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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...

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...

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...

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

<p>Excerpt from a brochure for the dude ranch El Rancho Robles in Oracle, Arizona. Call number C9791 R185 Pam.34.</p>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). 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...

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...