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September 22, 2009

University of Minnesota Forest Ecologists Featured on MPR

Last week Minnesota Public Radio spotlighted a new article by Lee Frelich and Peter Reich, ecologists for the Department of Forest Resources.

The article, Will environmental changes reinforce the impact of global warming on the prairie-forest border of central North America?, highlights the rapid change Minnesota forests are facing due to our warming climate.

At the MPR NewsQ website you can listen to the recently aired interview with Lee Frelich, read the MPR news article, and download Frelich and Reich's article.

Lee Frelich is Research Associate and Director for the University of Minnesota Center for Hardwood Ecology.
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Peter Reich is a Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, F.B. Hubachek, Sr. Chair in Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology, and Resident Fellow for the Institute on the Environment (IonE).
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September 21, 2009

Befriending Bumble Bees

Minnesota Extension publication "Befriending Bumble Bees : A Practical Guide to
Raising Local Bumble Bees
" was selected as a ALA Godort 2008 Notable Government
Document !!!

The Notable Government Documents are nominated by Government Document Librarians
and others in the library field.

The Notables were announced in the Library Journal. Here is the article with the entire list.

September 18, 2009

I Love Library Ladies: Sights & Sounds of Welcome Week

The St. Paul Campus Libraries hosted an activity station during Welcome Week 2009. Check out the photos of students filling in the crossword puzzle of library services and resources, along with fabulous jingles the students came up with for bonus points, including "I love Library Ladies." Students also collected art pins which were made from book jackets.

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Falls Arrival Brings a Bounty of Workshops

This fall semester Magrath Library is offering a suite of new and revised workshops, including: Personal Information Management Tools, EndNote: Basics, Formatting Your Dissertation in *Word 2007*, Extreme Googling: Collaboration Tools, SciFinder Scholar, and many others. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/magrath

September 9, 2009

Interested in making your dorm room or office GREEN?

We have free low-light plants at Magrath Library on the front table (while supplies last).

Welcome back to school.