On your next visit to the library, be sure to plan time for a stop in Coffee Bené, where you will see displayed on the coffee shop walls several winning photographs from the Study Abroad Photo Contest taken by St. Thomas students.

This photo, titled "Happy Warrior," taken by Brin Hanson, earned honorable mention in the Sense of Place category in the Study Abroad Photo Contest.

This photo, titled "Happy Warrior," taken by Brin Hanson, earned honorable mention in the Sense of Place category in the Study Abroad Photo Contest. (Click on picture for full-size view.)

These are beautifully compelling photographs that document the varied and unforgettable experiences of our students while studying and visiting abroad with the International Studies Department.

We are excited to display this series of photos through the winter months and we plan to update them with new photos in the spring.

The current display features the work of Tony Bombardo, Ashley Ciborowski, Amanda Devins, Brin Hanson, Erin Lyle, Ben Michel, Rachel Nichols and Chelsea Seys. The photo contest gave awards in two categories: Sense of Place and Intercultural Experience.

We are grateful to the Art History Department for covering the costs of preparing these photos for display and encourage all to stop by and enjoy the show. For more information about the display call Julie Kimlinger in the library, (651) 962-5014, or Shelly Nordtorp-Madson, university curator, (651) 962-5877.

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Database Trial: e-EROS (chemistry)

E-Eros is the online version of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, combining the complete text of the encyclopedia with the searching sophistication of a database. E-EROS contains a database of around 70,000 reactions and more than 4,000 of the most frequently consulted reagents and catalysts. It is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type and experimental conditions, etc.

This trial database is available via the UST Libraries website.

E-mail Janice Kragness, acting chemistry librarian, or Eric Fort, Chemistry Department, with comments or for more information about this product.