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For more information about this and all University of Texas Libraries news releases, please contact the current Communications Director, Travis Willmann, at traviswillmann@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 495-4644.


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The University of Texas at Austin has received a grant of $700,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a project through LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections titled “Cultivating a Latin American Post-Custodial Archival Praxis.” The project focuses on building local capacity...
Event: “Beyond Barriers: The Community's Role in Sustaining Diversity,” a panel featuring Austin Mayor Steve Adler. This event is free and open to the public.
When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27.
Where: Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), UFCU Room, 2.500, The University of Texas at Austin.
Background:...
AUSTIN, Texas — The Alexander Architectural Archives and Architecture & Planning Library at The University of Texas at Austin have acquired the archive and personal library of award-winning author, architect and educator Dr. Anthony Alofsin, FAIA.
The Anthony Alofsin Archive — a donation by...
A project has been scheduled to take place over Spring Break (3/13-3/19) that will limit access to the 5th floor of PCL at times.
The floor will be accessible Monday, March 13, through Thursday, March 16, but will be closed on Friday, March 17. Materials located on 5th floor can be requested at the...
Event: The Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase and Reception with Charles Ramirez Berg, Luis H. Zayas and Madeline Y. Hsu. This event is free and open to the public.
When: 3 p.m., Thursday, March 23.
Where: Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Background: The...
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances and compositions by students and faculty of the Butler School of Music.
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2016.
WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin
BACKGROUND: The popular Excessive Noise Concert...
The Architecture & Planning Library and the Alexander Architectural Archives recognize the 80th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower’s dedication with an exhibit featuring the most iconic structure on the Forty Acres.
The Tower is the subject of the fifth installment of the “To Better...

New York artist Yael Kanarek comes to The University of Texas at Austin as the first artist-in-residence at The Foundry, a makerspace recently launched at the Fine Arts Library.
February 6-10, Kanarek will workshop with students from various College of Fine Arts (COFA) programs, explore uses for...
What: Screening of “Nothing But a Man” (1964), directed by Michael Roemer.
Where:  Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200). Free and open to the public.
When: Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., reception/6:00 p.m., introduction & screening.
Background: The Fine Arts Library celebrated Black History Month...
The University of Texas Libraries have launched a new series of workshops intended to provide guidance on issues of data management throughout the lifecycle of research.
“Data and Donuts” will take place on Fridays throughout the spring and feature librarians and specialists in data management....
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of the Texas Data Repository (TDR), a new option for publishing and archiving datasets and other digital data products developed or used in support of research activities at the University of Texas at Austin.
TDR complements Texas...
AUSTIN, Texas — The Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin has received archives of noted dancer, choreographer, teacher and innovator Yacov Sharir.
A faculty member in the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance for almost forty years, Dr. Yacov Sharir has performed for...
What: Screening of “Major!” produced and directed by Annalise Ophelian for “Films in Person” series at the Fine Arts Library hosted by Matt Richardson. This event is free and open to the public.
When: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16.
Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas...

The University of Texas Libraries has taken the first step to institute an open access policy for staff at The University of Texas at Austin.
A modest plan to induce Libraries staff to deposit articles and conference papers into Texas ScholarWorks, the university’s digital repository, was recently...
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances and compositions by students and faculty of the Butler School of Music.
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2016.
WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin
BACKGROUND: The popular Excessive Noise Concert...

AUSTIN, Texas — More than 500,000 books from the stacks of the Benson Latin American Collection, a trove of treasures related to Latin America, have been digitized and are now accessible online. The project is part the University of Texas Libraries partnership with Google to digitize books and...
Event: “Year of Open: Evolving Scholarly Practice and the New Challenges for Scholarly Communications” featuring Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information. The event is free and open to the public.
When: 10 a.m., Thursday, September 22.
Where: Learning Lab 1 in the Perry-Castañeda...
Event: The Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase and Reception with Stephennie Mulder, Donna Kornhaber, Fernando Lara and Kelly McDonough. This event is free and open to the public.
When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.
Where: Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500) at The University of Texas at...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin are launching a new productivity space that allows library users to take ideas and turn them into reality.
“The Foundry,” a new maker space set to open in the Fine Arts Library (FAL),...
Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett has been chosen as the new director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. A faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin since 1990, she is a professor in the departments of History and Religious Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the...

For more information about this and all University of Texas Libraries news releases, please contact the current Communications Director, Travis Willmann, at traviswillmann@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 495-4644.