Library News - September 2009
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by Dan Bull


New Hallway Exhibit: From a Cornfield to Space

To mark the 50th anniversary of the successful launch of the Explorer 7 satellite, our staff is pleased to bring a new photographic exhibit to the third floor hallway outside of the library. The display chronicles the advent of radiation measurement from space beginning with Space Science and Engineering Center founder Dr. Verner Suomi’s first heat budget experiments in a cornfield in the late 1940’s to his later, more sophisticated satellite-borne radiometers like the one that flew on Explorer 7.

Comprising eight black and white photographs with accompanying text, the display illustrates the vital contributions Dr. Suomi made to early satellite meteorology, and consequently, the United States space program. We encourage you to take a few moments to enjoy the display and appreciate the history and remarkable legacy it represents.


Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Semiannual Book Sale
 October 7-10, 2009, 116 Memorial Library

Come and explore the Friends semiannual book sale, the largest used book sale in Wisconsin. Students, faculty, staff and Madison residents donate materials ranging from literature and philosophy to science and reference texts. Proceeds help support grants for special needs of campus libraries, the Friends grants-in-aid program for visiting scholars, and other programming. Ten percent of the proceeds are transferred to the Friends’ growing endowment.

Wednesday, October 7
Preview sale ($5 entry)
5 - 9 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, October 8-9
(No entry fee)
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 10
$3-a-Bag Sale (Bring your own bag or buy one for $1)
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.


New Reports

Characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers in the United States: 2006. Detailed statistical tables. National Science Foundation, September 2009. NSF 09-317.

Ensuring the integrity, accessibility, and stewardship of research data in the digital age. National Academies Press, 2009.

Federal science and engineering support to universities, colleges, and nonprofit institutions: 2007. Detailed statistical tables. National Science Foundation, September 2009. NSF 09-315.

Observing weather and climate from the ground up: A nationwide network of networks. National Academies Press, 2009.

Oceanography in 2025: Proceedings of a workshop. National Academies Press, 2009.

On being a scientist. 3rd edition. National Academies Press, 2009.

Scientific value of Arctic sea ice imagery derived products. National Academies Press, 2009.



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