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Science Cafe features native Oklahoman and NASA pathfinder

Early fascination with Mars led Donna Shirley to study aerospace engineering at OU in the 1950s, a rare conquest for women at the time. Highlights from her career include managing the Mars Exploration Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and serving as founding director of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle. Shirley will share her story Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room.

 

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Calling all OSU authors

Each spring the OSU Library honors faculty, staff and students who have written, co-written or edited a book or published a creative work such as musical composition, art exhibit catalog or audio recording in the past two years. To participate, authors should register online. Authors will be honored at a public reception Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Anne Morris Greenwood Reading Room.

 

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OSU Library joins HathiTrust

“The HathiTrust collections add a breadth of materials with outstanding searchiblity of the full-text,” Dean Sheila Johnson said. “The collection is continuously growing because new members like OSU are always adding new materials. It’s a wonderful example of collaboration among academic libraries.”

 

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Science Cafe returns Jan. 20

Prehistory was full of bumps created by adverse climates. Yet, we survived all of them. We will explore the so-called Ice Ages and demystify the icy part to see how climate changed during the period known as the Pleistocene, how scientists reconstruct climate, and most importantly, the importance of understanding past climate changes to understand the current one. 

 

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Dean Stringer receives honorary doctorate

Oklahoma State University will award an honorary doctorate to long-time Friends of the OSU Library Board member and former OSU Regent L. E. “Dean” Stringer during its undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

 

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Peters honored for land-grant contributions

David Peters, Head of University Archives, received the 2014 Award for Excellence in Advancement of the Land-Grant Mission. David was nominated by Dean Sheila Johnson and Associate Dean Mary Larson. The award was established by former provost Robert Sternberg and his wife, Karin, and it recognizes OSU employees who have made exemplary contributions to the land-grant mission. David received the award, along with a $500 stipend, during the University Awards Convocation.

 

 

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