direct Export to EasyBib.”

Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

View of Toledo - El Greco

The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website ( with the acronym OASC. 

The Best Commencement Speeches (Ever?)

We here at Goodwin are preparing for our graduation ceremony, coming up in a couple weeks. This year’s guest speakers are civil rights advocate U.S. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and legendary UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

While we wait for June 7th, why not check out some commencement speakers of the past? NPR has created a searchable, indexed database of what they are calling The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.

Some choice cuts:

Gwendolyn Brooks
Angela Davis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard Feynman
Kermit the Frog
Ira Glass
Steve Jobs
Mike Judge
Eugene Mirman
Gloria Steinem
David Foster Wallace [see also: This is Water]
Bill Watterson