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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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Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

Filed in News, Walter Library by on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

The Jeffrey Schott Fan Club went undefeated on its way to becoming champions of the 2015 Science Quiz Bowl on Sunday at Walter Library. It was a repeat win for captain Peter Estall, who was on the 2012 winning team. Science Quiz Bowl, in its 12th year, is a fun and challenging event for students at […]

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‘The Job is Never Done’

Filed in News, Video by on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
‘The Job is Never Done’

Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus.

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Prof. Moriarty’s skull delivered to University of Minnesota

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Prof. Moriarty’s skull delivered to University of Minnesota

We hope you enjoyed our story on April Fools’ Day! By the way, we really do have the largest collection of Sherlock Holmes material in the world. A mysterious box containing the skull of Professor James Moriarty — archenemy to renowned detective Sherlock Holmes — was delivered last month, anonymously, to Timothy Johnson at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Johnson sent the skull to forensics experts in the University of Minnesota Medical School for DNA testing. On Monday, Johnson got the news that it is — indeed — Moriarty’s skull.

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U expert teaches Rushford students about Sherlock

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U expert teaches Rushford students about Sherlock

Kerry Klungtvedt recently joined the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota and in exchange for his membership, he asked Tim Johnson, curator of the collections, to visit Rushford-Peterson Schools and present to students about the legendary detective during National Reading Month.

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Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

Filed in News, Video by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

Sally Wingert visited our caverns recently, searching the Guthrie archives to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” She found what she was looking for — a costume bible from the Guthrie’s 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy.

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Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law

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Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law

The University of Minnesota Law Library is celebrating Magna Carta’s anniversary with a special exhibition, “Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law,” at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center. The exhibit runs through December 15, 2015.

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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Award on April 18. Drasek is the curator of the University’s Children’s Literature Research Collections.

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Open Textbook Library highlighted by New York Times

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Open Textbook Library highlighted by New York Times

College students would save, on average, $128 a course if professors and instructors used free or low-cost “open source” alternatives. And the U Libraries is helping build awareness around these open source materials.

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Erika Lee answers WCCO’s ‘Good Question’

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Erika Lee answers WCCO’s ‘Good Question’

Erika Lee provided an expert perspective for WCCO News’ “Good Question” segment on March 2. The question was “Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?” Lee, a University of Minnesota history professor and director of the U’s Immigration History Research Center, which works closely with our Immigration History Research Center and Archives, provided reporter Heather Brown with information on […]

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Michael Dennis Browne featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event

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Michael Dennis Browne featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, reads from his new book “The Voices,” April 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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