Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dartmouth in the Rose Bowl?

In 1937, Dartmouth was a major college football powerhouse and was invited to play Cal in the Rose Bowl on January 1st–and Dartmouth turned it down. It is hard to imagine both sides of that sentence: Dartmouth invited to the Rose Bowl? A major college… Continue reading

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Not "A Christmas Carol"

Everybody knows the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas whose visitations cause the former miser and all around misanthrope to reform. The other novellas of Christmas penned by Charles Dickens have not stood the test of t… Continue reading

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8 Math Talks to Blow Your Mind

We may all be going on holiday break, but I you are like me, learning does not stop. This new list of TED math talks are both educational and fun to watch. You needn’t be a mathematician to enjoy them, really :-) Supplemented here are a handful of books from our library collection or other [...] Continue reading

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Congratulations, Stephanie!

It is with great pleasure I announce that Stephanie Wolff has been promoted to Assistant Conservator. A major responsibility of this new position is to be the conservation digital liaison, which will manage workflow and treatment assessment for conserv… Continue reading

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Dear Dr. Seuss

Like the rest of the country, we have had school children on our minds this week. We were reminded of a batch of very sweet letters in our Ted Geisel collection addressed to Dr. Seuss. It seemed like a good time to share a few, as well as one of Seuss’… Continue reading

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To Great Teamwork

Almost ten years ago John Cocklin, Economics and Social Science Data Librarian, was contacted by Readex (a division of NewsBank Corporation) to borrow a small number of volumes from the U. S. Congressional Serial Set. They were digitizing their microf… Continue reading

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Arrivals and Departures (… In the Library’s Chemistry Collection)

An update on two chemistry resources that Kresge subscribes to – one coming, and one going! * Beginning in 2013, the Library will subscribe to the Thieme journal SYNFACTS, an update / current research journal that reports current research results of importance in synthetic organic chemistry (‘… screened, selected, evaluated, summarized, and enriched with personal [...] Continue reading

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Write Your CV in LaTeX!

Today I’m going to convince you to write your CV or resume in . If you are not familiar with LaTeX, this is a great way to dig into learning it! Open up your favorite TeX editor. I use TeXnicCenter (Windows), TeXworks (Mac/Windows/Linux), and Kile (Linux), but there’s lots of them out there. What I [...] Continue reading

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Nature Printing

Natural history in the nineteenth century strove to describe and classify everything in the living world. Museums were bulging at the seams with specimens and catalogs listing and illustrating classes of life proliferated. For some in the field, tradit… Continue reading

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“My Work Did Not ‘Evolve’”

“My work did not ‘evolve’ into a serious work. It started like that,” states a somewhat testy J. R. R. Tolkien in response to a request for information about himself and his books from Miss Bradley at the London office of the New York Times. Tolkien, … Continue reading

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