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How Scientists Do Their Work

July 28th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

The Science Boot Camp is a meeting of information professionals and scientists held every year in the Northeast.  At Boot Camp, librarians and other non-scientists learn about different fields of scientific inquiry and how the scientists in those areas conduct research.  Even if you aren't an information professional, the videos... Read the rest of this entry »

New Horizons Probe Passes Pluto

July 14th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 »

Welcome Summer 2015!

June 21st, 2015

in Astronomy Library; Science and Engineering Library

Today is the longest day of the year and the start of the summer season. See the science behind the Summer Solstice.

Network Security Poster Session

April 28th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 »

Boston College Boisi Center holds lecture on “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial”

April 7th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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.

Internship Opportunity with Environment Massachusetts

April 3rd, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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."

Energy & Environmental Law Society’s Inaugural Climate Change Conference, Friday at School of Law

March 26th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 ageorge4@bu.edu. More information at http://www.bu.edu/earth/2015/03/26/inaugural-climate-change-conference-friday-at-school-of-law/

Data Management for Graduate Students

March 25th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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’s Global Roadshow Coming to Boston

February 26th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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

February 13th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

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 »