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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How can we process 80 million pages of historical documents?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.

Event Celebrates Opening of Puga Archive

Jan. 18, 2018

Event: “Escritura y autofiguración en los diarios de María Luisa Puga” with Irma López and Patricia Puga. This event is free and open to the public. Lecture in Spanish without translation.

When: 4 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Where: Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room

Events & Exhibits, January 19-February 1

Jan. 17, 2018

Workshop @PCL Data and Donuts: Managing Data: A Guide to Good Practice

Friday, January 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castañeda Library

In this 1.5-hour workshop, you will get a general introduction to core data management concepts, practical tips for things like backups and file formats, and a wealth of information about tools and resources available to UT faculty, staff, and students.


McKinney Engineering Library Reopens in Enhanced Space

Jan. 17, 2018

The Libraries are pleased to announce the reopening of the McKinney Engineering Library in the beautiful new Engineering Education and Research Center (EER).

Friday Finds: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Jan. 11, 2018

Gillian Naylor’s 1971 book The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of Its Sources, Ideals and Influence on Design Theory explores theory and purposes of the Arts and Crafts movement.  According to Naylor, “its motivations were social and moral, and its aesthetic values derived from the conviction that society produces the art and architecture it deserves” (pg. 7).  This is, in part, what Naylor seeks to understand.  By placing the Arts and Crafts movement in its historical context, as well as demonstrating how the movement fits in the larger field of design.