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UI symposium examines women in politics

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center will examine the role of women in politics and their representation in state and federal executive and legislative bodies, in a day-long symposium on Friday, April 18, at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.
African-American children gather around a voter registration booth in the early 1960s

Old Gold: Hawkeyes fight for civil rights

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a time when many civil rights organizations across the country committed to registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi. Now, staff in UI Archives and the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network are looking to capture the stories of the students who contributed to the effort.
Mast brothers

Alumnus to discuss publishing, share chocolate at UI Libraries event April 10

UI alumnus and craft-chocolate maker Michael Mast will speak about his new cookbook Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. The first 100 people to arrive at Shambaugh Auditorium for the presentation will receive a small sample of Mast Brothers chocolate.

President's Forum highlights efficiency and safety

In the final President’s Forum of the semester, UI President Sally Mason pointed to the university's long record of streamlining operations and noted progress on UI measures to combat sexual assault.

Learning Commons presents Social Media Boot Camp

The University of Iowa Main Library Learning Commons, in conjunction with Craft Critique Culture, an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, is hosting a Social Media Boot Camp March 31-April 5.

UI Libraries hosts Edible Books Festival April 1

The University of Iowa Libraries invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to celebrate the annual International Edible Books Festival April 1 by crafting a delicious book to share and, of course, eat.

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    • Go Beyond the Basics with PubMed April 18, 2014
      PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve […] Continue reading →
    • R. Palmer Howard Dinner April 25: W. Bruce Fye on the Mayo Clinic April 17, 2014
      The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society announces the R. Palmer Howard Dinner 6 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014 W. Bruce Fye, Professor of Medicine & Medical History, […] Continue reading →
    • The Father of Biomechanics: Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, 1680-1681 April 17, 2014
      Borelli. [Image via wikipedia.org] Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679) was an Italian Renaissance physicist who sought to make mechanical laws applicable to all physiological phenomena. Borelli, who studied at Padua under […] Continue reading →
    • Database of the Week: ReferenceUSA April 17, 2014
      Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library. The database: ReferenceUSA Where to find it: You can find it here, […] Continue reading →
    • Import and Format Citations Online with EndNote Basic April 17, 2014
      EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote […] Continue reading →
    • I recd. three letters since I last wrote: two yesterday and one to-day April 15, 2014
      Head Qurs., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 11th A.C. Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 15th 1864 My Dear Wife I recd. three letters since I last wrote: two yesterday and one to-day, mailed, respectively, Apr. 7th, 9th & 11th.1 I am very happy to … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • April 15th is Eraser Day! April 15, 2014
      April 15th is Eraser Day! When  celebrating the invention of the eraser, the names and stories of several European scientists intertwine: Frenchman Charles Marie de la Condamine, Portuguese Jean Hyacinthe […] Continue reading →
    • Systematic Reviews Open Workshop April 15, 2014
      “A systematic review is a comprehensive and unbiased review process that locates, appraises and synthesizes evidence from the scientific studies to obtain a reliable overview” (ebd.ada.org). This class will focus […] Continue reading →
    • Blood Moon – April 14, 2014 April 15, 2014
      Last night’s clear skies provided ideal conditions for viewing the Blood Moon. Did you miss it? Never fear! Here are some links to amazing time-lapse videos and photographs of this extraordinary event: Blood […] Continue reading →
    • Xpress Class Wednesday April 16th at 2:30 – Keeping up with Your Research: Alerts and Notifications April 15, 2014
      April 16th – Keeping up with Your Research: Alerts and Notifications Learn to set up alerts and notifications on some of your favorite databases and library resources so that you […] Continue reading →
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