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Visual Narratives: Anti-racist Pedagogy in Art and Design

Description: Video recording featuring guest panelists, Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D., Omari Souza, and Wesley Taylor, this fourth installment of the 2044 series frames Afrofuturism and futurist thinking as a means for exploring the practices of design and museum curation as well as implications for art/design pedagogy. The panelists explore and discuss how hegemony is perpetuated, sharing the ways in which they decolonize within their curricula and pedagogy, as well as practice anti-racism in their work to reimagine risk or resist classification. While design institutions perpetuate neoliberalist ideals and language and teach under the paradigm of design for consumption, art/design education has the capacity to make a great impact by embracing the power of art and design to imagine alternative futures. The speakers also discuss important issues of cultural ethics, including copyright and appropriation, protections, and speaking up for community.
Date: October 1, 2021
Duration: 2 hours 1 minute 03 seconds
Creator: Brown, Kathy J.; Cross, Lauren E.; Cooks, Bridget R.; Souza, Omari & Taylor, Wesley
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Anti-racist Pedagogy in Art and Museums

Description: Video recording featuring guest panelists, Stephanie A. Johnson-Cunningham, and Kelli Morgan, Ph.D., this third installment of the 2044 series frames Afrofuturism and futurist thinking in museum practice to examine the roles museums play in maintaining and recreating anti-blackness and white supremacy. Panelists discuss how museum educators and curators can practice anti-racist pedagogy and thinking. Racist and colonial practices of museums need greater racial equity and recognition. Through the use of visual imagery, Afrofuturism as a framework may be a viable strategy for community building, imagination, and expression. Recognizing that museums are rooted in white colonial narratives that have been and continue to be oppressive to Black and people of color, museums can amplify Black experiences and narratives while pointing out the need for systemic change in the sector. From the periphery of colonial violence and commodification to the centrality of visibility and recognition, museum education can provide opportunities to “analyze how racism shapes how we view, discuss, create, and engage multiple audiences within the museums.”
Date: April 9, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Brown, Kathy J.; Cross, Lauren E.; Johnson-Cunningham, Stephanie A. & Morgan, Kelli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Anti-racist Pedagogy in Art Education: K-12/Higher Education

Description: Video recording featuring co-hosts Lauren Cross, Ph.D., and Kathy Brown, Ph.D., engage in ongoing conversations about anti-racist pedagogy in the arts and design. Joined by distinguished guest panelists, Joni Boyd Acuff, Ph.D., and James Haywood Rolling Jr., Ed.D., this first installment of the 2044 series introduces Afrofuturism and the ways that it can help reimagine art discourses, laying the groundwork for establishing Afrofuturism as a framework for conceptualizing and enacting anti-racist art education practice. In addition to sharing their work and how it relates to Afrofuturism and futurist thinking, the panelists discuss how recognizing Black and Brown artists and advocating for racial literacy is essential to creating and maintaining a racial consciousness practice in K-12 education.
Date: February 12, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Brown, Kathy J.; Cross, Lauren E.; Acuff, Joni Boyd & Rolling, James Haywood, Jr.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Anti-racist Praxis at Futurist Art and Design Pedagogy

Description: Video recording featuring esteemed guest panelists, Tameka Ellington, Ph.D., Cheryl D. Holmes Miller, and Terresa Moses, M.F.A., this second installment of the 2044 series highlights the ways that working against anti-Blackness through the lens of Afrofuturism and Critical Race Theory allows for the examination and enactment of decolonizing design bias and white default. This session brings questions of Black agency, stereotyping, bias, representation, appropriation, commodification, and the dangers of pathologizing Blackness in design. Panelists discuss anti-racist practice in design education through forms of resistance and resilience.
Date: March 12, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Brown, Kathy J.; Cross, Lauren E.; Ellington, Tameka; Miller, Cheryl D. Holmes & Moses, Terresa
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Public Health and Health Communications Collection Evaluation Report

Description: This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Public Health and Health Communications collection to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was determined that the collection was currently meeting patrons' needs, and some recommendations for future collection maintenance were included.
Date: December 10, 2021
Creator: Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Heart of Librarianship: A Literature Review of Outreach in Academic Libraries

Description: Presentation that provides a summary of the literature on library outreach and indicates how the literature review has impacted outreach developments at the UNT Libraries. Outreach has a positive impact on student success, but a clear definition of what outreach is looms beyond the literature. Intermixed with marketing, advertising, broader engagement methods, and social media use, outreach has become a catch-all term for activities that bring awareness to library resources, services, programs, spaces, and employees. It was presented at the UNT Libraries' Public Services Conversation Hour, an internal, divisional peer learning and training program.
Date: August 12, 2021
Creator: Henson, Brea
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Water-Water Cycle Is Essential for Chloroplast Protection in the Absence of Stress

