Grant proposal needs a data management plan? DMPTool can help.

Many grant funding agencies now require researchers to plan ahead for data preservation and sharing as part of their research projects. To aid with these requirements, researchers at UT now have a tool that makes the process a little easier. The University Libraries offers the DMPTool created by the California Digital Library, which allows researchers to walk through the process of writing a data management plan for twenty different grant agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, and all directorates of the National Science Foundation. Also provided are links to institution-specific guidelines.

For more information on or a demonstration of the DMPTool, visit the Libraries’ Data Management Guide (libguides.utk.edu/datamanagement), or contact Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian (ceaker@utk.edu, 974-4404).

Poet Edward Hirsch at Writers in the Library, Sept. 30

Ed_Hirsch_2Poet Edward Hirsch will read at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium (1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN). The event is free and open to the public.

Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published eight books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work. He has also written four prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller, and Poet’s Choice (2006), which is based on his columns for the Washington Post Book World. He edits the series “The Writer’s World” (Trinity University Press). He has edited Transforming Vision: Writers on Arts (1994), Theodore Roethke’s Selected Poems (2005) and To a Nightingale (2007), and co-edited A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and Appreciations (2004) and The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008).

Hirsch holds a B.A. from Grinnell College (1972) and a Ph.D. from The University of Pennsylvania (1979). He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and holds seven honorary degrees. He taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston for seventeen years and now serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

• On Monday, September 30, Hirsch will offer a presentation for UT researchers on what makes a successful Guggenheim application, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Room 405 Tickle Engineering Building.

• Students are invited to an informal chat with the author on Tuesday, October 1, 11:00 to noon, in 1210 McClung Tower.

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Edward Hirsch’s visit is funded by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and the UT Office of Research. Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@utk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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Poets Jeff Hardin and Kali Meister at Writers in the Library, Sept. 23

Hardin_smallPoets Jeff Hardin and Kali Meister will read from their works at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, September 23, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium (1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN). The event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Hardin is the author of two books of poetry: Notes for a Praise Book (Jacar Press, 2012) and Fall Sanctuary (Story Line Press, 2004), and a recipient of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. His chapbooks are Deep in the Shallows (GreenTower Press, 2002) and The Slow Hill Out (Pudding House, 2003). His poems have been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. He is a professor of English at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee.

Meister_smallKali Meister is an award-winning poet, actor, and filmmaker who served as the Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence of the UT Libraries, 2008–2009. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. Her full-length play, After Autumn, was a finalist in the 2010 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights at the Barter Theatre. She is co-founder of She Wonder Production; its films have been selections of the Knoxville 24-Hour Film Festival, the Secret City Film Festival, and the Knoxville Horror Film Fest. Meister teaches theater at Pellissippi State Community College and reading and writing at Roane State Community College.

The poets will hold an informal chat with interested students, 3-4 p.m., Monday, September 23, in 1210 McClung Tower.

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@utk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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Screening of Spike Lee’s film to commemorate Birmingham Bombing

SpikeLeeOn September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in a basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little girls and injuring more than 20 others. The act of terrorism, motivated by racial hatred, galvanized the civil rights movement in America.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that turning point in the civil rights struggle, the UT Libraries will host a screening of Spike Lee’s documentary film, 4 Little Girls.

4 Little Girls
directed by Spike Lee
screening at noon, Friday, Sept. 13
129 Hodges Library

Books relating to the civil rights movement are on display at the Hodges Library 2nd floor entrance. For more in-depth study, consult our research guide on the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing.

September Movies Are Out (…Help us make October picks)

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September is upon us, along with a new line up of movies on Residence Life Cinema (http://movies.utk.edu).

See the list of September movies below, and join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/utklibraries) to let us know what you’d like to see in October!

NOW SHOWING:

The Big Wedding   R
The Great Gatsby (2013) PG13
No Place on Earth  PG13
Place Beyond the Pines  R
Rapturepalooza  R
Scary Movie  5  PG13
To the Wonder  R
What Maisie Knew  R
The Blind Side PG13
Les Misérables (2012)  PG13
October Sky  PG
Frida  R
The Motorcycle Diaries  R
United 93  R
A Late Quartet  NR
Space Jam PG
Kon Tiki
Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples  PG13
V/H/S/2   NR
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks R

Attention, Student Artists

YourArtThe UT Libraries is seeking student artworks for the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75.

Selected two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) will be on display in the exhibit area in 135 Hodges Library throughout the fall semester. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline.

Submission deadline for the Fall 2013 contest is September 22.

More info at library.utk.edu/artinlibrary.