Library Newsletter - October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Current Stories

Additional News

  • Study Rooms Booked? New Quiet Study Area on Level 1: When not in use as a Testing Center, room 106 is available as a quiet study space on the first floor. Read more here. Remember: You can also reserve a study room in advance by visiting the Circulation Desk or calling 508-565-1313.
  • Academic Development Day, October 13th: During AD Day, the Library will host a breakout session on "Ereserves, Course Packs & Copyright." If you have questions or are interested in joining us for this session, register here.
  • Dean's Forum with Professor John Schatzel: On Friday, October 16th, from 2:30-3:30pm in the DisCo, professor of Business Administration Dr. John Schatzel will give a talk entitled "Accounting Systems: Thinking, Development, and Evaluation with Interactive Simulation and Games." We hope to see you there!
  • When Rats Inherit the Earth: Sparked by Pope Francis's visit to the United States and his call to address climate change, many have been talking about the ramifications we'll face if we do not make needed changes. Flora Lichtman’s great new podcast The Adaptors recently discussed what would happen to the earth after humans are gone. One paleobiologist suggests that the most likely creatures to take our place are rats. But not just any rats: he suggests rats would multiply quickly and some would grow huge. For more information read Dr. Jan Zalasiewicz’s  The World After Us. To do your part to make the world a more habitable place for humans, attend programs sponsored by the Climate Justice Initiative.

  • October is Vegetarianism Month: To read more about the history of Vegetarianism and the moral, ecological and even feminist calls for a vegetarian diet, visit the Library website and scroll down to our book ribbon of suggested titles.
  • Visit the CWAA: Want some feedback on a paper? Want to review course content? Visit the peer tutors in the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA), Room 314 in the library! Please check the CWAA website for schedules and satellite services.
  • The Library is now on Instagram! Find us at @macphaidinlibrary.
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