Thursday, December 30, 2010

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SDSM&T is closing a 2:00 PM because of the weather.

Many library resources are available via VPN including NetLibrary eBooks and full text journals.

Countdown to Nostalgia Night!


Only 10 days left. Do you have your tickets?

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December 30 ~


On this day in 1959, the United States commissioned the world's first ballistic missile submarine, the U.S.S. George Washington. Lots more about submarines, ballistic missiles and naval warfare @ your library.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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December 29 ~

On this day in 1891, Thomas Edison patented the "transmission of signals electrically"; today, known as radio. Research the history and many uses of radio @ your library.

Monday, December 27, 2010

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December 27 ~
On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 completed its successful moon mission. The capsule with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders splashed down at 10:52 am. Astronaut Borman, a friend and former West Point student and colleague of then SDSM&T President Harvey Fraser, soon became an SDSM&T alum. On March 12, 1969, Borman visited campus and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering during a special campus convocation. Several months later, Alumni Borman returned to the School of Mines for the 1970 alumni reunion. The astronaut not only enjoyed reunion activities, he served as keynote speaker for the formal dedication of the Devereaux Library. Learn more about space missions, astronauts and campus history @ your library.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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December 25 ~

The Erie Canal opened for business on this day in 1825. An engineering marvel of its day, the canal included 18 aqueducts, 83 locks and a rise of 568 feet. Construction of the 363 mile long canal had begun in July 1817 to provide a means of moving goods between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Learn about this canal and other means of inland navigation @ your library.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

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December 25 ~

Happy Birthday, Humphrey Bogart! Born on this day in 1899, Humphrey Bogart, a cultural icon considered by many to have been the greatest silver screen star of all time. Bogart will lead off the 2011 season of the Nostalgia Night film series. The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn will open the series on Sunday, January 9. If you are a Bogart fan, thanks to the Friends of the Devereaux Library, you can check out a Bogie flick at the library. And, if Santa didn’t fill your stocking with Nostalgia tickets, there’s still time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

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December 24 ~

On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders orbited the moon. During this time the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast, reading the first 10 verses from the book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched television program ever.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Campus is closed -- and so is the library

We are closed due to the ice storm.

Need something to read? Try an ebook. Use VPN and NetLibrary or Knovel.

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December 23 ~

On this day in 1902, the Aswan Dam on the Nile River in Egypt was completed. The work of English engineers, the dam was constructed to stockpile water so that a regular supply would be available during the country’s low water times. Find out more about water resources development @ your library.

Dakota School of Mines: December 23, 1886

December 23 - Franklin R. Carpenter named first Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 7]

South Dakota School of Mines: 1893

December 23 - Dr. McGillycuddy appointed as Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 19]

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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December 22 ~

On this day in 1937 the Lincoln Tunnel, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey, opened. Initially designed for two tubes, one opened in 1937; the second tube was delayed by World War II. In 1957 a third tube was added. The tunnel is one of the busiest vehicular tunnels in the world, carrying about 120,000 vehicles each day. Learn more about the Lincoln Tunnel @ your library.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh how we danced...
















"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

Anonymous

Class in Civil/Mech building about 1980


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Hanging out in the Alley

Even if you don't knock a lot of pins down, be sure to strike a pretty pose!

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December 21 ~

On this day in 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium. Research the history, learn what's happening now and make your own discoveries @ your library.

Monday, December 20, 2010

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December 20 ~

According to Jules Verne, Phileas Fogg completed his around world trip on this day in 1892. Christmas break is a great time to indulge in a science fiction film or to read a great science fiction book, available online and on the shelves @ your library.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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December 19 ~

On this day in 1686, after 28 years, Robinson Crusoe leaves his island. Learn more about shipwrecks @ your library.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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December 18 ~

A holiday tradition began on this day in 1966, when Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas aired for first time on CBS. Sorry, Grinches are one of the very few things you won’t find @ your library!

Friday, December 17, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: December, 1920

December - First appearance of freshman beanies, in purple [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 45] (references to Pahasapa Quarterly, December)

Traveling over the break?

Take an audio book along. The library has a collection of audio books to help make those long drives seem a little quicker.

Did you know that many of the audios in our collection are donations? If you have audio books that you don't plan to listen to again the library is always looking to "grow" our collection.

