President Trump revealed his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, or Paris Agreement, on June 1, 2017. The agreement strives to reduce climate change among nations and was put into place by President Obama in 2015 as an executive act. If you have questions about what this decision means in practice or where you can go for additional information, we can help you by providing additional information and links to online resources.
This summer, the doors of the Bio-Medical Library will take on a brand new look as the library installs an updated entryway. This update will feature an accent wall that promotes library activities, a seating area for community gathering, and a floor-to-ceiling wall mural with images depicting current health sciences practice and iconic images from the history of medicine.
Nordic cookbooks was the subject of this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted by Lisa Von Drasek and featuring Megan Kocher.
The Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries is a 2017 recipient of the Diversity Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record.
Margaret Hasse is known for her candid poetry and down-to-earth point of view. But from 1973 to 1975, Hasse also was an artist-teacher for “New Focus: Arts & Corrections,” a workshop focused on bringing the arts into correctional programs. It was Hasse’s first job teaching creative writing and a particularly entertaining and uplifting part of the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
In this episode of U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial, you’re going to hear about an explosive week on the University of Minnesota campus, which occurred during an era of global tension, when the political felt intensely personal, especially to students and other young people. Forty-five years ago this month, anti-war protests in and around the University of Minnesota boiled over as angry demonstrators and police clashed in the streets.
The ability to re-create research findings is core to the research process, though there is growing concern that many published findings may not be reproducible. The University of Minnesota Libraries addressed this issue by launching the reproducibility portal in an effort to help faculty and others on campus improve their research practices.
Northrop Stage Manager/Audio Supervisor Brad Kern spent 15 years touring the United States, running sound for such bands as Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic, and N*E*R*D before his audio career in the corporate world. He's been at Northrop since 2014, working a mix of concerts, dance, lectures, and University events.
You have only one more week to see our exhibit: Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota at Elmer L. Andersen Library. The exhibit highlights unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the University of Minnesota Libraries of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota as one of 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
May 7 marked the anniversary of the Guthrie Theater’s first ever performance in 1963, a production of Hamlet starring George Grizzard and Jessica Tandy. In this episode of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial," we’ll hear Sir Tyrone Guthrie explain his vision of the future of American theater in his own words, followed by interviews with the Guthrie staff from ten years later.
The School of Public Health’s communications team wanted to streamline its workflow and find out about more research being done at the school. Caitlin Bakker, Research Services Liaison at the Bio-Medical Library, did just that — using Experts@Minnesota to create an automatic alert for SPH publications.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize and celebrate Jewish American achievements and contributions to our country. To celebrate, we've included some highlights in this blog post of examples from the Libraries' Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.
PAWS — Pet Away Worry & Stress — returned to Wilson Library last week as part of the Libraries Stress Buster activities for busy students nearing the end of Spring Semester. PAWS is a registered therapy animal program through the U's Boynton Clinic. PAWS will be at the Bio-Medical Library tomorrow, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Umbra Search African American History has been selected to receive the 2017 Award for Access from the Center for Research Libraries.