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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

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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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Sharing our findings

This week, University librarians will share their research with colleagues from around the country at a big meeting in Portland, Oregon for the Association of College and Research Library (ACRL) Bi-Annual Conference.

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Tracing the development of modern anatomy

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Tracing the development of modern anatomy

University Honors Student, Rachael Howard, has created a timeline that traces the development of modern anatomy. It traces historical and medical advances until current times within the context of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), considered by many to be the father of modern anatomy.

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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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Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2015

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Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2015

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! Fun Books?!? Wilson Library and Walter Library have popular reading collections. These books include recent bestsellers and award winners, both fiction and nonfiction. Current titles include: Elizabeth is Missing […]

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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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U Libraries adds 2 new streaming video collections

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U Libraries adds 2 new streaming video collections

University of Minnesota Libraries recently added two Alexander Street Press streaming video packages to its collections: Ethnographic Video Online and Filmakers Library Online. Each is also searchable through the Libraries catalog at lib.umn.edu.

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