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December 17 ~

On this day in 1903 Orville Wright took the Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight. This was the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. Learn more about the Wright brothers and their quest for flight @ your library.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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December 16 ~

On this day in 1897, the first submarine with an internal combustion engine was demonstrated. Find out more @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: December 1913

December - Football team named "Hardrock Men" [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 39]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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December 15 ~

Happy birthday, hams! On this day in 1914, the American Radio Relay League, an organization for amateur radio operators, was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim. Explore ham radio @ your library.

Dakota School of Mines: December 15, 1886

December 15, 1886 - Professor Charles Constant elected Dean of the Faculty, he declined the offer [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 7]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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December 14 ~


On this day in 1986, Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California, beginning the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around world. Rutan was special guest speaker at SDSM&T’s Engineers’ Week celebration in 1988. Revisit this event @ your library.

Monday, December 13, 2010

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December 13 ~

On this day in 1950, legendary performer James Dean began his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial. If you have been supporting the Friends of the Devereaux Library Nostalgia Night film series, you've seen his fine films. If you missed them, you can checked them out at the library while you're getting your season tickets for Nostalgia Night 2011. Devereaux's cinema collection is one of the many projects funded by the Friends of the Devereaux Library.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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December 12 ~

On this day in 1901 Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal, England to the United States. Interested in the development of wireless radio transmission, curious about what's happening now? Check @ your library.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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December 11 ~

On this day in 1981, Spacelab I, a reusable laboratory to be used on some of the Space Shuttle missions, arrived at Kennedy Space Center. Learn more @ your library.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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December 10 ~
On this day in 1799 the metric system of measurement was established in France. Research the history of the system, learn how to use it and find the tools you need @ your library.

Thanks to SDSM&T's own History Detectives

Several days ago I asked for help identifying some pictures from the archives. With help from Sid Goss, Sam French and many of the people who have been associated with Storm Mountain over the years, some of the mysteries have been solved.

We know the mystery location was Storm Mountain, and are fairly certain the year was 1986. We have confirmed the identities of several folks in the pictures too.

Thanks! I'm sure we'll be calling on you all for help again.

Student Leadership Retreat at Storm Mountain Center

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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December 9

On this day in 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on network television. Although the library doesn’t have this Peanuts cartoon, it does have many items to help you celebrate the season: music CDs, DVDs and video recordings, print books and e-books. Too busy to drop by the library? Devereaux Delivers!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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December 8 ~

Former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman on this day in 1980. Lennon's music lives on and is available at the Devereaux Library. Did you know that the library has a collection of rock music on CD. These were added to the library collection to support SDSM&T's music curriculum, but are available for all Devereaux patrons to enjoy. Check them out @ your library!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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December 7th ~

On this day in 1972, the final manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 17, was launched. Learn about this and all of the Apollo missions @ your library.

Monday, December 06, 2010

The ghost of Christmas Past

Parade of Trees 2010 Ballroom 10
See images from the last several years of SDSM&T Parade of Trees on the library web page, or on ContentDM.

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December 6 ~

On this day in 1962 the United States abandoned the Skybolt ballastic missile program. Want to know the what, where and why of ballistic missiles, find it @ your library.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

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December 5

On this day in 1893, the first electric car was put on display. The vehicle, built in Toronto, could travel as far as 15 miles between charges. Check out the developement of the electric car @ your library.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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December 4 ~

On this day in 1843, a patent was issued for manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope). Curious about the origins of everyday items? Find out about them @ your library.

Friday, December 03, 2010

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On this day in 1964 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is shown on network television for the first time. Explore and enjoy folklore @ your library

Dakota School of Mines: December 3, 1885

December 3 - William Phipps Blake accepts position as President of the Faculty then reconsiders and declines the position [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 6]

Thursday, December 02, 2010

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December 2 ~

On December 2, 1957, the first large scale nuclear power plant in the United States began operating. The Shippingport Nuclear Power Station, located west of Pittsburgh, used a pressurized water reactor to produce electricity. Want to know more about nuclear power? Find it at your library.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

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December 1 ~

On this day in 1982, dentist Barney B. Clark became the world's first recepient of an artificial heart. What's happenning in the field of biomedical engineering? Find out @ your library.

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