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  • The Science of Bicycles and the Joy of RAGBRAI XLVI

    RAGBRAI XLVI IS COMING!!   This year the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) XLVI will stop in Iowa City on Friday, July  27, 2018. It begins in Onawa on Sunday, July, 22, 2018 and will finish in…

  • Changes Coming to Special Collections this Fall

    This fall brings several big changes to Special Collections that we are excited to share with you! We will soon be introducing Aeon, our new reading room management tool. This new system for patrons will be used in Special Collections, the…

  • AT&T Wireless retired July 16, guests now use UI-Guest

    The AT&T Wireless guest network available on the UI Campus was retired on July 15, 2018. UI-Guest is the new campus guest network.  Please connect to UI-Guest for free guest wifi.  This network is not secure, so we do not…

  • Sunsetting of the Open Access Fund

    For several years, UI Libraries has maintained an Open Access (OA) Fund to help researchers pay for the article processing charges (APCs) on open access publications. This fund supports authors choosing to make their publications open for…

  • Magazine Ecology – Networks of Nineteenth Century Environmental Periodicals

    My project is focused on exploring the development of environmental writing in American magazines during the nineteenth century. Many of the authors that we today think of as seminal environmental writers — authors such as John Muir,…

  • Hispanic women writers in Iowa: a digital map

    My project consists of an interactive digital map that will portray Hispanic women writers who have been in Iowa City. When I first thought about the project the intention was to do a cartography of all Hispanic writers, both women and…

  • Cognitive Structures of Adolescents’ Life Goals

    My project creates the visualization of people’s ‘cognitive structures’ (or mental map) using survey responses. Using a network analysis, this project classifies cultural groups that are identifiable based on the…

  • Stories of South Asians in the Gulf

    Greetings, Everyone. This summer I am working on a multimedia archive to document the migration experiences of South Asians residing in the Middle East, or the “Gulf,” as the region is popularly called. Despite historic trade…

  • Sound as Pattern / Pattern as Sound

    Technology is built in a language of pattern and so is the world.  In these first few weeks of the fellowship, I have been thinking and reading about what it means to observe and record. In this mindset, the world is full of…

  • “AREA NOT WHOLLY CONDEMNED”

    Dr. Blalock had asked us to look at series of interviews on the Los Angeles Review of Books’ website, collected by Melissa Dinsman, “The Digital in the Humanities: A Special Interview Series.” I read the interview with…

  • Making Digital Dances Dance Digitally 

    I’m Marc. I’m an MFA Choreographer in the Dance Department and this summer at the Studio I’m building a project called Dance For Screens.  As a choreographer, I (probably) spend an inordinate amount of time…

  • “There’s nothing more important in a democracy than a well informed electorate.”

    Antecedents In 1987, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982) designating Yucca Mountain as the sole nuclear waste repository for the country. Still reeling from the Three Mile Island accident (1979), fears of an American…

  • Margaret Gamm, New Head of Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is delighted to announce Margaret Gamm as the new Head of Special Collections. She replaces Greg Prickman, who leaves on July 2 to become the Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections at the…

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