#BLACKLIVESMATTER Event Feb 4th

On February 1st, Special Collections in partnership with the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and Alumni Relations is opening an exhibit, African-American/Black Student Experiences at UWG, in the Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room (ground floor of Ingram Library). The exhibit will feature materials from the university archives, materials on loan from student organizations, alumni and current student testimonials, and more. The exhibit will be on display through May 15. 
 
In coordination with the exhibit, Ingram Library’s main floor will be featuring multiple book displays featuring dozens of books and videos on the Black Lives Matter movement and related topics. This display will be up during the month of February and materials are available for immediate check-out. 
 
Also, the Library is hosting a student event, Poetry Jam in Ingram Library, on the evening of February 4th.Topically, this event will be focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement and will include a speaker on student activism, a performance by United Voices, and the talents of numerous UWG student spoken word and performance artists.
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Dr. Bruce Schulman to present “Three Elections that Reshaped the Presidency and the Nation – 1964, 1968, 1972” (February 23)

Image from CraigDr. Bruce Schulman, Professor of History at Boston University, will present Three Elections that Reshaped the Presidency and the Nation – 1964, 1968, 1972, on Tuesday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m., in Ingram Library. His talk is in association with the exhibit, “Private Presidential Pathways: The Photograph of George Tames,” on display at Ingram Library February 8 through March 4. This program and exhibit are sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.

In this program, Dr. Schulman will explore how the three pivotal elections of 1964, 1968, and 1972 transformed American public life for generations. Lyndon Johnson’s historic landslide victory in 1964 swept a liberal majority into power and paved the way for the enactment of the Great Society, the most far-reaching expansion of federal government authority since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. However, only four years later, Richard Nixon and third-party candidate George Wallace tallied almost as many votes as Johnson had won. Their overwhelming majority ushered in two decades of Republican preeminence as the nation repudiated Johnson’s can-do, activist liberalism. In 1972 Nixon won his own dazzling victory, capturing 49 out of 50 states.

These three elections witnessed more than a shift in ideology or in the fortunes of the two major parties. They ushered in fundamental changes in presidential politics — in the ways candidates campaigned for the nation’s highest office, the manner in which parties selected their nominees, and how presidents governed the United States.

Dr. Schulman is William Huntington Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Boston University. He is the author of three books on the political history of the 1960s and 1970s. He has additionally written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other newspapers, and has served as a consultant and commentator on ABC News, PBS, and the History Channel. Due to his major contributions to the study of American history, Schulman was named to be part of the Organization of American Historians’ “Distinguished Lectureship Program.”

On the day of Dr. Schulman’s talk, special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 10:00 a.m.

This project is supported by Georgia Humanities through appropriations made by the Georgia General Assembly.

For further information, contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Private Presidential Pathways: The Photography of George Tames (February 8 – March 4)

Private Presidential Pathways a collection of candid presidential photographs by the late New York Times photographer, George Tames, will be on exhibit at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library from February 8 through March 4. The exhibit is sponsored by the Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.

George Tames.The New York TimesGeorge Tames, the New York Times White House photographer from 1945 to 1985, had a career spanning the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. Tames was an expert at capturing each president’s personality and character, as well as the stress under which each worked. His iconic image of John F. Kennedy silhouetted in the Oval Office has become emblematic of the American presidency and the weight of the position. Other photographs that Tames took of nine presidents in forty years have become nearly as iconic. These include Nixon waving goodbye following his resignation and the so-called “Johnson treatment.” In 1992, filmmaker Ken Burns called Tames’ photographs the “DNA of our political story for the past 45 years.” Private Presidential Pathways displays twenty-eight of George Tames’ images.

During the exhibit, Dr. Bruce Schulman, William Huntington Professor of History at Boston University, will present Three Elections that Reshaped the Presidency and the Nation – 1964, 1968, 1972, on Tuesday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m., in the Ingram Library. In this program, he will discuss how these three pivotal elections in the 1960s and early 1970s ushered in fundamental changes in presidential politics – in the ways candidates campaigned for the nation’s highest office, the manner in which political parties selected their nominees, and how presidents governed the United States.

Dr. Schulman, who chairs Boston University’s History Department, is the author of three books on the political history of the 1960s and 1970s. He has additionally written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other newspapers, and has served as a consultant and commentator on ABC News, PBS, and the History Channel. Due to his major contributions to the study of American history, Schulman was named to be part of the Organization of American Historians’ “Distinguished Lectureship Program.”

On the day of Dr. Schulman’s talk, special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Private Presidential Pathways is on loan from the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgia, and was developed by George Tames’ daughter, Stephanie, a Statesboro resident for twenty-six years. This project is supported by Georgia Humanities through appropriations made by the Georgia General Assembly.

This exhibit is on display during Ingram Library’s regular hours. Parking on the UWG campus is unrestricted on Saturdays and Sundays (other than handicapped, reserved, yellow curb, and red curb spaces). For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/library or contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice

Social Media (Events Calendar)“When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice,” a panel discussion focused on current national tensions, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the University of West Georgia’s Campus Center Ballroom. Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, the Department of Criminology, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring the program.

In the wake of Ferguson and numerous other incidents that have received widespread media attention, panelists will focus on problems inherent in the U.S. criminal justice system which operates under the authority granted by the people that it serves. The discussion will center on reconciling the two concepts of criminal justice and social justice as questions about the fairness of the criminal justice system constantly arise.

Dr. David Jenks, Chair of UWG’s Department of Criminology, will moderate the panel. Panelists include: Laura Bennett, UWG Police; Jason Swindle, Public Defender; Ray Moore, U.S. Secret Service; Nathaniel L. Smith, Prosecutor and former Judge; and Deborah Crawford, UWG student and one of the organizers of the 2014 “kNow Justice, kNow Peace” event on campus.

This program is free and open to the public and special public parking is being provided. For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/diversity or contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at (678) 839-5400 or Ingram Library at 839-5337.

Controversies of Culture Series: We are the Media Sept 29th, 2015 in the Nook

Controversies of Culture Sept 2015

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Join us on September 29th at 7:00 pm in the Nook for a continuation of the Controversies of Culture series entitled “We are the Media: Online Pitfalls and Your Social Brand” featuring Assistant Professor Dr. Hazel Cole . This event is free to the public.