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Table of Contents
    Read-a-thon & Edible Book Contest
        Page 1
    New databases
        Page 2
    Getting to know the libraries through videos
        Page 3
    Upcoming events
        Page 4
    Digital collections
        Page 5
    Health Science Center Libraries news
        Page 6
    Employee announcements
        Page 7
    Libraries award two mini grants to staff
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George A. Smathers Libraries


New RefShare function
enables citation sharing

The UF Libraries recently purchased
a new RefWorks feature called
RefShare, which allows users to
easily share citations with other UF
researchers, or with researchers from
other institutions. Since RefWorks
accounts are web based, and accessible
from anywhere, RefShare allows
remote access to an individual's
research. Sharing references does
not require viewers to login with a
username and password and allows
citations to be exported, included in an
RSS feed, or commented on by others.

UF has a shared folder: http://www.
136016000000, which can be further
categorized by department or any
preferred method. In order to share a
folder, users login to their RefWorks
account and locate RefShare under
"Tools"> "Share a Folder." For more
information, please contact Valrie
Davis at vdavis@ufl.edu.

RefWorks is a UF-owned database
that allows management of a large
numbers of citations, including the
ability to create works cited and add
in-text citations to papers, all at the
click of a button. With more than 700
citation styles (including APA, MLA,
and specific journal styles), RefWorks
makes paper writing painless for
faculty and students. For more
information about RefWorks: http://
Valrie Davis
Outreach I idliiiin for Agricultural Sciences

Mark your calendars for the

Read-A-Thon & Edible Book Contest

T he seventh annual George A.
Smathers Libraries' Read-A-Thon
will be held April 13-16 under a
canopy on the Plaza of the Americas
near Library West. The Read-A-Thon,
which celebrates National Library
Week, features ten-minute public
readings by UF faculty, students and
staff, along with community members.

To sign up to read, go to http://www.
uflib.ufl.edu/readathon. Readings can
be by individuals or groups.

The third annual Edible Book Contest
will be Thursday, April 16 on the
walkway in front of Library West.
Edible creations will be judged by the
public from 11:00-11:30 a.m. for the
best overall selection. A panel of judges
will choose winners in the following
categories: best children's book, most
creative, best use of chocolate and best
adult book. Prizes will be given in each

For more information, submission
form and a photo gallery from last
year, go to http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/

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IRIS Database (http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/-iris/search.html) A different kind
of database in the library, the IRIS Database contains records on over 8,300 federal
and private funding opportunities in all fields, from agriculture to /.. 1. .. The
database is updated daily, and every record in the database is reviewed and edited
at least once a year. Search the database by keyword or by specific fields. Searches
can be limited by deadline date, citizenship, academic level and other criteria.
IRIS records show contact information, including live e-mail addresses, a brief
but informative description of the program, and clickable keywords from the IRIS
Keyword Thesaurus. Most IRIS records also contain live links to the sponsor's
website or to online application materials. Getting started on a proposal can be
only a mouse-click away. Also check out the IRIS Alert Service and the IRIS
Expertise Service.

LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection (http://web.lexis-nexis.
com/congcomp/form/cong/s_pubadvanced.html?srcboxes=SSMaps) Provides
access to over 56,000 historic government maps, ranging from the great exploratory
surveys and battlefield maps of the 19th century to maps documenting water
resources, weather and wilderness areas and 1960s maps by the Army Corps of
Engineers. Several represent the first geologic, soil and population maps of many
states and territories. Through the simple and familiar LexisNexis Congressional
Interface, users can quickly focus queries by searching by date, subject, geographic
terms, map title, relief method and coordinates.

The George A. Smathers Libraries announces the continuation of the "Let's Talk
About It: Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination" series. This series
explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contempo-
rary and classic books on a common theme. The library received funding to sponsor
two sessions in the 2008-09 school year. The spring series takes a look at Modern
Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.

