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  • University of Texas Libraries Newsletter | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    for the Ages Good Night Mrs Calabash Fall Winter 2013 Great Universities Great Libraries Think Space Fred L Thomson Memorial Room Small Gifts Big Difference Are You a Library Alumni Council Member Gives Back KUT Acquisition Libraries at Work UT Libraries Joins Hathi Trust Across the 12 13 Divide Spring 2013 Information Literacy Grants Dr David O Nilsson Fine Arts Rolls out the Red Carpet Rivals Working Together Taiwan s National Central Library Literary Longhorns Libraries Launch New Search Tool Staff Highlighter Gina Giovannone Kristen Hogan Recommends Vice Provost s Thoughts Fall 2012 Summer Accomplishments READ Literacy Campaign 24 5 Now At PCL FAL Gets Houlberg Library Benson Honors Tejano Legend Dancing About Libraries Materials Retrieval Launch Cycling for Librarians Primeros Libros Additions Vice Provost s Thoughts Spring Summer 2012 The Call Number for Human Rights Benson LLILAS Pilot Joint Endeavor Centennial of Battle Hall Primeros Libros Recent bequests support Libraries Fullman Brings Long String Instrument Food for the Mind Another Successful Year for SSB Ryan Steans Recommends Vice Provost s Thoughts Spring 2011 Heath Talks Assessment Libraries Open Rwanda Archive UFCU Supports Science Study Break FAL Hosts Fantasticks Creators Adopt Me Littlefield Fund Provides Resources Architecture Looks Back Beth Kerr Recommends Staff Highlighter Vice Provost s Thoughts Spring Summer 2010 International Honor for the Benson Blogging Heads Wishes Come True Dancing in the Library We Love UT Libraries Campaign Globetrotter Roberts Exhibition Staff Highlighter Scholar in the Stacks Alison O Balle Recommends Vice Provost s Thoughts Fall Winter 2009 2010 Building on the Texas Digital Library Welcome Back Shepard Boosts Archive Honor Roll 2008 2009 Human Rights Documentation HRDI Gets a Home on the Web Where Science Meets the Masses Fine Arts Recognizes World Aids Day Jill Emery Recommends Vice Provost s Thoughts Spring 2009 Libraries Team Builds for the Future Libraries Program Honors Jordan Fourth Nilsson Does The Real Thing Acadamy Award Winner Visit A Viva Voz Fred Heath Elected Chair Clint Chamberlain Recommends Staff Highlighter Gifts in Action Vice Provost s Thoughts Fall 2008 Libraries Preserve Rwandan Record with Bridgeway Grant Archivist Christian Kelleher Talks about Bridgeway Thus Far Landmarks at the Libraries University of Texas Libraries Honor Roll 2007 2008 Welcome Back Benson Latin American Collection Opens Horman Papers To Research New Council Members Grant a wish Tim Strawn Recommends Staff Highlighter Meghan Sitar Announcing The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era Spring 2008 New Hires Help to Enhance Direction Free the Books Information Literacy and the New Core Curriculum Roberts Creates New Endowment Honoring Heath The New Library Hydrology Fund Susan Ardis Recommends New Life Science Library Endowment Staff Highlighter Glen Worley The Science of Pop Culture Third Annual Nilsson Lecture Features Local Playwrights UT Libraries Hosts Annual ALADN Conference June 2008 Fall 2007 Students Get a Room of Their Own Libraries Incorporates New Integrated System New Library Benefits for Texas Exes Hispanic Genealogy Society Gathers at Life Science We Have Books Janice Duff Recommends TDL Receives IMLS Grant Spring 2007 UFCU s 500

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/newsletters/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News Archive | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Newspapers Government Information Research by Subject Library Widgets Library Services Borrowing Ask Librarian Reserves InterLibrary Services Copying Printing Study Spaces Teaching Learning Services Media Services Suggest a Purchase Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home About the Libraries News Archive News Information University of Texas Libraries Newsletter News Releases News Archive Press Clippings state and national recognition of our Libraries Other Sites of Interest Texas Digital Library Support Your Libraries Ask a Librarian News Archive January 2015 3 October 2014 8 September 2014 7 August 2014 3 July 2014 3 June 2014 2 April 2014 6 March 2014 5 February 2014 5 January 2014 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 11 September 2013 5 August 2013 4 July 2013 1 June 2013 1 May 2013 4 April 2013 5 March 2013 3 February 2013 5 January 2013 4 December 2012 2 November 2012 4 October 2012 4 September 2012 2 August 2012 4 July 2012 1 May 2012 4 April 2012 6 March 2012 2 1 2 3 next last For more information about this and all University of Texas Libraries news releases please contact the current Communications Director Travis Willmann at traviswillmann

