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An events calendar for the UGA Libraries can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/events with information on the following programs and much more! To submit an event, send the information to libnews@uga.edu.

Student Appreciation Luncheon

The Student Appreciation Luncheon is fast approaching. Details: When: Thursday, April 19th, Where: Russell Auditorium *and* Science Library Room 382, Ways to help: Donate Beverages! Help with set-up or clean-up! Go to G:\UGALibs\Student_Lunch_'07 for additional details. Please get your student sign up sheets back to Emily Hopkins Luken *BY MONDAY*.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame ceremony was held on April 12 at the SLC. Please visit the Online Athens link for details of this event.

Metadata Workshop

Solinet will offer an online workshop on using metadata to facilitate both access to and preservation of digital resources.  Monday, April 16, 10am-noon, Russell Auditorium. Speaker: David Greenebaum.
This should be a basic level introduction to:

**Dublin Core metadata schema
**Development of a preservation metadata model
**Using XML to store metadata

For more information:
http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?doc_id=3216&WKSHPID=26MDP

A BIG Conference

This year's Atlanta-Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (BIG) conference will be at the Student Learning Center May 25. Details, from program chair Caroline Barratt, SLC reference, may be accessed at http://www.atlbig.zoomshare.com/2.html. This year's theme is Instruction (In)Flux: Librarians as Agents of Change. Registration is free, but we do need to know if you are attending. Please RSVP by Friday, May 4th to Caroline Barratt at atlbig@gmail.com .

First Annual UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

The 2007 winners of the first annual UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards have been announced. These seven cash prizes are awarded to CURO students for demonstration of excellence in research and academic inquiry with a focus on their use of the Libraries' collections.
Applications from researchers were received in a variety of disciplines and the judges were impressed with the creativity, tenacity, and scholastic sophistication the applicants expressed in their essays. As part of their research, each of the applicants conferred with librarian liaisons. Library liaisons and judges included Caroline Barratt, John Campbell, Nadine Cohen, Diana Hartle, Jacquie Houston, Nan McMurry, Kristin Nielsen, Deb Raftus, Jill Severn, Ian Thomas, Diane Trap, and Elizabeth White and from the Division of Academic Enhancement, Garrison Bickerstaff.

The 2007 winners of the University of Georgia Undergraduate Research Awards are:
In the Senior division:
First prize: Karen Usselman, “Music and Identity among Mexican Immigrants to Atlanta, 1985-2005”
Two runners-up:  
Betsy Beasley, “Fighting for a Radical City: Student Protesters, Cultural Radicals and the Politics of Space in 1960s & 1970s Lower Manhattan “
Erica Hall, “Intracellular Gene Transfer from the Mitochondrion to the Nucleus in Toxoplasma gondii”

In the First through Third Year division:

First prize: Richard Pierre, “The Creative Moment: The Ethics of Understanding in Virginia Woolf and Hermann Broch”
Three runners-up:
Daniel Weitz, “The Legacy of AQ Khan: An Analysis of Nuclear Dual-use Illicit Trade Patterns in the Pre-Enlargement European Union”
Karen Wong, “Political and Social Foundations for Environmental Sustainability”
Andrew Durso, “Onotogenetic and Environmental Shifts in Detection Probability of Pond-breeding Amphibians in the Georgia Piedmont”

Exhibits

Main Library: National Historic Preservation Month.

Hargrett Library: The Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame.

Russell Library: From Plains to Washington and Points Between: Jimmy Carter's Political Work in Georgia, 1962-1976. The collections in the Russell Library hold a wealth of material connected to former U. S. President and Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. The beginning of what has become an admired political career is chronicled through the papers of Sen. Herman Talmadge, Sen. Richard B. Russell, U.S. Rep. John Davis, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and many others. Letters, photographs, original editorial cartoons and campaign memorabilia are on display in the Russell Library lobby through March 30. Check it out to see how communication has changed since the adoption of the computer!

Science Library: Avian Hybrids: UGA geneticist Eugene M. McCarthy has published the most comprehensive avian hybrid study to date :  The handbook of Avian Hybrids (Library call# Sci Ref QL696.5.M33 2006).
Web info: http://tinyurl.com/38dtye

"The handbook of Avian Hybrids is an impressive accomplishment, one that can be equally savored by browsing birders and appreciated by serious scholars" says Rick Wright, editor of the American Bird Association.

Dr. McCarthy says "As it turns out, many avian hybrids are not sterile.  The ability of such hybrids to produce offspring has important implications for how we think about natural populations and the origin of nw organismal types".

The colorful display was created by Lora Bergstrom, Science Reference student assistant.  Specimens are on loan from the Georgia Museum of Natural History (http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/ ). 

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