Sharing and advancing knowledge is a goal of Peter Reich’s, a Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Forest Ecology at the University of Minnesota, whose research focuses on climate change issues. Reich works with library services such as the University Digital Conservancy (UDC) to more broadly share his research and he collaborates on "MinuteEarth," a YouTube channel of short entertaining videos.
Beginning April 28, the University of Minnesota Libraries will provide extended study space (with 24/7 access in multiple locations) and host a variety of fun and creative activities to provide students a short break to reduce stress during Spring 2017 Finals.
Employee perks, clubs, and interest groups have always been a part of the high tech culture — in a competitive industry, having a robust set of perks and benefits is critical to drawing top talent. And, the ways in which companies treat their employees is indicative of an engaging corporate culture and management approach. But, where does this idea come from?
It’s starting to feel like spring, or what this Minnesota transplant refers to as “outside time.” With so much natural recreation to offer, it’s no surprise that Minnesota has a strong culture of conservation that goes back decades. Earth Day isn’t until April 22, but on this week’s program, Down the Conservation Trail, we’re getting a head start.
Today’s lab is defined by big data, collaborative research, and digital information in a variety of formats. These elements combine to a create a need for new tools to document work. Read how Franklin Sayre, Pharmacy Librarian, has addressed this need by introducing Electronic Lab Notebooks to life sciences labs at the University of Minnesota.
As part of National Poetry Month, the Upper Midwest Literary Archives is doing some extra celebrating as it kicks off its year-long grant project dedicated to exploring the archives of Minnesota poets. Our project, aptly titled "Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest," will organize, describe, and reveal the contents of four important literary collections.
Peer Research Consultants, a cadre of undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota Libraries, provide a friendly and less formal starting point for undergrads new to the research process.
Watch this video preview of our current exhibit, "Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota," which features unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The exhibit runs through May 22 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.
The University of Minnesota Libraries recently partnered with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program on a training series to teach undergraduate students how to begin to “Think Like A Researcher.”
The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event occurring this year from April 9 through 15. This year we celebrate how "Libraries Transform" lives on campus.
Courtney Tchida uses hardware tools — real hardware, like a broadfork and power harrow — and smartphone software apps to help her stay on task in her role as Student Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota.
Welcome back to U of M Radio on Your Historic Dial! The podcast has returned in time for Women’s History Month. The KUOM archive is full of interviews, lectures, and stories featuring dynamic, history-making women. Today, we will focus on a program featuring Minnesota Legislature Representative Helen McMillan, on the state of women’s rights in 1971.
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert writes that amphibians are the most endangered class of animals.
Librarians provide expansive services to meet their college and departmental colleagues at their point of need. These collaborations support the mission of the colleges and give librarians a deeper insight into student, faculty and staff information needs and behaviors. For André Nault, that includes interviewing prospective students as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s rigorous admissions process.
Digital storytelling is a new format of research assignment and Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, provides leadership for instructors and students in this emerging area. Spicer has collaborated on over 225 student video assignments.