UT Alert Table

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The University of Tennessee Police Department will be on hand Thursday January 29th from 4- 6 pm to assist with signing up for the UT alert Service.
The UT Alert system sends text notifications to your cell phone in the case of emergency.

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Libraries’ Storage Reading Room Now Open

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The Libraries’ Storage Reading Room in Hoskins Library (1401 Cumberland Ave.) is now open for both walk-in and “by appointment” access, Monday – Friday.

Many older issues of periodicals and virtually all microfilm (with the exception of Tennessee newspapers and serials) are housed in the Storage unit. When UTK users need access to several volumes or to multiple microfilm reels, they are advised to visit the Storage Reading Room, 15A Hoskins Library. Microfilm readers/printers and scanners are available on site. Items also may be checked out. The Storage Reading Room is open Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 — or by appointment on weekday mornings (contact: 865-974-6214 or closedstacks@nullutk.edu).

The Storage Reading Room offers several material delivery options: “Scan on Demand” desktop delivery of articles and chapters; loan delivery to campus departments; and loans held for pick-up at library branches.

Comcast Presents the 2009 “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run

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Get fit in February and support a great cause at the 17th annual “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run, sponsored by Comcast and hosted by the University of Tennessee Graduate Student Senate. The 5K race and fun walk will take place Saturday, February 21, 2009. Registration is from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m. in Circle Park, and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the University of Tennessee Libraries.

The Graduate Student Senate hosted its first race to benefit the UT Libraries in 1992. Proceeds from the race assist the libraries in purchasing much-needed electronic resources, books, equipment, and other items critical for student success at the University of Tennessee.

Each year, corporate sponsors throughout the Knoxville community help make the Fun Run possible with charitable gifts. This year, a generous gift from our title sponsor, Comcast, has allowed us to raise awareness of the event and the need to support the University Libraries. Other major donors include Pilot Oil, West & Associates, 21st Mortgage, Brandon’s Awards & Engraving, 180 Sports and Fitness, UT Book and Supply Stores, UT Federal Credit Union, Dr. William Kim Salmons DDS, Runners Market, and UT Campus Dining.

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.

Poet Marilyn Kallet to Read from Collected Works of 35 Years

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marilynsmallDon’t miss the launch of Marilyn Kallet’s new poetry collection at the first UT Writers in the Library reading of the spring semester. Dr. Kallet will perform poems from her new collection, Packing Light: New and Selected Poems (Black Widow Press, 2009) on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium on the University of Tennessee campus. A reception will follow the reading.

Kallet’s new book includes selections from more than 35 years of writing as well as new poems. Her poetry includes sensual love poems, song sequences, and poems on Jewish identity and the Holocaust.

Of Kallet’s recent poetry, poet Yusef Komunyakaa has written, “Marilyn Kallet’s Circe, After Hours shines with a high-intensity light into the underworld of ordinary lives, creating bridges between the North and the South, America and Europe, as well as a marriage between the brain’s left and right hemispheres – reason and passion. In this marvelous collection, the process of art illuminates life’s path.”

Marilyn Kallet is the author of 14 books, including Circe, After Hours (BkMk Press) and Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard (Black Widow Press). She holds a Lindsay Young Professorship in English from the University of Tennessee, where she directed the creative writing program for 17 years. Kallet has performed her poetry in theaters and on campuses across the United States, as well as in Krakow and Warsaw as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” program. She teaches poetry in Auvillar as part of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts France program.

This event is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund and by Writers in the Library.

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 974-6913 or jdeeken@nullutk.edu, or Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at meisterkali@nullgmail.com.

The “Ultra-Lounge” CD series by Capital Records purchased by Music Library!

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“The neon above the door reads Ultra-Lounge. By walking through this door you step back into time. Not too far back. Just a few decades. Back to a time when “evolution” meant taking out the olive and putting in an onion. When Generation X was a secret atomic weapon aimed at the White House by double agents and long-legged Russian spies whose names only Matt Helm could pronounce. This is a place clothed in the skins of leopards and sharks. An era bathed in high-octane hi-balls and swimming in elixirs made more potent by garni and dangerously curved glassware. Time here is viewed through the seductive haze of slow-heated gazes. Lipstick-kissed cigarettes ashtray-dance with cigar stubs and cherry stems. The atmosphere mambos to a soundtrack of cool. Rumbling saxophones, jazzy vibes, over-heated Hammonds, and the sexy chill of a brush across a cymbal. Bold, exotic rhythms strut to the cacophony of the Atomic-Age.”

Ask at the Circulation Desk for Call numbers CD15778 – 15794, which include:
Mondo Exotica
Mambo Fever
Space Capades
Bachelor Pad Royale
Wild Cool and Swingin’
The Crime Scene
Cocktail Capers
TV Town
Bossa Novaville
Wild Cool and Swinging’ Too
Mondo Hollywood
Bottoms Up!
A Bachelor in Paris
Organs in Orbit

New Student Art in the Library Exhibit

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The Student Art in the Library exhibit for Spring 2009 is now on view in the Reference Reading Room, 135 Hodges Library.

Student Art in the Library is a juried exhibition hosted by the University Libraries. Works submitted by currently enrolled UTK undergraduate and graduate students (whether art majors or non-majors) are judged by a library staff committee.

This semester’s featured artists are: Brian Chomicki, Kelli Cox, Douglas Fraser, Rachel Johnson, Amanda McCall, Haley McCallie, Jordan Meyers, and Alex Pikoula.

The current exhibition will be displayed through April. Works can also be viewed online at www.lib.utk.edu/refs/artinlibrary.