UW Libraries e-news
June 2009

From the Dean

Dean Betsy Wilson (photo by Cass Redstone)
Betsy Wilson

Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Graduate School and the University Libraries are teaming up to create a new Center for Teaching and Learning that will draw on the expertise of many units on campus. Additionally, the Libraries Cabinet continues to work on how we will make budget reductions that will take effect July 1. To keep the public informed about steps we are taking, we will maintain a Budget Briefing page on our Web site.

In the Spotlight

Heidi Nance, left, Kayla Johnson and Thomas Deardorff with a 100-year-old book from ILL

Interlibrary Loan Tracks Books, Texts & More
Students can request books any time online through the UW library catalogue. If the item isn't available in the UW’s library system, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) looks in the Summit catalog, a conglomerate of 35 regional libraries. When the book can't be found in Summit, the search goes global. “We’ll search the whole world and say, 'Who has this?'" said Heidi Nance, ILL's borrowing supervisor. More.

Students examine the scroll

Students View Replica
of China's Mona Lisa

For several weeks of spring quarter, a reproduction of a scroll that depicts a painting nicknamed China's Mona Lisa, sprawled the length of the longest study table in the East Asia Library and captivated students of Professor Haicheng Wang's "Chinese Art: Buddhist Art and Painting, 200 AD to 1800" class. More.


Mural by Eliseo Silva, from 'Singaalot' exhibit

Filipino-American History Shines in Traveling Exhibit
The social history and development of Filipino Americans vividly come to life in Singaalot: The Ties That Bind, an exhibit of nearly 100 images, illustrations and historical documents from the National Archives, the Library of Congress and private collections. Now through July 26 at Odegaard Undergraduate Library. More.

1909 AYPE poster

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at 100
On June 1, 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition took place on the grounds of the University of Washington. The world's fair shaped the campus in ways that are visible today, creating Rainier Vista and Drumheller Fountain. One hundred years later, an exhibit displaying archives of the Exposition will run through Oct. 31 in Suzzallo and Allen libraries. More.

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Pride Points

The UW’s performing arts venues and museums are home to more than 280 performances, 60 exhibits and 100 public programs annually.

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