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/newsreleases (2016-02-17)
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  • UT Libraries, Liberal Arts Open New Learning Center | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    by President Gregory Fenves Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Randy Diehl and Vice Provost and Director of the UT Libraries Lorraine Haricombe The 20 000 square foot renovation is the largest transformation of space since the library opened in 1977 and represents an effort to adapt to the changing needs and practices of academic library users as well as to the expectations of the larger campus community for a 21st century research library The new space includes five technology rich classrooms for adaptive collaborative learning techniques a 44 seat media lab with high end software and consultation and meeting areas available to all students as well as faculty who want to incorporate digital literacy into their courses The Learning Commons now houses the University Writing Center administered by the College of Liberal Arts in a first of its kind partnership with the Libraries designed to streamline student resources and create a one stop shop for student research and productivity This collaboration represents a significant turning point in the 22 year history of our writing center by promoting strong and effective communication skills in a central campus location said Randy Diehl dean of the College of Liberal Arts In addition to writing assistance from writing center staff and support for digital media projects using enhanced media lab hardware and software students will continue to receive instruction and research consultations with professional librarians UT Libraries hope to introduce additional services and workshops in the future through campus partnerships including oral communication consultations for presentations drop in tutoring sessions with staff from the Sanger Learning Center and help with statistical analysis using specialized software available in the Learning Commons Research shows that academic support services such as libraries and writing centers help students do better in college said Michele Ostrow head

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/ut-libraries-liberal-arts-open-new-learning-center (2016-02-17)
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  • Year of Open: David Ernst on Open Textbooks, 11/5 | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Libraries Newsletter News Releases News Archive Press Clippings state and national recognition of our Libraries Other Sites of Interest Texas Digital Library Support Your Libraries Ask a Librarian Year of Open David Ernst on Open Textbooks 11 5 Event Year of Open Open Textbooks Access Affordability and Academic Success featuring David Ernst The event is free and open to the public When 2 p m Thursday November 5 Where Texas Governors Room Texas Union 3 116 at The University of Texas at Austin Background As skyrocketing costs increasingly affect the perceived value of a college degree and negatively impact retention and graduation rates what can be done to mitigate financial pressures for students in the academy Dr David Ernst discusses how the adoption of open textbooks can help overcome the impediments of access and cost to improve student success outcomes Dr David Ernst is the Chief Information Officer in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota as well as Executive Director of the Open Academics Textbook Initiative a program developed to improve higher education access affordability and success for all students through the use of open textbooks Ernst created and manages the Open Academics textbook catalog a single source for faculty to find quality openly licensed textbooks and he and his colleagues are also developing a toolkit to help other institutions interested in starting their own open textbook initiative on campus Ernst brings anextensive background in education to his roles including 14 years of teaching and a PhD in Learning Technologies He has notable presentations on open textbooks for TEDxKyoto in Kyoto Japan and TEDxUMN in Minneapolis MN USA During 2015 16 the University of Texas Libraries and Texas Learning Sciences are collaboratively programming events and workshops as part of a Year of Open to

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/year-open-david-ernst-open-textbooks-115 (2016-02-17)
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  • Research + Pizza Looks to the Stars with Fritz Benedict, 11/5 | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    of our Libraries Other Sites of Interest Texas Digital Library Support Your Libraries Ask a Librarian Research Pizza Looks to the Stars with Fritz Benedict 11 5 What Research Pizza Dr Fritz Benedict Astronomy Look to the Stars This event is free and open to the public When 12 30 p m Thursday November 5 2015 Where Perry Castañeda Library UFCU Student Learning Commons PCL 2 500 The University of Texas at Austin Background The next installment of Research Pizza features a little break for star gazing as end of semester pressure begins to ramp up Sailing enthusiast and astronomer Dr G Fritz Benedict stops in from the McDonald Observatory to talk about his work with the Hubble Space Telescope HST Benedict has been involved with the HST project since 1993 using his access to research across a range of fields associated with the study of space including astrometry space astronomy extragalactic astronomy the search for and study of extrasolar planets and low mass companions of stars extraterrestrial life and star formation in external galaxies and contributing to hundreds of published scientific papers Benedict has been with the university since 1979 and has served numerous scientific organizations including leadership positions

