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A round-up of sites describing useful and popular chemistry apps for mobile devices:
Mobile Science lists a range of popular apps in chemistry and other disciplines (physics, biology, math) with brief descriptions and up- and down-votes.
The SciMobileApps wiki has an extensive list of chemistry apps, as well as other disciplines.
Check out The Mobile Chemist & Chemical Engineer from Stanford’s Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library. Arranged by category including Formulas, Structures, Reactions; Journals, Magazines, News; Structure Drawing; 3D Visualization; Calculating & Graphing and so on.
Don’t forget Browzine! Licensed by the Library, Browzine delivers the most recent issue of thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. Select journals you follow and arrange them on a ‘bookshelf’ so they’re always at your fingertips. Save citations and pdfs to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services for offline reading. (Follow setup instructions to configure Browzine to recognize your Dartmouth journal access.)
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Happy Earth Week!
Enrich your knowledge with suggested readings at Kresge Library! Come check out a book on sustainability, climate change, or government policies, and explore recent theses and dissertations from the Environmental Studies Program.
The Dartmouth Sustainability Project is hosting a series of events this week. Don’t miss out!
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Happy National Library Week! We kicked off celebrations with an Edible Books Festival, held yesterday afternoon. Kresge staff submitted an entry: “Cosmos”-politans.
We were inspired by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, and cosmopolitans were the perfect fit. We used jello to suspend edible glitter and candy in the glasses. For the space theme, we added asteroids (rock candy and chocolate rocks), alien saucers (satellite wafers), stars (candy stars, star confetti, origami stars, star shaped sprinkles), celestial bodies (bouncy balls), and rings (glow sticks).
Many people asked us for the recipe so here it is!
- jello mix
- candy stars
- edible glitter
- sugar pearls
- star shaped sprinkles
- silver sprinkles
- lava balls (candy)
- chocolate rocks
- rock candy
- red sour taffy
- satellite wafers
- candy fruit slices
- black table cloth
- martini glasses
- origami stars
- star confetti
- glow stick bracelets
- bouncy balls
- Marvin the Martian
- original book cover
- parody book cover
- sign holders
- Prepare jello mix as directed on box. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until jello has gelled but not solidified.
- Stir in candy stars, edible glitter, sugar pearls, and star shaped sprinkles.
- Ladle into martini glasses and drop in a couple of lava balls for each glass. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Set table with decorations as shown in photo.
- When the jello is set, sprinkle some more glitter/sprinkles and drop some chocolate rocks on top.
- Add lime slices, candy fruit slices, rock candy, satellite wafers, and/or red sour taffy to garnish.
And a big heartfelt congratulations to the winner of the People’s Choice category: Rainbow Fish by Jenny Bai, Diane Jang, and Juliana Park. Juliana is one of our student assistants. In fact, she was working at the front desk when the judges announced it!
Thanks to everyone who came out to join the festivities! We hope you were inspired to create your own edible book!
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Grad Appreciation Week Comes To A Close
This past week has been Grad Student Appreciation Week, and we’d like to add our appreciation for the wonderful grad students who are part of the Kresge Library community! From the time we first get to know them at orientations in the fall, all through the next five or so years of a typical grad student career, they’re some of the folks we get to know most closely. by email and in conversations and impromptu meetings by the bike rack.
And a special note of appreciation to the 20 grad students who volunteered to be part of the Kresge Library Advisory Board (K-LAB)! This group came together last fall and has offered input on a range of questions from “what’s the value of a library reference collection?” to “how important is it to retain print journals when we have online versions?” Some of you are moving on after this spring, no doubt to bigger and better things, but we’ve still got one or two more K-LAB questions for you, … and maybe one final get-together. So stay tuned, … Kresge’s not done with you yet!
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This spring marks 50 years since Dartmouth Professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz along with undergraduate students made computing history when they simultaneously launched computer time-sharing and the BASIC programming language for the first time. BASIC made computers and programming accessible to a generation and opened the door to the digital age. Dartmouth is celebrating the anniversary of their achievement with the following series of public events on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Click here for more information.
||Part of the celebration includes an exhibit featuring photographs and documents from Rauner Special Collections Library. It is curated and written by Amelia Raether ’13 (Presidential Fellow, Office of the Provost) and Henrike Frowein (Project Specialist, Office of the Provost), and designed by Dennis Grady (Library Education & Outreach). Please stop by the Berry Library Brickway between April 15 through May 5 to see it!
Material on President John Kemeny:
Material on Professor Thomas Kurtz:
More Special Collections on computing:
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Calling all code breakers! Rauner has uncovered a book from the 19th century that has a piece of code in the back and they have not been able to crack it, but we hope someone in our community can!
Read more about this book on Rauner’s blog. Learn more about cryptology:
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