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‘Contested Spaces’ is theme of 2014-2015 First Fridays

"Contested Spaces: Power in the Archives" is the theme of this year's First Fridays series of presentations. Curators, archivists, and scholars from the University...

Demystifying Debt Panel & Design Your Own Dollar

Spend too much money during spring break? Need to save money for fall tuition or books? Do you have dreams of something new and shiny?...
What was this used for? stage show.

The Health Sciences Libraries are Going to the Fair

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.
Zetta Elliott

Visionary children’s book writer Zetta Elliott visits Minnesota

Zetta Elliott, author of more than 20 books for young readers and an independent publisher, will be coming to the Twin Cities for five days, September 13-17. Her visit is co-sponsored by the University Libraries' Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature and Umbra: Search African American History.

University of Minnesota Library School Alumni Tea

Reconnect and celebrate at the University of Minnesota Library School Reunion on April 27! The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host an afternoon tea for all University of Minnesota Library School alumni in the Arthur Upson Room of Walter Library. 
Schuster Brewing Company

Schuster Brewing Company, Rochester, Minnesota: Medicinal Tonic, Temperance, and Top Brass

Please join us December 7 for the C. C. and Dawn Clawson Lecture in the History of Medicine presented by Christopher J. Boes, M.D.
Bio-Medical Library Open House

Bio-Medical Library Open House

We're having a party - and you're invited! Please join us on September 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate new services and spaces at the Bio-Medical Library. Learn more about data visualization, virtual reality, video production, and more. Enjoy activities, prizes, and refreshments.
Stress Busters poster

Bustin’ stress at the Libraries

The end of the semester is upon us, but never fear, Stress Busters are here. Relax while you learn at the University Libraries, where you can find quiet study, group spaces, 24/7 hours, and fun activities to help reduce your stress during finals.
Artist Ron Duffy with paintings from the Brushed Back to Life series.

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn – Brushed Back to Life: Healing From Illness Through...

Bring your lunch and listen as Ron Duffy shares his surprising and joyful immersion into the world of intuition, abstract painting, and poem writing as a creative and healing response to 20 years of living with chronic illness.

The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World

Join authors Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, and Gail Karwoski to celebrate the book about Michael and Jack and their 1971 wedding – the first gay marriage in America. The event takes place January 26, 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.
The 2016 Kerlan Award Ceremony and Luncheon honored children’s book authors and illustrators Betsy and Ted Lewin. This husband and wife team have written and/or illustrated more than 250 picture books between them. Pictured above: Betsy Lewin, Lisa Von Drasek, and Ted Lewin.

The Year in Pictures 2015-2016

Photos from 2015-2016 include several from our signature event series, including: lion researcher Craig Packer, explorer Will Steger, pioneering same-sex marriage advocates Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, folk singer/storyteller Pop Wagner, poet Ray Gonzalez, storyteller Kevin Kling, and many more.
Bell Lecture 2014

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book "Why Did the Chicken Cross the World."

A Feast of Words, featuring Susan Wolf

Genomic medicine is revolutionizing biomedicine and health care. Yet the ethical challenges are significant. Professor Susan Wolf presents A Feast of Words, "The Ethical Challenges of Genomic Medicine: New Data & New Duties," on January 28, 5:00 p.m. at the Campus Club.

The Ethic of Openness

As part of Open Access Week, the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) are proud to present Dr. David Wiley on "The Ethic of Openness."