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‘The Baltic Way’ exhibition commemorates 100 years of history

Nestled in the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library lies “The Baltic Way,” an exhibition showcasing 100 years of Baltic history through artifacts and documents. The gallery, curated by Stanford and the Hoover Institution, aims to demonstrate the Baltic republics’ combined strength throughout decades of persecution, while also highlighting each country’s unique heritage and culture.

Stanford libraries help digitize papers of Europe’s first female professor

The Stanford Libraries have partnered with the principal municipal library of Bologna, Italy, and the Istituto per i beni culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna to grant public access to the papers of Europe’s first female professor, Laura Bassi, an 18th-century Italian scientist. The institutions will work together to scan Bassi’s archives, which include 6,000 pages documenting her…

Rally? Not in these libraries

Libraries 1, band 0 is the score today after the Stanford band agreed to back down from a traditional run through the libraries the night before spring finals begin — tonight. “The band has a dishonorable history of misbehaving in the libraries,” said library communications director Andrew Herkovic. “The University library wants no part of it.”

E-dissertations popular among graduate students

When the University announced last November that doctoral dissertations and masters dissertations from some engineering disciplines would be made available in a digital format, it was unclear how many graduate students would take advantage of this option over the traditional “hard-copy” submission. Now, nearly an entire academic year later, it is clear that some graduate students have made the transition smoothly from paper to electronic submission…