Thursday, February 23, 2012
Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America, by David L. Wagner, Dale F. Schweitzer, J. Bolling Sullivan & Richard C. Reardon. Princeton Univ Press.
This arrived on approval from our book vendor, YBP (Yankee Book Peddler, a division of Baker & Taylor), and I was entranced. The publisher's description speaks for itself, and the thousands of color photographs are indeed impressive. This is more than a guide to identifying species; the accompanying text tells the important story of the essential roles caterpillars have in varying ecosystems. Gain a new appreciation of such humble seeming invertebrates by spending a bit of time perusing this volume.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Head over to Cindy Frantz's first post on the new Oberlin Project blog, where you can respond with your own thoughts on what is important about Oberlin and sign up for the project's e-newsletter. Associate Professor of Psychology Frantz is also the Co-Chair of the Energy Planning Committee of the Oberlin Project. Today's blog post appears in this week's Oberlin News Tribune, with the promise of future columns on "energy matters" in Oberlin and the immediate environs. Frantz concludes her first column with these remarks: "Energy matters in Oberlin because we care about each other, our community, and our planet. We all want Oberlin to be healthy and prosperous. By thinking carefully about our energy, we pave the way for a future we can all get excited about." These are sentiments we can support throughout the community. I encourage all residents - college and town - to learn more and be engaged in the Oberlin Project.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Carrel applications are on the circulation desk -- open to all students; preference is given to science majors, based on seniority. Carrel regulations and an application form are also online, here.