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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, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MFA Writing & Literature, Reference, Southampton

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, MFA Writing & Literature, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, StaffWeb, Stony Brook University, Uncategorized

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

Groundhogs as Scientists?

While dealing with the difficulties of a winter day, it seems hopeful to look for a positive prediction from a groundhog, but in actuality, groundhogs are not the most reliable forecasters of weather outcomes. The National Climatic Data Center has

Posted in Libraries, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC

SOMAS Reports and Papers

The Stony Brook University Libraries and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) announced the online, re-issue in digital format of the school’s well established and respected, published research —  Special Reports and Working Papers series.   Both are

Posted in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Spotlight: Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; its electronic journal collections support a wide array of research. MUSE is a source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses

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