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MFA Lectores series begins Thursday, June 18

27427Don’t miss the first Lectores in this summer’s MFA reading series this Thursday June 18th, 7:30 at the Vaughn Center, 9th floor.

Lydia Davis is a Man Booker-prize winning author of acclaimed short story collections, a novel, and several translations, including Varieties of Disturbance: Stories (May 2007), Samuel Johnson Is Indignant (2001), and Almost No Memory (1997).

Read more about her in interviews with NPR and the Believer Magazine.

The Lectores series will take place every evening at 7:30 p.m. until June 25th. There’s a great line-up this year – view the full calendar of events here.

Read up! The library holds The collected stories of Lydia Davis. It is shelved in the display case at the entrance to the library — ask for it at the Circulation Desk.

This Wednesday! UTWrites Lecture with Bruce Friesen

UT Writes with Bruce Friesen

Sponsored by The Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library
Wednesday April 1, 10:30 a.m.
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2

Please join us for the 2015 UT Writes lecture and reception. This year UT sociologist, Bruce Friesen, will share insights from his book, Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015), which provides a compelling account of the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global moral system. Treats will be provided and professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

Bruce Friesen Flyer


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New Displays up for Woman’s History Month and more

ladies-labor-girls-adventure-nan-enstad-paperback-cover-artStop by the displays on your way in and out of the library for some literary inspiration!

Celebrate Women’s History Month. Read a biography or two about the exceptional women who shaped history here in the US and abroad this March (or any time of the year.)

Discover Florida’s marauding past in our “Pirates of Florida and the Caribbean” display.

April is National Poetry Month. Some of your professors are accomplished poets – see their books on display by the front entrance. Go ahead and check them out at the Circulation desk, don’t be shy!

Learn how to do qualitative and quantitative research (and what that even means) by checking out the table display by the exit. UT is emphasizing undergraduate research, so be prepared to ace that final paper with a little help from us.


UTWrites Lecture with Sociology Professor Bruce Friesen

Please join us for the annual UTWrites lecture presented by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Wednesday, April 1
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This year UT Sociologist Bruce Friesen will share insights from his book — Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015) — which provides a compelling account for the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global, moral system.

Treats will be provided and Professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

Link to flyer:
Bruce Friesen

Spring Break Library Hours

Have a chill Spring Break everyone!


Fair Use Week 2015

FairUseWeek-Logo-header-colorEvery year the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) celebrates the fundamental right to fair use. Fair use is an important in academia because it allows students and faculty the ability to teach and learn without fear of corporate or governmental intrusion. Fair use also protects the right to freedom of speech and expression. Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, you have the fair use doctrine to thank!

Read more about fair use on our Copyright & Fair Use Research Guide.

From http://fairuseweek.org/ :

Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.

Click to see the infographic


Saunders Writing Center Spring Schedule

This semester, take advantage of the valuable services offered at the Saunders Writing Center. Whether you’re struggling to clearly express an argument, or you just need a fresh pair of eyes to look over your draft, experienced tutors are available to guide you through the paper writing process.

Stop by Plant Hall 323 during the hours below:


FAQs about the QEP

Interested in learning more about the QEP initiative of inquiry through experiential education? What does that mean for students, staff, and for the entire UT community? And what are those banners you’re seeing around campus that say Welcome SACS? Check out the Q & A page to find out more.

QEP Q-and-A

The University of Tampa is required to select, create and implement a QEP as part of our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) re-affirmation process. Being regionally accredited allows students to qualify for federal financial aid, to transfer classes and credits between institutions, and certifies that we are a competent and qualified institution of higher learning. more…….

QEP Campus-Wide Initiative: Learn by Doing

UT is undergoing a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a five year initiative to reinforce hands-on, or “experiential” education through the emphasis of undergraduate research projects. This initiative will give students a head start in preparation for the job market, as well as reaffirm accreditation for UT as a university of excellence. Please visit the QEP website for more information.

From the Office of Public Information:

QEP: UT Equips Students to Learn by Doing

Learning by Doing: Inquiry-based Experiential Education is a campus-wide initiative to increase hands-on, practical and real-world opportunities for UT students.

“Learning by doing is of course not new to UT, as it is rooted in our mission statement. But this new QEP, with its focus on undergraduate research and internships, anchors learning by doing at the very heart of the curriculum,” said Provost David Stern, vice president of academic affairs.

Experiential education allows students to act on what they have learned, to use the theories and skills gained in the classroom to solve challenging problems. It gives graduates an edge on the competition for jobs and graduate school. The QEP, once approved, is a five-year plan that will be implemented beginning August 2016.

……..read more here