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Fall Sabbatical

I will be on sabbatical Fall 2014.  During this time Kathy Payne will be teaching/coordinating my subject-specific instruction sessions.  Her email address is  Her phone number is 801-626-6511. Please don't hesitate to contact her to schedule a session.  I will continue to order books/DVDs for my subject areas during this time, so please send orders directly to me via email.  I will also stop by the library to retrieve orders that you send through campus mail.  


Large Format Printer

The library has a large-format printer that is available for both faculty and students.  Cost is $5 per linear foot for projects with an educational purpose.  Please set an appointment with Lonna Rivera ( or Jay Jex ( to print your project.

Laptop Checkout

Laptops are available for checkout at the library's circulation desk (lower level, west side).  New laptops can be checked out for 5 hours, while older laptops have a 3-day checkout period. 

Reserve Books

If you have an extra copy of the textbook(s) that you are using this semester, I would encourage you to put it/them "on reserve" for students.  The form to do so can be found at


Selected New Books



Call Number

An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections

Barrett, Ron et al

RA643 .B377 2013

Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology

Batt, Carl A. et al

QR115 .E53 2014

Extreme Realities


GE140 .J68 2014

Food Allergens: Biochemistry and Molecular Nutrition

Velickovic, Tanja Cirkovic et al

RC 596 .V455 2014

Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

Parmar, Nagina et al (eds)

QR103 .G466 2014

Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Saitou, Naruya

QH390 .S34 2013

State of the Planet's Oceans


GE140 .J68 2009

The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes

Money, Nicholas P.

QR100 .M647 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review

Concerns about child vaccines continue to rise and it's great to have objective and thoughtful analysis of this matter from medical professionals. This systematic review was originally published in the August 2014 edition of the Pediatrics journal and now has found its way to the RAND Corporation’s website. Authored by a team of medical professionals, the report looks at a range of existing medical works, including the 2011 Institute of Medicine consensus report on vaccine safety. Key findings include observations that the MMR vaccine is not associated with autism in children and that serious side effects associated with vaccines are extremely rare. [KMG]

Mark F. Boyd Collection

Mark F. Boyd was a physician, researcher, and writer who specialized in tropical medicine. His research on malaria brought him international recognition and the Rockefeller Foundation selected him to conduct research throughout the malarial regions of the western hemisphere. During his long life he collected a range of materials related to field ecology and, in particular, items dealing with Florida, natural history, and medicine. This digital collection from the University of Miami libraries includes maps, newspapers, prints, original documents, and pencil drawings of Key Biscayne. The items here are lovely and they include a historical tour through Coral Gables, a brochure for the Hotel Everglades, and a remarkable brochure that lists apartment rates for the 1937-1938 winter season in Miami. It's a neat pastiche of items and folks with an interest in Florida's history and hospitality will enjoy it immensely.

The DNA Files

The DNA Files are a series of award-winning radio programs hosted by John Hockenberry with consultation from a panel of expert scientists. From 1998 to 2007, the Soundvision team produced nineteen one-hour radio programs that explored the science of genetics, along with its ethical and social implications. On this site, visitors can take an aural trip through their work by listening to the programs in full, exploring the transcripts by keyword, or looking over the Big Ideas section. All of the episodes can be found within the Radio Programs section, including "Designing the Brain," "Minding the Brain," and "Beyond Human." Moving on, the site also includes a Community Outreach area that brings together projects providing resources that help educators use the programs more effectively in the classroom. [KMG]

PLOS Blogs Network

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a wonderful project that brings high-quality scientific research to anyone with an Internet connection. On this site, visitors can explore three different drop-down menus: Staff Blogs, Blogs Network, and Community. Staff Blogs offer readers a variety of chatty and interesting internal blogs, such as PLOS Biologue, along with several dozen independent blogs, such as Mind the Brain. Next up, in Blogs Network, readers will find a plethora of blogs written or commissioned by members of the PLOS Journals editorial staff with topics ranging from DNA science to paleontology. There’s a little bit of everything here, and savvy visitors might opt for helpful word tags to focus in on posts of note. [KMG]

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