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Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck

Wangensteen at Café Scientifique

The history and health benefits of fermentation and distillation were the topic of a happy hour lecture at Bryant Lake Bowl, led by the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck.

How I Work: Katherine Gerwig and Kate Peterson

Working on behalf of all of the library staff, Kate Peterson and and Katherine Gerwig coordinate the Libraries' presence at many events during Orientation and Welcome Week. They work closely with Orientation and Transition Experiences and other campus offices such as the University Bookstores and the Institute on the Environment to connect events with library spaces and relevant initiatives and services.
Broadsides featuring artwork and poetry from the “New Focus: Arts & Corrections” program.

Margaret Hasse, the ‘Artist-Teacher’

Margaret Hasse is known for her candid poetry and down-to-earth point of view. But from 1973 to 1975, Hasse also was an artist-teacher for “New Focus: Arts & Corrections,” a workshop focused on bringing the arts into correctional programs. It was Hasse’s first job teaching creative writing and a particularly entertaining and uplifting part of the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Recipe for Portugal Cake from 1820

Sharing historical treats with MPR

Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck brought treats yesterday to Tom Weber and his MPR crew and talked about the hundreds of rare recipes – from as far back as the 1500s – that can be found in our Wangensteen Historical Library.

New Publication Uses Archived Art

by Caitlin Marineau, Assistant Curator Children's Literature Research Collections  One of the lesser-known roles of the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) is loaning materials to...
U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial with retro radio icon

Another Way to Go From Minneapolis to St. Paul

Today’s field trip in sound on the program "Look What We Found" is more of a staycation.  On the November 17, 1977 episode, program announcers Walter, Patty, and Bill, gave a tour of the KUOM radio studios and interviewed the staff at the station. 

Making the public domain accessible

The University of Minnesota Libraries is working with the HathiTrust Digital Library to investigate millions of books in an effort to make the "hidden" public domain titles available to all. Since 2010, the Libraries has reviewed nearly 116,000 books and about 60,000 of those have been deemed to be in the public domain.
Photo of Michael Dennis Browne

Michael Dennis Browne featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, reads from his new book "The Voices," April 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library. The event features a musical performance by Kathy Saltzman Romey and the University Singers, the flagship choral ensemble of the University of Minnesota.

Goodnight Moon and ‘The ABC of It’

Come sit in the chair in a landmark Twin Cities exhibit at the March 2 Open House for the exhibit, "The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter." It will transport you back to your childhood with original artwork and manuscripts from over 200 children's classics. Enjoy three floors of photo opportunities including a life-sized Poky Little Puppy and an 18 foot replica of the Goodnight Moon bedroom perfect for reading a bedtime story.
Service desk.

Bio-Medical Library begins renovation

Starting February 22, the Bio-Medical library will begin renovations to update its public spaces in support of research and scholarship. The area will include enhanced places for productivity, collaboration, learning, and study. Features include specialized computer workstations, a data visualization center, and a 1:Button video production studio.

Cycling through history

Earlier this month, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Minnesota with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award. The popularity of bicycles at the University of Minnesota is of no surprise to visitors on campus, today or in the past. Check out these historical photos of students and bicycles on campus at the University of Minnesota.

After the Curtain Falls

Much of the state’s rich cultural legacy is being preserved in the University’s Performing Arts Archives. Today it holds more than 100 collections, some dating from the 19th century.
Franklin Sayre and Amy Riegelman.

Improving research through reproducibility

The ability to re-create research findings is core to the research process, though there is growing concern that many published findings may not be reproducible. The University of Minnesota Libraries addressed this issue by launching the reproducibility portal in an effort to help faculty and others on campus improve their research practices.
Forrest O. Wiggins, 1947. Hired by the University of Minnesota as an instructor in Philosophy, Prof. Wiggins was the first African American to teach at the University of Minnesota. Dismissed from the University in 1951, Wiggins believed the reasoning was directly related to his socialist ideology.

Portraits of the Past

A preview of Calling to Question: 150 of Liberal Education at the University of Minnesota (opening March 4, 2019) is currently on display in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. This preview is composed of two display cases within On Purpose: Portrait of the Liberal Arts. The preview compliments the style of the portrait exhibit by showcasing retrospective portraits of the College of Liberal Arts alongside the personal accounts of the people involved in these historical snapshots.

DataRescue event aims to keep government data open and accessible

Joining a growing movement around the country to preserve federal research data, the University of Minnesota will be hosting DataRescue-Twin Cities on February 24-25 on its west bank campus.