Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekly Review

UK Alum and Oscar Winner Bub Asman Acknowledges Important Role of UK Libraries:

Kentucky native Bub Asman is a film editor and sound effects editor. He and his colleagues on Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) won the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing, and were nominated the same year for Flags of Our Fathers. In a recent interview UK Public Relations Asman recalls the important role that UK Libraries played in his success:

"In college, I know it seemed like I was doing research all the time. It felt like I spent half my college career in the King Library researching papers and whatever subject matter I had to look up and sound effects is a lot about research."

The full story and video can be found here:

Recent Saving Stories Segment features Martin Luther King and Malcolm X:

In this special Black History Month installment of Saving Stories, Alan Lytle chats with Dr. Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries about its collection of interviews with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and their different approaches to Civil Rights. © Copyright 2011, wuky

Founders Day 2011 at UK: A Celebration of Faculty Achievements:

The Provost invites all faculty members to join the President and the deans in acknowledging the recipients of many university-wide awards. Please help us congratulate our colleagues on their achievements.

Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall, Singletary Center for the Arts
Dress: Academic regalia encouraged, not required

A Reception will follow in the President’s Room of the Singletary Center

Research Challenge Trust Fund Celebration, March 30:

UK Development will sponsor an all-day celebration on March 30 to thank and recognize UK donors and members of the Kentucky General Assembly who have helped to make the Research Challenge Trust Fund so successful.

During the day guests will have an opportunity to visit various UK colleges to see first-hand how the RCTF is supporting UK research. UK Libraries benefits tremendously from RCTF funding including the Young Collections Endowment, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SAVE THE DATE: UK Libraries National Advisory Board Annual Dinner April 13.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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