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Historic Rural Newspapers Digitized for Universal Access by the U Library

With more than 174,000 visits per year by genealogists, scholars and others seeking historical information of some nature, The Utah Digital Newspapers (UDN) is an online archive in high demand. Founded in 2002 by the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, the digital archive contains historic newspapers from across the state. And the archive has recently experienced a growth spurt with the addition of 130,000 pages from 11 Utah newspapers, including content from four rural newspapers new to the digital archive.

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The U Establishes Education Partnership with University in China

The University of Utah announced a new collaborative education program with Nankai University in Tianjin, China, that will expand global partnerships in Asia. Called the 3+X program, it will provide Chinese students the opportunity to attend both universities and receive a bachelor’s degree from Nankai University and master’s degree from the U.

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The 2013 Year of Italian Culture Celebrated at the U Library

Italian food, art, architecture, and culture endears us to a nation and people known for its vibrancy, flare and elegance. La Parola Scritta: XVI Centuries of Italian Culture in Ink will celebrate Italian contributions to world history and culture as seen through the pages of rare books held at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Special Collections at The University of Utah.

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How Parents Make Their Children

Best-selling author and journalist Andrew Solomon will give the 2013 Tanner Lecture on Human Values titled, “Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children,” Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., University of Utah Olpin Union Ballroom.

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The University of Utah’s Debate Society Hosts Public Forum on Citizenship and Immigration Reform

The University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society will host a public forum addressing the controversial topic of citizenship and immigration reform, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. in the College of Social Work auditorium. Titled “Life Divided: The National Debate over Immigration Reform,” the event will include guests who have been active participants in state-wide and national debates about the issue. The event is free and open to the public.

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