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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    how Poe famously instructed would be writers to think first and foremost about the reader to begin not by hashing out character or plot details but by considering what effect a tale might produce in its reader Dr McGill will examine key passages in a range of Poe s tales that illustrate Poe s thoughts about and experiments with the experience of reading Meredith L McGill is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University and she is the author of American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting 1837 1853 2003 a study of nineteenth century American resistance to tight control over intellectual property She has edited two collections of essays Taking Liberties with the Author 2013 which explores the persistence of the author as a shaping force in literary criticism and The Traffic in Poems Nineteenth Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange 2008 Her survey of The Poetry of Slavery from the 17th century to the present day is forthcoming in the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of American Slavery 2016 This lecture is one of many events hosted by University Libraries as part of the Big Read grant to support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/rutgers.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    portrayed undergoing robotic surgery While robotic brain surgery is not a reality yet as featured in the film the rapidly emerging field of robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery is transforming medicine The computer enhanced da Vinci Si Surgical System s computer interface and 3D HD vision system between the surgeon s eyes hands and the tips of micro instruments boosts surgical performance Join Dr Joseph Washburne on Monday October 26 in Cook Library Room 110 LIB 110 6 7 p m as he discusses his experiences with The da Vinci Surgical System and being a medical innovator The Robot demonstration model from Intuitive Surgical will also be displayed Dr Washburne MD has a medical practice at Women s Pavilion of South Mississippi of Merit Health Wesley and specializes in Obstetrics Gynecology He earned the Masters Level da Vinci surgical skill designation in 2011 and has completed over 1000 da Vinci robotic assisted surgeries 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/science_cafe.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    the panel Poe as Writer on October 19 2015 at 6 p m in the USM Cook Library Art Gallery To celebrate the work of Edgar Allan Poe and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read faculty from the University of Southern Mississippi s Department of English will speak on different aspects of Poe s work and influence on literature Panel members and topics include Dr Angela Ball Poe s Theory of Composition and Poe as a Poet Dr Kate Cochran Poe as a Southern writer Dr Luis Iglesias Poe as the originator of science fiction Mr Andrew Milward Poe s Theory of Composition and Poe as a short story writer Dr Alexandra Valint Poe as the originator of detective fiction In May 2014 University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read discuss and celebrate the Poe s writings The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest Big Read activities are a result of collaboration between University

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/panel_discussion.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Featured Resource Silent Film Online October 2015 Each month University Libraries highlights a resource from its collections This month we are featuring Silent Film Online Silent Film Online offers feature films serials trailers clips and short films from the beginnings of the silent movie era 1890s to the early 1930s Included are such silent film classics as The Sheik and Metropolis as

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/featuredoct15_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Event University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi in conjunction with the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County is hosting an event celebrating the works and life of Edgar Allan Poe at the Hattiesburg Public Library on October 6 2015 at 6 p m In May University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read discuss and celebrate the Poe s writings The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest The opening event will introduce the public to upcoming events and include a reading of Poe s works The first 25 people will receive a copy of Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Light refreshments will be served This event will kick off three months of programming focusing on the stories and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Events include book discussions exhibits scholarly lectures film showings and a live radio performance The activities are a result of collaboration between University Libraries the College of Arts

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/edgarallanpoeoepning.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Week events Open access to information the free immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and re use those results as you need has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted It has direct and widespread implications for academia medicine science industry and society as a whole Open access has the potential to maximize research investments increase the exposure and use of published research facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship Research funding agencies academic institutions researchers and scientists teachers students and members of the general public are supporting a move towards open access in increasing numbers every year and Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward The schedule of events for the week is as follows Open Access Week Theses and Dissertations Monday October 26 2 3 p m Cook Library Room 123 Presenters Paula Mathis Assistant to the Dean and Honors Keystone Coordinator Honors College Jeanne Stewart Reviewer of Graduate Dissertations Nursing Capstone Projects and Theses This presentation will focus on the workflows for managing theses and dissertations at Southern Miss It will include a discussion of what students need to know frequently asked questions and the advantages of making your thesis or dissertation open Students who are either currently completing or who will soon be beginning an Honors thesis master s thesis or dissertation are strongly encouraged to attend Open Access and Undergraduate Research October 28 1 2 p m Cook Library Room 123 Presenters Marie Danforth Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research J D Rimann Editor of The Catalyst How can open access contribute to the success of undergraduate

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/openaccessweek16.html (2016-02-17)
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    Collection Info Mission and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions How to Use LearningExpress Workshop Join the Gulf Coast Library in a workshop on how to use LearningExpress This resource provides practice tests for the GRE and many others tutorials to sharpen math and language skills as well as tips to help create a great resume Allisa Beck Arts Letters and Collection Management Librarian will

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/learningexpress.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    is holding its annual book sale at Cook Library September 22 24 2015 from 8 a m to 5 p m in the Cook Library Art Gallery Items for sale include textbooks nonfiction fiction religious texts cookbooks and romance representing all reading levels from children s books to college level VHS tapes are also available Paperbacks will sell for 50 while hardback books and VHS for 1 unless marked otherwise

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