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Yoga ON Ice: Commemorating a Frozen Wonderland

The Bio-Medical library is hosting the “Yoga ON Ice” exhibit by artist Nancy Chakrin as part of its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibit series. The exhibit features fine art metal photography prints of yoga practice at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
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Support the Libraries on Give to the Max Day!

Support the University Libraries on Give to the Max Day! A gift to the Libraries supports all UMN students, faculty, and researchers — no matter their college or program.

Mattke, Map Library win GIS awards

Ryan Mattke, head of the John R. Borchert Map Library has received the Polaris Leadership Award from the MN GIS/LIS Consortium at its conference last month — and the Libraries' Mapping Prejudice project received a Commendation from the Governor at the same conference.
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Student picks: ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers

Jupiter Adams-Phipps reviews "The Circle" by Dave Eggers, a novel about a utopic California-based tech company from the not-too-distant future that parodies an amalgamate of Google and Facebook in its offering of free social and productivity services. As a young woman eager to escape her uninspiring job at a utility company in her boring hometown, Mae Holland leaps at the chance offered by an old friend from college to begin working at the most influential company on the planet, even if it’s just in a customer service position.
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‘A Wild Ride Through the Night’ reviewed

Our Music Librarian Jessica Abbazio reviews "A Wild Ride Through the Night" by Walter Moers for this installment of Read This Book from the University Libraries. "A Wild Ride through the Night" describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of his twelve-year-old protagonist Gustave, a boy who aspires one day to be a great artist. 
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U Libraries receives $44,000 for radio digitization

The University of Minnesota Libraries has received $44,000 for its digitization project: "University Radio at Risk: Digital Preservation Reformatting of Educational Radio." The grant is from the Council on Library and Information Resourc and will be used to preserve about 2,500 aging reel-to-reel audio recordings.
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Secrets of the libraries as told by students

By Allison VanLannen and Jasmine Jackson The libraries across the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus provide a ton of different experiences for students, faculty, and staff alike. Library student workers have a unique perspective on...
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Open Access Week is Oct. 21-27

Each year in late October, we mark Open Access Week — an international event to raise awareness of issues around access to scholarly research, and to inspire wider participation in open access publishing. Below are some options for researchers when considering making their research article open to the public.
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Books about nature

Librarian Kristen Mastel recommends two nature books — 'Into Nature' and 'The Hidden Life of Trees' — on this installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted by Lisa Von Drasek.
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Collaborating with students on learning

Walter Library’s new instruction space facilitates active learning and provides a space that supports librarians as they adapt their teaching to align with best practices.
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Helping radiology students see 2D medical images in 3D anatomy

Michael (Mickey) Hafertepe supports medical education as a radiology resident at the UMN Medical School. Working closely with students, Hafertepe has gained insights into the learning process and the challenge of translating health information into medical practice.  Learn how Hafertepe is using 3D printing to help students understand spatial relationships of medical imaging when they are viewing three dimensional anatomy on a two dimensional screen.
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‘Gotta Minute’ event is Oct. 14

Meet the creators of MinuteEarth and Hot Mess — Professor Peter Reich and his son, Alex Reich — and learn how they are working to foster a love for science and better stewardship of our planet through short and engaging online science videos. This FREE event (reservations required) will be held October 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall.
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Demonstrating research impact

Experts@Minnesota showcases the expertise of University of Minnesota researchers, facilitates collaborations across disciplines, and illustrates the impact of the University’s world-changing research and creative endeavors. But Libraries staff are also leveraging the rich data to find novel solutions to streamline workflows for departments and centers on campus.
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‘Strange the Dreamer’ is highly recommended

Librarian Alicia Kubas reviews "Strange the Dreamer" by Laini Taylor — a New York Times bestseller and Michael L. Printz honor book, which is an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.
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Virtual reality helps physical therapy students see new answers

Teresa Bisson works with the Bio-Medical Library to bring Virtual Reality to her neurorehabilitation classroom where students are immersed in a virtual experience. Through active learning, Bisson’s students are becoming thoughtful users of technology and leaders in a new health care environment.

A Matter of Elemental Facts: Polonium

The Periodic Table of Elements turns 150 this year! In honor of the birth of the table that puts all other tables to shame, we will be taking a more in depth look at some of the elements. We start with the inconspicuous and seemingly harmless element occupying the lower right side of the table, Polonium.

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