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Snyder Book Collecting Contest deadline: March 31

Snyder Book Collecting Contest

Do you have a collection that is deserving of recognition? Enter the Snyder Book Collecting Contest for a chance to win cash prizes! Entries accepted until March 31.
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Taking it to the Streets

A showcase of public scholarship and creative work generated by campus and community scholars. Public scholarship is broadly defined as research, teaching, and learning that has an impact for the public beyond the university.

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LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries

A year-long juried exhibition organized and sponsored by KU Libraries. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit their work inside the libraries' public spaces and win cash awards totaling $1,000. Entry deadline: April 7.
Book cover of "Reparation Reader: Who Owns American Indian Remains?"

Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act Guide

This guide provides federal and scholarly sources of information regarding the 1990 Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The guide is purposeful in centering Indigenous perspectives on Native American repatriation and its complexities through both a historical and contemporary lens.

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As an extension of the recently opened “Taking it to the Streets” exhibit in the Haricombe Gallery, KU Libraries will host a panel discussion about public scholarship on Thursday, March 30 in Watson Library, Third Floor West, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  
From the city planner’s office to the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, Heather Mac Bean’s positions may have changed drastically over the years, but the common goal of serving the public has remained the same.

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