Voyages the trans-Atlantic slave
trade (http://www.slavevoyages.org/
tast/index.faces) The trans-Atlantic
slave trade database has information
on almost 35,000 slaving voyages
that forcibly embarked over 10 million
Africans for transport to the Americas
between the sixteenth and nineteenth
centuries. It offers researchers,
students and the general public a
chance to rediscover the reality of
one of the largest forced movements of
peoples in world history.

Sponsored by Emory University,
the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the W.E.B. Du Bois
Institute at Harvard University,
this database identifies over 67,000
Africans aboard slave ships, using
name, age, gender, origin and place of

The site provides an opportunity for
researchers everywhere to continue to
contribute their discoveries and correct
errors in the data that they might find.

NILT: Northern Ireland life & times
(http://www.ark.ac.uk/nilt/) The
Northern Ireland Life and Times
Survey was launched in October
1998. The survey puts on record the
attitudes, values and beliefs of the
people in Northern Ireland to a wide
range of social policy issues.
Carol McAulffe
Head, Map & Imagery I d'iir)y

Spring 2009 discussion schedule
Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventure in the Graphic Novel

All discussions are held in Smathers Library, Room 1A, from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Mar 1
Mar 15
Mar 29

Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Ben Katchor
The Quitter, Harvey Pekar (art by Dean Haspiel)
The Rabbi's Cat, Joann Sfar

For additional information, please contact Chelsea Dinsmore at chedins@uflib.ufl.
edu or (352) 273-0369. Further information about the series can be found at http://

Chelsea Dinsmore
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Getting to know the libraries

through videos

There are nine major libraries, in
addition to diverse college- and
genera-specific collections and reading
rooms, throughout the University of
Florida's Gainesville campus.

That's why, based on suggestions
submitted by library staff, a series of
videos was conceived. The libraries'
public relations and marketing
committee was charged with
supervising the comprehensive
project. Production teams were
assembled from each of the library
units and Don Loftus from the Office
of Academic Technology's Video
and Collaboration Services produced
the videos.

John Nemmers, a member of the PR
& marketing committee who also
served on one of the production teams,
described the process: "The production
teams worked closely with Don...
writing scripts, casting actors, and
completing filming and editing. Don
was terrific to work with, and he did an
outstanding job filming and editing the

With help from volunteers at UF
libraries and the student bodies at UF

and Santa Fe College, the project was
completed in 2007.

The first video to be produced
was "Librarians to the Rescue;' a
22-minute playlet written and directed
by Dwight Bennett, Health Science
Center Library (HSCL) Webmaster.
It follows four bewildered students
visiting each campus library in order
to complete an assignment issued by
the notorious Dr. Stern (played by Ellie
Bushhousen, HSCL). This video won
a Certificate of Honorable Mention
at the 2007 Columbus International
Film and Video Festival, and maybe
viewed at http://streaming.video.ufl.

The script for "Book Care: It's in Your
Hands;' was written by John Freund,
conservator for the Smathers Libraries,
with input from Cathleen Martyniak,
head of the UF preservation
department. Martyniak takes the
viewers through several humorous
vignettes to show the types of book
damage that preservation is often
called upon to repair. It is serving as an
educational tool within preservation
departments and library schools across
the country at YouTube (http://www.

and http://www. youtube.com/
watch?v=FKFLyrzt3ZO. It may also be
accessed at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/

The final video, "University of Florida
Libraries Orientation," includes a series
of short (3-10 minutes) informational
tours describing each of the nine
libraries. The script was written
by librarians Paul Victor, Jr., John
Nemmers, Jason Fleming and Missy
Shoop. The segments are connected by
a storyline in which Dr. Stern directs a
delinquent student to make up missed
class time by visiting each library. The
segments are available online at http://
www.uflib.uf.edu/jgs/videos.html. For
greater continuity, it is recommended
that the brief introduction and
conclusion segments be included when
viewing any of the individual parts.
'Nita Ferree
Reference I dririan
Health Science Center IL d,'irir

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Visit the


Library Bookstore

Quality used books,
cd's, record albums,
USGS topos at low prices
University Archives image reproduction note cards

Smathers Library (East) first floor
Open Tues-Fri 10:00-3:00

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I I *J and Area Studies Collections

The staff of the Department
of Special and Area Studies
Collections has seen a year of
unprecedented activity, and the
new year and semester opened with
the promise of continued public
awareness and interaction with a
powerful exhibit, Cuba, Past, Present
and Future: An Exhibit of Rarities
from January 9 -23, coordinated by
Richard Phillips and Paul Losch. A
well-attended reception, complete
with Cuban music, food and a panel
discussion on the events of the 1959
Cuban Revolution, was held on January
11 to officially open the exhibit.

