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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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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

“Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, and Medical Knowledge” will be held October 24, 2014, 1 to 5:30 p.m., 555 Diehl Hall. This symposium explores how anatomical knowledge was produced across the global pre-modern world into the present through four speaker presentations. Presentations will last one hour with time for a question-and-answer session with the each of the speakers.

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51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

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51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World.”

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‘U’ Libraries receives major multi-year grant for transgender oral history project

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Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

This will be done through the collection of up to 400 hours of oral histories involving 200 to 300 individuals over the next three years. A major effort will be the recruitment of individuals of all ages and experiences for the oral histories.

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Ralph Rapson: A Tribute to His Life and Work

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Ralph Rapson: A Tribute to His Life and Work runs through January 16. 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota. Rapson, former dean of the University’s School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Databases at U Libraries

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The University of Minnesota Libraries provides access to databases containing primary sources for research on Hispanic history and culture. Also it subscribes to indexes to the periodical literature about Hispanics. Latino Literature, published by Alexander Street Press, contains thousands of creative literature titles by Hispanics. These include plays, novels, short stories, and poems. Informe, published [...]

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

Periodicals about the Hispanic Heritage of the United States are well represented in the periodicals collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, including subscriptions to major academic journals and a historical collection of Hispanic newspapers dating back to the mid-1800s.

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Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations about Equity and Diversity

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Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations about Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity invites campus communities to open up the dialogue by participating in Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity, a University-wide week of events designed to engage the entire campus in the work of creating an environment that allows everyone the chance to succeed academically and socially.

The University Libraries invite you to participate in the many ways that we define and experience equity and diversity at the University.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Videos at ‘U’ Libraries

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Videos at ‘U’ Libraries

“Latino Americans” (released in 2013) is only one of dozens of titles about Hispanic history and culture in the audiovisual collection at the SMART Learning Commons in Walter Library. This collection includes DVDs and VHSs. The genres that this collection covers range from documentaries like the above mentioned epic “Latino Americans” (a four-part history of 500 years [...]

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Getting to Truths: An Exhibition featuring zines from the Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine Collection 1976-2013

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Through October 7, 2014 What: Getting to Truths: An Exhibition featuring zines from the Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine Collection 1976-2013 When: September 17 through October 7, 2014 Where: Architecture Library Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Curators: [...]

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‘U’ Libraries contributions cited in 2014 Horizon Report

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‘U’ Libraries contributions cited in 2014 Horizon Report

The University of Minnesota Libraries leadership in key areas of service and technology were cited in the New Media Consortium’s recently released 2014 Horizon Report Library Edition.

The annual report examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.

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