home Events and Exhibits Fourth Annual Cyberinfrastructure Day to Be Held on Oct. 4

Fourth Annual Cyberinfrastructure Day to Be Held on Oct. 4

Save the date! The Cyberinfrastructure Council will hold its fourth CI Day at MU at Memorial Union on Wednesday, October 4. This year’s theme is Leveraging Shared Resources for Innovation and Discovery.

CI Day fosters collaboration, networking, and collective problem-solving. Attendees will learn more about advanced computing technologies across a wide range of disciplines.

Registration is now open! Please register for the conference and make your FREE lunch selection. Lunch is generously being provided by Dell, Inc.

The keynote speakers are Irene Qualter of the National Science Foundation and Mark McIntosh the UM vice president for research and economic development. There are several other sessions featuring speakers from across the MU campus, including Anne Barker, research and instruction librarian for the University Libraries.

home Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books, Staff news Special Collections and Rare Books at National Museum Day, 9/23

Special Collections and Rare Books at National Museum Day, 9/23

Join the University Libraries on Saturday, September 23, 1:00-3:00 pm, for National Museum Day at Mizzou North, hosted by our friends at the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the newly reopened Museum of Anthropology.  There will be great exhibits from the University of Missouri campus museums, archives, and research collections – and Special Collections will be there with a chance to illuminate your very own medieval manuscript coloring page.

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

home Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books Lanford Wilson Conference – Call for Proposals

Lanford Wilson Conference – Call for Proposals

Call for paper and/or panel proposals for “Missouri Self-Taught: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama,” an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Missouri Department of Theatre, April 26-29, 2018. This conference is in conjunction with the University of Missouri Press publication of Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, edited by David A. Crespy, a new production of The Rimers of Eldritch presented by the university theatre department, and the University of Missouri Libraries’ recent acquisition of the Lanford Wilson Collection, an archive that is available to conference attendees for research and study. Registration is free.

Topic: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama

We are seeking essays that explore Wilson’s distinctly American voice in both urban and pastoral settings, his dramatic structure (from experimental to commercial), his position at the forefront of writing LGBTQ characters (mainstream to fringe), and his diverse subject matter (e.g., love and marriage, race in America, science and history, war and the atomic age, and violence on stage).

In addition, we welcome essays that explore the history and praxis of Wilson’s plays in any of the following areas:

  • Wilson’s work with the Circle Repertory Theatre, including his mentorship of other playwrights
  • Dramaturgical perspectives, both specific to his Missouri and mid-Western heritage, and as a self-taught artist
  • Wilson’s experimental work in the early years of the Off-off Broadway movement
  • Wilson’s work on Broadway as a commercial playwright
  • Acting, directorial, and design concepts of Lanford Wilson plays and productions
  • His interest in “outsider” art and his own background as a graphic artist

We encourage submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established scholars or theatre professionals from any approach (e.g., theatre history, performance studies, literary theory, and criticism), as well as those who have worked with Mr. Wilson in any of the above activities.  The Conference is facilitated by the MU Graduate Theatre Organization.

Former New York City Circle Repertory Theatre members Marshall W. Mason, the Tony® Award-winning director of Lanford Wilson’s plays; artistic director Tanya Berezin; Emmy award-winning playwright Mary Sue Price; and founding director of Circle Rep Lab, Danny Irvine, will attend the conference as keynote speakers.

Please contact David Crespy (CrespyD@missouri.edu) for queries, proposals, and/or submissions.

Deadline for submission of paper and/or panel proposals: November 15, 2017. Registration is free.

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Resources and Services Fun Stuff Display: Check Out Our Movies

Fun Stuff Display: Check Out Our Movies

Need a study break? Ellis Library has lots of fun stuff in addition to resources for your academic classes. Take a look at a display of some of our DVDs near the Reference Desk.

Will you take home a 90s classic, a comedy, or a Disney flick? Maybe action is more your speed? We’ll supply the movies. You supply the popcorn.

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

DBRL One Read Display

Every year, the Daniel Boone Regional Library system hosts a community One Read. This year, the selection is Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Stop by our display near the Reference Desk at Ellis Library to find read-alikes and nonfiction titles on themes such as folklore and housing. All books on display are available for check out.

Grab a program with One Read event listings, including an author talk on September 27th at 7 pm at Launer Auditorium at Columbia College. We also have information on how to get a free public library card and how their materials (like audiobooks and DVDs of popular television shows) complement the academic resources available to you through Mizzou Libraries.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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Presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán: One Read Program Event

Join us on September 25th at 1 pm in Hulston Hall 7 for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, a professor of Law at Creighton University and a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, will present. Her research explores healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement in addition to how marginalized individuals create counter-narratives to address institutional injustice.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library On Display in the Health Sciences Library – The Art of Hope Martin

On Display in the Health Sciences Library – The Art of Hope Martin

For Hope Martin, pastels “have a messy, immediate result” that she finds appealing. In her pastel paintings, the artist creates close- ups of animals, people, and objects, inviting us to examine the details along with her. See the distinctive stripes of a tabby cat looking back at you. Follow the soft lines of a young girl sneaking a read in the dark. Glory in the glowing ruby red of berries dangling in the sunlight.

These works and more will be on display at the library through the fall semester.

 

 

home Events and Exhibits Presentation by Dr. Michael Hosokawa: One Read Program Event

Presentation by Dr. Michael Hosokawa: One Read Program Event

Join us on September 6th at 1 pm in Hulston Hall 7 for the next event in our series about this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Dr. Michael Hosokawa, a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, will share his experience behind barbed wire in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library New Book Display: Integrative Medicine

Health Sciences Library New Book Display: Integrative Medicine

Are you curious about the integration of homeopathic treatments with traditional medicine? Learn about the body’s natural energy state and how it corresponds to various health issues.

How does a holistic treatment approach influence nursing or pediatric care? Learn about integrative medicine and the science behind integrating alternative treatments with traditional medicine with this new book display. The book display is located on the second floor across from the information desk.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Staff news “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” Viewing

“Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” Viewing

Join us on August 30th at 4 p.m. in Ellis Auditorium for a viewing of the PBS documentary Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story. If you don’t have time to read this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves, or if you want to learn more, this is the event for you. This PBS documentary tells the story of Japanese-American internment through the experience, resistance, and trial of Fred Korematsu.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.