Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Book: Texas School Law Bulletin 2016 edition

This comprehensive, expanded indexed edition of Texas School Law Bulletin is a must have for educators,students, law enforcement officials as well as parents and the business community. This handy reference provides coverage of the Texas School Laws and is fully updated through the 2015 legislature. The 83rd Texas Legislature passed more than one hundred bills that will impact the millions of students in the State of Texas in the years ahead. Stay abreast of the changing laws as the education system continues to evolve as the changing demographics dictate changes in the classrooms and districts in Texas.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

New Book: The Origin of the Gods: A psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth by Richard Caldwell

This innovative study posits that myths in general, and Greek theogonic myth in particular, have a latent meaning that is responsible both for the emotional energy inherent in myths, and for the special attraction they have even to those who no longer believe in their literal meaning. Caldwell describes, in clear and comprehensible language, aspects of psychoanalytic theory relevant to the understanding of Greek myth, implementing a psychoanalytic methodology to interpret the Greek myth of origin and succession, particularly as stated in Hesiod's Theogony. In reassessing this work, which tells the story of the world's beginning from unbounded Chaos to the defeat of the Titans, Caldwell addresses several unexplained problems-- why does the world begin with the spontaneous emergence of four uncaused entities, and why in this particular order? Why does Ouranos prevent his children from being born by confining them in their mother's body? Why is Ouranos castrated by his son, and why is Aphrodite born from the severed genitals? Why is it always the youngest son who overthrows his father, the sky-god, and what is the logic of the steps taken by Zeus to prevent the same thing happening to him? Presenting a new definition and analyses of the psychological functions in myth, this new study should appeal to a wide range of classicists, teachers and students of mythology, psychoanalysts, and those interested in the application of psychoanalytic methods to literature.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Student Researchers Report Their Findings at the Nutrition Facts and Fads Town Hall

Student researchers presented findings on several aspects of the American diet at the Nutrition Facts and Fads Town Hall meeting this morning. The Town Hall, which was led by Dr. Larry Rapp, focused on such topics as beneficial nutrients, popular diets, and processed and modified foods. The students completed a semester long search and analysis of the research literature related to their topics and reported their findings in two minute presentations at the Town Hall meeting. Questions from the audience followed the presentations. The event demonstrated the diverse areas of interests and research skills that UNT Dallas Biology and Public Health majors possess.    

The event was held on April 27th 11:30am-12:30pm at Founders Hall, 101
(vegan cookies were enjoyed by all!)

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Book: Ambiguous discourse by Kathy Mezei

Carefully melding theory with close readings of texts, the contributors to Ambiguous Discourse explore the role of gender in the struggle for narrative control of specific works by British writers Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Anita Brookner, Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, and Mina Loy. This collection of twelve essays is the first book devoted to feminist narratology--the combination of feminist theory with the study of the structures that underpin all narratives. Until recently, narratology has resisted the advances of feminism in part, as some contributors argue, because theory has replicated past assumptions of male authority and point of view in narrative. Feminist narratology, however, contextualizes the cultural constructions of gender within its study of narrative strategies. Nine of these essays are original, and three have been revised for publication in this volume. The contributors are Melba Cuddy-Keane, Denise Delorey, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Susan Stanford Friedman, Janet Giltrow, Linda Hutcheon, Susan S. Lanser, Alison Lee, Patricia Matson, Kathy Mezei, Christine Roulston, and Robyn Warhol.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas library. 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Book:Virtue's faults by April Alliston

"This study focuses on fiction written by women in the eighteenth century to demonstrate how authors of the period implicitly examined and resisted patrilineal models of relationship, including the notions of literary tradition and of women's place in the family and the domestic sphere. The author's analysis of fiction from Lafayette to Austen argues that the concept of "correspondence," as exemplified in epistolary fiction, leads to a deeper understanding of the connections among French and English women's works of the period."

