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The ICESat Man Cometh: Lecture November 8 with NASA’s Tom Neumann

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. On November 8 the Library will welcome cryospheric scientist Tom Neumann, who will speak on “GRACE-FO and ICESat-2:  NASA’s Leadership in Monitoring the Polar Regions from Space.”  Dr. Neumann is deputy project scientist on ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and […]

NASA Astrobiologist Melissa Trainer to Speak at the Library October 11 on Titan: An Exotic Ocean World Waiting to be Explored

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Before the twenty years of the Cassini-Huygens mission, little was known about Saturn’s largest moon Titan, except that it was Mercury-sized and its surface was hidden beneath a thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The Cassini mission mapped Titan’s surface, studied […]

Five Questions: Kelsey Diemand, Librarian in Residence, Business Reference Services

What is your background? I hail from New England where I was born and raised in Connecticut. I attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and studied History, with minors in American Studies and Classics. During my time at UNH, I accepted a semester-long internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives here in Washington, DC, and […]

Five Questions: Nathan “Nate” Smith, Librarian

What is your background? I was born and raised in the Virginia Beach area.  I was accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams Go!) as pre-physical therapy and spent my first year heavily immersed in physical science courses.  However, there was a general requirement history class that fascinated me and completely changed the course of […]

Shadow Science: Using Eclipses to Shed New Light on Heavenly Bodies, September 12 Lecture with NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. James L. Green

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. People are still talking about the total solar eclipse of last August, and many of us are already excited about the next one on April 8, 2024.  That will be the only total solar eclipse in the 21st […]

Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter’s Contribution to Economics and History

I decided to take a short break from writing about New Orleans to highlight one really interesting title in our reference collection – English Overseas Trade Statistics by Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter.   This title is a favorite of mine because of all of the tables and its historical coverage and like an earlier favorite I wrote […]