Guitars of Spain

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The Coffee House Series presents “Guitars of Spain,” a group that has musical influences of Cuba, Italy, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Portugal. They have performed in over 30 countries and are sure to mesmerize you with their creativity and skill!

October 07, 2008
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM




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Phone: 986-974-4453

October Bulletin Board

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Come check out the new bulletin board outside of the Music Library to find many “Spooky” titles available in our collection.

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Some of the “Spooky” Titles include:

Compact Disc: M1045.C8 H3 1985
Title A haunted landscape / George Crumb. Three colloquies : for horn and orchestra / William Schuman [sound recording].
Author Crumb, George.
Imprint New York, NY : New World Records, p1985.

Title Witches & devils [sound recording] / Albert Ayler.
Author Ayler, Albert.
Imprint Sea Bright, NJ : 1201 Music, [1999]

Title Shadow of the moon [sound recording] / Blackmore’s Night.
Author Blackmore’s Night (Musical group).
Imprint [S.l.] : SPV : Steamhammer, [2001], p1997-p1998.

VHS: M1630.18 .D45 1995
Title Grow live monsters [videorecording] : a film / by Cary Loren ; music by Destroy All Monsters.
Author Destroy All Monsters (Musical Group).
Imprint [S.l.] : Chrome Bumper Studio : Lobsterworld Films, 1995.

DVD: M1500 .S86 F43 2004
Title Die fledermaus [videorecording] / Glydebourne Festival Opera ; BBC ; composed by Johann Strauss II.
Imprint East Sussex : Opus Arte : BBC, 2004.

DVD: M1630.18 .R635 2002
Title The Rocky Horror picture show [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Lou Adler-Michael White production.
Imprint Beverly Hills, CA : Twentienth Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor], c2002.

M27.T76 G5 1998
Title Ghost variations : for piano / George Tsontakis.
Author LinkTsontakis, George.
Imprint Bryn Mawr, Pa. : Merion Music : T. Presser, sole representative, c1998

M269 .B63 L55 2004
Title Lilith : for E-flat alto saxophone and piano / William Bolcom.
Author Bolcom, William.
Imprint New York : E.B. Marks Music ; Milwaukee, WI : Exclusively distributed by H. Leonard, [2004]

ML50.O538 B3 2002
Title Bat Boy : the musical / story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming ; music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe.
Author O’Keefe, Laurence.
Imprint New York : Dramatists Play Service, c2002.

ML1700 .S69 2004
Title Angels and monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900 / Richard Somerset-Ward.
Author Somerset-Ward, Richard.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.

ML1731.2 .W56 2006
Title O let us howle some heavy note : music for witches, the melancholic, and the mad on the seventeenth-century English stage / Amanda Eubanks Winkler.
Author LinkWinkler, Amanda Eubanks.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006.

ML3545 .P3 no.1
Title Vampires, dwarves and witches among the Ontario Kashubs [by] Jan L. Perkowski.
Author LinkPerkowski, Jan Louis.
Imprint Ottawa, National Museums of Canada, National Museum of Man, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, 1972.

Perform an advanced search in the catalog, limiting location to the Music Library and use your favorite “spooky” keyword to find other titles available in the collection!

Exhibit to Chronicle Child’s Life During the Holocaust

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kittysmallFrom the loving intimacy of family life to the horrors of Hilter’s reign of terror in Europe, a new exhibit at Hodges Library will examine both beauty and brutality through the brief life of Kitty Weichherz, a Slovak girl growing up in the 1930s and early 1940s.

In Her Father’s Eyes: A Slovak Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust shows what the Holocaust took away through the story of a young girl whose uncanny affinities to Anne Frank make her easily recognizable. In 1929, Béla Weichherz, a traveling salesman from Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, began an illustrated diary about his new daughter, Kitty. In this diary, which he kept throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, he recorded countless details about all aspects of her life. But soon after the Holocaust began, Béla’s journal ended, and neither Kitty nor her parents survived. This exhibition tells the story of an entire life in the days before and during the Holocaust. It remains a powerful and poignant document of daily life in Europe on the eve of Hitler’s Final Solution.

