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The latest exhibit at Ebling Library provides a fascinating glimpse into the Civil War, through the lens of battlefield surgeries and amputations. More than three million soldiers fought in the war between the states from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled […]
Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo […]
Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 […]
“Victorian Eyes” is an art exhibition created through a collaboration between Carrie Roy (coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge), Catherine DeRose (PhD Candidate in English Literature), and Fred Boehm (PhD student in Statistics). The three combined their respective fields of art, literature, and statistics, by using research questions formulated by DeRose, exploring them through Boehm’s […]
UW–Madison Libraries Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert is pleased to announce that Doug Way, currently Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services. “I am excited to have Doug join our executive team at the […]
The holiday season may be over, but the weather outside is still frightful—what better way to warm up than by catching up with the UW–Madison Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group? We checked in with the group’s organizer, Ellen Jacks, to see what they’ve been up to this winter. Ellen was happy to report that […]
Finals are over and the Libraries are definitely much emptier now than they were a week ago, but that doesn’t stop us from sharing this great interaction between one of our librarians and a student. Did you ever wonder about library etiquette when it comes to someone’s noisy cold? Bruce Broker knows how to handle […]
UW—Madison Libraries compile Research Guides full of useful resources in order to help patrons. These can range from guides to newspapers to cranberries. Guides are available for the public. Links in the guides, save for the licensed resources that are only available to users on campus, are accessible to the public. This week, librarian Emilie […]
Witness to an Ending, a recent Parallel Press (UW–Madison Libraries, 2013) publication, was featured in a moving article on December 18, 2013 by Doug Moe, columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal. Moe writes regularly for the Journal on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays. He writes about Madison and the people who make it a unique […]
Harold Scheub, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature, retires this month after four decades of teaching at UW–Madison. As a doctoral student, Scheub was invited into rural homes in parts of Africa to listen to storytellers. Scheub learned Xhosa, Swahili and Yoruba and traveled through South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe […]