May 2010 Archives

Walter Library Hours 5/24-8/6

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May and Summer Sessions (May 24-Aug. 6)
M-Th 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
F 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sa 11:00 am- 6:00 pm
Su 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm


5/31 (M) CLOSED
7/5 (M) CLOSED

The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes

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What: The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
When: June 1 - August 29
Where: Wilson Library, T.R. Anderson Gallery

The Sherlock Holmes Collections present two exhibits in conjunction with its triennial conference. The Andersen Library exhibit will explore the many meanings of the word "spirits" and how they relate to Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Victorian Era. There is a concurrent exhibit at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the 4th floor of Wilson Library which features items from the collection of the late Allen Mackler, whose replica of the sitting room at 221B Baker Street is on permanent display adjacent to the exhibit gallery.

Summer Library Workshops beginning 6/8

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Learn how to organize and format your citations and data. Workshops are being offered on Zotero, RefWorks and EndNote as well as Formatting your Dissertation in Word 2007 and an Introduction to Data Management.

For more information and registration visit our workshops page.

Walter Library hours 5/16-5/23

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Break (May 16-23)
M-F 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sa, Su 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Cafe Scientifique: Going Local 5/18

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Tuesday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
Tickets: $5-$12. Call 612-825-8949 for reservations

Interest in local foods has been growing rapidly, but local foods still account for a only small portion of food purchases. University Applied Economics professor Robert King will share findings from a coordinated series of case studies designed to improve our understanding of local food supply chains and the prospects for their growth.

Engineers Without Borders Documentary, "Water for Mulobere" 5/19

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Time: Noon
Location: Room 380, Vocational-Technical Building, St. Paul Campus

A new documentary film produced by the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment features science and engineering students who are part of the University's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders that traveled to Uganda to install a solar-powered water pump at the Hope Integrated Academy.


Walter Great Hall open 24 hours/day from 5/9-5/15

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2nd Floor Great Hall OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Sunday, May 9, 8:00 am through Saturday, May 15, 6:00 pm

Study Days/Finals Week (May 8-15)
M-F 8:00 am-12:00 am
Sa, Su 8:00 am-12:00 am

University of Minnesota Libraries sends first Google shipment

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The University of Minnesota Libraries are sending the first shipment of books to Google this month, to be digitized as part of the Google Books project ( When complete, the multi-year project will have digitized more than 1 million volumes (books and bound journals) from the Libraries' general collections.


SCImagine! 2010: Collaborating Across Continents 5/7

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Student Poster Session
Friday, May 7th, 2010
3:30-5:00 p.m.
4:00pm - Short remarks by Dr. Julian Marshall
Free, open to the public
101 Walter Library

Villagers in the Himalayan foothills prepare their food over smoky indoor wood fires, resulting in poor air quality and unsafe living conditions. To address this health issue, each team is partnered with a team at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee to create a sustainable business solution.

Join us on May 7 to hear how teams from 14 universities in the U.S. and India are competing in the Acara Challenge 2010 to address this issue.


Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future 5/12

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What: Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values:Choosing our Future
When: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: 402 Walter Library
Free to University of Minnesota community.

Attend this short forum with Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor of Folklore at Indiana University, to discuss and learn about issues of access and authors' rights.

Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Senate Library Committee, and Office of the Provost.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.


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