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BU libraries are conducting a survey of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to learn how we are doing and what we can do to improve. Check your BU email account for an email from Provost Morrison with a personalized link to the survey. Complete the survey by April 5 to... Read the rest of this entry »
BU Today's profile of the Center for Molecular Discovery (CMD) highlights the work of Boston University chemists who create new chemical compounds and store them for future use in a chemical library. Like a traditional library, a chemical library catalogs and organizes its materials with access and preservation concerns in... Read the rest of this entry »
Earth & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited to give a public lecture at the Boston Athenæum this Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The lecture, “Mapping in the 21st Century: Maps, Apps, Tools & Beyond” is open to the public but registration is required. To learn... Read the rest of this entry »
Due to Microsoft's decision to cease support for IE8, the ScienceDirect platform will also cease IE8 support at of January 1, 2016. All IE8 users should update their browsers to the current version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.
The Science & Engineering Library is pleased to once again offer a place for patrons to come in out of the cold during Intersession. Whether you wish to study, do some research, or just relax with a good recreational book, we'll be open for you. See our hours for December 21, Read the rest of this entry »
The BU Libraries conducted a brief, year-long online survey about the use of the Library’s online collections. For the first time, the Libraries were able to determine who (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, etc.) was using the electronic resources and why (teaching, coursework, research, etc.) A summary and the full report, Read the rest of this entry »
Check out this FREE event from CaféSci Boston taking place on Tuesday, December 15, from 7-8PM We conclude our fall Rock the Café series with a talk about reconstructing the deep past by looking at ancient genes, with Dr. Betül Kacar of Harvard University. When accessing our planet’s deep past, we... Read the rest of this entry »
Life’s a Beach: The Unauthorized Biography of a Sand Grain, with Allen Gontz, Professor of Coastal Geology at UMass Boston
Beaches are some of the world's most dynamic ecological environments. Each grain of sand on the beach has a story to tell; a tale of great travels, interactions with others, and surviving through catastrophic events. The research of Dr. Gontz will take you on a journey that begins to unravel... Read the rest of this entry »
Boston-based company 908 Devices manufactures handheld mass spectrometers for use by the military and first responders. The devices can identify hazardous substances in the environment, illegal drugs, and other materials of interest. The portable nature of the spectrometers makes hazmat spill responses quicker and more effective. Read more about it... Read the rest of this entry »