News & Events

Fall 2015 display of MavsArt, featuring UTA students, faculty, and staff
Showcase your creativity with MavsArt

UTA Libraries are seeking submissions to MavsArt for the spring semester. MavsArt provides UTA students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to exhibit their artistic talents. Artwork varying from 2D photography, paintings, and sketches, to 3D forms, will be accepted.

Janeth Colmenero Martinez
Ramona Holmes (L) and Sam Haynes (R)
Borderlands project receives $10K COLA grant

The digital humanities project Borderlands received a $10,000 grant from the College of Liberal Arts (COLA). Sam Haynes, director of the Center for Southwestern Studies, and UTA Libraries Digital Creation department head Ramona Holmes serve as principle investigators for the project, which was one of ten projects awarded grants to encourage COLA faculty to pursue digital humanities projects.

Heart monitor display
Raise your GPA and your heart rate

The Central Library now has treadmill computer stations and FitDesk bikes (right), which provide a tray for your mobile devices or books. You can read, study, play games, read email, or watch a show while you exercise. The Science & Engineering Library also has a FitDesk bike.

iPad Airs and Surface Pros available for checkout
Tablets now available for checkout

All library branches are now lending iPad Air 2s and Surface Pro 3s to students and staff. The lending duration is four hours.

Free, Assisted Self-Service Tax Preparation
Free, Assisted Self-Service Tax Preparation
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 9:00pm

Do your taxes yourself, for free!  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to answer your simple tax questions.  These IRS certified volunteers, in conjunction with the United Way of Tarrant County, will be in room B20 of the Central Library.  Hours are 5pm - 9pm Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am - 8pm Saturdays, and noon - 6pm on Sundays, through Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  

Be sure to bring all income and related tax documents, as well as a photo ID.

Book cover for Oilfield Revolutionary: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer, by Houston Faust Mount II
Friends of the Library - Houston Faust Mount II, Oilfield Revolutionary
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Houston Faust Mount II

Everette Lee DeGolyer wore many hats—and he wore them with distinction. Though not a geophysicist, he helped make geophysics central to oil exploration. Though not a politician, he played an important role in the national politics of energy. Though trained as a geologist, he became an important business executive. DeGolyer left his stamp on oil exploration and his name on a number of philanthropic institutions, including the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Sociology assistant professor Krystal Beamon
Sociologist to discuss her book The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presenter: 
Dr. Krystal Beamon

Sociology assistant professor Krystal Beamon will discuss her research, presented in her book The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics during Focus on Faculty, noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 on the Central Library sixth floor.

The presentation will be followed by a reception hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Sponsor: 
UT Arlington Libraries
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Hand holding 100 dollar bill
Student Money Management Center Workshop
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Shakeela Hunter, Director of Student Money Management Center, utamoney@uta.edu

Join the Student Money Management Center as we give helpful tips on financial aid, 1098T forms and tax refunds.

Sponsor: 
UT Arlington Libraries
Poster for Third Thursday game night at the Central Library
Third Thursday Game Night
Thursday, February 18, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Take a study break and join us in the Central Library basement for video games, board games, and popcorn. Every Third Thursday of the month, from Feb. 18 through April 21.

Sponsor: 
UT Arlington Libraries
Friends of the UTA Libraries Road Trip
Friends of the UTA Libraries Road Trip 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Friends of the UT Arlington Libraries and the Honors College are pleased to announce this year's road trip to the Hill Country Feb. 27-28!

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Book cover for Texas Ranch Women, by Carmen Goldthwaite
Friends of the Library - Carmen Goldthwaite, Texas Ranch Women
Friday, March 11, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Carmen Goldthwaite

Imagine a time in Texas when women swapped bread for meat with peaceful Indians and shot cannons through cabin doorways to ward off the hostile ones. Throughout centuries, resilient women of the Lone Star State built ranches, defended their homes and children, doctored cowhands and nurtured livestock through unforgiving winters and long droughts and drove them up the cattle trails. “Texas would not be Texas without those remarkable women,” says Fort Worth teacher and author, Carmen Goldthwaite.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
UTA Music Associate Professor Dan Cavanagh
Dan Cavanagh to present talk on musical improvisation
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presenter: 
Dan Cavanagh

Professor Cavanagh will demonstrate his explorations at the intersections of notated music, improvisation, acoustic sound, and electronic sound production. Outlining some of the philosophical and practical considerations of combining these various approaches to music production, he will demonstrate the early stages of a “data glove” designed to use hand motion to affect electronic sound parameters in real time. Through modern jazz and creative improvisatory music, he will also showcase the integration of improvisation and electronics into the long tradition of notated acoustic music.

Sponsor: 
UT Arlington Libraries
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Book cover for The Outcasts, by Kathleen Kent
Friends of the Library - Kathleen Kent, The Outcasts (historical novel)
Friday, April 22, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Kathleen Kent

A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.

It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. After escaping the Texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Book cover for Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist, by Debra Winegarten
Friends of the Library - Debra Winegarten, Oveta Culp Hobby
Friday, May 13, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Debra Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch—and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel. President Eisenhower chose her as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, making her the second woman in history to be appointed to a president's cabinet. When she wasn't serving in the government, Hobby worked with her husband, former Texas governor William P.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Peggy Semingson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presenter: 
Peggy Semingson

Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning

Sponsor: 
UT Arlington Libraries
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi