Librarians Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek review The New Mediterranean Table cookbook in this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Chef Sameh Wadi, author of The New Mediterranean Table, was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef " and "Rising Star" awards and was the youngest contestant to appear on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America."
Love is in the air this February as the Libraries add a touch of romance to the art of book selection. Take a blind date with a book, Feb. 8 - 14. Get custom recommendations for a new books to love from the Libraries Book Matchmakers! And don't forget to visit our valentine making and coloring station to make a custom valentine for your sweetheart.
Please join us February 18, 7:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library for Our Umbra Search: Bringing Black History Out of the Shadows. Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus deliver capstone presentations related to their residency with the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature.
The University of Minnesota Archives recently completed a year-long project to digitize the records of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey, including records and photographs of the Seaside Station. Now, others are able to connect their own histories and experiences with the University of Minnesota, such as representatives of Pacheedaht Heritage Project, an organization helping to document the history of the Pacheedaht First Nation.
A project intended to document the oral history of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest received a funding boost recently, which will help project organizers interview more people from outside the Twin Cities.
Streaming your favorite videos can actually mean you are doing your homework, thanks to new resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Health professions students have more tools than ever to enhance their study and reinforce classroom teaching.
Although archival professionals anticipate that researchers may face any number of challenges (language, format, condition, location, access restrictions, etc.) when working with special collections, this reality often comes as a surprise to new researchers. Assistant Archivist Jamie L. Hoehn explains her firsthand experience.
More than 300 students from grade 6 to 12 came to Wilson Library January 16 on the coldest day of the year to take advantage of the Libraries' rich resources and expert library staff. "Gopherbaloo" is an annual event to support students working on History Day projects.
Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck brought treats yesterday to Tom Weber and his MPR crew and talked about the hundreds of rare recipes – from as far back as the 1500s – that can be found in our Wangensteen Historical Library.
During the first week of February, the Wangensteen Historical Library will be unveiling one coloring page each day with an image from their rare book collection. Artists are encouraged to participate and share their final artwork.
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Start your Valentine's weekend right with a journey through historical and modern chocolates on Saturday, February 13 at noon. Join GYST Fermentation Bar's Jill Mott, along with Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck from the University of Minnesota's Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine when they take chocolate to new heights this February by sewing together the tales and myths surrounding the history of chocolate.
Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) was a Hungarian physician best known for his early contributions to antiseptic procedures. Although his antiseptic ideas were initially met with considerable resentment, today they are embraced as the symbol of a great leap forward in medical practice. His seminal work, "Die aetiologie" (1861) can be found in the Wangensteen Historical Library.
The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries has been named inaugural recipient of the...
On January 13, 1922, the University of Minnesota was granted a full license to broadcast under the call letters WLB - known today as Radio K. Radio K (KUOM) holds the distinction of being the 10th oldest continuously operating radio station in the country, in addition to being the first station to broadcast in the state of Minnesota.
After receiving a nearly $225,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the University of Minnesota Libraries will soon embark on an ambitious two-year endeavor that aims to digitally archive its materials representing African American history and culture.