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Join us for an Early Books Lecture on Johann Reuchlin

“Johann Reuchlin’s Plea for Religious Dialogue, 1517” Presented by Tom Willard, Honors Professor of English. Willard teaches undergraduate courses in Shakespeare, literary analysis, and biblical literature as well as graduate courses in comparative literature. He specializes in the esoteric thought and writing of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1517, the German lawyer and linguist Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522) published what many consider his most important book. More...

Learn about the Lutheran Reformation at our Early Books Lecture

“Pamphlets and Propaganda: The Lutheran Reformation in Print” Presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Regents’ Professor of History, and Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History Karant-Nunn and Lotz-Heumann will speak on two pamphlets which were recently acquired by Special Collections as a gift in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. More...

Attend our Early Books Lecture on the Tacuinum Sanitatis

"Health, Food, Happiness, and Medicine in the Late Middle Ages:The Glorious Tacuinum Sanitatis" Presented by Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies. Classen has a broad range of research interests covering the history of medieval and early modern German and European literature and culture from about 800 to 1800. More...

Attend Research Bazaar, an international digital literacy networking event

Research Bazaar, a worldwide festival promoting digital literacy and research collaboration, is coming to the United States for the first time in Tucson, Arizona on March 31 – April 1. Not so long ago, scholarly work could be pursued independently or on a small team working with tools that were well known within the discipline (SPSS if you’re a sociologist, Chronux if you’re a neurologist, etc). More...

Explore free and open resources during Open Education Month

During Open Education Month, University Libraries will raise awareness about free and open educational resources (OER). These resources encompass teaching, learning, and research materials that are in the public domain or have been released with an open license. OER includes required course materials, such as textbooks and problem sets, which can help make college more affordable. University Libraries joins hundreds of other universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world to showcase what we’re doing to improve educational access. More...

Come see author Tim Z. Hernandez at our Annual Luncheon

11:30 Registration
12:00 Lunch and Keynote
1:30 Book Signing (books available for purchase) Purchase your tickets online. On a clear and cold January morning in 1948, a passenger plane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon. The engine exploded, the left wing ripped apart from the fuselage, and more than a hundred witnesses watched as the airship spiraled out of control and crashed on the edge of the Diablo mountain range. More...

See us at the Tucson Festival of Books

University Libraries and the University of Arizona Press are proud to be sponsors of theTucson Festival of Books,Arizona's largest literary event. University of Arizona Press Events
The UA Press is proud to have more than a dozen authors participating in this year’s event. More...

Preserve your memories at Community Digitization Day

<p><span>Family portrait from the De la Torre Family Papers (MS 420)</span></p>Español To register in advance call 520-626-8332. Bring your family’s materials related to Tucson and the surrounding borderlands areas from 1900-1970, and we will scan them for you. Each participant will retain their originals and receive a copy of their digitized materials on a USB drive. Printed materials such as letters, certificates, brochures from clubs and organizations, and church programs are types of materials rich in historical information. More...

Get involved in a weekly event at the iSpace

Blending new technology with support services and a collaborative environment, the iSpaceis where you can experiment with new tools, meet people, and build your skills. It is located in the Science-Engineering Library, room 212, just past the lobby. Come visit us during drop-in hours: Monday through Friday, 12-6 p.m. We also have themed days focusing on different activities: Modeling Mondays: Learn how to 3D model & scan Tuesday: Drop-in Virtural Reality Demos What'sa Wednesday: Discover tech toys Threaded Thursday: e-Textiles, Sewing & Fiber Arts Friday Tech Talks: Amazing guest speakers Additionally, you can join meetings, such as AZMakersWTF, Girls Who Code, 3D4E Printing Club, and Shut Up and Write. More...

Join us for Love Your Data Week

Do you love your research data? We are participating inLove Your Dataweek, February 13-17, an international event to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation at colleges and universities. Love Your Data week will focus on a different topic each day, accompanied by tips and tricks for managing research data, stories, examples and resources. More...

