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Research Sprints: Fueling Grand Challenges research

Hear about the experiences of two University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research teams as they spent four days conducting research with a team of University of Minnesota librarians. It's all part of the U of M Libraries' Research Sprints program.
Quiz Bowl 2018 Champs!

Alpha Chi Sigma wins 2018 Science Quiz Bowl!

Alpha Chi Sigma is your 2018 Science Quiz Bowl champion! The team of juniors and seniors were champions in a long and competitive tournament and came back from an early loss to win it all. Twenty-nine teams participated in the 15th annual event on April 9, kicking off College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Week at the University of Minnesota. 

A conversation with Lisa Vecoli

Lisa Vecoli is retiring as curator of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies. She talks with Kris Kiesling, director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, about her tenure at Tretter, which included winning two national awards, adding, the Michael McConnell Papers, and developing and managing the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project.
Data Management

Research Byte: Data management

Data management is a set of practices that ensure the integrity of files and data, facilitate replication, protect the security of data, and enhance the efficiency and reliability of research. In this Research Byte, Data Curation Specialist Shanda Hunt shares tools and resources that you can apply to support your own data management work.
U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial with retro radio icon

At the Zoo

On this episode of U of M Radio on your Historic Dial take a field trip in sound to the Como Zoo in 1978 and hear a surprising story of an animal theft and why lions do not make good pets.
Lisa Von Drasek with book: Homemadevideo

‘Homemade’ by Beatrice Ojakangas on Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek discusses a book by Beatrice Ojakangas called: Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food in this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Gone Into History: An Exhibit

Exhibit celebration: Gone Into History is April 25

Join us April 25 in exploring the last 90 years of University history through people and events brought to life from the collections of the University of Minnesota Archives. This free event celebrates the University Archives’ exhibit, Gone Into History, which is on display through April 27 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Study tips for students from students

Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff asked busy students at Walter Library to provide study tips — including their favorite study locations and study snacks — to first-year students at the University of Minnesota.
2017 Science Quiz Bowl participants

Libraries + CSE = Science Quiz Bowl

On April 8, Science Quiz Bowl will kick-off CSE Week for the 15th year in a row! Started as a way to celebrate the curiosity of CSE students and highlight the ways the Libraries contribute to the intellectual life of the campus, the Quiz Bowl combines teamwork, fun, and friendly competition.
The Libraries' Andrew Palahniuk and Mary Schoenborn with Kate Reigel.

Streamlining search to enrich experiential learning

Kate Reigel worked with the Libraries to develop a secondary research tool for her students' capstone projects in the Carlson School of Management. The tool allowed her students to engage more deeply with scholarly content — resulting in richer educational experiences — while delivering increased value to Minnesota businesses.
Entrance to Digging Up the Past exhibit

Join us March 19 to celebrate the exhibit, ‘Digging Up the Past’

Please join us March 19 for a free event to celebrate an important exhibition of materials documenting African American history across University of Minnesota Libraries collections. "Digging Up the Past" uncovers the diverse, delightful, difficult, provocative, and unexpected stories from University of Minnesota’s Archives and Special Collections that have been unearthed as part of Umbra Search African American History’s effort to digitize nearly 500,000 African American history materials from across our collections.

A Matter of Facts: Gun Control

The story is, by now, familiar to everyone who keeps up with the news. On February 14, 2018 a school shooter armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since then, students who survived the massacre have spoken out in support of gun control. Their actions — and the public support they have gained — have successfully kept the topic of gun control in the news for much longer than is typical after a school shooting occurs. This post is intended to provide links to reliable resources — peer-reviewed articles, government documents, and more — to help you better understand the issue.
Peer Research Consultant with student

Meet our new Peer Research Consultants — AKA library tutors

In the middle of the Spring Semester, many undergraduate students are now either researching, writing, or at least thinking about their research paper. If you need help, we recommend you touch base with our Peer Research Consultants.

Register now for the Kerlan Award Ceremony

Join us March 27 for the 43rd Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm, for their contributions to children’s literature.
Rabbi Kassel Abelson in study, year unknown.

Rabbi Kassel Abelson papers available to public

This past fall, the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives received a new donation of the papers of local rabbi Kassel Abelson. The papers are now organized and ready for researchers to peruse, standing as a testament to Abelson’s career as rabbi of Beth El Synagogue for 40 years.