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"Serving Immigrant Populations" teleconference April 7, noon - 1:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room.

This conference is part of the College of DuPage's "Soaring to Excellence 2006: Libraries, the Universe, & Everything" teleconference series will continue with "Serving Immigrant Populations: A Library Prototype for Diversity."

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and look at the history of immigrants and libraries, and examines how to assess the needs your community's immigrant population, including English as a Second Language materials, legal issues, work issues, and bilingual library resources.

For more information on this teleconference, please visit: http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=985

Exhibits

Main Library"18th-Century Town & Country" ties into the annual SEASECS Conference (Southeastern American Association of Eighteenth- Century Studies) which is being hosted by UGA this month.  Following the conference theme of "Town & Country," the display focuses on the clothing and architecture of urban and rural England and France.  The exhibit was created by Kristin Nielsen (Collection Development) and Lisa Ward Bolding and Brandy Ball (both of the UGA English Department).

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): Imprints: investigations in design by UGA professor Marguerite Koepke will be on display through March. For the past 22 years, Koepke has taught design and planting design at the University of Georgia. Before moving to the South, she taught in the landscape architecture program at Kansas State University. Prior to her academic career, she practiced landscape architecture in both the private and public sectors including work in Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Wyoming, and Colorado. Her broad regional experiences and explorations in a varied range of landscapes and eco-systems has also profoundly informed and influenced her work.

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