Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation Is Available Electronically

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The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians is pleased to announce that the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation is now available online at JVDI Online contains the full content of each issue of the journal, including all figures and tables. In addition, the full text is searchable by keyword, and the cited references include hyperlinks to Medline and to the full text of many other online journals.

Upcoming Recitals

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Graduate Recital
Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:00 pm
Danial C. Webb, bass-baritone;
Alumini Memorial Bldg. Rm. 32

Senior Recital
Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 pm
Grace Lee, piano;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Faculty Recital
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 pm
James Myers, piano and harpsichord; Hillary Herndon, viola;
Performance Hall I (Room 32), Alumni Memorial Building.

Senior Recital
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:00 pm
Kristin Brooke Loy, sproano;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8:00 pm
String Chamber Music Recital ;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 pm
Messiah with UT Concert Choir;
South Harriman Baptist Church.

MTNA Student Chapter Recital
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm
Student Recital;
Music Hall.

Graduate Recital
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3:00 pm
Nicole Wood, piano;
Performance Hall I (Room 32), Alumni Memorial Building.

Piano Night – Chopin’s 24 Preludes
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8:00 pm
Piano Students of all Professors Playing Chopin;
Music Hall.

Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.

Internet Ranks Behind Only TV for Science News

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According to an article published in USA Today, the Internet ranks behind only television as the leading source for science news and information. However, most users won’t trust what they read online blindly, the study finds. About 80% of those who get science information online try to check its accuracy elsewhere — another online source, offline resources or the original study — and many of them use more than one alternative.

Books, Bach and Beyond Storytime

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A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will be here for a very special musical story time. Experience great music and musical sounds to accompany our stories! The musicians will answer questions and demonstrate their instruments, too.

December 5th: Sequoyah Branch at 10:30am
December 6th: Cedar Bluff Branch at 11:00am

For more information call the Knoxville Public Library for more information 865-215-8750

Need Study Space at Finals Time? Try Hodges Library!

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The University Libraries offer study space, extended hours during finals

Students who need a quiet nook for cramming or a room for a group study session need look no further than Hodges Library.

Hodges Library has become the go-to place for many students seeking a place to work on projects or cram for exams. Because the demand for study space in the library has become so great, Hodges Library will be open 24 hours during finals beginning Wednesday, December 6 and ending Thursday, December 14.

“The use of Hodges Library during finals time has increased dramatically the last few years,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said. “During Spring 2006 finals we kept the first and second floors of Hodges open 24 hours, but students need more room and we want to do our best to accommodate them,” said Dewey.

The extended hours in Hodges Library during finals time is an experiment, and the library will be keeping usage statistics to measure its success. During the extended hours special library services, such as reference assistance, will not be available.

Group study areas in Hodges are available on a first come, first serve basis. Rooms for group study are 135B, 210, 220 A-C, 255 A-C, 441 and 641. There are also tables available for group work in The Commons. The tables on stack floors 4-6 are reserved for group work as designated.

Quiet study areas in Hodges are reserved for independent work, and students are asked to refrain from group conversation and silence cell phones and pagers. Rooms for quiet study are 338, 440, 442, 541 and the first floor and room 258 after midnight. Tables on stack floors 4-6 are reserved for quiet study as designated.

Study carrels, located on the stack floors, are also available for quiet study. While many carrels are reserved for graduate student use, undergraduate students can also have carrels reserved for them on a space-available basis. Students can apply for carrel space at the Hodges Library Main Circulation Desk near the Melrose entrance on the second floor.

Visit for more information about quiet and group study areas in Hodges Library.

For more information about study areas and library hours, call 974-4351.

Upcoming Recitals

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Studio Recital
Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8:00 pm
Music Hall.

Class Recital
Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 pm
Clarinet Class Recital;
Music Hall.

Guest Recital
Monday, Nov. 20 at 8:00 pm
Caroline Thomas, voice;
Music Hall.

Cello Night
Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 pm
Wesley Baldwin’s Cello Studio;
Performance Hall I (Room 32), Alumni Memorial Building.

Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 pm
All Band Concert;
Featuring repertoire composed by John Mackey, who will be in attendance;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.

UT Libraries E-Forum: A Library for Everyone

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Strategies for libraries to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities

Presented by Judith M. Dixon, Consumer Relations Officer at the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Join the UT Libraries for the next e-Forum lecture on Wednesday, December 6, featuring Judith M. Dixon, consumer relations officer for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress. Ms. Dixon will present A Library for Everyone: strategies for libraries to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. The lecture will begin at 1:30 in room 605 of the John C. Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Judith M. Dixon is a leader in advancing access to printed and electronic formats and an authority on adapting library and information services for persons with visual disabilities. As part of the NLS, she plays a major role in developing digital libraries and talking books, and also consults with a consortium of 144 libraries about their consumer-related activities.

Founded in 1931, the NLS administers a free program that loans recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores, in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment.

Dr. Dixon has published and presented extensively on the topic of library accessibility for the disabled. She has also received many honors for her work, most recently winning the Francis Joseph Campbell Award from the American Library Association for her advocacy for access to printed information. She has worked at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped since 1981 and has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Adelphi University.

For more information about this event, please contact

Pauline Bayne
Interim Assistant Dean, University Libraries
607 Hodges Library


Donna Braquet
Life Sciences Reference Librarian
152 Hodges Library

UT Libraries Brings a World of Music to Students and Faculty

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Expansion of audio streaming services at UT Libraries

Access to a world of music–from classical to classic film scores– is now available to University of Tennessee students, faculty and staff thanks to the university libraries. Thousands of music recordings are available now that the libraries has expanded its audio streaming services.

“Want to listen to a Mozart symphony, Appalachian dulcimer music, folk songs of Woody Guthrie, Portuguese Fado, or Tuvan throat singing? These databases have you covered,” Mark Puente, Music Library resident librarian, said. “A vast array of genres and styles from many countries and traditions are represented,” Puente continued.

The expanded services include access to the Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library, large databases that contain classical, jazz, and music from film and stage, among other categories of music; Smithsonian Global Sound, which provides an array of musical genres including folk songs, jazz, world music, as well as spoken recordings of children’s stories, and speeches by important historical figures; and African-American Song, one of the most heavily used databases, which focuses on African-American artists and composers, featuring jazz, blues, gospel, and spoken narratives. In the past, only a limited number of patrons could use these databases simultaneously, but now unlimited users can access the databases at once.

Students and faculty of the School of Music have long enjoyed using these downloadable services, but students in every major will find the contents of these databases useful for both scholarly and personal use. Audio clips from these databases provide glimpses of the political, historical, and sociological record, as well as great music. Users have the option of downloading many of the tracks (for about 99ยข per song) and importing them into iTunes, loading them onto their MP3 players, or burning CDs. Students can use tracks when creating multi-media projects, videos, or to find musical excerpts to accompany presentations. The databases also include additional information about performers and musical selections, advanced searching and browsing features, themed collections, and the ability listen to or create personal play lists.

In the digital age, librarians are constantly seeking ways to expand the library walls and to bring resources and information directly to the university community. Online streaming audio databases bring music from across the globe that can be accessed 24 hours a day directly to the patron. The university libraries hopes that this service will help students, faculty and staff experience a variety of musical styles from all across the globe.

For more information, please contact

Chris Durman
Librarian for Public Services, Music Library


Mark Puente
Resident Librarian, Music Library