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Come celebrate #ResearchWeek with us as we kick off the 6th annual Libraries Fair on the PCL Plaza at 11:30am. Play Fruit Tetris at the technology booth, get your photo taken in a Stark Center bodybuilder cutout or grab some Jim Jim's Water Ice, all while learning a little more about the resources available to you around the UT campus.
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LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents the 12th annual “¡A Viva Voz!” celebration of Latino/a culture featuring a concert by Las Cafeteras, a band famous for its energetic bilingual performances and community-focused message.

Las Cafeteras fuses traditional and modern beats with timely stories from the LA streets. The group remixes traditional sounds, combining Afro-Caribbean marimbol, the jarana and requinto guitars of Mexican son jarocho, hip-hop, Native American drum and flute, and stomping zapateado dancing with uplifting English and Spanglish lyrics that tell of everyday people searching for love and fighting injustice in the concrete jungle. 
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The Fine Arts Library's music librarian Dr. David Hunter talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about the recent acquisition of the KUT Collection, and how the evolution of music media over time is benefitting UT. 
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Did Newton really stumble upon his theory of gravitation as the result of an errant piece of fruit? History Department faculty Dr. Alberto Martínez debunks falling apples, leaning towers and other popular science myths. Noon, 3/5 at PCL.
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April is National Poetry Month, and we're celebrating with two Texas Poet Laureates this Thursday. Come hear Rosemary Catacalos and Dean Young read from their work, with a discussion on the state and fate of poetry to follow. 6pm in the UFCU Student Learning Commons in PCL.
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If you're on campus, come stay warm at PCL. Bldg. is open & services return with UT operations. If you're home, stay until roads clear.
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¡Venceremos!: Posters and Ephemera of the Central American Revolutions at the Benson Latin American Collection offers a glimpse into the visual and print culture of the Central American revolutions. 
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So—now that we've gotten 60,000 CDs and 4,000 LPs from KUT, what do we do with them? The Chronicle of Higher Education covers the challenges facing the Fine Arts Library as they figure out how to process this huge acquisition. 
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The University of Texas Libraries next installment of Science Study Break will most definitely be bigger on the inside as it seeks to make sense of BBC mainstay Doctor Who. 

Dr. Vernita Gordon of the Department of Physics and Dr. Martin Kevorkian of the Department of English will need the space to contain their combined perspectives on the Time Lord’s exploits across the space and time. 
Gordon will examine the 50-year-old sci-fi program from her background in biological physics, as well as an early adoration of space travel. Kevorkian has a keen interest in the nexus between technology and culture, and also happens to have a degree in mechanical engineering.

Free pizza (while it lasts) for program attendees.

Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is hosted by the University of Texas Libraries and supported by the University Federal Credit Union.
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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.