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September 29, 2009


Scientists at the U-M Center for Organogenesis create beautiful images in the course of their research in organ growth, function, and disease. These photomicrographs of tissues, usually stained to highlight various elements and changes, are a fascinating combination of science and art. A selection of BioArtography is now on display at the Digital Media Commons Gallery in the Duderstadt Center, September 29-October 19.
A reception with the scientists/artists will be held Wednesday, September 30, from 4-6 pm.

Curious, by Maria Morrell, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cell and Developmental Biology (Click on the image for a description of the image on the BioArtography site)

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September 24, 2009

AP Images: Weather and Architecture

We've mentioned the great resource AP Images before, but it bears repeating. You'll find timely and historical news photographs, of course, but also some fascinating images of architecture. Today's post presents the iconic Sydney Opera House (Jorn Utzon, 1959-1973) obscured by the red dust storm from western Australia on September 23rd.

Image copyright 2009 AP Photo/Rick Rycroft. Click here to see more photos of the Australia dust storm on AP Images

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September 21, 2009

Presidential Libraries as Resources

If you're studying history, you may forget what a great resources presidential libraries can be. Many presidential libraries include digitized materials in their online resources, so you can find images of presidents responding to the pressures of their times as well as more light-hearted fare like the image above of President Ford with All-American receiver Anthony Carter and Coach Bo Schembechler in November, 1982. Because these libraries specialize in archiving, many of them have taken on the archives of other famous people such as Ernest Hemingway and Laura Ingalls Wilder as well as general historic artifacts. Believe it or not, much of the material is classified as being part of public domain and therefore free to use as you wish.

Visit our own Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on North Campus of the University, or National Archives webpage on presidential libraries for a list of links to these resources.

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September 14, 2009

The Labadie Collection

Did you know that the University of Michigan is home to the oldest collection dedicated to documenting social protest and radical political movements? The Labadie Collection, named for native Michigander and activist Joseph Antoine Labadie, is now physically housed on the seventh floor of the Hatcher Library. In addition, many of the collection's images are available online to UM students, faculty and staff.

Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X. New York City, 9/15/62? Photo by O.L. Abel (Click on the image to go to the original picture in the Labadie Collection)

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September 10, 2009

Friday Nights at the DIA

The Detroit Institute of Art is giving you an extra reason to visit the museum on Fridays this fall. Starting on August 14 and running through October 20, the DIA will be hosting Friday Night Live! with live music, workshops, drawing and more. All are free with regular museum admission. This autumn there's no reason not to support your local art museums and have a little fun, too.

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September 04, 2009

Welcome to the University!!

Moving In (1981?)
Photo the Bentley Historical Library Digital Image Bank.

Welcome back or welcome! Times may have changed and more than likely you didn't come here in the family station wagon. What hasn't changed is the "Go Blue!" bumper sticker, a supply of Vernors ginger ale, and the fact that you need the best resources available. Keep an eye on this blog for all sorts of image-gathering and image-using ideas. If you don't find what you need, ask us!! aael/vrc@umich.edu

Keep an eye on the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library webpage for resources and tips to help you in your studies.

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