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Feature stories on individual libraries and library staff members to highlight the work that these groups and individuals do within the Libraries and for the university.

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November 19, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik for three fabulous FREE events: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods Thursday, November 20, 2014 7pm reception, 7:30pm Sound Salon, live concert following University Club, 432 East Campus Mall A unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent […]

November 14, 2014

Exhibit Highlights Life at the University of Wisconsin During WWI

The University of Wisconsin Archives is pleased to announce its exhibit, “University of Wisconsin During WWI,” on display through November 28 at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The exhibit showcases photos and ephemera documenting campus life during World War I, including UW faculty contributions to the war effort, the Student Army Training Corps (SATC), student life […]

November 12, 2014

Mosse Fest 2014: Great lectures from the University of Wisconsin

Professor George L. Mosse (1918-1999) was one of the great teachers of his time. He taught generations of students at UW, and trained many of the most distinguished historians currently working in the field. This 2-day event features rare archival lectures given by Mosse in 1979 and 1982 and is moderated by Mosse Program Director, […]

November 11, 2014

UW-Libraries WWI Exhibit Featured on C-SPAN

C-SPAN, in partnership with Charter,  highlighted the city of Madison, including the UW-Madison Libraries, as part of its 2014 Cities Tour. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 featured the literary life and history of selected cities, with Madison’s episodes airing Nov. 15-16 on the public affairs network. To view the Libraries episodes, or any of the Madison segments, […]

November 7, 2014

Inside Out/Outside In: African Print Cloth

Across Africa, the colorful designs on locally printed fabrics are more than decorative, they often commemorate events and communities. On Wednesday evening November 12th, the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries invite you to the Central Library (Madison Public Library), 201 West Mifflin St., for a talk on African Print Cloth from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Librarian Emilie […]

November 6, 2014

Project Arclight, Scaled Entity Search, and the Data of Media History

We are very pleased to announce that Asst. Professor Eric Hoyt will present a brown bag talk on Friday, November 14 from noon-1:00 in Memorial Library, room 126.  His talk is part of the library’s ongoing Evolving Direction in Academic Research and Resources lecture series.  Eric’s exciting work is at the forefront of data mining […]

November 3, 2014

Staff Spotlight with Alex Johnson: Working With History

Our staff spotlight this month is Alex Johnson, the new Building Manager at Memorial Library. While he may be one of the newest hires by the Libraries, he already has a great “History” with the campus. ~by Arielle Perry How long have you been in this position? I started just over a month ago, so […]

October 24, 2014

Library of the Month: LGBT Campus Center Resource Library

Our October Library of the Month is the LGBT Campus Center Resource Library. Previously located in Memorial Union, the LGBT Campus Center is now located on the first floor of the Red Gym, and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. With a collection of nearly 500 volumes, the LGTB Resource Library has an incredibly […]

October 22, 2014

Blasting Publications: The Books of Futurism (1909-1920)

Exhibit dates: October 24th – December 12th, 2014 Story by ~ Ernesto Livorni – Professor, Italian On May 2014, Matteo Billeri, PhD student in Italian Literature, came to Paloma Celis to call her attention on the 29 first editions of Italian Futurism books held at Memorial Library that he found while preparing for his prelims. The edition […]

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

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