Mary Bowden received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, and taught in the Department of English at UT for 16 years. After her retirement from teaching, she has continued her independent scholarship. She has so far written three books: Philip Freneau (1972), Washington Irving (1981), and On the Road with Washington Irving: Chiefly in 1832 (2009).
AUSTIN, Texas (June 15, 2010) — Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon has awarded the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection the Medalla 1808, an award presented for contributions to the study and development of Mexican history and culture.
The Benson was cited as "honorably representing Mexico's history through its highly recognized achievements in the field of academic and research development," by the History Awards Committee composed of directors of the Mexican Academy of History, El Colegio de México and the Institute of Historical Research at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries is currently administering a service quality survey to solicit input from students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin.
Six thousand people – 4,800 current students and 1,200 members of faculty – were randomly chosen to take part in the LibQUAL+ web survey. Those selected received an email invitation last week requesting their participation and providing a link to a short survey that takes about five minutes to complete.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 5, 2010) – The University of Texas Libraries is pronouncing March 8-14 AudioBook Week with the launch of a new subscription to MyiLibrary Audio.
The Libraries initial MyiLibrary Audio collection features more than 450 titles including popular general fiction, literary fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography and creative non-fiction. The collection includes books read by award-winning audiobook performers, and allows users to browse for titles and hear a sample before virtual checkout.
AUSTIN, Texas (January 27, 2010)—The Fine Arts Library (FAL) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer a new service to expand access to its audiovisual (AV) collections.
Available now, users will be able to have audiovisual materials at FAL delivered to a convenient campus branch of the University of Texas Libraries.
AUSTIN, Texas —The Human Rights Documentation Initiative, a project of the University of Texas Libraries, has launched its website.
The Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) website provides archived web resources for distance research, highlights human rights related archival materials at UT, informs the public on HRDI’s current documentation partnerships and promotes human rights events and research occurring at The University of Texas at Austin. The site also features a blog to document participant perspectives, project trips, and experiences regarding the work being done to advance the project. The HRDI has concurrently launched a Twitter feed to provide real-time project updates, event reminders and human rights related news.