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Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Geological Survey has published a great overview of the earth- and environment-related issues and challenges facing our planet.  Skim through these dozen slides for a quick review and some amazing images.

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Math Drives Careers

This year’s theme for Mathematics Awareness Month is “Math Drives Careers!” Leave us a comment to this question: What math class(es) have you taken or are taking that support your career choice? I’ll start. By the time I finished my third year of undergrad, I knew I wanted to be an academic science librarian. Although…

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New Exhibit: Watercolors by Gregory J. Pajala

Come by Kresge to view our latest art exhibit, “Watercolors by Gregory J. Pajala.” About the Artist: Greg is a lifelong Vermont resident that has been making art in some shape or form throughout his life. He attributes his abilities to the fact that there were only three TV channels at his house growing up.…

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day this year is especially significant because of the sequential digits and strategically placed separators! 3.14.15 9:26:53 Read more about it around the internet: All Things Pi (piday.org) Wackiest Celebrations (Time) Making Pies for Pi Day (NPR) Irrational Exuberance (Scientific American) Pi Day of the Century (Inside Higher Ed) Pi Day Is Party Day…

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Happy 350th Philosophical Transactions!

Happy 350th Birthday to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society first published on 6th March 1665. This seminal work includes the following important papers, as reported by Charles Lusty, Head of Publishing Operations for the Royal Society. The gruesome account of an early blood transfusion (1666) The paper that proved Einstein right (1920) Stephen…

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HackDartmouth 2015

This interesting email came in today and I’d like to encourage any undergrad to attend! On April 11-12 (the second weekend of spring term), Dartmouth will be hosting its inaugural student-run hackathon! HackDartmouth is a 24-hour event where you’ll get the chance to build cool software and hardware projects, meet engineers and recruiters from companies like Google,…