Hollywood computer graphics records of Alias | Wavefront CHARLES BABBAGE INSTITUTE ARCHIVES The Charles Babbage Institute received the records of Alias | Wavefront from cofounder Mark Sylvester. The collection tells the story of how computer graphics in Hollywood films developed over time from a technical perspective and contains exciting examples of the legacy created by […]
Lois Hendrickson began her work as Curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on August 10. She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Bachelor’s in History, and the University of Denver where she received her MLS.
Alexander Von Humboldt, a German world traveler in the 19th century, was one of the most influential scientists and naturalists of his time. Humboldt’s groundbreaking work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.
by Rachel Hawkins The Bio-Medical Library’s walls have recently been adorned with bright paintings of superheroes for the newest exhibit in the Art @ Bio-Med program, running now through October 2 (exhibit information). But they are more than just flashy paintings. These are the stories of survivors. This is the second post in this series of survivor […]
Staff at the Health Sciences Libraries will be working hard while having fun at the Minnesota State Fair, August 22 – September 7. Join us as we research health literacy, explore odd and sometimes frightening medical artifacts of the past, share good health information, and test medical knowledge with our health fact or fiction quiz. What: […]
The 2015-2016 Programs for Campus and Community series kicks off on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall. Celebrated lion researcher and conservationist Craig Packer takes us into the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior. “Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns” is free and open to the public; reservations are requested.
The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine houses rare books dating from 1430 to 1930, along with a collection of written manuscripts and medical artifacts. Historical libraries that offer glimpses into the past are treasures for historians, artists, and researchers, among others. They stand in stark contrast to our daily lives, where information is pushed to us through digital technologies at every point in our day, only to be disposed of in the moment.
As the calendar turns from July to August so our minds shift from research to teaching. We have pulled together some of our most popular tools and services for instructors, faculty, teaching staff, GAs and TAs. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We help students save money on […]
The archives of prominent Minnesota corporation, Carlson, are now housed in the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota. The archive of more than 1,400 boxes contains a variety of materials, including corporate records and Carlson family photos and videos.
Jim Beattie will be leaving his position as Health Sciences Libraries’ liaison to the Medical School in order to pursue a new role in the Medical School’s Office of Medical Education.