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Redistricting in Minnesota

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Following the collection and release of Census data every 10 years, states must redraw the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts to account for population change and balance them for equal population and other criteria. In this installment of A Matter of Facts, we provide an overview of the steps involved in redistricting.

From the Archivist Blog

Dense pine forest

U Libraries receives $108,000 for Minnesota Landscapes

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Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting Environmental History through Archival Sources is a year-long project to examine and describe archival collections related to Minnesota’s environmental history and climate.

Blue Ox Review

Health Sciences Libraries News

Anatomy illustrated: Scientific images and the body at the Wangensteen Historical Library

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“Anatomy Illustrated: Scientific Images and the Body” showcases some of the most important examples of the Wangensteen Historical Library’s vast collection of historical anatomical illustrations. Central to the exhibit are three of the collection’s flap anatomies, reproduced and made larger so that viewers can interact with them. View this exhibit now through September 2022.

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog

three Minnesota cookie books

Fresh from the Libraries: Home-baked for the holidays

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Baking cookies for the winter holidays warms us twice, once with the heat from the oven and secondly with the cheerful feelings from those tasting the sweet treats. We asked baker and librarian Megan Kocher, the curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection in Magrath Library, for her favorite cookie cookbooks for the holidays. Each of her three favorites is grounded in Minnesota and can be found in the Kirschner Collection.

Land of 10,000 Workflows Blog

AUL Claire Stewart

How I Work: Claire Stewart

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Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University Libraries, talks about the technology and tools that she uses in her daily life. Her favorite: Wunderlist. And she is on the verge of dumping her laptop entirely for a desktop in the office and an iPad 6th generation when she's mobile.

Archives and Special Collections News

The Floyd of Rosedale Trophy

Trophy tales

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Tales of Minnesota’s pigskin rivalries do involve one pig. But where did that axe come from? Why a jug? And who decided on a pig made of bronze? With help from UMedia, University Archives, and Wikipedia, we tell the tales of three trophies.

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