home Events and Exhibits Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Contest Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Contest Award Winners

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest seeks to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Missouri.

This year the winner of the first place prize of a $500 scholarship is Abby West, a junior studying political science. Her paper, “Saratoga Spells British Defeat,” was written for Dr. Al Zuercher Reichardt’s constitutional democracy course. Reichart stated about Abby’s paper, “Really happy to hear she submitted it to the contest! She’s a fantastic student.”

The second place winner and recipient of a $250 scholarship is Devon Terry, a sophomore in anthropology and psychology. Her paper, “Arno Breker’s Wounded Man: Capturing the Essence of Totalitarianism,” was written for an upper-level German class taught by Dr. Seth Howes and Dr. Nicole Monnier. Dr. Howes said, “My co-professor and I both thought it was an excellent paper, and excellent project, and I am thrilled to hear the committee’s in agreement with us on that front.”

Special thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries for their support of this award.

home Events and Exhibits Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Spring Forum

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Spring Forum

The University Libraries are working with the Office of Undergraduate Research to host a virtual Undergraduate Research Forum this year.

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers undergraduates the opportunity to present their student research and scholarly achievements to the Mizzou community multiple times each year.

At the Spring Forum, all undergraduate students from any MU academic department are eligible to present their work. All student participants must have an MU faculty member of record.

For the 2020 Spring Forum the presentations will be digital. No physical poster presentations.

The Forum will be a curated collection in the MU Digital Library.

Application & Abstract submission will be open thru April 12th (11:59 pm CST).

home Events and Exhibits Upcoming Black History Month Events @ Your Library

Upcoming Black History Month Events @ Your Library

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
114A Ellis Library

Lecture: Voyage into the Matrix of Race & the Truly Determined
Professor Rodney Coates examines the complex­ities of institutional racism and offers techniques for dealing with them.

Sponsored by: Black History Month Committee, Black Studies, and University of Missouri Libraries


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
114A Ellis Library

Reparations panel/presentation
A panel of scholars will look at the problems posed by the question of reparations, one of the most contentious and championed causes of our time.

Sponsored by: Black History Month Committee, Black Studies, University of Missouri Libraries, and History Department


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Friends Room, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Black History & Culture Trivia Night
Info & registration: library.missouri.edu/trivia.

Free dinner & prizes.

Sponsored by DBRL, University of Missouri Libra­rie, Columbia Honda, Black Studies and Black History Month Committee

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits U. S. Cartoonists Chronicle the History of African American Voting Rights

U. S. Cartoonists Chronicle the History of African American Voting Rights

Now on Display in the Ellis Library Colonnade

This exhibition explores the 2020 national theme of Black History Month, African Americans and the Vote, with a series of twentieth-century American editorial cartoons that address the issue of African American voting right in the United States. Most of the artworks displayed are original drawings from the nationally renowned cartoon collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri. These rarely seen artworks document the long struggle Americans of color have experienced in their attempts to exercise their fundamental rights as citizens.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.