Print this page

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept.


Book Cover

Henrietta Lacks' family finally gets to have a say

August 10, 2013

Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year old woman from the Baltimore area who died from ovarian cancer back in 1951. Some cells from her body were taken, without her family's consent, by medical researchers shortly before she died.


Blue, green and orange color ribbons to represent for genetic testings of cancers

Cancer, Genetic Testing, and Intellectual Property

June 03, 2013

It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined.


Classic Car

For What It’s Worth: Pricing Your Used Car

April 30, 2013

As the numerous TV programs like “Antiques Roadshow” or “Pawn Stars” tell us, people have a great desire to find out what their stuff is worth. As librarians, we’re usually not qualified to make a judgment on most items.


House of Pizza menu cover

A Brief Historical Tour through Los Angeles Dining

December 28, 2012

One of the great advantages of living in Los Angeles is the ability to go out to find cuisine of just about any type.


Snow Man Drawing

Snow In Los Angeles

December 13, 2012

As the start of winter draws near (the winter solstice will be on December 21 in 2012 and it happens at 3:12 am on the West Coast according to the U.S. Naval Observatory), most of us will see snow.


The picture of the Nobel Prize.

Nobel Prizes

December 10, 2012

Today, December 10, is the date that all the Nobel Prizes are bestowed on their recipients. There are six awards in all (Peace, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, and Economics) and five of them are given out in Stockholm with the Peace Prize being awarded in Oslo.


Top