Thursday, February 26, 2015

Contractors vs Farmers and everybody wins.... go figure

Amazing story from Missouri.  People farmed airport-owned land for thirty-five years.  The new owners came along and...improved the deal?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Taking bicycles seriously in London

Mitt Romney famously had a house with a car elevator but this is the first time I ever heard of a building with a bicycle elevator. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Map Collection Open House

When you walk into Zoe's for a bagel do you know there are 150,000 maps below your feet?  Come to Western's Map Collection (Wilson Library 170) next Wednesday between 2 and 4 PM for a tour of our newly renovated digs with extra group study space, and samples of our most interesting maps. 

If you are a hiker, we have trail maps.  If you are studying land use over time we have topos.  Etc. Etc.  Come see!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Natural Hazards Observer

The January issue of the Natural Hazards Observer is online.  Interesting article on the fracking controversy in New York state.

Monday, February 2, 2015

GEF Idea Labs

In case you missed the January GEF Idea Labs, don't worry! There are still chances to go in February and March. As you know, Western Libraries is a HUGE fan of the Green Energy Fee Grant Program. If you want to learn more about this program, or if you have an idea for a sustainable project on campus, check out one of the idea labs for information and inspiration! During these labs you can also learn more about the application process and you will have a chance to ask questions. All sessions are held in the Viking Union (VU) room 460. Upcoming sessions dates / times  are listed below:

February 2nd 4-5pm
February 9th 4-5pm
February 20th 3-4pm
February 23rd 1-2pm
March 2nd 4-5pm