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Our front lobby book display is ready for Thanksgiving, are you? If you’re still looking for some recipes, the book display is what you need. Topics ranging from Texas to Potlucks to Weight Watchers, find what you need. Also on display are different ideas about where to volunteer during the holiday season so check it out!
Hope you all have a safe holiday.
- New and updated look
- Navigation between blogs
- Aggregated news feed
- Customized blog headers
Let us know what you think!
Update: 2:14 Library chat is back up!
The libraries’ chat service is currently unavailable. There is an issue with the vendor’s servers. They are working to resolve the issue. For updates follow the vendor’s twitter feed: http://twitter.com/libraryh3lp.
Registration is now open for a three day interdisciplinary arts symposium on artistic explorations of commemoration, death, and dying, hosted by the University of Houston Libraries on October 25-27, 2012.
“The Art of Death & Dying” is co-sponsored by the Blaffer Art Museum, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Department of Hispanic Studies, Honors College, and School of Art, as well as two community partners, the National Museum of Funeral History and Preservation Houston.
Papers will be presented in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture, art criticism and theory, art history, cultural studies, dance, film and television, literature and music. Some papers will be presented in Spanish. Speakers include scholars, graduate students and authors from five continents.
In addition to the 57 juried presenters, the program includes invited speakers, a music recital, tours of historic Houston cemeteries and two museums, an artist’s talk with Dario Robleto, a film screening and a gallery talk.
Registration is $50 and $20 for students. The registration fee includes the cost of breakfast and lunches during the symposium.
See our website for programs, papers and events.
Want to know more about the summer olympics, it’s history, all of the sports included, even the rest of the schedule and where to find results? Then check out the books and image display at the M.D. Anderson Library, first floor in front of the computer labs. There are books not only on the Olympics, but on nearly all the sports as well as on sports in the media, sports psychology, sports management, coaching–even how to be a talent scout.
The UH Library Catalog will be unavailable Tuesday, July 10, 9:00am-3:00pm. This downtime has been scheduled to allow for server replacement. While the system is down, OneSearch will not be able to determine the availability of materials in the library catalog. If all goes well, the catalog will be available after 3:00pm. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The catalog will be down and unavailable Thursday, May 17th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. This downtime is necessary in order to install a required upgrade to the system. This upgrade is scheduled to occur this evening (May 17) at 7:00pm. If all goes well, the catalog will not be down longer than 3 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- Literary, performing, or visual depictions or interpretations of death and dying
- Commemoration of the dead in art and performance
- Artifacts of death and dying as represented in archival or museum collections
- Artistic depictions of the after life
- Cultural death rituals
- Cultural expressions of mourning
- Death and dying in Latin American arts and culture
- Readings of original creative material on the subject
- Performances of material on the subject
- Presentation of visual material on the subject
- Memorial architecture
- Cemetery design
- Analysis of an artist’s, performer’s, filmmaker’s or writer’s work related to the subject
- Depictions of death and dying in film, radio, and television
Proposals related to death in Latin American art and visual culture are encouraged. The organizers will accept presentations in both Spanish and English.
Papers will be selected based upon the quality of the proposal (including merit of the topic, clarity of expression, and relevance to the conference theme), the proposal’s ability to provoke critical exchange and debate, and opportunities for interaction between participants that will enable attendees to engage in a truly interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and viewpoints.
Presenters will be afforded the opportunity for their symposium paper/presentation to be published in the Texas Digital Library.
Papers will be twenty minutes in length and will be followed by ten minutes of discussion. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted on the symposium website.
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012.
You asked – we listened! For those of you who want to get an early start on your studying on Sundays, the M.D. Anderson Library is now piloting an earlier open time of 11:00am on Sundays! Let us know what you think!