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Student Song Contest Winners Announced

University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the fall 2018 Song of the Semester contest.

Song of the Semester Fall 2018 Winners

Song of the Semester Fall 2018 Winners.

The first place winner is Yanis Bratlien (@yanisbratlien) with “Girl With The Mint Green Stare.” Listen to the winning track below:

Amanda Pascali (@amandinapascali) won second place with “Shine On Star Boy.”

Shazan Balloul took third place with “Mama.”

Congratulations to the winners and to all those who entered. All entries were recorded in the Hamill Foundation Multimedia Studio at the MD Anderson Library.

Banner Project at UH Libraries

Next week, visitors to the University of Houston MD Anderson Library will notice a suite of 40 banners displayed in the atrium. The Banner Project, created by Houston activist Sara Fernandez, is a pop-up exhibit featuring pivotal points in Houston’s LGBT history from the 1930s to present day.

The Banner Project at UH Libraries

The Banner Project at UH Libraries

2018 marks the third year that UH Libraries has partnered with Fernandez to host the banners and promote awareness of diversity and inclusion. Vince Lee, UH Special Collections archivist, stated that the display “encapsulates Houston’s LGBT history: individuals, events, and milestones which have been hard fought to secure recognition and rights which we all enjoy.”

The Banner Project will be on display at the MD Anderson Library by October 11, which is National Coming Out Day, and will remain through the end of the month. Staff from Special Collections will be available with information on the LGBT History Research Collection, as well as outreach from the UH LGBTQ Resource Center.

‘Brothers in Rhyme’ Exhibit Video

Visit our newest exhibit, Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click, open to the public and located on the first floor of MD Anderson Library. The exhibit commemorates the lives and careers of brothers and fellow rappers Patrick “Fat Pat” Hawkins and the late John “HAWK” Hawkins, who were members of the Screwed Up Click, a collective of Houston-based rappers which formed around the late DJ Robert Earl Davis, Jr., better known as DJ Screw.

Brothers in Rhyme Exhibit Opening Reception

Brothers in Rhyme Exhibit Opening Reception

View highlight video from exhibit opening reception

Voter Registration Information

Voter registration information

Voter registration information

Voter registration information for college students is available in the MD Anderson Library Leisure Reading area, first floor.

By on September 21st, 2018 in Announcements, Featured, New Resource, Spaces

Digital Research Commons Fall Workshops

The University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) offers a dedicated space for the UH community to learn more about using digital tools in teaching and research, receive hands-on instruction, attend workshops and talks, and use cutting-edge machinery.

The DRC will host a series of workshops this semester. Workshops are open to all, and are designed for attendees to experiment and build digital research skills.

All workshops will be held from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 19 – R and R Studio
  • October 1 – Topic Modeling in R
  • October 19 – GIS
  • November 7 – Network Analysis
  • November 16 – Open Author Carpentry

The Digital Research Commons is located in the MD Anderson Library Brown Wing, 2nd floor, room 266-C (floor map). For more information, contact Claude Willan, DRC director.

UH Health Sciences Library Grand Opening

The University of Houston Health Sciences Library held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Located on the second floor of the Health 2 building, the new library serves the teaching and research needs of the UH colleges of Nursing, Optometry, and Pharmacy, as well as other health-related programs on campus.

The UH Health Sciences Library held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

The UH Health Sciences Library held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

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‘Brothers in Rhyme’ Opening Reception

A private opening reception for the exhibit Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click was held at University of Houston Libraries. The exhibit is on view through December 14 and is open to the public.

Opening reception for the exhibit "Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click" at University of Houston Libraries

Opening reception for the exhibit “Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click” at University of Houston Libraries

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DRC Fall Reception

The University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) held a reception to celebrate its first year of sponsored projects, with a look ahead at the new schedule of workshops and projects in digital research.

Digital Research Commons Fall Reception

Digital Research Commons Fall Reception

The DRC is the best place on campus to learn more about using digital tools in teaching, learning, and research, receive hands-on instruction, and attend workshops and talks on digital research and digital humanities.

The next workshop will be held Thursday, September 13 on R and R Studio.

New Exhibit Features Screwed Up Click

The following is a guest post by Julie Grob, UH Special Collections coordinator for instruction and curator of the Houston Hip Hop Research Collection.


A Houston hip hop exhibit opens September 10 at UH Libraries.

A Houston hip hop exhibit opens September 10 at UH Libraries.

A new exhibit opens September 10 at University of Houston Libraries.

Twenty years after the death of the Houston rapper Fat Pat, Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click commemorates the lives and careers of brothers and fellow rappers Patrick “Fat Pat” Hawkins and the late John “HAWK” Hawkins. Both men were members of the Screwed Up Click, a collective of Houston-based rappers which formed around the late DJ Robert Earl Davis, Jr., better known as DJ Screw. The exhibit celebrates the enduring legacy of DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click and their impact on fans and recording artists in Houston and around the world.

The exhibit features original DJ Screw mixtapes, vinyl records owned by DJ Screw, posters, photographs, flyers, handwritten rap lyrics, and other materials related to the Screwed Up Click.

In keeping with the collective nature of the Screwed Up Click, a variety of scholars, writers, and performing and visual artists were invited to contribute labels for the exhibit. Curator Julie Grob and UH Libraries would like to recognize Brandon Caldwell, Matthew K. Carter, Victor Del Hierro, Maco L. Faniel, Robert Hodge, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Amy Mueller, Anthony “Fat Tony” Obi, Josie Pickens, Matthew Ramirez, Lance Scott Walker, and Langston Collin Wilkins.

Visitors can view Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library through December 14.

For information, contact Julie Grob.

Music Library Exhibit Features Bob Dorough

A new exhibit is now on display at the University of Houston Music Library.

A new exhibit featuring the work of Bob Dorough is now on display at the UH Music Library.

A new exhibit featuring the work of Bob Dorough is now on display at the UH Music Library.

The exhibit features the work of jazz artist Bob Dorough (1923 – 2018), one of the creators of Schoolhouse Rock! Materials on display comprise photographs, books, sheet music, CDs, and Schoolhouse Rock! artwork. The items were generously loaned for the exhibit by Dorough’s daughter, Aralee Dorough, affiliate artist in flute at the University of Houston Moores School of Music and principal flutist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibit, which will run through the fall semester, was curated by Alaina Diehl, a recent UH graduate with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and adjunct music faculty member. “Aralee Dorough was my flute professor for three years of study at the University of Houston,” Diehl said. “Her father, Bob Dorough, passed away this April, and I thought that this exhibit would be a wonderful tribute to him, an important American composer and musician, and a great way to introduce library patrons to his life and works.”

Visitors can view the exhibit at the Music Library, located on the second floor of the Moores School of Music.