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.
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.
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.
Attend a live viewing of TEDMED 2015 and learn more about the latest advances in neuroscience, public health, pharmacy, genetics, medical ethics, addiction medicine, and cutting-edge science. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
Join us on November 12, 6:30 p.m. at Willey Hall. The program for the evening features Graywolf Press Director and Publisher Fiona McCrae in conversation with Graywolf founder Scott Walker. There will be brief readings by Graywolf authors Sven Birkerts, Jim Moore, Mary François Rockcastle, and Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Please join us Thursday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future for the Immigration History Research Center & Archives. This celebration of our 50th anniversary will feature remarks by former curator Joel Wurl.
All are welcome to join us for the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Annual Meeting, Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Author Bonnie MacBird will be the keynote speaker at this annual meeting and public event.
Join us Wednesday, October 21, 3:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 for “The Great Fire at Smyrna.” Boston University professor and journalist Lou Ureneck discusses his recently published book, “The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide” and the research he conducted at the University Libraries’ YMCA Archives.
We host in-person workshops for students, staff and faculty. Topics include citation managers, research strategies, data management, Google, and much more. Here is a sample of our upcoming workshops:
Please join us Thursday, September 24, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for the 2015 James Ford Bell Lecture. M. Antoni Ucerler, Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco presents, "Two Jesuits, Two Manuscripts, Two Visions of Ming China."
"How Many Archivists Does it Take?: Humor in the Archives" is the theme of this year's First Fridays series of presentations. Humor is a tool alternatively employed to instill delight, put forth political commentary, teach lessons, assuage fears, or even encourage social bonding. Come hear and laugh at stories from the more comedic side of Archives and Special Collections.
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.
Join us for the opening reception of the exhibit "Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana," Friday, July 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E. Art Institute International photography student Madalyn Rowell explores the iconography of the tarot deck.
The James Ford Bell Library invites you to attend the exhibit opening of "Sphere of Existence," April 29, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, Fourth Floor. The exhibit features original contemporary prints by 20 artists and printmakers, created using the format and dimensions of Martin Waldseemüller’s Globe Gores and the handmade printmaking technologies that Waldseemüller employed.
Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, May 28, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and conversation. Attendees at this special event will gain a deeper understanding of the American Jewish experience from a Midwestern perspective.