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Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns, featuring Craig Packer

Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns

Celebrated lion researcher and conservationist Craig Packer takes us into the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior.
Shane Nackerud and Nora Paul

Making college life more affordable

Information Strategies for Communicators once was a print textbook that once cost $110. Today it’s a free, user-friendly e-book for University of Minnesota students due in part to the efforts of the University Libraries’ Kristi Jensen and Shane Nackerud.

How I Work: Michael Walters

Michael Walters is a Research Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. In this installment of "How I Work," Walters discusses the tools he uses for his scientific work, for data sharing with his group, and more.

Students learn through lessons from the past

by Erinn Aspinall The resources of the Wangensteen Historical Library for Biology and Medicine shine a light on the future of health. “Lois' participation has enlivened...

Farmers market pop-up library and summer reading BINGO

The University Libraries will be hosting a Pop-Up Library at a few of the University of Minnesota Farmers Markets this summer and a Summer Reading BINGO Challenge.
Kristen Cooper

What Drives Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, finds inspiration in the interplay between truth and knowledge. She sees those values every day in her work at the University of Minnesota Libraries, partnering with researchers and students on the St. Paul campus.
Cecily Marcus speaking at the opening reception of Penumbra at 40 at the Minnesota History Center

Penumbra Theatre at 40 opens at Minnesota History Center

The Libraries' Cecily Marcus spoke at the February 17 opening reception for "Penumbra at 40: Art, Race and a Nation on Stage" — the Minnesota History Center's wonderful new exhibit. Marcus is curator of our Givens Collection, which provided many of the materials for the exhibit.
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Luther exhibit ends on September 29

Less than two weeks remain to see the exhibit, Luther and the World Turned Upside Down: Prophecy, Revolution, and the End of Time, which runs through September 29, 2017 at Elmer L. Anderson Library. Additional materials are on exhibit at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the fourth floor of Wilson Library.

Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

This Valentine’s Day, we cordially invite you to take a blind date with a book, make your own valentine or get matched!  Blind Date To go...
Andre Nault

Beyond books: the real life of a veterinary librarian

Mazes, swing ropes, and teeter-totters are not part of a typical librarian’s work environment.  The work of Veterinary Librarian André Nault, however, is anything...

Closing reception & film screening: Labor in the Eyes of Artists

Join us for a closing reception featuring films, refreshments, and the exhibit curators for the Labor in the Eyes of Artists exhibit! "Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens" includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change.
Lisa Von Drasek in the Caverns

NPR tours the U’s Kerlan Collection

The University of Minnesota's Kerlan Collection was the subject of an October 4 National Public Radio Weekend Edition story. It featured Kerlan curator Lisa Von Drasek, Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo, and Hamline's Mary Rockcastle.
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‘Master and Commander’ and nautical historical novels

Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O'Brian was the topic for this installment of "Read This Book!" brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. This episode focuses not just on the series, but on its very active community of readers.

Pick fresh new books at the U Farmers Market

As staff, faculty, and students were selecting the season's best vegetables and fruit, they were also picking some fresh new books at the University Libraries’ “Pop-up Library” July 8 at the University Farmers Market. Upcoming events are August 5 and September 9.
U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial with retro radio icon

An Englishman in Minneapolis: Sir Tyrone Guthrie

May 7 marked the anniversary of the Guthrie Theater’s first ever performance in 1963, a production of Hamlet starring George Grizzard and Jessica Tandy. In this episode of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial," we’ll hear Sir Tyrone Guthrie explain his vision of the future of American theater in his own words, followed by interviews with the Guthrie staff from ten years later.