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Trademark Basics

USPTO speaker: Trademark Basics

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Join us as Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, presents Trademark Basics: What every small business should know now, not later, information essential to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Light refreshments provided.

Go to http://guides.ucf.edu/trademarks/events for details and registration. Register early, as space is limited!

Dia de los muertos at ucf libraries

Día de los Muertos at UCF Libraries

Join the UCF Libraries in celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  This is a traditional Mexican holiday when families and friends gather to honor and remember those that have died.  Typically on Day of the Dead, elaborate altars are created and offerings are made to aid loved ones on their spiritual journey.

 

Thursday, November 2

10:30am-12:00pm
Documentary Film and Discussion with Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

12:30-2:00pm
Dia de los Muertos Craft Table – color calaveras (skulls), and make marigolds and papel picado, which are often used to decorate altars honoring the deceased

 

For more information about Día de los Muertos events in the library and related UCF resources visit: guides.ucf.edu/dayofthedead  

Diversity Week Workshops at UCF Libraries

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

UCF Diversity Week, October 16 – 20, is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2017 is Transform and Inspire Inclusion.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering several workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a Zine Workshop, fiber art demonstration, and how to start a family search. The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a leaf to our tree saying how they inspire inclusion at UCF. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

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Open Heart Open Mic 9/28

Join us for a lunch break Open Heart Open Mic on Thursday, September 28 from 12-1:15PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series.

You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

For more information, check our event page.

Any original work presented at an Open Heart Open Mic event will be eligible to be listed in STARS KnightVerse. STARS is UCF’s digital repository designed to disseminate, publicize, and share works by, for, and about UCF. KnightVerse is the area within STARS for library related student work. After presenting, see the Open Heart Open Mic host for information about submitting your original work.

Knight Terror at the John C. Hitt Library

Knight Terror writing contest

What terrors lurk in the heart of humanity?

What scary thoughts skulk in the corners of your mind?

What dark and spooky words will cross your page?

 

The UCF Libraries is hosting a scary short story writing contest for UCF students. Visit the Knight Terror page to see the rules and submit your 500-word scary story.

The deadline is 11:59 pm on October 20, 2017 and winners will be announced on October 31.

 

Prizes:

First place wins a Library Superpowers t-shirt.

Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

Both winners will be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse, the UCF Libraries archive of library related student writing.

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