Helen Colijn (1920-2006) was held captive in a Japanese prison camp on the island of Sumatra for three and one half years during World War II. One remarkable survival mechanism for some of the prisoners at the Women’s Barracks Camp in Palembang was making music, and a series of concerts was prepared and given in which the women sang a cappella arrangements of great works of Western Art music. The music was arranged by Margaret Dryburgh and Norah Chambers. Programs included Dvorak’s Largo from the New World Symphony, the Pastoral from Handel’s Messiah, Chopin’s ‘Raindrop’ Prelude, and Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile, among many other works.
You know you've made people mad when they hang you in effigy.
Before John Casper Branner came to Stanford, he spent several years as the State Geologist of Arkansas. In 1887-1888, he and his team completed the second-ever geological survey in Arkansas -- and the first in 30 years. Residents of the state were intent on having Branner verify the various reports of gold in the area; companies were busy making money off prospectors willing to buy up gold stock that promised riches and wealth.
This week's Branner 100 exhibit tells the story of the Second Arkansas Geological Survey.
Are you busier than you have been all year?
Are you cranky and sleep-deprived?
That can only mean one thing. Finals week and the end of the quarter are quickly approaching. Students are preparing to complete all their projects and stay awake as long as it takes.
So if you are feeling overworked, and under-caffeinated or just not being fully appreciated, Stanford University Libraries can help. We have people and material that are available to assist with your information needs.
Here are a few tips that may be useful:
- If you need help with assignments, please contact the Information Center.
- There are lots of places to study.
- To help you unwind, please check out video games and movies in the Media & Microtext Center.
- If you want to read a fun book, we have plenty, including a Graphic Novels display (see image) by the Information Center (IC) Desk.
- We also have jigsaw puzzles and legos located, near the IC Desk as well.
There are a lot of general study tips resources available from the University.
There are also peer counseling services available everyday, all day.
For your browsing pleasure, these titles have recently joined our reference collection. In no particular order:
This exhibition honors faculty research from the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. Many of the papers highlighted in this exhibition are seminal works in the fields of energy, environmental sciences and climate change, and geologic and geophysical research.
Ever wondered what the most checked out books by Stanford authors were at Branner Library? So did we. Included in the exhibit are two such titles that are frequently used: Introduction to Geochemistry by Prof. Dennis Bird and Reservoir Geomechanics by Prof. Mark Zoback. Other notable titles are more recent, such as books authored by Dean Pam Matson and Prof. Rosamond Naylor.
We are pleased to announce the April 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Stanford Engineering Heroes Celebrated
- Knovel Tablet App in Beta
- Data Day Slides and Video Now Online
- Wiley Online and Chrome Browser
- MECON Abstracts Online Now
- Latest Research Highlights in Haze Studies
Chances are high that if you live in the Bay Area, you have seen #SVGives2015 trending online. Last year, over $8 million was raised in 24 hours to support Silicon Valley causes. The goal of Silicon Valley Gives is to inspire philanthropy--at any level--and create a community of giving for Bay Area causes.
Are you a Stanford student, alumnus, or faculty member who has relied upon services and materials from our library? Or are you a parent whose child seeks solitude and inspiration within our walls or across our online information network? Perhaps you are neither, but you’ve benefited from access to our collection or tapped into any of the open access projects we have contributed to, or you simply believe research libraries play a vital role in discovery, then join in on the day of giving to support Stanford Libraries by making a gift today.
Green Library’s display of Beasts and Books inspired Cubberley staff to pull some of our books featuring animals and create our own display. We confess we may have gone a little crazy, but children’s books featuring animals have long been in vogue. Animals have been recognized as being a way to engage children since the publication of Description of Three Hundred Animals by Thomas Boreman in 1730. Early examples of animal stories include Aesop’s Fables. A particularly fine award winning version of Aesop’s The Lion & the mouse has been done by Jerry Pinkney. Other stories are so timeless and so beloved it is surprising to learn how long ago they were published, for example, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902.
Please come by and take a peek at Beatix Potter, Jerry Pinkney as well as many other wonderful books. Also, as a bit of fun in the spirit of all those Buzzfeed quizzes, we’ve also got a quiz you can take to test your knowledge of all things furry in children’s books.