New READ Posters Feature UH Faculty

Mimi Lee, Professor, UH College of Education

Mimi Lee, Professor, UH College of Education

Newly promoted and tenured faculty and librarians at the University of Houston recently posed with their favorite books for the UH READ campaign. Launched in 2016 by dean of Libraries Lisa German, the campaign celebrates reading and supports the Libraries’ vision of a community nurtured by curiosity and creativity that drives lifelong learning and scholarship.

This year’s group builds upon an impressive photo display of faculty and librarians whose book selections represent a source of inspiration along their professional journey. These books are now available for check-out, and the photos appear on the first and second floors of the MD Anderson Library.

The latest batch of photos will soon be added alongside the existing READ collection. In the meantime, they are available online.

View a gallery of honorees and their book selections in the Promotion and Tenure Recognition Program online exhibit.


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Posted on November 21st, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | No Comments »

Free Streaming Video for UH Community

University of Houston students, faculty, and staff can watch free streaming video through Kanopy, a platform for libraries offering over 30,000 documentaries and movies. The collection includes classic, indie, and foreign language films, with hundreds of new titles added each month.

Kanopy is proudly brought to you by University of Houston Libraries.

Kanopy is proudly brought to you by University of Houston Libraries.

Viewers can enjoy Kanopy on multiple devices. Apps are available for iOS and Android.

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Posted on November 20th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Featured | No Comments »

Paws and Relax Fall 2017

Local organization Faithful Paws will bring certified therapy dogs to the MD Anderson Library for four days of stress relief. Drop in for petting, snuggling and treat-feeding with these gentle and friendly canines.

Paws and Relax Fall 2017

Paws and Relax Fall 2017

  • Monday, December 4: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (concurrent with Finals Mania)
    106-T and Liaison Services, behind Red Elevators
  • Tuesday, December 5: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    106-T and 2nd Floor Reading Area
  • Wednesday, December 6: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    106-T and 2nd Floor Reading Area
  • Thursday, December 7: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    106-T and 2nd Floor Reading Area
Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Paws and Relax Fall 2017

New Exhibition: The Art of Valentin Gertsman

Image and Imagination: The Art of Valentin Gertsman

Image and Imagination: The Art of Valentin Gertsman

A new exhibition will open at the University of Houston Libraries in November.

Image and Imagination: The Art of Valentin Gertsman honors the life and work of Dr. Valentin Gertsman (1925 – 2013). Gertsman was a Russian-American surgeon who enjoyed a distinguished second career as a fine arts photographer. With an abstract and poetic vision, he explored a number of important themes, especially the architecture of Houston, his adopted home.

Often exhibited in galleries, Gertsman’s work appears in the collections of art museums in Europe and the United States. UH Libraries recently acquired his photographic archives, and to celebrate this occasion, UH Special Collections presents this exhibition of selected photographs from the art of Valentin Gertsman. The acquisition of his archives and the production of this exhibition were made possible by a generous anonymous gift.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the exhibition Image and Imagination: The Art of Valentin Gertsman. Please join UH Libraries and Mrs. Joyce Durfee Gertsman to celebrate this permanent acquisition to the Performing & Visual Arts Research Collection. The reception will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m. at the MD Anderson Library, Special Collections (second floor). Parking is available at the Welcome Center Garage or the Hilton. For special arrangements and to RSVP, contact Free Lane at 713.743.9650.

Posted on November 8th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on New Exhibition: The Art of Valentin Gertsman