Concourse Display Case
Happy International Education Week!
International Education Week (IEW) is November 14-18, 2016. Created by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State in the year 2000, IEW is a time for educational institutions to celebrate international education!
Every year, universities, schools, and other educational institutions celebrate IEW in various ways, including cultural events, speaker panels, or international film festivals. This year we held International Taste of UMD on November 5, with food from over 25 countries represented! Two more international events will take place during International Education Week at UMD – Diwali Night, hosted by the Indian Student Association (ISA) will be Wednesday, November 16, and Culture Show, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAA), will be held November 19.
Student profiles are highlighted in this display, located in the concourse hallway between the library and the library annex. Maybe you’ll recognize one of your classmates!
The display was sponsored by International Student Services at UMD.
First Floor Interior Displays
Voting and Elections
UMD's MPIRG (Minnesota Public Service Interest Group) put together this display about voting and elections in recognition of its commitment to "Get Out the Vote."
MPIRG is a student funded, student directed, nonprofit student advocacy organization on the UMD campus. MPIRG seeks to bring students together to create social change at the state level and to serve as a training ground for students to become active citizens. Students work on issues important to them.
November Is National Career Development Month
Career & Internship Services here at UMD encourages students to take advantage of opportunities to prepare and plan for career development even during their early undergraduate years. It is never too early to polish your resume, research careers, participate in job fairs, and hone your interview skills.
Numerous events are offered to guide you on your path.
A Presidential Campaign, 1984
An exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.
In 1984 former Vice President Walter Mondale (Minnesota) was the Democratic candidate in the Presidential election. His running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, was the first female vice presidential candidate to represent a major American political party.
The Michael S. Berman Political Collection includes materials gathered during UMD alumnus Mike Berman’s work as campaign coordinator for Mondale’s presidential campaign. The display features administrative documents from the campaign, including a copy of the Republican Party’s “opposition research” on Walter Mondale. These documents reveal the complexity, depth of detail, and logistical planning involved in mounting a major campaign on a national scale.
The Berman Political Collection is held by Kathryn A. Martin Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit.
Fourth Floor Display
UMD hosted the 1623 First Folio volume of almost all of Shakespeare's plays (36 in total, including 18 never published before) in the Tweed Museum of Art in October. Meanwhile, we put together an ALL SHAKESPEARE display on the Kathryn A. Martin Library's fourth floor.
The Library teamed with the English Department and the Tweed to successfully compete for the opportunity to showcase the FIRST FOLIO volume on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Museum. The First Folio will be at UMD through October 26, 2016.
Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections drew upon selected items to create its All Shakespeare display, documenting the fact that Shakespeare has had a consistent local presence from the 1880s forward.
Display themes include Shakespeare and the Bible, Shakespeare and Duluth, as well as Shakespeare and UMD.
Playbills and programs from early Duluth productions show that residents in 1884 attended a Macbeth performance in the Grand Opera House. The Duluth Playhouse and Blackthorn Theater mounted productions into the 1970s. UMD's theater department student productions included Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night in the 1930s, and just last year the department produced All's Well That Ends Well.
The display also includes an 1888 Annual Report showing that Duluth public school libraries held volumes of Shakespeare.
Four volumes from the Ramseyer Bible collection are opened to source passages of familiar phrases William Shakespeare modified and used in Richard II, Julius Ceasar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and A Winter's Tale.