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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Student Employment Suggestions University Libraries Supports Southern Miss Teaching Forum To support and promote the Southern Miss Teaching Forum sponsored by the Office of the Provost University Libraries collaborated with the forum moderators Dr Andrew Haley and Dr Brigitte Burgess to provide links to selected resources in the Libraries about relevant material for each of the topics covered in the different sessions of the forum In addition suggestions from members

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/teachfrm_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    s Civil Rights Struggle grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King s March on Washington Through the grant University Libraries working with the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County will present scholarly presentations and documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America University Libraries will feature presentations from local civil rights scholars as well as a documentary film series about the history of civil rights in America We are pleased to receive a grant from the NEH to provide programming around these films said Jennifer Brannock curator of rare books and Mississippiana and project director of the grant Pairing the lectures with the films will provide students faculty and community members a number of opportunities to learn more about the history of civil rights especially which is timely with the anniversary of Freedom Summer upon us in 2014 Created Equal America s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities NEH that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America s civil rights history NEH has partnered

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/crgrant_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    War music on Tuesday October 1 2013 6 7 p m in the Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A The presentation Soldiers Singing and Fiddling during the Civil War by Christopher Goertzen and Bill Rogers will be half lecture and half concert The talk will focus on the ballads and lively dances that the soldiers performed in camp not the marches and bellicose songs of the home front Chris Goertzen teaches music history and world music at Southern Miss and plays guitar His main area of research is the history of American fiddling Fiddler Bill Rogers a public health environmentalist is also the president of the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Chris and Bill met in 2000 when Chris interviewed Bill for the Mississippi Arts Commission Since then they have played together at Roots Reunion and other local venues and also in connection with a travelling Smithsonian exhibit concerning American folk music They often judge together at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention In September and October University Libraries is sponsoring the Civil War 150 Lecture Series This series focuses on different aspects of the Civil War including the life of the average soldier African American writer and

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/warmusic_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Time Travel and Parallel Universes Ever since a novel by H G Wells The Time Machine was published in 1895 the idea of time travel has been one of the most popular themes in the sci fi genre Even for physicists time travel is an intriguing notion that has been argued without consensus or settlement as to whether it is physically possible for someone to travel forward or backward in time Join Dr Sungwook Lee for the next Science Café on Monday September 30 2013 in the Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A at 6 p m Dr Lee interim chair and associate professor in the Department of Mathematics will discuss the possibilities of time travel that have been studied by physicists and his own personal take on time travel He will also address the possible existence of parallel universes not the same ones as in string theory as a consequence if time travel and the emergence of a new physics 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencetimetravel_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A The Bitter Taste of Defeat Food and the Civil War by Andrew P Haley will discuss how the gastronomic record of the War Between the States is more than the sorry tale of soldiers eating bug infested hardtack Rather it is the story of how the South overcommitted to cotton and unprepared to raise the food required to fight a war struggled to feed both its soldiers and civilians while the rapidly industrializing North took full advantage of canned milk and meat to eat its way to victory Andrew P Haley is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi who studies class and culture in the United States from the Gilded Age through the 1950s He is the James Beard award winning author of Turning the Tables American Restaurant Culture and the Rise of the Middle Class 1880 1920 Haley is currently working on two projects a short book that explores the global history of restaurant dining and a larger work that considers how children learned to eat and cook in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and what that says about modern consumer culture In September and October

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/bittertaste_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Summer by Rita Williams Garcia The de Grummond Book Group will discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia on Thursday September 19 at 11 30 a m in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor of Cook Library One Crazy Summer is a Newbery Honor book a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award The de Grummond Book Group meets on the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/crazysummer_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    near the iTech Help Desk Utilizing letters personal accounts and images from the Gilder Lehrman Collection this exhibition traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers presidents freedmen and families Visitors will come to understand how people dealt with the end of slavery the nature of democracy and citizenship the human toll of civil war and the role of a president in wartime Developed by the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/civilwardisplay_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Defining Liberty The Slavery Abolition Debate in Nineteenth Century American Print Culture An exhibit in Cook Library Defining Liberty The Slavery Abolition Debate in Nineteenth Century American Print Culture reveals different arguments on slavery during the Civil War era Throughout the nineteenth century authors in both free and slave states published books and pamphlets about the institution of slavery In the aftermath of the American Revolution abolitionist writers from the North and South called for the immediate emancipation of slaves Their works argued that slavery was not acceptable in a modern republican Christian society Pro slavery publications justified slave labor by using biblical references to slavery in the Old and New Testaments Other pro slavery authors bolstered their arguments for keeping and expanding slavery in the United States with antebellum scientific rhetoric and historical references This exhibit displays nineteenth century pamphlets and books on slavery housed in McCain Library s Special Collections and Rare Books Division Four sections of the exhibit reveal the religious political and scientific justifications for the pro slavery and abolition ideologies of the Civil War era The exhibit is on display in the first floor lobby

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