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March 13, 2013

Data Day, March 21st

Data Day is a one day symposium is intended to cover topics surrounding the use of data in humanities and social sciences research.  The event is organized by Research Data Services and the Humanities Research Bridge and sponsored by the UW CIO and Vice Provost for IT and the General Library System.   Spread the word and [...]

February 28, 2013

2nd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

In 2011, longtime UW Libraries employee Maureen Grant was struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue and was killed.  Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the UW Libraries blood drives and in her hometown of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Last March, the UW Libraries sponsored a blood drive [...]

February 19, 2013

Getting to Know Ed Van Gemert

Staff meetings and official communications can tell you what Ed Van Gemert has planned for the UW Libraries, but we’d like to share a candid interview with the new Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.  In his own words: “I take my work seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously.” Library News & [...]

February 12, 2013

Call For Submissions: Digital Salon 2013

The UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab will host the fourth annual Digital Salon, a one-week exhibition of digital media projects by UW undergraduate and graduate students from Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, 2013.  This exhibition of new media projects showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on information technology [...]

February 7, 2013

DesignLab & Media Studios Open House

DesignLab is hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 8th from 2:30-5pm.  Librarians, faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm for tours of the spaces, opportunities to ask questions and talk with instructors and consultants, and to enjoy conversation (and treats). Last November, we shared an in-depth overview [...]

February 5, 2013

New Campus Map

UW-Madison’s Campus Map is one of the most frequently used online tools, averaging more than 500,000 visits per year from faculty, students, and visitors, and the latest iteration represents a unique blend of cartography and web design. In 2006, UW-Madison launched the first iteration of the Campus Map, and it was considered one of the [...]

January 16, 2013

Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections for 2013-’14 program

We are all linked together. Information, ideas, and culture are being shared around the globe in ways unprecedented in human history. The art, discoveries, literature, music, politics and problems of nations are not isolated to their borders—they are interconnected. This global reality provides a rich setting for myriad stories of adaptation, conflict, collaboration, cultures clashing [...]

October 9, 2012

Submit your questions for Go Big Read author Lauren Redniss

Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common book program, wants to hear from you! Dying to know something about the Go Big Read book, Radioactive? You can submit a question for the book’s author, Lauren Redniss, to be considered for the (moderated) Q & A portion of her presentation on Monday, October 15. Post your question on [...]

October 4, 2012

Year of Innovation kicks off October 9

The Year of Innovation is a year-long celebration of creativity and invention at UW-Madison. Programs, events, competitions, and discussions all over campus will promote historic and current successful innovations while also facilitating new ideas and collaboration. Innovation U, an afternoon of exhibits and free short talks, serves as the Year’s official kick-off, 12:00 – 5:00 [...]

September 4, 2012

#FindUW social media scavenger hunt returns on Friday, September 7

You moved into your new digs — there are books to buy, classes to find and new friends to meet. We know just how to learn the ins-and-outs of UW-Madison before the semester is in full swing. #FindUW Social Media Scavenger Hunt September 7th, 2012 Play one all day and win! How do I play? [...]

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