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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.

Evelyn Barker
Intro to creating and interacting in virtual reality
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Learn the basics of designing and printing in 3D
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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  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

Use an Arduino board to learn basic electronics
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Focus on Faculty Speakers Series: Colleen Fitzgerald
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Colleen Fitzgerald

Breathing New Life into Native American Languages

Friends of the Library: Jane Roberts Wood - Seven Stories
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Jane Roberts Wood

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.

Friends of the Library
Focus on Faculty Speakers Series: Chris Conway
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Chris Conway

Viva Mexico! A Comic Book History of Mexico

Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
James L. Haley

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.

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