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Early Books Lecture Series XI: Talks ponder art, renaissance gardens and natural history in University Libraries’ medieval texts

<p>Detail of image from <em>Die Wenzelsbibel, v. I: Genesis and Exodus</em>, 1390 / Special Collections</p>Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XI, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 11th year of the lecture series, professors of German Studies and English will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts. The evening lectures will be held on three Tuesdays in April. More...

"East Meets West: A Look at Chinese Culture and Folk Art" (exhibit)

Curated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, "East Meets West" explores Chinese culture through traditional and modern expressions including: Chinese Culture Experience Electronic Media Placements Traditional Chinese Intellectual Toys Chinese Calligraphy Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Weapons of the Martial Arts Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments An opening celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 11 - 11:30 a.m. More...

Try the library’s new search tool: Summon

The UA Libraries are introducing a better way to search. Summon is a new tool that gives you credible, relevant results and quick access to items from the library’s vast collections. From a single search box on the library’s homepage, Summon enables you to search the library catalog, databases, unique digital collections, open access materials, and so much more. More...

Trial Database: Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present. This database includes digitized collections of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Content includes writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and conference proceedings of dozens of women's organizations. More...

Trial Database: EVGeoCloud Landscan, Core Logic Parcel Sample, PlanetDEM Sample

EVGeoCloud Landscan, Core Logic Parcel Sample, PlanetDEM Sample. This trial includes three datasets -- LandScan 2012, Core Logic Parcel sample data, and PlanetDEM sample data. All are available through the EVGeoCloud interface. Some functionality is not available in the trial such as the ability to download data. LandScan 2012, produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. Core Logic Parcel Sample includes sample data of a couple of blocks in Phoenix. PlanetDEM Sample includes sample data in the Cape Town region, South Africa. Access this trial database through May 15, 2014. More...

Reduce, Reuse & Refill! at the University Libraries

The University Libraries are going green! Partnering with UA Facilities Management (FM) and ASUA’s Students for Sustainability (SfS), some of the ways the Libraries are working towards environmental sustainability include: Collecting paper, plastic, glass and metal in recycling containers throughout the Libraries Recycling cardboard and packaging, etc. More...

Stressed? Take a Moment and Relax

We know you have a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful! That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety. Learn more about the program in this AZ Daily Wildcat story or this Arizona Public Media video. Three Stressbusters visits are scheduled for the spring semester: Monday, March 31 Monday, April 14 Monday, April 28 All visits will run from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. More...

Trial Database: History Vault

History Vault. Digitized collections of primary source documents focused on specific topics. This trial includes access to: Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880 - 1930 Women's Rights 1 - Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880 - 1990 Women's Rights 2 - Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights Access this trial database through May 3, 2014. More...

Mars Madness: Sci-Fi Exhibit in Special Collections

<p>Detail of cover illustration by Freas and van Dongen, <em>Astounding Science Fiction</em>, December 1954</p>A new exhibit, “Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” opens on Jan. 21 in Special Collections at the University of Arizona.

The exhibit, which is on display through Aug. 1, features a variety of material associated with Ray Bradbury, the famous science fiction author of The Martian Chronicles and the novel Fahrenheit 451. Culled from Special Collections’ literary archives, items on display include original works written by Bradbury, works of others who influenced him, pulp sci-fi magazines, photos of Mars, and movie memorabilia. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "20,000 Facts and Fables"

<p>Detail of image from<em> Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder</em> / Special Collections</p>20,000 Facts and Fables: Pliny’s Natural History in Early Modern Europe” with Thomas Willard, Associate Professor, UA Department of English With thousands of details from hundreds of sources, the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder was a standard reference work throughout the Middle Ages, lovingly copied wherever Latin was read. More...

The Art and Business of Writing with J.A. Jance (course)

<p>J.A. Jance</p>A two-week intensive course for aspiring writers taught by New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady and J.P. Beaumont series, J.A. Jance. The course will include lecture and discussion, and focus on both the creative and business dimensions of writing. Students must come fully prepared to write and bring their own laptops. More...

Trial Database: SAGE Research Methods Cases

SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies that provide real-life examples of how research is actually conducted to help users grasp methods concepts that can often be theoretical or abstract Includes research using the full range of methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in the STEM disciplines. Users are able to search cases by subject area, academic level, and methods used. More...

"Presidential Letters: A Selection from the Dennis DeConcini Papers" (exhibit)

Part of the Congressional Archives, the Dennis DeConcini Papers total more than 600 boxes of correspondence, legislative committee files, voting records, photographs, audiovisual materials and objects. The collection is a permanent record of Senator DeConcini’s career in public service beginning with his election as Pima County Attorney through his three terms as a United States Senator from 1977-1995. During his eighteen-year term, Senator DeConcini chaired the Subcommittees on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government, and served on the Subcommittees on Defense, Energy and Water Development, and Foreign Operations. In celebration of Presidents Day, this special exhibit highlights a small selection of presidential letters signed to Senator DeConcini regarding bills passed along with the pen used to sign the bill. More...

"Mapas que no lo son/Imaginary Cartographies: The Collages of Emilio Gil" (exhibit)

<p>Emilio Gil, Collages</p>Emilio Gil, Artistic Director of Tau Diseño - one Spain’s most distinguished andpioneering graphic design firms - presents the American exhibition of his collection of collages, “Mapas que no lo son/Imaginary Cartographies: The Collages of Emilio Gil.” A collection of 51 original works first exhibited in the Quintanar Palace Cultural Center in Segovia Spain in May 2013, “Mapas” challenges the relationships between art and design in a way that fuses the disciplines and opens up a new direction for Gil. More...

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