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Recognizing Librarian Beattie’s contributions to the Health Sciences Libraries

Filed in Health Sciences Libraries, News by on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
Recognizing Librarian Beattie’s contributions to the Health Sciences Libraries

Jim Beattie will be leaving his position as Health Sciences Libraries’ liaison to the Medical School in order to pursue a new role in the Medical School’s Office of Medical Education.

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Bio-Medical Library hosts Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit

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Bio-Medical Library hosts Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit

Every day for seven weeks, Stanton hiked her body onto a metal table to expose her breast to radiation. While technicians ducked behind concrete walls to dodge the danger, Stanton held still beneath the beam so it could kill away any rogue cancer cells that might have remained after her lumpectomy.

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Librarian Koffel receives continuous appointment

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Librarian Koffel receives continuous appointment

The Health Sciences Libraries’ Jonathan Koffel was awarded continuous appointment and promotion to associate librarian officially at the Board of Regents meeting in May. As Clinical Information Librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries, Koffel has developed partnerships with faculty and students in key Medical School departments during his tenure at the University.

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On the Road Again…with Minnesota Maps

Filed in News, Wilson Library by on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
On the Road Again…with Minnesota Maps

It is vacation time. Time to load up the car and head out on the road. Before you go–take a moment to explore some of the online Minnesota maps from the John R. Borchert Map Library, in the sub-basement of Wilson Library. Or come in and explore print maps, GIS software, historic maps, globes, plat maps, […]

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Pick fresh new books at the U Farmers Market

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Pick fresh new books at the U Farmers Market

As staff, faculty, and students were selecting the season’s best vegetables and fruit, they were also picking some fresh new books at the University Libraries’ “Pop-up Library” July 8 at the University Farmers Market. Upcoming events are August 5 and September 9.

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Read This Book! – Picture Books

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Read This Book! – Picture Books

In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek reviews the top Picture Books published in the last year. They include: “This Book Just Ate My Dog,” by Richard Byrne; “Thank You Octupus,” by Darren Farrell; “Shh! We Have a Plan,” by Chris Haughton; and “Edda,” by Adam Auerbach.

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Wangensteen Historical Library celebrates Bastille Day

Wangensteen Historical Library celebrates Bastille Day

At the University of Minnesota’s Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, we decided to commemorate Bastille Day by sharing a captivating image from one of our rare 18th century French anatomical texts, Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie (1779) by the painter and engraver Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803).

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History of medicine inspires art

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History of medicine inspires art

From rare books to drawings and documents, the Wangensteen collection of nearly 70,000 volumes from the 15th to 20th centuries fuels the imaginations of artists who share a collective interest in biology and a passion for digging through old material to find just the right image or phrase to influence their creative work.

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Wangensteen Library takes a bite out of Shark Week

Wangensteen Library takes a bite out of Shark Week

It’s #sharkweek2015 and the University of Minnesota’s Wangensteen Library is geared up to celebrate with a few hand-picked resources from its collection, including an image from a copy of Nicolaus Stenonis’ “Elementorum myologiae specimen” (1667).

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Fourth of July – War Posters Collection

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Fourth of July – War Posters Collection

Our War Posters Collection is a collaborative project between Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Hennepin County Library from its Kittleson World War II Collection. The collection contains posters from government, commercial, and charitable organizations. These artifacts are rich with meaning and artistry. They are now used in courses from history to graphic design, from public health to rhetoric, from marketing to theater. Faculty and instructors can often include these images in a course site or as part of a course assignment.

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