Jewel is a sophomore majoring in biology and environmental science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. A member of the University Honors Program, she is the recipient of the SMU Founders Scholarship and Dedman College Scholarship. During summer 2012, she also received a Richter Fellowship to conduct research at SMU-in-Taos, where she will update “A Guide to the Trees of the Navajo Country,” a 1940s bulletin written to teach Navajo students to manage and identify the trees in their area. She is using a variety of resources to update locations, scientific names, Navajo medicinal uses and other characteristics of the trees.
On Monday, I spent all day in the library working on my project. I used the cold, rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and work. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I spent nearly all day in the library too. I don't have the weather as an excuse though, since it was fabulous. Unless I say I'm seeking shelter from the cottonwood seeds, maybe? They almost look like snow as they float to the ground. And they make me sneeze! I love the Fort Burgwin Library. It's one big room and styled Southwestern, and I have a view of a hummingbird feeder from my table. Yay! The librarian, Carol Baker, is also wonderful. She found all the [...]