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Call for Submissions: Digital Salon

Call for submissions! The UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab will host the fifth annual Digital Salon, a one-week exhibition of digital media projects by UW undergraduate and graduate students from Sunday, April 6 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. This exhibition of new media projects showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily [...]

Risking Everything for Freedom: Two Exhibits from the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is currently hosting two free exhibits about the civil rights movement at its headquarters on the University of Wisconsin campus.  One of them is a traveling exhibit only in Madison for two weeks, while the other will be here through summer. Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students tells the [...]

#UWBookMadness is here!

Welcome to the Second Annual UW Book Madness Tournament! Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien beat Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in last year’s championship. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee barely lost to LOTR. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer lost to Pride and Prejudice in a landslide (69 votes compared to 762 [...]

Meet Your Makers … of Edible Books

Have you wanted to enter the Edible Book Festival, but didn’t feel you had ideas of what you wanted to make, or how you could make an edible book?  Or just looking for something different to do on a (most likely chilly frigid) Saturday morning? This year, UW–Madison Libraries are teaming up with the Madison [...]

Library Offers Undergraduate Research Award for Creativity and Excellence

Since 1999, the annual Undergraduate Symposium showcases undergraduate research, achievements, creativity, service-learning and other scholarly activities from all areas of study at UW–Madison including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Last spring nearly 550 students presented, displayed or performed their work for members of the University, the surrounding community, family [...]

Ebling Library’s Civil War Medicine Exhibit: Costly Progress

The Civil War was catastrophic in terms of lost lives, maimed soldiers, diseased camps, and more. Less well known about the war is that its practices also had a profound effect on how military medicine, plastic surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine and hygiene were performed in subsequent wars, and in practice today. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, curator and [...]

Wisconsin Historical Society Continues Civil Rights Film Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the second film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 4. Selected segments of The Loving Story will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. The Loving Story tells [...]

UW–Madison Library’s Own Monuments Men

“Archivists and librarians don’t typically get a lot of publicity. So when Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney portray the heroic contributions that archivists made to World War II, it’s a pretty big deal,” opens an article by Susannah Brooks published today (February 4, 2014) from UW–Madison News. Monuments Men, co-produced by Columbia [...]

A Big Year: 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Grants Information Collection

This January is a huge year for Memorial Library’s Grants Information Collection! 30 years ago, the Grants Information Collection (GIC) became a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading authority on philanthropic giving. The Grants Information Collection, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, has big plans for 2014, including a celebration reception [...]

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of [...]

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