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

New Mexico Historical Review 91(1)

UNT Dallas Library hass received the latest issue of the New Mexico Historical Review. Stop by the library to read the issue today.

See below for this issues table of contents:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Book: Desert in bloom by Meenakshi Bharat

This volume investigates the tremendous contemporary spurt in the literary creativity of ‘women writers’ in Indian English Fiction. Demonstrating that fictional creation is no ‘male territory’ and women are no ‘trespassers’ in it, the contributors to this study, both discerning critics and major fictionists, scrutinize and evaluate the diverse, inter-related aspects of women’s fiction. The volume meticulously brings together the voices of these persistent and determined Sheherzades, too significant to miss or ignore, in a wide-ranging selection of perceptive essays, written in jargon-free and refreshing prose.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nutrition Facts and Fads Event

Been meaning to eat better but haven't gotten around to it yet? Wondered if there's anything to fad diets? Confused about what exactly is meant by "Omega 3 fatty acids" or "GMO?" These questions and more will be answered Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The students in the Principles of Human Nutrition class have been preparing all semester for this event and will be ready to provide you with information and answer your questions. Everyone is invited!

Poem in your Pocket Day (Thursday April 21, 2016)

It is always good to have a song in your heart, a tune on your lips, and a poem in your pocket. The UNT Dallas Library will be handing out poems to commemorate poem in your pocket day on Thursday April 21, 2016. Poem in your pocket day is a national event that began in New York City in 2002.

So what do you need to do? Well it is as easy as stopping by the library and picking up a poem! Then you should read and enjoy your verse. If your poem inspires you, makes you think, or moves you, then you should share it with a fellow student or friend. And if your inner muse won't stop singing then the only cure for such a malady would be to put pen to paper and create a poem of your own to carry in your pocket or share with the world.

Remember that poems do not always have to rhyme but they should always be true.

Young Children (March, 2016) “Teachers Partner with Experts to Build Strong Learning Environment”

The UNT Dallas Library has received the latest issue of Young Children (March, 2016). The issue’s theme is on collaborating with colleagues and experts in related fields to support children’s educational development. In the article “Teachers Partner with Experts to Build Strong Learning Environment” demonstrate how expert visits can be an inspirational experience that generate new lines of student inquires and learning. The article provides applicable strategies that teachers can employ to prepare both students and experts for the classroom environment. Also the authors provide a detailed list of resources for finding nature experts.

Follow the link to view the complete archive of Young Children professional journal. The library provides full text access from 2007 to present!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dimensions of Early Childhood 44(1) Music Education for Hispanic Students, Bibliotherapy for Classroom Management, and Common Misconceptions about Second Language Aquisition

New to the library is the latest issue of SECA Dimensions of Early Childhood (Volume 44 No. 1). In the issue you will find articles on how to make music education more meaningful to Hispanic children, how to use bibliotherapy to improve classroom management skills, and an article that dispenses with several misconceptions about second language acquisition in young children.

Stop by the UNT Dallas Library to read this issue or follow the link below to read the electronic archive of past issues.

Dimensions of Early Childhood professional journal is an authoritative source for research tested methods that can be applied in the classroom.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Express Yourself Art & Poetry Display

This April, we're celebrating all the forms and uses of creativity in our world. If you have any paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, poetry, or some other form of expression, we would love to display it in our Art & Poetry Display. Stop by the UNT Dallas Library for more information.

UNT Dallas' Founding Librarian Leora Kemp

Friday, April 15, 2016

New Book: Woman's fiction by Nina Baym

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on works by a dozen especially productive and successful writers.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. 

To request this book click here 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

University of North Texas at Dallas Honors Founding Librarian Leora Kemp

The University of North Texas at Dallas presented to Leora Kemp a plaque honoring her for her leadership, service, and support to the university and library this morning (Thursday April 14). Ms. Kemp was the founding librarian at the UNT Dallas campus.

