Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Triumph of the Geese

Some amazing footage of geese who successfully nested on an Osprey platform, 70' high.  Quite the leap for baby goslings!  Take a few minutes away from mid-term studying and enjoy the view.  Another fun audiovideo piece accessible from OBIS: Sounds of Nature, episode 2: The Ballet of the Mad Geese.

Monday, March 21, 2022

International Day of Forests | United Nations

Today, March 21, 2022, is International Day of Forests | United Nations: Forests cover one third of the Earth's land mass, performing vital functions around the world.

Learn more with these new books: 

The Journeys of Trees / Zach St. George

Jungle : how tropical forests shaped the world-and us / Patrick Roberts

Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard

There are many more that will inspire and delight.  Get started by searching these subject headings in OBIS: 








Monday, February 07, 2022

Manish Mehta with four alumni published in Journal of Chemical Crystallography

The Mehta lab recently published research on "the extent of spontaneous cocrystallization for 14 cocrystal systems, at four levels of humidity. [Their] results show cocrystal formation in all 14 systems to varying extent and are consistent with literature reports that higher humidity correlates with more rapid cocrystal formation."

Davies, Riley D. '19, Vigilante, Nicolas J. '18, Frederick, Aaron D. '16, Mandala, Venkata S. '15, Mehta, Manish A., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  2022.  The effects of humidity on spontaneous cocrystallization: a survey of diacid cocrystals with caffeine, theophylline, and nicotinamide.  Journal of Chemical Crystallography. DI 10.1007/s10870-022-00922-8.  Early access, January 2022.  Download at SpringerLink.

For a bit of background on crystal engineering, see the article with that title by Roger Bishop in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, online.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

More than 100 titles added to Oxford Scholarship Online

 Did you know?  We have access to a treasure-trove of ebooks in Oxford Scholarship - more than 100 titles are added every month, all indexed in OBIS.  Find them with these steps:

  • select the tab for E-Books
  • input: "oxford scholarship" in the search box 

more than 1200 books will listed and described.  Here's a shortcut.  These two seem particularly timely!

Science Wars: The Battle Over Knowledge and Reality
Philosophy and history of science lead to a very good understanding of the current impasse regarding interpretation of scientific findings - whether in regard to the Covid pandemic, vaccinations, or climate change.

The Contagion Next Time.  Just what we don't want to hear... but there will be a next time, for certain.  This book will help us learn how we can make sure that society is prepared, and that we will have a common goal for getting through these challenges - most importantly, with the intent to support social and racial equity 


There is so much more to explore - either through OBIS, our online catalog, or browse directly in Oxford Scholarship Online.

Celebrating Black Achievement in Science: book display


Stop by and peruse the books on display in the Science Library's front window. Any book on display may be borrowed. One featured book is only accessible online: Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales : African Americans' Paths to STEM Fields, edited by Henry T. Frierson, William F. Tate Access through OBIS. Several are available in both print and ebook format, noted in the list below.

  
Books shown (in order on display): 



Thursday, January 13, 2022

Three seniors, I. Leavy, J. Kibitel, and R. van der Merwe, are co-authors with researchers from other institutions

Isabelle Leavy of Sacramento, CA, with researchers at Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Malaria Branch, Atlanta:

Abanyie, F., Acharya, S. D., Leavy, I., Bowe, M., & Tan, K. R. (2021). Safety and Effectiveness of Intravenous Artesunate for Treatment of Severe Malaria in the United States-April 2019 Through December 2020. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 73(11), 1965-1972. 10.1093/cid/ciab570


James Kibitel of Bay Shore, NY, with researchers at Oregon State University, the Linus Pauling Institute and the College of Pharmacy, Corvalis:

Muchiri, R. N., Kibitel, J., Redick, M. A., & van Breemen, R. B.  (2022).  Advances in Magnetic Microbead Affinity Selection Screening: Discovery of Natural Ligands to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 33(1). 10.1021/jasms.1c00318 (Early access, Dec. 2021)


Rochelle van der Merwe
of Saint Paul, MN, with researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston:

Nazari, H. K., Karimaghaei, C., van der Merwe, R., Montalbano, M., Taglialatela, G., Vargas, G., Zhang, W. B., & Motamedi, M. (2022). Age Dependence of Retinal Vascular Plexus Attenuation in the Triple Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease. Experimental Eye Research, 214. 21410.1016/j.exer.2021.108879



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Shuming Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, publishes in Angewandte Chemie-International Edition

Huffman, B. J., Chu, T., Hanaki, Y., Wong, J. J., Chen, Shuming M., Houk, K. N., & Shenvi, R. 2022. A.Stereodivergent Attached-Ring Synthesis via Non-Covalent Interactions: A Short Formal Synthesis of Merrilactone A. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition.  61 10.1002/anie.202114514  First published 24 Nov. 2021.


From the conclusion: "Here we disclose a surprising and, to the best of our knowledge, unprecedented model for divergent attached-ring stereocontrol via base- versus Lewis acid-mediated γ-selective butenolide Michael addition." 


Monday, December 20, 2021

Lisa Ryno publishes with past and present members of her lab: Buck, Paladino, Nagashima, Brezel, Holtzman, and Urso

Luke Buck '21, Maddison Paladino '21, Kyogo Nagashima '24, Emma Brezel '17, Josh Holtzman '21, and Sarel J. Urso '16 coauthored a publication with Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Ryno in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology titled "Temperature-dependent influence of FliA overexpression on PHL628 E. coli biofilm growth and composition." [as noted on the Ryno Lab blog]

Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol., 17 December 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.775270