Doc Spot Film Series: Starving the Beast

As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight for control of the heart, soul, and finances of America’s public universities.

Starving the Beast reveals a historic philosophical shift that reframes public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the student as a consumer, rather than an investment in citizens as a ‘public good’. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education.

Software Carpentry Workshop

Software Carpentry will host a two day workshop at Willis Library 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. The workshop will focus on teaching computing skills to students and faculty, specifically those wishing to use computer programming in their research.

2017 Goodreads Choice Award winners available at UNT Libraries

If you’re a bibliophile like us, the end of the calendar year is a wonderful time to be alive. Not only are you guaranteed to receive one or two books from family members over the holidays, but book industry people are busy ranking the best books of the year all over the place.

Goodreads is no exception! We love the Goodreads website for so many reasons, including its easy-to-track book reading challenge, accessible reviews and the vast collection of books you have or want to read.

Monthly Spotlight: The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is right around the corner!

No, we had no idea what that meant either when we heard about it. We vaguely remembered it had something to do with a really long night. Besides that? Nothing.

So we set out to do some research and stumbled upon some interesting books and media in our very own UNT Libraries that you might be interested in. Oh, and when it actually happens this month. That seems important. 

But first, let’s answer a simple question: What on Earth is the winter solstice?