Readings by authors Julie Auer & Stephen Dupree, Feb. 25

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Writers in the Library continues its spring line-up of authors with readings by local authors Julie Auer and Stephen Dupree on February 25. Readings begin at 7 pm in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Julie Auer is a Knoxville lawyer and freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction. Previously inspired by her work as a public defender to write about crime, her work has appeared in several regional anthologies including the 2004 literary edition Knoxville Bound.

Apart from crime, her published work ranges from social justice commentary for the Hellbender Press to a monthly humor column for the Knoxville Voice. She is currently at work on a book project about the 1934 Stonega Company coal mining disaster in Derby, Virginia.

Stephen Dupree is a lifelong Knoxvillian with generous and varied exposure to the world. Military, acting, and technical employment have sent him into many corners of Europe and the U.S. and allowed him the opportunity to explore some of the corners of his mind. Observations, questions, and conclusions all appear in his writings. Whether by accident or effort, he tends to look at things from a slightly different angle than the “norm.” Nothing is off limits and humor can be found in anything, are his guidelines. He has been a contributing columnist to Knoxville’s Metro Pulse.

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, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

New Acquisitions at the Music Library – January 2008

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The Music Library receives new materials- books, scores, CDs, and DVDs- most every day. A listing of our new acquisitions for each month can be viewed online at this link:

Click the link for the month you wish to view. To go directly to this month’s list go to:

Click on the title of any item and go directly to the library catalog record to view more detailed information.

Check out Tennessee’s Wild Side

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Tennessee’s Wild Side is a television show produced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The show features stories about outdoor life, from hunting and fishing, to outdoor adventures, to nature found right around your home. The website has many informational links that teach readers more about the subject at hand. Check out the website for Tennessee’s Wild Side.

Tennessee’s Wild Side airs at 6 p.m Saturdays on PBS.

Birds of North America Online

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UT offers electronic access to the Birds of North America Online database, a joint production of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists’ Union. Originally offered as a series of species monographs (which we also have in print!), the BNA database gives exhaustive species profiles of North American birds. Besides the amazing articles, BNA also has extensive multimedia resources on birds. Access the online database here or visit us to use the print edition!

UT Professors Teach Research Ethics Class

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UT Professor and Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics C. Neal Stewart, Jr. and Associate Professor and Graduate Director for the Department of Animal Science Professor J. Lannett Edwards, teamed up to teach a class on Research Ethics for graduate students in life sciences. Their experiences and suggestions for others are chronicled in the most recent edition of The Scientist. You can read their article here.

Run (or Walk) to Benefit the UT Libraries

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The UT Graduate Student Senate continues their tradition of raising funds for the UT Libraries with the 16th annual “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run, Saturday, February 23.

The 5K run through the heart of the UT campus will start at Circle Park at 8:30 am, and the one-mile fun walk will follow. The registration table opens at 7:30 am. Pre-registration is $15; race day registration is $20. Click here to download the 2008 entry form.

The Graduate Student Senate held its first race to benefit the UT Libraries in 1992. Proceeds from the race are used to purchase library materials crucial to graduate-level study and research.

The race is sanctioned and emceed by the Knoxville Track Club. An awards ceremony will follow the race. Awards will be given to the top three runners overall, 1st Masters (40+) and 1st Grand Masters (50+), male and female — as well as awards given by age and gender. Awards must be picked up on race day; they will not be mailed. Fun Run t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis on race day.

For more information, contact Graduate Student Senate Vice President Trey Forgety at 865-974-2377 or

Feb. 11 Reading by MariJo Moore, author who draws on her Cherokee heritage

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Author MariJo Moore will read at Writers in the Library on Monday, February 11, at 7 pm in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Moore wears several literary hats — author, editor, publisher. A North Carolina resident of Cherokee, Irish and Dutch ancestry, she channels the voices of her Native American ancestors through several genres — fiction, essays, poetry.

She has published collections of Native American tales, an award-winning collection of her own short stories with a focus on Cherokee women (Red Woman with Backward Eyes and Other Stories), and her first novel (The Diamond Doorknob).

The most recent collection of her poetry is Confessions of a Madwoman. Her earlier Spirit Voices of Bones includes one poem that is translated into eleven different native languages.

Moore has edited several anthologies of essays by and about Native Americans, including Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: Breaking the Great Silence of the American Indian Holocaust and Genocide of the Mind: An Anthology of Native American Writing. Eating Fire, Tasting Blood includes essays with such poignant titles as “Manifest Destiny: Greed Disguised as God” and “A Flood of Tears and Blood: And Yet the Pope Said Indians Had Souls.”

Moore was chosen as Wordcrafter of the Year (2003-2004) by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. She was honored with the prestigious award of North Carolina’s Distinguished Woman of the Year in the Arts in 1998, and chosen by Native Peoples magazine as one of the top five American Indian writers of the new century (June/July 2000 issue). Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers chose her as creative prose fiction Writer of the Year in 2002 for her book Red Woman with Backward Eyes and Other Stories. She is founder of rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, which was chosen as Publisher of the Year by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2001.

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, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

Granddaddy stood five feet four inches and was slight of stature. “Paper-sack brown” was how my family described his coloring. Shiny, crow-black hair and eyes, he called himself a “full-blooded Cherokee.” Many times people mistook him for one of the Mexicans who came to the rich bottomlands of western Tennessee every fall to pick cotton. He never bothered to correct them.

When I was growing up in the fifties, it wasn’t as acceptable to be American Indian as it is now. There was no Dances With Wolves over which non-Indians romanticized. No rebellious young people totally distraught over the Vietnam War, looking for answers to society’s ills through spiritual teachings…

–from “Everyone Needs Someone” by MariJo Moore, in Genocide of the Mind: An Anthology of Native American Writing