A mysterious box containing the skull of Professor James Moriarty — archenemy to renowned detective Sherlock Holmes — was delivered last month, anonymously, to Timothy Johnson at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Johnson sent the skull to forensics experts in the University of Minnesota Medical School for DNA testing. On Monday, Johnson got the news that it is — indeed — Moriarty’s skull.
The U Libraries will be sponsoring three pop-up events promoting services and staff that support students’ academic success and wellbeing. The pop-ups will take place from 11-2pm at Coffman Union (Tuesday, April 14), near the Washington Avenue footbridge on the West Bank (Monday, April 13), and in the St. Paul Student Center (Monday, April 13). […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]