September 14th, 2011
Dr. Douglas Richmond (History) is a recipient of the Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity in 2011 and a Fellow of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography. He became involved with the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 when he helped organize a conference on this theme in 1985 in the form of a Webb Lectures symposium. Dr. Richmond edited the publication of papers from this conference, Essays on the Mexican War, in 1986 and co-edited another volume of essays, Dueling Eagles: Reinterpreting the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848, in 2000.
Title and Abstract: ”The Mexican Struggle for Independence from Spain, 1810-1821″
Just as patriots in the United States, Mexican rebels initially sought local autonomy rather than independence. After two priests initiated regional insurrections, the war for independence often became local conflicts rather than a movement for national liberation. This became particularly evident when upper class forces battled Hidalgo and Morelos, who attempted to use the insurrection to obtain redress of socioeconomic problems. Eventually the criollo determination to control Mexico triumphed when the unheralded Iturbide provided the formula for consensus with his brilliant Plan de Iguala.
September 7th, 2011
April 14th, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Jane Roberts Wood, a third-generation Texan, grew up in Hall County in West Texas and Texarkana in East Texas. She received her BA from Texas Tech in Lubbock and MA from TCU in Fort Worth. She has also studied at Yale University and the University of London.
Wood is a Fellow of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was the recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Short Story. She is the author of several novels, including The Train to Estelline, A Place Called Sweet Shrub, Dance a Little Longer, Grace, and Roseborough.
Her newest book, Out the Summerhill Road, tells a story of friendship and longing. The friendship is a strong, decades long relationship among four women that spans high school through middle age. The story is propelled by a murder in a small East Texas town, Cold Springs, in 1946, and the impact the murder has on lives thirty-four years later when the only “person of interest” in the murders moves back into town. Wood will discuss the book at the meeting and copies of it will be sold after her presentation.
Reception and book signing will follow lecture.
March 23rd, 2011
The subject of the next Friends of the Library meeting is the book Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II on Friday, March 25, 2011, at 7:30pm in the UT Arlington Central Library sixth floor parlor.
This book traces the history of the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII. They were the first African American military pilots. The program will be jointly sponsored by the UTA African American Faculty and Staff Association.
J. Todd Moye is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Oral History Program at the University of North Texas. A historian of the American civil rights movement, he directed the National Park Service’s Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project from 2000 to 2005.
A reception will follow the talk and books will be for sale for Dr. Moye to sign.
The Friends of the Library provides resources and financial support to enrich library collections and services. For more information about our programs, visit http://www.uta.edu/library/friends/programs.php, and for information about joining the group, visit http://www.uta.edu/library/friends/form-join.php.
September 13th, 2010
The UT Arlington Second Life program was featured in a story on local channel 33 in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. The broadcast included interviews with Sarah Jones of the UTA Library and Dr. Joy Don Baker, a nursing professor and director of distance learning.
See the video or read the story here:
July 12th, 2010
The Mavs Book Club is a monthly book discussion group open to all Mavericks—staff, faculty, and students.
The club, which is sponsored by the UT Arlington Library, meets at 5:30 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of every month in the basement of the Central Library.
The Fall lineup of books has already been chosen, but please provide your ideas for Spring readings. Send the title, author, description, and reason you are recommending it to Evelyn Barker, Diane Shepelwich, or C.D. Walter.
The first/next meeting is on August 12, 2010 at 5:30 in the Central Library basement.
For more information about the story and the book, visit the Feb. 2, 2010 archive program of Fresh Air, in which Terry Gross interviews author Rebecca Skloot.
April 7th, 2010
Lots of photos from the April 1 faculty reception, and announcements of several events and seminars coming up later this week and next. Subscribe by visiting the archive page. This comes out an average of every two weeks, less frequently in summer.
March 2nd, 2010
Mar 2, 4-5 pm, Central Library, Rm. 315-A
Want to publish your research? Become informed about your copyright and the options available to you before you sign that contract with a publisher. The session leader will demonstrate the Sherpa Romeo data on publisher policies and some of the popular choices for alternate publisher contracts. Session leaders are UT Arlington librarians Mary Castle and Diane Shepelwich. Open to faculty and staff. Reservations are not necessary.
October 27th, 2009
A short one!
October 1st, 2009
Oct 2, 3-4 pm, Business Bldg., Rm. 136
Learn the basics of RefWorks to organize and store article citations for later use and to cite articles for your paper! You will learn how to export article citations and sources found using databases and Google. You will see how easy it is to use RefWorks to create a list of references for your bibliography, formatted according to your choice of styles such as APA, MLA or many others. This session will enable you to use your precious time for the content of the paper (and fun), not tedious hours learning rules for citing others’ work.
Sign up. Free and open to the UTA campus community.