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  • Science Serenade (and Snacks)
    by Laurie Neuerburg on November 29, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Join us outside (weather permitting) in front of the Sciences Library along Iowa Ave on Tuesday, December 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm of Final Exams Week for scientific-themed songs, treats, and beverages. All are welcome! Listen or join in on science songs such as Deck the Labs, The Twelve Days of […]

  • Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research – First-Year Seminar Presentations
    by Sarah Andrews on November 14, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences librarians Mary Thomas and Jennifer Deberg taught a first-year seminar this semester called “Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research.” The class was designed to stimulate students’ curiosity and encourage inquiry to answer their questions.  […]

  • Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!
    by Elizabeth Riordan on October 11, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter On a college campus, chances are high that you will encounter at least one button during the course of your day. Pin back buttons – sometimes called “badges” – have long decorated the tote bags, backpacks, sweaters, […]

  • Visit the Sciences Library to donate to a community food drive
    by Laurie Neuerburg on October 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    The UI Pre-PA club is partnering with CommUnity Crisis Services and the food bank to do a food drive through the month of October. Bins are open for food donations at the Sciences Library. Non-perishable donations such as rice and pasta, canned meat, and baby formula are encouraged. Here is a full […]

  • Shedding a Light on Women in Science
    by Lisa Nakahara on October 9, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Not many people today can name women scientists other than Marie Curie. You may have watched Oppenheimer over the summer – do you remember the name of a woman scientist who joined him in Los Alamos? Sadly, chemist Lilli Hornig is far less known compared to the male scientists in the film such as […]

  • 10 Ye Old Banned Books
    by Elizabeth Riordan on October 5, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    The following is written by SLIS graduate student Madison Knupp From October 1st through October 7th, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week. The ALA first started Banned Books Week in 1982 due to a rise in book banning. However, the practice of book banning is not […]

  • 10 Adolescent books to read at Special Collections & Archives
    by Elizabeth Riordan on September 20, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Kaylee Swinford Recognized as a powerful force, the Young Adult genre of fiction has taken the literary world by storm. With cultural phenomena like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and almost any book by John Green, it is difficult to […]

  • Chamber Music at the University of Iowa: Faculty Ensembles
    by Katie Buehner on September 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Chamber music has been integral to the educational and creative life of the University of Iowa School of Music for over a century. Below are a few examples, including audio clips, from 1972 to the present that allow you to experience this delightful form of music making – whether you were there […]

  • Tree Events at the Sciences Library
    by Carol Hollier on September 19, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    The Sciences Library is excited to let you know about our fall tree events! On October 17, University of Iowa Arborist, Andy Dahl, will be giving a campus tree talk and tour. To complement this, the library’s current exhibit showcases the Historic Trees of the University of Iowa Campus. Visit the […]

  • Fall Workshops at the Sciences Library
    by Laurie Neuerburg on August 31, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Search like a Hawk: Discover Science Literature  Wednesday, September 6, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Sciences Library room 102 There are millions of books and thousands of journal articles available through our science databases. How can you find what you’re looking for and stay-up-to-date in your […]

  • The Studio’s Nikki White to Present at DLF
    by Connor Hood on August 29, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    We are excited to share that the Studio’s Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian Nikki White will present with a panel including, UI Libraries’ Wendy Robertson, Roxanne Shiraz from CUNY’s Graduate Center, and Laura Morreale at this year’s DLF Forum! The group “will […]

  • The Studio’s 7th Cohort Completes Summer Fellowship Program
    by Connor Hood on August 29, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    This August, 11 graduate students completed the 2023 Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Summer Fellowship—marking the seventh cohort to be awarded the mentored digital scholarship internship experience since the program’s inception in 2017. At the end of the course, the fellows […]

  • Beauty in Breathing: An Exhibit
    by Elizabeth Riordan on August 21, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    The following was written by Rich Dana, Sackner Archive Project Coordinator Marvin and Ruth Sackner were the world’s foremost collectors of “visual poetry,” artwork that combines visual elements and text. Dr. Sackner was also an internationally respected pulmonologist and inventor of many […]

  • Welcome to the fall 2023 semester, Hawkeyes!
    by Carol Hollier on August 21, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Welcome to the new semester, Hawkeyes! We are happy to have you back on campus! You can find the Sciences Library located between Phillips Hall and the Biology Building on Iowa Ave. Opening times Study Spaces Find Books, Articles, and More Watch for Workshops and Events Throughout the fall we will […]

  • Welcome Rachel Poppen, new collections archivist
    by Elizabeth Riordan on August 7, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    We are pleased to welcome Rachel Poppen as our new collections archivist in Special Collections and Archives.  Rachel joined the department in mid-July. Raised in Sibley, Iowa, Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from the University of Iowa. She then went on to receive her […]

  • Kerber Grant Recipient’s Work Will Feature Political Activist Edna Griffin
    by Anna Holland on August 4, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Edna Griffin, known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa, has gained deserved attention over the years for her civil rights activism, especially for her role in the effort to desegregate the lunch counter at Katz Drug Store in Des Moines. Her actions resulted in a successful suit against the store under […]

  • The Epic Highs and Lows of Building a Digital Archive
    by Kassie Baron on August 2, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    When I was setting goals at the beginning of the summer, I thought processing and uploading the entirety of the Lowell Offering’s 5-year run would be reasonable. I was so wrong. I underestimated exactly how time-consuming the data entry would be and, around the halfway point, I realized I had to […]

  • [Data] Mining For Medieval Messengers: Part 2
    by PJ Zaborowski on August 2, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Coming into the Summer Fellowship, the aspect of my project that I was most worried about was the coding. While I am fairly functional, if not precisely fluent, with most technologies, delving beneath the surface level into the murky chasms of coding was a scary step to take. As I sit here […]

  • Intermedia in Iowa
    by Gracie Baer on August 2, 2023 at 3:49 pm
  • Projection Mapping with Interlocking Sculpture: Prototype Designs
    by Stevie Delgado on August 2, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Integrating sculpture and multi-digital processes has been my primary research this summer and I began with sketching out designs for my chandeliers. These chandeliers are inspired by sun patterns throughout the day as the final sculpture will emulate sun rays through a light installation with […]