UA+ first met the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, Dr. Susan Stryker, in the fall 2012 when we covered the story about the institute's renovations and physical and digital infrastructure. Now, the offices are brightened with coats of paint, and art hangs on the walls. The website was redesigned. With the new motto "a difference engine", and support from local donor James Leos, Stryker says "this Spring, we've really been kicking butt on our programming". The Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture Series continues Thursday March 7th, 2013, with a lecture by scholar/ activist Andrea Smith. The Institute for LGBT Studies supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender scholarship at the University of Arizona and in the community.