In case you weren’t aware, 2010 marks two major anniversaries in the history of Mexico – the bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Revolution – and in recognition of those milestones, a number of events will be taking place around the university and in the Austin community. The Libraries are particularly attuned to the celebrations due to our oversight of the preeminent Benson Latin American Collection, so we’ll be keeping tabs on the goings-on about town. We’ll also be part of the celebration with the launch of the Benson’s exhibition – Frente a Frente: The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810–1910 – early this summer.
You can find a fairly comprehensive list of the university offerings at the
College of Liberal Arts Mexico 2010 site, and a Mexico 2010 Austin Organizing Committee headed by Chair Teresa Lozano Long and Co-Chairs Dr. Victoria Rodriguez & Dr. Hector Morales is coordinating the Austin community events. The Ransom Center’s exhibition “ ¡Viva! Mexico’s Independence” is already open to visitors, so make time for a visit. And this Thursday (March 25), a pair of events worth noting are taking place in town – Mexican writer Héctor Aguilar Camín will talk about the history of Mexican politics and journalist/novelist Ángeles Mastretta will participate in a Q&A after a screening of the movie based on her 1985 novel . Find out more about these events from our friends at Arráncame la vida ShelfLife@Texas.
Feliz Aniversario, México!
HAL gets the once-over from Dr. Risto Miikkulainen in 2010's first Science Study Break "Machines Gone Wild"
As always seems the case, the Libraries are ratcheting up the post-Spring Break calendar with a slew of events.
After a brief hiatus, this week sees the return of the wildly popular
Science Study Breaks series hosted by the Life Science Library. I won’t bother going into the background of this pop culture meets science program, but you can read about it in our most recent issue of the Libraries Newsletter.
At any rate, this first SSB of 2010 features Computer Science and Neuroscience faculty
Dr. Risto Miikkulainen discussing “Machines Gone Wild” using Mr. Data from and TNG HAL 9000 from as foils for discussion. The program gets underway at 6:30pm, Wednesday, March 24 in Wheeler Lecture Hall (4.102) in 2001: A Space Odyssey Robert Lee Moore Hall.
Also later this week, an exhibit of photos featuring post-modern dance maven
Deborah Hay gets an opening reception at the Fine Arts Library. Twenty images Continue reading Science Study Break and Deborah Hay exhibit kick-start the home stretch →
Eighteen 8' tall wooden panels designed in the shape of the nine Montessori Grammar Symbols slide on tracks in front and behind one another. Each is painted with a colored chalkboard paint so that they can be written on during lessons.
We consider ourselves extremely lucky to be a mere stone’s throw from such great cultural institutions, and more so still when we get the opportunity to swim for a bit in their respective wakes.
As part of its ongoing series of installations by acclaimed contemporary artists called WorkSpace, the
Blanton Museum of Art is featuring Brooklyn-based Anna Craycroft’s first in a series – The Union of Initiatives for Educational Assembly – exploring the nexus of art and pedagogy.
The work, entitled
Subject of Learning/Object of Study uses over 500 books from the Libraries collections related to art education , Continue reading Premiere of new Craycroft project employs Libraries collections →