Throughout her career, Wendy Pradt Lougee has been at the forefront nationally — developing programs, initiatives, and policies that have revolutionized academic librarianship. Lougee is retiring February 27, 2020, after more than 17 years as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Minnesota. In this video, several of Lougee's colleagues pay tribute to her contributions to the library profession and to the University of Minnesota.
Students in Dominique Tobbell’s Technology and Medicine in Modern America class had a unique opportunity to place contemporary issues in medicine and health care in their historical context. In the second of a series of three articles, we showcase the work of U of M College of Biological Sciences student, Sarah Copeland, and her research on artificial eyes.
The Roseau Stone is a small, smooth, one-and-a-half-inch oblong sedimentary stone. The stone was found in an area near the present-day town of Roseau, Minnesota, in 1916 or 1918. There are many theories about the origin of the stone. For the past 50 years, it was part of the collections at the University of Minnesota Archives.
Walter Library will be opening the doors to the Toaster Innovation Hub on Monday, February 17. Part collaborative meeting space and part makerspace, the Toaster offers 6,500 square feet dedicated to student innovation and entrepreneurship. Want more info? Learn the top 5 things you need to know about the Toaster.
Students in Dominique Tobbell’s Technology and Medicine in Modern America class had a unique opportunity to place contemporary issues in medicine and health care in their historical context. In a series of articles, we will showcase the work of Tobbell’s students. First up: an exploration of the stethoscope by U of M College of Liberal Arts student Maria Scanlan.
The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. This traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.
Cody Hennesy gave a thumbs up to Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard in the latest installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries. In the book, Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems.
U of M professor Ananya Chatterjea was the featured speaker at last week's A Feast of Words, an annual event and collaboration of the Friends of the Libraries and the Campus Club. The title of her presentation was "Dancing for the Constitution." Chatterjea’s work uses dance to push back against the politics of hate and division in the Republic of India.
Get background, details on what's new, and links to news and resources about presidential primary elections in Minnesota in this installment of "A Matter of Facts" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Wendy Pradt Lougee is retiring February 27 after 17 years as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. Throughout her career, Lougee has been at the forefront nationally — developing a number of programs, initiatives, and policies that have revolutionized academic librarianship.
Libraries' student worker, Annie Hoffman, reviews Laurie Frankel’s third novel, "This Is How It Always Is," focuses on a upper middle class family of seven and focues on the parents and the couple’s youngest child. This child starts out named Claude and goes on to be named Poppy, which sends Rosie and Penn Walsh-Adams on a desperate search for the best way to raise their gender nonconforming child.