There’s a new post on the Pauling blog celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ilya Prigogine.
“The attitude of Einstein toward science, for example, was to go beyond the reality of the moment. He wanted to transcend time…for him science was an introduction to a timeless reality beyond the illusion of becoming. My own attitude is very different because, to some extent, I want to feel the evolution of things. I don’t believe in transcending, but in being embedded in a reality that is temporal.”
Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003) is best known today for his work in thermodynamics and especially for his focus on the concepts of irreversibility and dissipative structures. He was a champion of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, compelled by a lifelong fascination with biology’s apparent denial of the principals of physics, and his work is often described as having attempted to marry thermodynamics – particularly the concept of entropy – to biological evolution.
Read the whole post on the Pauling Blog.
The suckering of corn was a common practice in the Victory Gardens grown in the county that year. Muriel White, a member of the 4-H Victory Garden Club, shows the proper way to do the job. Photo was used in the 1942 Klamath Annual Report.
This week has been yet again, a series of interesting finds. With all of the research done last week regarding Food Research, the topic blended in with Food Technology. Because of this blending, I decided to hold off on furthering research on that aspect, and decided to pursue Home Gardening.
It’s been fascinating to see the different types of sources that touched on home gardening, whether it be during the World Wars and encouraging victory gardens to radio home garden segments.
Fun fact: The 4-H club used to have victory garden competitions! (You can even see the pictures in the 4-H Photograph Collection).
There’s a wide array of information, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I think the key thing I’ve learned from doing this LibGuide so far is to refine, refine, refine. Refining your searches helps you find the things you’re looking for. Also, thinking of the variations that you can use to find what you’re looking for. Having a thesaurus handy probably wouldn’t hurt while researching.
Check out the new OMA blog post on TOO BLACK’s workshop and performance.
As part of the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the OMA was honored to collaborate with Diversity & Cultural Engagement, University Housing and Dining Services, and the School of History, Philosophy, & Religion, to organize the event “Speaking Justice” – a night of spoken word poetry by the OSU community and our feature artist, TOO BLACK, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. And, in addition to the performance, the OMA was delighted to host the workshop “History of Race Relations at OSU” facilitated by TOO BLACK.
Read the whole post on the OMA blog.