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"Max Cleland Alive Day" April 19

“Coming Home Then & Now” is the theme of the April 19 Max Cleland Alive Day, the first in a planned annual program series focused on exploring perspectives and issues related to the U.S. veteran, subjects of primary and passionate concern to Cleland, a Vietnam veteran and longtime Georgia public servant.

Sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, which houses Cleland’s political papers and memorabilia, Max Cleland Alive Day commemorates the day in April 1968 when a grenade exploded, causing the loss of both legs and his right arm.

The program will begin at 4 p.m. in Master’s Hall of the Georgia Center with the presentation of the Alive Day Award, which honors Cleland’s strength and courage in overcoming these life-altering injuries by recognizing similar experiences of servicemen and women and those who have worked to support them. After the award presentation there will be a screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Strong at the Broken Places,” followed by a discussion and a reception.


The Films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa

The final screening in this series takes place Monday, April 18 – "Bright Future" (2003, 93 min.) in SLC room 248 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

One of the lesser-known, but most critically acclaimed purveyors of Japanese Horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes films which are at once both unsettling and meditative explorations of death, identity, and contemporary society.

For more information, please see www.uga.edu/kurosawa or contact Thomas Knowlton at 542-7090 or knowlton@uga.edu. Sponsored by the UGA Libraries Media Department.

National Dance Week!

The UGA Media Archives Peabody Awards collection is sponsoring a film and dance series to celebrate National Dance Week. We are working in coordination with the Athens Regional Library and Athens Ballet Theatre to promote awareness of dance and dance opportunities in the Athens area.

All screenings are free and open to the public and will be held in the Auditorium of the Athens Regional Library on Baxter Street.

Saturday, April 23, 3-5 pm - "Born To Be Wild: Leading Men of the American Ballet" (Peabody entry 2003061 DCT). This presentation will be accompanied by live dance performances by Athens Ballet Theatre (ballet), Troup Hameeda (belly dancing), and Brooks & Company (modern).

Thursday, April 28, 7-9 pm - "Folkloric Dances of Mexico" (Peabody entry 75065 PST) and "The Aman Folk Ensemble" (Peabody entry 77011 PRT). These two documentaries will be accompanied by live dance performances by Troup Hameeda (belly dancing).

Saturday, April 30, 3-5 pm - "Stravinsky’s Firebird" with the Dance Theatre of Harlem (Peabody entry 82010 DCT). This final documentary will be accompanied by live dance performances by Athens School of Ballet (ballet), Troup Hameeda (belly dancing), Classic City Dance Elite (tap), and Athens Cēilī Club (Irish).

More details may be found at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/events/other/dance05/danceweek05.html.

Valdosta MLIS Information

Wallace Koehler of Valdosta State University will be in Athens April 20 (Wednesday) to discuss their MLIS program. Valdosta has been granted candidacy status for accreditation by ALA. Additional information is at http://books.valdosta.edu/mlis/. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell Auditorium.

Orphan Works Teleconference

Orphan Works: Issues and Legislative Strategies (http://www.arl.org/olms/orphan.html) will be available Monday, May 2, 2005, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room. Ruta Abolins of Media will host a lively discussion following the viewing.

Panelists will address a wide range of issues concerning orphan works, including discussing the following questions:

  • What are orphan works?
  • What problems have users faced when trying to use orphan works?
  • Is this a problem faced by a diverse range of constituencies?
  • Are there implications for the conduct of research and education?
  • Does this issue of orphan works present a challenge to digitization initiatives?
  • How can this issue be addressed through legislation and what are some of the key elements of a legislative solution?


National Historic Preservation Month is being commemorated by an exhibit in the Main lobby.


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