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At Midpoint of the Newberry Seminar, Independent Projects Take Center Stage

Oct 27, 2014
Workshop on history of the book

At a Newberry Seminar workshop on the history of the book.

It's just past the midpoint of the fall semester, and the 22 students in the ACM Newberry Seminar in Chicago are intensively digging into their independent research projects.

That doesn't mean, though, that they've disappeared into their library carrels for the next few weeks, not to be seen until they emerge at the end of the term with their completed research papers in hand.

The program's emphasis on developing a research community, as well as honing each student's skills as a researcher, ensures that the students will remain engaged with their classmates, the seminar faculty, and the librarians and scholars at the Newberry Library even as the individual projects take center stage in the students' daily lives. Read more


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Chloe Souza from Macalester College, along with two other finalists, are honored for their independent research on ACM off-campus programs in Costa Rica and at the Newberry Library.
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A single map set Scott Heerman on a scholarly path that has taken him to graduate school, searching through county courthouses in southern Illinois, and back to the Newberry on a research fellowship.
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Professors Brian Bockelman and David Miller will team up to lead students in exploring the nature of the modern metropolis on the fall 2012 Newberry Seminar.

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Fall 2015 Newberry Library Seminar to Explore Theme of "Knowing Your Place: Human and Social Geography" Jun 30, 2014
Visiting faculty will mentor students' independent research projects in the humanities.
Visiting Faculty Positions Available on ACM Programs in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and U.S. Dec 12, 2013
Call for Applications covers off-campus study posts during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
Newberry Seminar Research Topics Span Millennia and Raise Intriguing Questions Nov 25, 2013
Students' presentations reflect their intellectual curiosity and engagement with the library's collections.
Knowledge and Technology Will be Topic when Monmouth Professors Lead the Newberry Seminar in 2014 Aug 8, 2013
Bridget Draxler and Hannah Schell selected to team-teach ACM program emphasizing independent research in the humanities.
Visiting Faculty Positions Are Available in 2014-15 on ACM Programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Nov 19, 2012
With the programs' wide-ranging curricula, there are opportunities for faculty from across the disciplines.
Once Again, the Newberry Library Opens Its Doors to ACM Students Sep 12, 2012
Fall seminar participants take part in event marking the library’s 125th Anniversary.

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Nanette Johnson My semester at the Newberry inspired me with a real love of scholarly research. At the Newberry, I did research on Pre-Shakespearean Morality plays, and am now retired from 30+ years as an English & Theatre teacher. I learned a great deal from all who participated—library staff, instructors and fellow students. I stayed in touch with many of them for many years, and am most happy to learn that the experience is still being offered to today's students.

—Nanette Johnson, Newberry Seminar, Spring 1966

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