Past Events

Tuesday Feb. 20
4 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Research as Art is a unique competition that provides a platform for researchers to convey the importance, emotion, beauty and humanity of their research. It’s different to other image competitions, as it’s the story that’s most important. The image grabs your attention, and the text reveals the process, the passion, and the humanity behind the research. Event Details

Tuesday Feb. 20
two soldiers standing outside
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Benson Latin American Collection

Join us for an exhibition opening and gallery talk by photographer and LLILAS (ILAS) alumnus L. Rupert Chambers. Event Details

Wednesday Feb. 21
sci hub website with red text and black bird
Noon to 1 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Over the past decade, websites offering free, unauthorized copies of books and academic articles have grown rapidly. How are they maintained and used, and what might they mean for the future of scholarly publishing? Event Details

Wednesday Feb. 21
1 to 3 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Text analysis is a broad and multifaceted field within the digital humanities that can help users visualize, manipulate, and better understand text from both born-digital and physical sources. Event Details

Thursday Feb. 22
pink and blue event poster with description in black text
3 to 4 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

A roundtable discussion with Andrew Akhlaghi (History), Hina Azam (Middle Eastern Studies), Dale J. Correra (Libraries), Jonathan Kaplan (Middle Eastern Studies), and Marion Katz (NYG Middle East and Islamic Studies). Event Details

Thursday Feb. 22
event description over blue and orange graphics
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Library

Are you doing what you love? What are the pathways for turning your passion into a viable, sustainable business? Event Details

Friday Feb. 23
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

OpenRefine is a powerful, free, and easy-to-use tool that’s perfect for sifting through, cleaning up, and transforming datasets--tedious yet critical tasks for data analysis and sharing. Event Details

Tuesday Feb. 27
event name over illustrations of rules, pencils, and paper
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

The University of Texas Libraries is creating a plan for expanding the PCL Scholars Commons and we’re hosting a design charrette just for graduate students. Event Details

Wednesday Feb. 28
1 to 3 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Increasingly web mapping tools are being used to crowdsource geographic information gathering. With tools such as OpenStreetMap and wikimapia participants can edit world maps to increase accuracy and add information. Event Details

Wednesday Feb. 28
5 to 6 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Do you have a presentation or speech to give for class, a conference, or a student org meeting? This free workshop led by consultants from UT’s Public Speaking Center will teach you how to meet the needs of the assignment and your audience, so that you feel prepared and confident. Event Details