Spring Exhibits
Reflecting on African Americans:
History and Culture
Open through March 2, Smathers
Library Exhibit Gallery, 2nd floor
"This Black History Month exhibit
displays what we have from the various
department areas of collecting relative
to the African-American experience,
which will, hopefully, encourage patrons
to use the materials showcased by the
various curators;' said Joel Buchanan,
African American history liaison.

"For This is an Enchanted Land:"
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and
March 9-April 3, Smathers Library
Exhibit Gallery, 2nd floor
This exhibit coincides with the annual
meeting of the Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings Society. "The exhibit (of
photographs, letters and original
manuscripts) will give a glimpse of
Rawlings's life in the enchanted land
she describes in Cross Creek, and will
transport the visitor to her world, and
bring an appreciation for the natural
beauty and cultural richness of the
region she lo d mu said Florence

Library-Museum Sunday Speaker
Series in Florida History
Florida Museum of Natural History,
museum classroom
Pre-program events, featuring
materials from the P.K. Yonge Library
of Florida History and the manuscripts
division of the Department of Special
and Area Studies Collections, begin at
1:30 p.m. Talks begin at 2:30 with book
signing and refreshments at 3:30.
Hosted by Jim Cusick, curator of the
P.K. Yonge Florida History Collection.
March 22: "Archie Carr: The
Man Who Saved Sea Turtles" A
Presentation by Frederick R. Davis
April 19: "The Art of Painting Florida's
History" An Afternoon with Jackson

Special Programs
Monday Morning Movies
Jim Liversidge, curator of Popular
Culture Collections, is participating
in the third annual Monday Morning
Movies film series (providing exhibits
and library orientation information
and participation in the group
discussion) at the Oak Hammock
Retirement Facility in Gainesville
through March 2. Sponsored by the
Institute for Learning in Retirement
- a cooperative venture by Oak
Hammock, UF and Elderhostel, the
theme of the series is The Children's
Hour: Child Actors in Film and
includes such classic films as "Captain
January," "Captains Courageous;' "The
Wizard of Oz," and "E.T. The Extra
-Terrestrial." The films are screened
Monday mornings at 9:30.

Conversations in Children's
Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First
Avenue, 7:00 p.m.
The Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature, in tandem with
the Center for Children's Literature and
Culture, will sponsor this new series
of presentations and discussions about
various aspects of children's literature
and culture. The series is aimed

at teachers, librarians, academics,
writers and all adults who value books
and cultural materials produced for
March 17: "Books to Appeal to Black
Boys: African and African-American
Books by and about Men and Boys,"
presented by Linda Lamme, UF
professor of education.
April 21: "Tales of Re-Telling Tales:
Aesop, the Grimms, Hoffman and
Perrault," presented by John Cech,
director of the UF Center for Children's
Literature and Culture.

Martin Rikli Photographs
Throughout the spring semester, Dan
Reboussin, anthropology selector and
African Studies Collection assistant
curator, will be working on a $3,000
grant from the UF Center for African
Studies in cooperation with the Digital
Library Center to digitize and provide
contextual metadata for 900 images
and associated handwritten notes
from the Martin Rikli Photographs,
1935-1936 (manuscript) print album
collection, documenting Rikli's
Ethiopian expedition. The collection
is particularly useful for research in
the history of Ethiopia and North
Africa, the rise of the fascist states
leading up to World War II, as well
as documentary photography and
visual history. Reboussin delivered
a presentation in the Anthropology
Department for the FLaVA (Florida
Visual Anthropologists) student group
on January 16. His subject was library
resources for visual anthropology
(including films on video, UF Digital
Collections and primary source visual
materials in a number of manuscript
collections) along with some guides to
copyright and fair use best practices for
documentary filmmakers.

