Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Moving the Cherry of the Rio Grande

Have you actually seen our Cherry of the Rio Grande? (That's not the Rio Grande in Texas, but in Brazil, and the Latin name is Eugenia agregata.) If not, you can now view our beautiful tree on a video made June 30, 2009 by the News Press . In addition to shots of the tree, you'll also see footage about the plans for the new addition to our prestigious library.

The tree had been boxed and over the past six months had become acclimated to the box. On July 15, the 65,000 pounds of tree with box was lifted by crane and transported to its new home closer to Castillo Street. The photo was taken on July 16. It was quite an undertaking. A video of the move is posted on YouTube. Read more about the move, the history of the tree, and the reason for the move on edhat in an article written by President Arthur Sylvester.

Sleepless in the Sahyun, July 10, 2009

About 24 of us were sleepless and researching in the Sahyun from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Pizza, coffee and cake gave us the energy to work into the night.

A challenging research game offered prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. A raffle drawing for an hour of research time with Professor Jan was awarded.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the finish line.