Thursday, October 30, 2014

Smithsonian Institution and the environment

Maybe only library-heads would be interested in this, but what the heck.  The Smithsonian Institution has a library that just contains scientific material about Chesapeake Bay.  Who knew?  By the way, "Grey Literature" is material not published through the standard systems, i.e. commercial publishers or scholarly journals.  Think of all the "white papers" and reports issued by non-profits, for example.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Huxley College Speaker Series & Elwha: a River Reborn

As you probably already know, the Huxley College Speaker Series takes place every Thursday throughout the quarter, and features a variety of knowledgeable speakers presenting on a range of fascinating topics. You can see the whole list here, but I also want to direct your attention to two of the upcoming sessions in particular since they complement the Elwha: A River Reborn exhibit currently on display in Special Collections.

Thursday, November 6th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Wilson Library Reading Room: "Freeing the Elwha" panel discussion featuring faculty from Western and Northwest Indian College who will discuss the Elwha restoration and its broader implications.

Thursday, November 13th from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the Academic West building Rom 204: Film Return of the River, with Director John Gussman in attendance & hosting a Q & A after the screening.

Both of these events are free and open to the public. Also, a reminder if you haven't already seen it, stop by Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) Mon-Fri between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to see Elwha: A River Reborn,  the traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, now on display at WWU and supported by a partnership between Western Libraries and Huxley College of the Environment.

Friday, October 24, 2014

3 pillars

I was looking up the Three Pillars of Sustainability and saw this page with some nice diagrams illustrating it...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Allen Hershkowitz Coming to Campus Next Week!

Just noticed this in today's Western Today: Allen Hershkowitz will be speaking on campus next week, October 21, 2014 in the Communications Facility Room 120 at 2:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

For more info, check out this link: 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

David Patrick speaks on solar energy today

In the first lecture of the 2014-15 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, David Patrick, WWU Professor of Chemistry, will discuss the science of solar energy on Thursday, October 2 in Communications Facility 120 on the WWU campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.