musings and reference questions


Fall 2007 – part II
October 19, 2007, 7:26 pm
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*Where do I find peer reviewed articles on GMO (genetically engineered, transgenic, etc.) things?
* Where do I find articles on the genetic basis for sexuality?
* Where are the photocopiers?
* Articles on the use of omega 3 fatty acids and female athletes.
* How do I make a graph using Excel 2007?
* Where is this Russian journal from the 1950s? Where are the ones from the late 1940s?
* Can we check out an Xbox 360 and Guitar Hero?
* I need information on transforming energy into different kinds of energy. Where can I get that?
* Do you have photos of the bicep and tricep from the side?
[There were lots of them, but I forgot to write them down and now they are gone forever]



Fall 2007 – part II
October 19, 2007, 7:26 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

*Where do I find peer reviewed articles on GMO (genetically engineered, transgenic, etc.) things?
* Where do I find articles on the genetic basis for sexuality?
* Where are the photocopiers?
* Articles on the use of omega 3 fatty acids and female athletes.
* How do I make a graph using Excel 2007?
* Where is this Russian journal from the 1950s? Where are the ones from the late 1940s?
* Can we check out an Xbox 360 and Guitar Hero?
* I need information on transforming energy into different kinds of energy. Where can I get that?
* Do you have photos of the bicep and tricep from the side?
[There were lots of them, but I forgot to write them down and now they are gone forever]



FIGs – some thoughts
October 19, 2007, 7:20 pm
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Either they should have a research project AND a topic in mind, or don’t bother with the library assignment.

What worked:
* Environmental footprint and finding tips to reduce their footprint (also had 1/2 class answer as if living in dorms, and 1/2 living at home. Nice way to show the difference!)
* Death in the Science Library: Crime Scene Investigation
* Having students find web sites with contradictory opinions and post to bulletin board – Although, I should have done more to talk about how they did this and what they found out.

Needed more work:
If you have students looking up topics on different sites (I used Mayoclinic, medline plus?, cdc, webMD), make sure it is somewhat controversial. (We did ACL injuries, try ulcers or cold/canker sores)
Have students look into bottle bill, plastic bags ahead of time



Colbert on Wikipedia and Oregon
October 9, 2007, 7:05 pm
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found quickly and easily on wikipedia, of course:

Stephen Colbert (200607-31). Video: The Colbert Report, Wikiality (English). Comedy Central. Retrieved on 200705-25.
http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/?lnk=v&ml_video=72347



Fall 2007
September 27, 2007, 9:40 pm
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* That person is snoring so loudly that it’s disturbing us. Anything we can do about it?
* Are there any quiet places to study here? [unrelated to the above]
* Why do you have video games here?
* How do I reserve the Playstation 3?
* Where is Halo 3?
* Do you have information about water use and golf courses, especially the ones in the Southwest?
* Can I get headphones to use on a PC?
* Where is this online article?
* Where is the journal Chemical Communications? (It seems to be in 2 places, under CC and Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications)
* You have vol. X issues 1 and 4 and I need issue 3. Where might it be?
* What images do you have for medical things?
* Where are these journals? [All with multiple names and put in places where they shouldn’t]
* I’m looking for a small obscure pocket gopher. [Google books was really good at helping us find references when all else failed]
* I’m looking for something on taxonomy that Linneaus wrote.
* What is the chemistry behind seasoning a cast iron pan?
* I need a photon cross section for silicon.
* I need articles on the biology/genetics of transgendered folks. [Turns out MeSH still uses transsexual for this one. We’ll hope they catch up soon.]
* Where do I find articles on the genetic basis for sexuality?



Gonzo – 2007
August 29, 2007, 8:04 pm
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I like that the MC has never even seen a Gonzo!

Powerpoint is fun. Nice color schemes Tiff!

I’m already juiced on all the cookies and the chocolate dipped strawberries in the back.

The real, live piano makes for some classy offerings this year.

E reports that the strawberries are already 86ed. It is 1:12. Is that some kind of record? e feels jilted.

Thanks Ben and Cara for the Prelude from Five Bagatelles. I don’t know much about music, but that was fun to listen to. E adds that the Law Library, from which they hail, rocks.

Thanks for that guest commentary E. She’ll be joining me for as long as her attention span and blood sugar permit.

There seems to be a group audience mad lib going on. We have
yellow (from Barbara)
Deb Carver (from ARB)
on the floor (from E)
Oops! I did it again (from Laura)
a very large zucchini (Tom S.)
Pee Wee (Paul F.)

Jen performs the worst poem in the world. Nicely done, Jen. That poem sucks! Plop!

I love the systems department. I’m not just kissing up to them, as they rule my life as I know it. But, I’m just tickled that you are up there. I like the bug and the flying silly string. And, practical tips along with entertainment. That’s Gonzo at its best.

Victoria is coming up. Poor Jaconda! The great depths of despair expressed in this aria have driven E to the cookie table. Poor E!
What a voice! The piano sounds great too.
Inquiring minds want to know if she does that around the office. Sadly, the answer is no. I wish we got to hear more of Victoria signing.

Aimee is back to hula. How great to see you again. Waika is about a warrior and what sustains him. He discovers that it’s not honor or glory, but love of the land and his family. We should all be so lucky. Someday I hope we’ll get Aimee a full live band to do her dancing justice.

We don’t have the song on CD as planned, so it’s Hukilau Unplugged! Erica is gorgeous with a big belly full of baby.

*break*

Some guy in a very nice bathrobe and bike is here. This is his 2nd Gonzo. He’s still impressed with last year’s fashion show.

The cookie police are fierce. Snap! Snap!

More mad libs:
pulcratudiness (Pam) all bets are off on the spelling
Pinky toe (Jen)

The man Harrison Ford called “His sexist man alive” Tom Stave
Factfile Live from the Gonzo stage
If I close my eyes it sounds just like NPR.
Organic cookies are the prizes. I’m totally jealous.
Snappy commentary by the panelists, ok, by some of them.

Mama Look a Booboo by Los Invisibles. They look amazing as always. And the instrumentation and signing gets better each year.
I wish I could remember some of the lyrics, but I’m laughing too hard to type.
followed by….
Sly and the Family Stone. Amen!

more mad libs
Dodge ball (by Jeff?)
4 wheelin’ (Shirien)

Ben with a Shan-sonne or the Donkey Serenade. There’s some sort of bestiality kink getting expressed here. ‘Nuff said. All kidding aside, Ben continues to amaze on the keys.

[The following from guest blogger Dave “The Exterminator” Fowler]
A poetry slam…oh my! Judging from the participants, truly bad poetry appears to be guaranteed.

Who knew there were so many beatniks in the Knight!

Andrew has a soul patch!

Youtubiverse?

Dear librarian… Please fix your search engine! lol

Annie is channeling William Shatner….

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…who be the hippest poet of them all?

Dan the Art Man!

-Thanks for helping while I had my moment of glory in the sun.

Thanks everyone! C U next yr!



Gaming in the Science Library part I
August 24, 2007, 1:54 am
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I have a proposal and a list of games to start with. I’ve been in meetings and chatted to all the folks I can think of. I’m sure I’m missing something.

For now I’m waiting to see about funding sources, but I hope that we’ll be able to get this up and running in time for Fall term.

The clock is ticking!