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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    blind date with a book Patrons will select their book but the book title will be hidden However if the secret is just too much to bear there will be a brief description on the back to give a slight hint about the book Blind dates will be available from February 8th until February 12th After each date patrons will be asked to fill out a rate your date questionnaire

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/blind_date_with_a_book.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Carey University From early on in life Kemps s life centered around making art traveling to museums and interacting with arts She is the daughter of James W Meade who has been an art faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi for over 40 years and Myra Meade who taught art and ceramics to high school students and elementary school students in addition to being a landscape painter Her work is largely inspired by the southern Mississippi landscape and walks a line between representation and abstraction It is her pleasure and privilege both in teaching and artistic production to give back to her native south Mississippi After moving to the United States in 2001 Kostyal has specialized in abstract collage paintings She has extensive experience exhibiting at a variety of venues such as art galleries business environments restaurants and cafes Her paintings have been viewed by the public in New York Boston Providence Atlanta and most recently in Hattiesburg New Orleans Jackson and Gulfport Most of Kostyal s paintings are inspired by urban landscape and nature and reflect experiences from her childhood She grew up in a small village in Europe where playing outdoors gardening and exploring nature was

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/kostyal_kemp_exhibit.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    system and desktop environment Linux is user friendly and users might be surprised at the many options for programs and support it provides Join us Saturday March 5 from 11 a m to 1 p m at the Pass Christian Public Library for a presentation on the Linux system and philosophy from Michael Rainey president of the South Mississippi Linux Users Group and learn about the advantages of using Linux Guests will also have the opportunity to ask the experts questions and receive hands on time with Linux as well as receive a free live DVD to try the system before installing Feel free to bring your old laptops or computers with you to find out how they can operate faster and smoother with Linux Attendees will be eligible for door prizes and refreshments will be served Rainey has spent the past ten years learning and working with Linux and currently works as a system administrator specializing in Linux systems and works to promote the free and open philosophy of GNU Linux He is the president of the South Mississippi Linux Users Group located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast He has used Linux to design and publish books for local

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/gc_science_cafe_march5.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    The 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner for new writer is Don Tate for Poet The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Published by Peachtree Publishers In the South before the Civil War it was illegal to teach slaves to read but George Moses Horton loved words too much to be stopped He taught himself to read as a child and grew up to be a published poet while still a slave Writing about slavery for young readers is challenging but important and Don Tate succeeds brilliantly in an engaging age appropriate and true narrative Tate said Three years ago I won an Ezra Jack Keats honor award one of the proudest moments of my career I never imagined being considered again this time for the top award There has always been a special place in my heart for Ezra Jack Keats When he chose to picture brown children in his books he chose to acknowledge me I wasn t invisible to him As a creator of color in a field that sorely lacks diversity it can be easy to sometimes feel unseen This award serves as a reminder to me that I am not invisible and that my work matters The 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner for new illustrator is Phoebe Wahl for Sonya s Chickens Published by Tundra Books Sonya s dad presents her with three baby chicks to care for and she does her job well providing food shelter and lots of love as they grow into hens Then one night Sonya discovers that one of her hens is missing But as her father explains the fox stole the hen because he loved his kits and needed to feed them The circle of life is gently and exquisitely depicted in Wahl s rich and colorful watercolor and collage illustrations of a multicultural family s life on a farm Wahl said Keats work stands out as some of the most impactful of my childhood I can directly trace the roots of my obsession with pattern color and my use of collage to my affinity with the lacy baby blanket in Peter s Chair Keats inspired me to create stories that are quiet and gentle yet honor the rich inner lives of children and all of the complexity that allows I am humbled to be associated with Keats legacy in being presented with this award and I am so grateful to the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the children s literature community for this show of support and encouragement The 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award honor winners are 2016 New Writer Honor Julia Sarcone Roach for The Bear Ate Your Sandwich illustrated by Julia Sarcone Roach Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Megan Dowd Lambert for A Crow of His Own illustrated by David Hyde Costello Published by Charlesbridge 2016 New Illustrator Honor Ryan T Higgins for Mother Bruce written by Ryan T Higgins Published by Disney Hyperion Rowboat Watkins for Rude Cakes written

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/2016_keats_awards.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    in the Cook Library Art Gallery In the days before Netflix and DVDs movies and educational productions were shown to classes on 16mm film University Libraries owns a number of these old films that were used at Southern Miss from the 1950s to the 1980s The 16mm Film Festival will feature two educational films from the collection The short film Better Bulletin Boards 1956 provides a retro look at a

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/16mm_film_festival.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Cafe at Cook Library A Carnivore s Nightmare Tick bites are known to be the causes of diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and certain tick bites can cause you to develop an allergic reaction to meat This meat allergy to a sugar carbohydrate found in beef lamb and pork products can cause a dangerous and sometimes life threatening reaction Join Gary Crispell on Monday April 25 in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 at 6 p m for a discussion of this new and growing problem Crispell a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Miss is a molecular biologist who has been studying the role of tick saliva in the development of red meat allergy In particular the association between the Lone Star Tick Amblyomma americium and α galactose hypersensitivity in human red meat allergy During the Science Café events at Cook Library faculty and graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi as well as local professionals and experts share their perspectives and allow participants to get to know the face behind the science in a relaxed and informal setting Science Cafés are free and open to the public No science

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/science_cafe_carnivoresnightmare.html (2016-02-17)
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    molded North America Fiery eruptions titanic floods the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our land Geology and earth science deeply affect our everyday lives and our future Join Allan Nolan on Monday March 28 in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 at 6 p m for a discussion of geology related issues after a short presentation from Making North America a three part television series that aired on PBS in the fall of 2015 This series will be available in University Libraries collections following the event Nolan a doctoral student in the Center for Science and Math Education and Instructor of Historical Geology in the Department of Geography and Geology is an educator focused on promoting the teaching and learning of science and enhancing environmental literacy and stewardship The Science Café at Cook Library is an event that highlights interesting relevant and current science research These are an opportunity to participate in lively and engaging conversations about science in a casual welcoming and informal environment Each Science Café features a brief presentation usually given by a scientist followed by discussion and questions Science Cafés are free and open to the public No science

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/science_cafe_rockthecafe.html (2016-02-17)
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    improve the earth s environment and are conducting real hands on science in their communities Join Dr Sherry Herron on Monday February 29 in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 at 6 p m as she discusses The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GLOBE Program GLOBE is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment Dr Herron Director of The Center for Science and Math Education and associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences is an educator in the biological sciences who studies the impact of various forms of professional development programs for teachers She is a GLOBE Partner and facilitates the implementation of GLOBE in Mississippi and throughout the United States Herron is focused on providing training opportunities and mentoring activities to promote the teaching and learning of science enhance environmental literacy and stewardship and promote scientific discovery During the Science Café events at Cook Library faculty and graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi as well as local professionals and experts share their

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/science_cafe_globe.html (2016-02-17)
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