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Illustrated Timeline on Display in TDECU Stadium

January 8, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The University of Houston Libraries recently collaborated with campus partners to present highlights in UH history. Timeline of @UHouston people and events is now on display in TDECU Stadium.A pictorial timeline of storied UH people and events is now on display in the Coach Bill Yeoman Hall, located in the northeast [...]

Second Annual Gaming Event Held at UH Libraries

November 21, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Over 160 students, faculty and staff, alumni and visitors from the Houston area attended Game On, Cougars! at the University of Houston Libraries this month. The event, now in its second year, offers a full day of open gaming, complete with board games, card games, miniature gaming, puzzles and video games. This year, UH Libraries [...]

New Collection Portrays Houston’s Architectural Domain

November 21, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Renowned architectural photog Joe Aker’s collection now at University of Houston. Architectural photographer Joe Aker has given a collection of images to the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. The Aker Architectural Photographic Records Collection comprises roughly 50,000 distinct images depicting scenes of commercial architecture over the past three decades. Aker, [...]

UH Libraries Hosts Bake Sale for Charity

November 20, 2014 - 2:30 PM

In honor of National Bundt Cake Day and National Philanthropy Day last week, University of Houston Libraries held a bake sale to raise funds for a local organization. The Education Foundation of Harris County supports innovative learning programs for the 800,000+ K-12 public education students in the greater Houston region, and provides training for teachers [...]

Dog Days of December: Paws and Relax at UH

November 19, 2014 - 1:05 PM

As finals approach, the University of Houston Libraries is partnering with a local organization to bring therapy dogs back to campus for a fun and stress-free study break. Certified therapy dogs of Faithful Paws will arrive at the MD Anderson Library for four days in December. UH students are encouraged to stop by for petting, snuggling and [...]

UH Students Produce Game On, Cougars! Radio Ad

October 22, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Game On, Cougars! 2014 is just a few weeks away, and to help promote the event, a group of University of Houston students produced a radio ad that will run on the student-led CoogRadio through November 15. The students, Will Hedgecock, Bonnie Langthorn, and Jacob Mangum provided creative talent with scriptwriting and voice acting for the spot. Music Library coordinator [...]

Unique Holdings at University of Houston Libraries

October 14, 2014 - 6:57 AM

University of Houston Libraries invites faculty, students, researchers and anyone interested in discovering rare literary treasures to attend a brown bag lecture on Wednesday, October 29 in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library. English librarian Dr. Jesse Sharpe and library specialist Kristine Greive will present “The Last Untapped Resource in Houston,” [...]

UH Libraries + Games = Student Success

September 25, 2014 - 7:14 AM

Last year, over 130 gaming enthusiasts gathered at the University of Houston Libraries for the first-ever Game On, Cougars!, a day of open gaming for the UH community. This year, the event levels up with a legendary alliance for an even more epic experience. FoodMachine Houston, a non-profit organization comprising gamers whose mission is to make [...]

Social Media Week at UH Libraries

September 23, 2014 - 3:04 PM

University of Houston Libraries will host a special week of social media training in October for UH students, staff and faculty. Jessica Brand, UH social media manager, will teach workshops on various social media platforms in the MD Anderson Library Learning Commons from October 6 – 10. As with the UH Libraries technology training workshops, Social [...]

Challenged Comic Books and Graphic Novels

September 23, 2014 - 7:16 AM

This week marks the annual Banned Books Week, a national campaign that highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and calls attention to literary works that are frequently challenged in bookstores, libraries and schools. This year’s Banned Books Week theme focuses on challenged comic books and graphic novels. Dan Johnson, senior library [...]