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Book Signing and Lecture Event Saturday, December 21

Louisiana State University, by Barry Cowan

Join us on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10:30 am until noon for an exciting event celebrating the publication of Assistant University Archivist Barry Cowan’s new book, Louisiana State University. The event, which is free and open to the public,

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La Langue Mondiale: A New Exhibit at Hill

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LSU Libraries Special Collections, in association with the LSU School of Art, presents a collaborative exhibition titled: La langue mondiale: French as the Language of Art and Thought, November 4, 2013 – March 8, 2014 in Hill Memorial Library. La

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Ghost Stories at Hill! Join us!

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Join us on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 for a talk and reading with Folklorist and LSU Professor Emeritus Frank Decaro. A book signing and halloween candy reception will follow. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm. This event is free

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Shake It Up and Read All About It!

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    Join us at Hill Memorial Library for a fascinating night of football and earthquake talk with two speakers! Sam King, longtime Baton Rouge sportswriter, and LSU Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics Juan Lorenzo will come together to

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Earthquake Game Anniversary Button Giveaway

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the famed “Earthquake Game”, and our new exhibit opening Monday, “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium”, LSU Libraries Special Collections is giving away some commemorative buttons and magnets today and tomorrow. Spread the word.

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Special Collections Open House

On Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 2:30-5:30 pm, LSU Libraries Special Collections will host an Open House event.  This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the general public to stop by and visit the Hill Memorial Library, meet

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Sigma Alpha Iota (International Music Fraternity) Holds Sale to Benefit Middleton Library’s Music Resources Library

LSU's Sigma Alpha Iota Chapter

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is a national organization that promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. The LSU Chapter, Sigma Phi, will hold its annual used music, book and recording sale in the School of Music Lobby

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Special Collections Co-Sponsors 2013 Historic Natchez Conference, April 17-20

Natchez Under the Hill, from the Thomas and Joan Gandy Collection, Mss. 3778.

LSU Special Collections is proud to co-sponsor “From Civil War to Civil Rights,” the 2013 Historic Natchez Conference, April 17-20, 2013. Headquartered at the Eola Hotel in downtown Natchez, the meeting offers a full program of free lectures on centuries

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LSU Film Series: Stolen

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The LSU Libraries Film Series is set to have its third film showing on Wednesday, March 13th, at 2:00 PM, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall. The third film, Stolen, is an Australian documentary that allegedly uncovers slavery in

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LSU Libraries Film Series

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Come join us for the LSU Libraries Film Series, a series of four films being shown in the Spring 2013 semester. The line-up is:         January 23 The September Issue, about Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour February

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Books for Tots

Books for Tots

The LSU Libraries is collecting “Books for Tots” – new, unwrapped children’s books to be given to disadvantaged children in our community.  This effort is part of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, sponsored by the Marine Toys for Tots

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Career Workshop for Science Students, November 15-16

An initiative from the American Chemical Society

The LSU Libraries and the LSU Chemistry Department have partnered with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to bring a free series of seminars to the LSU campus. The seminars are for students in any field of science who are interested

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    Please join us in welcoming Chelsea Arseneault to the Center! Chelsea is the new graduate assistant who will be continuing the work started last year by Wyatt Winnie for the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Oral History Project.This assistantship is funded by the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture and is part of the two-year collaborative effort with LSU Libraries to document LCES. Chelsea was raised in Louisiana and holds two degrees from LSU: a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Teaching, and is now enrolled in the LSU MLIS program. Chelsea could not be more excited to get back into the field and close to her anthropological roots. Already, as part of her initial research and training, Chelsea has helped select audio clips for the Smith-Lever Exhibit listening station, which will open later this month. And this past week, Chelsea (at right) accompanied Center staff to observe a student training workshop at McKinley High School here in Baton Rouge (more on that next week!)-- photo by Kyle Tanglao.

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