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Another Way to Go From Minneapolis to St. Paul

By Rebecca Toov You are listening to U of M Radio on your Historic Dial! Season 2: Episode 3. Another Way to Go From Minneapolis to...
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Prairie Poets and Press:

Nine months ago, staff in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives set out to increase access to four key literary collections, including the papers of poets Bill Holm, Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, and publisher Milkweed Editions. Our work so far has allowed us to explore our ideas in exciting ways.
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New Libraries makerspaces bring innovation to the stacks

Learn. Make. Innovate. These are fitting words to accompany the welcome sign for the new Makerspace at the Bio-Medical Library, joining the Breakerspace in Walter Library as the two library makerspace locations on campus. Makerspaces offer tools and community for individuals who what to tinker as they explore solutions to problems - big and small.

JFK assassination files released

Recent news coverage has focused on a trove of newly available documents related to the 1963 assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. This post provides information on recent news and government documents to help you better understand the issues.
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Student publications over the years

Students at the University have been writing — and publishing — opinions and short stories and literary criticism and jokes and poems and news stories since 1877. That's when the first student newspaper Ariel began publication. Its successor, the Minnesota Daily, has been in continuous publication since May 1, 1900.
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Flying Funny by Dudley Riggs

Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net by Dudley Riggs was the featured book on this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.  Performing Arts Archivist Kate Hujda joined host Lisa Von Drasek in sharing insights into the book, Riggs, and Riggs' papers, which are in the Libraries' Performing Arts Archives. 
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In A Vietnamese Kitchen

In this week’s episode of Look What We Found, titled “In A Vietnamese Kitchen,” the producers teach an important lesson about cultural understanding by starting a conversation about cuisine. While interviewing the owner of Bamboo Village, Patty asked, “What made you decide to open a restaurant?” She replied, “I like a place where we can exchange the culture between the Vietnamese and the American and have something more to show, you know? We have a chance to interact with the American, to meet them on a day-to-day basis.” Episode 2, Season 2 of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial."

Transgender project funded for phase 2

The Libraries has received $266,000 from Tawaini Foundation to fund Phase 2 of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project (TTOHP) — a project intended to empower transgender individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community.
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‘Underwater’ pumpkin carving at the Wangensteen Historical Library

We are welcoming back Emily Beck and her pumpkin carving talents as she brings us underwater adventures in jack o'lantern form, inspired by the Wangensteen Historical Library's current exhibit. Watch a short video of Emily from last year and check out the stencils to create - and share - your own underwater-inspired carving.
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Understanding the Rohingya crisis

In less than two months, 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh to escape persecution. The United Nations has called it the world’s fastest developing refugee crisis, and relief agencies are finding it difficult to meet the need for food, water, shelter, and medical care. This post is intended to provide information on recent news, current research, and reliable information to help you better understand and think critically about these issues.
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Demonstrating the public impact of University of Minnesota research

A new service at the University Libraries widens the scope of impact metrics available to researchers and helps them see a more complete view of the impact of their work. “It’s a great feedback loop to know whether your research is reaching its intended audience,” says Lisa Harnack, an epidemiology professor in the U of M's School of Public Health.
Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey, co-founders of Free Black Dirt, worked closely with Umbra Search materials as Coffee House Press Artists-In-Residence at the Given Collection.

Bringing African American History to Life

The Libraries started its Umbra Search effort in 2014 to pull together primary source materials from archives across the country. Today, Umbra Search is chock full of 520,000 historical and cultural items from 1,000 archives, libraries, and museums, and it continues to grow.
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Narrating a transition

The Transgender Oral History Project at the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies is documenting a pivotal time in our society’s understanding of gender.

‘A Campus Divided’: Resources for Critical Thinking

The Libraries exhibit “A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942” has started some important conversations about our history and our future. We have compiled resources to help our campus and community members learn more about the issues and form their own opinions.

Look What We Found

This year for U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial we’re going on a field trip in sound and time to the 1977-1978 season of the Minnesota School of the Air to look at what we found after these recordings were digitized and we were finally able to listen.