April 2007 Archives

Great Hall Study Space open 24 Hours/day 5/4-5/12

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The 2nd Floor Great Hall Study Space is OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Friday, May 4, 8 am through Saturday, May 12, 6 pm.

The hours for the rest of Walter Library are listed below

Study Days (May 5-6)
Sa, Su 8 am-12 midnight

Finals Week (May 7-12)
M-F 8 am-12 midnight
Sa 8 am-6 pm

Browser Enhancements from the Libraries!

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The University Libraries have a number of tools and scripts that could enhance your web browsing and research tasks. To install any of these tools please visit the Browser Enhancements page.

Mark Seeley discusses the Minnesota Weather Almanac 4/27

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Minnesota Weather Almanac
04/27/2007 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Great Hall, Walter Library
Minneapolis Campus

Join Professor and Minnesota Public Radio commentator Mark Seeley as he discusses his book "Minnesota Weather Almanac." Seeley's comprehensive reference guide explores Minnesota's history through patterns in its weather, stories from local climate stations, and biographies of well-known Minnesotan figures in the weather. The talk is followed by a reception and book signing.

Biofuels: Economic Prospects and Environmental Implications 5/1

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May 1st, 2007
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
335 Borlaug Hall

Economic Impacts: Markets, Consumers, and Communities
Keynote Speaker - Bruce Babcock (Iowa State)

Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in Biofuel Feedstock Production
Keynote Speaker - Wally Wilhelm (UNL - USDA)

Increased renewable energy production from bio-resources will significantly increase competition for agricultural and natural resources. It also will intensify land use issues among food, fuel, fiber, urbanization, and environmental services. These complex changes will produce global economic and environmental impacts that will not be universally beneficial.

For additional information look here.

Science Quiz Bowl champions

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CHAMPIONS: The P-Branes!

Learn more about the Quiz Bowl here.

Epidemics in Technological and Social Networks: The Downside of Six Degrees of Separation 4/18

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Jennifer Tour Chayes
Manager of the Theory Group and Research Area Manager for Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Microsoft Research

April 18, 2007
7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125

For further information check here.

Science Quiz Bowl final match 4/17

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The championship round will be on Tuesday, April 17, at 5:00 pm in Walter 102. Spectators are welcome!

Cafe Scientifique: Happy Birthday Linnaeus 5/8

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Tuesday, May 8, 6 p.m.
Loring Pasta Bar, Dinkytown
$5 suggested donation
Carl Linnaeus is often called the father of taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in use today, 300 years after he was born in Sweden. On the eve of Linnaeus’ 300th birthday, Café Scientifique explores his life and legacy with University of Minnesota history of science professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and University of Minnesota entomology graduate student Greg Setliff.

Questions?

Contact Walter Library:
(612) 624-3366
sciref@umn.edu

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