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In 2015, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English PhD student Maggie Melo attended several hackathons and noticed that they were mostly attended by men. Hackathons offer the challenge of working in an intensely focused way on a technology project...
Are you a graduate student or early career academic professional who’s passionate about opening up access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being part of a community that’s dedicated to and engaged in OA advocacy? Then OpenCon 2017 (November...
Wildlife biologist Vicki Greer of the UA Conservation Research Laboratory talks about how we helped her wrangle nearly 30 years of data about the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel. "Even though I’ve been doing data management for a long time, working...
Congratulations to librarian Cheryl Cuillier, recipient of the 2017 Lois Olsrud Faculty Excellence Award. This award is named after Lois Olsrud, a librarian who worked at the Libraries from 1966 to 1996. It recognizes sustained excellence in service to and/or...
Following are the Express Document Center's new summer hours, which will be effective from June 5, 2017: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm The Express Documenter Center's regular business hours will resume on August 21, 2017.
Dr. Marvin Slepian is a Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. He talks about how the Health Sciences Library helps fuel invention and innovation in UA research. "Working with librarians is key and they're great. You need someone with...
On April 22, undergraduate students from across the state of Arizona gathered at Mesa Community College to present projects on Shakespeare. The collaboration crossed disciplinary boundaries and included scholars from English, theater, history, digital humanities, cultural studies, science and linguistics...
Michael Marcellin is a Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He explains how the UA Libraries and Campus Repository helped him digitize and publicly share years of conference proceedings. "The people at the library were just...
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Anita Huizar-Hernández talks about her experience with Special Collections and the importance of archivists in her research. "To actually be able to interact with someone who is an area expert and can give you...
UA faculty gathered last week to assess the impact of the UA's Open Access Policy in its first year. The policy, approved by the Faculty Senate last year, aims to expand access to UA scholarly and research outputs by calling...
University Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen talks about how Special Collections supported his research by acquiring a facsimile of the German epic Nibelungenlied . "I just could not believe it. It's an incredible treasure."
Amy Fountain, Associate Professor of Linguistics, talks about how the UA Libraries subscribed to a database to support her teaching and research. "They kept me posted the whole way through and they got it done as fast as it could...
In a 2016 survey by Florida Virtual Campus, 66.5 percent of Florida college students reported not purchasing the required textbook for a class due to cost. They also said the price of required textbooks had caused them to take fewer...
Through an agreement between the UA and Adobe Systems, which came with a $100,000 gift to the UA, students will have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and more.
Paula Johnson joins the UA Libraries as the Librarian for the College of Engineering.
Katheryne (Kate) Brooks Kay Willock, who has been an ardent supporter of the Libraries since 2002, passed away on January 4, 2017 at Tucson Medical Center. Kate established the Katheryne B. Willock Director of Special Collections Endowment, currently held by...
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,...
The sixth annual Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes 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...
During Homecoming, we honored alumna Rhonda McKearney, who started our technology lending program 10 years ago as an ASUA Senator. Rhonda’s parents, Graham and Kathleen Tubbs, have generously supported the tech lending initiative from the start. At Homecoming, they made...

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