|Fall 2002||Vol. XVII, No.3|
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Planning for the renovation of the Stowe Library continues to proceed. The architectural firm of DuBose Associates has prepared renderings of the entrance and the central part of the main floor. The new entrance will be at the bottom of the circular stairwell leading from the UCHC academic entrance to the basement floor. The present entrance would become the door leading into the proposed twenty-four hour study room. A renovated main floor will also include a single point of service desk combining the present circulation and information services desks, and bathrooms.
A major expense associated with this renovation program is that of the Library air handling system. Because this system was poorly designed originally, a significant portion of the funds to be requested for renovation will have to be directed at heating, cooling and ventilation. Problems with the existing air and temperature controls include drafts in the high ceiling area, unbalanced temperatures and inadequacy of heat/cooling zone controls.
The costs for air handling will mean that Library renovation will take place in two stages. The first stage will limit renovation to the Library's main entrance floor.
Another major consideration in this proposed renovation is asbestos abatement. At the time when the Library was constructed, asbestos was used in the plaster ceilings. These ceilings will have to be removed when the air handling system is upgraded.
the downturn in the economy has affected State finances, funding approval
for the implementation of Library renovation plans is going to be slow.
chose Edwidge Danticat's first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, for discussion.
Ms. Danticat's novel is semi-autobiographical and describes the lives
of four generations of Haitian women as they cope with the cultural conflicts
between New York and the rural areas of this island. The UCHC One Book
Program will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 4:30 p.m.,
in the Dental Dean's Conference Room. The discussion leader will be Dr.
Richard Reynolds, emeritus professor, English Department, University of
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