Women’s History Month
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
In honor of Women’s History Month, this exhibit showcases numerous women from around the globe. Going from the past to present, we highlight these inspiring ladies who have paved the way in various industries including acting, art, sports, writing, aviation, medicine, women’s’ rights and education, etc...and changed history
Assistant Head of Circulation and Multimedia Supervisor
Graduate Research Center of the Southwest (GRCSW)
Elevator Anteroom Two Cases – 2nd Floor
The GRCSW was chartered in 1961 as a privately funded, basic research institution to aid in the advancement of graduate education in the natural sciences. The GRCSW would eventually become The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). For more information on how the GRCSW began and the key players who helped make UT Dallas what it is today, swing by the exhibit case located on the 2nd floor or visit our online finding aid
University Archives Curator
Award–winning Juvenile Books
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
March marks the beginning of spring. And nothing says spring like cute bunnies. This month, the Juvenile Case is dedicated to a collection of books and movies about this iconic symbol of the season.
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
Spring break is in March. Traditional spring break trips include treks to our fabulous national parks. Do you know the name of the first national park in the United States and when it was created by Congress? Do you know the two national parks located in Texas? How far are they from UT Dallas? McDermott Library has many resources on national parks. Check them out!
McDermott Scholars Cultural Experiences
McDermott Scholars Case – 3rd floor
This exhibit showcases the diverse travel locations and cultural experiences of the McDermott Scholars through the existence of The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program. As McDermott Scholars, students are required to study abroad for at least one academic term during their time in the Program. This case holds a collection of some mementos that the Scholars have brought back from their travels. To date, over 60 countries have been visited by over 150 Scholars.
Thomas Allen, Ph.D.
Curator of Special Collections
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
Ever wonder where the Friendship or Prickly Pear study rooms got their names? They are State Symbols of Texas. Friendship is the state motto and prickly pear is the state plant. In fact, all the study rooms are named after state symbols. Stop by the 3rd floor display case to learn more about the other study room names and other Texas state symbols.
Center for Values lecture series: Food For Thought: What Should We Eat?
Stacks Left and Right Cases – 4th Floor
The lecture series launches with a beautiful movie entitled Babette's Feast on Thursday, October 17, at 7:30pm., Jonnson Performance Hall.
We will be discussing the ethical implications of food with a renowned philosopher Peter Singer of Princeton University (November 4, 2013; 7:30pm, Jonsson Performance Hall); With Dr. David Kaplan of UNT, we will focus on food additives (February 26, 2014, 7:30p, Jonsson Performance Hall).
Finally, Dr. Roberta L. Millstein of University of California at Davis, will walk us through the intricacies of ethics, philosophy and Genetically Modified Organisms (April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm., Jonsson Performance Hall).
We will also have a chance to watch and discuss two documentaries, one on production of food, and the other on a quest for the perfect diet.
The display cases will be changed periodically to reflect the library’s resources covering the various events from now until the end of April.
International Space Station Flag
James F. Reilly II
McDermott Suite Case – 4th floor
Highlighted is a UT Dallas flag that was taken to the International Space Station in 2007 by NASA astronaut and UT Dallas alumnus James F. Reilly II. Reilly donated the flag to the university.