Monthly Archives: April 2012

Featured MINDS@UW-River Falls Item of the Week

This week’s featured MINDS@UW-River Falls item is Continents in Collision by UWRF Geology Professor Ian Williams.  Continents in collision is a graphic textbook that is intended to be an introduction to geology and it is part of the Ian Williams, Ph.D. collection in the UWRF Geology community.  It was created in April 2006 as a sabbatical project and it was the 300th item added to the MINDS@UW-River Falls repository.   Click here (http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/55797) to view Professor Williams’ textbook in MINDS@UW-River Falls.  To see other items in the MINDS@UW-River Falls repository, visit http://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/209

For more information on MINDS@UW-River Falls, contact Heidi Southworth (mailto:heidi.southworth@uwrf.edu) or visit the project home page at: http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/Minds.cfm

Food and Water by David Luke

Food and Water
Photography by David Luke on exhibit in the Harriet Barry Gallery through May 4th.

This project was completed during a residency called Artist at Pine Needles  in the summer of 2011 with the Science Museum of Minnesota and The St. Croix Watershed Research Station.

Food and Water consists of diptychs representing food, in the form of agricultural landscapes, and water, in the form of the St. Croix River. The natural world has long been celebrated in photography. Food and Water does this, while pointing to the direct human reliance on these two resources as well as to the ecologically fundamental connection between the agricultural landscape and the bodies of water that run through them. Some of the research being done at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station is focused around this connection, and the impact that production of certain crops, like corn, are having on the watershed. As the headwaters to a vast Mississippi river system, northern and central Minnesota play a vital role in how the relationship between food and water is realized as water flows south.

Visit David’s website to see photographs and read more about the project here:  http://davidluke.net/index.php?/projects/food-and-water/

Featured MINDS@UW-River Falls Item of the Week

This week’s featured MINDS@UW-River Falls item is Teaching summary writing through direct instruction to improve test comprehension for students in ESL/ELF by UWRF student Youngmyoung Cho.  Youngmyoung’s Plan B paper is found in both the English Department’s TESOL Masters Theses and Plan B Papers collection and the Office of Graduate Studies’ UWRF Graduate Research Papers (Plan B) collection.   Click here (http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/61052) to view her paper in MINDS@UW-River Falls.  To see other items in the MINDS@UW-River Falls repository, visit http://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/209

For more information on MINDS@UW-River Falls, contact Heidi Southworth (mailto:heidi.southworth@uwrf.edu) or visit the project home page at: http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/Minds.cfm

Hours for Easter Weekend

The library is open regular hours Easter weekend:

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 1:00 a.m.

The computer labs on the lower level are CLOSED.

Featured MINDS@UW-River Falls Item of the Week

This week’s featured MINDS@UW-River Falls item is Risk and high school science: insight on student decisions about registering for advanced-level science classes by UWRF student John Thyren.   John’s paper was written for his Master of Science in Education-Physics degree in February 2012.   John was advised by Dr. Lowell McCann.  John’s paper is one of the many Plan B papers found in the UWRF Office of Graduate Studies community.   Click here (http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/60837) to view John’s paper in MINDS@UW-River Falls.  To see other items in the MINDS@UW-River Falls repository, visit http://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/209

For more information on MINDS@UW-River Falls, contact Heidi Southworth (mailto:heidi.southworth@uwrf.edu) or visit the project home page at: http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/Minds.cfm

Student Art Installations in the Library

Each semester Morgan Clifford’s Art Seminar class showcases installation art in the library.  The current crop will be exhibited beginning today through next week.  Next time you are in the library wander around and check them out!

Kerstin Rehak, art installation