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Event: Science Study Break features UT alum Dr. Jason Thalken on martial arts. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 10. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Rumble in the SAC, as the first...
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring music for winds with Chris Prosser, Russell Podgorsek, and performances by the Butler School of Music Graduate Saxophone Quartet, the Aero Quintet, and current DMA students Charlotte Daniel (flute) and Chad Ibison (guitar). WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday,...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Janine Barchas on “What Jane Saw.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, February 4. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The lunchtime lecture series...
What: Research + Pizza: Professor Sherri Greenberg discusses municipal organization and governance.  This event is free and open to the public. When: 12:30 p.m, Tuesday, November 4. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin....
For the last several years, the University of Texas Libraries has staked out a week during the semester to highlight the resources and services that can provide students with the tools and support they need to put forth their best efforts for class projects and final exams. Though normally...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Luis Sentis (Mechanical Engineering) on robots. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 29 Where: Jackson Geoscience Building (JGB 2.216) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Beware Skynet. Your future robot...
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances by the Cordova Quartet, Bereket, Duo Brucoco, Pamela Wilkinson, Russell Podgorsek and Reema Bounajem. WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014. WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin BACKGROUND: The fall...
Beginning this month, the Alexander Architectural Archive — part of the University of Texas Libraries — presents a new architecture exhibit series that focuses on buildings with ties to the archive’s collections. The “To Better Know a Building” series launches with an exhibit featuring the Kimbell...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Jaimie Davis talks about low-fat vs. low-carb diets.  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, October 8. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Our lunchtime...
AUSTIN, Texas — Lorraine J. Haricombe has been selected as the new vice provost and director of libraries at The University of Texas at Austin. Haricombe currently serves as the dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. She begins her new position Feb. 1, 2015. “Dr. Haricombe brings to UT...
The University of Texas Libraries is taking part in an international campaign to promote freedom of access to scholarly research through a series of events taking place in October. Open Access Week — now in its 8th year — is an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue to...
COLLEGE STATION—A library facility collaboratively constructed in 2013 and jointly operated by The Texas AM University and University of Texas Systems was originally designed to accommodate one million volumes with an optional expansion to handle an additional two million volumes.  As volumes pour...
Event: Texas Banned Books: Questions Answers, a panel on censorship. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, September 24 Where: UFCU Student Learning Commons in the Perry-Castañeda Library at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The University of Texas...
The Department of English and the University of Texas Libraries welcome premiere Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis for a reading of her poetry later this month. Lewis was named the inaugural National Poet of Wales in 2005 and held that position through 2006. She is a former Harkness Fellow (a reciprocal to...
What: “Films in Person” films series featuring 21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children. This event is free and open to the public. When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts Library hosts the third...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Wallace Fowler (Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics) on living and working in space. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 23 Where: Garrison Hall (GAR 0.102) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background:...
The University of Texas Libraries is participating in a national campaign to raise awareness of how libraries are being transformed from the stuffy book warehouses of yore into modern centers of community that provide unexpected opportunities to each and every user. “Outside the Lines” is a week-...
Even modern moves towards ever more transitory forms of communication – from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram – draw on a long history of poetry as community. The University of Texas Libraries continue to weave together new media with books on the shelves with the opening of the new UT Poetry...
Event: Make Some Noise @ The Library: Dance Party Film Screening. The event is free and open to the public. When: 8 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 Where: Plaza of the Perry-Castañeda Library at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: This Friday, the façade of the PCL will once again become...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Steven Kornguth talks about sports-related head injuries.  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, September 3. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Research +...
  amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/centeramp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;   Three years before Jack the Ripper terrorized the Whitechapel district of London, Austin had its own shadowy killer prowling the streets of the Violet Crown in a reign of terror that resulted in the deaths of...
The University of Texas Libraries announce the opening of two new spaces to meet the technology needs of students, faculty and staff working on multimedia-rich projects. The Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) and the Fine Arts Library now host Media Labs that feature upgraded technologies used for the...
Are you interested in ways the libraries can support your academic success?  The University of Texas Libraries is looking for focus group participants to tell us what you need as we plan and develop learning spaces and services.  Who:  UT-Austin Graduate Students When:  Wednesday, June 25 from noon...
Event: “You Are Here: What a Relief!” This event is free and open to the public.  When: 1 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Where: Walter Geology Library, JGB 4.202, The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The University of Texas Libraries is providing a moment of relief in the final anxious days...
