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Events Archive | January – December 2009

The Meaning of Martin Luther King for Today
January 28, 2009, 12:00 pm

Pastor Kenneth Robinson, an important Memphis minister and state health administrator, discusses the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. for today and his experience at the inauguration of Barack Obama as U. S. President.


Jewish Classics Series 
February 2, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Classics Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis, featuring the book, The Penitent by Isaac Bashevis Singer.


Black History Month: Blacks and Technology: Making an Impact, Defining the Future 
February 25, 2009, 1:00 pm

Black History Month: Blacks and Technology: Making an Impact, Defining the Future. Featured speaker: Ms. Belinda Watkins, Vice President of IT - Networking Computing, FedEx Corporation.


Jewish Classics Series 
March 2, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Classics Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi


Womens History Month readings in the McWherter Library Rotunda 
March 18, 2009, 11:30 am

Women's History Month readings in the McWherter Library rotunda, In Her Own Words: Inspirational Speeches from the Women's Rights Movement, reception following


Jewish Classics Series 
March 30, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Classics Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Twilight by Elie Wiesel


Exhibit: The Nazi Scourge: Postal Evidence of the Holocaust
and the Devastation of Europe 
March 30, 2009, 1:30 pm

Exhibit: The Nazi Scourge: Postal Evidence of the Holocaust and the Devastation of Europe  A philatelic collection and display documenting the Nazi oppression of the Jews during WWII in the McWherter Library rotunda plus presentations by the founder of the collection, Mr. Danny Spungeon, in McWherter Library 226. Co-sponsored with the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, Memphis.


Faculty Scholarship Week
April 22-28, 2009, daily

Faculty Scholarship Week:  Display in the McWherter Library rotunda of faculty-authored material.


Jewish Classics Series
April 27, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Classics Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, I Asked for Wonder by Abraham Joshua Heschel


Spring Convocation, Rose Theatre
April 29, 2009

Spring Convocation, Rose Theatre:  Display of faculty-authored material set up in the Rose Theatre foyer which had been displayed in the McWherter Library rotunda.


We Are One!
June 12, 2009

We Are One!   Conference, expo, and concert at the McWherter Library and the Rose Theatre featuring discussions and displays by Tennessee librarians from several academic institutions, capped off with a 6:00 p.m. concert in the Rose Theatre. Sponsored by the University Libraries Support Staff Association


The Delta - Everything Southern!
June 18, 2009, 8:00 am

The Delta - Everything Southern!  Multimedia presentations capturing the life of the intellectually and artistically fertile region of the nation, the Mississippi Delta, all day in the Fogelman Executive Conference Center. Please visit the Delta Web site: www.memphis.edu/deltaconference.


Jewish Reading Discussion Series
September 2, 2009,

Jewish Reading Discussion Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Ethics of Our Fathers by Pirke Avot


Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience
September 8 - October 16, 2009,

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience

A traveling exhibition in selected America's libraries sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association featuring six large panels of illustrative material on the involvement of blacks in baseball from the mid-19th century to the present in America to be mounted in the Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis. The exhibit is taken from the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and travel and logistics are arranged by the American Library Association. Specific programming accompanying the exhibition, which will emphasize the experience of Memphis African-Americans in baseball (e. g., the Memphis Red Sox), will also be displayed. For more information on the exhibition visit the following website: http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/march2009/ppopridepassion2.cfm


Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience Opening Presentation
September 9, 2009, 12:00 pm 

Pride and Passion: The African- American Baseball Experience Opening presentation by Mr. Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame in Kansas City on the African- American experience of baseball and its meaning to blacks and to American society in general.


Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience
Opening Reception
September 9, 2009, 2:30 pm


Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience Showing of the Film
September 10, 2009, 12:00 pm

Pride and Passion:  The African-American Baseball Experience Showing of the film, "Blues City, Black Diamonds" by film creators, professors John Haddock and Steven Ross of the University of Memphis


Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience Showing of the Film
September 23, 2009, 12:00 pm

Pride and Passion:  The African-American Baseball Experience Showing of the film,  "Memories of the Negro Leagues:  A Conversation with Joe Scott," by Mr. Reggie Williams, film creator


Banned Books Week
September 28 - October 2, 2009, 11:30 am

Banned Books Week, sponsored annually by the American Library Association and the University of Memphis featuring a series of daily thirty-minute readings aloud from banned or challenged books by U of M administrators, faculty, staff, Friends of the Libraries, and other community members. For more information on Banned Books Week, see the website: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/basics/index.cfm


Interactive Video Conference
October 8, 2009, 11:30 am

Interactive video conference between McWherter Library and the National Baseball Hall of  Fame and Museum presented by Ms. Anna Wade, Hall of Fame Director of Education


Jewish Reading Discussion Series
October 14, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Reading Discussion Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Hasidic Tales from Greatest Jewish Stories Ever Told by Dr. David Patterson


Jewish Reading Discussion Series
November 4, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Reading Discussion Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, I and Thou by Martin Buber


Display of Photographs
November 16 - 20, 2009, daily

Display of photographs taken by University of Memphis students who have participated in the Study Abroad program.  On Nov. 18 there will be a program featuring the best of the photos with talks by the students who took them


Awards Presented for Best Photographs
November 18, 2009, 12:00 pm

Awards presented to U of M Study Abroad students whose photos were judged the best of the group, plus brief statements by the award- winning students


Jewish Reading Discussion Series
December 2, 2009, 11:30 am

Jewish Reading Discussion Series moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Night by Elie Wiesel


Before There Was Memphis
December 9, 2009, 12:00 pm

Jimmy Ogle, lifelong Memphian and community activist, Before There Was Memphis, a presentation on the earliest history of the City of Memphis (1782-1827).


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