February 6th, 2013
The Documentary HAPPY
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7pm, Rosebud Theater, University Center
Money? Family? Work? Do we live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award nominated Genghis Blues brings us Happy, a documentary which seeks to answer these questions and more.
In accordance with this year’s FLOC theme of “Wellbeing,” Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC), LiveWell MavWell and the UT Arlington Library are presenting this award winning documentary intended to bring the UT Arlington campus and community to consider their wellbeing and what happiness means to them.
The film is free and open to the community. For questions, please contact 817-272-2293.
February 4th, 2013
January 17th, 2013
Focus on Faculty
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 email@example.com or visit http://www.uta.edu/library/events/focus.php.
October 10th, 2012
The Paper’s Due Drop Inn assistance is available at the Central Library second floor Research Desk. On Monday – Thursday from 4 to 6pm library staff provide one-on-one assistance for help getting started or developing research projects and papers. No reservations required!
Librarians and Writing Center staff provide assistance with:
Selecting/narrowing a topic
Creating research strategies
Identifying appropriate research tools
Accessing materials; Citing sources
Evaluating Information Sources
For more information visit http://www.uta.edu/library/help/pddi.php or contact Gretchen Trkay at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bogi Huddleston at email@example.com, or Mary Jo Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25th, 2012
Mapping Presidential Results in Your Neighborhood
September 25, 3 – 5pm
Central Library, Rm. B20
Use Geographic Information Systems to explore how folks in any neighborhood in Texas voted in previous elections, as well as campaign contributions, Republican/Democrat affiliations, etc. Open to all. No GIS or hydrology experience required. For more information email LIBRARY-GIS@listserv.uta.edu
September 21st, 2012
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.
August 31st, 2012
Contributed by Troy Black and Kathleen Houston:
Please consider taking a walk over to the University Center to visit our exhibit curated by staff from UT Arlington Central library, AFA and SEL. It is an exhibit showcasing The Green at College Park, its mixed use and sustainable features, and its certification at the one star level in the Sustainable SITES Initiative program – one of three certifications worldwide.
UT Arlington Central Library
UT Arlington Architecture and Fine Arts Library
Ellen Baskerville—Sustainability Committee
Antoinette Nelson—Sustainability Committee
UT Arlington Science and Engineering Library
Associate Professor David Hopman—Photography
UT Arlington Program in Landscape Architecture
August 27th, 2012
Beware the Dark Side! Become a Research Jedi!
August 28, 2012
11am – 1pm, Central Library
Become a Research Jedi! Defeat the Dark Side by gaining knowledge of the Force through the Library’s wide array of resources and services. Young Jedi will learn about Library services like the Digital Media Studio, the Research Desk, Special Collections, the Writing Center, and Geographic Information Systems. The event also highlights the Library’s noteworthy holdings, including electronic resources, and Texas history materials. Jedi Masters of the Library answer students’ questions and demonstrate available services.
Apprentice who successfully collect 5 of 11 tickets will get a FREE lunch and access to the Game Room. The Game Room includes XBOX, Wii, and PS3 gaming provided by the Library. Game room will stay open until 3pm. Have your picture taken in one of several theme based costumes provided by Costumes By Dusty.
For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kevin Schuck, Central Library, Information Literacy at 817-272-3313 or email@example.com. You can find the event on facebook.
June 28th, 2012
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present
Every person has multiple axes of identity: gender, sexual orientation, religion, race/ethnicity, political affiliation. As we go through life, we also have more changeable and/or ephemeral identities: student, parent, family member, professional, and so on. This exhibit focuses on political identities in Texas from 1900 to the present and the ways in which politics have become intertwined with our identities. The word politics, like propaganda, often has negative connotations, but it’s really just a descriptive term that can be fraught with complexity and emotion.
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present shows different groups advocating for their civil rights in relation to various aspects of their identities, such as worker, mother, or citizen. When people advocate for or against any piece of legislation or policy that affects people’s lives in any way, then they are being political.
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present is located in Special Collections, 6th floor, UT Arlington Central Library and runs through August 11, 2012. Hours are 9am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 817-272-3393 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9th, 2012
The May 7, 2012 Arlington Citizen Journal ran a front-page story about UT Arlington Librarians Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker’s latest history book collaboration: Legendary Locals of Arlington. According to Max Baker:
A book being written by University of Texas at Arlington librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester will preserve [Marshall Pryor] Morton’s memory along with other notable Arlington names like Tom Vandergriff, James Fielder, Ott Cribbs and Tillie Burgin.
Barker and Worcester say their book Legendary Locals of Arlington is scheduled to be published next spring and will include photographs with extended captions that are really short stories on not only the city’s founding families but on other inhabitants that made Arlington Arlington.
“The focus will be on the people who not only developed Arlington but also on those characters who were unique to the city, that gave it its special flavor,” said Barker. “The characters often get lost in the shuffle.”
Researched through personal interviews and and deep research into local newspapers, city directories maps and public records, the pair have about 200 indviduals to consider for inclusion in the book, which is due in spring of 2013, will be produced by Arcadia, the same publisher who put out their book Arlington: Images of America. Read Baker’s full story at http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/07/3942532/arlington-history.html