From: Grace Baysinger <graceb**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Carl Djerassi - More info of possible interest
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:20:29 -0800
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FYI - official website, library catalog records, obituaries, two online videos, plus a link to a Renga article published in Nature.   He was an amazing person.   GB

Dr. Djerassi's website

Stanford Libraries catalog - Carl Djerassi as author/faculty advisor


Carl Djerassi, Stanford professor and world-renowned chemist, dead at 91
Stanford Report, January 31, 2015

[Obit] Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies. [Carl Djerassi was a professor emeritus of chemistry.] (Associated Press via New York Times, Sat, 1/31/15)

[Obit] Carl Djerassi. (The Guardian, Sun, 2/1/15)

Carl Djerassi, the man who helped develop 'the pill', dies at 91. (Reuters, Sat, 1/31/15)

Online videos

Stanford Pioneers In Science > Carl Djerassi (recorded in 2009)

Carl Djerassi: Beyond Chemistry, The Last 25 Years of a Nonagenarian
A celebration of Carl Djerassi's 90th Birthday Year.  Stanford Chemistry Department. Special Event held Jan 30, 2014.

Renga article article published in Nature
Below is the full-text link to the "renga" article Dr. Djerassi mentioned in his presentation "Beyond Chemistry, The Last 25 Years of a Nonagenarian."  (This article was a linked poem created by students taking a biomedical ethics class he taught at Stanford.)  I'm also including a link to the Academy of American Poets website that has a definition for renga.

A science renga
Alfred N. Aldston, Jr, Dina L. G. Borzekowski, Jonathan A. Eisen, Sheri L. Fink3, E. Weber Hoen, Dean Y. Hung, Shirley Lin, Cynthia T. M. H. Nguyen, Julie E. Phillips, Michelle Stohlmeyer, Cenk Sumen, Craig A. Swanson, Noriko Takiguchi1, Yvonne Thorstenson & Harriet A. Washington
Nature 393, 512-513 (11 June 1998) | doi:10.1038/31091

Poetic Form: Renga
"Renga, meaning "linked poem," began over seven hundred years ago in Japan to encourage the collaborative composition of poems. Poets worked in pairs or small groups, taking turns composing the alternating three-line and two-line stanzas. Linked together, renga were often hundreds of lines long, though the favored length was a 36-line form called a kasen. Several centuries after its inception, the opening stanza of renga gave rise to the much shorter haiku."  Read the rest of the definition at:

Grace Baysinger
Head Librarian & Bibliographer
Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library
Stanford University
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Stanford, CA  94305-5081

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