Safer in The Dark? Law Library to Host Open Government Teleconference
| Staying in town for Spring Break?
Looking for something to do? Come
join us at OpenTheGovernment's "Are We Safer in the Dark?"
teleconference. A panel of experts, live at the National Press club,
will address open
government and secrecy - the problems we face, the impacts on
communities, and what the public can do.
- Monday, March 13, 2006, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET,
the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
- Geneva Overholser, Endowed Chair, Missouri
School of Journalism, a
former editor of the Des Moines Register, ombudsman of The Washington
Post and editorial board member of The New York Times
Topics to be
- Thomas S. Blanton, Director, National Security
- Thomas M. Susman, Partner, Ropes & Gray
- Barbara Petersen, Executive Director, Florida
First Amendment Foundation
- Federal laws such as the Freedom of Information
Act: are they fulfilling their promise of government openness? How have
laws and policies/regulations since 9/11 encouraged secrecy or openness?
- How does transparency (or a lack thereof)
affect the government's readiness and response to disasters such as
Hurricane Katrina and the Sago Mine tragedy?
- What about the public's ability to plan and
respond - or to prevent disasters?
- How do secrecy and openness influence the
personal choices you make to ensure the education, safety and
well-being of your family?
- What tools and resources effectively safeguard
Contact Anne Burnett firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
- American Association of Law Libraries
- American Library Association
- American Society of Newspaper Editors /
- Association of Research Libraries
- Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
- League of Women Voters
- National Freedom of Information Coalition
- Special Libraries Association
|March Is National Women's
|In 1987 Congress declared March as
National Women's History Month. The movement to recognize women's
historic achievements began in the late 1970s by the National Women's
History Project (NWHP). Their goal
was to ensure that information about the myriad ways women have changed
America would be part of our children's education.
Research and anecdotal studies have shown that learning the stories of
women's success, talent, and accomplishments expands a sense of what is
possible for girls and women. Learning about the extraordinary
achievements of women helps diminish the tendency to dismiss and
trivialize who women are and what they accomplish. In celebrating
women's historic achievements, we present a more authentic view of
Visit the NWHP web site to learn
more about this year's theme, Women: Builders of Communities and
Dreams, and the
2006 honorees. The National Women's History Project also has
information about celebrations throughout the country, educational
resources, and promotional suggestions.
The University also recognizes the contributions of women through
various events. It's not too late to attend a special event, like the
film series, or a lecture. See the web
site created by the Institute for Women's Studies for more
information. The Women Law Students Association sponsor the annual
Edith House Lecture. This year's speaker is Sarah Weddington. Her
presentation is entitled “Some Leaders are Born Women.” She'll be
speaking on March 23, at 4:30 in the Chapel.
|During the week of
Spring Break (Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 19), the Law Library
will have reduced hours.
REGULAR hours for the library are:
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - midnight
Friday 7:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - Midnight
SPRING BREAK hours are:
March 10: 7:30am - 5:00pm
March 11: 10:00am - 5:00pm
March 12: 11:00am - 5:00pm
March 13-17: 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 18: 10:00am - 7:00pm
March 19: 11:00am - Midnight
Regular hours resume on March 20. The Library's hours for the
Spring semester can be viewed at
| As finals approach, law students
will inevitably be spending more and
more time in the library. Please help us in keeping the library a
clean and comfortable place for students to study.
• Please throw out your trash as you leave.
• Report spills to the Circulation Desk so we can have them cleaned up
• Remember: beverages are permitted in the Law Library, but only if
they are in spillproof containers or commercial bottles with screw-on