Monthly Archives: April 2010

Information about the oil leak

Many people in the state are seeking reliable information about the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Reference Librarian Alice Daugherty recommends emergency.louisiana.gov as a dependable source of information for up to date news, hotlines for reporting injured animals,

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New light on an old Louisiana newspaperman

John Milton Scanland must have shaken in his boots when he opened his door one day and stood face to face with a man he thought was dead — Wyatt Earp. More than two years earlier, in March 1922, Scanland,

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A Confederacy of Dunces Abroad

LSU Libraries’ Special Collections  and LSU Press host mini-exhibition and panel discussion Een samenzwering van idioten.  Tökfilkók Szövetsége.  La conjuration des imbéciles.  No matter how you say it, A Confederacy of Dunces is a world-wide sensation.  Published by LSU Press

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Type designer / book artist speaks in Hill, April 18

On Sunday, April 18, type designer and book artist Russell Maret gave an illustrated lecture on “Letter Forms as Content” at 3 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. Maret, who began studying letterpress printing and typography in

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Gordon delivers Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar lecture at Hill

Thursday evening, April 15, Professor Linda Gordon (NYU) delivered the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture to a crowd of 80-plus students, faculty, and community members (including a feature writer from the Advocate – look for the article coming soon),

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Lecture: Visual Democracy: How Dorothea Lange used photography to promote equality

On Thursday, April 15, Professor Linda Gordon will deliver an illustrated lecture on “Visual Democracy: How Dorothea Lange Used Photography to Promote Equality” at 7 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. This free event is sponsored by

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New Circulation service for faculty

Student IDs may be used to check out books to faculty members: LSU Libraries has added the User Group function to its library system. If a faculty member writes a signed letter on department letterhead authorizing a student to check

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LSU Libraries at LSU Day

In celebration of LSU’s sesquicentennial, the campus is gearing up for LSU Day on Saturday, April 24, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., an all day event full of a variety of experiences from departments all over campus. The LSU

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