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Events & Exhibits

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Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

January 30, 2014

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 [...]

January 29, 2014

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 [...]

January 28, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The creative and passionate storyteller, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Our staff spotlight this month is Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Curator and History of Health Sciences Librarian and Head of Marketing and Communications at Ebling Library. Micaela’s passion and creativity are apparent in every aspect of her job—whether she is conducting student workshops, organizing art shows, or designing historical exhibits. Read on to learn more about Micaela [...]

January 23, 2014

Civil Rights Film Series at the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the first film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Wednesday, February 5. Selected segments of the initial film in the series, The Abolitionists, will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is [...]

January 15, 2014

“Life and Limb” exhibit provides rare look into medical history of Civil War

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 [...]

January 8, 2014

UW—Madison art exhibition “Victorian Eyes” featured in Boston Globe

“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 [...]

December 16, 2013

Librarians Recommend Reading!

Apparently, librarians like to read. The Librarians’ Assembly of the UW–Madison Libraries recently published their list of Recommended Reads for 2013. Karen Dunn, Information Services Librarian at Steenbock Library, gathered the list from bookworms around campus so that these avid readers could then convene around lunch, cookies, and other treats to discuss the books. Discussion [...]

December 11, 2013

#studystrong, Camp Out in the Libraries for Finals Week

As many students know, the Libraries are packed during finals!  The Libraries are open to students for a quiet place to study, a safe space to stay late into the night (or maybe all night!), a huge amount and variety of resources for that final paper, and, of course, helpful librarians. Many Libraries extend hours [...]

December 6, 2013

Honoring and Recognizing Library Staff

Library Staff from all over campus united at the University Club yesterday for the annual Library Staff Service Awards and Staff Recognition Gathering. The University Club catered the event with delicious food and drinks, while staff members had the chance to mingle and talk to colleagues they don’t often see (it’s a really big campus!). [...]

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 [...]

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