University at Buffalo Libraries

The University at Buffalo Libraries is the university library system of the University at Buffalo. The library's collections includes some 3.8 million print volumes, as well as media, special collections. The Libraries subscribe to some 350 research databases and 10,000 electronic journals. Notable collections include the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection, the James Joyce Collection, the Love Canal Collections, the Robert Graves Collection. In 1922, Ruth Bartholomew was appointed as the first University Librarian; the library was located in Foster Hall but was moved to larger quarters in the second floor of Hayes Hall. In 1929, Thomas B. Lockwood donated $500,000 to the University of Buffalo for the construction of a library building. In the spring of 1935, the library was moved to the newly constructed Lockwood Memorial Library building. Designed by noted Buffalo architect E. B. Green and built in classic Georgian architectural style, the building was an elegant, four-story structure located at the heart of the South Campus.

In addition to providing funds for the building, Lockwood donated his personal collection of rare books, establishing an impressive foundation for the new library. On April 19, 1979, the new Lockwood Memorial Library was opened. Designed for the new campus in Amherst, the Lockwood Memorial Library name was to be placed on the new library in recognition of the original endowment established by Mr. Lockwood; the original Lockwood Memorial Library, renamed Charles D. Abbott Hall / Health Sciences Library, was renovated and enlarged in 1983–1985. University at Buffalo Libraries

Star by Star

Star by Star is the ninth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars expanded universe. It is a science fiction novel written by Troy Denning and published in 2001. In this dark and dangerous time for the New Republic, the cruel Yuuzhan Vong continue their mission: galactic conquest; the Yuuzhan Vong have begun cloning voxyn, creatures capable of hunting Jedi through the Force and killing them. Former Chief of State Leia Organa Solo faces a difficult crisis; as the Jedi Knights mourn the victims of the voxyn, Anakin Solo prepares a dangerous plan. He will lead a strike force made of his Force-adept friends into the core of an enemy worldship over Myrkr in attempt to kill the original voxyn. There, he will come into contact with evil, the destiny of the New Republic... and himself. The book saw the creation of the deadly YVH 1 Droids that were built as a response to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion and the Fall of Coruscant; the Jedi find themselves in considerable danger when the Yuuzhan Vong unleash feral creatures called voxyn on them.

These voxyn are aggressive and difficult to kill, worst of all for the Jedi, they can hunt through the Force and have been engineered to hunt down Jedi. Leia Organa Solo captures one such beast but not before she is wounded, it is discovered that all voxyn are clones of an original genetically modified beast native to Myrkr, the location of the Yuuzhan Vong voxyn cloning facility. In order to foil the threat posed by the voxyn, Anakin Solo and the Jedi Council consider sending a specialized all-Jedi strike team to take out the cloning facility; the idea faced some resistance from Han Solo who rightly believed that the mission was dangerous and was unwilling to send all three of his children right into Yuuzhan Vong territory. The choice was Luke Skywalker's, leading the Jedi, who thought that it was their only chance and volunteered himself for the mission. Anakin rejected his offer on the grounds that he was too valuable to the New Republic and the Jedi, as well as being too important and strong for the Yuuzhan Vong to consider taking alive.

Instead, Anakin volunteers himself and others follow his lead. The final group comprises Anakin, Ulaha Kore, Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka Djo, Tahiri Veila and Alema Rar among others. While the initial part of the mission goes smoothly, things begin to get out of hand once the team landed on the worldship orbiting Myrkr. While they are there, they are ambushed by voxyn and Yuuzhan Vong warriors commanded by Nom Anor and Vergere, they run into Nightsister Lomi Plo and her Shadow Academy apprentice Welk. After some debate, Anakin decides that Lomi Plo and Welk should join them, although Zekk predicts that they will be double-crossed by the Dark Jedi. There are several casualties along the way to the original or'queen' voxyn, but the biggest blow falls when Anakin is injured. Weary and injured, the Jedi soon come under attack once again and although they escape, the damage to Anakin has been done, they soon learn that Welk and Lomi Plo have made off with the spacecraft Anakin had intended to use for their getaway, taking with them Raynar Thul, an old friend of Jaina and Jacen.

This means that the group are stranded aboard the worldship with a worsening Anakin. Anakin soon realizes, he dies fighting off many Yuuzhan Vong, destroying all of the voxyn cloning samples, buying the time his comrades needed in order to escape the Yuuzhan Vong. His death is felt by his uncle Luke Skywalker and his mother Leia Solo, the former noting that before his death, Anakin had become one with the Force. Before his death, he leaves his brother Jacen in charge of their group. After a brief period of mourning during which tensions within the group rise and Jaina decided to split up. Jaina wants to retrieve her brother's body. On his way there, he meets the mysterious Vergere who shows him the way to the voxyn queen whom he fights and defeats. After this, she delivers him right into the waiting hands of the Yuuzhan Vong. Jaina, has retrieved her brother's body and reluctantly leads what is left of their group off of the Myrkr worldship via a stolen Vong frigate, leaving Jacen behind with the Yuuzhan Vong.

Before her departure, she has begun to show signs of dark side tendencies that rose from the loss of Anakin. The Yuuzhan Vong warfleet attacks Coruscant from the OboRin Comet Cluster, having assembled at such staging positions like Borleias, they use refugee ships containing prisoners from earlier battles to shield the Vong fleet. With the efforts of legendary leaders such as General Garm Bel Iblis, Admiral Traest Kre'fey, General Wedge Antilles, Supreme Commander Sien Sovv, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, the Yuuzhan Vong are too plentiful to be thwarted, it was said that the Vong fleet numbered "tens of thousands", that half of the New Republic space navy was present. Chief of State Borsk Fey'lya made Admiral Sovv command the battle in front of a full session of the Senate; as a result, the New Republic forces have no effective overall strategy, discipline breaks down. When Sovv orders that the fleet hold their fire in order to not hit the refugee ships, Iblis flat out ignores him, his Fleet Group operate under his command for the rest of the bat