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Over the course of three different centuries and under eight different names, The University of Texas at Arlington has evolved into a research institution that now educates nearly 48,000 students globally. This growth is the basis for “University of Texas at Arlington,” a new book of historic photos compiled by UT Arlington Librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester.
Create and experience your own virtual reality when you learn to use the Oculus Rift. In this session, we will walk students through tutorials on how to load up 3D objects into the Oculus Rift and interact with them in a digital environment. We will also teach students how to develop simple games which will serve as a vehicle for learning to make demos and interactive environments.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot at utafablab-oculus.eventbrite.com.
Learn how to create and print an object in 3D! This class will focus on the basic operations and use of a 3D printer and will learn the fundamentals of the accompanying software. Students can create an object from scratch or download and alter a premade design from thingiverse.com. Students will not be able to print their object during the allotted class time, but can save their designs to print afterwards.
Seats are limited, so register online at utafablab-3dprint.eventbrite.com.
Get a basic introduction to electronics by learning to use an Arduino mini-computer board! Students will learn how to control electronic devices with the Arduino and install sensors into a project. We will also teach students the fundamentals of modern electronic micro-controllers and walk them through learning to program on the Arduino.
Space is limited, so reserve seat at utafablab-arduino.eventbrite.com.
Breathing New Life into Native American Languages
Jane Roberts Wood will be discussing her newest publication, Seven Stories. This collection will give anyone who is not familiar with her work an introduction to how she writes, what concerns her, and what ironies she recognizes in daily life. Miss Wood said that this is the “most beautifully published book that she has done.” She will also be discussing the differences between writing novels and short stories.
The meeting will be followed by a reception and book signing.
James L. Haley will talk about Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, which is the only state to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. While Hawaii’s royal rulers adopted Christianity, they fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the Marines overthrew Lili’uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.