Encyclopedia of the Blues.

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blues.jpg Komara, Edward, ed.Encyclopedia of the Blues.
     2 vols. New York: Routledge, 2006.


Ref. ML102.B6 E53 2006

A two volume encyclopedia set comprised of approximately 2100 entries which range from brief fact based summaries of 50 words to comprehensive analytical articles of 5000 words or more. The two volumes comprise the whole history of the blues, covering biographies, culture, geography, history, instruments, music business, music styles, musical techniques, record labels, related arts and song titles. Entries are listed alphabetically, but volume one also contains a thematic index to entries.




Library Workshops & Studio Courses: Mar. 1 -8

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Finding Books (and other materials) in the Library Catalog
Thurs, Mar. 1st, 11:10 am – 12:10 pm 127 Hodges Library

EndNote Web
Thurs, Mar. 1st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 211 Hodges Library

Finding Articles
Mon, Mar. 5th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 127 Hodges Library

Cross-National Time Series Data at UT
Tues, Mar. 6th, 10:00 am – Noon 211 Hodges Library

Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System
Tues, Mar. 6th, Noon – 1:00 pm 127 Hodges Library

Audiostreaming Databases: Bringing a World of Music to a Computer Near You
Wed, Mar. 7th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am 127 Hodges Library

Unlocking the Labyrinth: Library Resources for Medieval Studies
Wed, Mar. 7th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 211 Hodges Library

Searching for Alternatives to Lab Animals
Note: Class will take place in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital on the Ag Campus Computer Classroom – Room A213A
Thurs, Mar. 8th, Noon – 1:00 pm

Studio Short Courses – 251 Hodges Library

Photoshop: Poster Concepts
Mon, Mar. 5th, 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm

Photoshop: Photo Touchup
Tues, Mar. 6th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photoshop: Photo Collage
Wed, Mar. 7th, 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm

Photoshop: Ready for the Web
Thurs, Mar. 8th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information or to register for a workshop or course go to http://www.lib.utk.edu/instruction/workshop/




It’s not too late: register for the Free Range Video Contest

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The Studio is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Third Annual Free Range Video Contest.

Registration is open until March 9th. We will be working with the Make Orange Green campaign this year and the screening will be a part of the campus Earth Day festivities.
Videos can be made in any style but must no longer than 2 minutes.

You can submit up to two entries. Submissions are due by 11 p.m. on Monday, March 19.
Visit the Studio for more information.




It’s not too late: register for the Free Range Video Contest

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The Studio is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Third Annual Free Range Video Contest.

Registration is open until March 9th. We will be working with the Make Orange Green campaign this year and the screening will be a part of the campus Earth Day festivities.
Videos can be made in any style but must no longer than 2 minutes.

You can submit up to two entries. Submissions are due by 11 p.m. on Monday, March 19.
Visit the Studio for more information.




Upcoming Recitals

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February 23-28, 2007

Joint Junior Recital
Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 pm
Russell McCurdy, trumpet; TJ Skeen, trumpet;
Music Hall.

Faculty and Guest Recital
Monday, Feb. 26 at 8:00 pm
Daniel Berry, voice; James Myers, piano;
Performance Hall I (Room 32), Alumni Memorial Building.

Guest Recital
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:00 pm
Gregory Partain, piano;
Music Hall.

March 1-4, 2007

Joint Junior Recital
Thursday, March 1 at 6:00 pm
Brandon Arnwine, percussion; Steve Wolfe, percussion;
Music Hall.

Guest Recital
Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm
Tamara Poddubnaya, Russian Pianist;
Music Hall.

Graduate Recital
Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm
Brooke Danielson, piano;
Music Hall.

Senior Recital
Sunday, March 4 at 6:00 pm
Kathleen Luster, cello;
Music Hall.

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




UT Libraries hosts Ugandan librarian Maria Musoke

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The UT Libraries are pleased to host Dr. Maria G.N. Musoke, University Librarian at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in Knoxville from Saturday, February 24-Thursday, March 1, 2007.

Makerere University and the University of Tennessee signed a partnership agreement in April 2002. The collaboration is funded in part through the Carnegie Corporation’s Strengthening Selected African Universities Program.

Makerere University is one of the oldest universities in sub-Saharan Africa, with a record of academic excellence, research collaboration, and an excellent Africana collection. Cooperative initiatives are planned between Makerere and UT that will support and strengthen the educational and research capacity of both universities. Digitization of unique resources and electronic document delivery form the basis of those projects.

Dr. Musoke is the third librarian from Makerere to visit the UT Libraries. Miriam Kakai, Robert Kakembo and James Mugasha made earlier visits to Knoxville. UT librarians David Atkins, Barbara Dewey, and Anthony Smith have all made visits to Kampala.




Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Musicology area will be holding a lecture on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 11:15 AM in Rm. 214 of the Music Building. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Gaunt will be presenting a lecture entitled “Power, Gender, & the Games Black Girls Play from Double-Dutch to Hip-hop.”
Kyra Gaunt holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include African American vernacular and popular music, social constructions of identity, popular music ideology, African American girls’ musical games, and aspects of gender, race, and embodiment. Her book, The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip-Hop (NYU Press, 2006), illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn and how these games go to the core of black music.

This event is FREE and open to the general public.
Distinguished Lecture Series Calendar 2006-2007




Knoxville poets to read at Writers in the Library March 7

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Linda and Jeff Daniel Marion will read from their works

Acclaimed Knoxville husband-and-wife poets Jeff Daniel and Linda Marion will read at Writers in the Library on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Daniel Marion was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame for poetry, awarded by the Friends of Literacy Inc., and received the 2006 Career Achievement Award from the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. He participated in the 25th Literary Festival at Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA), reading and speaking on panels with other well-known Appalachian writers. His most recent essay, “Roads Back Home,” appeared in Tennessee Country: In the Land of Their Fathers.

Linda Parsons Marion is poetry editor for Now & Then magazine and the author of Home Fires. She recently won first place in the 2006 Tennessee Writers Alliance and the Libba Moore Gray poetry competitions, and her work was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared widely, including The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Iowa Review, and Prairie Schooner. She has received two literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Marion is an editor at the University of Tennessee and spends lots of time out in her gardens. She feeds them coffee grounds; they feed her poems.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, head of technical services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or jdeeken@nullutk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@nullutk.edu.






HorseQuest Races into the Information World

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eXtension’s HorseQuest DELIVERS the “best of the best” university research-based information on horses via the Internet. eXtension (pronounced “e-extension”) is an educational partnership of more than 70 universities that has the national shared strength of the Land Grant University System customized to focus on local area information. eXtension complements and enhances the community-based Cooperative Extension System of the land-grant universities.

HorseQuest, found at www.extension.org/horses, is an interactive website that provides news, events, frequently asked questions, and “Ask the Expert” features as well as in-depth learning modules on equine-related topics. It is the first of twenty-one eXtension ‘communities of practice’ to be set up online. Doyle Meadows, Extension Horse Specialist at UT, is a member of the eXtension ‘community of practice’.