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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    What s Up Duke Animated Cartoons about King Arthur by Michael N Salda will focus on aspects of his 2013 book Arthurian Animation A Study of Cartoon Camelots on Film and Television The book examines the potent blend of Arthurian legend cartoon animation and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present day In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons televised series and specials and feature length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third animators have repeatedly brought the Round Table to life on screens large and small Although these productions differ greatly in tone and intent comic to sober fantastic to realistic and entertaining to edifying they share in the proof of Camelot s continuing relevance in the modern world Michael N Salda is a Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi In addition to Arthurian Animation Salda wrote La Bibliothèque de François I au Château de Blois essays on topics from Chaucer to contemporary cinema in a variety of journals the co edited collection The Malory Debate Essays on the Texts of Le Morte Darthur and five co edited volumes of Chaucer Yearbook

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/degrumbook10_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    threat to the southern United States Even though this virus can cause large outbreaks of severe acute and persistent arthritis there are currently no vaccines for the treatment of Chikungunya diseases Join Dr Fengwei Bai on Monday October 27 2014 in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 6 7 p m as he discusses this new virus spreading to Mississippi and how the development of vaccines requires an improved understanding of virus pathogenesis the process by which an infection leads to disease Dr Bai assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences is a virologist and immunologist who concentrates on viral pathogenesis and immunity His research interests are to understand how viruses are recognized by the host s innate immune system and how innate immunity initiates and generates protective adaptive immunity His long term research goal is to use this knowledge in rational design of effective vaccines or therapeutics or of microbicides for the prevention of transmission of viral pathogens During the café he will discuss the Chikungunya Virus and virus pathogenesis He will also discuss the basics of the Ebola virus as it is an item of concern due to current events A Science Café s casual meeting place

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencevirus_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    literature At the October meeting we will discuss Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai A novel in verse the book was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for Young People s Literature and one of the two Newbery Honor Awards The de Grummond Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 11 30 a m in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/degrumbook9_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Inc at 6 p m on Tuesday October 7 2014 in Cook Library Room 123 Pink Ribbons Inc is a feature documentary that explores the complex landscape of breast cancer fundraising and documents how some companies use pink ribbon related marketing to increase sales while contributing hardly any of the proceeds to the cause The film includes interviews with critics of the pink ribbon campaign as well as breast cancer

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/pinkrib_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    institutional repository most of the Libraries subscription databases and many open access sources Results from these various sources are combined into a single relevancy ranked results list Primo has the ability for users to create an account and save their most commonly used searches to the feature called e Shelf Search results can also be exported to RefWorks the online application for managing references retrieving bibliographic information and designing texts

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/primolaunch_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    concerning books their children are reading Parents have the right to make those kinds of decisions for their own children but what they deem appropriate may be in direct conflict with other parents In the United States of America we have basic freedoms and by drawing attention to Banned Books Week we hope to remind people of their freedoms to read to believe and to choose Ruffin said The American Library Association s document on the Freedom to Read begins by stating that the freedom to read is essential to our democracy One of my favorite quotes is from Voltaire who said I may not agree with what you have to say but I will defend your right to say it By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools While books have been and continue to be banned part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that in a majority of cases the books have remained available This happens only because of the efforts of librarians teachers students and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read The Read Out schedule for Sept 25 is as follows 10 a m Fred Varnado Director of the Office of Professional Development Bone written by Jeff Smith 10 15 a m Dr Dave Davies Interim Chair and Professor School of Mass Communication Journalism Captain Underpants written by Dav Pilkey 10 30 a m Jennifer Brannock Associate Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana University Libraries 50 Shades of Gray written by E L James 10 45 a m Dr

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/bannedsept_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Heart Walk T shirts Available for Pre order University Libraries is joining the fight against heart disease by participating in the American Heart Association s 2014 Heart Walk on October 11 We invite you to be a part of our team and help us reach our fundraising goal by purchasing a University Libraries Heart Walk t shirt for 10 T shirts are

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/heartwalkt_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    press reflected the Magnolia State s reaction to and accommodation of social change A few moderate newspapers backed equal treatment for the state s African Americans but most reflected the Closed Society s skepticism of any challenge to the racial status quo The presentation will explore the range of press response to the Second Reconstruction as a reflection of Mississippi s eventual accommodation to demands for social justice Dave Davies is interim director of the School of Mass Communication Journalism He also has served as dean of the Southern Miss Honors College Most of all he likes to think of himself as a recovering journalist He worked for 10 years in Arkansas media most recently the Arkansas Gazette before joining the ranks of academia He s worked at Southern Miss since 1991 starting out as adviser to the Student Printz and serving stints as chair of the Department of Journalism and associate dean of the College of Arts Letters He holds a PhD from the University of Alabama Davies specializes in media history and is working on his third book an analysis of press coverage of race for Northwestern University Press In collaboration with the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and

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