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New Student Art on Display

February 11, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Talha Kabasakal, a second-year student in industrial design at the University of Houston, is pursuing his goal of becoming a car designer. Long obsessed with cars, he has been sketching them since childhood. “I believe that if one puts an effort into what they are passionate about, they will eventually achieve it no matter what [...]

Malone Awarded IFLA Fellowship Grant

February 9, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Andrea Malone, librarian of modern and classical languages, and ethnic studies at the University of Houston Libraries, has been selected for an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant. The fellowship grant supports expenses to attend the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, to be held in Columbus, [...]

UH GIS and Data Visualization Interest Group

February 3, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Josh Been, social science data librarian, realizing the value of using data visualizations to concisely and powerfully communicate ideas and the growing interest in this topic and related matters on the University of Houston campus, decided to form a group to explore these areas. “A research university of our size makes it difficult to collaborate, discuss, [...]

Spring 2016 Grad Student Mixer

February 2, 2016 - 8:37 AM

University of Houston graduate students are invited to the Spring 2016 Graduate Student Mixer, hosted by UH Libraries. The event serves as an opportunity for graduate students to network and allows them to meet subject librarians in a fun and relaxed setting. What: Grad Student Mixer When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm Where: [...]

February 2016 Technology Training

February 1, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Workshops in Access, Word, Illustrator, HTML, EndNote, Excel, Google Docs, SPSS, MATLAB, PowerPoint, Prezi and Acrobat are being held in February at the University of Houston Libraries. The Technology Training program at UH Libraries offers free technology courses to current UH students, faculty and staff. Classes are held in the Learning Commons Training Labs on [...]

February 2016 New Databases

January 28, 2016 - 9:49 AM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: America’s News Includes the complete electronic editions of more than 1,500 U.S. news sources and news video clips, covering local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Food Studies [...]

New Digital Collection: Carlos (DJ Styles) Garza Drawings and Memorabilia

January 26, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Enter the world of Carlos “DJ Styles” Garza, who has in turn been a high school b-boy and aspiring graffiti artist, an up and coming club DJ, producer for the highly creative hip hop artists Odd Squad and Devin the Dude, and an independent producer and audio engineer. This digital collection contains approximately 50 artworks, [...]

Essinger Receives HW Wilson Foundation Research Award

January 25, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Catherine Essinger, coordinator of the Architecture and Art Library and librarian for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Houston Libraries, recently received one of the H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Awards for 2016. Essinger’s research project, “She-Gods, Gangsters and Gunslingers: Subversive Images of ‘The New Woman’ in the Early Films of Roger Corman,” [...]

LibGuides Upgrade

January 25, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The new version of Research Guides is now available on the University of Houston Libraries’ website, with a much cleaner and more modern look and feel. Its layout has been restructured to include features that have been shown to improve usability, such as left-hand side navigation, increased whitespace, and vertically scrolling information. On the editing [...]

UH Libraries Hosts African American Read-In

January 20, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The University of Houston Libraries will host the African American Read-In, the first event of its kind held on the UH campus. The UH African American Read-In will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. UH faculty, staff and students are invited to read their favorite poems, passages of fiction or [...]