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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.

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    • Learn to Navigate NCBI Gene and Protein Databases with Our New Open Workshop April 23, 2014
      Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins? Wondering which database you should always start with? […] Continue reading →
    • Faculty and Graduates: Book Renewals April 23, 2014
      Would you like to renew your books before summer begins?  Now is the time!  Faculty book loans due  June 2, 2014 and graduate loans due June 25, 2014 can now […] Continue reading →
    • Interdisciplinary Textbook and Food Drive April 22, 2014
      From April 21-May 9, patrons can do good at the library. Textbooks will be donated to World Wide Books, a non-profit organization which recycles used books and promotes literacy. Food […] Continue reading →
    • Drying a Wet Book April 22, 2014
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    • Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2014
      Happy Earth Day!  Today, April 22, Earth Day celebrations are occurring throughout the United States as well as around the world.  This year’s theme, Green Cities, focuses on sustainable communities. […] Continue reading →
    • Patent Searching, Applications, and Trademarks April 21, 2014
      The purpose of this hands-on class is to introduce several resources found on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website that may be used to locate information on patents, trademarks, […] Continue reading →
    • ​An evening of Irish music & mystery featuring author Erin Hart and musician Paddy O’Brien April 21, 2014
      Event details: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library Hart and O’Brien in their St. Paul home. [Image via]  Celebrate 30 years of conservation at the […] Continue reading →
    • The Merck Index Online April 21, 2014
      Now available from the UI Libraries: The Merck Index Online ( An authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, the Merck Index Online offers the same highly […] Continue reading →
    • I recd. a pass this evening with recommendation to get pass from Chattanooga to Cleveland April 20, 2014
      Hd. Qurs. Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Vols.1 Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 20th 1864 My Dear Wife I recd. a pass this evening with recommend[ation] to get pass from Chattanooga to Cleveland.2 I will start on the 5 o’clock train to-morrow morning, & … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • 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 →
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