The Commons in Hodges Library will undergo a major renovation this spring. Renovations will begin immediately following this semester’s final exams and continue for several months. The pay-off for some temporary inconvenience will be an updated facility that improves the Studio and provides more group study spaces, more natural light, and better organized services.
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The campus is invited to a reception that will honor and celebrate the success and scholarly contributions of faculty who have recently published books. The event will be 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Jack E. Reese Galleria of the John C. Hodges Library. Faculty books will be on display at the reception.
The campus is invited to join the Libraries in celebrating the Shaheen Antiquarian Bible Collection, more than 300 early printed Bibles and other rare books from the collection of noted Shakespeare scholar Naseeb Shaheen. A reception and lecture will take place in Hodges Library on Friday, March 30. Renaissance scholar Hannibal Hamlin will speak on “Shakespeare and the Bible.”
Area teen girls are invited to the screening and discussion of “Miss Representation,” a documentary film that links the media’s portrayal of women to the dearth of women in leadership positions. Screening will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in the Hidges Library. Guided group discussions will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Book lovers can show the UT Libraries some love by hitting the pavement March 3. The Graduate Student Senate is hosting the twentieth annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race. Proceeds from the event will help the libraries buy electronic resources, books, equipment, and other critical items for students.
College kudos: Get to know Peter Fernandez and Teresa Walker from the UT Libraries.
The Office of Research and the University Libraries will host a reception honoring faculty book authors on March 29, in the Jack E. Reese Galleria of the John C. Hodges Library. The University Libraries is seeking faculty who have published scholarly monographs in 2011-2012 so that they may be invited to the reception.
Volunteer fans can now read about thrilling victories and crushing defeats, influential coaches and dedicated players throughout the history of Tennessee football. Football programs dating back to 1904 are available online as the newest addition to the digital collections on the UT Knoxville Libraries website.
Three new deans have started their jobs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and one other will begin work in January. Steven Escar Smith began as dean of UT Libraries on July 1; Scott Poole took over as dean of the College of Architecture and Design on July 15; and Victoria Niederhauser began her role as dean of the College of Nursing on August 1. Theresa M. Lee will begin her new job as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on January 1, 2012.
Music, poetry, and displays will be part of a September 8 commemoration of the achievements of the University of Tennessee’s African-American students and faculty. The UT Libraries will host the 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. event in the John C. Hodges Library. It is part of the university’s yearlong celebration honoring the first African-American undergraduate students at UT Knoxville.