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Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, articles in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics examines the evolution and/or structure of research programs and their dynamics, the questions, tensions, and puzzles that drive research, and the interaction between theory, method, and empirics...
The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies, and scholarly societies from 23...
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...
A new UA Special Collections exhibit shows that even the covers of books were altered, often to reflect the habits or motives of their owners during a time of religious fervor.
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...
This fall, we have an exciting semester of public programs at Special Collections, Main, Science-Engineering and the Health Sciences Libraries. Download our new events brochure or pick one up at the Main Library or Special Collections. The complete listing also...
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...

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