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A Matter of Facts Blog

Understanding Jerusalem issue in light of President’s announcement

President Donald Trump recently announced that the United States will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The president also plans to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We’ve gathered some resources to help you learn more about this new development and about the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

From the Archivist Blog

A Clinic That’s For the Birds

On this installment of "U of M Radio on your Historic Dial," we’ll travel to the St. Paul campus to "A Clinic That’s for the Birds" – which also happens to be the title of the December 8, 1977 episode of Look What We Found.  If you haven’t yet deciphered the title of the broadcast, we are going on an audio tour of the Raptor Center.  The Raptor Center is a research and rehabilitation center for birds of prey which today cares for approximately 800 ill and injured raptors each year.

Blue Ox Review


Critical Book Discussion: XO, OX: A Love Story

I am not a person who immediately reacts to anything. I hate it when the movie ends, the lights come up, and my companions want to know, "What do you think?" I need time. I...

Health Sciences Libraries News

Your Winter Weather Survival Guide

If you have been under the weather this season, we are here to share a few trusted health resources to help you recover and stay healthy, along with options to explore, learn, and have fun at the Libraries.

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

Representatives from Christie's examine the Bell Library's print of the Waldseemüller map

Bell Library map sheds light on authenticity of new discovery

A December 10 New York Times article has called into question the authenticity of a previously unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents — a 510-year-old map that first used the word "America." The University of Minnesota's James Ford Bell Library is holder of one of the other four copies by famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. Christie's recently visited the Bell to compare its find with the real deal.