For more event information, contact
the Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections at (352) 273-2757.
Compiled by Jim Liversidge
Curator, Popular Culture Collections

University of Florida


The Florida Digital
Newspaper Library now
has over 500,000 pages

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library,
supported by the George A. Smathers
Libraries, exists to provide free access
to the news and history of Florida.
Newspaper collection and preservation
has been a part of the University of
Florida's mission since the 1930s. And,
since the 1930s, newspapers have
been integrated into the university's
teaching and research programs. The
Florida Digital Newspaper Library
ensures long-term digital preservation
of Florida's news, making the news
available to everyone over the Internet
and adding accessibility functions -
zoomable page images for detail and
searchable text for enhanced usability.

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library
also contributes to the Chronicling
America website. The Chronicling
America website is a project of
the National Digital Newspaper
Program (NDNP), a partnership
between the National Endowment
for the Humanities and the Library
of Congress to provide enhanced
access to American newspapers. Over
a period of approximately 20 years,
NDNP will create a national digital
resource of historically significant
newspapers from all the states and
territories published between 1836 and
1922. This searchable database will be
permanently maintained at the Library
of Congress and be freely accessible
via the internet. By December 11,
the NDNP had added 864,509 pages
from 108 titles that were published
in Florida (from UF), California,
Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New

York, Texas, Utah, Virginia and the
District of Columbia between 1880
and 1910. Arizona, Hawaii, Missouri,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington
will be contributing content to the
Chronicling America website in 2009
and the Florida Digital Newspaper
Library will continue to grow, with
historic and current newspapers
added daily.

Special Collections
receives NHPRC grant

The Smathers Libraries received a
grant in November for $72,650 to
digitize material from six historical
collections relating to the exploration,
development and conservation of the
Everglades from 1878-1929. The funds
are from the $2.15 million in grants
for documentary editing and archival
projects awarded by the National
Historical Publications and Records
Commission (NHPRC).

UF Libraries participating in
Digging into Data challenge

The University of Florida Libraries'
Digital Library Center (http://www.
uflib.ufl.edu/udfc) is participating in
the Digging into Data Challenge and
invites researchers to use the online
collections. With well over three
million pages in the Digital Collections
and all of them open to the world, the

Digging into Data Challenge will help
us to learn about ourselves and help
others to learn about the UF Libraries.

The Digging into Data Challenge is
an international grant competition
sponsored by four leading research
agencies, the Joint Information Systems
Committee (JISC) from the United
Kingdom, the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH) and the
National Science Foundation (NSF)
from the United States, and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC) from Canada.

The idea behind the Digging into
Data Challenge is to answer the
question "what do you do with a
million books?" Or a million pages of
newspaper? Or a million photographs
of artwork? That is, how does the
notion of scale affect humanities
and social science research? Now
that scholars have access to huge
repositories of digitized data far
more than they could read in a lifetime
- what does that mean for research?
Check out the competition website at

Other digital repositories participating
in the challenge include the Library
of Congress, the New York Public
Library, the University of Utah and the
University of North Texas.
Laurie Taylor
Interim Director,
UF Digital I 'iruiy Center

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Health Science Center Libraries news

The UF campus HSC Library invites
you to come and explore the
innovative Collaboration Commons
& Center places where, since last
summer, small groups can talk, work,
research, study, learn and discover
together. In a 1,000-sq.ft open area
on the first floor, several popular
Collaboration Stations have been
installed, with mobile whiteboards and
leading-edge health education software
displayed on large high-resolution
monitors. On the second floor is a
Collaboration Center that provides
a technology-rich and inviting
videoconferencing environment for
interdisciplinary groups to work,
brainstorm and visualize together. For
more information see: www.library.