Description: Article showing that knockdown Arabidopsis plants with suppressed expression of the key water-water cycle enzyme, thylakoid-attached copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (KD-SOD), are suppressed in their growth and development. This article provides e genetic evidence for the importance of the water-water cycle in protecting the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants from photooxidative damage.
Date: October 3, 2003
Creator: Rizhsky, Ludmila; Liang, Hongjian & Mittler, Ron
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Malonylation of Glucosylated N-Lauroylethanolamine: A New Pathway That Determines N-Acylethanolamine Metabolic Fate in Plants

Description: Article studying Malonylation of Glucosylated N-Lauroylethanolamine. Results indicate that glucosylation of NAE 12:0 by a yet to be determined glucosyltransferase and its subsequent malonylation by PMAT1 could represent a mechanism for modulating the biological activities of NAEs in plants.
Date: December 30, 2016
Creator: Khan, Bibi Rafeiza; Wherritt, Daniel J.; Huhman, David; Sumner, Lloyd W.; Chapman, Kent Dean & Blancaflor, Elison B.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Isorhamnetin Inhibits Proliferation and Invasion and Induces Apoptosis through the Modulation of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor γ Activation Pathway in Gastric Cancer

Description: Article investigating the potential effects of isorhamnetin (IH), a 3′-O-methylated metabolite of quercetin on the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ) signaling cascade using proteomics technology platform, GC cell lines, and xenograft mice model. The study y proposes a novel agent for gastric cancer treatment.
Date: November 2, 2012
Creator: Ramachandran, Lalitha; Manu, Kanjoormana Aryan; Shanmugam, Muthu K.; Li, Feng; Siveen, Kodappully Sivaraman; Vali, Shireen et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Lipoxygenase-mediated Oxidation of Polyunsaturated N-Acylethanolamines in Arabidopsis

Description: Article hypothesizing that lipoxygenase (LOX) participated in the metabolism of PU-NAEs through the formation of NAE-oxylipins. The data suggests that Arabidopsis LOXs indeed compete with FAAH to metabolize PU-NAEs during seedling establishment. Identification of endogenous amide-conjugated oxylipins suggests potential significance of these metabolites in vivo, and FAAH mutants may offer opportunities to address this in the future.
Date: April 29, 2011
Creator: Kilaru, Aruna; Herrfurth, Cornelia; Keereetaweep, Jantana; Hornung, Ellen; Venables, Barney J.; Feussner, Ivo et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Visualization of Lipid Droplet Composition by Direct Organelle Mass Spectrometry

Description: Article reporting an approach that combines the visualization of individual lipid droplets (LDs), microphase extraction of lipid components from droplets, and the direct identification of lipid composition by nanospray mass spectrometry, even to the level of a single LD. The triacylglycerol (TAG) composition of LDs from several plant sources (mature cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) embryos, roots of cotton seedlings, and Arabidopsis thaliana seeds and leaves) were examined by direct organelle mass spectrometry and revealed the heterogeneity of LDs derived from different plant tissue sources.
Date: February 4, 2011
Creator: Horn, Patrick J.; Ledbetter, Nicole R.; James, Christopher N.; Hoffman, William D.; Case, Charlene R.; Verbeck, Guido F. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Temperature-sensitive Post-translational Regulation of Plant Omega-3 Fatty-acid Desaturases Is Mediated by the Endoplasmic Reticulum-associated Degradation Pathway

Description: Article expressing two closely related plant FAD3 genes in yeast cells and found that their enzymes produced significantly different amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and that these differences correlated to differences in rates of protein turnover. The findings indicate that Fad3 protein abundance is regulated by a combination of cis-acting degradation signals and the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway and that modulation of Fad3 protein amounts in response to temperature may represent one mechanism of homeoviscous adaptation in plants.
Date: July 9, 2010
Creator: O'Quin, Jami B.; Bourassa, Linda; Zhang, Daiyuan; Shockey, Jay M.; Gidda, Satinder K.; Fosnot, Spencer et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Unraveling Δ1-Pyrroline-5-Carboxylate-Proline Cycle in Plants by Uncoupled Expression of Proline Oxidation Enzymes

Description: Article showing that overexpression of MsProDH in tobacco and Arabidopsis or impairment of P5C oxidation in the Arabidopsis p5cdh mutant did not change the cellular Pro to P5C ratio under ambient and osmotic stress conditions, indicating that P5C excess was reduced to Pro in a mitochondrial-cytosolic cycle. Results show that normal oxidation of P5C to Glu by P5CDH is key to prevent P5C-Pro intensive cycling and avoid ROS production from electron run-off.
Date: September 25, 2009
Creator: Miller, Gad; Honig, Arik; Stein, Hanan; Suzuki, Nobuhiro; Mittler, Ron & Zilberstein, Aviah
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Mutations in Arabidopsis Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Reveal That Catalytic Activity Influences Growth but Not Sensitivity to Abscisic Acid or Pathogens

