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September 9, 2013

2nd Annual Steenbock Library Luau a Success!

The Second Annual Steenbock Library Luau, held last week on September 5th as part of Wisconsin Welcome Week activities, was a rousing success! The island-themed party featured games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths, and invited new and returning students to explore the university. Free food was provided by Ian’s Pizza, Glass Nickel, Wings [...]

September 9, 2013

Library of the Month: College Library

The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and [...]

August 21, 2013

2nd Annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau at Steenbock Library

Plans for the  the second annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau are in full swing at Steenbock Library! The free event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The island-themed party will feature games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which [...]

August 13, 2013

Results of the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway last week. The results are in, and the winner of the $25 UW Bookstore gift card is… John Shutske! Congratulations, John, and thanks for the great book suggestion. John recommended The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard, calling it [...]

August 5, 2013

Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway!

Read any good books lately? Submit your recommendations to our Summer Reads giveaway for a chance to win a $25 UW Bookstore gift card! Non-student staff of the UW Libraries are not eligible to win, but everyone is welcome to contribute their favorite summer read– or reads.  Multiple suggestions are welcome! The contest will run through Friday [...]

July 8, 2013

What Do You Think? Take a quick survey about the libraries

Libraries are at an important and challenging intersection:  The research library concept is evolving to meet the changing research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.  New technologies, new theories of teaching and learning, and new electronic communication modes have already changed campus libraries for the better; world class [...]

June 25, 2013

Apply for the Humanities Hackathon by July 1

Submitted by Carrie Roy Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create. The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and [...]

June 20, 2013

Photography exhibit “After Chernobyl” at Ebling Library

Ebling Library and the UW Health Art Department presents: After Chernobyl, an exhibition of the images of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart. Along with the evocative photos of people, buildings, animals, and the denuded and recovering landscape, Michael offers a cohesive narrative, consisting of a single description on each photo panel, cumulatively chronicling life in post-nuclear accident Chernobyl. [...]

June 17, 2013

UWDC Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection

New and exciting digitized materials are added into the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections all the time, and we’re delighted to highlight their work this week.  The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from the need to educate people about the Upper Midwest region’s indigenous peoples.  The collection draws on  20 years of work with [...]

June 10, 2013

Papermaking: Friends Appreciation Night

Last month, the Friends of the Libraries hosted a special event for Friends Appreciation night: an opportunity for Friends members to learn about the art of handmade paper at the UW Art Lofts.  The workshop included a tour of the facility, an exhibition of examples of handmade paper (including paper dresses), and a hands-on workshop [...]

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