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September 2017

Writing in Haiti & Telling Stories of Universal Human Truths: A Conversation-Presentation with Yanick Lahens

September 22 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Yanick Lahens, acclaimed Haitian novelist, short-story writer and activist, returns to UWM and Milwaukee to launch Moonbath, the translation of her award-winning novel Bain de Lune (prix Femina 2014). Please join us for a conversation-presentation of Yanick Lahens' work, La…

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Doors Open Milwaukee

September 24 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The UWM Libraries will join Doors Open Milwaukee on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit three outstanding collections located in the UWM Golda Meir Library and view some of their rare and fascinating treasures. The…

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Banned Books Week Talk & Workshop

September 25 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, presents a talk, "Words Have Power! Banned Books and the Need to Read," at 3:30 p.m. and Dr. Joyce Latham, Associate Professor, UWM School of Information Studies,…

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Digital Pedagogy Workshop: Gigapixel

September 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Ann Hanlon, Digital Collections & Initiatives, UWM Libraries, and director, UWM Digital Humanities Lab. Gigapixel is simple tool to enable a deep dive into a single image or object by mapping and tagging elements of the image itself.…

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Great Books Roundtable Discussions

September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilkie Collins “House to Let” (1858, written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Procter) “The Ghost in the Cupboard Room” (1859) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these…

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October 2017

Friends of the Golda Meir Library Members-Only Tour of Historic Milwaukee Home

October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Become a Friend of the UWM Golda Meir Library, and join us for a special members-only tour of the historic Becker-Fitch home on Milwaukee’s east side. When: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2 pm – 5 pm Where: 2344 E. Back Bay, Milwaukee, WI Highlights: Tour…

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“Mapping ‘the Driest Desert on Earth’: A Cartographic History of the Atacama”

October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Richard Francaviglia, geographer and historian, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. After years of studying hundreds of documents, travel narratives, maps, and photographs of South America’s Atacama Desert, combined with extensive travels throughout the region, Richard Francaviglia has gained…

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UWM’s Academic Adventurers

October 2 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richard Francaviglia, Adjunct Professor, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, presents “Academic Adventures in South America’s Atacama Desert.” When historical geographer Richard Francaviglia first began studying South America's Atacama Desert in college (1963), he had no idea that his research would involve so…

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Student Learning and the BLC Field School

October 4 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by Arijit Sen (Architecture), Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress), Chelsea Wait (Doctoral Student), Kaitlin Malliet (Graduate Student), Bella Biwer (Undergraduate Student). How do we use the instantaneous accessibility and widespread availability of social and digital media…

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Master Chats: A Series for Advanced Learning

October 6 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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"Development in the City of Milwaukee: An Unprecedented Era" Presented by Chad Wright ’94, Architect at Northwestern Mutual, and David Misky ’92, Assistant Executive Director – Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee. UWM’s Master Chats feature distinguished professors and alumni…

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