Showing posts from August, 2010

The five-year mark, August 29, 2010

The year 2010 has so far delivered to Louisiana a range of events from the Saints Superbowl win to the ongoing BP oil catastrophe, and appropriately, through everything, we are marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Every August 29th since the disaster we memorialize those who died in the disaster and its aftermath, as well as celebrate the resilience and the accomplishments of the citizens of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A few informational links about the subject are included below. “Mayor Landrieu announces Katrina Commemoration , an event to celebrate New Orleans resilience 5 years after Katrina.” This is planned for Sunday, August 29th at 6:30 pm at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. Katrina V: Commemoration & Determination . "Telling their stories, the lingering legacy of the Katrina photographs," an exhibit of Katrina imagery at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Offbeat magazine, August 2010 , “Where are we now?” by Michae

Reading Room hours

The Special Collections Reading Room (Jones Hall 202), serving the Louisiana Research Collection, University Archives, and Rare Books, will be open the following hours this coming week: Monday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 11, 2010: 9am – noon Thursday, August 12 – Friday, August 13: 9am – noon, and 1pm – 4pm Saturday, August 14: Closed New daily hours beginning Monday, August 16: 9am – noon, and 1pm – 4pm Posted by Susanna Powers