Art@Bio-Med presents “Brushed Back To Life: Healing From Illness through Intuitive Painting and Poems” by artist Ron Duffy. In this exhibit of abstract paintings and poetry, Duffy explores his own experiences living with a chronic illness. Through is work, Duffy found a renewed zest for living that had been dulled by illness.
The Libraries are back at the farmers market this week and we've got two new recipes for you featuring two of my favorite vegetables — peas and beets! Yum!
Forty years ago on July 20, 1976, the Viking 1 probe landed on the surface of Mars bringing a little bit of Minnesota to the red planet. Two University of Minnesota faculty members contributed to the design and mission planning for NASA's Viking Project, Helmut Heinrich and Alfred O.C. Nier.
Wow your guests at your summer garden party this year! Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek discuss books for foodies that provide tips on growing food in your house, making sweet corn pancakes, and baking delicious pies. On this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries, Kocher and Von Drasek discussed the following books: "Indoor Kitchen Gardening" by Elizabeth Millard; "Sweet Corn Spectacular" by Marie Porter; and "First Prize Pies" by Allison Kave.
Kyle Willett, a former postdoc and research associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy, talks about the tools that make him effective in his job. Once again, Slack gets high marks, but also GitHub. He wishes there were better alternatives to Powerpoint and Keynote.
It's summer on campus which means that the Minnesota Farmers Market is back. The University of Minnesota Libraries will be hosting pop-up libraries at the...
A wildlife biologist who professes to know a little about many things, André Nault initially pursued a career in library sciences to get better at sating his curiosity. Along the way he discovered how much he enjoys teaching others his tricks of the trade. Nault, who is head of the Veterinary Medical Library and a liaison librarian for faculty, tackles his job in a nontraditional way.
The University Libraries made the front page of the Star Tribune last week with Umbra: Search African American History, its new digital platform that searches not only University of Minnesota collections, but hundreds of African-American archives across the country.
Go "old school" by creating a checklist using an ink pen and legal pad and let the productivity begin. That's the advice given by Jason Jackson, Assistant Director for the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at the University of Minnesota, in this installment of How I Work, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Listen and watch as the Red-Throated League of the Norwegian Explores performs a live radio play of The Missing Bullion, a Sherlock Holmes adaptation written by Edith Meiser (1898-1993). Meiser — a writer, actress, and producer — helped bring Sherlock Holmes to American radio listeners on the NBC radio network in 1930, where they aired until the late 1940s.
In this installment of "Read This Book!" Janice Jaguszewski talks about books related to death, dying, funerals, and rituals related to dying. Jaguszewski is the director of Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
More than 11,000 reels of recorded audio are now preserved at the University Archives. These reels contain recordings of University speeches, ceremonies, and conference proceedings given from the 1940s to the 1990s. The reels also contain the recorded broadcasts of WLB/KUOM, the predecessor of University radio station RadioK.
For plastic surgeons, a detailed pre-operative patient record is important for assessing post-operative results. Plaster casts have long been part of this process. This history is documented within the collections at the Wangensteen Historical Library, which include two plaster facial casts dated 1935.
The University Libraries Pop-up Library will be back at the University of Minnesota Farmers Market this Libraries at Farmers Marketsummer! Stop by our booth to check out some great summer reads, get delicious recipes from our own Kirchner Collection, and see what else is going on at the libraries!
JJ Barry writes about the tools she uses to get work done as a Peer Research Consultant and student at the University of Minnesota. One tool she loves is Five Star notebooks "because I am a hands-on learner."