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A Matter of Facts Blog

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Redistricting in Minnesota

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

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

Illustrated scene from the Hakone hot springs

In Hot Water: Healing at the Hakone Hot Springs

The Wangensteen's newest exhibit explores an illustrated guide to the seven famous hot springs in Hakone, Japan.

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog

Megan Kocher holding the book "What's for Dessert"

‘What’s for Dessert’ and ‘Baking School’ featured on Read This Book!

Science Librarian Megan Kocher, Curator of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbook Collection, recommends “What's for Dessert” and “Baking School” for those wanting to whip up some holiday baked goods. Kocher is joined on this installment of Read This Book by host Lisa Von Drasek.

Land of 10,000 Workflows Blog

AUL Claire Stewart

How I Work: Claire Stewart

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

‘A tactile connection to the past’

Anne Good, the Assistant Curator at the James Ford Bell Library, has unveiled her first exhibit since joining the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2020. “Connecting Threads” showcases the tactile culture of the premodern world — its textiles, fibers, and fashion, its economy and trade markets — and asks what our clothes say about the modern era. 

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