Author Archives: Barbara

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.

Friday Fun: How Stuff Works web site (special Halloween stuff)

I haven’t spent much time with the How Stuff Works web site yet, but I’m interested in checking it out. It claims to be “an award-winning source of unbiased, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.” But … Continue reading

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Whiteness in U.S. political culture

Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson, professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will talk about the history of “whiteness” in U.S. political culture at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. … Continue reading

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Immigration: policy & attitudes, women & families

Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director and co-founder of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will talk about “The effects of immigration policy and attitudes on women and families” on Wed., Oct. 29, 11am-12:15pm in UC275. It’s part of the Women … Continue reading

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2014 Chancellor’s Regional Literary Award

The 2014 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor’s Regional Literary Award will be given to Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum, who also is Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism at UW-Madison. On Monday, October 27, Ms. Blum will provide a reading … Continue reading

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United Nations Day

Happy birthday, UN! Friday, October 24, is United Nations Day, the anniversary of the UN Charter creating this body going into effect. The Secretary-General issues a statement every year in honor of this anniversary. How will you celebrate? Learn more … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Pew Quizzes

Time for some Friday Fun! Take these fun, short, and grade-free quizzes from the Pew Research Center that will allow you to see how your opinions and knowledge compare to others’ responses: in News IQ, Millennialism, Science Knowledge, etc. Global … Continue reading

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Media Freedom v. Corporate Control

Peace, Education and Activism through Creative Engagement (P.E.A.C.E.), a UWW student organization, will show the documentary “Shadows of Liberty” on Thurs., Oct. 16th at 5:30pm in UC Summers Auditorium. This 90-minute award-winning documentary examines the impact of corporate ownership on … Continue reading

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Adam Braun and The Promise of a Pencil

Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder/CEO of Pencils of Promise, will talk about “The promise of a pencil: How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change” on Mon., Oct. 6, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Word Games

Lots of us go to the Merriam-Webster.com site to get definitions, but there are some word games there, too! When you complete a quiz you’ll be able to compare your score to the average score overall, or the average score … Continue reading

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El laberinto de la soledad (The Labyrinth of Solitude)

Dr. RubĂ©n Medina, poet and chair of the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese at UW-Madison, spoke about The Labyrinth of Solitude, written by Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz, on Tues., Sept. 23, at 3:45pm as part of the Latino Heritage Lecture … Continue reading

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