Author J.M. Coetzee speaks @ LBJ Auditorium, 5/5, 6-7:30pm

On May 5, Nobel Prize winning author J.M. Coetzee, who earned a Ph.D. degree in 1969 from The University of Texas at Austin, will be speaking at the LBJ Auditorium.

An acclaimed novelist, academic, and literary critic, Coetzee is one of the university’s most distinguished alumni.  Said to be influenced by his own personal history of growing up in South Africa, Coetzee writes with strong anti-imperialist feelings. He has published 13 books, including The Life and Times of Michael K in 1983 and Disgrace in 1999. Both books were awarded the Booker Prize, making him the first author to be given the award twice. His novel Waiting for the Barbarians was adapted into an opera composed by Philip Glass.

The event runs from 6-7:30 pm.  Click here for more information about this free event and to RSVP.

Check out J.M. Coetzee’s work at the Libraries.

RESCHEDULED: Science Study Break discusses memories in Dollhouse, Eternal Sunshine, Memento, Tuesday, 4/27, 6-7pm, Painter Hall 4.42

Join us for a rescheduled Science Study Break, on Tuesday, April 27th, at 6pm, in Painter Hall 4.42. Enjoy refreshments and chat with Dr. Alison Preston (Psychology) as she looks at “Dollhouse,” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Memento to discuss how our brains form new memories and recall old ones.  Hope to see you there!

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Libraries Fair on PCL Plaza! Wednesday, April 14, 11:30-1:30pm

Do you like cotton candy?

Do you like games?

Do you like learning more about the University of Texas Libraries?

If you answered yes to any one of those questions, you should join us outside on the PCL Plaza on Wednesday, April 14 for the University of Texas Libraries Fair. The fun starts at 11:30am and continues until 1:30pm.

Each of the University of Texas Libraries will host a table, with some offering games you can play to win an assortment of prizes.

A preview of just some of the fun that awaits you:

– Want to impress everyone with how well-read you are? Stop by the PCL Table and play our Guess the Author game!

– Have a real eye for architectural details? See the friendly folks at the Architecture and Planning Library table for some visual architecture trivia.

– Interested in taking a look at the brand new iPad?  Our Technology Integration Services staff will have an iPad and other technologies we’re using to improve library services available for demos.

Free food and games for all, all in celebration of Research Week. We hope to see you there!

POSTPONED: Science Study Break discusses memories in Dollhouse, Eternal Sunshine, Memento, Tuesday, 4/13, 6-7pm, Painter Hall 4.42

Please note: This event has been postponed.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will announce the rescheduled date soon.

Join us for a special Research Week Science Study Break, on Tuesday, April 13th, at 6pm, in Painter Hall 4.42. Enjoy refreshments and chat with Dr. Alison Preston (Psychology) as she looks at “Dollhouse,” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Memento to discuss how our brains form new memories and recall old ones.  Hope to see you there!

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