Archive for January, 2009

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Meet in the Crumb Library Lobby on Tuesdays February 3rd, February 10th, February 24th and March 3rd from 4 to 5 pm for this semester’s Bregman Book Discussions.  You do not need to have read the book to enjoy participating.

Feb 3:  Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in the Disaster Zone by Joshua Clark

A memoir of the author’s time in New Orleans as an NPR correspondent.  Informed by his conversations with Hurricane Katrina victims.

Feb 10: The Dark Side:  The inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on America’s ideals by Jane Mayer

A chronicle of the country’s reaction to the attacks on 9/11 and the implications of those reactions for the future.

Feb 24: The Zookeeper’s Wife: a war story by Diane Ackerman

When the Nazis invaded Poland, cages in the Warsaw zoo became a hiding place for Jews.  The zookeeper and his wife managed the safety and care of their regular and guest residents.

March 3: Why Beauty is Truth: the history of symmetry by Ian Stewart

How symmetry became an important idea in modern science told through the stories of eccentric and occasionally tragic mathematical geniuses.

Sponsored by the College Libraries, the Honors Council and Phi Kappa Phi

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Despite class cancelations today, the libraries will remain open normal hours.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

We have a new president, a new White House website (with a blog!), and a great inaugural address.  Check ’em out!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

For information on TV, radio, and online coverage of the inauguration see: Inauguration Day 2009. This site has ads, but seems to offer accurate and detailed information.