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Joyce Sutphen featured at 5th Pankake Poetry event

A poetry reading by Minnesota's poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.

Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles

Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles, features Carolyn Rauber, a University of Minnesota science and engineering librarian. In this episode, Rauber highlights four books related to the science of bicycles.

Celebrating Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications

Brenda Child will read from her recent book "Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community." Zenzele Isoke will read from her book "Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance."
Norman Borlaug

Celebrating Norman E. Borlaug

March 25 would have been Norman E. Borlaug's 100th birthday. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and University of Minnesota alumnus (B.S. ‘37, M.S. ‘39, Ph.D. ‘42), is called the father of the Green Revolution. His personal papers are housed in University of Minnesota Archives in the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Medicine of Downton Abbey period ‘almost terrifying’

Viewing the current Downton Abbey exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library left graduate student Jeff Moulton feeling a bit queasy thinking about medicine of the early 20th century. "There are some things that are almost terrifying," said Moulton, a big Downton Abbey fan, while noting that the exhibit contained "a lot of pokers and tweezers."

Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

Sticking around for break? Relax with movies and fiction from the Libraries and/or take advantage of our group study and quiet spaces to get stuff done!

14 Days of Pi(e): Sweet Potato Pie with a Gingerbread Crust and Bourbon Whipped...

Today I'm sharing a beautiful recipe from a beautiful cookbook. It's sweet, has whiskey in it, and is made of vegetables. Yum.   3.2.1311    

University of Minnesota Library School Alumni Tea

Reconnect and celebrate at the University of Minnesota Library School Reunion on April 27! The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host an afternoon tea for all University of Minnesota Library School alumni in the Arthur Upson Room of Walter Library. 

DiCamillo, Von Drasek host storytelling event

On March 5, writer Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted a storytelling event with eight schools. Di Camillo is the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal for her book “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.”

Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities: 3D Printing + Makerspaces

3D Printing and other forms of desktop fabrication are becoming more accessible to more people every day. How can these technologies be used as part of research and teaching in a University environment? In this DASH event, we will hear from representatives from different spaces on campus that use 3D printing and other fabrication technologies.

Downton Abbey exhibit continues health conversation

By Emily Hagens After a long wait, season 4 of Downton finally reappeared on PBS at the beginning of January! Lois Hendrickson and I, co-curators...

Kerlan Award Lunch and Ceremony, honoring Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park

Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the two winners of the 2014 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections: Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park.

First Fridays – Objects of Desire – April 2014

Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations. April 4 presentations are: The Beauty of It: The Design and Marketing of Computers and Gay Desire and the U.S. Postal System.

An Evening With Steve Berry

Best selling author Steve Berry will be the featured speaker February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, are the founders of History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.