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February 4, 2015

Wisconsin Historical Society To Host Program on Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Struggle

On the evening of February 24th, the Wisconsin Historical Society will feature a program at its Madison headquarters on the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dr. Patrick D. Jones, author of the award-winning book, Selma of the North:  Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2010), will introduce and […]

January 22, 2015

Staff Spotlight with Jessica Newman

Our January 2015 Staff Spotlight is with Jessica Newman. Jessica works out of Steenbock Library and has been one of the most important individuals involved in getting the new BioCommons up and running. How long have you been with the Libraries and how did you get your start? I have been with Steenbock since September […]

December 17, 2014

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century

~ By Lynette Korenic, Kohler Art Library The exhibit in the Art Library runs December 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. This exhibition presents ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts […]

September 24, 2014

UW–Madison Libraries Commemorate the Centennial of World War I

The University Of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, in coordination with the George L. Mosse Program and the Historical Society of Wisconsin presents a special exhibit and lecture by New York Times best-selling author Adam Hochschild on World War I. During the summer of 1914 the world plunged into war. The outbreak of World War I in August […]

September 22, 2014

Libraries Highlight Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event held each September that celebrates the right to read and highlights the importance of free and open access to information. Started in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to an increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the nation (according […]

September 8, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries Among Nation’s Best

The Princeton Review recently featured UW–Madison in its 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” In addition to several programs at UW–Madison being highlighted by the education services company, the UW–Madison Libraries were ranked the 16th best in the nation. The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending colleges […]

August 8, 2014

Edward Van Gemert Visits Kazakhstan

We recently sat down with Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost of Libraries and University Librarian, to discuss his trip to Astana, Kazakhstan this past June. During his week-long trip, he presented at the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum, where he met with colleagues and higher education experts in an effort to create a platform for […]

July 10, 2014

“Obsurd”: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward

A new art exhibit at Ebling Library displays the dynamic, vibrant, and abstract work of Michael Ward. Titled Obsurd: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward, the space contains over 40 pieces of the artist’s work and provides an insight into his experiences through the creative use of felt tip marker, pen, and pencil. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, […]

June 17, 2014

Staff Spotlight: College Library’s Janice Rice

Our staff spotlight this month is Janice Rice, Public Services and Outreach Librarian at College Library. In speaking with her, it is clear that she is passionate about outreach and working one-on-one with students. Read on to learn more about Janice and how she slowly but surely became a “library person.” News: Can you tell […]

May 15, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The Sherlock Holmes of Preservation, Wayne Gathright

Our staff spotlight this month is Wayne Gathright, Library Services Assistant Advanced for the Preservation Department. Preservation Week may have ended, but the important work Wayne and his colleagues do is never over! Read on to learn more about Wayne’s work, his diverse array of passions and interests, and why he considers himself to be […]

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