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Year in Pictures

Highlights from a great year of programs and events featuring David Pogue, Ted Farmer, Ed Bok Lee, Dominick Argento and more.
image from Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Collection

Notable acquisitions

A list of notable acquisitions by the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2012.

The Big ‘E’

Have you had your eyes examined? I’m sure most of us have experienced the iconic eye chart with the “big E” at the top....

The face of our Friends

In the last few years information and teaching technology at universities has undergone rapid change. Here at the University of Minnesota, we are at...

Helping students think out loud

by Erinn Aspinall The work of a librarian goes beyond connecting people with information. Librarians also seek to help people interpret and use information successfully. In...

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives launches new website

The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives has launched their new website. The site now provides information on the history of the collection, a link to the...

Librarian’s contributions make pilot company a reality

by Erinn Aspinall When Jonathan Koffel came to work as the Clinical Information Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library, he knew that he would be doing...

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...

A tournament for fun brainiacs

The 10th Annual Science Quiz Bowl is April 14 More than 100 students will be sweating it out this Sunday to come up with the...
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Exhibit gives behind-the-scenes look at Twin Cities performing arts

And celebrates 50 years of the Guthrie Theater If you're a lover of dance, orchestra, and theatre, you know the magic of our Twin Cities...

Teach-in features live music and focus on history of protest music

More information As part of the event and related exhibits, Nancy Herther is maintaing a blog titled, "Protest Music: Give Peace a Chance." Read Herther's blog It's...

Author Louise Erdrich to speak May 8 at the University of Minnesota

Award-winning author Louise Erdrich will be the featured speaker May 8 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Annual Dinner. The event...

Jewish Historical Society completes transfer of archives to U of MN Libraries

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest has completed the transfer of all of its historical documents and media collections to the University...

Trans* Awareness Project challenges stereotypes

The Trans* Awareness Project (TAP) is a poster and digital media campaign at the University of Minnesota that attempts to challenge stereotypes and cultivate...

U of MN joins Coursera to offer MOOCs

The University of Minnesota will partner with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, to develop free online courses as part of...