Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday Hours

Please see our public hours page for the holidays through J-term.

Kimono Discussion and Demo

Thursday, Dec. 15, there are three open presentations (11-11:50 a.m., 12-12:50 p.m. and 2-2:50 p.m.) in which Magara Maeda of the Modern Language Department is going to discuss the traditional role of Kimonos in Japanese culture and give a demonstration on how to properly wear Kimono.  The talk will also include information about traditional Japanese ‘Shinto-style’ wedding ceremony.  Traditional Chinese minority garments will also be on exhibit and will be discussed by Chinese students at UWRF, Ying Wang and Liyuan Feng, in the last 2 open presentations.

All are welcome to attend.

K’NEX @ Your Library!

Finals getting you down?   Take a study break!  Engage your  brain in a fun way with K’NEX and our Big Book of Ideas.  K’NEX are located on the puzzle table near the front staircase on the main level of the library.  We’ll be ready to take pictures of your creations for our Facebook page which you can “like” here.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The library’s Lion’s Paw Book Club meets Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 3-4pm in the upper level breezeway to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

A New York Times bestseller that takes readers on an extraordinary journey, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks spans the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

Japanese and Chinese Clothing Exhibition Installed

Visit the library’s Harriet Barry Gallery (main level) to view authentic Japanese kimonos and Chinese minority garments.  The exhibition also includes jewelry, hats and footwear.  View earlier post for more information.


First Submission to New MINDS/Graduate Studies Collection

Following the newly enacted guidelines for mandatory submission to MINDS@UW-River Falls, the first Plan B Graduate Research Paper has been added to the Graduate Studies collection.  The paper is entitled Exploration of Self-identification Through the Mask Form and World Culture by graduate student Michael Hadfield, advised by Dr. Lynn Jermal.  The paper is available at:

For more information on the MINDS@UW-River Falls project, check out our home page at

Plan A Theses and Plan B Papers in MINDS@UW-River Falls

The UWRF Graduate Council recently passed a formal motion stating that all “Plan A theses and Plan B research papers must adhere to the guidelines for mandatory submission to MINDS.” All graduate students submitting Plan A theses and Plan B graduate research papers to the graduate office must now also send a digital copy of their work to MINDS@UW-River Falls.  To submit a work, graduate students should consult the checklist (page 1) and fill out the submission form (pages 2-3) here:

For more information regarding the MINDS project, please consult the MINDS@UW-River Falls submission page at or contact Heidi Southworth at or call 715-425-3924.   For questions concerning the graduate program or guidelines, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 715-425-3843.