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August 23, 2016

UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

By Chris Barncard Earth is a big place. Few people know that as well as Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. But — with hundreds of thousands of maps and aerial photos, bound atlases and gazetteers and surveys at her fingertips — […]

June 15, 2016

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: Anna Deavere Smith showcases the power of words

by Erin Doherty Throughout 2016, our Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, we will bring you stories, events, lectures, performances, and more. All are part of our celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 is dedicated to showcasing the depth, reach, and continued impact of Shakespeare. On the evening of April […]

May 4, 2016

UW Spring 2016 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, […]

March 23, 2016

Historic Wisconsin recordings to be preserved through NEH grant

NEH awards $230,000 to UW-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture and Mills Music Library (Madison) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the UW-Madison Mills Music Library have been awarded $230,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the digital preservation of a […]

January 21, 2016

Libraries, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Partner to Preserve/Expand Silver Buckle Press

2016 will usher in a new collaboration aimed at advancing the Wisconsin Idea, and preserving a treasured piece of University of Wisconsin–Madison history. Beginning in January, the UW–Madison Libraries launch a partnership with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum to house and care for the Libraries’ historic Silver Buckle Press and its collection. Silver Buckle […]

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

MAYRENT INSTITUTE NOW HOME TO OLDEST SURVIVING RECORDINGS OF YIDDISH MUSIC

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 […]

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