Our friends in Alumni Relations at the School of Medicine recently dropped off some bound volumes of alumni newsletters that we'll be adding to our collections. In addition to being reliable sources of information about newsworthy events on campus, these publications are great for fun tidbits about university history. Like, say, the time in 1957 that Charles Dotter helped save Portland Zoo's penguins.
Karen wrote more about Dotter's work with penguins in a 2010 blog post. Dotter is also well-known for x-raying another Portland Zoo inhabitant, Rosie the elephant.