Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Fridays in Andersen Library

Come join us for...

First Fridays: Virtue & Vice in the Stacks

What: First Fridays: Virtue & Vice in the Stacks
When: Friday, October 2, 2009 • noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

In the early 1920s, the University of Minnesota began a journey of "imperative" need. Two structures were proposed--an auditorium large enough to hold the entire student body and a stadium to house the football program and support physical education. They would be more than signature campus buildings: they would honor the service of a University president and the sacrifice of Minnesotans in the "great war" while rallying the University community in an unprecedented fund-raising effort. Get the inside story on Northrop Auditorium and Memorial Stadium from the staff of University Archives.

The American poet Elizabeth Bishop, in a letter to Marianne Moore, wrote: "I am overcome by my own amazing sloth . . . Can you please forgive me and believe that it is really because I want to do something well that I don't do it at all?" See Special Collections and Rare Books sloth in action.

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