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LSA Flower Sale

Cheryl Hinson is one of several talented flower arrangers.

Gilbert Head, clearly under the influence of the heady aroma of flora, drives a book truck.

Greta Browning tying ribbons and bows to ready vases of flowers for sale.

Gilbert Head (Libraries Retailer Extraordinaire) and Abigail Adams (First Lady of the Libraries) staff the table, catching the eye of English professor Hubert Alexander.

Don't you wonder what Nan McMurry is pondering?

Webcast at the SLC

Teaching, Learning, & Research: Libraries and Their Role in the Academic Institution webcast (http://www.arl.org/training/webcast/tlr/), Tuesday, March 1, 3-4:30 p.m., Room 368 in the SLC. Due to limited seating, please rsvp (libnews@uga.edu) so we will have an idea of how many plan to attend.

Information on the webcast: The past several decades have witnessed unprecedented change in libraries and higher education. As we move ahead in this evolving environment, we find ourselves recognizing the vast role that libraries play in research and education. But how best to proceed? How can our libraries and staff most effectively engage in the transformations affecting their institutions and users? How do we ensure that we coordinate our work with that going on in classrooms on the other side of campus or projects across the continent? In this live, interactive webcast presenters will look at these questions and share some local approaches to how the library is positioning itself in this environment.

For more information, including recommended resources and FAQs, please visit the GIS webcast home at http://www.arl.org/training/webcast/gis/

Black History Month Screenings

This February, The University of Georgia Libraries' Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection joins the Athens-Clarke Library for a special Black History Month series of Theatre Thursdays. All programs are held at 7:00 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street and are free & open to the public. For more information, call 583-0212. Program descriptions may be found at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/events/bhm/bhm2005/bhmscr05.html

The last screening will be Thursday, February 24, 2005:

Tyson (2003)

Red Skies Entertainment for Fox Sports Net

adult themes

TYSON chronicles the infamous life of heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson. Secretive and suspicious by nature, Tyson had refused most television interviews during his career and never wanted to tell the story of his life until now. In a series of 4 interviews conducted over a 7-month period in 2003, Tyson told his own story in a definitive manner for the first time. These historic interviews formed the backbone of this 96-minute documentary. To support this effort, an exhaustive footage search for over a year turned up fresh video which made this a unique program. It was the first time Mike Tyson's life had been seen from his own perspective.

First person accounts of Tyson's life in the immediate aftermath of his devastating loss to current Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis kick off the show and lead us hurling through Tyson's mysterious day to day existence outside the ring. Nothing is off limits as we put Tyson and his life on display in an un-tethered and uncensored format for the first time ever. The soft and loving conversation with his kids from a videophone inside his lockeroom after viciously knocking out Clifford Etienne belies the cruel and relentless destroyer from mere moments earlier and provides a perfect segue into his life of dizzying highs and devastating lows. Tyson's confused and volatile marriage to actress Robin Givens, is an open book as Givens chronicles in amazing detail the passionate love that lead to violence, betrayal, and ultimately the demise of their relationship. Dr. Monica Turner speaks for the first and only time publicly about being married to this maddening figure of surprising warmth and instantaneous fury. This truly intimate journey through every conceivable aspect of Tyson's life is presented with absolute candor on the part of Tyson and all those who held a meaningful position in his life. It is a startling human story of the antisocial street thug who would be King.

Upcoming Community Service Events

Brought to you by LSA's Community Service Committee

On-going Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the Athens Banner Herald's page of ongoing volunteer opportunities:

If you have an event you would like to see publicized here and on our soon-to-be-updated website, please contact Diana Hartle (dhartle@uga.edu) with all the pertinent information.


Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design: Present Progressive: Tropical Nature, Poetry and Design of Eternal Love is a collection of paintings and poetry by Elena and Fausto Sarmiento. The collection of black and white and colored drawings were made over 25 years ago. The poems were written at the time the drawings were created and evoke the feelings of love Fausto has for mother earth and the mother of his children. Overall, the collection reflects the Andean philosophy of Muyupacha, endurance for success with "cardiodesign." Fausto O. Sarmiento is the director of the Office of International Education of the University of Georgia. He is an assistant professor of Environmental Design and graduate faculty of Ecology and Geography. Elena V. Sarmiento is Instructor of Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Georgia. She was recently awarded as "Professor of the Year" by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgia Chapter. Together, Fausto and Elena have received "The Land and its People" Award in 1998 from the Conservation Collective in Santa Fe, Argentina, and an honorable mention for the Prince of Asturias Award to Young Nature Investigators in 1982. Present Progressive will be on exhibit in the Circle Gallery from February 4 through February 28, 2005. Gallery hours are 8:30am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


The Libraries has a new calendar located at www.libs.uga.edu/events, providing a central place for information on events and meetings. Please contribute by sending your news to libnews@uga.edu. The "libnews" address also replaces libjobs@uga.edu as the places to send news for Update.

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