Biology Nights at the Library presents Monkey Trial, March 4

scopesBiology Nights at the Library is celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin of Species by screening three documentaries on evolution. The second in the series is Monkey Trial.

More than 80 years after the Scopes Trial occurred in Dayton, Tennessee, the teaching of evolution in public schools continues to be a controversy. Join us on March 4th to see what happened in 1925 when one biology teacher was arrested for teaching science.

Monkey Trial
March 4
6:30 p.m.
Hodges Library 253

More info on the film

Biology Nights at the Library is a documentary and discussion series that promotes discovery and dialogue about Science’s impact on society. Biology Nights is organized by Donna Braquet, Life Sciences Librarian, UT Libraries.

Folia Gardening Social Network: Connect, Track, Plan and Trade

Discover Folia

Folia is a social network tool that links gardeners worldwide. It offers a journal, planting time line, and a seed swapping tools like a wish list and a stash box for the seeds you want to swap.
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It’s easy to connect with gardeners!
Join groups by location or plant interest and read others journals.
Search for plants, other gardens, or answers to plant problems.

Hip hop poets Rhea Sunshine & Black Atticus at Hodges Library, March 2

atticus-cropped-02rhea-cropped-021Writers in the Library presents an evening of performance poetry with hip hop poets Rhea Sunshine and Black Atticus, Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

These two talented young black poets from Knoxville are musicians as well as masters of the spoken word.

Watch and listen to Rhea Sunshine singing and speaking her poem “My Soul Cries Out.”

Listen to Black Atticus’ modulations in “Blues Shoes.”

Rhea Sunshine and Black Atticus are the founders of Black Sunshine Arts & Entertainment, a local consortium of hip hop artists who carry a social message to poetry slams around the country, and who use poetry to touch the lives of young people.

Black Atticus will return to the Hodges Library later this spring as part of our “Evolution of Rock-n-Roll” film series. He will lead the discussion following screening of the film “Rap, Race, & Equality,” Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium.


 
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@utk.edu, or Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at meisterkali@gmail.com.

Compete in RecycleMania 2009

UT Knoxville is participating in RecycleMania from January 18–March 28. We will compete with other colleges and universities to see who can generate the least total waste (trash plus recyclables) per person. Help us reach the “top of the heap” by spreading the word to friends and co–workers, and by taking steps to reduce your waste.

Look for the blue recycle bins for mixed paper through out the Library. Plastic and can receptacles are available in the hallway next to the ATM machine. We can all do our part and prove the Orange can be green.

For more information about RecycleMania and for waste reduction tips, please visit http://www.pp.utk.edu/recycle/

UT’s Recycle Totals are available at this web address:
http://www.pp.utk.edu/recycle/recycleTotals.htm

PubMed Tutorial Redesign/Update

If you haven’t taken the PubMed Tutorial, now is the time to do so. It has been completely redesigned and updated.

The National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce a new look for the PubMed Tutorial. The tutorial was reorganized to give searchers a better understanding of what is in PubMed and the controlled vocabulary before going on to build a search and manage the results. The tutorial is available from the PubMed homepage sidebar from the Tutorials link.

Writers in the Library features Connie Green and Kristi Maxwell, Feb. 23

Two writers with ties to East Tennessee will read from their works at the February 23rd Writers in the Library: poet/young adult writer Connie Green and poet Kristi Maxwell. Readings begin at 7 p.m., Monday, February 23, in the auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee campus.

connie2Connie Jordan Green is both a poet and a writer of stories and novels for young people. Her novels, The War at Home and Emmy (Tellico Books/Iris Press), are both award-winners. The War at Home was placed on the ALA List of Best Books for Young Adults and was nominated to the 1991-92 Volunteer State Book Award Master List. Emmy was selected as a Notable 1992 Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Tennessee Hall of Fame for Writers. Green holds a BS from Auburn University and an MA from the University of Tennessee. She has taught creative writing for the University of Tennessee and continues to teach at various workshops. Since 1978 she has written a newspaper column for The Loudon County News Herald. She lives on a farm in Loudon County, Tennessee, with her husband, a retired engineer. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

kristiAn East Tennessee native, Kristi Maxwell currently lives and writes in Cincinnati, where she is pursuing a PhD in English. She is the author of two books of poems, Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008) and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, forthcoming in 2009), and also the chapbook Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008). Her most recent awards include the Isabel & Mary Neff Fellowship and the Greta Wrolstad Scholarship for Young Poets to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in Russia. Kristi received a BA in English and a BS in Communications from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona. In her spare time, she practices kung fu with another poet.

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@utk.edu, or Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at meisterkali@gmail.com.