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Hispanic Heritage Month Films

Films from the Media Department's collection are being screened as part of the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. All films will be shown at the Athens-Clarke Regional Library on Baxter Street. Following is a partial schedule:

(Mon.) Oct. 1, 7-9 pm: Take the Lead. Directed by Liz Friedlander. PG-13.
"Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults." Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco, Alfre Woodard

Second Annual Learning Technologies Showcase

The 2007 Learning Technologies Showcase offers UGA faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to explore how faculty at UGA are engaging students in learning with technology. This year's event takes place on October 9, 2007, from 10 am to 3:30 pm, at the Tate Student Center, and includes faculty presentations on lecture-enhancing technology, interactive instruction, stereo visualization, and more.
The 2007 Learning Technologies Showcase is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS). These two campus units have been partners in learning for many years, working together to bring WebCT, Element K, Wimba Live Classroom, and other learning technologies to the forefront of the educational experience.

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Main Library: The Campus That Never Was .../The Once And Future Campus: Take a gander at proposals that never materialized (a driverless monorail transit system) and those in the planning stages now (the Special Collections Library Building!) A fascinating look brought to you by the creative geniuses in University Archives.

Hargrett Library: The contributions of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia's two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are recognized with items from their collections.

Russell Library: They've been busy in the sub-basement:

History Lives in the Russell Library: This exhibit takes visitors on a trip back through many of the key events, perspectives, and people who have shaped the political landscape in Georgia , the nation and the world in the last century. Through original letters, documents, speeches, editorial cartoons, historical film footage, photographs, and artifacts this exhibit provides eyewitness perspectives on prohibition, the Cold War, the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, campaigning, space exploration and more!

Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library: Before the age of career politicians, public servants maintained separate lives from their Washington D.C. alter egos. During breaks from legislation, many returned to their day jobs as farmers, doctors, and lawyers and while away on the nation's business, their wives and children ran these enterprises. The selection of letters and photographs in "Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library Collections" highlights the personal side of politics. Virginia Rusk's annual Christmas letters shared feelings of excitement when her husband Dean was named Secretary of State by President John F. Kennedy but also recorded her feelings of shock and dismay two years later after Kennedy's assassination. In 1900, Dudley Mays Hughes lovingly addressed a letter to his niece, nicknamed "Miss Empire State of the South," and told her that "the Senate is hard at work" but he would be home soon. While her husband Herman was in Washington D.C. representing Georgia as a Senator, Betty Talmadge ran Talmadge Country Cured Hams based in their hometown of Lovejoy. In 1960 she submitted a recipe for the 1961 Congressional Club Cookbook for Baked Country Cured Ham, which informed cooks that they could soak the ham in water, wine, ginger ale, orange juice, apple cider, pineapple juice, peach pickle juice, Coca-Cola, or champagne and achieve a delicious meal.

AND, check out the new Baldowski cartoon exhibit with a streaking theme, based on the University's affinity for it in '74.

Science Library: The Map Library is showcased, featuring maps, air photos and globes from the collection.  Patrons are invited to visit the Map Library in person or their web presence at http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/index.html.

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