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  1. 50 Years

    Tucson's Mexican American Community In the final program of the Civil Rights Lecture Series, Lupe Castillo, Professor, Pima Community College and Margo Cowan, Public Defender, Pima County, lead a discussion exploring Tucson's Mexican American co ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-04-11 10:56

  2. Secrets of the Renaissance Garden

    The Renaissance garden works its magic by combining greenery and masonry, statues and fountains.  Italian garden designers found new ways to align art and nature, creating places where the civilized and the wild could coexist. One inspiration was a book p ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-04-11 15:34

  3. 20,000 Facts and Fables

    Pliny's "Natural History" in Early Modern Europe With thousands of details from hundreds of sources, the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder was a standard reference work throughout the Middle Ages, lovingly copied wherever Latin was read ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-04-11 15:36

  4. Filming Pulp Poetry

    Ray Bradbury and It Came From Outer Space In 1953 Universal Studios, known for its horror films, released its first science fiction feature of the '50s -- It Came From Outer Space , written by prominent science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Based in p ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-04-11 15:32

  5. Meet the Martians with Writer Gloria McMillan

    Join us during the Tucson Festival of Books as Gloria McMillan, local educator, author and guest curator of Special Collections current exhibition “ Mars Madness ,” signs copies of her edited work Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, Anthropologica ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-06-16 12:13

  6. The Art and Business of Writing with J.A. Jance

    The course will include lecture and discussion, and focus on both the creative and business dimensions of writing.  Students must come fully prepared to write and bring their own laptops. This course is geared toward post-graduate and professional- level ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-06-16 16:38

  7. Digital Debut

    Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press Collection A celebration to launch the library's newest online resource featuring fully digitized collections of 20 historically significant Mexican and Mexican American newspapers - including El Tucsones ...

    gbaudoin - 2014-06-18 11:25

  8. Richard Verstegan, A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence (1605)

    Early Modern Notes on the Germanic Roots of England's Language and Culture As part of The Early Book Lectures Series VII, an annual exploration by UA scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries, Professor Willard ...

    Anonymous - 2014-07-10 14:54

  9. The Elusive History of English Book Production Before Printing

    Clues in the Auchinleck Manuscript As part of The Early Book Lectures Series VII, an annual exploration by UA scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries, Professor Dahood will explore what is considered the first ant ...

    Anonymous - 2014-07-10 14:54

  10. War and Peace in the Middle Ages

    With Some Sprinkling of Toleration: Wolfram von Eschenbach's Willehalm The University Libraries Special Collections hosts The Early Book Lectures Series VII, an annual exploration by UA scholars of medieval texts held by the UA Libraries. This final ...

    Anonymous - 2014-07-10 14:54

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