Current and former HSC librarians
have published three separate articles
in the January issue of the Journal of
the Medical I, i.,i, y Association, an
international, peer-reviewed quarterly:
a 'LibGuides' electronic resources
review by Ellie Bushhousen; 'Nursing
educator's perceptions of collaboration
with librarians, co-authored by Pam
Sherwill; and 'Analysis of the reporting
of search strategies in Cochrane

systematic reviews, co-authored by
Adriana Yoshii, formerly of Borland
Library, the Jacksonville branch.

The HSC Library is one of three
potential host institutions for the
Sewell Learning Partnerships for
2009/2010, a program which places
experienced librarians within leading
healthcare or research organizations,
and by bridging those cultures,
facilitates the discovery of more
creative and effective applications
of information science. The Sewell
Foundation is now recruiting
librarians for possible projects, and
candidates will interview with HSC
Librarians and Dr. Erin Dunbar, a
neuro-oncologist at the Preston Wells
Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.
Details are here: www.sewellfund.org/

When we say 'Health Science Center
Librarians Save Lives,' it's not just
a catchy slogan. This true tale from
Reference Ii.1, .,i Ellie Bushhousen
illustrates the point:
"At about 3:00 pm on Monday, Sept.
22, 2008, I received a phone call while
staffing the reference desk asking for
assistance retrieving an article. The

patron was a physician calling from an
Emergency Room in Shands Hospital.
His voice was rushed and harried as
he described his dilemma. He was
attempting to retrieve an article from
PubMed about the use of a particular
instrument to ease airway blockage.
He had the title of the specific article
already, but received an error message
when he tried to view or print it.

"I found the article using the reference
desk computer to make sure there
wasn't a problem with the material.
I then proceeded to guide the
physician through the EZproxy login
procedure. Once we got through
that process he was able to recreate
his search, find the article and print
it. The background noise of people
talking loudly, occasionally shouting,
made my dialogue with the physician
challenging. I knew, however, getting
this article to him was urgent, and was
prepared to print it and take it to the
ER myself, if necessary."
Ned Davis
Communications Officer
Health Science Center L ibrr1ie


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I want to join the Friends of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the following level:
O $15 Student Friend e $250 Book Friend
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I would like to use my annual membership in the following:
O The Howe Society O Stewards of Florida History
J Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund O Architecture & Fine Arts Library
O Special &Area Studies Collections J Education Library
Latin American Collection J Humanities & Social Sciences Library
Price Library of Judaica J Journalism & Communications Library
African Studies Collection J Map & Imagery Library
Asian Studies Collection J Music Library
K. Yonge Library of Florida History J Marston Science Library
SBaldwin Library of Historical J Digital Library Center
Children's Literature J Preservation
_Popular Culture Collection J Other
SRare Books J Please send information about
SManuscripts making a planned gift/bequest
University Archives
I want to leave a legacy:
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" I would like to learn more about charitable annuity in my estate planning
O I would like to include the University of Florida Libraries in my bequest


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Thank you for your support!

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Margeaux Johnson returns to UF

as science-technology librarian

Margeaux Johnson joined the
Marston Science Library faculty in
January, 2009 as the new science-
technology librarian. She is the liaison
for civil engineering, and is also
temporarily responsible for astronomy,
mathematics, physics and statistics
until August 2009. Her research
interests include instruction, scholarly
communication and information use.
Johnson particularly seeks to evaluate
the effectiveness of information
literacy instruction, promote open
access publishing and the UF
Institutional Repository, and study
how large collaborative groups use and
communicate information.

Johnson holds a master's degree in
library science from the University
of Maryland and a bachelor's degree
in classical philology with a minor
in art history from UF Her first
experience in an academic library was
at the University of Michigan's Public
Health Library where she worked on
an early e-reserves grant project and
also provides reference services for
public health students and faculty.
Subsequently she was the science

Library student assistant
scholarship awarded

George A. Smathers Libraries is proud
to announce the James and Leslie
Rutherford Library Student Assistant
Scholarship. This $500 scholarship
will be awarded on a semester basis to
selected individuals who are employed
as student assistants at the Smathers
Libraries. The first scholarship was
awarded this semester to Library
West student assistant Sara Danker, a
senior from Miami, who is majoring in
biology and classics.

