September 25, 2007

I heard this interesting story on NPR yesterday afternoon – a scientist’s quest for the Doomsday Yawn. That is, a yawn *guaranteed* to make others yawn.

Read a small description of the report and listen to the full story HERE.

While listening (and I am really not kidding) I yawned SIX times! Ha!

image from chevroncars.com


Events: September 24-September 28

September 23, 2007

Lots of great talks, lectures and events scheduled for next week! Here’s a rundown:

Monday, September 24, 2007

  • What: Frontiers in Life Science: Changes in Hospital Care for Childbirth
  • When: 12:00pm
  • Where: McConnell B05
  • Who: Jean L. Kozak, NCHS

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  • What: ES&P Lunchbag: “Biodiversity and Conservation Management Research Opportunities in the Tropics.”
  • When: 12:15pm
  • Where: Bass 102
  • Who: Dr. Tim Coles

Lunch provided!
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  • What: Sciences Colloquium: Operations WALLACEA, “Converting the Direct Payments Principle into Practical Conservation Management in the Tropics”
  • When: 4:00pm
  • Where: McConnell 103
  • Who: Dr. Tim Coles

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

  • What: Math Lunch Talks: Student Reports from Summer Work
  • When: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Where: Burton Forum (3rd floor)
  • Who: Hillary Sackett and Rachel Brown

Lunch provided!
To see the entire Math Lunch Talks schedule, CLICK HERE.
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  • What: Study Abroad Fair
  • When: All Day!
  • Where: Campus Center Lawn
  • Who: Come find out about how you can participate in an environmental program around the world, with Smith-approved organizations like the School for International Training, the School for Field Studies, the Organization of Tropical Studies, the Arava Institute and many others…

Thursday, September 27, 2007

  • What: Information Session about Operations WALLACE, Tim Coles
  • When: 5:00pm
  • Where: Bass 102
  • Who: Come get more information and have your questions about the program answered…

Friday, September 28, 2007

  • What: “Light Microscopy: Getting the most out of your compound microscope”
  • When: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Where: Sabin Reed 411
  • Who: Judith Wopereis, CMI: Making use of visible light and a system of lenses, the compound microscope allows us to examine fine morphological details resolved and visualized in magnified images. This hands-on workshop will be beneficial for any user wanting to know how to use and properly setup the compound microscope to acquire good quality images.

RefWorks Workshops!

September 21, 2007


The Libraries are hosting some RefWorks Workshops over the next two weeks. Registration is still open!

RefWorks Basics

  • Monday, September 24, 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday, September 27, 12pm-1pm

To register for RefWorks Basics, CLICK HERE.

Write-N-Cite Basics

  • Monday, October 1, 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday, October 4, 12pm-1pm

To register for Write-N-Cite Basics, CLICK HERE.

Learn more about RefWorks and create an account by visiting the Libraries’ Style Manuals and Citation Guides page.

Water Lecture Tonight!

September 20, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

  • What: Lecture: New Worlds of Water
  • When: 8:00pm
  • Where: Neilson Library Browsing Room
  • Who: Margaret Catley-Carlson
    Chair of The Global Water Partnership, and member of the UN Secretary General Advisory Board on Water

To learn more about Ms. Catley-Carlson and the Global Water Partnership, CLICK HERE.

Environmental Science Lunchbag – TODAY!

September 11, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

  • What: Lunchbag Lecture!
    “Conservation at crossroads: lessons from a 5-year research plan involving study abroad students, local Maasai communities and Kenyan Wildlife Service”

  • When: 12:00pm
  • Where: Ball Hall, room 102
  • Who: Salaton Tome, Environmental Policy/Socio-Econ faculty member at the School for Field Studies’ Kenya Program

    Lunch will be provided!


September 7, 2007

A big welcome to first-year Smith College students! . . . and welcome back to those returning! The semester – all two days of it! – is turning out to be a busy one already . . .

Even though you will soon have mountains of reading and papers galore, I encourage you all to make time for campus events, lectures and gatherings.

Here are some links to check frequently:
Libraries’ FYI
Smith E-Digest
Grecourt Gate
Clark Science Center homepage
Campus Calendar

Please stop by and say hello! The Young Science Library is located in Bass Hall, which is the first large building on your left after passing under the neon underpass (as you walk toward the Mill River and athletic fields). Walk into the front door, and keep walking straight directly into the library.