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.
Brenda Child, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event, 5:00 p.m. at the Campus Club. In her talk, “Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization,” Child shares family narratives and historical documents that show the essential role of the Ojibwe language in the past and today. Reservations and ticket purchase required at 612-626-7788.
Please join us at the exhibit opening for Elements in Material: Lost Lake Peatland to Pin Oak Prairie, an exhibition of fiber art by Moira Bateman, January 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. Bateman, whose work has received numerous awards, explores humanity and nature by working on-site with specific landscapes. Her recent work includes long silk sheaths that were submerged in Minnesota’s bogs, rivers, lakes, a fen, and a vernal pool.
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.
Steven Braun works at the Bio-Medical Library as the Informatics/Data Services Specialist. His unique skillset and innovative work have made a meaningful impact within the U’s Academic Health Center.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
A special reception to celebrate the University Libraries exhibit, “Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design,” will be held Monday, December 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 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. “Not only did he design a number of buildings, he taught an entire generation of architects to design buildings — so his influence is deep and far reaching,” said Jane King Hession, curator of the exhibit and author of “Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design.”