Staff Party, Feb. 24, 2006 Holiday Inn
All staff and a spouse or guest are invited to the Libraries Staff Party,
Feb. 24 from 8 - 11 pm at the Holiday Inn Georgia Ballroom. We have
planned a "Casino Night" complete with Texas Hold-em, Slot Machines, Black Jack and hors d'oevres. A cash bar will be available.
Please RSVP at g:\ugalibs\staff party\rsvp list or by sending a note to email@example.com . Please let us know if you will be bringing a guest. We would appreciate a response by February 10 to ensure that we order enough food and fun!
Library Management Conference
The next event in the lunch-time teleconference series hosted by STEP (UGA Libraries' Staff Training & Enrichment Program) will be March 10 for "Library Management Hot Topics: A Roundtable Discussion with Experienced Library Managers." For information on future teleconferences, visit: www.libs.uga.edu/events
Black History Month
Faculty, staff and students are welcome at these events, which can be found at
Main Library: The display features the two citation
manager products procured through the Student Technology Fee
for use at UGA. The Libraries offers both Refworks, geared
toward the undergraduates; and Endnote, for graduate
students. The creation and layout of the display was done
by Lora Bergstrom, Science Reference student assistant, with
input from the Science Reference Staff, especially Jacquie
Russell Library: "Power to the People," a look at the Rural Electrification Act and its effects on Georgia and its people. Remember, group tours can be arranged AND the Russell has special Saturday hours, 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on home football days. Spread the word!
Also in Russell:
"Don't Be Fuelish: A Discussion on the 1973 United States Oil Embargo” Continuing conflicts in the Middle East and recent damage to oil rigs and oil refineries in the Gulf region sustained during hurricanes Katrina and Rita have caused fuel prices in the U.S. to rise steeply in the last year and have also caused sporadic shortages. These events have triggered a renewed concern among many Americans about current and future access to energy resources. The disruption has also reminded Americans of the energy crisis in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although the impact of today's energy problems appears similar to the impact associated with the earlier crisis, many of the root causes of the current American energy shortage are different from those that caused the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibit provides a closer look at the policies and politics of the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.
Hargrett Library: "William Few: Forgotten Patriot." This exhibit chronicles the life of William Few, one of the original trustees of University of Georgia, including his military service in Georgia during the Revolutionary War as well as his extensive political career, which included serving in the Georgia Assembly, holding various offices such as Commissioner of Confiscated Estates and Surveyor General, and serving in the Continental Congress during the 1780s.
Each year the Faculty of Engineering
offers a design class for its students, a reguirement for
graduation. Dr. William Kisaalita offers design with a
twist, alternative technology to improve the lives of
workers in a developing country. In 2005, with East Africa
in mind, his group of students designed a milk chiller, that
works by removing air from around the container, creating a
vacuum that is used to create ice that lowers the milk's
temperature. The lower temperature extends the milk life so
it can be taken to market and sold for cash income. A scale
model of the chiller was made specially for the display.
Checkout http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/storypage.cfm ?storyid=2394 for more information.
Circle Gallery (College of Environment and Design): Color in Winter by local photographer Rinne Allen, on display through Feb. 28, G14 Caldwell Hall. There will be a reception on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m.
Allen was born in Athens and studied photography and art at Sewanee in Tennessee . For the past nine years, she has lived in Athens in the former home of the late architect, landscape architect, and UGA professor John Linley. She has spent time getting to know Linley's garden and building on the legacy that he left behind. Color in Winter will feature Allen's large format botanical and landscape photographs shot mostly in that garden and other places around Athens that have influenced her. The Color in Winter exhibit is open free to the public.
For more information on Allen's work, visit http://www.rinneallen.com .
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