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Power to the People!

Lights Out! Closing Exhibit Reception
Power to the People! Rural Electrification in Georgia
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 2-4 p.m.
Richard B. Russell Library

Join us as we celebrate the close of a successful run of the year-long Russell Library exhibit, Power to the People! Rural Electrification in Georgia . If you haven't seen the exhibit, this is your last chance! If you have seen the exhibit, come back for special tours, splendid treats, and good company...and bring your friends and family! The event is free and open to the public.

Preservation Happens:

A presentation by your friendly Preservation coworkers will reveal how books fall apart, how they are put back together, and what you can do to increase their longevity. Nan McMurry and Ryan Perry will share their wisdom and provide some show-and-tell of what happens when good books fall into the wrong crowd and then enter rehab. Wednesday, Oct.4, 2- 3:30 pm, Administrative Conference Room.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Media Department's film and television program series continues Thurs., Oct. 5, 7-10 pm, Student Learning Center, Rm. 171 with"The Maldonado
Miracle" This made-for-TV movie, from the Peabody Awards collection,
sheds light on the experiences of the thousands of illegal immigrants
living in this country. Also, Tues., Oct. 10, 7-10 pm, Student Learning Center, Rm. 171 - Episodes of "The Garcia Brothers" - "The Brothers Garcia," Nickelodeon, made television history as the first English language sitcom with an all-Latino cast and creative team of writers, and directors and producers. This series recounts the everyday, coming-of-age stories of three brothers growing up in San Antonio, Texas. If you have upper-elementary or older school-aged children, bring your families for the Peabody programs in October. Both of the programs were originally entered in the Children's category.

Archives Week

Who makes history? You do! The UGA Libraries, the Athens-Clarke County Library and other groups are celebrating the preservation and study of local history with screenings of vintage movies filmed in Athens and Swainsboro, exhibits, talks on genealogical sources and many other activities. For the complete list see: www.soga.org/aw/2006/city.php. Carol Bishop, archives, has headed up the Libraries committee and deserves kudos for keeping the raucous group on track and overseeing the successful planning of the fun and educational events! Diane Trap, reference, has done her usual stupendous job with designing of publicity materials.

Old College Rededication

University Archives is celebrating the October 13 rededication of the University of Georgia's oldest building, Old College and will be mounting a display in the entrance lobby of the Main Library during the month of October,  " ...one of the most valuable Collegiate buildings in the United States: the Life and Times of Old College."   In conjunction with the display there is a website available, "The Old College Compendium" at http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/archives/oldcollege/timeline.html.   On October 13 there will be a one-day display of the 1785 University of Georgia charter and early artifacts associated with Old College in the Turner Gallery of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Crafts for Cats

As many of you are aware, the numerous feral cats living on campus are taken care of by a few intrepid volunteers who trap them, have them fixed, and either release or foster them for adoption, depending on their age and level of socialization.  They also feed and generally look out for them. 

To help fund these efforts, a group of UGA staffers have started an on-line
art and crafts store.  Here's the part where you crafty animal lovers come
in; we need you to join us by donating your fabulous handicrafts to sell
on the site. (Which, incidentally, you can check out at
www.athensalleycats.etsy.com < http://www.athensalleycats.etsy.com/ >).
Proceeds go to the UGA Campus Cats fund at the Colbert Animal Hospital.

The basic requirements with this are that all items must be handmade,
non-food, and shippable.  Other than that, we're leaving it pretty much
wide open.  Items may be cat or pet themed, but don't have to be.  If
you're interested in participating or have any questions about this,
please e-mail Mary Willoughby (DLG) at smirk@uga.edu.


Main Library: Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed through September with an exhibit that features traditional and modern hispanic art. These are exhibit catalogs from the Museo del Barrio, New York City. These came as a gift to the University Libraries.

Hargrett Library: The Sixth Annual exhibit from the Stephen Elliot Draper Center & Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy will be Managing Georgia's Water Resources. October 1-31.

Russell Library: "Affecting the Lives of Millions: The Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965". The Immigration and Nationality Services of Act of 1965 was a turning point in United States policy regarding immigration. While changing previous legislation that functioned on a rigid quota system, the Act of 1965 gave preference to refugees and families, removed quotas from countries in the Western Hemisphere, and based some entry to the United States on levels of skill. In the forty years since, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled in number, now prompting new legislative debate.

Science Library: The Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation : An interdisciplinary field course on Ossabaw Island National Heritage Preserve.
Ossabaw, the northernmost member of the historically defined Golden Isles,
has a fascinating natural and human history to share,  By Georgia Law, all
barrier island beaches are open to the public during daylight hours.
However, the interior of the island is off limits and overseen by the
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  As a heritage preserve, the
island is open to individuals or groups for “natural, scientific, and
cultural purposes based on environmentally sound practices.” Each year the Institute of Ecology offers a Maymester class, the “Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation”.  The display features journals, artwork and natural collections of species studied by the class of 2006.

Circle Gallery: Archives in Action:  The work of Charlie Aguar inspiring the School of Environmental Design's future planning focus. Archives in Action is an exhibit to be held at the SED gallery Oct. 6 – 31 st , 2006. This exhibit will include the archives of the late Charles E. Aguar, an influential planner and dedicated researcher whose archives are held at SED/UGA. As the College of Environmental Design 's new focus will be in planning, it will be beneficial to look back at Charlie's work as we prepare for the task of educating our future planners.

Locally, Professor Aguar was instrumental in many high profile community projects including Sandy Creek Nature Center ,  the Oconee River Greeenway System and the Georgia Heritage Trust. Nationally, Aguar worked on projects of all sizes, such as the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning in Illinois , the site for the Gateway Arch in St Louis , Missouri , and the large-scale project on the Mesabi and Vermillion Iron Ranges in Minnesota. A reception, open free to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 18, from 5-7 pm at the Circle Gallery.

For more information, contact René Shoemaker at 706.542.8292, owensg14@uga.edu , or see www.sed.uga.edu/gallery

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