6 Historical High Points For Book Banning

6I was reading this article on Huffington Post, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.

-Jane Carlin,
Library Director
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Spotlight on: The Annual Microscopy Image Contest By Liz Roepke, Peer Research Advisor

Every fall at the Science & Math Summer Research Symposium, the Puget Sound Science Core Facility awards the winners of the Annual Microscopy Image Contest, which is sponsored by Nikon Instruments Inc., and Leica Microsystems. The contest is held to encourage students in the Math & Science departments to showcase photos they take during research. I’ve never submitted a photo, but I always enjoy learning about my peers’ research!

2014 Judge’s Grand Prize winner: Haila Schultz ‘16

Flared crossed pedicellaria of a large Pisaster ochraceous responding to contact with a large Evasterias troscelli. Pedicellariae are claw-like structures situated in clumps covering the surface of a sea star and are used in interference competition with other species of sea star.

Flared crossed pedicellaria of a large Pisaster ochraceous responding to contact with a large Evasterias troscelli. Pedicellariae are claw-like structures situated in clumps covering the surface of a sea star and are used in interference competition with other species of sea star.

2014 People’s Choice Award winner: Cheyenne Dewey ‘16

After identification by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, filamentous bacterial mat samples from the high sulfide sediment of Commencement Bay were prepared by Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH). The microbial community in the mat was then visualized using epifluorescence. The genera Arcobacter (green) and Sulfurovum (red) were labeled by the fluorophores FITC and Cy3, respectively. Environmental DNA is stained with DAPI (blue). The image was taken at 20X magnification on the Nikon D-Eclipse C1 Confocal microscope.

After identification by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, filamentous bacterial mat samples from the high sulfide sediment of Commencement Bay were prepared by Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH). The microbial community in the mat was then visualized using epifluorescence. The genera Arcobacter (green) and Sulfurovum (red) were labeled by the fluorophores FITC and Cy3, respectively. Environmental DNA is stained with DAPI (blue). The image was taken at 20X magnification on the Nikon D-Eclipse C1 Confocal microscope.

2013 Judge’s Grand Prize winner: Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters ‘14

Specimen collected from maple trees along Interstate 5. Fungal hyphae (white hair-like structures) protruding from a breach in the lower cortex of a folios lichen (Parmelia spp.). Holdfasts (darker root-like structures) extend out of the lower fungal cortex. These structures allow the lichen to cling to its substrate. Taken by Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters '14 on the Hitachi S3400N Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope in the Science Core Facility.

Specimen collected from maple trees along Interstate 5. Fungal hyphae (white hair-like structures) protruding from a breach in the lower cortex of a folios lichen (Parmelia spp.). Holdfasts (darker root-like structures) extend out of the lower fungal cortex. These structures allow the lichen to cling to its substrate. Taken by Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters ’14 on the Hitachi S3400N Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope in the Science Core Facility.

2013 People’s Choice Award winner: Mary Packard ‘15

Polarizing Light Microscopy of liquid crystals being cooled into regular crystals taken by Mary Packard '15 on a Nikon Labophot 2 POL microscope equipped with a Mettler Toledo hot stage FP82HT and an FP90 central processor.

Polarizing Light Microscopy of liquid crystals being cooled into regular crystals taken by Mary Packard ’15 on a Nikon Labophot 2 POL microscope equipped with a Mettler Toledo hot stage FP82HT and an FP90 central processor.

Think you’ve got some awesome microscope pictures from your coursework or research? Submit them to the contest for next year! Entries can be generated from any time you’ve been a student at Puget Sound. This year, the grand prize was a Nikon digital camera and the prize for winning the “People’s Choice” category was a Leica wrist watch, both generously donated from the contest’s sponsors. More incentive: all entrants this year received a flash drive and travel clock provided by Leica!

Captions for images provided by entrants, through the Science Core Facility  – click to see more entries! To see other student-generated research, search Sound Ideas, Puget Sound’s digital works collection, made available through Collins Memorial Library.

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From the Archives: “‘Spirit of CPS’ Passes To Its Reward, Faithful Campus Steed Is No More”

CPSThe story behind this headline is just about as dismal as it sounds. Upon rummaging through the archives I came across this headline in an issue of The Puget Sound Trail dated September 28th of 1928, and it most certainly caught my eye as an unusually somber circumstance.

Little known fact is, the university used to have a horse. Almost a mascot of sorts, as the steed was a popular friend among both faculty and students. The owner, a man by the name of Leo Durkee, was a graduate of the Class of ’28 and went on to become a teacher. His horse, known by the illustrious title “The Spirit of CPS”, was “known to all, [and] whose cheery voice was often evident [throughout] campus”.

