Mental Wellness Lunch & Learn

Academic pressure. Paying for college. Campus controversies around race and politics. Living independently for the first time. No wonder so many college students struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues! April is Stress Awareness month, and the UT Libraries Belonging and Engagement Committee invites you to a Lunch and Learn session on Mental … Continued

Exhibit in Special Collections Honors Frederick Douglass, Black History Month

An exhibit in Hodges Library honors America’s great abolitionist, educator, and statesman Frederick Douglass (c. 1817–1895) and encourages us to delve deeper into our country’s complex history of slavery and racism. The exhibit in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, 121 Hodges Library, includes rare books and unique items from the Libraries’ … Continued

“My Graduation Journal” — View this hundred-year-old scrapbook

During her senior year at Lane College in 1923, Lessie Belle Spann created a 45-page scrapbook. UT Libraries digitized this hundred-year-old journal from its manuscript collections, and the Lane College Scrapbook is now viewable online as a digital collection. Lane College, established in 1882, was among the earliest Black-founded and run colleges in the United … Continued

Our short story contest winners are …

Every November is National Novel Writing Month. Each year, the NaNoWriMo nonprofit organization hosts an international novel-writing challenge to promote creative writing. Once again, the UT Libraries and the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center joined in the fun by hosting our own short story contest. Twenty-three students dropped by our five-hour “write-in” on the evening … Continued