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Archive for February, 2009

Watching the Watchers

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Library folks come up with all sorts of interesting information and links. Antoinette Nelson, of the UT Arlington Science and Engineering Library, forwarded this link to proposed Stimulus projects, arranged by state.

Stimulus Watch <- This reaches the entire list.  <- Texas

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February 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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TechnoScholar – Word for Dissertations and Theses

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Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9 to 11am ,  Ransom Hall 211A

Photo Credit by Guillermo Esteves, As an academic, you are prepared for all the research and writing you need to do. But are you ready for all the FORMATTING? Don’t let Microsoft Word ruin years of scholarship! Come to this workshop and learn how to use Word effectively for your dissertation.

Learn about: formatting page numbers and using chapter templates. Did you know you can automatically update footnotes, images, and figures in your Table of Contents? We will also discuss how to set up the front matter and combine documents. Even experienced users of Word will learn something!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and Et Cetera, the Office of Graduate Studies’ Academic and Professional Workshop Series.

For more information, visit

Please visit and follow the link under the photograph to register and to learn more about preparing theses and dissertations for publication.

The same workshop will also be offered on February 26 from 4 to 6pm and on February 28 from 9 to 11am. All sessions are in Ransom Hall 211A.

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February 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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Focus on Faculty – Provost Donald R. Bobbitt

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The First Six Months: a Look Back and a Glimpse of the Future.
12 – 1:30pm, Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Central Library sixth floor parlor

UT Arlington Provost Donald R. BobbittThe University of Texas at Arlington has undergone tremendous improvement over the past ten years due to the hard work and vision of a dedicated faculty and staff. The push toward Tier One status has inspired the university community and can be seen through the high level of scholarly activity as evidenced by published works, performances and funded research projects. The value of UT Arlington has further been recognized by our students: as our enrollment has continued to rise, the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred has also increased significantly. The talk offered by Donald R. Bobbitt, UT Arlington’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will address several challenges that could slow our continued progress, including our first year retention rate and our 4- and 6-year graduation rates. Dr. Bobbitt will consider these sorts of issues in the context of our goal to become a Tier One institution and describe possible new initiatives to meet these challenges.

Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University and his B.S. degree with high honors in chemistry from the University of Arkansas. Prior to his appointment, he had served as dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, where he led the effort to increase external funding from $14 million to $27 million and to expand the number of endowed chairs and professorships from one to 25 – all fueled by $74 million in fundraising. He has published and lectured extensively throughout his career, served as consultant for Shell Chemical Company, Sanyo Chemical Company and Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Alumni Association Award in Teaching and Research from the University of Arkansas.

This event is co-sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and by Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. David Silva, the faculty representative for Phi Kappa Phi, will introduce Dr. Bobbitt.

This talk is free and open to the public. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Tommie Wingfield at 817-272-2658 or email

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February 17th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Starbucks now in Central Library Café

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Mon – Thurs
    7:15am to 8pm
    7:15am to 4:30pm
    12pm to 4:30pm
    1pm to 6:30pm

Central Library Café
702 Planetarium Place
Phone: 817-272-2793

Looking for your coffee or tea fix?

Starbucks has arrived in
Central Library on the ground floor.

Don’t forget to ask about those
lower-priced smaller portion coffee
cups they keep behind the counter!
Members of the Friends of the UT
Arlington Library learned about these
little cups (not on the menu, but still
part of the operation) from recent guest
speaker Dave Lieber, Watchdog columnist
for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Thanks, Dave! Skoal!

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February 16th, 2009 at 11:00 am

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Lincoln’s Birthday – and the Friends of the Library

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On March 29, 2008, the Friends of the UT Arlington Library toured the private library of Harlan Crow in Dallas, Texas. Among the items in the Crow collection are life masks of Abraham Lincoln.

These images may be viewed larger; each has been saved with a hyperlink. Click on the photo and the image will open in a new window.

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February 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

DISD’s Robert Edison to speak in UTA Library

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In celebration of Black History Month the UT Arlington African American Faculty and Staff Association are presenting a lecture by Robert Edison, Historian and Director of Social Studies for the Dallas Independent School District. Edison will discuss From King to Obama: The Historical Significance of the First African-American President at noon, Friday, February 13, in the Central Library sixth floor parlor. The library is located at 702 Planetarium Place. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Robert Edison is a graduate of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell and East Texas State University in Commerce. He earned his M.S. degree in History at the University of Dallas and has taught and served as an administrator with the Dallas school system for over forty years. He has also directed the DISD’s African American Cultural Heritage Center and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, South Carolina. Edison has won numerous awards for his teaching and community service, including Dallas Teacher of the Year in 1992, the Dallas NAACP’s Juanita Craft Award in Education in 1985, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Fulbright Fellowship to American University in Cairo, Egypt.

This talk is free and open to the public. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact and for more information, contact Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney at 817-272-9068.
View the event flier at

Written by dwyer

February 12th, 2009 at 4:46 pm