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Mapping the Inner Monstress

Description: This presentation was delivered as part of a literary conference on "Monstrosity and the Topography of Fear" sponsored by the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts. It argues that the Alex Garland film Annihilation (2018) and the Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda comic series Monstress (2015) both enact post-human dramas of colonization by the Other, figured as both alien and natural forces, but leave room for the possibility of "hybrid bodies" that allow for integration of the human and the non-human, and a mutual agency that might be productive of new ways of existing and acting in harmony.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Martin, John Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Meeting Minutes for TXSSAR Arlington Chapter #7, December 19, 2018

Description: A document that records the meeting minutes from the December 19 meeting of the Arlington Chapter of TXSSAR. Sections are given to each formal portion of the meeting's proceedings and smaller notes are included beneath the larger headers.
Date: December 19, 2018
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Supplemental Membership certificate, Brady Marshall Cope, II]

Description: A supplemental membership certificate for Brady Marshall Cope, II certifying that he is a member of The Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant of James Roddy(e). The NSSAR seal is attached and the certificate is signed by NSSAR's President General.
Date: January 19, 2018
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Episode 2: Kaye Nubel

Description: Interview with Kaye Nubel for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast.In this episode, Susan speaks with retired professor Kaye Nubel about her background as an educator in the fields of Speech and Intercultural Communication. They also discuss Kaye's experiences teaching courses for the OLLI programs both in California and at the University of North Texas.
Date: December 19, 2018
Creator: Supak, Susan & Nubel, Kaye
Partner: University of North Texas

"Tour of a Lifetime: Dallas Tornado Soccer Club World Tour 1967-68" panel discussion

Description: Video recording of a panel hosted by the UNT Libraries' Special Collections department. The panel included some of the Dallas Tornado players who were a part of the World Tour of 1967-68 and the daughter of coach Bob Kap, Sonja Kap Jordan-Mowery. The players are sharing their experiences while on the tour and Sonja is sharing her father's history.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Gellner, Megan
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Quantum Information Science: Applications, Global Research and Development, and Policy Considerations

Description: This report provides an overview of quantum information science (QIS) technologies: sensing and metrology, communications, and computing and simulation. It also includes examples of existing and potential future applications; brief summaries of funding and selected R&D initiatives in the United States and elsewhere around the world; a description of U.S. congressional activity; and a discussion of related policy considerations.
Date: November 19, 2018
Creator: Figliola, Patricia Moloney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Historical Overview, Funding, and Reauthorization

Description: This report provides a brief history of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with an overview of the crimes addressed through the act. It includes brief descriptions of earlier VAWA reauthorizations and a more-detailed description of the most recent reauthorization in 2013. The report concludes with a discussion of VAWA programs and a five-year history of funding from FY2014 through FY2018.
Date: November 19, 2018
Creator: Sacco, Lisa N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Background and Funding

Description: This report begins by describing the population using emergency food assistance. It goes on to discuss the the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) program, including its administration at the federal, state, and local levels, eligibility rules, and funding structure. The report concludes by summarizing TEFAP's role in disaster response and recent reauthorization efforts.
Date: November 19, 2018
Creator: Billings, Kara Clifford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States and Saudi Arabia Energy Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia energy relationship that dates back to at least 1933. Since then, this relationship has witnessed the creation of the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco), nationalization and ownership transfer of Aramco to Saudi Arabia (renamed Saudi Aramco), a Saudi-supported embargo of crude oil shipments to the United States, and various periods of energy cooperation. Today, the U.S.-Saudi energy relationship includes interests within three general categories: (1) energy trade, (2) business operations, and (3) global petroleum prices.
Date: November 19, 2018
Creator: Brown, Phillip & Pirog, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Hardin, Gregory & O'Keefe, Lynette
Partner: UNT Libraries

Expedited Removal of Aliens: Legal Framework

Description: This report provides an overview of the statutory and regulatory framework that governs expedited removal of aliens under INA Section 235(b)(1) and exceptions to expedited removal -- including provisions to seek review of an asylum claim. Finally, the report addresses the scope of judicial review, some of the legal challenges that have been raised to the expedited removal process, and potential legal issues that may arise if expedited removal were expanded to cover additional categories of aliens present in the United States.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Smith, Hillel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conflict in Mali

Description: This report outlines the security and governance challenges that Mali has faced since the 2011-2013 crisis that devastated the military, central government institutions, and northern populations and the peace accord that followed in 2015.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Arieff, Alexis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supreme Court October Term 2017: A Review of Selected Major Rulings

Description: This report highlights seven notable cases from the October Term 2017 that could impact the work of Congress: (1) Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis; (2) Carpenter v. United States; (3) Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); (4) Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (AFSCME); (5) National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra; (6) Trump v. Hawaii; and (7) Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For each case it provides background information, summarizes the arguments presented to the Court, explains the Court's ruling, and examines the potential implications for Congress, including the ramifications for the jurisprudence in a given area of law.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Nolan, Andrew; Brannon, Valerie C.; Cole, Jared P.; Freeman, Wilson C. & Harrington, Ben
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions about "Public Charge"

Description: This report provides answers to frequently-asked questions about current public charge policy, including the sources of laws that govern public charge determinations, who is subject to determinations, factors that are considered in determinations, and the consequences of determinations.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Singer, Audrey & Harrington, Ben
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department