First Thursday


Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center hosts First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus.  At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement, such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

First Thursday events are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm.  Access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during First Thursday events. 

The events are co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Information Services.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Fay Guarraci, Professor of Psychology 
Nicoletta K. Memos, Rebekah Vela, Courtney Tabone, Fay A. Guarraci, Endocannabinoid influence on partner preference in female rats, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Volume 124, September 2014, Pages 380-388, ISSN 0091-3057, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2014.07.010.

Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, Associate Professor of Spanish
“El pasado nacional como narrativa de ficción o la Historia es una telenovela” (“The national past as fictional narrative or History is a soap opera”). Journal of Mexican Studies. The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States /Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Vol 30-1, Winter 2014, pp 180-211.

Translation. “Comunidad indígena Miskitu de Tuara en el proceso autonómico de la costa caribe de Nicaragua”. Otros Saberes: Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Cultural Politics, Charles R. Hale and Lynn Stephen (eds.) SAR (School for Social Research) Santa Fe, NM. 2013 pp 101-126.

Ellen Davis, Director of University Relations - News & Media Relations
Three “Insight” pieces by faculty members that have been published recently in the Austin American-Statesman.

Jessica Hower, Assistant Professor of History
“Under One (Inherited) Imperial Crown: The Tudor Origins of Britain and its Empire, 1603-1625”. Britain and the World Conference, Newcastle University; Tyne, England. June 19-21, 2014.

Katy Ross, Associate Professor of Spanish

Laura Hobgood-Oster, Professor of Religion
“Dog eat dog world,” Crufts Magazine, July 2014.

Interview with BYU radio