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The Libraries are hosting an open house for #UTFamilyWeekend from 11a-2p tomorrow, so come by PCL and beat the heat (or get out of the rain), or swing by the Fine Arts Library at UT Austin and check out all the cool new tools in #TheFoundry.
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Join us for the opening of The Foundry, a new maker space in the Fine Arts Library developed by the UT Libraries and the College of Fine Arts. 12:30pm, Wednesday, September 7.
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Winners of the University Interscholastic League Latino History Essay Competition will have their entries added to the Benson Latin American Collection. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/1FjB300KMXP
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We're celebrating the new STEM Study Area at PCL, covered in the Daily Texan, today at 12:30pm.
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Today at 6p, take a #ScienceStudyBreak as astronomer Eva Noyola from the McDonald Observatory explores the fact and fiction of black holes using clips from "Interstellar," "Star Trek" and more. In the SAC Auditorium with free pizza for attendees (while it lasts) provided by the University Federal Credit Union. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/news/science-study-break-dr-eva-noyola-black-holes-1029
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Eva Noyola of the McDonald Observatory. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, October 29. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Use your brain. Next Tuesday, Michael Drew of the Center for Learning and Memory sees how "Lucy," "Limitless," "Sherlock" and other films and TV shows fare in portraying the realities of brain capacity. 6p at the UT Student Activity Center​. 
Event: Science Study Break features Dr. Michael Drew of the Department of Neuroscience on brain capacity. The event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 29. Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at The University of Texas at Austin.
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As the last of the equipment was being installed and tested for the opening of The Foundry, resident mobile photography aficionado and Collections Logistics Librarian Stephen Littrell took his smartphone by the Fine Arts Library to capture some images from around the space in its pristine glory. Check ’em out.

The Foundry Opening — 12:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 7. http://ow.ly/i/mDJvw http://ow.ly/i/mDJwD http://ow.ly/i/mDJxy http://ow.ly/i/mDJyr http://ow.ly/i/mDJzr http://ow.ly/i/mDJAn http://ow.ly/i/mDJBn http://ow.ly/i/mDJCC http://ow.ly/i/mDJDy http://ow.ly/i/mDJEw http://ow.ly/i/mDJFJ http://ow.ly/i/mDJHs http://ow.ly/i/mDJIs http://ow.ly/i/mDJJE http://ow.ly/i/mDJLx http://ow.ly/i/mDJMw http://ow.ly/i/mDJNl
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The UT Libraries is looking for a grad student #openaccess advocate to attend OpenCon in DC. $2000 scholarship available for conference cost: http://ow.ly/vvO9301B5E8
The University of Texas Libraries wants to send you to OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC. If you're a graduate student with interest in Open Access (OA), Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Open Data who wants to help shape the future of research and education at UT, consider applying for a ...
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The Hearst Foundation has generously provided $200,000 in funding for a new multifunctional makerspace at the Fine Arts Library in the College of Fine Arts: "Once built, the Foundry will offer 3-D modeling and printing resources; an audio/video production and editing studio; a recording studio with sound isolation for singers and narrators to practice and record; an interactive game and mobile applications studio; a studio for microelectronics and animatronics; a high-tech music recording and production studio; and a multifaceted fiber art studio to experiment with technology-enhanced costumes and clothing." http://news.utexas.edu/2015/10/29/grant-supports-creation-of-makerspace-in-fine-arts-library
The Hearst Foundations have awarded a $200,000 grant to the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library at UT Austin to help create a common makerspace — called the Foundry — where students can create 3-D objects, videos, apps and other creative projects in the digital arts.
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Opening this evening at 6pm, the latest installment of the ongoing exhibit series from the Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin​, To Better Know a Building: The Charles Moore House, Orinda, CA.
What: “To Better Know a Building: The Charles Moore House, Orinda, California.”  This event is free and open to the public. When: Opening reception, 6 p.m., Monday, October 19. Where: Reading Room, Architecture and Planning Library (BTL 200), The University of Texas at Austin.
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Head over to the Fine Arts Library at UT Austin​ tonight at 6p for a screening of the Mexican classic "Enamorada," hosted by Charles Ramírez Berg of the Moody College of Communication - UT Austin​. Berg will sign copies of his new book on Mexican Classical cinema starting at 5p, and will lead a discussion after the film. Free and open to the public. 
What: “Films in Person” films series featuring Enamorada. This event is free and open to the public. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, September 24. 5 p.m., book signing by Charles Ramírez Berg. Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200), The University of Texas at Austin.
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The collections of the University of Texas Libraries are the result of more than one hundred years of commitment to build one of the great library collections in the world. Containing more than ten million volumes and providing access to the latest electronic research materials, the library collects the products of human knowledge in all formats. The library directly supports the research and instruction needs of the 350-acre main campus of The University of Texas at Austin with its 17 colleges and schools, over 24,000 faculty and staff and more than 50,000 students.

The UT Libraries is composed of the Perry-Castañeda Library, the Collections Deposit Library, the special collections of the Alexander Architectural Archive and the Benson Latin American Collection, along with its nine branch libraries: Architecture and Planning, Chemistry, Classics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geology, Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy, Life Science, as well as the library at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas. 

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