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: Live Reindeer Cam

Oh my goodness, thanks to Brenda in Circulation, here’s some Friday fun that can last and last all the way to the holidays. It’s live ReindeerCam! And you can get your name on the nice list to ensure your holiday will … Continue reading

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Deck the Wishing Tree! Fa la la…

Are there books, graphic novels, audio books, videos, video games, CDs, etc., that you wish Andersen Library would consider acquiring? Let us know by hanging your wish(es) on the tree! The tree is located near the Circulation Desk and the … Continue reading

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“Into the North” with Luis Urrea

Luis Alberto Urea, author of Into the beautiful north and professor in the English Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will provide the final Fall 2014 Contemporary Issues Lecture on Mon., Dec. 1, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. Andersen … Continue reading

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Celebrate faculty & staff scholarship and creative achievements

The 27th annual exhibition of scholarly & creative works by UWW faculty & staff will celebrate accomplishments of the past year across a range of disciplines. A sampling of the articles, artwork, books, music performances and conference presentations produced by … Continue reading

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Library, Café Hours Thanksgiving Week

Plan ahead! Hours of the Andersen Library and Food for Thought Café are affected by the Thanksgiving holiday. The Food for Thought Café will be open from 8am until 2pm on Mon. Nov. 24 and Tues. Nov. 25, and then … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Find that World Heritage Site!

OK, we could all use a little Friday fun, and this will still exercise our brains a little too. The History Channel has a games page, and one in the “Trivia Quizzes” category is “Mankind: World Heritage Destinations.” Select either … Continue reading

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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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