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Illustrating the value of books

May 2006

Love affairs with books start early -- with Little Golden Books, coloring books and a child's first library book. Although such love may wax and wane through the years, most people would at least partially agree with Thomas Jefferson's sentiment, "I cannot live without books." In this literary-themed issue, we sample the works of a wide variety of alumni authors and peek at a few ways books and writers touch our lives.

UC Magazine, May 2006

The image of Jonah and the whale is one of the hand-carved engravings that illustrate "The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible," a copy of which is housed in UC Archives and Rare Books.

Get to know UC alumni authors and their work
including Garfield comics, a Twilight Zone scriptwriter and plain-speaking lawyer.

Dedicated to children's lit
UC professor Darwin Henderson seeks an inclusive literary world for children's literature.

Bookbinding as an art
Alumna and expert bookbinder Gabrielle Fox creates miniature books and custom bindings.

Rare books in UC archives
From Charles Dickens first editiions to cuneiform tablets, researchers and the public can get an eyeful.

125 years of student journalism
The student newspaper celebrates a significant anniversary as UC's first journalism program gets under way.

Bearcats hire basketball coach
Meet Mick Cronin, the new men's basketball head coach.

Departments

President's column
The importance of liberal arts

In Focus Photo Feature
UC dance team takes flight

On Campus Yesterday
Blegen Library, 1935

UC Alumni Connection
Thoughts from former Bearcat Myron Hughes, plus recruiting the next generation

Campus News
MainStreet accolades, Maya Angelou and a Sabin stamp

Letters to the Editor
Co-op issue, recalling 'old-timers' and a hurricane survivor