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Science & Engineering Library open during Intersession

December 11th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 »

Use of the Library’s Collection: Findings from the MINES Survey

December 2nd, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

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 »

CaféSci Boston: Time in Time Again: Reconstructing the Geologic Past through Ancient Proteins 12/15

November 30th, 2015

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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

November 9th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 »

Handheld mass spectrometers identify drugs, hazardous substances

October 20th, 2015

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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 »

Two new scanners for your convenience!

October 1st, 2015

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The Science & Engineering Library has just added a second flat-bed book scanner, as well as a loose-page scanner, free for patron use. The scanners allow you to easily scan pages into PDF format which can be sent to your email, or saved to your personal USB drive. All scanners... Read the rest of this entry »

Check out the BU Sustainability Festival tomorrow!

September 16th, 2015

in Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library

Join us for the 2015 Sustainability Festivals! Charles River Campus at Marsh Plaza on Thursday, September 17, 2015 Medical Campus at Talbot Green on Thursday, September 24, 2015 Charles River Campus Festival: Connect with leaders of the BU Environmental Leadership Network—24 clubs, from BU Vegetarian Society to BU Outing Club. Discover how to get... Read the rest of this entry »

A Pink Dolphin?

September 10th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

"Pinky," the rare pink dolphin first noticed as a calf back in 2007, is in the spotlight again. Check out National Geographic News for video and an explanation of this amazing creature's startling color.

World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found — and it’s for science!

August 24th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Oldest Known Message-In-A-Bottle Found A postcard placed in a bottle and thrown into the North Sea more than a century ago has been found and returned to the scientific institution responsible for its distribution. Rather than a love letter or an SOS to the world, it is part of one of... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 20th, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and... Read the rest of this entry »