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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    church activities However many embraced a more direct form of social activism These cookbooks promoted better eating and social harmony In his talk It Takes a Cookbook to Raise a Village Laurel Mississippi and Community Cookbooks Andrew P Haley discusses Mississippi community cookbooks with a mission focusing on Catherine Gardiner s The Laurel Cookbook as a quixotic example of a cookbook designed to create a cosmopolitan city Refreshments will be

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/cookbook.html (2016-02-17)
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    Glimpses of USM History from the Archives uses dozens of photographs documents and memorabilia to highlight our Southern Miss history since 1912 Four display cases individually feature Mississippi Normal College 1912 1924 State Teachers College 1924 1940 Mississippi Southern College 1940 1962 and The University of Southern Mississippi 1962 present Two additional display cases feature Athletics and a selection of Yearbooks and Student Newspapers over the past century The exhibit

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    This semester features three exhibits by graduate students from the Department of History Black Minstrel Shows and American Popular Culture curated by history PhD student Lynn A Cowles examines the incorporation of black stereotypes into American popular culture Minstrel shows known for blackface depictions of African Americans created a set of specific characters that reflected the beliefs of whites rather than the realities of African American life during the 19th and early 20th centuries These stereotypes transitioned from minstrel shows which lost popularity after the end of the World War I into other forms of entertainment including radio shows movies and children s books NOW in the 80s curated by history master s student Anna Rikki Nelson focuses on the activities of Mississippi s National Organization for Women during the early 1980s NOW s activities during this time included advocating for the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment opposing challenges to abortion rights fundraising for support candidates who supported NOW causes and opposing Ronald Reagan s economic plans In The Soldier s Home Away From Home Eve Wade a third year history PhD student curates an exhibit dedicated to remembering two of the city s USOs Using documents from the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/studentexhibits.html (2016-02-17)
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    collections This month we are featuring Zotero Zotero is a free open source citation management program that can capture full reference information for items found in databases Google Scholar online library catalogs and other websites The program saves this information as well as the full text of the resource when available in a user s personal library Zotero references can easily be organized into folders and sub folders and users

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/featuredsep15_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    cards and calendars studies manuscripts doll cards and letters and ephemera artifacts including hand painted goose eggs and hand decorated floral box The exhibit illuminates the changing seasons and special celebrations with outstanding rarely seen examples of this beloved author and illustrator s original art for children s books and greeting cards highlighting the holidays including Christmas a favorite of Tudor s Rarely do we have a world class exhibit such as Tasha Tudor Around the Year come to Hattiesburg Through the generosity of the C E and S Foundation and the Norman Rockwell Museum we are able to recognize the centenary of one of America s most significant illustrators Those who view the exhibit will have an opportunity to purchase one of a kind Christmas cards as well as books and prints We look forward to celebrating the work of Tasha Tudor said Ellen Ruffin de Grummond Curator The de Grummond Collection has events scheduled throughout the exhibition that include a symposium in October a luncheon in November and a tea in conjunction with the Victorian Candlelight Christmas in downtown Hattiesburg Notable Tasha Tudor scholars Jeanette Chandler Knazek and John Hare will be featured presenters at the October symposium as well as Marjorie Tudor Tasha Tudor s daughter in law Knazek has enjoyed Tasha Tudor s writings and illustrations for over 50 years and has been a consultant for Tasha Tudor exhibitions organized by major museums in the United States and the United Kingdom The author of many published articles about Tudor s artistry and life Knazek also co curated the traveling exhibit John Hare creator of the Tasha Tudor Bibliography Collection has spent 25 years assembling books illustrations photographs and manuscripts that encompass Tudor s contribution to the genre of children s literature The collection now contains more

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/tudorexhibitopening.html (2016-02-17)
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    for August 24 2015 10 a m 2 p m Following Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005 the Exhibitions Committee for the University s Museum of Art currently the Gallery of Art and Design began organizing an exhibit of artwork created by children as a venue for expression and healing By the summer of 2006 hundreds of works were featured in the original exhibit The Katrina storm shook Mississippians young and old to the core leaving many numb The art of children can be so honest and direct and so full of love it can cut through barriers we sometimes construct to keep difficult emotions from surfacing I felt a show of children s art about Katrina could bring forth solace catharsis even joy in spite of the horror and raw reality of the subject matter Gorzegno said Gorzegno added that another healing aspect of this project was the bringing together of people at a time when many were displaced from their homes and communities in order to create this art exhibition and share the remarkable insights and bravery of young Mississippians Museum director Mark Rigsby says the committee felt it was important to create an archive of such a powerful and historically significant body of work Hurricane Katrina was devastating to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was a traumatic experience for communities and families throughout the southern half of the state Rigsby said He added that the visual arts most specifically drawing and painting provide a direct means to express that which may be difficult to communicate with words Children truly have a natural ability to capture an experience and convey it with art While many of the works do convey the terrible experience of the storm and its aftermath others depict a community working together to rescue

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/katrinaartexhibit.html (2016-02-17)
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    subjects from ships to portraits to pop art and more He most enjoys painting portraits of people and the faces that he paints reflect their humanness Daniel s current media are acrylic pen and ink and pencil No matter the medium or the subject the art and talents of Daniel Gurneck are undeniably real A student of the late Zel McMath of Pass Christian Gurneck continued his studies at the University of South ern Mississippi Now retired he worked for a while in the oil industry where he received a commission to paint a commemorative image for the merger of the Gulf and Chevron Oil Companies Gurneck s works have been displayed at art fairs in Ocean Springs Long Beach Bay St Louis and Pascagoula and he is a member of the Pass Christian Art Association The Hancock County Art Association and the Gulf Coast Art Cooperative in Bay St Louis The old cliché goes art is a collaboration between God and the artist and the less the artist does the better Gurneck said of his art So it is true painting is a gift given to me and the on looker On display through October 31 2015 the fascinating

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    of proteins to be healthy However do you know what precisely the protein molecules do in our body Over 80 of our bodily functions are attributed to proteins from memory to muscles and health to toxicity proteins play omnipotent roles in our lives Join Dr Vijay Rangachari on Monday August 31 in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 at 6 p m as he discusses how proteins work and how they both benefit and cause trouble to us at the same time Dr Rangachari associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a biophysical chemist who studies the chemical processes in living organisms in particular the biophysics of proteins and peptides He is focused on understanding several different aspects of amyloid β Aβ peptide aggregation involved in Alzheimer s disease AD His long term research goal is to use this knowledge in engineering new treatments that can effectively treat or prevent this disease as well as other neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Parkinson s disease and Spinal muscular atrophy 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

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