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Title Page of The First Folio

UI Libraries to host Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition in 2016

UI designated as official Iowa stop for prestigious nationwide tour
The University of Iowa Libraries has been selected as the host site for the state of Iowa for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The tour will take place in 2016; specific touring dates will be announced in April.
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Embracing the future, preserving the past

UI librarians discuss the modern library at Feb. 11 Lunch and Learn
In the not-too-distant past, the distance between you and the vast collections at University of Iowa Libraries was dictated by geography. But changes in the ways information is discovered, shared, and used are transforming university research libraries and opening access to anyone with a computer.

Old Gold: Inventory of film archives turns up football classic

Footage found of Iowa's 1939 upset of Notre Dame
On the 75th anniversary of Iowa's 1939 football upset of Notre Dame, the University of Iowa has posted online rare film footage of the contest. The footage includes plays from the game as well as views of Iowa Stadium (now Kinnick Stadium), the Hawkeye Marching Band, the Scottish Highlanders, and thousands of fans.

Student work is showcased in 'Worth Fighting For' Pop Up Museum

Temporary museum explores themes related to ‘Healing Wars’
Liz Lerman and members of her company have interacted with students across the University of Iowa this fall. Some of those students are creating work for a special Pop Up Museum.

Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative

James L. 'Rusty' Hevelin Collection contains about 10,000 fanzines
The University of Iowa Libraries, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, announces a major digitization initiative involving 10,000 science fiction fanzines from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection.
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Past, present, future

University librarians look to the future while preserving Iowa history Oct. 28 in Des Moines
The next Hawkeye Lunch and Learn in Des Moines will offer an insider’s view of University of Iowa Libraries as a statewide resource focused both on meeting the needs of 21st century students and researchers and on collecting and maintaining historical materials.
food for thought logo illustration with corn field

Whetting our appetites

Campus gets first taste of Food for Thought theme to come in spring semester
Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now.
Early 1900s photo of campus observatory building

Old Gold: Studying the cosmos from campus

UI archivist takes a look back on the UI’s history of looking up
Before an observatory was placed atop Van Allen Hall in the 1960s, students had opportunities to view the night sky from a number of locations you might not have known about.

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