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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 the university's efforts to improve teaching and learning through technology. The...

Libraries Exhibit Honors Black History Month

'Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books' at Hennepin Gallery The Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature of the University of Minnesota Libraries honors Black History Month with an exhibit from February 1 to 26 in...
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Exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era

Theatres and vaudeville stages were the entertainment outlets that Americans sought before the days of movies, television, and the Internet. The University of Minnesota will celebrate that bygone era with a new exhibit, titled...

Norwegian Explorers Achieve Chancellor Status

  Every year, on the first Thursday in December, the local Sherlockian literary society, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, enjoys a holiday dinner in celebration of the year's activities and the Master Detective. The Explorers...

Welcome to Primary Sourcery

Greetings from the University of Minnesota Libraries Department of Archives and Special Collections and welcome to our blog! As the name suggests, there is something a bit magical and mysterious about primary source materials...
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Exhibit looks at the quirkiness of historical sexual health campaigns

"Booby Trap," "Good Time Girls," and "Smash the Prostitution Racket!" These were a few of the terms used during early- to mid-20th century public health campaigns by the American Social Health Association. The association used...

Minnesota chosen for national digital library project

The Minnesota Digital Library, a state-wide collaboration consisting of Minitex, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, and other key institutions, was chosen to be a key early contributor to the Digital Public...

Increased access to Chronicle of Higher Education now available

The University campus community can now access the Chronicle of Higher Education in three new ways -- at no cost to the individual. From an iPad: Download the Chronicle's iPad editions. Download the Chronicle's iPad app. Access...

Tretter Collection to acquire U of M HIV/STD prevention program materials

Program shifts focus from in-person to online Event Details WHO: Dr. Simon Rosser and colleagues will be available for interviews and photo opportunities. WHAT: Nearly 20 years of educational material will be retired to the Tretter Collection,...
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‘For the Common Good’ exhibit examines 1862 Morrill Act’s impact on U of M

The Land Grant Agricultural College Act — known as the Morrill Act and signed by President Lincoln in 1862 — set aside public lands, the sale of which were used to fund public colleges...

Wendy Lougee begins term as ARL president

Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor at the University of Minnesota, began a one-year term as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on Oct. 11, during the ARL Membership...
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Natural Resources Library holds grand opening

The new Natural Resources Library, which opened in June, celebrated Oct. 10 with a grand opening event. The new librarysaves $130,000 annually in operating costs through consolidating collections in the former Forestry and Entomology,...

First Fridays kicks off with ‘For the Common Good’

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota was forced to close a few years later, hit hard by the financial panic of 1857 and saddled with debt after constructing its first building. It reopened in...

Quiet? Group? Late night? Caffeine? Computer?

Whatever your needs, we have a study space for you Although some students come to the Libraries to catch a nap between classes, most rely on us to work on a group project, study for...
Kerlan's 100th Birthday

Celebrating Dr. Kerlan’s 100th!

The University of Minnesota Libraries celebrated the anniversary of Dr. Irvin Kerlan's 100th birthday on Sept. 18, 2012, by hosting a reception and welcoming friends to tour the Kerlan Collection of children's books in...

U of M Libraries convenes national discussion on theater archives

What: The Play Within a Play: Saving the Story of Your Theater's Productions When: Thursday-Friday, September 20-21, 2012 Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul (9/13/2012) — Representatives from 34 local and national theater...

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