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"Visions of the Borderlands: Myths and Realities" exhibition opens

Since the 1800’s, American popular culture has been filled with romanticized depictions about the West and the US Mexican border. These stereotypes became conventions in Western novels which typically include plots that portray conflicts between “law abiding” Americans and “blood thirsty” Indians who are typically regarded “savages” and treated as “other”. More...

Diversity, Social Justice and Equity Council reaffirms Libraries' commitment to diversity

<p>Pictured left to right: Shannon Jones, Cheryl Neal, Ellen Lawrence-Barnes, David Mayhew, Jerry Perry, Ping Situ, Niamh Wallace, Sofia Petropoulos, Annabelle Nu&ntilde;ez, Shelly Black, Bob D&iacute;az. Not pictured: Shawna Thompson.</p>Established in the summer of 2016, the University of Arizona Libraries’Diversity, Social Justice and Equity Council (DSJEC)is charged with developing a sustainable and holistic approach to advancing diversity and inclusion for the Libraries through internal programming and assessment, advisement to leadership,and campus and community outreach. The Council, comprised of 12 faculty and staff from across the Libraries, also strives to ensure that we offer a supportive environment for our users, wheredifferent social identities are embraced. There has been keen interest in diversity at the Libraries since at least the early 1990’s, and it was recently reaffirmed as one of the Libraries' five coreMore...

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