Showcase your creativity with Adobe Behance Portfolio

From digital artists and UX designers to structural engineers and creative writers, Behance serves professionals from every field imaginable as the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Your work gets exposure. Your work gets noticed. You succeed. RSVP for this exclusive webinar created by Adobe specifically for the University of Arizona.Students who participate will receive a free license to the Adobe Creative Cloud. More...

Attend the lecture "Reclaiming Conversation" with Sherry Turkle

“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”
A generation has grown up feeling that “it would rather text than talk,” along with believing that it is possible to share our attention during almost everything we do. What are the costs of a “flight from conversation” in personal life, among one’s family and friends? More...

Hear "Three Women Writers Share Their Stories"

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<p>Image of international border facing west, highlighting Mexico's Hotel Fray Marcos built in 1950 (MF100) from the Arizona, Southwestern and Borderlands Photograph Collection</p>
</div>Denise Chávez, Natalie Díaz and Patricia Preciado Martin are three celebrated authors whose novels, poems, and oral histories provide unique perspectives and indigenous visions of the borderlands. Each of these writers will present samplings of their works that will broaden understanding of and appreciation for borderlands communities. Chávez, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico is a novelist (The Last of the Menu Girls, Loving Pedro Infante, The King and Queen of Comezon), performance artist and bookseller whose award-winning works offer a portrayal of life in the US-Mexico border region from a female, Mexican American perspective. More...

Get a free backrub from Stressbusters

"We've got your back." Get a free five minute backrub in the lobby of the Main Library on the following Mondays at 7 p.m. Jan 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 6, 20, 27 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1 More...

Attend "Visions of the Borderlands: Exploring Popular Historical Imagery"

<p>Fig. 5.29. Lohn Photo (1920s)<em> Improvements to the border fence dividing Nogales, 1920s</em>. From <em>Postcards from the Sonora Border: Visualizing Place Through a Popular Lens, 1900s-1950s</em> (pg. 133), by Daniel D. Arreola, 2017, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.</p>Between 1900 and the late 1950s, southwestern border towns came of age both as centers of commerce and tourist destinations. Dusty gas stations and bullet hole–riddled bars. Curiosity shops and rodeo arenas. Cowgirls riding horseback amongst the bustle of downtown and Ted DeGrazia hand-painting designer skirts beneath the unforgiving desert sun. More...

"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...

Check out Friday Tech Talks in the iSpace

Friday Tech Talks are a forum for faculty and grad students to discuss experiences with a variety of technology. The focus of the series is to create conversation and communities of practice around different types of digital scholarship tools. Friday Tech Talks are from 12-1 p.m. in the iSpace (room 212 in the Science-Engineering Library). January 20 - "Experimenting with Scalar" with Stacie Widdifield and Jeffrey Banister
Art Historian and Professor in School of Art, Stacie Widdifield, in partnership with Dr. More...

Science-Engineering Library will close January 13-15

The Science-Engineering Library will be closed January 13-15, 2017 for aspecial event. Friday, 1/13: Closes early at 5 p.m. Saturday, 1/14: Closed Sunday, 1/15: Opens at 12 p.m. Request materials online withExpress Retrieval. Main, Fine Arts and Health Sciences Libraries will be open regularhoursduring this time. 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...

Apply for the $1,000 Willock Library Research Award

Thesixth annual Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Awardrecognizes extensive and innovative use of the library information resources and services by University of Arizona students in support of their research. Six awards of $1000 each will be awarded to three undergraduate and three graduate student entrants. Students who participate in theMore...

Participate in the GPSC Student Showcase

TheGraduate & Professional Student Council's Student Showcase is the largest research exhibition at the University of Arizona. Gain valuable experience presenting your work and interacting with the public.Over $15,000 in awards were given out to undergraduate and graduate students last year. The 2017 Showcase will be held onWednesday,February 22, 9 a.m.–3 More...