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/research-pizza-looks-stars-fritz-benedict-115 (2016-02-17)
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  • Halloween Concert at Fine Arts Features “Noise” in the Night, 10/31 | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Press Clippings state and national recognition of our Libraries Other Sites of Interest Texas Digital Library Support Your Libraries Ask a Librarian Halloween Concert at Fine Arts Features Noise in the Night 10 31 EVENT Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances by current and past students and faculty of the Butler School of Music WHEN 6 p m Saturday October 31 2015 WHERE Fine Arts Library DFA 3 200 at The University of Texas at Austin BACKGROUND The next installment of the Excessive Noise concert series taking place this Halloween at the Fine Arts Library promises a frighteningly good time Hallows Eve will will feature the Butler School of Music s Graduate Saxophone Quartet violist Olivia Davis UT s early music ensemble Austinato and the award winning wind quintet Quintexas comprised alumni and grad students Music by Butler alum Russell Podgorsek and current DMA student Alex Heppelmann will be performed Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library Curated by Russell Podgorsek the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs and for the premier of original works beyond the classroom While generally in

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/halloween-concert-fine-arts-features-%E2%80%9Cnoise%E2%80%9D-night-1031 (2016-02-17)
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  • Science Study Break: Dr. Eva Noyola on Black Holes, 10/29 | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Texas Libraries Newsletter News Releases News Archive Press Clippings state and national recognition of our Libraries Other Sites of Interest Texas Digital Library Support Your Libraries Ask a Librarian Science Study Break Dr Eva Noyola on Black Holes 10 29 Event Science Study Break features Dr Eva Noyola of the McDonald Observatory The event is free and open to the public When 6 p m Thursday October 29 Where Student Activity Center Auditorium SAC 1 402 at The University of Texas at Austin Background Comedian Steven Wright once said that Black holes are where God divided by zero and that somewhat encapsulates common understanding of one of the universe s greatest mysteries Dr Eva Noyola of the Department of Astronomy and the McDonald Observatory will attempt to better explain this astronomical enigma in the context of its portrayal in films and television shows like Interstellar and Star Trek for the second of this fall s Science Study Breaks While working with astronomer Karl Gebhart in 2008 Noyola helped to find evidence using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Observatory at Cerro Pachon in Chile of a medium size black hole at the core of Omega Centauri one of the largest and most massive globular star clusters orbiting the Milky Way galaxy The black hole the team discovered is estimated to be about 40 000 times the mass of the Sun falling in between the masses of supermassive black holes at the hearts of galaxies like the Milky Way and stellar mass black holes that result when the most massive stars explode as supernovae Free pizza while it lasts for program attendees Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed

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  • Fine Arts Faculty Swap Books for “Crosstalk” | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Gutiérrez PhD University of Wisconsin Madison is a performance and visual culture studies scholar Her primary research and teaching areas of interest are Latin American Mexican and Latina o embodied practices gender and sexuality and questions of nation modernity and the transnational She holds affiliate appointments in the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women s and Gender Studies Gutiérrez is the author of Performing Mexicanidad Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage U Texas P 2010 which won The Ninth Annual MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies Megan Alrutz Digital Storytelling Applied Theatre Youth Performing Possibility Routledge 2015 Dr Megan Alrutz joined the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor of applied theatre and community cultural engagement in 2009 Dr Alrutz earned a Ph D in Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a B A in Theatre from Rutgers University Her creative and scholarly interests focus on applied theatre digital storytelling and theatre for young audiences She works nationally as a facilitator of professional development in drama based pedagogy and practice as well as arts and technology integration She is also a professional director and dramaturg Paul Bonin Rodriguez Performing Policy How Contemporary Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U S Artists for the Twenty First Century Palgrave Macmillan 2015 Paul Bonin Rodriguez is a writer performer whose scholarship assesses the origins and effects of contemporary arts and culture policies and programs with a special focus on queer performance and performances by people of color Drawing on his own career as an artist and arts administrator following closely cultural policy developments and working between the academy and the field of artistic practice Dr Bonin Rodriguez creates new ways of framing and teaching artistic practice and sustainability in all cultural sectors Charlotte Canning On the Performance Front US Theatre and Internationalism Palgrave Macmillan 2015 Dr Canning received her doctorate from the University of Washington She teaches theatre performance history and historiography as well as feminist performance theory Additionally she heads the Performance as Public Practice MA MFA PhD Programs in the department and is the Head of the Oscar G Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism She serves as the Associate Chair for the Performance Studies and Pedagogy division of the department and is an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of American Studies African and African Diaspora Studies and the Center for Women s and Gender Studies Katie Dawson The Reflexive Teaching Artist Collected Wisdom from the Drama Theatre Field University of Chicago Press Intellect 2014 Katie Dawson is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as director of the Drama for Schools program Her areas of research include arts integration drama based instruction community engaged outreach programs museum theatre and teaching artist pedagogy and practice Katie is a former classroom teacher and coordinator of

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/fine-arts-faculty-swap-books-%E2%80%9Ccrosstalk%E2%80%9D (2016-02-17)
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