In Her Father’s Eyes: A Slovak Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust will run from October 6, 2008 to December 2, 2008 on the first floor of John C. Hodges Library.

The exhibit is made possible by Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education; Youngstown State University’s Department of History, Center for Applied History, and Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies; The University of Tennessee Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, The University of Tennessee Program in Germanic Studies, The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, Hodges Library, and Ready for the World.

The accompanying volume In Her Father’s Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust is edited by UT’s own Assistant Professor of German Daniel H. Magilow and is available from Rutgers University Press. Professor Magilow is also curator of the exhibit.

Open Publishing Support Fund Established

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The University Libraries and Office of Research have launched a pilot program, Open Publishing Support Fund for faculty and graduate students to request funding for “article processing charges” that support open access publishers such as the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and BioMedCentral. Program web pages at include the program announcement and description, an application form, and a list of open access publishers.

Open access publishing is a model for the communication of research and scholarship with the following characteristics: 1) materials are in digital format; 2) on the Internet; and 3) freely available to users. Open access insures that scholarly work will be broadly disseminated and discovered. It is provided primarily through journals and institutional archives (sometimes called repositories). Like traditional journals, scholarly open access journals undergo peer review, with quality determined by factors related to article content, citation counts, author prominence, and publisher reputation. Open access publishing is one cost-effective alternative to the traditional subscription-based publishing model.

Key benefits of open access publishing are that authors retain their copyrights and receive greater exposure for their research results. Peer-reviewed scholarly works created with no expectation of direct monetary return can be freely available throughout the world via the Internet, for anyone to read, download, copy, distribute, and use with attribution. The cost to produce digital open-access literature, generally lower than publishing print literature, is borne by researchers and their sponsoring organizations. Although not all open access publishers charge processing fees, some that do will negotiate the payment required, and payment is separate from the peer-review process.

Scholarly communication is the lifeblood of the university. Because threats to the free flow of research and ideas jeopardize the entire academy, administrators, scholars, and librarians are pursuing options to “reclaim” research produced in the academy. A group of University of Tennessee, Knoxville life sciences faculty recently requested that the university provide incentives for faculty to publish in open access journals. Given increasing campus awareness about overpriced journal subscriptions, it is gratifying, indeed, that UTK researchers want to create change in the academy’s publishing and tenure/promotion culture. Faculty can request open access fee payments in grant proposals; some funding agencies are establishing policies that support the cost of open access publishing.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, like many research universities, is experimenting with new opportunities for disseminating peer-reviewed scholarship to achieve maximum impact from research results produced by campus scholars. This pilot program demonstrates the university’s commitment to support faculty whose publications offer broad public access to knowledge created at UTK, a goal central to the University’s land grant mission.

For more information contact Greg Reed, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research,

Acclaimed Poet to Share Verses on the Holocaust

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charlesfishmansmall…and here a few scorched teeth/from some martyred, unknown saint./The sky was a scroll of pain/— each star a sacred name!/I saw through time in that light./But I turned and blood rained down/and I turned and dipped and drank – from “The Death Mazurka” by Charles Fishman.

Noted poet Charles Fishman will read poems on the Holocaust and Israel at the next Writers in the Library event on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the University Center. The event is sponsored by the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, Writers in the Library, the Creative Writing Program, Religious Studies, the History department, and the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. Fishman will also participate in a conversation about poetry on the same day at 4 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower.

A prolific poet whose searing lines on the Holocaust have earned critical acclaim, Fishman has given over 350 readings throughout the U.S. and Israel. His books include Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (2007, Time Being Books), Chopin’s Piano (2006, Time Being Books), and The Death Mazurka (1989, Texas Tech University Press), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1990. Fishman’s works have appeared in many international journals, including publications from Korea, Ireland, England, and Canada.

Fishman’s awards include the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence in 2007 for Chopin’s Piano, The Long Island School of Poetry Award from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 2006, and the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize of the Southern California Anthology in 1996.

Don’t miss this powerful reading by a unique poetic talent.

