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The Library will be closed this Wednesday 11/21 through Saturday 11/24. We reopen Sunday, November 25. Have a happy Thanksgiving all!
If you’re taking summer classes, the Saunders Writing Center is open to help you.
Just because you are leaving UT doesn’t mean our doors are shut to you! Did you know as Alumni, you not only have access to career services and events, you also have full onsite access to the Macdonald-Kelce Library with check out privileges? Review your benefits and sign up for an Alumni Card online.
During finals, visit us and check out the book display on the first floor that’s all about navigating life after college. We have resources on career goals, resumes, internships, and finding your path. Ask a librarian if you’d like to check out these books, or for any other career or graduate school related questions.
Alumni membership includes access to more than 275,000 books and 1,600 periodicals in-house at the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Alumni may check out 5 books at a time for a two week period. Local alums are able to Interlibrary Loan under the library’s discretion. There is no off campus access to the databases. Bring in your NAA Alumni Card to check out library books.
Good luck on your finals and congratulations to all graduates!
The Macdonald-Kelce Library now has a new Institutional Repository (IR) online! The UT IR mission is to collect, preserve, and distribute the intellectual output of the UT community. Many universities have an IR in order to store and preserve materials such as theses, dissertations, university publications, faculty papers, conference proceedings, and college events, and make them accessible to the world.
What you’ll find now in the IR is a collection of past MFA Theses (most are campus-access restricted), and materials from a conference hosted here at UT.
In the future the Library hopes to collect more scholarship created by you, whether you are a student, faculty, or staff. Keep up with the progress of the IR by visiting the library’s homepage at utopia.ut.edu, and reading this blog!
Learn more about the IR on our guide: http://libguides.utopia.ut.edu/thesis
Explore the IR here: https://utampa.dspacedirect.org/
UPDATE: Seems like a line was drawn over the weekend. Simon & Schuster cancelled Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal, as debated below.
The following news story from about a month ago (Jan 2017) tackles the argument: do publishers, in this case Simon & Schuster, get to decide what is published despite a clear concern that the book may contain flagrant hate speech? In a university, there are policies enforcing the rights of free speech amongst students and faculty in the classroom to encourage critical nuanced debate. What do you think about the arguments brought up in this article to address this particular situation?
Excerpt from the article:
“Trying to suppress hateful speech doesn’t make it go away,” says [Joan Bertin, executive director of the NCAC]. “I mean, I think the whole idea of free speech requires us to be active participants, and when we hear ideas that we think are bad and harmful, it requires us to say ‘why,’ not just say ‘shut up.'”
But publisher Dennis Johnson says another equally important right is at stake here: The right to protest.
“This is not about censoring right wing voices,” he says. “This is about combating hate speech and its entry into the mainstream.”
Southside Buddhist, by Ira Sukrungruang and published by the University of Tampa Press, has received a 2015 American Book Award. The University of Tampa Press published the book in late 2014.
Sukrungruang, who teaches writing at the University of South Florida, is a Thai American writer. The autobiographical essays in Southside Buddhist include reflections on life, art and writing. His previous books include his memoir Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy and a collection of poetry, In Thailand It Is Night, which won the University of Tampa Press’ Anita Claire Scharf Prize.
Southside Buddhist was also chosen as the recipient of the Florida Book Award Bronze Medal for General Nonfiction earlier this year.
The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The Before Columbus Foundation announced the winners of the 26th annual book awards on July 20 with a formal recognition planned for October.
Learn more about Southside Buddhist and purchase a copy from the Tampa Press site.
Did you know that the library has digitized issues of university publications The Minaret, The Moroccan and the UT Journal? Browse through past issues of our university newspaper, The Minaret, or take a look at what some of your professors used to look like in the 80’s in our yearbook, The Moroccan.
Once you are in the online archive, click on “Issue List” and it will bring up a list of all the past Newspapers, Yearbooks, or Magazines by year. You can also plug in search terms to see if there was an article about a certain event or person in UT history. Try “bathing suits” or “smoking” or “John F Kennedy” and see what pops up!
Have you received your QEP T-shirt yet? Learn more about the QEP and what’s going on around campus in this February’s Insighter:
-Learn about UT’s recently announced new cybersecurity major
-Stop by the Electronics Alive III at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
-See who got recognized for their Madness at Midnight.
-Browse the events calendar for the next two weeks to make sure you’re not missing any games, lectures, and other exciting events
Campus MovieFest is BACK at UT for the 11th year in a row!
CMF will give you everything you need to make your own 5-minute short film in 7 days, including:
– an Apple Macbook Pro with Adobe Creative Cloud
– a Panasonic HD camera
– a Western Digital My Passport hard drive
– a microphone and tripod
– Technical support and training throughout the week
– 1,100 license-free songs
And the best part? It’s FREE AND OPEN to all UT students!
The top 16 films will be showcased at the Falk Theater, and the top 4 films will move on to our national event, CMF Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA to compete against filmmakers from around the world! This year’s prizes include over $150,000 in cash, gear, professional gigs, industry exposure, a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and more!
To sign up, go to www.campusmoviefest.com/UT before February 4th, and click “Participate in this Event”. Follow the instructions to confirm your account.
CMF LAUNCH – February 4th – 12PM to 5PM – Vaughn Lobby
CMF COLLECTION – February 10th – 2PM to 6PM – Vaughn Lobby
CMF FINALE – February 12th – Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM – Falk Theater
And join the Facebook Event Page for CMF @ UT 2015 to stay informed with news, announcements, technical support questions, cast & crew calls, and more: