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December 27, 2013

Latin Dictionary Completed after 100 Years

Memorial Library carries the result of a 100-year project, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, that finally culminated in its last volume this year, as BBC News recently reported. The need for a comprehensive Medieval Latin dictionary was raised several times in the 19th century, but it was not until April of 1913 […]

December 18, 2013

Parallel Press book ‘Witness to an Ending’ in the Wisconsin State Journal

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 […]

December 17, 2013

Harold Scheub, Gatherer of Stories, Retires

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 […]

December 13, 2013

Distinguished Prefix title awarded to Susan Barribeau and Larry Ashmun

Congratulations are in order for Susan Barribeau (English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library) and Larry Ashmun (Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer), who each recently received the prestigious Distinguished Prefix title. On November 21st, the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) recommended that both Larry and Susan be awarded the title by unanimous vote. According to DPRC, to […]

December 4, 2013

Exhibit Highlights Libraries’ Russian Folklore Materials

Russian Folklore in Art and Illustration Memorial Library’s entry lobby has become the temporary home to a fascinating exhibit focusing on Russian artworks inspired by Russian folklore. The exhibit features 28 images, some reproduced in large scale. Also included are excerpts from the texts of several well-known Russian folktales and epic poems, as well as […]

December 2, 2013

Max Brooks, author of World War Z is coming to UW—Madison!

Worried about the impending zombie apocalypse? Just plain obsessed with zombies? The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) presents the Distinguished Lecture Series “Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack.” Head to Varsity Hall at Union South on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30pm to get some zombie survival tips from the expert of all things […]

November 26, 2013

College Library + The Big 1-1-7 for Helen C. White = Cupcakes

In keeping with the yearly tradition, College Library gave away 117 cupcakes this afternoon (Tuesday, November 26), in honor of Helen C. White’s 117th birthday. What an unexpected treat! The building’s namesake was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1896 and became the first woman full professor in the College of Letters and Science at […]

November 15, 2013

Ellen Jacks on front page of Badger Herald for Charity Knitting & Crocheting group

If you read yesterday’s issue of The Badger Herald (Thursday, Nov. 14), you may have recognized a familiar face on the front page. Memorial Library’s own Ellen Jacks (Grants Librarian) was pictured sorting through rectangles knitted by the UW—Libraries Charity Knitting & Crocheting group. The photo was in connection with the article entitled “Chronically ill […]

November 8, 2013

Third brownbag for Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management

Research Data Services at UW—Madison presents the third brown bag in its 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management. You’re Doing it Wrong!: Data Retention and the Cloud November 12, 2013 12:00-1:00pm 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Ave. You have data, but do you know how long you should keep it?  […]

November 7, 2013

Data in the Humantities + Art = an exciting event!

The creators of “Victorian Eyes” along with the Humanities Research Bridge are happy to present Data in the Humanities + Art (DH+A), an exciting event taking place on Friday, November 8 from 1:00-5:00pm in the DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The afternoon seminar and reception will pose the question: How can art contribute to […]

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