In the late 1940s through the early 1950s, social welfare agencies used comics -- featuring famous comic book heroes like Batman and Superman -- to promote their messages. Everything from mental health issues to civil rights to patriotism were subjects for the comics.
Earlier this month, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Minnesota with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award. The popularity of bicycles at the University of Minnesota is of no surprise to visitors on campus, today or in the past. Check out these historical photos of students and bicycles on campus at the University of Minnesota.
It's that time of year again and our expert librarians at the University of Minnesota are here to make recommendations on books to give this holiday season. Watch this installment of Read This Book!, Books to Give 2015, Part 1.
The history and health benefits of fermentation and distillation were the topic of a happy hour lecture at Bryan Lake Bowl, led by the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck.
I was feeling apprehensive about having my first drink in Minnesota until I visited the Wangensteen Historical Library’s exhibit, Bodies and Spirits, which runs through May 2016
It's been 50 years since the Immigration History Research Center and Archives was founded at the University of Minnesota, making it the oldest and largest entity devoted to preserving and understanding immigration experiences. In celebration, the IHRCA has an exhibit on display through January 22, 2016 at the U's Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Student performers camouflaged in the sea of students, provided a pleasant surprise November 5 at Walter Library. When the “Push for Art” button was pushed, they broke out with "Lean on Me" in the lobby, while dancers performed in Walter's Great Hall.
Infectious diseases was the theme this fall of the University of Minnesota's Mini Medical School, which featured Wangensteen Library's Lois Hendrickson as a guest lecturer.
Author Bonnie MacBird discussed the art of writing, the Sherlock Holmes canon, modern adaptations, and her new book, Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, with our own Tim Johnson.
Seventy-five years ago this fall, Coffman Memorial Union opened to the campus community and public. It cost nearly $2 million and was named after President Lotus Coffman.