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Over the course of three different centuries and under eight different names, The University of Texas at Arlington has evolved into a research institution that now educates nearly 48,000 students globally. This growth is the basis for “University of Texas at Arlington,” a new book of historic photos compiled by UT Arlington Librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester.
UT Arlington Library sponsors outreach and support programs for students, such as the opportunity to spend time with registered therapy dogs. These programs allow students to interact with registered therapy dogs as a means of reducing the stress and anxiety students often feel throughout the academic year. Studies have proved that petting a friendly dog reliably lowers blood pressure and stress-related hormones in the blood, slows the heart rate, regularizes breathing, and releases tension from muscles.
Get a basic introduction to electronics by learning to use an Arduino mini-computer board! Students will learn how to control electronic devices with the Arduino and install sensors into a project. We will also teach students the fundamentals of modern electronic micro-controllers and walk them through learning to program on the Arduino.
***This session has been rescheduled from its original date on 2/28 because the University will be closed for inclement weather***
Jane Roberts Wood will be discussing her newest publication, Seven Stories. This collection will give anyone who is not familiar with her work an introduction to how she writes, what concerns her, and what ironies she recognizes in daily life. Miss Wood said that this is the “most beautifully published book that she has done.” She will also be discussing the differences between writing novels and short stories.
The meeting will be followed by a reception and book signing.
James L. Haley will talk about Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, which is the only state to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. While Hawaii’s royal rulers adopted Christianity, they fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the Marines overthrew Lili’uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.