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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...
What: Screening of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men for “Films in Person” series at the Fine Arts Library hosted by Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas. This event is free and open to the public. When:  5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 Background: The Fine Arts Library presents a screening of 12 Angry Men for the “Films...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has named the Periods, Organized (PeriodO) web project as a finalist for its grant awards in the first cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The $237,744...
The University of Texas Libraries host a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focusing on the very topical issue of global migration Tuesday, April 12 from noon-2 p.m. in Learning Lab 3 of the Learning Commons at the Perry-Castañeda Library. In light of the Syrian refugee crisis, Global Studies professionals...
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections proudly presents the 14th annual ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration of Latina/o Arts and Culture: “Historias/Viajes: A Conversation with Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson,” moderated by Norma E. Cantú. The event takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7...
Need a study break and a snack? The usability team at the UT Libraries is seeking real users like you to spend 15-20 minutes giving us feedback about our website to help us make improvements. As a small token of our appreciation, we'll have tasty snacks and cold drinks on hand for volunteers. This...
4:30pm, 04/07/16: The Hamilton Book Awards Showcase has been postponed until a later date to provide participants and attendees an opportunity to take part in a vigil honoring Haruka Weiser which occurs this evening at 5:30 p.m on the East Mall. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide...
EVENT: Cine-Lit looks at Turkey through screening of film “Our Grand Despair” and discussion of the play “Solum” by Mustafa Kaplan. WHEN: “Our Grand Despair” film screening, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. Discussion of Mustafa Kaplan’s “Solum,” 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 12. WHERE: Perry-Castañeda Library,...
Event: Science Study Break presents Bruce Porter discussing artificial intelligence. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 23. Where: Jackson Geosciences Building (JGB 2.216) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Should we be afraid, be very afraid of...
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 5, 2016. WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin BACKGROUND: The latest installment of the popular...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries has partnered with Sanger Learning Center — an academic support unit of the School of Undergraduate Studies — to pilot a program to provide students assistance with public speaking. The Public Speaking Center (PSC) will reside in a newly renovated...
AUSTIN, Texas—The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has launched the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies to equip creative students with technological skills for the 21st-century economy. The center will facilitate the creation of new works and inventions that...
Event: Science Study Break presents Dr. Nancy Daley on human sexuality. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 25. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: We’re getting into bed for a steamy new...
What: Research + Pizza: Suzanne Scott, “The Force of Fans.” This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Room (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The first Research + Pizza of 2016 examines a dark...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries has opened a new space in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) designed to meet the needs of graduate students and other dedicated scholars. The Scholars Commons is a proof-of-concept pilot envisioned to provide a place in the flagship branch of the...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries have partnered with Student Success Initiatives in the Provost Office, the College of Natural Sciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Sanger Learning Center to create a supported learning space for students in the Science, Technology,...
The Hearst Foundations have awarded a $200,000 grant to the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin to help create a common makerspace — called the Foundry — where students can create 3-D objects,...
Event: “Year of Open — Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success” featuring David Ernst. The event is free and open to the public. When: 2 p.m., Thursday, November 5. Where: Texas Governors' Room (Texas Union 3.116) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: As skyrocketing...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Fritz Benedict (Astronomy), “Look to the Stars.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The next...
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances by current and past students and faculty of the Butler School of Music. WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015. WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin BACKGROUND: The next installment of the Excessive...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Eva Noyola of the McDonald Observatory. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, October 29. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Comedian Steven Wright once said that...
What: “Crosstalk” faculty book readings.  This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, October 22. Where:  Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts Library is hosting a twist on the familiar faculty book reading with six...
What: Research + Pizza: Amber Heard-Booth, “Walk This Way”  This event is free and open to the public. When: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Lunchtime research series...
Online users can now travel back in time to the medieval world by clicking through a collection of international research on the first digital platform of its kind from The University of Texas at Austin. The Web portal known as “MappaMundi” — a Latin word meaning “world map” — presents the world...
What: “To Better Know a Building: The Charles Moore House, Orinda, California.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: Opening reception, 6 p.m., Monday, October 19. Where: Reading Room, Architecture and Planning Library (BTL 200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The...
Event: “Year of Open: The Future is Now and It’s Open” featuring David Wiley of Lumen Learning. The event is free and open to the public. When: 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 29. Where: Texas Governors' Room (Texas Union 3.116) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: As traditional notions of...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Michael Drew of the Department of Neuroscience on brain capacity. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 29. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: By now the...
The University of Texas Libraries is hosting a series of events to showcase the changing face of research in the field of digital humanities. Spanning five days, “Hacking the Humanities @ The UT Libraries”will feature experts in digital research and education from JSTOR Labs — the experimental...
The University of Texas Libraries is participating in the second annual national campaign to raise awareness of how libraries are being transformed in unexpected ways to form the basis of modern centers of innovative inquiry, discovery, community and fun for each and every user. “Outside the Lines...
Students may apply online for PCL lockers September 9, 10 and 11. The application period begins at 9am on the September 9 and ends at 5pm on the September 11. Lockers are assigned free of charge for a one-year period beginning in September and ending August 15. Currently enrolled University of...
What: “Films in Person” films series featuring Enamorada. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, September 24. 5 p.m., book signing by Charles Ramírez Berg. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts Library...
What: Research + Pizza: Sean Farris, “Genetics and Alcoholism.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Lunchtime research...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Learning Commons in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) opened at the beginning of this fall semester, creating a cross-campus collaborative space to support developments in student learning styles and needs at The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas Libraries and...
What: Katrina Memory.  This event is free and open to the public. When: 5-7:30 p.m., Monday, August 24. Where: Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, Meeting Room #2, 1161 Angelina St., Austin, Texas. Background: In recognition of the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the...
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, service desks at the University of Texas Libraries will follow the university's weather emergency operational schedule and close at 5pm today. The Perry-Castañeda Library building will remain open regular hours without service until midnight tonight. Please...
Due to extensive construction in the Jackson Geosciences Building, the Walter Geology Library will close to the public at close of business on Friday, May 15, 2015, and reopen on August 24, 2015, or such time as the building is released by the contractors. During this period, JGB will be...
What: Research + Pizza: Mary Steinhardt, “Keep Calm and Take Finals.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Time to relax and...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries have announced the winners of the 2015 Signature Course Information Literacy Award. This award recognizes exemplary student work that achieves the learning outcomes of the Signature Course information literacy requirement. Three winners were chosen...
Event: “Singing the Body”: UT Poetry Center presents CantoMundo Poets ire’ne lara silva and Octavio Quintanilla with Barrio Writers Youth Poets. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 Where: UT Poetry Center, UFCU Student Learning Commons, Perry-Castañeda...
Event: The Fine Arts Library hosts a cataloging party in honor of its zine collection. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 4.104) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts Library (FAL) is hosting an...
Event: Opening reception for “Hardware Not Responding” exhibition of videogame consoles and electronic toys. This event is free and open to the public. When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts...
Event: The Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase and Reception with Denise Spellberg, Desmond Lawler, Huaiyin Li, and Allison Lowery. This event is free and open to the public. When: 4 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500) at The University of Texas at Austin....
Event: The David O. Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama and Literature – Dr. Brant Pope Presents Henrik Ibsen. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The 10th Annual...
What: Open access advocate and SPARC representative Nick Shockey discusses the impact of OA on graduate students, universities and other public research institutions. This event is free and open to the public. When: 12-1:30 p.m.,Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Where: Perry Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500),...
EVENT: The Excessive Noise Concert Series: “Orient-Occident” featuring music bridging the East and the West. Free and open to the public. WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015. WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin BACKGROUND: Associate Professor Kirsten Cather...
The Perry-Castañeda Library will remain open for use on its regular 24-hour schedule during the university-wide weather closure. Patron services — including InterLibrary Services, Circulation, Reference and other staff-reliant services will observe university operational delays and return at 1 p.m...
What: Butler School of Music Faculty Book Reading. This event is free and open to the public. When: 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background:  Two leading musicology and ethnomusicology professors from The University of Texas at...
What: Web-Mapping for the Humanities: Introduction to WorldMap with Suzanne Blier When: 4-5:30 p.m.,Wednesday, March 4 Where: AVAYA Auditorium, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB 2.302) Background: WorldMap is an open-source software platform developed at Harvard University to lower barriers for...
What: “Films in Person” films series featuring Shield and Spear. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background:  The Fine Arts Library hosts the fourth installment of its faculty-...
What: Research + Pizza: Gary Freeman on the politics of immigration.  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, March 4. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Research + Pizza courts a timely...

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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.