Athens author Terry Kay speaks at the ceremony inducting him into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the late Frank Yerby were also honored.
Pulitzer-prize winning author Taylor Branch speaks to archivists from the special collections department during a conversation at the Russell Library. Branch delivered this year's Charter Lecture the day before.
Main Library: Students in the School of Environmental Design observe National Historic Preservation Month.
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: 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.
Wild-Life, an exhibition by UGA Assistant Professor of Art Tad Gloeckler, through May 30. According to Gloeckler, this show is an expression of his deep respect for nature, and a dedicated struggle to communicate relationships between natural systems and contemporary life. His goal is to encourage viewers to re-examine their surroundings, develop interest in other earth life forms and processes and reflect upon their own personal values.
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