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Online Library Service Disruption, 7/19/2012

Tue, 2012-07-10 08:43 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Library service disruption Thursday July 19th: The library catalog will be unavailable on Thursday, July 19, while we upgrade our catalog software. Services should be restored by 6:00 pm. To search for books at the Grinnell College Libraries on July 19, please use WorldCat (http://grinnellcollege.worldcat.org) and limit your search to “Grinnell College Libraries.”

Solar Flares

With recent coverage by MSNBC and the Huffington Post, sun storms are making a scene. According to the Huffington Post, a strong sun storm caused a solar flare on March 6, 2012, that was strong enough to cause earthly damage — with more such storms likely to come.

But what is a sun storm?

What damage can one do?

Kelly Stables

Fri, 2012-06-01 09:18 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Did you know that Grinnell College used to have horse stables?  I didn't, either, until I found the Kelly Stables plaque (pictured right) in the Vault.  Sometimes, in the course of processing material for special collections or the archives, we come across items like this that capture our attention, but for which we have little information.  It is unclear whether this plaque ever hung in the stables, who made it, or the date it was made.  In fact, we do not have a whole lot of information about the

Scott Cook, professor of Chinese

Tue, 2012-05-08 14:04 | By Anonymous (not verified)


Scott Cook

Professor of Chinese

Cowles-Kruidenier Chair of Chinese Studies

This chair is newly created, using funds from a 1988 grant from the Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation to endow the Chinese Studies program at Grinnell College. Professor Cook is the first holder of the chair.