Thursday, February 22, 2007

Booktalk by Dr. Norbert Smith

Mark your calendar for March 7! Dr. Norbert Smith, a graduate of SWOSU and a published author, will be talking about his recently published book, Passive Fear: Alternative to Fight or Flight on March 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Instruction Room on the 2nd floor of the Al Harris Library. Passive Fear, published in 2006 by iUniverse Press, details Dr. Smith’s over 30 years of telemetry research with wild animals and provides insight into the mind of a field zoologist. So let's come together at the Library for an informative and entertaining talk!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Science Policy and Politics

The Union of Concerned Scientists has produced this guide to the ways in which the work of scientists at federal agencies has been suppressed or distorted for political purposes. Browse alphabetically, by agency, or by topic, or view the timeline.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Construction on the Second Floor

The second floor of the library will be undergoing renovation begining Thursday Feb. 15th. Please be patient with the noise and construction. The work will take about a week. If there are any changes to library services we will post further information.


Monday, February 05, 2007

Mercora: Free Online Music

Mercora is a "social radio" network which enables users to become DJs and create their own user-programmed radio channel. A search function allows users to find specific songs, albums, artists, or genres of music.
"We're the largest social network you've never heard of," quipped CEO Srivats Sampath, formerly the CEO of antivirus giant McAfee.
Sampath said he chose to get into radio because it was "ripe for rewriting the rules of the game." The site served more than 1.3 million DJs last year, with over 3.5 million tracks in its database. Mercora offers a Web application for casual listeners, playlist software for DJs, and a mobile product to enable smartphones to become wireless radios.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Globe Aware - Vacations in Service

Not sure what to do for Spring Break? For those interested in volunteering their time here's a company that "develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back," including opportunities to assemble wheelchairs in Cambodia, mark trails through the forests of Costa Rica, help construct a community center in Brazil, etc. Previous volunteers recount some of their experiences in the site's weblog.