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Spring 2009
No. 55

Award Winning Cookbook Author to Speak on Moroccan Cuisine

Award-winning cookbook author Kitty Morse will give a presentation, "Tastes of Morocco," and sign books at the UWM Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr., on Tuesday, April 14 at 5 p.m.

Kitty Morse

A reception following the talk will feature a sampling of Moroccan treats prepared from Morse's recipes by Chef Rihab of au Bon App�tit Catering.

Morse was born in Casablanca and is the author of nine cookbooks including The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisine from Morocco and Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from My Moroccan Kitchen. She has taught Moroccan cuisine in cooking schools nationwide.

Morse emigrated to the US when she was seventeen and earned her B.A. and M.A. at UWM. While in Milwaukee she began catering Moroccan meals. She wrote her first book after moving to California, where she still resides.

Morse's talk is sponsored by the Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library. The Friends advance the UWM Libraries' educational mission through direct support for collections and programs.

As an incentive to join the Friends, the event is free for those who become first-time members at the basic annual membership fee of $35. This promotion includes a 15-month membership. Benefits of a Friends membership include borrowing from the Library's collection of over two million books.

The price for non-members is $20. For current Friends members, the cost of the event is $10. Space is limited and reservations are necessary.

Payment by cash or check only. Please make checks payable to "The UWM Foundation" and mail before April 10 to: UWM Libraries, Friends of the Golda Meir Library, P.O. Box 604, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604.

For more information about the event or Friends membership, call 414-229-6202 or visit http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/Friends/


Holzheimer Lecture Charts Perry's Expedition to Japan

John Schroeder, Professor in the UWM Dept. of History, will present the 2009 Holzheimer "Maps and America" lecture on Tuesday, April 28 in the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL).

Woodblock print portrait of Matthew C. Perry

Schroeder, a UW System University Professor and former UWM Chancellor, and the author of several books including an award-winning biography of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, will speak on the nautical charting activities of Perry during his diplomatic mission to Japan.

The Holzheimer Lecture series, initiated in 1990, is supported by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library. In conjunction with the talk, an exhibit of maps relating to the lecture topic will be on display.

"Yankee Surveyors in Imperial Waters: The Perry Expedition to Japan" will be presented at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding the talk at 5 p.m. The AGSL is located on the third floor, east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

Woodblock print portrait of Matthew C. Perry by an anonymous Japanese artist, 1854. Collection of Smithsonian Institution.


Former Journal Sentinel Cartoonist Featured at Friends Program

Stuart Carlson, the editorial cartoonist of the Milwaukee Sentinel from 1983 to 1995 and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1995 to 2008, will give a talk on his career at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2009 at the UWM Golda Meir Library.

His presentation, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library with support from the UWM Libraries' Archives Dept.

Carlson grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin and began his journalism career as editor and cartoonist for the West Allis Post/Star and as reporter for the West Bend News

His cartoons have been distributed nationwide by the Universal Press Syndicate. His work has been printed in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Playboy Magazine.

In 1991, the National Press Foundation selected Carlson as the "nation's best cartoonist." In 1995, he was awarded the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Award.

Carlson donated a collection of his work to the UWM Archives in September 2008. The collection consists of an estimated 5,000 drawings covering local, state, and national topics, including race relations, military conflicts, popular culture and political scandals.

"Drawing Criticism: Political Cartoons from Reagan to Obama" will be held in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor of the Golda Meir Library. For more information or special needs, please call 414-229-4786.

Stuart Carlson
Copyright Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Used with permission.


A Great Way to Celebrate a Graduation (or Other Special Occasion)!


Honor a friend, colleague or family member on a special occasion, such as a graduation, anniversary, retirement or birthday and at the same time enrich the Libraries' collections with valuable new books!

For each contribution of $50, the Friends of the Golda Meir Library will provide a commemorative bookplate. Your honoree's name, along with your personalized Inside Inscription, will be placed inside a new book in an academic area of your choice.

The recipient receives a card announcing your gift to the Libraries. For more information, please call Susan Modder, Development Director, at 414-229-2811.


Steven Burnham, Editor, sburnham@uwm.edu
Krystyna Matusiak, Newsletter designer