Leora Kemp
Ceremony at UNT Dallas Library
UNT Dallas Librarian Brenda Robertson
UNT Dallas President Bob Mong, Brenda Robertson, Cindy Batman, and Leora Kemp
LEORA KEMP Biography
Leora Kemp served Texas students and libraries for nearly sixty years. She was known as a generous person who would hand out her cards to students, telling them that she was their “personal librarian.” People who worked with her referred to her as “a librarian’s librarian,” “the consummate librarian,” and “a wonderful supervisor.”
Her work in libraries started early as a student of Duncanville High School where she volunteered at the school library. She grew up in a world of books. Her mother and grandparents were voracious readers. She read anything from a Nancy Drew mystery, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, or the World Book Encyclopedia. It was a Duncanville High School Teacher, Grace Brandenburg, who inspired Ms Kemp to continue her involvement with the library world.
Ms Kemp earned her bachelor’s degree at East Texas State (Texas A&M-Commerce), then earned her master’s degree in religious education at SMU’s Perkins Divinity School. For several years she worked at SMU’s Bridwell Library. After a short period at the University of Denver library and in New Mexico she moved to Alba, Texas where she taught middle school and worked at the school’s library. In 1978 she earned a master’s degree in library science from UNT and started working in the library at Texas State Technical Institute near Waco. In 1988 Ms Kemp began work at the Dallas Public library at Lakewood in East Dallas where she enjoyed serving the diverse user population. Five years later she transferred to the Hampton and Illinois Public Library branch of the Dallas public library.
While working at the Dallas Public Library she began researching adoption records. She would go on to assist 36 local residents to find their birth parents and relatives.
Ms Kemp began working at the UNT System Center at Dallas (University of North Texas at Dallas) on February 21, 2000. On her first day she was tasked with building a new library with only three empty book shelves, no tables, no chairs, and dozens of computers that were scheduled to be placed throughout the building. She admitted some apprehension after her first day, but she began networking with area libraries and serving on as many leadership committees as possible. With these relationships and insights, she laid the foundation of UNT Dallas’ virtual library.
When asked about her legacy Ms Kemp said she would like to be remembered as, “somebody who would listen and be empathetic...I’ve often told my staff that I want this library to be known as having the best service-attitude in the North Texas area. I’d say the world but that’s a little far-flung yet.” Ms Kemp said that her work as a librarian has been a “blessing from God, and I wish everybody had an opportunity in their lifetime to love a job as much as I’ve loved this one.”
Ms Kemp is the oldest child of Jimmy and Dorothy Barnham Kemp and has two brothers and a sister.

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Book: Wuthering Heights: complete authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives by Emily Bronte edited by Linda H. Peterson

In 19th century Yorkshire, the passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

New Book: The goddesses' henchmen by Lindsey Harlan

The Rajputs ruled the vast majority of the kingdoms that were joined together after Indian Independence to form the state Rajasthan, "Land of Kings." An important part of Rajput religion is the worship of "heroes" who have died in battle. In this book, Harlan explores the idea of the Rajput hero.

 You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas library.  

To request this book click here

Thursday, April 7, 2016

William Wordsworth's Birthday

Today in 1770 William Wordsworth was born. Wordsworth was one of the leading thinkers and poets of the Romantic Movement in English Literature. You can read his poetry here.

The book  William Wordsworth in Context  presents over thirty short chapters that provides cultural and historic context to the writings of Wordsworth. Chapters cover family life, friendships, political, scientific, and historical background vital for truly understanding the writings based upon the time the poems were written.

William Wordsworth, the poetic life is a critical biography of the poet that challenges the traditional opinion that Wordsworth achieved most of his literary fame during a golden decade from 1797-1807 and a gradual decline for the next 40 years of his life. Instead the author provides close readings of many poems that demonstrate the continued vitality of the poet from his early writings published in the Lyrical Ballads to the epic poem The Prelude published shortly after his death.
Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
                                                                                                                  William Wordsworth