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  • Engineering Library News!!!

    Links at end of newsletter.   Infographic Learn & Create Workshops Highlighted Tools SPIE Digital Library eBooks American Society of Civil Engineers Research Library Course Reserves ICON     &nbs…

  • 2018-2019 Year in Review!!

    Check out this fascinating infographic highlighting our past fiscal year! We’ve had an exciting year and are looking forward to a great 2019-2020!!  &nbs…

  • Shorter interim hours begin Saturday, August 3 – August 25

    Shorter hours for August interim have begun. Monday-Friday 7:30am – 6pm Saturday 10am – 2pm Sunday Noon – 4pm The 24-hour study is available with a current Iowa One card or UIHC badge. Complete hours…

  • Introducing Conrad Bendixen: Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian

    The Sciences Library is pleased to introduce Conrad Bendixen, our new Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian! Conrad comes to us from St. Ambrose University, where he was the liaison librarian in health sciences and biology for six…

  • Visualizing the New Deal for Youth

          The Summer Studio Fellowship created an experience centered on exploration.  The combination of being introduced to new tools, campus resources, and being given time created a space with which to examine the role…

  • Trotting along on my digital journey!

                   It has been a fascinating few weeks working on my digital project as well as attending the classes during the summer. A reminder of what I have been…

  • Qianyi’s Fellowship Update and Reflection

    Since my last post, I paused a little bit on the visualization of the networks on Meetup.com. Instead, I worked more on reading the literature on group dynamics, social networks, and organizational ecology and finalizing my research…

  • Summer Food Safety

    It’s the good ‘ole summertime! The time when thoughts often turn to picnics and barbecues! Yup, it is that time of year – the time for summer cookouts and get-togethers. And, hopefully, no food-borne illnesses! Did you…

  • Crises of Confidence

    Hey blog, it’s Julianna again. In my previous post, I described the film I pitched… and how my life exploded this summer. (The too-long-didn’t-read: there was an accident, a week in STICU, and an aborted film…

  • Framing the Love Plot

    Since my last post, I settled upon collecting films with references to honeymoons and more broadly, to films that adhere to a romance narrative. Using IMDB’s keyword search, I researched films that contained words such as…

  • Visualizing 1930s Public Health

    As my last post discussed, my project this summer deals with a series of monthly reports by public health nurses in 1930s Native American communities. Each report includes statistics and a narrative description of the nurse’s work.…

  • Clustering cancer patients with different symptom patterns over time: 2nd blog post

    During the last few weeks of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellowship, I am revising my methodology paper as I discussed with my committee in the last meeting. In the previous data set, the dates of the first cycle of…

  • Blog post number two

    The first two to three weeks of the Summer Fellowship were a flurry of data mining and expanding my digital map, but the last three have been a slow crawl through scholarship on Christian pilgrimage in the Holy Land, data cleaning, and…

  • Working with Experts to Improve a Museum App

    The first half of my time with the Studio was a whirlwind of design, iterations, reading, reflecting, and revising. I spent most days alone in a cubicle staring at a screen working alone and made rapid progress (as I shared here). The…

  • A Tale of Travel

    I’ve been hard at work with data entry for my project this summer, see my full thoughts in my vlog below!   -Mac G…

  • Beyond the Moon: Recent Iowa Contributions to Space Research 

    The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is an exciting milestone of space exploration! Our University archivist David McCartney has written about how Iowa research contributed to the safe landing of the astronauts on the…

  • Analyzing microtones and writing them for western classical instruments

    At this stage of the research, I selected 4 recorded audio examples all performed in one mode (3 pre-recorded and my own recording); first, in order to measure the frequencies and then, to look at the potential deferences between them. Our…

  • Teaching Digital Music Digitally

    Over the last several weeks I have been continuing to work on creating tutorial videos for works with trumpet a interactive electronics that will be appearing on my album I plan to release in December as part of my DMA thesis project.…

  • Animating the US Social Safety Net

    In my previous post, I described my project on visualizing patterns of US social safety net provisions over time. During the past several weeks, I took a deep dive into R visualizations to develop a GIF which animates changes overtime in…

  • Mapping Memory: Athletes, Commemoration, and Public Statuary

    When I first started my project at the Studio, I had no idea what to expect. I had some grand ideas of visualizing my project through a mapping program. I knew I wanted photos, I knew I wanted small descriptions of each statue, and I knew…

  • An Olson’s Goodbye

    An Olson’s Goodbye By Micaela Terronez For the past two years, I have had the great fortune of learning about the inner workings of special collections and archives as the Olson Graduate Assistant at The University of Iowa Special…

  • The Eagle Has Landed!

    July 20, 2019 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! I know this will age me – but I remember the Moon Landing – I won’t tell you how old I was at the time, though! It was incredible to witness and I dreamed – as so…

  • New Deal Youth Programs in Iowa

          During the Great Depression, youth, a group young enough to be in school, while old enough to enter the workforce, worried American political leaders. The fear was that they would follow the path of youth in Germany or…

  • Filmmaking In The Void

      Hi blog, Julianna here. This summer I’m working on a documentary film about my home state of Texas, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), a pipeline headed for the border, and whatever happens when it reaches Mexico.…

  • Microtonal Iranian Intervals

    My name is Ramin Roshandel and I’m a 2nd-year PhD student in Music Composition. My summer project for the Studio comprised of two parts: first is the analytical part and the second is the compositional piece. For the first stage of…

  • A Unique Document, a Unique Opportunity

    The following is a post written by graduate student Kristi Hager, who recently finished her certificate for Book Studies at Center for the Book. As a student in Dr. Jennifer Burke Pierce’s History of Readers and Reading course…

  • Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery System Down | Tuesday, July 9 | 8pm-11pm

    The Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and UBorrow system will be down for maintenance Tuesday, July 9 from 8-11pm.  You will not be able to log in to the system or request loans from 8-11pm. Please log in and request materials…

  • Developing an App for a Children’s Museum

    I’m Jeremy, a PhD student in Educational Psychology and the Learning Sciences. I study and design informal learning environments. This summer, with the help from the Studio, I am prototyping an app for a new exhibit at the Iowa…

  • 1930s Nursing in Native Communities

    In the 1920s and 30s, the public health nurse or “field nurse” was an important figure on many Native American reservations. These healthcare workers were hired to provide health education and preventative medicine to Native…

  • Feminist Activism on Display in IWA

    Over the next year, we’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. Already, we’re marking important dates.  100 years ago on June 4th, Congress passed the 19th amendment, and…

  • Comparison of Groups with Different Patterns of Symptom Cluster Intensity across the Cancer Treatment Trajectory

    People undergoing treatment for cancer may experience a wide range of symptoms that can vary in their frequency and intensity. Experiencing multiple co-concurrent symptoms, also known as symptom clusters (SCs), can be highly distressing…

  • Shorter hours on Saturday, July 6 | Independence Day Holiday Hours

    The Hardin Library will be closed Thursday, July 4th for the national Independence Day holiday. The library will be open regular hours Friday, July 5th from 7:30am-6pm. The library will be open shorter hours Saturday, July 6th from…

  • It’s the 4th of July!!

    Summer is here!! What can be more summer-like than the 4th of July, picnics, parades and, most of all, fireworks!  Fireworks have a long and (yes, I’ll say it) colorful history. Fireworks go back as far as 7th century China.…

  • Leveling Up in Gaming – New Exhibit

    I am not a gamer. The extent of my gaming experience includes my nephews (years ago!) gleefully inviting me to play “Crash Test Dummy” with them – so they could laugh when I crashed; swiping my daughter’s Game…

  • Residents | Services for You!

    Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed! Your department has a specialist librarian Every department is assigned a liaison librarian, who can help you with all of your questions about the library and its…

  • Mac Gill | Graduate Student @Hardin | Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellow

    Mac Gill, graduate student employee at Hardin Library and current Master’s student in Library and Information Science and student in the Book Arts certificate program was selected to be a 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Fellow at The…

  • Office365.uiowa.edu requires two-step log on | Starting Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Beginning Tuesday, June 25, users of https://office365.uiowa.edu will be required to use the two-step log on. If you access Office365 from the Hardin Library computers, you will be required to use the two-step log on each time you log on…

  • Diversity, equity, & inclusion in the library’s online catalog

    By Elizabeth Cox, head of cataloging-metadata at the UI Libraries When you think of diversity issues at a university, you probably think of faculty and student representation, or maybe course topics. Rarely do people, perhaps even…

  • Grab Something Cool and Enjoy the Quiet

    Need a soft drink, a light lunch maybe, and a peaceful place to study?  Come to the BizHub!  You have your choice of conversation space, personal seating, or even a group-study room.  Would you like help with an assignment…

  • EndNote Workshop

    The Sciences Library welcomes students, staff, and faculty to an EndNote Workshop on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 AM in room 102 of the Sciences Library. There is no need to register in advance. In this workshop you will learn how to use…

  • The Weird and Wonderful Things of the L. Falcon Media Fandom Collection

    Zoë Webb is a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the School of Library and Information Science and is also pursuing a Book Studies certificate at the Center for the Book. As a student worker in Special Collections, she was…

  • Eighteen faculty win UI Libraries OpenHawks grants

    Students will benefit from Open Educational Resource (OER) projects  The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded fifteen grants to eighteen faculty for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2019-2020 academic year.…

  • Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry moves to the University of Iowa Libraries

    The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is the new home of the renowned Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry. Founded by Ruth and Marvin Sackner in 1979 in Miami Beach, Florida, the Sackner Archive currently holds the…

  • eduroam Wireless Certificate Upgrade Tuesday, June 4 | All Windows and iOS Users Will Have to Confirm

    ITS will update the TLS certificate used for wireless clients connecting to eduroam at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 4. The service won’t be interrupted but will require a manual confirmation of the new certificate on most devices…

  • UI3/ISRC Data Science Institute, June 10-14, 2019 | Learn Basic Coding Building Blocks

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring five mini-classes the week of June 10, 2019. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center…

  • New Curator of Rare Books coming to Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is excited to announce that Diane Dias De Fazio will be joining Special Collections as the new Curator of Rare Books this July. Dias De Fazio is joining us from New York, where she has been working as a…

  • Space Flight Exhibit at the Sciences Library!

    As the HaloSat satellite flies hundreds of miles above us orbiting the Earth, it’s a short trip to the Sciences Library to see a life-sized model of the HaloSat in our new exhibit! In addition to the 3D model of the HaloSat…

  • Hardin Open Workshops | Learn Something New This Summer!

    Hardin Library is offering a wide variety of workshops this summer! Learn something new. Hardin Open Workshops Schedule and Sign Up  Summer workshops include: Keeping Current EndNote Desktop EndNote Collaboration Systematic Reviews…

  • Benzi’s Observations on Galen | May 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    UGO BENZI (1376-1439). Expositio super libros Tegni Galeni. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498 Benzi, also know as Hugo of Siena,  initially studied philosophy and medicine at the University of Siena. He…

  • Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project

    Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project Every year, Special Collections hosts two Olson Graduate Assistants who have chosen to specialize in the field of Special Collections Librarianship or Archives for a two-year assistantship.…

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