Visit the scholarship website at http://
htm to learn more about this
Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer

serials archivist in
Marston Science -
Library and then a
graduate assistant ..
at the University I lA
of Maryland's
McKeldin Library,
providing electronic
resource management and acquisition

When asked about her return to
Marston, Margeaux remarked that "I
am really excited to be rejoining the
UF Smathers Libraries! It was always
such a collaborative and positive
work environment with so many
actively involved employees. I am very
enthusiastic about being a part of the
team at MSL and I look forward to
working with colleagues at UE"

Margeaux's experience with science
serials, teaching, and reference services
make her a valuable addition to MSL's
faculty and we are extremely pleased that
she has returned to Marston and UF
Sara Russell Gonzalez
Chemical & Physical Sciences ll'i triian

Sara Danker, left, is the first recipient
of the James and Leslie Rutherford
Library Student Assistant Scholarship.
At right is Library West instruction
coordinator, Melissa Shoop.

UF librarian wins

national award

lona R. Malanchuk, associate
university librarian and head of the
Education Library at the University
of Florida, was named one often
librarians nationwide recognized for
service to their communities, schools
and campuses as a winner of the
Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian

More than 3,200 library users
nationwide nominated a librarian.
Each of the ten award winners
received a $5,000 cash award and was
honored at a ceremony and reception
in New York at TheTimesCenter,
hosted by The New York Times on
December 9, 2008.

Malanchuk has been at UF since 1980
and previously worked at libraries
at Indiana University and Western
Michigan University.
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Libraries award two mini grants to staff

Smathers Libraries has awarded two mini
grants to library staff who applied to fund
projects that will benefit the libraries'
ability to provide users with enhanced
research materials.

Tom Caswell's mini grant ($5,000)
will focus on organizing, digitizing,
and making available for research and
teaching a majority of the Historic St.
Augustine Block and Lot files. Started
in the early 1960s, the files provided
historical information to help guide
Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board administrators in the purchase
and development of the colonial town
and properties.

Documents include historic
interpretation notes, architectural
sketches, drawings, archaeological field
reports, maps, and photographs related
to historic St. Augustine. The materials
are of particular interest to researchers
in architecture, historical archaeology,
museum studies, tourism studies, historic
preservation and restoration, as well as to
those generally interested in the history
of St. Augustine.

Kenny Herniman's mini grant ($5,000)
is a pilot aerial film digitization project
for the Map and Imagery Library's
Kennedy Space Center Aerial Film
Collection. Acquired by the University
through an agreement with NASA in
1981, the Kennedy Space Center aerial
film collection contains 829 rolls of film,
each roll containing approximately 100
images. The collection covers various
NASA special projects across Florida and
other areas of the US. For the project,
selected rolls representing three reel
sizes and types of film will be sent to an
outside aerial film vendor for specialized
digitization. A database of digitized film
reels will be created. The documentation
accompanying each roll will be scanned
by the Digital Library Center and an
individual digital aerial photo frame
will be geo-referenced for inclusion in a
Geographic Information System.

This mini grant is the initial step for
seeking further funding to digitize
the entire Kennedy Space Center
collection. Additionally, the pilot
project provides parameters for cost
comparisons between acquiring
equipment for in-library aerial film
digitization and outsourcing.

Elegance of Science contest
winners announced
Winners of the first annual "Elegance of
Science" art contest were announced at
a reception on February 19 at Marston
Science Library. The winning artworks
will be hung in Marston Science Library
and the Health Science Center Library.

1st place: Urania Kaleidoscope by Andrei
2nd place: Discovering Connections in
the Brain by William Conte and
Roger Reep
3rd place: Release by Kimberly A.
Honorable mention: The Beauty in the
Bottle by Huaizhi Kang
Staff choice: Building Block by Kimberly
A. Fitzgerald
Staff choice: Rise of the Winter Fairies by
Romain Stalder

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