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UH Appoints Lisa German as Dean of Libraries

April 22, 2015 - 10:12 AM

For the first time in 18 years, a new leader of the University of Houston Libraries has been appointed. Lisa B. German, currently of Pennsylvania State University Libraries, was selected to serve as dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair. Her appointment will begin on August 1, 2015. “Lisa German is a highly regarded research [...]

Library Voted ‘Best Place to Study On Campus’

April 15, 2015 - 7:08 AM

University of Houston students voted MD Anderson Library as the best place to study on campus according to Coogs Choose, a best-of survey from the student newspaper, The Cougar, in collaboration with the Center for Student Media. The MD Anderson Library provides a variety of spaces to study and collaborate, services tailored for research and scholarship, and [...]

Research in the Real World

April 10, 2015 - 12:39 PM

The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library presents the second panel discussion in the Research in the Real World series on Wednesday, April 15 from 4-5 pm. Tailored for students in the UH School of Art, the talk will feature professionals discussing their on-the-job research activities, and information skills needed for a career in [...]

Celebrating Excellence: UH Libraries 2015 Staff Awards

April 9, 2015 - 9:49 AM

University of Houston Libraries honored outstanding librarians and staff at an awards ceremony this month, held at the Rockwell Pavilion. Dean Dana Rooks commended the entire staff of the Libraries at the annual event, stating that it is her favorite day of the year. With her retirement swiftly approaching, this is also Dean Rooks’ last [...]

UH Artist Blends Reality With Fantasy

April 9, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Trevon Latin, a mixed media artist, will graduate from the University of Houston this semester. He plans to move to New York City and pursue his craft in an environment wholly different from his native Houston, a place he holds close to his heart. Latin’s artwork was recently on display in the William R. Jenkins [...]

Paws and Relax at UH Libraries

April 7, 2015 - 7:58 AM

The end of the semester is near. While you’re studying for finals, stop by the MD Anderson Library to Paws and Relax! Local organization Faithful Paws will bring certified therapy dogs to the MD Anderson Library for four days of stress relief in May, just in time for finals! Drop in for petting, snuggling and treat-feeding [...]

Unique Holdings: The Human Side of Science

April 7, 2015 - 7:13 AM

University of Houston Libraries invites faculty and staff, students, researchers, and anyone interested in discovering rare books to attend a brown bag presentation on Wednesday, April 22 in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library. Biology and biochemistry librarian Porcia Vaughn, library specialist Kristine Greive, and English librarian Dr. Jesse Sharpe will [...]

Re-Discovering Maria Cristina Mena

April 6, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Born in Mexico City, María Cristina Mena (1893-1965) was the author of eleven short stories, five children’s books, and a nonfiction article. She is best known for her short stories, published mainly in The Century Magazine and American Magazine from 1913 to 1916. With renewed interest in the history of Chicano literature and the publication of all her [...]

Audiovisual Archivist Joins UH Special Collections

March 26, 2015 - 1:10 PM

University of Houston Special Collections recently welcomed Emily Vinson, audiovisual archivist, to the team. She will shepherd the audiovisual collection on its journey through acquisition, preservation and digitization. Vinson’s primary focus is the digitization of select materials from the KUHT Collection, including securing intellectual control and prioritizing items for accessibility. View KUHT Highlights, a digital [...]

Lehner Named Recipient of Franzheim Endowed Library Professorship

March 18, 2015 - 2:43 PM

John Lehner, associate dean of personnel, planning, and systems, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Ambassador Kenneth Franzheim II Endowed Library Professorship, effective April 1, 2015. The Ambassador Kenneth Franzheim II Endowed Library Professorship was established to support a full time librarian in the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston. [...]