Entries from August 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Read ELLE for FREE

Much of academic reading and writing focuses on Academic Journals, those meaty, peer-reviewed periodicals that disseminate serious scholarship. John Tyler’s Library provides these through our online indexes called databases. The library also subscribes to some journals and newspapers in hard copy at both campuses. All work and no fun reading make Jane a dull girl, [...]

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Cavemen are us?

New information is constantly uncovered which influences conventional ideas of human origins. Through genome sequencing, scientists have uncovered proof that modern man and Neanderthals are closely related. Modern humans share genomic patterns identical to those of Neanderthals…enough to be considered proof that we are the same species. Or in other words, cavemen ARE us! The [...]

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The Passage by Justin Cronin

What happens when a literary author goes renegade and rewrites the vampire novel playbook? With The Passage, Justin Cronin leaves the literary arena behind (he won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Stephen Crane Prize for his past novels) and leaps (bat like!) into the world of speculative fiction. But this is no teenage love [...]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Still open: library summer hours

Summer session is ending (or has ended, depending on when you read this!) The library reduces hours between semesters (not open until 9!) but is still available for registration, computer use, and general questions. The details: Monday, August 9 Last Day of Classes/Exams for summer session: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 10–Wednesday August [...]