Central Library has new temporary summer hours starting tomorrow, July 9, until Aug. 17. The library will close between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. /EB
Sundays: 9 am — 2 am
Mon. — Thurs.: 7 am—2 am
Fridays: 7 am— 8 pm
Saturdays: 9 am— 8 pm
6 HOUR ENERGY BREAK!!!!! Take a well-deserved break from your mid-term studying and get RE-ENERGIZED by decompressing and getting some Starbucks COFFEE, popcorn, peppermints, and a variety of HEALTH SNACKS. Come to the Central Library basement Sunday, March 3 thru Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to take advantage of the 6 HOUR ENGERGY BREAK!!!! The break is sponsored by the UT Arlington Library, Cooper and Park Row Starbucks, Starbucks in the Arlington Highlands, Vegan Club https://www.facebook.com/utagoldenkey., and Golden Key International Honour Society
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kevin Schuck, Central Library, Information Literacy at 817-272-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, allow sufficient time for the accommodation.
Publishing house Macmillan on Friday became the fifth and final U.S. book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused them of conspiring to raise e-book prices.
Macmillan and the Justice Department filed the proposed settlement, which requires a judge’s approval, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
A small firm that is also known as Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, Macmillan was the lone holdout among five publishers that the government sued in April 2012. Three publishers settled immediately and the fourth, Pearson Plc’s Penguin Group, settled in December.
The Justice Department will continue to litigate conspiracy allegations against Apple Inc, the department said in a statement. It accuses Apple of conspiring with the publishers to raise prices and fight the dominance of Amazon.com Inc.
» via Reuters
Janine Barchas is an Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin. Barchas used the Ransom Center’s collections as she conducted research for her book Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, published this fall by John Hopkins University Press. She writes about working in the collections and how they guided her research.
2013 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”
Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” would have turned 100 today (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005):
Fingerprint Card of Rosa Parks
Aurelia S. Browder et al. v. W. A. Gayle et al., No. 1147, from the Civil Cases series of the Records of District Courts of the United States
On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42 year-old woman took a seat near the front of the bus on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Before she reached her destination, she quietly set off a social revolution when the bus driver instructed her to move, and she refused. The bus driver called the police and they arrested Rosa Parks, an African American woman of unchallenged character.
The African-American community of Montgomery organized a boycott of the buses in protest of the discriminating treatment they had endured for years. The boycott, under the leadership of 26-year-old minister Martin Luther King, Jr., was a peaceful, coordinated protest that lasted 381 days and captured world attention.
Rosa Parks’ legacy is being honored with a special document display and programs at the National Archives during the month of February.