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Dr. Edmund Chang on “Predicting Nor’easters: From Days Out To Decades”

  On November 20, Dr. Edmund Chang from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences presented “Predicting Nor’easters: From Days Out To Decades.”   A Nor’easter is an extratropical cyclone that develops along the East Coast of the US. It

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Wild by Nature

We’ve got a new display up in the library highlighting the fascinating diversity of wildlife in and around Shinnecock Bay. From underwater to the skies above, it’s a rich and diverse ecosystem that never ceases to amaze. The photographs in

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Celebrating Earthstock: “Green” Special Collections and Library Research Guides

For the past 15 years, Earthstock has been a SBU annual tradition in celebration of Earth Day. The festivities will take place on the Academic Mall today, Friday, April 20. Special Collections has several important collections that document environmental history and

Posted in Biology, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Environmental Humanities, Geosciences, Manuscripts, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

How Do You Have Fun with Reference Books?

The answer: Trivia Night! SBU Southampton Library played host on Tuesday, February 21 to dedicated teams of SOMAS, Occupational Therapy and MFA students as they vied to answer questions on categories ranging from The Wild West to Total Obscurities.  Other

Posted in Books, Events, Health Sciences Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Reference, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Conservationist and Author Carl Safina Captivates at Writers Series

In his spirited presentation and book of the same title “Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel,” Carl Safina shared how he spent time working with researchers who have dedicated decades to studying particular families of wild

Posted in Anthropology, Author Series, Biology, Communicating Science, Ecology and Evolution, Events, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

Joining SoMAS for a Sunset Cruise of the Shinnecock Bay

Some may claim that library workers aren’t known for their prowess on the open sea, but don’t tell Stony Brook University Libraries’ Daphne Trakis that. Daphne strapped on her sailor shoes Thursday, August 11th, and set off on the SoMAS (School

Posted in Libraries, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Southampton

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Library Workshop with Associate Director for Research and Instruction at MIT, Tracy Gabridge

SBU Libraries will hold a workshop for liaison librarians on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Wang Center. There will be a presentation by Tracy Gabridge, who is the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services at the Massachusetts Institute

Posted in Interlibrary Loan, internship, Italian American Studies, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Science, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Melville Library, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, StaffWeb, Stony Brook University, Writing and Literature

Weather Got You Down? SBU Libraries Can Help!

Mark Twain is credited with observing, “everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” At Stony Brook University Libraries, that is simply not the case. For our researchers, climate data is available from many resources. For instance,

Posted in Government Information, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC

Papers of naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy

Robert Cushman Murphy

Robert Cushman Murphy (1887-1973) was an early conservationist who concentrated his efforts on Long Island and internationally. He conducted research on DDT, which influenced Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and participated in lawsuits to ban the aerial spraying of the pesticide.

Posted in Biology, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives