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Welcome to our new Library Specialist, Julia Kress


For more than thirteen years Julia practiced law handling mainly corporate transactions, business litigation and environmental matters. However, seeking a more creative field of work, she received her MFA from Antioch University in Los Angeles and is currently finishing her master’s thesis for her MA in History from the University of California, Riverside. She is passionate about ancient Rome and in June 2014 she took part in the American Academy in Rome’s Summer Archaeology Program involving the documentation and analysis of ancient buildings. Her research interest focuses on rehabilitating the reputations of ancient Roman women by contextually analyzing evidence, including sculptures, inscriptions and coins. She is excited to be a Library Specialist at the Architecture and Art Library and is looking forward to assisting UH’s faculty and students with their research needs.

Arts professionals to speak at the Jenkins Library on 4/15/15


The Architecture and Art Library is pleased to present a second installment of its Research in the Real World series with a panel discussion tailored especially for our School of Art students.


On Wednesday, April 15th, from 4-5 pm, please come to the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library to hear our panel:

Catherine Gonzalez, Communications + Outreach Coordinator, Houston Arts Alliance

Emily Link, Community Relations Coordinator, Lawndale Arts Center

Tracy E. Smith, Director of Development and Membership, Blaffer Art Museum


These communications and outreach professionals will discuss their on-the-job research activities and the information skills needed for a career in their field.


Refreshments and a casual reception will follow the panel discussion.