Description: Article showing that the enhanced growth and NAE tolerance of the AtFAAH overexpressing seedlings depends on the catalytic activity of AtFAAH, hypersensitivity to ABA and hypersusceptibility to nonhost pathogens are independent of its enzymatic activity. Findings suggest that the AtFAAH influences plant growth and interacts with ABA signaling and plant defense through distinctly different mechanisms.
Date: December 4, 2009
Creator: Kim, Sang-Chul; Kang, Li; Nagaraj, Satish; Blancaflor, Elison B.; Mysore, Kirankumar S. & Chapman, Kent D.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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The Transcriptional Co-activator MBF1c Is a Key Regulator of Thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana

Description: Article reporting that the highly conserved transcriptional co-activator, MBF1c (multiprotein bridging factor 1c), is a key regulator of thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Results provide evidence for the existence of a tightly coordinated heat stress-response network, involving trehalose-, SA-, and ethylene-signaling pathways, that is under the control of MBF1c.
Date: April 4, 2008
Creator: Suzuki, Nobuhiro; Bajad, Sunil; Shuman, Joel; Shulaev, Vladimir & Mittler, Ron
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Ascorbate Peroxidase 1 Plays a Key Role in the Response of Arabidopsis thaliana to Stress Combination

Description: Article conducting proteomic and metabolic analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana plants subjected to a combination of drought and heat stress. The authors identify 45 different proteins that specifically accumulated in Arabidopsis in response to the stress combination. The findings suggest that cytosolic APX1 plays a key role in the acclimation of plants to a combination of drought and heat stress.
Date: December 5, 2008
Creator: Koussevitzky, Shai; Suzuki, Nobuhiro; Huntington, Serena; Armijo, Leigh; Sha, Wei; Cortes, Diego F. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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The EAR-motif of the Cys2/His2-type Zinc Finger Protein Zat7 Plays a Key Role in the Defense Response of Arabidopsis to Salinity Stress

Description: Article reporting that transgenic Arabidopsis plants constitutively expressing the Cys2/His2 zinc finger protein Zat7 have suppressed growth and are more tolerant to salinity stress. Findings demonstrate that the EAR-domain of Cys2/His2-type zinc finger proteins plays a key role in the defense response of Arabidopsis to abiotic stresses.
Date: March 23, 2007
Creator: Ciftci-Yilmaz, Sultan; Morsy, Mustafa R.; Song, Luhua; Coutu, Alicia; Krizek, Beth A.; Lewis, Michael W. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Function of Conserved Residues of Human Glutathione Synthetase: Implications for the ATP-Grasp Enzymes

Description: Article examining the mechanism of Glutathione synthetase, an enzyme that belongs to the glutathione synthetase ATP-binding domain-like superfamily. A variety of structural alignment methods were applied and four highly conserved residues of human glutathione synthetase (Glu-144, Asn-146, Lys-305, and Lys-364) were identified in the binding site. The function of these was studied by experimental and computational site-directed mutagenesis.
Date: May 21, 2004
Creator: Dinescu, Adriana; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-; Bhansali, Vikas S.; Luo, Jia-Li & Anderson, Mary E.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Phosphorylation of Myosin Light Chain Kinase by p21-activated Kinase PAK2

Description: Article reporting that PAK2, a member of the Rho family of GTPase-dependent kinases, regulates isometric tension development and myosin II RLC phosphorylation in saponin permeabilized endothelial monolayers. The results demonstrate that PAK2 can directly phosphorylate MLCK, inhibiting its activity and limiting the development of isometric tension.
Date: June 16, 2000
Creator: Goeckeler, Zoe M.; Masaracchia, Ruthann A.; Zeng, Qi; Chew, Teng-Leong; Gallagher, Patricia & Wysolmerski, Robert B.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Protein Modification by ADP-ribose via Acid-labile Linkages

Description: Article describing the preparation and chemical characterization of low molecular weight conjugates that were used as models for an acetal linkage between ADP-ribose and the hydroxyl group of a protein acceptor such as serine, threonine, tyrosine, hydroxyproline, or hydroxylysine residues. The amount of modification was approximately 16 pmol of ADP-ribose per mg of total protein, and proteins modified by acid-labile linkages were detected in all subcellular fractions examined, suggesting that the scope of this modification in vivo is broad.
Date: April 7, 1995
Creator: Cervantes-Laurean, Daniel; Loflin, Paul T.; Minter, David E.; Jacobson, Elaine L. & Jacobson, Myron K.
Partner: UNT Health Science Center
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