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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.

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 www.uga.edu/aacc.

Exhibits

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 Houston.

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.

Science Library:

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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