Now that your mouthpiece is no longer visible at university what suggestions do you have for introducing intellectual whimsy onto campus?
There is still lots of whimsy in the library. I’d suggest perusing the QC section of the collection, particularly QC801-QC809.
Dear Library Answer Person,
I have two friends who are currently embroiled in a heated debate about the phylogeny of bears. One friend asserts that polar bears and grizzly bears share a common ancestor. The other maintains that polar bears are descendants of the grizzly bear. Despite numerous attempts to find a conclusive answer, they [...]
how do u find out what the freshman admission requirements on the duke website?!!? I’ve searched everywhere and I really want to go to duke and I need to find out what I need to do!!!
Let me introduce you to the one and only, unbelievably stupendous Duke University Admissions web site.
Your presence in Perkins is missed! How are you doing?
How do you make that emoticon to suggest blushing? I’m enjoying retirement, thank you. Did you see my picture on the front page of this morning’s Durham Herald Sun?
I would like to repond to people claiming that hispanics are taking jobs that other Americans want by quoting a study I heard about last year. According to that study, something like 30,000 people responded to an advertisement for an actual job but when they found out what the conditions actually were, only the hispanics [...]
I have a professor who wants the class to cite ourselves as references for a speech we’re giving. How do I go about citing myself?
Probably depends on whether your bibliography is MLA or APA style. But this is the perfect question for the Libraries’ superb reference staff. In the upper right hand corner [...]
What happens in the Gothic reading room, Sunday nights between 11pm and 12am?
Hopefully, some serious intellectual huffing and puffing is what’s happening in the Gothic Reading Room at that late hour. Any untoward behavior is monitored by DaCosta’s portrait of Washington Duke at the end of the hall (haven’t you ever noticed the eyes [...]
Where did the answer book go? Can we see it somewhere? Can you find someone else to keep answering questions, although I doubt he/she will be able to fill your epic shoes…?
With the assistance of a Pratt alum who has connections at NASA, the book is being prepared to be launched into space as [...]
A lot of times a book I need is at the Service Center and it takes a day or two for it to arrive. Now, I don’t have a problem with this, but often when I’m perusing the stacks I notice a large number of foreign-language titles. Maybe I’m ignorant, but I can’t imagine there’s [...]
For the past 28 years, I’ve enjoyed answering your questions about life and the Libraries. But, alas, it was time for me to retire. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by your curiosity, at times challenged by your obscure references, and always flattered that you were reading. At other times, I must admit, [...]
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