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Art Historian Barnitz Honored with Event, Exhibit

March 19, 2018

The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of Jacqueline Barnitz (1923–2017). The life and collection of the late art historian and professor emeritus will be celebrated in the Benson’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room on Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Selected materials from the archive will be on view in an exhibition titled The Legacy of Jacqueline Barnitz.

Excessive Noise Turns Six with "Green Paw"

March 8, 2018

Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library.  Organized by Russell Podgorsek — who earned his doctorate at the Butler School of Music and is an employee of the Fine Arts Library — the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs.  It also provides an opportunity for the premier of original works beyond the classroom.  While generally in the classical vein, Excessive Noise features work from a variety of traditions and perspectives.

Alexander Archive Acquires Buildings of Texas Collection

Feb. 27, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives at the Architecture and Planning Library has acquired source materials for a publication that provides a comprehensive survey of architecture in the Lone Star State.

Alexander Archive Acquires Buildings of Texas Collection

Feb. 27, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives at the Architecture and Planning Library has acquired source materials for a publication that provides a comprehensive survey of architecture in the Lone Star State.

Gaspar de Alba Donates Archive to Benson

Feb. 19, 2018

The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Alicia Gaspar de Alba Papers. Contents include drafts of creative works such as Calligraphy of the Witch (2007), La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge (2003), and Sor Juana’s Second Dream(1999) as well as notable academic publications like [Un]framing the “Bad Woman” (UT Press, 2014), Our Lady of Controversy (UT Press, 2011), and Making a Killing (UT Press, 2010).

Events & Exhibits, February 2-16

Jan. 29, 2018

Workshop @PCL Data and Donuts: Sweet Data Storage and Security Details

Friday, February 2, 3-4 p.m.

Learning Lab 4, Perry-Castañeda Library

 

Engineering Library Open House

Tuesday, February 6, 1-3 p.m.

EER 1.706

 

Research + Pizza: Ayelet Haimson Lushkov on Game of Thrones

Wednesday, February 7, Noon-1 p.m.

Revisiting the Guatemalan Police Archive

Jan. 26, 2018

How can we process 80 million pages of historical documents?

The question is a philosophical one, about the ability of our minds to conceive of such a large number of documents. The Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive, AHPN) in Guatemala City contains about eighty million documents, or about 135 years of records from the National Police of Guatemala.

Libraries Host an Evening with “Two Guys on Your Head”

Jan. 24, 2018

Event: The University of Texas Libraries present “An Evening with ‘Two Guys on your Head,’” featuring Dr. Bob Duke and Dr. Art Markman, with Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks and UT Libraries’ Director Lorraine Haricombe. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Where: UFCU Room, Perry-Castañeda Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Students Print 6-String Violin in The Foundry (Video)

Jan. 23, 2018

Sean Riley is a musician and Ph.D. candidate studying music entrepreneurship at the Butler School of Music. Riley stumbled upon a score by American composter John Adams in the Fine Arts Library that he'd been interested in playing for a while, but the music required a 6-string violin. So Riley did what any creative entrepreneur would do: he made one. 

Read the complete story here.