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February 20, 2014

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 [...]

May 8, 2013

UW Gardening Day at Steenbock Library

Librarians at Steenbock Memorial Library are participating in this year’s UW Family Gardening Day on May 11 on the UW-Madison campus.  The annual showcase of gardening ideas runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the university’s D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouses and Allen Centennial Gardens. Steenbock Library, which is located between the two gardens, invites [...]

February 18, 2013

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab presents Fallout: The Making of a “Radioactive” Exhibit

Micaela Sullivan Fowler is famous on campus for creating exhibits at Ebling Library that enhance the experience of reading UW’s Go Big Read titles each year.  The first, titled “It’s Good for You,” was created in conjunction with Michael Pollen’s In Defense of Food, and the second, “Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of [...]

February 4, 2013

Join the Friends for an Exhibit Tour & Go Big Read Discussion at Ebling Library

UW’s Go Big Read choice for 2012-2013 is the remarkable Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. One of Ebling Library’s most popular exhibits has been “Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health,” which was imagined in response to Radioactive. The Friends of the University [...]

January 2, 2013

“Parts and Wholes” exhibit in Special Collections

“Parts and Wholes” is the current exhibit on display in Special Collections. The exhibit runs until March 2013. From the Special Collections website: What is a part? What is a whole? How are issues of hierarchy, time, and relationship conveyed or at issue in print? This exhibit — presented in conjunction with the workshop, “What [...]

October 5, 2012

“The Engineered Image” exhibition at Wendt Commons

by Laura Schmidli, Information Services Librarian, Wendt Commons Much of our knowledge of the biological world is the result of images collected with microscopes.  Advances in microscope engineering over the past thirty years have given biologists the ability to monitor biological phenomena with unprecedented resolution.  Many of these innovations have happened here at UW Madison. [...]

September 26, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Ask a Science Librarian

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. As you wander the exhibits and exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival this weekend, there’s bound to be science-y questions [...]

September 25, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Must-Reads in Environmental Studies

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. Today’s science-related post leverages the expertise of Steenbock Library’s own Karen Dunn, librarian and liaison to the Environmental Studies departments and [...]

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