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McMurry to Speak on History of Women

You’ve heard about Bodies in Crisis, a powerful collection of artwork dealing with illness, surgery, recovery, and the bodies' alteration under duress, co-curated by Caroline Cason (Reference). The exhibit runs through this Sunday, March 6 th, at ATHICA. The closing event will mark ATHICA's third birthday and kick-off Women’s History Month and includes a panel discussion featuring Bodies in Crisis artists and UGA historianand librarian Nan McMurray . Topics will include a discussion of the history of women and feminist issues in medicine and art.

Share Your Leave

The University began a shared leave process last year that allows employees to voluntarily donate sick or annual leave to other employees who have exhausted all of their sick and annual leave and, because of a medical emergency, are in need of additional sick leave. Visit http://www.hr.uga.edu/shared_leave.html for details.

When there are colleagues in need of leave it is sometimes difficult or awkward to get the word out about it while still protecting their privacy, and while not making potential donators feel any obligation to donate. To help communicate about colleagues in need, it has been suggested that Libraries’ HR maintain a list of employees who would like to be notified when a colleague is in need of leave.

This list would remain private and only used by Libraries’ HR. With permission of the requestor, Libraries’ HR would use this list to alert potential leave donors that there is an eligible person in need of leave and of the procedures to donate.

If you would like to be kept on a private “potential donor list” that is maintained in Libraries’ HR, please send your name to Libraries HR at libjobs@uga.edu. Remember you are under no obligation to donate your leave at any time. We will periodically update this list and you can remove your name at any time.



9TH Annual Exhibition of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Rights of Women in History and Law. Through March 2005. The collection documents the woman’s suffrage movement in the United States and Great Britain was amassed over a period of more than 30 years and is comprised of books, postcards, broadsides, letters, and other ephemera treating woman’s crusade for the vote. Materials from prominent figures in the woman’s suffrage movement such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton are represented in this important collection.

Women's History Month: Two exhibits in the Main Library lobby address March as Women's History Month. Jeannette Rankin: First Woman Elected to Congress highlights the life of Rankin, a philanthropist, feminist and pacifist. After leaving Congress in 1942, Rankin settled in Watkinsville. When she died, a portion of her estate was left to aid "mature, unemployed women workers." That seed money has grown into the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, based in Athens, which awards education grants to those who meet these standards and are continuing their education. Women Making History is the theme of this year's national observance and the exhibit from the Institute for Women's Studies, an academic program providing a feminist, interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender, highlights academic offerings, as well as activities such as "Women Take Back the Night," IWS Friday Speaker Series, women's sports schedules and relevant films and lectures.


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