Desert Island Movies

We asked you this: You’re stuck on a desert island…with a DVD player. Which three movies are with you?

Here is what you said — click on linked titles to check out the movie (or the book that inspired the movie) from the Libraries:

Cast Away

Love Actually

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Forrest Gump

The Lion King

Man vs. Wild


Shawshank Redemption


Say Anything

The Wicker Man

Royal Tenenbaums



Boyz N the Hood

Dark Knight

Lost in Translation

Far From the Madding Crowd

Last Holiday

Princess Bride


Little Miss Sunshine

Three Amigos

Annie Hall

Bringing Up Baby



The Golden Compass

Broadcast News

Howl’s Moving Castle

High Fidelity


Simply Irresistible

Mean Girls

Princess Mononoke

Iron Chef


Pineapple Express

Pride and Prejudice

The Science of Sleep

Once Were Warriors

Off the Map

Hot Fuzz

Fay Grim

East of Eden

The Incredibles


The end of the semester is approaching — need help with stress management?

 exam anxiety by Flickr user cl0r
exam anxiety, by Flickr user cl0r

There are numerous resources across campus that can help you manage stress this time of year.

The UT Learning Center publishes useful handouts on topics such as:

  • Dealing Successfully with Conflict
  • How to Keep Calm During Tests
  • Self Talk for Reducing Anxiety

The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a Student Stress Checklist and Tips for Stress Management on their website as well as an interactive stress management site called Stress Recess: Stress Management and Reduction.

And while you’re working on those final projects, don’t forget that librarians are available to help. Chat with us, call us, visit us, or schedule an appointment with a subject specialist with expertise in your area of study. All of these services are available through Ask a Librarian.

Good luck in these final weeks of the semester!

Libraries Fair on PCL Plaza! Wednesday, April 15, 10-1pm

Libraries Fair! Wed, April 15, 10-1pm

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 15 for the University of Texas Libraries Fair. The fun starts at 10am and continues until 1pm.

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!

– Are you a numbers whiz? Visit the Kuehne Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library table to demonstrate your math genius.

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

The Fair will also kick off our Library Quest three-day challenge for current undergraduate and graduate students. Visit three different libraries on campus by Friday, April 17, answer a question about each space, get your passport stamped, and be entered to win a 16GB iPod Touch. More details will be available at the Fair.

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