Prof. Ronald E. Doel

Department of History
302C Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541)-737-3421

Fax: (541)-737-1257

last revision: Friday, 30 November 2007

 Breaking News
Atomic espionage | genes revealed
Nobel Peace Prize, 2007: climate change
Nobel Prizes 2007: physics | chemistry | medicine
 Upcoming deadlines
 Potential Research Paper Topics
 Short assignment #1 due midnight 8 Oct.
 midnight Sunday Oct. 21 for astronomy extra credit opportunity [Blackboard, Discussion Board, first item]
.Midtern : due 2 Nov. at midnight
 final exam posted 30 November
 Websites of the Week
 Week 9: Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology
Week 10: The Discovery of Global Warming
 Science in the News
 Stem Cell Research
 Global Warming Controversy
 Science Times (New York Times)
 NPR Science Friday (and discussion links)
 Special Reports (Washington Post)
 Upcoming Events
Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and his Era [Oct 29-30]
 Course Materials
  Reserve Readings
  Additional Source Bibliographies
  Reading for Week 2
  reading for weeks 7-9 in Blackboard
 Valley Library Resources
 Valley Library Catalog
 History of Science Research Guide
 History Research Guide
 Valley Library Homepage
 Jane Nichols, Valley Library [resource]
 U.S. and World Libraries
 Library of Congress (homepage)
 Library of Congress catalog
 The British Library
 Corvallis Environment
 Pacific Northwest from Space
 Corvallis forecast (Weather.Com)
 NOAA Weather Radar [including Corvallis]
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Department of History
HSTS 414/514

Science in the Twentieth Century

Valley Library Catalog
Jane Nichols' 414 Guide
Google Scholar [Beta]
log on to BLACKBOARD
course site
HSTS 414 Syllabus
HSTS 514 graduate seminar Fall '07

Helpful Resources:



Model of DNA, 1953


Earth Sciences

Research Ship Flip [operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography]

Environmental Sciences


Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Scientific Controversies

Warming in the Antarctic (courtesy Gary Braasch)

Scientific Practices and Scientific Institutions

Fermilab, near Chicago

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