Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Curiosity Unleashed! WI Science Festival 2013

"Unleash your curiosity" with the Wisconsin Science Festival, September 26-29, 2013!
Visit the festival website program guide to plan your day.  While many events and programs will take place at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, there are many other area venues including the Geology Museum, the Madison Children’s Museum and Union South that will be hosting special events. 
The festival affords an amazing opportunity to dabble creatively in the sciences with hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits, films, lectures, workshops, and more.  Importantly, too, you will meet the individuals behind the art and science who will share an infectious enthusiasm for what they do--whether that is their work in the lab, field or studio.  Ask plenty of questions!

And, do look for your campus librarians! They will be staffing an "Ask a Librarian/Ask a Science Librarian" table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID).  What with our interest in the sciences and science literacy, how can we resist but to be there where the action is--we look forward to seeing you there!

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The Wisconsin Science Festival is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Clothing, Culture & Context (Design Gallery)

Save the date for a special Design Gallery exhibition of selected materials from the Helen Louise Allen collection that explore the milieu of ethnicity, gender, religion and politics upon apparel design of the Indian subcontinent.  The complex interplay of design and identity is illuminated by selections of adult and children’s clothing, crafted artistically with metallic thread, delicate embroidery, and other embellishments of texture and fabric.
In addition to the selected apparel, the exhibition will include an online exhibit, videos and related programming.

Design Gallery events are free and open to the public.

What: Clothing, Culture, Context in South Asia:  Selections from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
When:  Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013 (5:00 - 7:00 PM);
Exhibition: September 8 - October 20, 2013
Where: Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall (1300 Linden Drive)
For photo credit, visit the Design Gallery pages.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Horticulture Society Plant Sale (Sept 20-22)

The UW Horticulture Society is hosting its annual indoor plant sale, September 20 - 22 at the Stock Pavilion.

Society members will be selling a variety of houseplants including cacti, succulents, and orchids. Sale hours will run from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Friday, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday and 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Sunday.  A special "golden ticket" for a 25% discount on one’s total plant purchase will be offered to the first 25 customers on Friday and Saturday.

Proceeds from the plant sale fund society activities, travel (of horticultural interest), speakers and special programming for meetings.

Add a lively, air-freshening touch to dorm, home or office d├ęcor!

Campus News, Press Release

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friends with Cookbooks

Celebrate the harvest and Wisconsin’s rich food heritage when the Friends of the Libraries host a special program to feature Steenbock Library’s cookbook collection.  The festivities begin with a reception at Steenbock Library where guests can browse the collection, watch a simple cooking demonstration and chat with special community guests from CHEW, REAP, Wisconsin Local Foods Journal/Ginkgo Press and the Greenhouse Residential Learning Community.  

Following the reception, guest speaker Traci Nathans-Kelly will share her delightful experiences and fascinating research using community cookbooks to illustrate community and women’s history.  Visit Steenbock Library’s event page to learn more about the evening and to find links to special guests and the digital collections that feature cookbooks from the Steenbock collection.   

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date:  Friday, September 20
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM (reception 5:30-6:45; lecture/presentation, 7:00-8:00 PM)
Place: Steenbock Library (first floor); Ebling Symposium, Microbial Sciences

Friday, September 06, 2013

C. Helen Party (Sept 12)

Campus libraries are the place to be--not only as spaces for serious study, but as interesting social spaces for group work and the occasional party.

Check out the fun when College Library (Helen C. White) hosts its annual house party, Thursday, September 12 (8:00 PM-midnight).

The schedule of events includes arts, crafts and hacks, carnival games, human foosball, student group performances, house party team trivia and more--with plenty of free snacks on the side.