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A Matter of Facts Blog


Understanding the Rohingya crisis

In less than two months, 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh to escape persecution. The United Nations has called it the world’s fastest developing refugee crisis, and relief agencies are finding it difficult to meet the need for food, water, shelter, and medical care. This post is intended to provide information on recent news, current research, and reliable information to help you better understand and think critically about these issues.

From the Archivist Blog

Look What We Found

This year for U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial we’re going on a field trip in sound and time to the 1977-1978 season of the Minnesota School of the Air to look at what we found after these recordings were digitized and we were finally able to listen.

Health Sciences Libraries News

Caitlin Bakker, Del Reed, Jenny McBurney, Katherine Chew

Demonstrating the public impact of University of Minnesota research

A new service at the University Libraries widens the scope of impact metrics available to researchers and helps them see a more complete view of the impact of their work. “It’s a great feedback loop to know whether your research is reaching its intended audience,” says Lisa Harnack, an epidemiology professor in the U of M's School of Public Health.

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog


Nordic cooking and cookbooks

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.

Land of 10,000 Workflows Blog

Jenny Porter

How I Work: Jenny Porter

Jenny Porter, Associate Director for Welcome Week and First-Year Programs, uses Wunderlist, Google Docs, and Excel to keep on task when planning out Welcome Week activities at the University of Minnesota.

Archives and Special Collections News

Frank Jankac

IHRCA announces Grant-in-Aid Awards, Karni Scholarship

Frank Jankac, Amy King, and Matthew Reza are this year's Immigration History Research Center Archives' Grant-in-Aid Awardees, and Rosaria Frankco is this year's awardee of the Michael J. Karni Scholarship.