Library Chat is down – Resolved

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:

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Library Chat is down – Resolved

Art of Death & Dying registration now open

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.

Posted on August 16th, 2012 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Art of Death & Dying registration now open

Summer Olympics on Display

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.

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Summer Olympics on Display