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Demystifying Debt Panel & Design Your Own Dollar

Filed in Events, News, Walter Library by on April 2, 2015 0 Comments
Demystifying Debt Panel & Design Your Own Dollar

Spend too much money during spring break? Need to save money for fall tuition or books? Do you have dreams of something new and shiny? Learn about money saving strategies at our Demystifying Debt workshop.  What: Demystifying Debt When: April 29, 2015 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Where: Walter 101 Light refreshments will be served! The first […]

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Prof. Moriarty’s skull delivered to University of Minnesota

Filed in News by on April 1, 2015 17 Comments
Prof. Moriarty’s skull delivered to University of Minnesota

We hope you enjoyed our story on April Fools’ Day! By the way, we really do have the largest collection of Sherlock Holmes material in the world. 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.

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Help Celebrate National Library Week

Filed in News by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Help Celebrate National Library Week

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). […]

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U expert teaches Rushford students about Sherlock

Filed in News by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
U expert teaches Rushford students about Sherlock

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.

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Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

Filed in News, Video by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

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.

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Sharing our findings

This week, University librarians will share their research with colleagues from around the country at a big meeting in Portland, Oregon for the Association of College and Research Library (ACRL) Bi-Annual Conference.

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Tracing the development of modern anatomy

Filed in Health Sciences Libraries, News by on March 18, 2015 0 Comments
Tracing the development of modern anatomy

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.

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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

Filed in News, Read This Book!, Video by on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

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.

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Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2015

Filed in News by on March 11, 2015 0 Comments
Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2015

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 […]

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Open Textbook Library highlighted by New York Times

Filed in News by on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Open Textbook Library highlighted by New York Times

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.

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