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University of Arizona and OpenStax promote free textbooks

University of Arizona has announced it is one of 11 schools chosen to participate in a strategic partnership with OpenStax to encourage use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks on campus. An initiative of Rice University, OpenStax offers 19 free college-level textbooks in the areas of math, science, the social sciences, and humanities. University of Arizona was chosen to participate in the strategic partnership program after a rigorous application process that included demonstrating a willingness to drive adoption of open educational resources (OER) on their campuses. More...

Apply for a scholarship to attend OpenCon

Are you a graduate student or early career academic professional who’s passionate about widening access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being part of a community that’s dedicated to and engaged in Open Access advocacy? ThenOpenCon 2016 (November 12-14, 2016,Washington, DC)is the conference and community for you! The UA Libraries is sponsoring one UA graduate student or early career academic professional to attend. More...

Fall events announced

Looking forward to our upcoming events and exhibits? We have another exciting semester of public programs at Special Collections, Main, Science-Engineering and the Health Sciences Libraries. Download our fall events brochure or pick one up at the Main Library or Special Collections. The complete listing also includes new releases and author events from the University of Arizona Press. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive event reminders and to see photos and recordings. More...

Experiment with new technology at Friday Tech Talks

Come and discuss experiences from faculty regarding their usage of technology tools at our Friday Tech Talks in the iSpace. The focus of the series is to create conversation and communities of practice around different types of digital scholarship tools. September 9
R-Statistics with Jeff Oliver
Want to use R for statistical analyses, but don't know where to start? More...

Faculty Senate passes open access policy

The University of Arizona Faculty Senate passed an open access policy calling on UA faculty to deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UA Campus Repositoryonce it is accepted in a scholarly journal. The UA Campus Repository is a digital collection representing the intellectual output of the UA, including dissertations and yearbooks, and is managed by University Libraries. More...

Come to the Library Cats Tech Breakfast during Homecoming

Check out what's new at the Libraries during Homecoming. We'll be honoring Rhonda McKearney who started our technology lendingprogram ten years ago as an ASUA Senator. You’ll have the opportunity to try out the latest technologies from virtual reality to 3D scanning and printing. A free continental breakfast will be served. More...

Free, online course teaches research strategies for graduate students

Do you want to improve your abilities to search, locate, and manage information? How about learning more about the legal and ethical issues of information access and use? Then register for the new D2L course - Graduate Information Research Strategies! (Find it in the Self Registration section, linked in the red bar at the top right of your D2L home page.) This free, online course was designed by University of Arizona librarians, and is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. More...

Experience "The Life and Legacy of the USS Arizona"

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<p>USS Arizona at Sea with Unidentified Ships in Background, circa 1927, USS Arizona Collection</p>
</div>The USS Arizona, named in honor of our state’s acceptance into the Union, was a major casualty in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of that tragic event and honors the 1177 crewmen and officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. More...

Visit the "Pictures of Nursing" exhibition

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library is pleased to present The National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibition, "Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection." This exhibit explores a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 yearsof images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, investigating the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now. More...

Learn about "The USS Arizona: A Living Memorial"

Dr. James P. Delgado, an underwater archeologist who participated in the early archaeology dives on USS Arizona and USS Utah in the 1980s, will share his unique perspective as part of programming to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He authored the national landmark study of USS Arizona and USS Utah and is a co-author of Pearl Harbor Recalled and USS Arizona. More...

Take programming and business workshops with InnovateUA

InnovateUA Workshops occur each Wednesday from 6-7 PM at the iSpace in the Science-Engineering Library.InnovateUA is a student-led innovation and entrepreneurship hub, connecting students to resources and providing opportunities to make their ideas a reality. August 31
Generative Art with the Processing Environment withSteven Eiselen September 7
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series September 14
Finding Your Target Market with Theresa Fischer September 21
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series October 5
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series October 19
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 2
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 16
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 30
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series Look for future workshops on: Starting and managing a small business Business Etiquette for young professionals Talking with your customers and investors Basics of business law for small businesses Google AdWords and Analytics More...

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