Please remember to set your clocks and watches back an hour this Sunday, November 4, at 2am (or whenever you get up on Sunday, or before you go to sleep Saturday night), in observance of the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Whee! An extra hour for sleep or study!
Do you find the time change disruptive? Last March Popular Mechanics provided an article explaining the benefits of Daylight Saving Time, and it cites a book, Seize the daylight: The curious and contentious story of Daylight Saving Time, which UWW students and staff may get from other UW libraries by using the free UW Request service. Requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays. A preview of some of the text is available from Google Books.
You can learn more about the history of DST from the U.S. Naval Observatory’s “Daylight Time” web page and the article “Standard and Daylight-saving Time” (Scientific American, 1979, vol.240:no.5, pp.46-53). Many studies have been done about the effects of DST, such as “Does the transition into daylight saving time affect students’ performance?” (Economics of Education Review, 2017, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.002).
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