UW Libraries e-news
January 2009

From the Dean

Dean Betsy Wilson
Betsy Wilson

I often refer to the University Libraries as a “House of Stories.” We at the Libraries have the privilege, the honor and the responsibility of holding these stories and making them available to future generations of students, faculty and researchers. More ...

In the Spotlight

John Vallier

The 'Sounds' of Music
From freak folk to shockabilly and everything in between, John Vallier's Puget Sounds Project aims to document the kaleidoscopic nature of music performed and produced in this Pacific Northwest region. More ...

UW campus 1909

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at 100
In 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, a regional world's fair designed to tout a burgeoning Pacific Northwest, was held on the UW campus. Swathed in forest and containing only three buildings, the University's home was ripe for transformation. And when the fair was over, a new campus was born. See how ...

Church of the Odigitria Mother of God in Kimzha, Russia

Preserving Russian Architecture
In 2006, the University of Washington received a $325,000 NEH grant to complete the digital William Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection, an unrivaled resource on Russian architecture consisting of more than 30,000 photos of notable buildings from the Middle Ages to the present day. More ...

Honors and Awards

Sandra Kroupa

Curator Kroupa Marks 40 Years
Book Arts and Rare Book Curator Sandra Kroupa recently celebrated 40 years with UW Libraries, surrounded by book artists and members of the Book Arts Community who agreed that the Book Arts Community is “a far richer place because of" Kroupa’s dedication and passion. Read more about Kroupa and other Libraries stories in the 2007-2008 Libraries Report to Contributors.

Events and Exhibits


Lee Hartwell

Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting
Lee Hartwell, Ph.D.
“Science and the Arts”
Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; Suzzallo Library 101
Dr. Hartwell is president and director of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He concurrently serves as Research Professor of Genetics with the American Cancer Society and Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. More ...

Jack Hamann

Blom Endowed Lecture
Jack Hamann
March 6, 7 p.m.; Suzzallo Library 101
Jack Hamann is the author of On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII, an investigative account of one of the largest and most controversial events in American civil rights history. More ...


Botanical Illustration: Art Meets Science
Through Feb. 27, Suzzallo Library 102

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