Science Direct scheduled downtime

Science Direct electronic journals will be offline and unavailable on Saturday, February 26, 2011 for approximately 12 hours between 7AM-7PM for scheduled upgrades and maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by Jeannie Castro and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Science Direct scheduled downtime

Student Art Exhibit opening at the M.D. Anderson Library on February 18th

The UH Libraries will host its 4th annual Student Art Exhibit in the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing from February 18th through April 18th.  This highly competitive exhibit is open to UH students of any classification and major.  This year’s jury selected 35 works in various media.  Artists represent all classifications from freshman to graduate students.  Most are pursuing degrees within the School of Art, but a number of non-art majors were also selected, including students majoring in biology, computer science, history, mechanical engineering, and physics.

The exhibit opening will take place from 5:30-6:30 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing Friday, February 18th.  This event is free and open to the public.

2011 Jury:

Jillian Conrad, UH School of Art

Clare Elliott, Menil Collection

Lucinda Garces,  Booker Lowe Gallery

Katherine Veneman, Blaffer Museum

Dena Woodall, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


2011 Artists:

Akila Raman, senior majoring in architecture

Bryan A. Calcagno, junior majoring in industrial design and physics

Chad Maydwell, sophomore majoring in painting (Jurors’ Choice winner)

David Anderson, junior majoring in painting

David Mateo Self, junior majoring in history

Greg Jackson, sophomore majoring in graphic communication

Jeff Simmons, graduate student in architecture

Joseph Echavarria, freshman

Juan M. Juarez, junior majoring in sculpture

Karesha Brown, senior majoring in environmental design

Katalina Galvan, junior majoring in biology

Kentra Gilbert, senior majoring in painting

Kylene Vasquez, senior majoring in art

Luis Mantilla, senior majoring in architecture

Matthew Ku, junior majoring in mechanical engineering

Melanie Lira, senior majoring in art history

Michella Fanini, junior majoring in art education

Pamela Johnson, senior majoring in sculpture

Rachel Harmeyer, post-baccalaureate student in art history

Rosine Kouanen, graduate student majoring in photography/digital media (Juror’s Choice winner)

Ryan Maria Hernandez, senior majoring in art education and art history (Juror’s Choice winner)

Sanjana Shetty, graduate student majoring in computer science

Stacy Smith, junior majoring in painting

Tanja Vaughn, junior majoring in painting

Trinh Nguyen, senior majoring in painting

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Student Art Exhibit opening at the M.D. Anderson Library on February 18th

Library CLOSED Friday, Feb.5; reopens Sat., Feb. 6 at Noon

Due to the continuing inclement winter weather, the M.D. Anderson Library will be closed all day, Friday, February 5th.  It will reopen on Saturday, February 6th at Noon.

Visit http://www.uh.edu/emergency for updated information on opening/closing times for the University and other important emergency communication.

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Rachel Vacek and filed under Building Announcments | Comments Off on Library CLOSED Friday, Feb.5; reopens Sat., Feb. 6 at Noon

Library CLOSING at 5pm Today, Thursday, February 3rd

Due to the incoming winter weather, the M.D. Anderson Library will be closing today at 5pm.

Visit http://www.uh.edu/emergency for updated information on opening/closing times for the University on Friday, February 4th.

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by Lee Andrew Hilyer and filed under Building Announcments | Comments Off on Library CLOSING at 5pm Today, Thursday, February 3rd

New KUHT Image Collection in the UH Digital Library

Behind the Scenes

Highlights of KUHT-TV digital library collection includes images and video from the early days of KUHT-TV. Located on the University of Houston campus KUHT-TV, HoustonPBS, was America’s first public television station and was one of the founding stations of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1969.

From the KUHT-TV HoustonPBS history site:

“According to plan, Channel 8 signed on the air at 5 p.m. on May 25, 1953, with a program called Its Five. Producer/director George Arms’ variety format featured a half dozen attractive college coeds who offered “down-to-earth” advice for women, including tips on make-up techniques, party-giving, flower-arranging, blouse-making, and preparing a child for a tonsillectomy. Dr. Walter William Kemmerer, named university president in 1953, had been instrumental in establishing the University of Houston. Through his efforts as vice president, the university (Houston Junior College began classes in 1927 and progressed quickly to a university in 1934) began holding formal classes in the autumn of 1934. But the student population grew more quickly than university space and personnel, and as a solution Kemmerer theorized that telecourses might facilitate reaching these students.”

Through his and John Schwarzwalder, vocalist, choral director, faculty member, and KUHF-FM manager, work the building of a television station on campus began to take shape. In April 1953 the world’s first education television station was launched in the Ezekiel Cullen Building on the campus of the University of Houston; ushering in a new era in education. The week of May25th marked the first week of full broadcasting with the official kick off (quite literally it would seem) held on June 8th, 1953. This pioneering spirit that started the station over 50 years ago continues today with the production of innovative programming and technological advances. While the station is always looking ahead it has never forgotten its challenging past. This collection of images and video are a testament to the station’s rich history.

Please enjoy these still images. In the near future selected early moving images will be available online. Visit the HoustonPBS history site to find out more about the unique past of the first public television station in the world.

Big Bird

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by Nicci Westbrook and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on New KUHT Image Collection in the UH Digital Library

Wiley Online Library scheduled maintenance

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, Wiley Online Library will be down for scheduled maintenance at 4am for approximately 2 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by Jeannie Castro and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Wiley Online Library scheduled maintenance