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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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Workshop: Organizing and Preserving Your Digital Assets

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Workshop: Organizing and Preserving Your Digital Assets

Do you have trouble organizing your photos, videos, documents, data, or citations? In honor of National Preservation Week, we are here to help!

Come to our informal, hands-on session.

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‘Read This Book!’: Cookbooks

‘Read This Book!’: Cookbooks

Science Librarian Megan Kocher discusses cookbooks in this episode of “Read This Book!” from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Nurse-midwifery collaboration comes full circle

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Nurse-midwifery collaboration comes full circle

When Liz Weinfurter began serving as the Bio-Medical Library’s liaison to the School of Nursing in 2005, it would have been hard to imagine how fully she would contribute to the Nurse-Midwifery Program. It would have been even harder to imagine how fully she would benefit from this work.

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

The yearlong project will digitize and provide online access to unique botanical, zoological, and geological material from archival collections that document the natural history of the state of Minnesota. The materials relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 by the state legislature under the auspices of the University’s Board of Regents.

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Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles

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Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles

Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles, features Carolyn Rauber, a University of Minnesota science and engineering librarian. In this episode, Rauber highlights four books related to the science of bicycles.

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Celebrating Norman E. Borlaug

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Celebrating Norman E. Borlaug

March 25 would have been Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th birthday. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and University of Minnesota alumnus (B.S. ‘37, M.S. ‘39, Ph.D. ‘42), is called the father of the Green Revolution. His personal papers are housed in University of Minnesota Archives in the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Medicine of Downton Abbey period ‘almost terrifying’

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Medicine of Downton Abbey period ‘almost terrifying’

Viewing the current Downton Abbey exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library left graduate student Jeff Moulton feeling a bit queasy thinking about medicine of the early 20th century. “There are some things that are almost terrifying,” said Moulton, a big Downton Abbey fan, while noting that the exhibit contained “a lot of pokers and tweezers.”

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Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

Sticking around for break? Relax with movies and fiction from the Libraries and/or take advantage of our group study and quiet spaces to get stuff done!

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Downton Abbey exhibit continues health conversation

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Downton Abbey exhibit continues health conversation

By Emily Hagens After a long wait, season 4 of Downton finally reappeared on PBS at the beginning of January! Lois Hendrickson and I, co-curators of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s current exhibit Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Health and Illness, have been continuing our conversation about Downton and health. The war [...]

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First Fridays – Objects of Desire – April 2014

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First Fridays – Objects of Desire – April 2014

Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations. April 4 presentations are: The Beauty of It: The Design and Marketing of Computers and Gay Desire and the U.S. Postal System.

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