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Aiden Bettine holding a hockey puck from the Twin Cities Gay Hockey Association in the Tretter Collection.
Expert Alert

The history of Twin Cities Pride

Soon, people will gather for the 51st Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival from June 23-25, just one of many local celebrations for Pride Month this June. 

The Met in New York

Encountering art across America

Viewing world-famous art without the filter of a screen or a print is an experience not everyone can have, but for one student, it was life-changing.

Expert Alert

Best books to give for the holidays in 2022

If you plan to follow the “four-gift rule” this holiday season — something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read — experts from the University of Minnesota Libraries can help you find a perfect present for that last category. 

Mike Lubke battles another man with swords

Man at arms

Alumnus turns his theater degree into a fight choreographer job.

A collage of 3 different outfits featuring MIss Minnesota Rachel Evangelisto

The changing face of Miss Minnesota

At about the same time she was accepted into law school, Rachel Evangelisto became the first Native American to win the Miss Minnesota pageant. She shares some of her experiences and her lofty plans for the future.

News Release

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the 2022 Kerlan Award winner

Andrea Davis Pinkney has been named the 2022 Kerlan Award winner. The Kerlan Award is given each year in recognition of an author or illustrator’s exceptional attainments in the creation of children’s literature and their generous contributions and support of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature.