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News and general information, reminders and FYIs from the Libraries.

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 […]

May 14, 2015

Architecture of Illusion – Celebrating renowned artist Richard Haas: His Wisconsin roots, connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, and bringing the Wisconsin Idea to life

(Madison and Milwaukee) – From small-town Wisconsin to the world stage, internationally renowned artist Richard Haas enjoys an impressive list of accolades. The boy who grew up in Spring Green and Milwaukee became the artist whose works are showcased around the world, yet Haas has never forgotten his Wisconsin upbringing. As a teenager, he spent […]

May 4, 2015

UW Spring 2015 Finals: We’ve Got You Covered

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have several other activities to help make your finals experience a little easier. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like extended hours, study consultants […]

April 21, 2015

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Paramount Records, Celebrated with a Three-Day Program April 23-25

~ By Megan Katz How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? From April 23-25 2015, The Center for the Humanities will present The Rise and […]

April 20, 2015

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 9th to May 10th, 2015. The Opening Reception will be from 4:00-6:00 on Thursday, April 9th. Bring yourself, friends and family to ooo and ahhhh at the artwork these talented students have created. Students from the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of […]

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 […]

April 16, 2015

Go Big Read selects ‘Just Mercy’ for 2015-16

~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 […]

April 15, 2015

On the Record

Where can you find the most records on campus? Not an obscure Guinness Book of World Records entry, an athletic record, or even an old vinyl. We mean cold, hard university public records – from emails to business transactions. Does the name Peg Eusch sounds familiar? Maybe not, but she takes home the title. Eusch, […]

April 15, 2015

6th Annual Digital Salon Now Open!

The 6th annual Digital Salon is on display in Room 1250, Open Book, at College Library from April 12-18. The exhibition brings together students, both undergraduate and graduate, to showcase artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on IT in the production process. According to Rosemary Bodolay, Associate Director of DesignLab, the curated […]

April 8, 2015

The Hobbit Takes the Crown in the 2015 #UWBookMadness Challenge

    “This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins.” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 UW Book Madness champion is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit whisked away its precious win, beating out 1984 by George Orwell, by taking home 61 percent of the vote in the final found. […]

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