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Mark Engebretson

Mark Engebretson is the director of communications at the University of Minnesota Libraries and editor of continuum.

Previously, Mark served as director of digital media strategy for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and before that as electronic communications manager for the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center Office of Communications.

Mark is a former journalist who has written about politics, health, business, and sports for a number of newspapers and magazines.

Mark has a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in health journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.

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African American History Month 2015:

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African American History Month 2015:

The University of Minnesota Libraries has a research collection of African American Studies that includes books, periodicals, film, databases, and archives that we are highlighting for African American History Month.

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Claire Stewart joins University of Minnesota Libraries

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Claire Stewart joins University of Minnesota Libraries

Claire Stewart is the new Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Stewart, who came to Minnesota after more than 20 years at Northwestern University Library, began her new duties Jan. 12.

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Discover computing history at the U’s Babbage Institute

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Discover computing history at the U’s Babbage Institute

Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, their histories are preserved in the archives of the Charles Babbage Institute.

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First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

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First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

Two First Fridays Presentations will be held on February 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library: “African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections” and “The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600.”

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Books to give this holiday season

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Books to give this holiday season

University of Minnesota Librarians discuss the books they plan to give and the ones they’d love to get as gifts this holiday season in a very special episode of Read This Book! Genres covered include children’s literature, mysteries, cookbooks, and cool science.

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Wilson Library renovation a hit with students

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Wilson Library renovation a hit with students

The Wilson Library first floor was jammed with students and library staff on Dec. 3, as they celebrated the redesign of Wilson’s study and collaboration space that was completed earlier this fall. Students had the opportunity to check out the news space, interact with Libraries staff, take part in trivia games, spine poetry, and button making — as well as enjoy snacks and beverages.

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Logue, Jette engage in lively discussion about mysteries

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Logue, Jette engage in lively discussion about mysteries

Author Mary Logue entertained a room full of mystery writers and readers Dec. 3 and provided some gripping one-liners, such as: “I have gone into pharmacies and asked how to kill people and they have told me.”

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Richard Moe lecture available on our YouTube channel

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Richard Moe lecture available on our YouTube channel

Richard Moe, historian and preservationist and chief of staff to former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, presented the second Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture last week, Nov. 18, at the University of Minnesota. Moe discussed his book, “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.” Video of the lecture is now available on youtube.

Former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale introduced Moe.

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Holiday cookie recipes discussed in ‘Read This Book!’

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Holiday cookie recipes discussed in ‘Read This Book!’

In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota, discusses books with holiday cookie recipes.

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