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Another Way to Go From Minneapolis to St. Paul

By Rebecca Toov You are listening to U of M Radio on your Historic Dial! Season 2: Episode 3. Another Way to Go From Minneapolis to...
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Prairie Poets and Press:

Nine months ago, staff in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives set out to increase access to four key literary collections, including the papers of poets Bill Holm, Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, and publisher Milkweed Editions. Our work so far has allowed us to explore our ideas in exciting ways.
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New Libraries makerspaces bring innovation to the stacks

Learn. Make. Innovate. These are fitting words to accompany the welcome sign for the new Makerspace at the Bio-Medical Library, joining the Breakerspace in Walter Library as the two library makerspace locations on campus. Makerspaces offer tools and community for individuals who what to tinker as they explore solutions to problems - big and small.

50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act

Fifty years ago, on November 7, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Public Broadcasting Act which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the act, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is encouraging organizations to share archival materials related to the history and preservation of public broadcasting. University of Minnesota Archives is happy to join them.

JFK assassination files released

Recent news coverage has focused on a trove of newly available documents related to the 1963 assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. This post provides information on recent news and government documents to help you better understand the issues.
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Student publications over the years

Students at the University have been writing — and publishing — opinions and short stories and literary criticism and jokes and poems and news stories since 1877. That's when the first student newspaper Ariel began publication. Its successor, the Minnesota Daily, has been in continuous publication since May 1, 1900.
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Flying Funny by Dudley Riggs

Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net by Dudley Riggs was the featured book on this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.  Performing Arts Archivist Kate Hujda joined host Lisa Von Drasek in sharing insights into the book, Riggs, and Riggs' papers, which are in the Libraries' Performing Arts Archives. 
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In A Vietnamese Kitchen

In this week’s episode of Look What We Found, titled “In A Vietnamese Kitchen,” the producers teach an important lesson about cultural understanding by starting a conversation about cuisine. While interviewing the owner of Bamboo Village, Patty asked, “What made you decide to open a restaurant?” She replied, “I like a place where we can exchange the culture between the Vietnamese and the American and have something more to show, you know? We have a chance to interact with the American, to meet them on a day-to-day basis.” Episode 2, Season 2 of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial."
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A Shakespearean recipe for Witch’s Brew

As Halloween nears, staff at the Wangensteen Historical Library are finding inspiration from a Witch's Brew recipe written in Shakespeare's Macbeth, which included "eye of newt" as an ingredient. While gathering other ingredients to fill our cauldron, we quickly found that the eye of newt was not to be taken literally but in fact a common name for mustard seed. This was true for some of the other ingredients as well.
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Earth-Art-Movement: Andy Goldsworthy and Land Art

"Earth-Art-Movement: Andy Goldsworthy and Land Art" is an exhibit currently on display in the Northrop Atrium. features a multi-media installation, a large-scale rock installation, and a tableau of cropped photographs that illustrate the breadth and innovation of Andy Goldsworthy's land art.The exhibit is sponsored by University Libraries and Northrop and is related to a November 2 event, featuring ODC/Dance.

Transgender project funded for phase 2

The Libraries has received $266,000 from Tawaini Foundation to fund Phase 2 of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project (TTOHP) — a project intended to empower transgender individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community.
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What Drives Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, finds inspiration in the interplay between truth and knowledge. She sees those values every day in her work at the University of Minnesota Libraries, partnering with researchers and students on the St. Paul campus.
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‘Underwater’ pumpkin carving at the Wangensteen Historical Library

We are welcoming back Emily Beck and her pumpkin carving talents as she brings us underwater adventures in jack o'lantern form, inspired by the Wangensteen Historical Library's current exhibit. Watch a short video of Emily from last year and check out the stencils to create - and share - your own underwater-inspired carving.
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Understanding the Rohingya crisis

In less than two months, 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh to escape persecution. The United Nations has called it the world’s fastest developing refugee crisis, and relief agencies are finding it difficult to meet the need for food, water, shelter, and medical care. This post is intended to provide information on recent news, current research, and reliable information to help you better understand and think critically about these issues.