The University of Texas Libraries will host a scholarly presentation on documents that shed light on maritime trade in the medieval Indian Ocean world. Professor Donald Davis from the Department of Asian Studies will talk about an extraordinary set of copper plates surviving from the 9th century...
The University of Texas Libraries is again returning its Libraries Fair to the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) plaza for its sixth year participating in the university’s Research Week celebration. Ten campus branches of the Libraries will converge at the PCL from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to provide a...
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries have announced the winner of the 2014 Signature Course Information Literacy Award. Katherine Barnhart— a student in the Business Honors Program in the McCombs School of Business— was selected from a pool of 32 nominations for the award based on her...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection—collectively LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections—has received a grant of $149,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to carry out a project titled “Post-...
Event: National Poetry Month: Texas Poet Laureates Rosemary Catacalos and Dean Young read from their work. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 Where: UFCU Student Learning Commons in the Perry-Castañeda Library at The University of Texas at Austin....
A familiar name from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is being celebrated through scholarship resulting from a lifelong commitment to the study of theatre. In conjunction with the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism in the Department of Theatre...
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection announces the donation of materials related to the creation of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The Tejano Monument, Inc. Records archive includes the historical documents, blueprints, audio, video and other artifacts...
EVENT: ¡A Viva Voz! presents a live performance by East LA band Las Cafeteras. This event is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 WHERE: The Benson Latin American Collection (SRH 1.106) BACKGROUND: LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents the...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Damon Waitt talks about native Texas plants and invasive species.  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, April 2. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Just in...
  Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Vernita Gordon (Physics) and Dr. Martin Kevorkian (English) on Doctor Who. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 4. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The...
What: Research + Pizza: Dr. Alberto Martínez dissects the origin stories of science.  This event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, March 5. Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Did Newton...
  The University of Texas Libraries has launched two services to make access to its vast informational resources even easier and more convenient. “Pick It Up” is the rebranding of the former Materials Retrieval service that enables patrons to request eligible materials — books and audiovisual...
Event:  “Zines in the Scholarly World,” a panel featuring artist Michael Sieben. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6–7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library, DFA 3.200 (map). Background:  The Fine Arts Library will host a will...
Event: The David O. Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama and Literature – “Yehudi Menuhin: Violinist and Visionary.” This event is free and open to the public. When: 5:30 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The 9th...
Thousands of vintage and rare vinyl records and tens of thousands of compact discs have found a new home at the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin as part of the largest single infusion of resources in the library's history. Students, faculty, researchers and other patrons will...
Event: “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 4. Where: Benson Latin American Collection, Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.108, The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The University of Texas Libraries is...
As the final push of the semester once again approaches, and anxiety levels are on the rise, the University of Texas Libraries are trying to help ease the tension. The Libraries will kick off their annual "Crunch Time" resources clearing house from November 4-15 at various branches around campus to...
Event: Research + Pizza features Dr. Robert Young on sustainable cities. The event is free and open to the public. When: Noon, Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library, Room 2.500 (map). Background: School of Architecture faculty Dr. Robert...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Wilson Geisler on forensic imaging. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: Department of Psychology professor...
What: “Films in Person” films series featuring Moolaadé. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2013. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The Fine Arts Library is introducing a faculty-curated film series with a...
  Relocation of the McKinney Engineering Library: UPDATE (10/25/13): A comprehensive FAQ page has been launched at the McKinney Engineering Library's website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/engin/faq.html The McKinney Engineering Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday October 25, 2013 and will begin...
The University of Texas Libraries is promoting the movement for unimpeded accessibility to scholarly research in a series of events marking international Open Access Week 2013. Open Access Week  — now in its 7th year — carries the theme “Open Access: Redefining Impact” and features events...
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Russell Poldrack of the Imaging Research Center self-experimentation in film. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin....
Event: You Are Here: Austin Represent. The event is free and open to the public. When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Where: PCL Map Room in the Perry-Castañeda Library at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The University of Texas Libraries is launching a series of...
At 8 p.m. on Monday, October 14, the University of Texas Libraries and Student Government will launch 24-hour service at the Perry-Castañeda Library for the fall semester, with a small celebration to follow in the Collaborative Commons on 5th floor. The PCL will open for 24-hour service on October...
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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.