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Whetting our appetites

Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now.
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Old Gold: Studying the cosmos from campus

Before an observatory was placed atop Van Allen Hall in the 1960s, students had opportunities to view the night sky from a number of locations you might not have known about.

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    • Open Access Becomes California Law October 1, 2014
      On September 29th, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act. The law mandates that the public be given free access […] Continue reading →
    • How to Search Patents October 1, 2014
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    • Footprints of Our International Students: Why Should We Care? October 1, 2014
      University Libraries welcomes Dr. Camile Alire, past president of America Library Association for Ada Stoflet lecture Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber Who are our […] Continue reading →
    • Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, October 2014 – Crooke’s Description of the Body of Man, 1615 September 30, 2014
      HELKIAH CROOKE (1576-1635). Mikrokosmographia [Greek title transliterated]: A description of the body of man. London: Printed by William Jaggard, 1615. Crooke received his medical degree from Cambridge and was prone to be […] Continue reading →
    • Chris Childs elected President-Elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association September 30, 2014
      Chris Childs, Clinical Education and Outreach Librarian,  has been elected President-Elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library  Association.  His term as President-elect will begin next month, ​and he will […] Continue reading →
    • Use of Older Theses September 30, 2014
      By far the most heavily used collection in Iowa Research Online are our theses and dissertations. Most of the items in the collection are from the last decade, either from […] Continue reading →
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm and IE September 30, 2014
      When using Internet Explorer to access ProQuest Digital Microfilm, you may need to take the following steps: Open database in IE Go to Tools — “Compatibility View settings” “Add this […] Continue reading →
    • Streaming Media Makes Obtaining Content Harder for Libraries September 30, 2014
      An article in The Chronicle reveals the all-too-real frustrations of obtaining digital content for academic libraries, like the University of Iowa. How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries, […] Continue reading →
    • We suppose that our communications are interrupted somewhere, and probably no letters go north September 30, 2014
      Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Atlanta, Georgia September 30th 1864 My Dear Wife As there is no mail, we suppose that our communications are interrupted somewhere, & probably no letters go north.1 Bro. John [Murphy] was here last … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • Don’t Be the Bunny September 29, 2014
      Friday, September 26, 2014 Submitted by Gary Frost Feral Seminar, 2014 Resilience of Book Transmission Please join us for open forums, Thursdays, 2:00—3:30, Fall Semester Room 2058, Main Library We […] Continue reading →
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