Category Archives: In the news

Renovation

We have begun a year-long renovation that will prepare us to launch a major exhibition in August, 2015, entitled Galileo’s World. Because of the renovation and preparations for Galileo’s World, we will not be able to offer tours or class … Continue reading

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OU Libraries Top 10

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Happy birthday, Mac!

Today is the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of Macintosh, the first computer to be marketed to a wide public with a mouse and windows-based user interface. All of our computers today are its heirs. To celebrate, stop by the … Continue reading

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Isis Bibliography survey

Isis Bibliography Seeks Participation in Online Survey over Historical Research Methods and Social Media The editor of the History of Science Society’s Isis Current Bibliography, Stephen Weldon, requests participation in a 10-minute online questionnaire on how students and professionals in … Continue reading

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Summer changes

Museum-quality display cases arriving(handcrafted by Ron Mitchell) Here’s hoping you’re having a great summer! Meanwhile, here in the Collections, many changes are underway. When you return for the fall semester, you’ll discover some exciting new developments, including fast wi fi … Continue reading

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First Facebook, now Twitter

For quite a while we’ve been posting announcements of an ephemeral nature to Facebook, and now there’s a Twitter feed you can follow to receive the same content. Check out the two icons in the upper right portion of this … Continue reading

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GWLA endorses the Berlin Declaration

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), which includes the University of Oklahoma, has just released a resolution expressing “strong and vigorous support” for the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. Read it in its entirety (1 page, pdf): (Source) The Berlin … Continue reading

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Undergraduate research in the Collections

This morning’s Oklahoma Daily contains a story about undergraduate research in the Collections. Students supervised by Samuel Huskey, chair of the department of classics and letters, are digitizing and translating Robert Fludd, Technica macrocosmi historia (London, 1618). Fludd, a London … Continue reading

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B.A. History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Department of the History of Science is pleased to announce a new undergraduate major! Department of the History of Science B.A. History of Science, Technology and Medicine degree checksheet history of science undergrads @ ou hsci/med/tech undergrads & alumni … Continue reading

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More than a Century of Trees

Arbor Day is March 28th! Don’t miss the exhibit in Bizzell Memorial Library, and the online exhibition: More than a Century of Trees – From David Ross Boyd to David L. Boren . “I could not visualize a treeless university … Continue reading

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Update: Jun Fudano and Yasu Furukawa

Update from Dr. Jun Fudano and Yasu Furukawa, OU History of Science alumni – From Yasu Furukawa: Dear Steve, Thank you for your warm note. We were shocked by the earthquake and tsunami on Friday. I was then on campus … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #7: “Copenhagen” resources in the Collections

This is the 7th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Visit the History of Science Collections to explore the events and issues raised by Copenhagen, a play by Michael … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #6: Tributes to Jens Rud Nielsen

This is the 6th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Nielsen writing the Heisenberg Uncertainty equation Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), Research Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma, … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #5: Einstein in Yiddish

This is the 5th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One unlikely work of Einstein is a Yiddish translation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published in 1921. This … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #4: New Exhibit opens Sept 7

This is the 4th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen and the 20th-century revolution in physics A new exhibit will open after Labor Day, September 7, … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #3: Memories of Niels Bohr

This is the 3rd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), a student of Niels Bohr, penned this manuscript held by the History of Science Collections … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #2: 1957 OU Lecture by Niels Bohr

This is the 2nd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), who joined the OU Physics Department in 1924, was an undergraduate student of Niels Bohr … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #1: Nielsen’s students

This is the 1st post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One measure of the influence of Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979) is that Nielsen Hall on the University of Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Podcast: Gems of the History of Science Collections

The History of Science Collections is the topic of a 16-minute audio podcast, produced by the University Libraries, available here. Curator Kerry Magruder is interviewed by Brian Schulz. Most of the books discussed in this podcast episode are also featured … Continue reading

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The Night Sky at Alamut

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features a photo of the night sky at Alamut, in the Alborz Mountains of Iran, northeast of Tehran. Alamut Castle was for a while the home of the Persian mathematician and astronomer Nasir al-Din … Continue reading

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