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Celebrate the Day of the Dead, Oct. 31

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Representations of Catrina, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. (©Tomas Castelazo, www.tomascastelazo.com / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Stop by the Hodges Library (1st floor galleria) and vote for your favorite traditional ofrenda (altars honoring the deceased) created by students from the Second-Year Spanish Program. The Alter Exhibit and Competition will be on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A festival of films, music videos, and documentaries related to the Day of the Dead will run throughout the day in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Allhallowtide: All Hallows’ Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Day_of_the_Dead
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accessed 14 October 2014]

 

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“Student Art in the Library” winners

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Winners Santiago Ortiz-Piazuelo, BJ Alumbaugh, Georganna Greene, and Dean of Libraries Steve Smith

Winners Santiago Ortiz-Piazuelo, BJ Alumbaugh, Georganna Greene, and Dean of Libraries Steve Smith

Winners of the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition have been announced. The UT Libraries has been holding Student Art in the Library contests since 2005. The contest is open to UT students in all disciplines, and is judged by a committee of library staff. First-, second-, and third-place winners are awarded cash prizes. This semester the committee received 102 entries from 40 artists. A number of the contributing artists were present for the unveiling on October 13.

Exhibiting artists this semester are: BJ Alumbaugh, Mark Bender, Molly Casey, Peter Cotroneo, Bryan Davis, Melisa Donahue, Clinton Elmore, Marta Goebel-Pietrasz, Georganna Greene, Chet Guthrie, Rachel Hankins, Dan Hood, Alex Kramb, Youn Ji Lee, Margaret McGregor, Carolina Moralejo, Santiago Ortiz-Piazuelo, Avery Quillen, Rachel Welsh

And the winners are:
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First Place:
BJ Alumbaugh
“ATF Alpha Blox: Demonoid”
Letterpress print composed from a modular lead typeface


BullsEye
Second Place:
Santiago Ortiz-Piazuelo
“Bull’s Eye”
Woodcut print


coldThird Place:
Georganna Greene
“Cold”
Oil painting


Artworks will remain on display in 135 Hodges Library throughout the fall semester. View a retrospective of previous Student Art in the Library exhibitions at trace.tennessee.edu/utk_libsart. Read more about the Libraries’ art competition and at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.




National Day on Writing, Oct. 20

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GraffitiWalkJoin the UT Libraries and The Writing Center to celebrate the National Day on Writing, Monday, October 20, noon to 2:00 in the Hodges Library Commons.

Add your comments to the Graffiti Walk and pick up copies of student publications such as Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research.

The National Day on Writing draws attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in. People in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at every age write more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes. Furthermore, new technologies expand the possibilities for composing in multiple media and for speaking to wider audiences than ever before and at a faster pace than ever before in our history.

Celebrate with us and demonstrate your facility with the quip, the pun, or the bon mot at our Graffiti Walk.




Celebrate Open Access Week, Oct. 20-26

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Open-access literature is digital, online, and free of charge.

University students and faculty can have a role in making research and scholarship freely accessible to all.

Choosing to publish in open-access journals can help. Tax dollars and college tuition pay for much of the research reported in academic journals. But the soaring costs of commercially published academic journals can bar faculty and student access to research and scholarship.

Learn about open-access journals, open textbooks, open data, and open-access digital repositories.

Join Open Access Week events in Hodges Library:

Kickoff Watch Party: “Generation Open”
Mon., Oct. 20, 3:00-4:00 pm, 220E Practice Presentation Rm.

    A live, streamed event will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to open access, and will explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. Sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank.

Talk: Tim Errington, project manager for the Center for Open Science
Thurs., Oct. 23, 1:30-3:00 pm, 213 Hodges Library

Tim Errington will discuss challenges to increasing open science practices and tell us how the SHARE notification system aims to make research assets more discoverable and more accessible.

Trace 5th Anniversary Celebration
Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:00-4:00 pm, Mary Greer Rm. (258)

Celebrate five years of Trace, the Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. The Trace digital repository boasts 25,000+ items in 900+ disciplines and more than 3.3 million downloads. Join us for CAKE!




“Student Art in the Library” to announce winners, Oct. 13

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Winners of the Student Art in the Library exhibition will be announced Monday, October 13. The campus is invited to drop by the exhibit space in the Miles Reading Room, 135 Hodges Library, at 4 p.m., for the announcement and a reception.

The Student Art in the Library juried exhibition is held twice per year and is open to all currently enrolled students, in all disciplines. Selected artworks are on display in the Miles Reading Room throughout the semester. The contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75.




National Book Award nominee Elizabeth McCracken to read October 22

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McCrackenElizabeth McCracken will read from her latest short story collection, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

McCracken is the author of five books, most recently Thunderstruck, currently on the long list for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction. Her other books include National Book Award finalist The Giant’s House and New York Times Book Review Notable Books An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination and Niagara Falls All Over Again. McCracken is currently James A. Michener Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thunderstruck is a collection of nine stories featuring a variety of eclectic characters, including a girl ghost, the human musical saw, and two three-legged dogs, among others. Publishers Weekly heralded the work as “mesmerizing and strange,” and commented that McCracken “transforms life’s dead ends into transformational visions.”

In addition to the reading, the author will participate in a Q&A discussion about her work at 3 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower on October 22. The discussion is open to all UT students and faculty.

Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.

Christopher Hebert, the UT Libraries’ Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence, emcees Writers in the Library events. Hebert and Marilyn Kallet, director of the UT Creative Writing Program, have lined up an exceptional group of authors to read in the 2014–2015 academic year. Visit lib.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule.
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For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

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Big Orange Give to the UT Libraries

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Join the effort to raise $5,000 for the UT Libraries.

If we raise $5,000, Dr. Bass will make an additional $10,000 gift.  

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Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Digital Initiatives, at Hodges Library Sept. 30

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KoppAn Evening with Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Digital Initiatives
September 30th, 7:30pm
Hodges Library Auditorium

An innovator in interactive storytelling and maker culture, Ingrid Kopp is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute, where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund. Recent supported projects include Alma, Hollow, Lyka’s Adventure and Question Bridge. Ingrid leads the Institute’s other digital and interactive programs including the TFI Interactive conference and the Tribeca Hacks hackathon series bringing storytellers, technologists and designers together to explore new projects and collaborations. She also curates the Tribeca Storyscapes program for interactive, transmedia work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ingrid is constantly working at the intersection between storytelling, technology, design and social change and is a frequent speaker on the subject. You can always find her on Twitter: @fromthehip
 

 





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