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Events & Exhibits

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Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

October 2, 2015

Mark Your Calendars for Oct.9: Our Funny University – with Writer Andrew Bergman

Madison – Honeymoon in Vegas, Blazing Saddles, and Fletch – these films are considered some of the greatest comedies of all time, and they all share a common tie to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. On October 9, Our Funny University welcomes Andrew Bergman, the mastermind writer behind these comedic greats, back to campus. Join us […]

September 29, 2015

Still Need a READ Poster? We’ve Got You Covered!

Fun for dorm, home or office–the new library READ posters are available! And, for those of you with a growing “collection,” this year’s poster features Nigel Hayes, student and Badger men’s basketball player. Nigel has been photographed at Memorial Library, reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X. While supplies last, copies of the poster can be […]

September 16, 2015

Ayotzinapa, a Burning Wound

Ayotzinapa, a burning wound On September 26, 2014, Mexican society learned to count their dead. Before that day deaths were never counted, perhaps because being murdered was an everyday occurrence, or perhaps because fear petrified people’s hearts. Conventional wisdom claimed it was better not to know; certainty was a source of danger. The elders believed […]

September 16, 2015

Ayotzinapa: We Will Not Wither – New exhibit highlights the 43 disappeared students from the Rural Teacher’s College Raúl Isidro Burgos

Located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, the Rural Teacher’s College Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa is a school that caters to the rural poor and is known for its political activism. On September 26, 2014, several of its students were in Iguala on their way to a demonstration when police opened fire on the […]

September 9, 2015

Next ‘Holding History’ event set for September 14

~ by Erin Doherty, Library Communications Student Assistant On Monday, September 14, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, in partnership with Silver Buckle Press and UW Continuing Studies, will open its doors to the public for its next “Holding History” event. Guests will meet with undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of academic […]

August 31, 2015

Wisconsin Welcome: Mark Your Calendar and Get Involved!

Every year, the UW Libraries look forward to welcoming students, staff, and faculty to back campus – whether they are returning Badgers, transfer students, international students, new faculty and staff, or freshman. Each and every individual makes this campus great. The UW Libraries encourage everyone to get involved in campus, beginning with the special events associated with the […]

August 25, 2015

Holding History offers an intimate encounter with rare books

by Dean Robbins, UW Continuing Studies, News   Even in an age of e-books, a physical volume with pages and binding can cause a sensation. That’s the premise of Holding History, a new public humanities program that invites people to view, learn about, and, yes, even hold some of the most important books ever printed. […]

August 21, 2015

Oral History in the Digital Age – A Workshop (Aug. 27, 2015)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Morning 8:45-11:45a, 126 Memorial Library Afternoon 12:30-3:30p, 231 Memorial Library RSVP to by 8/25 Please join us for a workshop on collecting, editing, preserving, and disseminating oral histories in a digital environment. The workshop will be led by nationally recognized expert Doug Boyd, and hosted by Troy Reeves, Head of […]

August 21, 2015

Grab Your Sandals! Join Us for the Steenbock Beach Party 2015!

Welcome Badgers! Let Steenbock Library welcome you to the neighborhood at the annual Beach Party. Slip on your sandals and shades to join in the festivities—games, music, snacks and more! We look forward to seeing you there! Beach towels optional. Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Place: Steenbock Library, of course! At the corner of Babcock and Observatory (550 Babcock […]

July 20, 2015

Artists’ Books: Recent Acquisitions to the Kohler Art Library

On display are twelve intriguing artists’ books that showcase the strengths of the book arts collection:  interesting use of materials, inventive structures, and collaborative and interdisciplinary content.  Types of materials used in the books include paper towels, photographs, and found objects.  Structures range from magnetic interlocking blocks and crumpled slips of text to a double […]

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