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Events Archive | January - December 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Mark H. Danley

Congratulations to Dr. Mark H. Danley, associate professor and catalog librarian, on the publication of The Seven Years’ War: Global Views (Brill, 2012) of which is he co-editor and a chapter contributor.

"Know What You Have And Where It Will Go: Some Estate Planning Basics"
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Noon - 1:30 p.m

U of M’s Director of Planned Giving, Dan Murrell, CFRE

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Journal Writing Workshop: "Women Making History Every Day"
February 6, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Elaine Blanchard will host a free journal writing workshop open to all students. Honor the women in your life who will forever be a part of our history by writing about them in a peaceful and creative environment.

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"The Blaxploitation Poster Show"
February 13, 2013 6:30 p.m

Dr. Keith Corson presents an hour-long exploration of the film cycle (1971-1976) that places the blaxploitation era in an historical, political, aesthetic, and economic context.
Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 226

Special Collections Lecture: " 'Help Me to Find My People': Researching the African American Past"
February 21, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Beverly Bond will speak about the search for family in the aftermath in the Civil War. Dr. Bond will refer to Heather Williams’ new book (Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery) and connect her theme with pop culture references found in television programs, novels like Leonard Pitts' Freeman, and films such as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 225


Film screening: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011) A Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys and Muslims in Memphis event University Center Theatre
March 7, 2013 5:30 pm

The ninety-minute documentary film  directed by Rob Gardner takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. University Center Theatre

Exhibit of U of M faculty scholarship in the rotunda
April 22-26, 2013

The University Libraries and the Friends of University Libraries will celebrate faculty scholarship week by hosting an exhibit in the rotunda of the Ned R. McWherter Library

Exhibition: “Impact and Influence: The Church Family of Memphis”
March 6-May 9, 2013

The exhibition, on view in the rotunda of the Ned R. McWherter Library, features more than 30 documents and artifacts from three generations of the Robert R. Church family. Click here for information about each family member.

MLK Documentary Wins Peabody Award With Help From U of M Libraries
June 8, 2013, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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The Delta Conference
June 7, 2013, 8:15-4:30 pm

The Delta - Everything Southern! in Rose Theatre

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to explore the Libraries' new Mississippi Delta research guide.
June 27, 2012

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Professor Coriana Close event in Ned McWherter Library Room 226
September 5, 2013

She will present her series "Deadlands: Lost Cemeteries of Shelby County", discuss an anti-racist library intervention entitled "DEFACED: a Found Archive", and screen several woven video pieces.

Reporter Sara Hoover WKNO-FM story
September 5, 2013

Reporter Sara Hoover uses materials from the Libraries' special collections for her WKNO-FM story on the 1942 Memphis State College football team joining the Marine Corps Reserve.

Exhibition: "Early and Rare: Selections from the Carroll and Pat Cloar Collection"
August 6-September 15, 2013

The Cloar Collection is on view in the rotunda and on the fourth floor of McWherter Library.

The University Libraries celebrate Constitution Day
September 17, 2013

Celebrate Constitution Day by visiting the Government Publications case near the first floor elevators in the Ned R. McWherter Library.

Banned Books Week
September 23-27, 2013

Banned Books Week readings in the rotunda.

Lecture: Willy Bearden on "Memphis and the Blues"
October 22, 2013

With his trademark style and wit, Memphis filmmaker and musician Willy Bearden shares how we can learn about local blues history by exploring special collections in libraries.

Film Screening: Koran by Heart (2011)
November 19, 2013

Film Screening: Koran by Heart (2011) followed by panel discussion. Free and open to the public.

In honor of Veterans Appreciation Month, please visit our new research guides.
November, 2013

Exhibition: "Memphis and the Blues"
through December 13, 2013

On view on the fourth floor and in the rotunda of McWherter Library

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