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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    123 In addition to print resources found in library collections University Libraries develops and enhances collections of resources to support the University s research teaching and learning activities The three major digital initiatives housed at USM are The Aquila Digital Community Digital Collections and the Mississippi Digital Library The Aquila Digital Community is an open access digital repository featuring research and scholarly works created by faculty staff and students at

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/digitalinit_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and young adult literature At the September meeting we will discuss The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian by Sherman Alexie September is banned book month and Alexie s book has been banned in parts of the country 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 of Cook

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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Suggestions Science Café Ice Age Murder Mystery The Ice Age Murder Mystery What mysteries can we unravel from the dead What can we learn from their bones Join Dr Marie Danforth for the first Science Cafe of the fall semester on Monday September 29 2014 in Cook Library Room 123 at 6 p m 7 p m Dr Danforth professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology is a physical anthropologist interested in skeletal biology particularly nutrition and disease indicators During the café after viewing a clip of the NOVA PBS film The Iceman Murder Mystery she will discuss this forensic investigation of the 5 000 year old famous mummy Ötzi the Iceman and touch on topics such as human osteology bioarchaeology dental anthropology and forensic anthropology A Science Café s casual meeting place plain language and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people whose primary background may not be science Each meeting is organized around an interesting scientific topic with a presenter usually a scientist giving a brief background overview usually with visuals before the discussion kicks off Science Cafés are free and open to the public For more information contact Tracy Englert at 601 266

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/scienceiceage_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Featured Resource for September 2014 SPORTDiscus Each month University Libraries highlights a resource from its collections This month we are featuring SPORTDiscus a comprehensive database in the area of human performance and recreation SPORTDiscus contains academic journal articles monographs conference proceedings and dissertations on sports related topics ranging from recreation rehabilitation physical fitness and kinesiology to coaching physical education sport administration sport

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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    on Wednesday September 10 2014 6 7 p m in Cook Library Room 123 When the Civil War engulfed Mississippi the majority of people who lived in the state were enslaved blacks This talk looks behind Confederate lines to examine the roles they played in the struggle as farmhands and factory workers military laborers rebels and runaways and as soldiers It reveals how they understood the war s causes and consequences and what they did to shape its outcome Max Grivno is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi He specializes in the Old South slavery labor history and Mississippi history Grivno s first book Gleanings of Freedom Free Labor and Slavery along the Mason Dixon Line 1790 1860 was published in 2011 He is currently writing From Bondage to Freedom Slavery in Mississippi 1690 1865 and is researching another book Bandits Klansmen Rioters and Strikers Violence in the Alabama Mississippi Black Belt 1830 1917 In collaboration with the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County University Libraries will offer scholarly presentations and documentaries that feature riveting never before seen footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America through September as part of the Created

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/talkonslaves_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    C Bolton will touch on the most obvious example of stark inequality that existed in the South s separate but equal institutions a situation that eventually led to the U S Supreme Court s 1954 landmark decision in Brown v Board of Education The Brown decision inspired a decade of black protest and federal action that eventually toppled state sponsored Jim Crow laws and ended black disfranchisement However the eradication of segregated schools proved to be a difficult task to accomplish not only in Mississippi but everywhere in America Charles C Bolton is Professor and Head of the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Prior to that he was Professor and Chair of the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi From 1990 to 2000 Bolton was Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi Bolton received his undergraduate degree in History from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1982 and both a MA degree in History 1986 and a PhD degree in History 1989 from Duke University Bolton s major publications include William F Winter and the New Mississippi A Biography University Press of Mississippi 2013 With All Deliberate Speed Implementing Brown v Board of Education edited jointly with Brian J Daugherity University of Arkansas Press 2008 The Hardest Deal of All The Battle over School Integration in Mississippi 1870 1980 University Press of Mississippi 2005 The Confessions of Edward Isham A Poor White Life of the Old South edited jointly with Scott Culclasure University of Georgia Press 1998 and Poor Whites of the Antebellum South Tenants and Laborers in Central North Carolina and Northeast Mississippi Duke University Press 1994 In collaboration with the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County University Libraries will

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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    published a new Welcome to Cook Library guide on its website just in time to welcome new and returning students and other first time visitors to the Hattiesburg campus for the start of the fall 2014 term The guide includes links to library hours highlights of services available at the Circulation Desk and Library Assistance Desk descriptions of quiet and group study spaces information about printing and computers in the

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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Info Mission and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions The Primary Source Summer 2014 Issue Released The Society of Mississippi Archivists announces the release of the Summer 2014 issue of The Primary Source on our platform the Aquila Digital Community powered by bepress Edited by Special Collections Digital Lab Manager Elizabeth La Beaud the journal was transferred from the webpage of the organization to the

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