Review - The Wife

Before it was a major motion picture starring Glenn Close, The Wife was a novel by Meg Wolitzer. Beginning in the 1950s, with men mostly controlling the access to publishing and success, and academia mostly extolling male writers, "The Wife" sketches out the differences between men’s “armored,” “muscle-bound” writing and women’s more intimate, personal stories.

VR Office Hours

Are you interested in experiencing VR? Have you wondered how VR tools might be used to expand or support your research? Virtual Reality is an exciting way to engage with different environments, experiencing our world and worlds we can only imagine. 

Telling Spatial Stories

What is your story…

This is a question Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner have been asking through their work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University Libraries. They are excited to develop new services, learning opportunities, and spaces for discussion centered around spatial research. For example, earlier this year, they began offering open office hours for those with questions concerning mapping or spatial datasets (Wednesdays between 12 and 3pm in the Sorrels library, Wean Hall floor 4).

WWI and Mellon Institute

This November is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War I. To mark the occasion, Project Archivist Emily Davis dug into the early history of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to highlight some of the work that was carried out there during World War I. Established in 1913, the Mellon Institute was roughly a year old when war broke out in Europe in 1914.

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