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  • Engineering Open: Minigolf Design Challenge 2024 Results!
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 26, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    We had a fantastic time trying out all the new fairways at the teams created for the Engineering Open on Friday, Feb 23. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who joined us! Whether or not you took home one of our 3D-printed trophies, you’re all champions to us, and this tradition is […]

  • Sciences Library spring workshops
    by Carol Hollier on February 16, 2024 at 10:18 pm

    The Sciences Library is offering new spring workshops. Attend to learn how to compare gene sequences, use Sciwheel or EndNote reference management software, navigate scientific papers more effectively, find math literature, set up an ORCiD identifier, or explore ornithological treasures in the […]

  • Find your next read by checking out Blind Date with a Book at Lichtenberger Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Get a jump on your reading goals in a fun and surprising way with our Blind Date with a Book. You can check out a surprise book by visiting the main floor of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library and finding the Blind Date with a Book shelf in front of the wooden wall. If you haveContinue reading […]

  • Feb. 7 InnoConnect networking event brings JPEC to Lichtenberger Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 1, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Unlock the power of collaboration! The Lichtenberger Engineering Library is partnering with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’ (JPEC) to bring you InnoConnect: Uniting Minds in Business and Tech. This brand-new, two-hour speed networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 is designed for aspiring […]

  • ACM open access agreement extended for University of Iowa authors
    by Amanda Gunnink on January 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Read-and-Publish Agreement for Open Access Continuity The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the extension of the Read-and-Publish agreement with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for three more years (now effective through Dec. […]

  • Studio Summer Fellowship applications are open for submission!
    by Connor Hood on January 23, 2024 at 9:38 pm

    Applications are now being accepted through Feb 7 at 5 p.m. for the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio’s 2024 Summer Fellowship Program. The program is open to all UI PhD, MFA, and DMA students looking to benefit from an in-person, mentored digital scholarship experience this upcoming […]

  • The Studio’s Senior Developer selected to receive 2023 Benton Award
    by Connor Hood on January 23, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    The Studio’s Senior Developer Matthew Butler has been selected to receive the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Butler has contributed significantly to the continued success and excellence of the Studio and the UI Libraries during his several years of service. Read more […]

  • What’s in store this semester at the Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on January 16, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    Welcome back! We’re happy to see you again. Here are a few events you can get involved in this semester with the Engineering Library:  Join a team today for the Engineering Open: Mini Golf Design Challenge!   The Mini Golf Design Challenge is back! Get creative and join a design team to build […]

  • Find the best place to publish research using Think. Check. Submit.
    by Carol Hollier on January 12, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    Figuring out where to publish research can be daunting, particularly because new journals and publishers are emerging all the time and some are not reputable. But there’s a resource to help build knowledge and skills to become a savvy author who is aware of, and demands, good practice in […]

  • Women scientists in pre-WWII Tokyo: Lessons learned
    by Lisa Nakahara on December 8, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    My capstone project for the Public Digital Humanities certificate focused on creating an interactive map of women scientists and academic institutions in pre-WWII Tokyo. The dominant narrative of modern Japan’s scientific journey has centered on the contributions of male scientists and male-only […]

  • Done biting their tongues: UI dental hygiene and gender discrimination
    by Anna Holland on December 8, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    by Beatrice Kearns, graduate assistant, Iowa Women’s Archives The University of Iowa Dental Hygiene Program began in 1953 with 24 students and despite being nationally renowned, the female-dominated program did not make it to its 50th anniversary. Until the final graduating class in 1995, the […]

  • Dada collection grows
    by Elizabeth Riordan on December 6, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    The following is written by Tim Shipe, curator of the International Dada Archive Two recent acquisitions by the International Dada Archive illustrate the diversity of Dada and its connection with the developing Central and Eastern European Constructivist movement of the 1920s. Veshch Gegenstand […]

  • Math Books and Journals
    by Carol Hollier on December 5, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    Would you like to browse the math books in the Main Library? We’ve made it easy with our new map! Find the location of the Math Collection on floor 2, or the latest issues of our print math journals (the current math periodicals) on floor 3.  Remember, not all the UI math books are inContinue […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]