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  • The Pain of Exile

    The project that I’m working on during my summer fellowship aims to develop a new approach to illness narratives through an investigation of the intersection of pain and exile. Here, the specific focus is the artistic development of the Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, during her stay in Iowa City […]

  • New Liaison Librarian for Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neuroscience Graduate Program | Damien Ihrig

    Damien Ihrig,  MA Library and Information Science, MA Educational Measurement, Curator of the John Martin Rare Book Room,  will now be the librarian liaison for: Psychiatry Neurology Neurosurgery Neuroscience Graduate (PhD) program You may contact Damien by email at […]

  • Archiving the movement

    We’re living in unprecedented times. Protesters are speaking out against the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, and systemic racism. The UI Libraries’ Special Collections plans to pursue a careful approach toward archiving the protests in our community. We recognize potential […]

  • Learning GIS to Map Bison by Max Lieberman

    Beginning this summer’s fellowship, I had set what I believed to be a difficult, but still achievable, goal for myself. With no background in digital methods, I hoped to learn fundamental GIS skills and create a map of bison migration patterns on the borders of Yellowstone National Park. The […]

  • Visa Issued: Making Sense of Data

    The US immigration system produces a complex hierarchy of legal and visa statuses that grant different rights, freedoms, and protections to immigrants. However, distinctions in visa types are often overlooked or omitted in conversations about immigration, both in research as well as in public […]

  • Dealing with Data Across Academic Fields

    The project that I’m working on during my summer fellowship explores the gendered and racialized politics of the Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars. This project includes a WordPress site with forms of data visualization and a series of video essays that can be used to educate […]

  • Residents: Guide to Services For You!

    Welcome new residents!  We have many resources and ways to help you.  Please see our guide:  

  • Gender and Imprisonment: An Analysis of U.S. States over Time

    Imprisonment rates in the U.S. increased by 700 percent between the 1970s and 2000 (Beck and Harrison 2001), and this mass incarceration has garnered substantial attention among sociologists and criminologists. Although many studies have found on correlates of mass incarceration such as the growth […]

  • Examine Discourse of Personal Control in Newspaper

    Project Background: Demonstrating strong control over one’s own life is morally encouraged and sometimes required by American society. Potent as this tenet shapes individual behaviors, it can only remain strong through repeated instantiations in our daily lives. To understand how the value of […]

  • UI Libraries awards 12 OpenHawks grants

    The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded 12 grants for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2020-2021 academic year. OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace current textbooks with OERs for enhanced student success. OpenHawks is funded […]

  • Fireworks!

    It is already July, when we would normally be thinking of parades, fireworks, and picnics. Things will definitely be different this summer!   Many communities are looking for creative and safe alternatives to the traditional fireworks gatherings. The fear is there will more backyard firework […]

  • Fine Line between Academic and Artistic 3D Reconstructions

    My project as a Studio fellow this summer is to create a 3D model of an ancient Roman water fountain, commonly known as the “Auditorium of Maecenas,” with the goal to understand this space as a holistic, multisensorial environment. I believe there is an interesting paradox in creating […]

  • Just a simple timeline, right?

    I came into this fellowship with a great deal of optimism regarding what I could accomplish—utterly unaware of the actual work it would take to pull off a digital humanities project. This summer, I’ll be working with Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio staff member Nikki White […]

  • From the Classroom- Steal This Zine!

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Jacob Roosa from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0EXW) Steal This Zine! By Jacob […]

  • Welcome Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is happy to welcome Damien Ihrig to the Hardin staff! He comes to the library as the Curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room and has a long history of working in higher education, including medical education. Damien recently completed his Master’s in […]

  • Mapping Public University Access in Kosovo

    Can higher education access and higher education quality be improved at the same time? How can we visualize this difficult trade-off? For the Studio summer fellowship, my technological goal is to learn how to build a choropleth map that includes a time slider element. The reason I want to […]

  • All of Hardin Library Still Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic | Opening for UIowa affiliates August 17

    The entire Hardin Library building, including the 24-hour study, is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Hardin Library will re-open on August 17, 2020 at 7:30am.  Access to the Hardin Library will be restricted to current University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff, and will […]

  • Need to Return Some Library Material?

      Wondering about returning the resources you’ve borrowed from the library? It may be easier than you think! University of Iowa students can return items to the Lichtenberger Engineering Library and to any of the UI Libraries from afar! You may drop items off at one of 46 participating […]

  • In support of eliminating racism – the ongoing work

    Anti-racism subject guide As a research library, we have a responsibility to share and promote public access to important information about anti-racism, which we’ve made available in this anti-racism subject guide. Libraries staff update this guide continually. Anti-racism resources for […]

  • Summer Seminar Series is Here

    On June 11 University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections started their Summer Seminar Series! This online series features Special Collections & Archives staff talking about what we know best: our collections and our favorite topics featured in the archives. This series of 15-30 minute […]

  • Countdown for Liftoff

    While we humans below the branches of a tall cottonwood tree along the Iowa River at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing have been preoccupied with the effects of coronavirus on our communities, a pair of Bald Eagles has been raising a family of two young eagles in that tree as if nothing were […]

  • Esther Walls: The Role of a Black Leader

    This post by IWA Student Specialist, Erik Henderson, is the sixth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will continue monthly for the remainder of 2020. Has anyone told […]

  • Antiracism Resources for the Sciences

    After #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, there is a need to continue education and action about anti-racism. The CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of the journal Science, said that “When we hold up a mirror […]

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Antiracism Resources

    Antiracism is more than simply not being racist. This list is intended to provide general information about anti-oppression, racism, privilege, and inclusion, especially in terms of higher education in the STEM fields as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key […]

  • From the Classroom- Sheherezade: a flip book

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Leslie Hankins from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0EXW)   Sheherezade: a […]

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