Concourse Display Case
March Is Women's History Month
"Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment" is the 2014 Women’s History Month theme to honor the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. “Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage, and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience.” (NWHP 2014)
Find out more about Women’s History Month and this year’s nominees from the National Women's History Project organization. Check out UMD events during March and April that celebrate Women’s History Month.
For assistance in checking out the items on display, ask at the circulation desk.
First Floor Interior Displays
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Rotunda Library (L)
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library presents a free, scholar-led reading and discussion series exploring five books in the "Pathways of Faith" theme received as part of the Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys bookshelf collection.
This fourth "Let's Talk About It" program will focus on The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter.
In the Qur’an, Muslims are instructed that at least once in their lives they must take part in the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Over the centuries, artists, craftspeople, and others have found innumerable ways to articulate the experience, from calligraphy to decorative tiles and textiles, even scientific instruments, maps, and metalwork. These and other media of expression are captured in this profusely illustrated book by distinguished curator Venetia Porter.
Participants are encouraged to register in advance (http://z.umn.edu/muslimjourneys) but are welcome to sit in for one or a few meetings if they wish. Books are available at the Library and at the Duluth Public Library.
Read more about upcoming events and books in the discussion series at http://libguides.d.umn.edu/muslim_journeys.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.
UMD in 1964
The tabletop display located near the staircase on the library's first floor features a look back in history. What did UMD look like 50 years ago? What is now Montague Hall was under construction as a classroom building for the Home Economics Department, the Kirby Lounge was a gathering place, and the walk to campus in the snow was arduous.
This display includes an aerial view of the campus and a map to point out the existing buildings in 1964, along with an architect's drawing of the Home Economics Building. Materials are from Martin Library Archives and Special Collections.
Fourth Floor Display
Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library Special Collections department invites you to view an exhibit from the Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection.
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