Environmental Studies

26
Aug10

Listen to Online Science Lectures by Experts

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich

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The Libraries have a great new resource available for students and faculty: the Henry Stewart Talks, also called The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. Here’s a way to browse and view or listen to lectures by experts in the sciences, including Nobel Laureates.

There are over one thousand seminar talks to choose from, on topics ranging from Antibiotic Resistance and The Blood-Brain Barrier to Health Economics and Using Bioinformatics in the Exploration of Genetic Diversity.

Some are overviews, while others cover recent developments. Note the wide range of lectures on Cognitive Neuroscience.

While the focus is on biomedicine, the seminars also are useful for those who focus on the social and administrative science aspects of medicine and life sciences.

When this was a trial resource, we received many enthusiastic comments from the NU community, which helped to make this purchase possible. Remember that your comments on trial resources are always valuable to the staff and are considered when we make our collection decisions.

Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer and Information Science, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Marine Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Physics, Serendipity

22
Mar10

Create High Quality Thematic Maps Using SimplyMap

Posted by: Emily Sabo

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From trial to subscription! The Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of SimplyMap, a web-based application that enables one to create high quality thematic maps, charts, and reports based on extensive demographic, business, marketing, and health data.

SimplyMap tools allow you to compare data across different geographical locations, down to the block group level. Included are variables such as ethnicity, transportation, language, housing, population, education, employment, and consumer expenditures. 

The data also includes estimates and projections so that you can analyze and plot current and future trends. SimplyMap also includes SimmonsLOCAL, a tool that tracks consumer behavior through over 200 media markets and includes over 450 product categories and 8,000 specific brands.

For the full press release, click here.

To get started with SimplyMap, click here.

Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Political Science, Research Online, Sociology

29
Oct09

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Posted by: Stephanie Knutson

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Those of you looking for something fun and not Halloween-related to do this weekend should check out the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. It’s happening Oct 31st from 10 AM to 6 PM and Nov 1st from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston. There will be cooking demonstrations and talks on everything from the basics of vegetarianism, to nutrition, to the effects of diet on global warming. There will also be plenty of exhibitors giving out free samples, educational exhibits on animals and the environment and children’s activities. Best of all, everything is free. Stop by and learn how you can eat healthier and help the environment.

Posted in: Environmental Studies, Green Piece, Staff Interests, Sustainability

16
Oct09

Campus Sustainability Week

Posted by: Stephanie Knutson

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Next week, October 19th through 23rd will be NU’s first ever Sustainability Week. There will be all sorts of informative and entertaining programs throughout the week. You can see the full event list here.

Highlights include a screening of the film Blue Gold: World Water Wars, a performance by the musical group Recycled Percussion (who recently took third place on America’s Got Talent), a green business networking event, and a panel presentation about how you can reduce toxic exposures in your daily life.

It looks like this is going to be a very interesting, exciting week!

Posted in: Environmental Studies, Green Piece, Sustainability

21
Aug09

Boston GreenFest 2009

Posted by: Stephanie Knutson

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If you’re looking for something fun (and free!) to do this weekend, go check out Boston GreenFest 2009 at City Hall Plaza, right outside the Government Center T stop. This event runs from 10 AM to 10 PM August 21st and 22nd with a kickoff concert tonight from 5 to 10.

Over the next two days there will be screenings of the films “The Greening of Southie”, “Fresh”, “Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change”, and “Flow: The Film”. There will be speakers and workshops covering everything from green cars to eco-games to the Charles River. You can also walk around and check out the art gallery, exhibits and listen to some live music.

This looks like a really fun event with something for everyone. I’m planning to attend on Saturday so maybe I’ll see you there.

Posted in: Environmental Studies, Sustainability