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Photograph of the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry faculty in 1936. Lillian Cohen is pictured front row center.

Meeting Professor Cohen

While working with the University Archives collections to research a recent exhibit, I learned about Professor Lillian Cohen, the University of Minnesota's first female faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.
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Study 24/7 beginning April 27

We offer "distraction-free" studying for finals - including extended hours and study activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities.
Nancy Langston

Toxic inequities: risk, regulation, and environmental justice in the Great Lakes

Join us as we welcome Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University, as she gives a lecture in the Program in the History of Medicine’s lunchtime lecture series on her current research on environmental health and environmental policy in the Great Lakes region. 
Lisa Johnston

Launching the Data Curation Network

The University of Minnesota Libraries will lead a three-year, multi-institutional effort to launch the Data Curation Network. The implementation — backed by a $526,438 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — builds on research to better support researchers faced with a growing number of requirements to openly and ethically share their research data.

Springtime safety guide

Before you venture outdoors this spring, take a look at our handy guide with trusted health information resources to help you stay safe and healthy while you hike, bike, and swim.

Research Sprints: Fueling Grand Challenges research

Hear about the experiences of two University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research teams as they spent four days conducting research with a team of University of Minnesota librarians. It's all part of the U of M Libraries' Research Sprints program.
Quiz Bowl 2018 Champs!

Alpha Chi Sigma wins 2018 Science Quiz Bowl!

Alpha Chi Sigma is your 2018 Science Quiz Bowl champion! The team of juniors and seniors were champions in a long and competitive tournament and came back from an early loss to win it all. Twenty-nine teams participated in the 15th annual event on April 9, kicking off College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Week at the University of Minnesota. 

A conversation with Lisa Vecoli

Lisa Vecoli is retiring as curator of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies. She talks with Kris Kiesling, director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, about her tenure at Tretter, which included winning two national awards, adding, the Michael McConnell Papers, and developing and managing the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project.
Data Management

Research Byte: Data management

Data management is a set of practices that ensure the integrity of files and data, facilitate replication, protect the security of data, and enhance the efficiency and reliability of research. In this Research Byte, Data Curation Specialist Shanda Hunt shares tools and resources that you can apply to support your own data management work.
U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial with retro radio icon

At the Zoo

On this episode of U of M Radio on your Historic Dial take a field trip in sound to the Como Zoo in 1978 and hear a surprising story of an animal theft and why lions do not make good pets.
Lisa Von Drasek with book: Homemadevideo

‘Homemade’ by Beatrice Ojakangas on Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek discusses a book by Beatrice Ojakangas called: Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food in this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Gone Into History: An Exhibit

Exhibit celebration: Gone Into History is April 25

Join us April 25 in exploring the last 90 years of University history through people and events brought to life from the collections of the University of Minnesota Archives. This free event celebrates the University Archives’ exhibit, Gone Into History, which is on display through April 27 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Study tips for students from students

Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff asked busy students at Walter Library to provide study tips — including their favorite study locations and study snacks — to first-year students at the University of Minnesota.
2017 Science Quiz Bowl participants

Libraries + CSE = Science Quiz Bowl

On April 8, Science Quiz Bowl will kick-off CSE Week for the 15th year in a row! Started as a way to celebrate the curiosity of CSE students and highlight the ways the Libraries contribute to the intellectual life of the campus, the Quiz Bowl combines teamwork, fun, and friendly competition.
The Libraries' Andrew Palahniuk and Mary Schoenborn with Kate Reigel.

Streamlining search to enrich experiential learning

Kate Reigel worked with the Libraries to develop a secondary research tool for her students' capstone projects in the Carlson School of Management. The tool allowed her students to engage more deeply with scholarly content — resulting in richer educational experiences — while delivering increased value to Minnesota businesses.