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 Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at

Digital Commons Demonstration

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The University Libraries invites you to a demonstration of Digital Commons, a digital archiving and publishing service developed by the Berkeley Electronic Press, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in 128 John C. Hodges Library from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

Digital publishing services enhance international collaboration and global academic networks through electronic access to the work of our scholarly community. Many universities are building digital collections of papers, conference presentations, reports, images, performances and exhibitions, theses and dissertations, and other multi-media works. These collections increase the visibility of faculty scholarship and provide a platform to explore new forms of scholarship. Join us in exploring services that preserve and promote the expanding digital content produced by members of the UT community.

UT Alumnus Phillip Moffitt to Give Book Talk at Hodges Library

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moffittOnce upon a time, University of Tennessee alum Phillip Moffitt taught American men the secrets of style and sophistication. As the chief executive and editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine in the 1980s, Moffitt lived and thrived in the glamorous world of big-name magazine publishing, crafting a career of great success and distinction.

Today, Phillip Moffitt uses Buddhist teachings and philosophy to help anyone who is interested achieve a more balanced, spiritually aware life. The man who once ran a highly lucrative publication now runs the non-profit Life Balance Institute, an organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life.

In 1987, Moffitt left his post at Esquire to fully devote himself to the study of Buddhism and the examination of spirituality. He was subsequently ordained as a lay priest in Theravada Buddhism at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California, where he now teaches. Moffitt currently travels the country to teach at various retreat centers and leads a vipassana meditation group.

Moffitt’s fascinating and unconventional journey has led him to write his new book, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. On his web site, Moffitt says of the book’s themes and its use of Buddhist teachings, “Through this intuitive knowledge, you can find a new relationship with your suffering that will bring you increased meaning, joy, and liberation, no matter how difficult your life may be.”

Moffitt received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He served as UT student body president from 1967 to 1968 and assistant dean of students from 1969 to 1970. In 1971, along with several college friends, he founded the Knoxville-based publishing company 13-30 Corporation. The company purchased Esquire magazine when the publication was struggling to survive and managed to make the magazine highly profitable.

Campus and local communities can learn more about Phillip Moffitt’s exciting life journey and his new book when he visits campus on Monday, November 10 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium on the first floor of Hodges Library for a book talk and signing. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Free parking is available in the University Center parking garage (view map). Bring your parking pass to the event for validation.

The event is brought to you by Writers in the Library and the Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Lancaster Library Friends Lecture Series. Dancing with Life is available at Carpe Librum Booksellers.

For more information, call the UT Libraries at (865) 974-0037.

Watered-Down Politics: What the Candidates Aren’t Discussing

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The Baker Center will sponsor an interactive forum on Election 2008 in the first floor galleria of Hodges Library on Tuesday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m.

In this election cycle, it seems some Americans are frustrated with the lack of substance in the current political discourse. Some have commented that Americans are only hearing “talking points” during political conversations. Several questions seem to be up in the air:

• Can the American public handle true policy discussions?
• Are presidential debates still relevant?
• Have so-called “electability” concerns prohibited a true discussion of the issues at hand?

In light of these questions, an overall question arises: What are the most important election issues not being discussed?

Join in the conversation with several members of the campus and Knoxville community and guests Aaron Crawford, PhD student, History, Baker Center staff member and Morgan Gibson, Senior, President of UT’s Model UN for this exciting event.

Students, Test Your Smarts to Win Free Gadgets!

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville students can now enter a contest to win free gadgets. Students may enter the Knovel University Challenge by using the UT Libraries’ subscription to Knovel, a database of chemistry and chemical engineering textbooks, and following the instructions to play.

By answering three questions correctly, students are entered into a drawing for Nintendo Wiis, iPod Nanos, and iTunes gift cards.

The contest is open to current students of UT Knoxville. Students have until midnight on November 7, 2008 to submit answers and contact information for the contest.

The correct answers and winners of the contest will be announced and featured in K-News and on All entries and photos become Knovel Corporation’s property and will not be returned. Each participant consents to the use of his or her name and picture on the Knovel web site for informational and/or promotional purposes, without compensation.

Winners will be contacted by the Knovel Corporation via email.