Our e-journals and our “find it” service in GALILEO and Multi-Search are currently down. We apologize for the inconvenience. The staff at GALILEO are working to resolve the problem.
University of Georgia botanist Robert Wyatt will present the third talk in the Natural History Lecture Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. His lecture, “Sex in the Garden,” will be preceded by a reception with coffee and cookies, and is free and open to all.
This lecture is a tongue-in-cheek presentation about various facets of plant reproduction, dealing with plant sexuality in a humorous and anthropomorphic manner, considering such questions as are males really necessary, does it always take two to tango, and does size matter? Wyatt uses real-world examples to stimulate thinking about plant reproduction, while simultaneously entertaining the audience with comparisons and contrasts—some rather far-fetched—to animal, including human, reproduction.
Wyatt obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctorate from Duke University, both in botany. He taught for two years at Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, where he was a professor of botany and ecology for more than 20 years and still retains an adjunct appointment. From 1999 to 2005 he was the executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, an interinstitutional center of the University of North Carolina. He has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including a Guggenheim Fellowship that enabled him to produce a book, Ecology and Evolution of Plant Reproduction. He has trained more than 40 graduate students, received millions of dollars in research grants, and published more than 160 scientific papers.
The Natural History Lecture Series is organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, a non-profit organization that supports and advances the mission and programs of the Museum by increasing public awareness, supporting service and outreach programs, fundraising and mobilizing other resources. The Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
The spring and summer lectures coincided with the exhibit “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist,” which includes watercolor illustrations from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript collections, The exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and will be on view through August.
To learn more about the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, see http://www.gmnhfriends.org/.
More information on the Abbot exhibit is at: www.libs.uga.edu/scl
UPDATE: As of Friday, June 10, our off-campus access to ACS publications has been restored. If you are still experiencing difficulties accessing these journals, please contact the Libraries for assistance.
Off-campus users attempting to access American Chemical Society publications may be receiving an alert notifying them that access is blocked.
There was an excessive downloading incident at the American Chemical Society website from the UGA ez-proxy server on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. As a consequence, ACS has blocked the ez-proxy IP address. This also includes access to SciFinder Scholar via ez-proxy. The incident was part of a coordinated attack on ACS with excessive downloading occurring at multiple sites around the country.
Our access to ACS journals via the ez-proxy server remains blocked at this time. Per ACS the breach was so egregious (involving dozens of institutions in the U.S. and other countries) that the company is not releasing blocked IPs at this time.
While off-campus access is blocked, computers in the Main Library, Science Library, and Miller Learning Center should be able to access the materials without hindrance. Other on-campus computers may also have access.
We will update this post as the situation changes. In the meantime, UGA users off-campus may contact Ian Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any member of the Libraries Reference department for information about accessing these journals.
During the course of the summer, the Libraries will update and renovate portions of the third floor to expand space available for student learning. As a part of this project, a portion of the pre-2000 journals on the third floor (predominantly those available via the Libraries’ electronic collection) will be relocated to the Library Shelving Repository. The project will temporarily affect many of the monographs (books) on the 3rd floor, as well. During the course of the project, we will continue to provide access to faculty and students to all of the affected items via a paging service by library staff.
Faculty: You may request delivery directly to your office for items affected by this project. The office delivery request form is available at:http://www.libs.uga.edu/access_services/onlineforms/facdel_form.html
Students and other affiliated users: You may request paging of items affected by the project for pick up at the Science Library. The form for requesting materials is available at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/access_services/onlineforms/science_library_retrieval_form.html
The 3rd floor area will continue to be available for public use until June 6, after which it will be closed until August 8.
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to working with you to meet your research needs during this period.
Feel free to direct any questions to the Science Library at: 706-542-0698
The Curriculum Materials Library (CML) will be closed Sunday, May 29th & Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Weekend. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. Visit our webpage for the complete list of hours.
The MLC will be operating a shortened schedule during Maymester.
MLC Maymester Hours (May 16 – May 31)
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1 – 8 p.m.
Are you walking in the graduation ceremony Friday, May 13? Come on by in your cap and gown and let us take your picture on the steps of the Main Library. You can pose solo, with friends, with family, and even with a library gnome. We’ll be there with camera and tripod from 2:30 – 5:30.
We’ll share the the photos on social media for you to tag and share and we’ll upload a hi-res version of the photo that you can download for free. (Print it out and frame it for your mother. Trust us, she’ll love it.)
We’ll also have gift bags available for the first 50 graduates – handy for all the stuff you tend to accumulate on graduation day and you can choose a free UGA Press book as a graduation gift from us.
A look at a fun collection examining all facets of science fiction fandom. Included are representative fanzine titles from the 17,000+ issues to be found in the Brooks zine collection. They represent a variety of times (including the zine some hold to be the earliest Science Fiction zine in the U.S., Planet #1, from July of 1930), a myriad of international locales, and a broad spectrum of specialized Fandom communities and their interests. Mementos from Brooks’ 38-year career with NASA’s Langley Research Center, along with a vintage typewriter and early reproduction equipment.
The exhibit, in the Rotunda of the Russell Special Collections Libraries, will be up through July.
Longing to hear “It’s over the fence!!” “Strike TWO!” “Safe!”? Worried about Turner Field and the Braves? For that matter, worried about Cleveland? Aren’t we all…. We have thousands of books on baseball, from histories to novels, from stats to the quirkier side of baseball to carry you from opening day to the last out in October. Visit our guide to baseball books, Play Ball! for non-fiction, fiction & kids’ books.
You supply the Cracker Jacks, we’ll supply the books. …..
Since 2007, the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards have recognized excellence in library research and academic inquiry. Applicants describe their research journeys, challenges, and discoveries in short essays and five winners are awarded cash prizes each year which many use to support further development of their projects and presentation of their work at conferences around the country.
This year we had a record-breaking number of candidates from across the disciplines and the judges remarked on the exceptionally high quality of the essays. Applicants described how the Libraries’ resources, services, and personnel helped them make their discoveries and explore new lines of inquiry in creative ways.
Beginning with the First-Third Year category, our winners this year are: Runner-Up Gabrielle Stetcher for her project describing her inquiry into Victorian artists’ appropriations of Shakespeare’s Desdemona in oil paintings and First Prize winner Elizabeth Hardister for her research into developing accurate hurricane forecasting in order to more safely evacuate coastal healthcare facilities.
In the Senior division we have two runners up: Andrew Disharoon for his research developing soybean resistant to mosaic virus and Andrew Jarnigan for his exploration of the Sadrist movement in Iraq in which he explored resources both here and at the Hoover Institution archive at Stanford University. Our first prize winner is Brooke Martin, who described her project researching the history of reed organs and composer Stephen Foster’s music. Her research informed the new musical arrangements she created and performed at her Senior recital at the Hugh Hogdson School of Music. These awards were presented Monday, April 4th at the CURO Symposium during the awards and keynote ceremony.
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all our candidates, their faculty and librarian mentors, and the judging committee. The winning essays can be found here.