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Happy Birthday, Linus Pauling!

February 28, 2013

Today, designated as Linus Pauling Day in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber, we join our colleagues in celebrating the two-time laureate and OSU's most famous alumni. The public is invited to attend two campus events on Thursday, February 28: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) will offer a tour of the Pauling Papers from 11 am to noon on the 5th floor of the Valley Library, and a lunch and tour of the The Linus Pauling Institute begins at noon. For more details, read the coverage in The Oregonian and  Life@OSU.

Here at thHTLL covere Press, we're please to share three important Pauling books.

How to Life Longer and Feel Better, Pauling's classic prescription for healthy living, is one of OSUP's perennial bestsellers. In recent years, the book has been published in Czech and Chinese language editions.

Clifford Mead and Thomas Hager collaborated on Linus Pauling:Linus Pauling cover Scientist and Peacemakera "stunning tapestry of Pauling's life and work (Publishers Weekly)." The volume gathers photographs, drawings, and reproductions from the Ava and Linus Pauling Papers as well as words from Pauling and his contemporaries and students to paint a vivid portrait of a remarkable man. 

Mina CarsonAva Helen Pauling cover's long-awaited biography of the complex Ava Helen Pauling is an important addition to the literature on women's and family history as well as her famous spouse, Linus Pauling. Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary shares the fascinating history behind one of the great love stories of the twentieth century and the personal story of Ava Helen's own career as an activist first for civil rights and liberties, then against nuclear testing, and finally for peace, feminism, and environmental stewardship. Learn more about the book's development and watch Carson's Resident Scholar Lecture, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Life of Ava Helen Pauling."

All three books are available for purchase online.

In addition, today the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) announced the soft launch of a new documentary site in development: Linus Pauling and the Structure of Proteins.

To learn more about Linus Pauling, visit the Pauling Blog and Linus Pauling Online.


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