Join the UNI Cornerstone courses in reading this year's common read book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history.
The book's author, Isabel Wilkerson, is scheduled to visit UNI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall.
Rod Library has developed a subject guide for the book The Warmth of Other Suns which gathers a variety of supporting resources related to the book and its topic.
The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library website 24/7 from any location. Off-campus users will be prompted for their CatID.
The Foundation Center, a leading authority on organized philanthropy, produces the database which contains information about nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. and 2.1 million recently awarded grants. The database includes:
Detailed information about grantmakers
Types of programs/activities grantmakers will support
Application process and links to 990 tax forms
Lists of organizations that have received money from grantmakers
Recipients of grants located in geographic location (i.e., Waterloo, IA)