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.

Jazz Appreciation Month

Please note that live Jazz in the Library today has been cancelled. We apologize for any disappointment! April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and you can celebrate by joining us for some jazz in Andersen Library on Friday, April 29th, … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert, journalist and author of The sixth extinction: An unnatural history, for which she won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction will deliver the last Contemporary Issues Lecture of the year at 7pm on Wed, Apr 20, in … Continue reading

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Earth Week

UW-Whitewater offers several Earth Week (April 18-22, 2016) events, including these: The documentary This changes everything will be shown on Mon, Apr 18, from 5-7pm in Summers Auditorium (UC). If you miss it, Andersen Library has the book by Naomi … Continue reading

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First Past the Post and Public Opinion: Do Early Primaries Matter?

Dr. Jolly Emrey*, Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Dept., will talk about “First past the post and public opinion: Do early primaries matter?” on Tues, Apr 12, at 7:30pm at The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center (211 … Continue reading

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Adopting the New Forest Guardian in America: The ‘No Trespassing’ Sign

Pao Vue, Ph.D. student in UW-Madison’s Department of Geography, will talk about “Adopting the New Forest Guardian in America: The ‘No Trespassing’ Sign” from 3:30-4:30pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in UC275A. It’s the last Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture for … Continue reading

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Why being who you really are is a radical act

Bridget Birdsall, an author and artist, will talk about “Why being who you really are is a radical act” from 6:30-8pm on Tues., Apr. 12 in the UC Hamilton Room. Birdsall will talk about her young adult novel Double exposure, … Continue reading

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Vote on April 5th!

The Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary will be held on April 5, 2016. Don’t forget to vote! Whitewater’s polling locations, the downtown Armory (146 W North St) and on campus (UC Hamilton Room), will be open from 7 a.m. … Continue reading

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The Economic Contribution of Immigration in America

Dr. Alfonso Morales, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will talk about “The Economic Contribution of Immigration in America” on Tues., Mar. 29, from 3:30pm-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the Latino Heritage … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: National Jukebox

Have some fun this weekend with this “oldie” online resource, in existence since 2011: The National Jukebox is a project of the Library of Congress that streams historical commercial sound recordings. It includes “more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued … Continue reading

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Friday fun: Lifelogging

I recently read a Computerworld technology blog entry about lifelogging: “Photographic memory made easy.” What is it? It’s essentially a diary of everyday moments, created with wearable devices that constantly record images and possibly audio throughout your day. Some use … Continue reading

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