Marina Whitman’s father, John von Neumann, the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century, was a key figure in the Manhattan Project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment.
A new grant will enable Michigan entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to more readily obtain critical information from journals, conference proceedings, books, and other research library holdings at greatly reduced prices.
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology presents Francis Kelsey: Honorary Papyrologist, a public lecture by John Griffiths Pedley, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Greek, and Arthur Verhoogt, Acting Archivist of the Papyrology Collection. A reception will follow at the Kelsey Museum.
The University of Michigan Library recently announced that the California Digital Library (CDL), one of the world’s largest digital research libraries, is joining its grant-funded effort to identify public domain volumes from among the more than ten million volumes that reside in HathiTrust.
The exhibit “An Imaginary Arctic: Speculative Cartography in the Search for the Northwest Passage” offers a close look at centuries of cartographic representations of the so-called Northwest Passage, a once mythical Arctic trade route from Europe to Asia.
This exhibit, a collaboration between the Special Collections Library and the Papyrology Library, includes papyri and early printed books illustrating how the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems originally composed in the oral tradition, were first written down, edited, and eventually translated into the main European languages.
The University of Michigan Library is pleased to announce that Elaine Westbrooks will serve as the University's first Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research, starting on August 13.
Bring the kids! The Ann Arbor Book Festival includes children's activities on the U-M Diag in front of the Hatcher Graduate Library. Play "Do or Diag": a life-sized game played across the Diag.
The Ann Arbor Book Festival’s mission is to promote reading, heighten awareness of literacy challenges, and showcase the rich culture of the written word in Michigan and beyond. A diverse group of community leaders committed to literature, language, and the arts in Michigan plans the Festival.