UC Libraries Pay Tribute to UC Authors, Editors & Composers

The 25th annual Authors, Editors and Composers reception and program was held Tuesday, April 12, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. At the event, UC Libraries honored 250 faculty members and their 340 creative and scholarly works published in the year 2010. Participating faculty members represented every UC college plus the Career Development Center, the Division of Professional Practice, the Institute for Policy Research, the Office of Research, and the Libraries.

The submitted publications ranged in medium as well as content. There were articles, books, chapters, edited journals, musical scores, artwork, poetry, works of fiction, CDs, DVDs, photographs, and even quilt squares. The publications spanned eight languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

 The celebration marked the first time that sculpture pieces have been included. The pieces, “Distinction,” “Have Some Heart” and “Totally Tubular” by Raymond Miller, an adjunct assistant professor of engineering, were among the displays at the event. Miller was also among the featured faculty members who made remarks. In addition, Sophia Dziegielewski, professor of social work, spoke about her three books: Introduction to Social Work: The Peoples’ Profession; DSM-IV-TR™ in Action; and Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology: A Person-in-Environment Approach. Jon Hughes, professor of English and journalism, and Sean Hughes, assistant professor of journalism and design spoke about their stunning photographs included in the exhibit Glimpses of Unfamiliar India.

The event also featured remarks from Provost Santa J. Ono and Victoria A. Montavon, dean and university librarian.

Most of the published works from Authors, Editors and Composers are now on public display in Langsam Library’s fourth and fifth floor lobbies through June 11.

Authors, Editors & Composers got its start in November 1986 by what was then called the Library Guild. According to the minutes of their spring meeting, 120 authors were honored at that first event with a wine and punch reception. Today, 25 years later, the Authors, Editors and Composers program, reception, and exhibit still has as its mission to pay tribute to the impressive research, scholarship, and creative pursuits of UC’s faculty. The Libraries have expanded the celebration to include not just authors, but also editors, composers, artists, photographers, and more. Authors, Editors and Composers is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. This group of library donors assists the Libraries in many ways, including providing support for exhibits that draw attention to library collections.

Watch a video clip from the reception.

The complete list of Authors, Editors and Composers and publications is available online.