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November 2, 2015

Words Count: A Rantum Scoot through DARE—An exhibition exploring vocabularies, statistics, and text in the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

This exhibition commemorates fifty years since the DARE Survey began and thirty years since the publication of the first volume of DARE. DARE is a reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States. Challenging the popular notion that our language has been “homogenized” […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

September 14, 2015

Who Do You Think YOU Are? Wisconsin Historical Society Releases Genealogy Webinars, Workshops, and Class Schedule

Do you know how far your family tree extends? Do you know where you REALLY come from and who makes up the fabric of your family? For so many, the true extent of their ancestry is often a mystery. Maybe they know the names of their great, or even great-great grandparents, but beyond that, the […]

August 5, 2015

The UW Band Tours the West in the Summer of 1915

The following is an excerpt from a blog written by University Archivist David Null. To view the full blog, visit the UW-Madison Archives’ blog page! From February 20-December 4, 1915, San Francisco played host to the Panama Pacific International Exposition, held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, officially opened on August 15, 1914, and to […]

July 9, 2015


The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture has acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music, released c.1901 by the one-time Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. The recordings enhance the Institute’s offerings in combination with the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, a repository of over 9,000 78rpm recordings of Yiddish and Jewish music, at the […]

June 23, 2015

Emilie Songolo, Senior Academic Librarian at Memorial Library, honored as Outstanding Women of Color

The 2015 Outstanding Women of Color Selection Committee is pleased to announce the seven Outstanding Women of Color for 2015-16: Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Faculty, Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, School of Medicine & Public Health; Heather Johnson, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division […]

June 17, 2015

Undergrads Receive Library Research Awards

~ By Pamela O’Donnell Two undergraduate library research awards were presented by Kelli Hughes at the Undergraduate Symposium at Union South on Thursday, April 16. The recipients are Gretchen Miron for her critical analysis of the Roman philosopher Senaca’s 47th Moral Epistle and Jinghao Yang for his research on the relationship between parents’ patience and […]

June 1, 2015

New Services Platform Offers Greater Access to Materials at UW—Madison’s Verona Shelving Facility

With the rollout of a new unified library services platform across the University of Wisconsin System libraries, the UW—Madison Library’s Verona Shelving Facility can expect an even greater uptick in business. On May 20, the cloud-based service Alma was launched, putting the UW System libraries on a first-ever unified library services platform. Alma will enhance […]

April 20, 2015

Gowns with a Message – Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing

Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing will be on the 2nd floor landing of the Health Sciences Learning Center, just outside Ebling Library, starting Thursday, April 23rd. In this evocative exhibit, Textile & Apparel Design student, Erin Aubrey, shares five gowns; one for each person her childhood community lost to cancer & a […]

March 23, 2015

Librarians Encourage You to…Read Your Food? Join the UW Libraries for the Annual Edible Book Festival!

  Enter the Edible Book Festival by Friday, April 10th! Librarians are encouraging fellow Madisonians to join them in savoring books—edible books, that is.  Staff members at the UW-Madison Memorial Library are busy with preparations for their sixth annual Edible Book Festival, a celebration of the convergence of books and food.  Edible books are sculptures […]

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