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November 2017 RodCast Articles

Digging Up History: Exploring the History of UNI's Mastodon Tusk image

Digging Up History: Exploring the History of UNI's Mastodon Tusk

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:18pm -   It’s the 1930’s in Hampton, Iowa. You’re shoveling in a gravel pit, and you suddenly strike something hard. You’ve unintentionally discovered a 12 foot long, 600 pound Mastodon tusk! How Did it Get to UNI? When the Hampton Mastodon tusk was found, it became a source of town pride. The citizens paraded it around town, and it was kept in the schoolhouse for the children to learn about. The tusk was acquired by the University of Northern Iowa in 1933 under the direction of Doctor Emmett J. Cable, who conducted extensive research on it. During this time, the tusk was also preserved using material such as shellac, spackle, and varnish. After Doctor Cable’s research was... Read More
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Pushing Past the Boundaries

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm - When you go to the library to study, you might not expect an empowerment fashion show to be going on in the middle of the library. However, that’s just what happened here at Rod Library when Annette Lynch’s Dress and Human Behavior class hosted Un[dress] the Stigma, an empowerment fashion show. Although you might not expect a fashion show in a library, librarian Angela Pratesi explains that this is a central part of what libraries do. “Libraries are knowledge and culture centers. We collect information about a wide variety of topics. We collect things, we share things. And in the arts, so much of what we’re doing is sharing. And I think that sharing learning is really important. So... Read More
Introducing the Kanopy Video Streaming Service image

Introducing the Kanopy Video Streaming Service

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:39am - Over 17,000 videos, including theatrical and independent releases, documentaries, international films, television shows, and training films, are now available through Kanopy, an on-demand web-based digital video delivery service licensed by Rod Library.   Producers whose films are available in the collection, include the BBC, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, and PBS. Titles are arranged in browsable subject (Environmental Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Mental Health) and thematic collections (LGBTQ Cinema, Leadership Training, Teacher Education Development), and include non-English titles. You can specify a genre or country of origin, search for a known title, and track... Read More
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