Thursday, July 27, 2006

Retreat to discuss research results

We all went on a retreat to discuss the results of the Undergraduate Research Project. It was good to bring everybody up to speed on what we had learned. After all these months of happily collecting data, now it's time to actually *do* something with it. That's much harder!

Monday, July 10, 2006

ALA New Orleans

Back from ALA in New Orleans. The best thing I did was go on a field trip sponsored by STS (Science and Technology Section of ACRL). Paul St. Pierre, from Tulane, made all of the arrangements.

Stephen Nelson, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, at Tulane led the tour.
He even has a web site for the tours.

Other people have written far more eloquently than I about New Orleans. I was shocked to see
how little work had been done. The area of destruction is enormous and it is not a hub-bub of activity. It is not filled with construction crews. There are not FEMA trailers every where. It is quiet. There are ruined houses and businesses as far as the eye can see. I don't think there is a plan. It is very sobering.