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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    a retired Presbyterian minister for a discussion about the experiences that led to his recent work Transformed A White Mississippi Pastor s Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond published by University Press of Mississippi In the late 1950s and 1960s he served two pastorates in Mississippi Amory and Columbia During this turbulent time McAtee joined a group of local ministers two white and four black that began opening access to

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/booksignnews.html (2016-02-17)
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    E Morse Associate Professor in the College of Education and Psychology s Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education CISE Director of Training of the Gulf Coast Autism Project at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will lead the next Science Café at Cook Library on Monday October 24 from 6 to 7 30 p m Dr Morse will present a general overview of autism and talk about important highlights in autism research including the Autism Project The Nova Science video for the café will show how Rudy Tanzi a pioneer in discovering genes for Alzheimer s disease is turning his attention to autism Using gene chips that can scan up to a million genetic markers across the entire human genome Tanzi and others are on the hunt for the genetic key to this disorder that affects millions of children and their families Held in the Art Gallery next to the Starbucks coffee shop at Cook Library The Science Café series offers those with minimal or no background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in layman s terms in a relaxed social setting A member of the Southern Miss faculty shares his or her expertise

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencecafnews.html (2016-02-17)
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    Suggestions Opening of Cook Library Art Gallery Southern Miss President Dr Martha Saunders will unveil on Wednesday Sept 21 2011 at 4 p m the new University of Southern Mississippi Cook Library Art Gallery The Cook Library Art Gallery combines a permanent art show with a unique meeting space Located in the Cook Library exhibition room LIB 105A the Gallery currently features highlights from the permanent collection of the Southern

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/artgal_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Science Café How Smart Are Animals Particularly Dogs Sept 19 2011 New research is showing that our best friend is smarter than ever thought Dr Stan Kuczaj Professor of Psychology and Director of the Southern Miss Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory will discuss research on canine cognition and communication as well as correlations between dog and human behavior at the next Science Café Monday September 19 from 6 to 7 30 p m Dog research is just getting started but hopes are high that this animal so long ignored by science may give us new insights into how learning works and offer a unique window into the evolution of the mind Held in the art gallery next to the Starbucks coffee shop at Cook Library The Science Café series offers those with minimal or no background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in layman s terms in a relaxed social setting A member of the Southern Miss faculty shares his or her expertise at each session with a presentation and short NOVA video Admission is free and open to the public For more information contact Tracy

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencecaf_sep_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Café Little People of Flores Aug 29 2011 The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries first Science Café for the fall series Little People of Flores will be held Monday August 29 from 6 7 30 p m in Cook Library s event room located next to Starbucks in Cook 105A It will feature the Hobbit People a controversial 2003 archeological discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores that shook up the world of early human studies like no other in recent years Inside a cave under a thick blanket of sediments they unearthed fossil bones of a three foot tall human The fossil appeared not to have been that of a diseased modern human or Homo sapiens but rather an entirely new species which its discoverers named Homo floresiensis The discussion will be led by Dr Mac H Alford Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Curator of the Herbarium A Science Café s casual meeting place plain language and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people who may have no science background Each meeting is organized around an interesting scientific topic where a scientist gives a brief presentation and shows a short video clip

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/sciencecaf_aug_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    happy to announce that we are implementing a new tool Quick Response Codes that will assist you in tracking materials that you want to find in the Libraries QR codes are two dimensional barcodes that are readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera equipped smart phones When scanned by a reader or smart phone the QR codes in the University Libraries Catalog display the first part of an item

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/qr_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    a Nutshell the Worlds of Maurice Sendak takes place August 11 in Cook Library Local Rabbi Uri Barnea will discuss and demonstrate the rich tapestry of Jewish music and its development over 4 000 years Barnea who holds M A and Ph D degrees in Conducting and Composition will use rare recordings and live performance on the violin recorder and vocals to explore the heritage of Jewish music The Rabbi is currently with Congregation B nai Israel in Hattiesburg MS For more on Barnea visit hattiesburgsynagogue org wordpress bio The event is free and open to the public The traveling exhibition In a Nutshell the Worlds of Maurice Sendak explores the influence of Jewish culture and history in the work of renowned children s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak Sendak is best known as the illustrator of over 100 children s books including Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen University Libraries enhances the exhibit with key pieces drawn from the internationally known de Grummond Children s Literature Collection Original works from such Jewish authors and illustrators as H A and Margret Rey Ezra Jack Keats Nonny Hogrogian and Tana Hoban will be on display in

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/hiphoprabbi_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Floor Plans and Maps Gifts and Donations Hours Libraries Advisory Committee Libraries Collection Info Mission and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Exhibit Bear Point Woodworks at Gulf Coast Library The Gulf Coast Libraries are pleased to announce the opening of Bear Point Woodworks a display of distinctive bowls created from fallen trees during Hurricane Katrina by Frank Reed Exhibit Dates August 3 September 9

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