UAHuntsville’s Propulsion Research Center gains national acclaim, again – Popular Science

The Propulsion Research Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has again gained national acclaim by being named the third “Most Awesome Lab in 2011” by Popular Science magazine as part of its “Best Places to Pursue Science” feature.  The latest issue of Popular Science is available full-text from the EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier database, courtesy of the UAHuntsville Salmon Library.  Please click here to read the full article .  Be sure to download the PDF version to see the article as it appears (with pictures and graphics) in the magazine. 

It was the second straight year UAHuntsville had received this honor from the national science magazine. The thrust of the university receiving this commendation revolves around UAHuntsville’s University Student Launch Initiative.  You can learn more about the Student Launch Initiative here.

Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in World

On September 6, 2011, JSTOR announced that they are making journal content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR.  For more info, read the full announcement from JSTOR here.

Coffeehouse Writers Series returns Friday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) fall Coffeehouse Writers series begins Friday, September 9, at 4 p.m. with “Express-Men.” 

The program will feature writing by Huntsville Times columnist and humorist Ricky Thomason, work by prose-poet David Allen Lambert, original songs by singer-songwriter Tom McClellan, and creative works by poet, musician and visual artist, Jake Berry of Florence.

All Coffeehouse programs are held at the Louis Salmon Library art gallery, on the ground floor just past the reference desk, near the Charger Brew Café. Admission is free, and the Charger Brew Café will be open before the readings.

The UAHuntsville Women’s Studies Program and the Louis Salmon Library sponsor the Coffeehouse Writers Series. This series is open to the public, and most programs last about an hour. For more information, please call Marylyn Coffey, at 256-824-6114.

Upcoming dates in the series include:

 Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. with “Your Story: No Exit!” featuring Kay Campbell, Harry Moore, Jimmy Robinson, Patricia Sammon, and Monita Soni.

Friday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. featuring  ArtNSoul:  Marc Lacy, Rea Harris, and Joneia Brown.

SpringerImages Trial until Oct. 31

Please take advantage of a new trial of SpringerImages, a comprehensive collection of scientific and medical photos, graphs, histograms, tables and more, available now until Oct. 31, 2011.  You can access the SpringerImages trial from this Website:

SpringerImages is:
–An expansive and rapidly growing collection of scientific and medical images (over 3 million right now and over 500,000 added every year)
–Based on high quality trusted sources, such as SpringerLink or images.MD
–Always up-to-date as images are loaded as they are published
–Provides captions and extracts from the source plus the ability to link to the full-text
–Offers creation of image sets and a one-click export to PowerPoint or PDF

Learn more from the brochure here.  Please send any feedback or comments about this trial to us at