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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.
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.
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.
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.
A short one!
From Ann Hodges, director of Special Collections:
I am proud to announce that Erin O’Malley’s work on Special Collection’s Reeder School online exhibit won the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association (LLAMA) 2009 Best of Show competition in the Web Pages/Home Pages category in our budget range from among hundreds of entries submitted. I would like to thank Brenda McClurkin for organizing Special Collection’s submissions to the contest, and Erin for her fine work on the exhibit.
Erin O’Malley is an Exhibits and Outreach Assistant in Special Collections and has been at UTA since 2007. She holds a MA in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with a graduate certificate in museum studies. Find more information about Erin in the “Staff Spotlight” article in the Spring 2008
You can see the exhibit at http://library.uta.edu/exhibits/spco/reeder/index.html
From UT Arlington librarian Rafia Mirza:
We made a new Librarian vs. Stereotypes video. In this one, we show how “Librarians listen to your needs and match you with the best resources for your topic; here, Stereotype realizes he can make assumptions about what people want – it could be dangerous!”
Finals Schedule in Library
Central Library is normally open 24 hours a day only five days a week (Sunday through Thursday), but due to finals, Central Library will remain open 24 hours a day over the May 8 – 10 weekend. We will resume the normal hours again on Friday, May 15.
MAV ID is required to enter or remain in the building from midnight to 7am. Library Hours: http://library.uta.edu/about/locations.jsp
The Texas Digital Library is a multi-university consortium providing the digital infrastructure to support a fully online scholarly community for institutions of higher education in Texas and the widespread availability of their enormous intellectual capital. This meeting will be a demonstration and conversation about UT Arlington’s publications in this medium.
UT Arlington is a member of the Texas Digital Library (TDL), and resources in the Institutional Repository can be made available through this consortium. TDL staff will make an open presentation on Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in the Rady Room, 6th floor of Nedderman Hall. Registration is not required. See http://www.tdl.org to learn more.
Mark McFarland from UT Arlington and John Leggett from Texas A & M will be presenting. UT Arlington’s Institutional Repository staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Kris Swenson was featured in an article that appeared in all editions of the Star-Telegram this Sunday (March 1, 2009), following the publication of a press release a few weeks ago about several art exhibits that feature her work, both locally in North Texas and at the first program offered by a new gallery in New York City.
Swenson is a web specialist with the UT Arlington Library, working out of the Digital Media Studio in Central Library. For more information, reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her web site at http://www.strangefamiliar.com .