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Dr. Potter's annual State of the Libraries address is available at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/admin/sol.html for those unable to attend Aug. 15.

LSA is collecting supplies for the Athens Tutorial Program, a
non-profit, volunteer organization that supplies one-on-one after-school
tutoring for kids who are at risk for being school drop-outs.  The web site (and the wish list) is at: http://www.uga.edu/atp/ .  If you'd like to make a monetary contribution, make the (tax deductible) check payable to "Athens Tutorial Program."

The Russell Library is hosting a Power to the People! film series with selections from the UGA Libraries Media Archives Home Movie Collection beginning Aug. 22 and continuing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings through Sept. 19 at the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium. The first selection, The Southerner, won director Jean Renoir an Oscar nomination for his film about the Tuckers, a family of farmers trying to transition from a life of sharecropping to one of economic independence. Interested in "real people in adversity," Renoir's film diverged from the traditional Hollywood stereotypes of the South. On Aug. 29, two selections will be shown: We Work Again (ca. 1930s) and Goin' to Chicago (1991), both of which focus on the experiences of African-Americans before and after the arrival of electricity through the Rural Electrification Act. For information about the series, visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Media Department begins a film and television program series Sept. 19 with "A day without a Mexican." Dr. John
Ross, Romance Languages Dept., will lead a discussion about the issues raised in this satire about the significance of our immigrant population. (This film is rated R for "for language and brief sexuality".) The event will be from 7-10 pm , SLC 114.

Exhibits

Main and Science Libraries: The LSA Staff Art exhibit showcasing the multi-media talents of UGA Library employees! Through August.

Hargrett Library: An exhibit focusing on the role of the Olympic volunteer, "UGA Welcomes the World," will be on view in the main gallery July 6 - Aug. 12 in observance of the 10th anniversary of Georgia hosting the Olympics, including 2 events at UGA. Memorabilia from local participants, as well sections devoted to the Cultural Olympiad and the Native American Inclusion Project, security issues, housing of athletes prior to the games and the Paralympics. A monitor will show photos taken during the festivities.

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 ... 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.

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