This blog has been decommissioned as a library resource, so it will become a place to display photos.
This is my dog Poppy, a Blue Heeler/Catahoula mix rescue. She worships the ground I walk on.
Dr. Daniel W. Armstrong
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry
January 23, 2013
12 – 1:30pm
Central Library sixth floor parlor
In the midst of the media excitement surrounding the Lance Armstrong/Oprah interview, have you ever wondered about who else has been using performance enhancement (PED) drugs? And how? Or how the types of doping they might use? Or how it is detected? Dr. Armstrong will give listeners an overview of PEDs going back farther than you might think!
The use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) has a long history in sports and combat, and only in the last several decades has become an area of concern. This is because issues of health, safety and fairness have come to the forefront. Further, the regulation and control of these substances and those who would use them is an effective way for large regulation-based organizations to acquire power, funds, etc. Also the use of PEDs has extended from world-class athletes and military uses to recreational sports and other venues. A brief history of PEDs will be given, along with an overview of their types and effects. Finally we will take a specific look at a recently banned stimulant that was a constituent of one of the largest selling nutritional supplements in the world.
Daniel W. Armstrong received the UTA 2012 Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity award and has over 530 publications, including 29 book chapters, one book, and 14 patents. He has been named by the Scientific Citation Index as one of the world’s most highly cited scientists, and is considered the “Father” of micelle and cyclodextrin-based separations. Other awards include the 2005 Dal Nogare Award for Separation Science, the 1999 American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography, and the 1991 Great Britain Martin Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Chromatography.
Focus on Faculty is a Speakers’ Series for UT Arlington faculty, begun in 2002-2003 to provide a forum for outstanding faculty to share their research and achievements with students, faculty and staff of this campus and with the citizens of Arlington. These meetings are free and open to all. Anyone needing more information or an accommodation to attend should contact Maggie Dwyer at 817-272-5366 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uta.edu/library/events/focus.php.
Kris Swenson is one of three artists to be featured in a new collaborative exhibition at the W.A.A.S. Gallery in Dallas, Texas. “Focal Point” opens on Sept. 22, 2012 with a reception from 7 – 11pm. “The collaborative show will exhibit the talents of Edward Ruiz, Eric Trich and Kristin Swenson. Each artist offers a sensory experience in which viewers are invited to interact with a space that has been crafted for them through audio and visual experiences.
Swenson is the first female to show within W.A.A.S. gallery. Her stream of consciousness pieces include sculpture, film, audio design and graphic design. This collaborative show is the first of its kind at W.A.A.S..
W.A.A.S. Gallery is located at 2722 Logan Street, Dallas, Texas 75215. For more information, visit http://www.waasgallery.com
or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/WAAS-Gallery/177897762249731.
A packed house at the Friends of the Library December meeting heard Jed Marum perform a mix of Celtic folksongs, some of his own compositions, and holiday songs. He accompanied himself on several instruments.
Last weekend the Dallas folksinger participated in a battle reenactment in Oklahoma and this wonderful little snippit of camp life was posted: a duet with Jed and a small fan on violin, performing his song “Come Back Katy” (copyright 2005).
Focus on Faculty Asst. Professor Ya’ke Smith
Wednesday, February 6, 2012
Central Library sixth floor parlor, 12 – 1:30pm
WOLF: A case study in the making of a feature film.
WOLF tells the story of a family that is shaken to the core when they discover that their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser. Assistant Professor Ya’Ke has made a name for himself as a filmmaker with a veracious style of storytelling that takes an unflinching look at issues facing today’s society and his most recent work is no different. Shot over 15 days this past summer in San Antonio, TX, Professor Smith will share his experience making the film as well as what attracted him to the topic. Currently in Post-Production, Smith’s discussion will give insight into what it takes to make a film from initial idea to final execution. He will also share a short clip of the work in progress.
The Focus on Faculty Lecture Series is free and open to all. For more information, contact Tommie Wingfield at email@example.com or 817-272-2658.