The story begins as the two “women at fault”, actual teachers of the school, discussed a plan to steal the horse to go on a personal, unauthorized carriage ride. Careless in their deceitful planning, Durkee overheard and decided to hide himself in the back of the carriage in order to assure his horse was safe and that justice was served. The women eagerly jumped into the carriage at the scheduled time, and began a ride described as one that would put Paul Revere to shame. However, the ride was short-lived, literally. The women were inexperienced and negligent; a mistake that proved to be lethal. Before Durkee could take control of the cabin, the carriage was intercepted and crashed with a “dull and sickening thud”, killing the poor horse who led it. Leaving one woman unconscious and the other screaming, Durkee was horrified by the gory scene that lie before him. The horse sustained morbid injuries that proved to be deadly, and “The Spirit” was gone in the blink of an eye, leaving poor Leo Durkee with a very heavy heart in the passing of his friend. The university also felt the absence, and in the words of sobbing ASCPS president, Amos Booth, “Puget Sound mourns the passing of a good friend and comrade. I can’t express in words what my heart feels”.

In memory of the majestic steed who was loved by all. The Spirit of CPS.

By Monica Patterson

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Which Banned Book Are You?

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Banned Books Week is September 21st through the 27th. Celebrate the freedom to read. Stand up against censorship. Take our quiz to find out which banned book you are, and exhibit the right to read!  READ MORE…

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In the Popular Collection: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”, by bestselling author, Anna Quindlen

Still_LifeFeatured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on NPR!

An ode to second chances, Anna Quindlen’s novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs tells the story of a world renowned photographer who decides to give up her former life of luxury for small-town life in the country. In doing so, she begins to gain a deeper sense of self-understanding and truly appreciate the beauty of the world around her.

Come check out this title and many more at Collins’ Popular Collection!

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Dewey Decimal and the Librarians

DeweyDecimal1The year was 1963. The place was St. Paul, Minnesota. The band was Dewey Decimal and the Librarians. The rest they say is history. 

What we do know is that they “produced a sensation at Macalester College and throughout Minnesota during the 63-64 school year” and went their separate ways soon after. Read article

 

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“At-Home” Preservation with Gudrun Aurand, October 9th, 4–5:30 p.m.

CALLOUT_Gundrun“At-Home” Preservation with Gudrun Aurand
October 9, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Archives & Special Collections,
Collins Memorial Library

Hosted by Katie Henningsen, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and Jean Fisher, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room. Sponsored by the Tacoma Historical Society and Collins Memorial Library

In celebration of Archives Month, join us for this informational presentation to learn about how you can maintain your personal papers, photographs, and documents. Topics covered include the properties of paper, evaluation points, basic cleaning of documents, damaged documents, and storing documents.

There will be a variety of custom storage boxes on display as well as examples of repairs and the “tools” needed to make them, along with some samples of Japanese mending papers.

Gudrun Aurand is a practicing Bookbinder and Paper Conservator. Her experience comes from traveling a long and winding road along in the world of books. She received her MLS at the University of Cologne, Germany, and worked for 15 years as a Bookbinder and Conservator for Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections in Pullman, WA. In 2009, she settled in Olympia, WA. Gudrun offers classes and workshops on Restoration, Repair and Preservation of books and paper based documents and prints.

 

 

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From the Archives: Recent Additions

CALLOUT_FromArchives_RecentlyAddedThe Archives & Special Collections recently added quite a few items to the collections.  A small sampling is on display outside of the Archives & Special Collections.  Take a look at our video (link below) or stop by during our Open Hours (Tu/We/Th 1-3 p.m.) to see more.

Recent Additions to the A&SC.

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Book Power Redux Artist Talk: Exploring Landscape, Nature and the Power of Prints and Artists’ Book with artist Nicole Pietrantoni.

BookPowerTalk_Sept17Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7–8 p.m.
Collins Library Room 020

Nicole Pietrantoni is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she teaches printmaking and book arts.  Her piece, Precipitous, is one of the works featured in the exhibit Book Power Redux at Collins Library.  It is collection of five hand bound accordion books that expand to create a life-sized panoramic image of a rising sea.

“As books, the works gesture to the authority of the encyclopedic and the cataloging of natural specimens. As an installation, they dismantle sublime images through cuts, folds and halftone dots. The overlaid poems by Devon Wootten are appropriations from a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change titled, “Climate Change and Water.” With a specific interest in printmaking’s historic relationship to representation, in this work I gesture to humans’ role in constructing and idealizing landscape. Referencing 19th-century panoramas as well as Romantic painting, the work nods to a particularly fraught period in our relationship to nature. Similarly, today’s changing landscape demands an examination of the tension between the enjoyment of beautiful, idealized landscapes and an awareness of their ecological complexity.”

This event was made possible through the support of the Catharine Gould Chism Fund, University of Puget Sound.

 

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Popular Reading Collection: Get ready to FACEOFF!

FaceoffWhat better way to start the school year than with a thrilling new read? Get ready to FACEOFF!

For the first time, some of the world’s most celebrated thriller characters will meet head-to-head in 11 captivating stories. Will your favorite character be victorious?

  • Harry Bosch vs. Patrick Kenzie in “Red Eye,” by Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane
  • Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
  • Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder

Faceoff, edited by the one and only David Baldacci, features stories from 23 world renowned authors including Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, and Heather Graham. Each of the unique stories showcases a dynamic duo you’ve only dreamt of coming together.

To check out this one-of-a-kind anthology, stop by the Popular Reading Collection today!

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