The spacecraft New Horizons flew within 13,000 km of Pluto at 8:03 am on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. This is the first time a human artifact has had a close encounter with the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is so far from earth that it takes about four and a half hours... Read the rest of this entry »
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Today is the longest day of the year and the start of the summer season. See the science behind the Summer Solstice.
Students of CS 558 (Network Security) will present their research on information tracking practices used by popular web sites. The encryption practices, placement of cookies, and information sharing policies of Facebook, SoundCloud, Adobe, and other sites were analyzed during the course of the semester. The session will take place May... Read the rest of this entry »
Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Time: 5:30-7:00 PM Location: McGuinn Hall 121 A live broadcast of this event can be watched at http://frontrow.bc.edu/climatedenial for those who can not attend in person. More information here.
Environment Massachusetts' Solar Campaign is looking for interns: "We're hiring interns for the summer and the fall semester. Summer interns work 20-40 hours per week, and fall semester interns typically work 10-15 hours per week. The position is unpaid."
Dr. Kerry Emanuel of MIT will talk Friday about Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Out Policy Respsonse tomorrow, March 27th in the GSU Conference Auditorium from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. RSVP required to email@example.com. More information at http://www.bu.edu/earth/2015/03/26/inaugural-climate-change-conference-friday-at-school-of-law/
The Library’s Data Management Working Group will present a workshop for graduate students on research data management. We will explore common data management issues; discuss best practices for managing these issues and explain how librarians can help with data management resources and tools. The session will take place on Thursday 3/26/2015 from 6 to... Read the rest of this entry »
BioMed Central, the open access publisher, will be visiting Boston on Thursday, March 26th, 2015, as part of its publishing roadshow program. This free one day event will be aimed at early career researchers looking to get an inside look into the publishing world. Topics include: The nuts and bolts of the peer–review process Current trends... Read the rest of this entry »
February 18th: NISO Virtual Conference Scientific Data Management: Caring for Your Institution and its Intellectual Wealth
NISO February Virtual Conference: Scientific Data Management: Caring for Your Institution and Its Intellectual Wealth Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a... Read the rest of this entry »
The Science and Engineering Library will be OPEN for part of Winter Intersession, from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday-Wednesday, December 29-31. The Alumni Medical Library will also be open for most of Intersession. Please note that most of the other BU libraries, such as Mugar Library, will be closed from Wednesday, Read the rest of this entry »