The University of Scranton and the City of Scranton are celebrating Earth Day with a week full of events, from a sustainable tour of downtown Scranton to an Earth Day Fair to hikes and mountain bike rides. If you have a quiet moment in the midst of all the green activity, be sure to check out some of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s newest books on sustainability and environmental issues:
We’ve received notification from the University of Pittsburgh that, due to a system failure, the PALCI EZ-Borrow system did not accept requests for a few hours on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10. For that reason —
Any PALCI EZ-Borrow requests placed between 7:15pm on Thursday, April 9 and 9:15am on Friday, April 10, will need to be placed again.
If you have questions or need help re-placing an EZ-Borrow request, feel free to ask a librarian.
Robert Kuttner, founding co-editor of The American Prospect and Senior Fellow at DEMOS, a New York-based think tank, came to campus today to speak at the Schemel Forum luncheon.
Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformational Presidency, criticized President Obama’s approach to economic stimulus, saying that current policy was equivalent to “reinflating the bubble.” He advocated that Obama listen to dissenting voices, including FDIC chair Sheila Bair and Economic Recovery Advisory Board chairman Paul Volker. Kuttner’s talk was well attended, and there were excellent discussion questions from the audience.
Each year the Graduating Senior Class selects its “Teacher of the Year”. Beginning Monday, April 20th, please vote for the faculty member who you believe best exhibits the following characteristics:
• Maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and fairness.
• Inspires interest in the discipline through personal enthusiasm and dedication.
• Is consistently effective in communication.
• Is available outside of the classroom.
To vote, make sure to cast your electronic ballot between 9am on Monday, April 20th and 5pm on Friday, April 24th. The award will be presented during Class Night on May 29.
Class of 2009, your vote counts – so be sure to remember and recognize a faculty member whose teaching has inspired you!
This Friday, April 10th, the PALCI E-ZBorrow service will be down from 9am until 12pm noon. The University of Pittsburgh University Library System, which hosts E-ZBorrow, will be conducting some required maintenance during that time period.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Our students have been asking for more study space (such dedicated learners!), and here at the Weinberg, we’re doing our best to meet their needs.
During intersession, Library staff members moved some of our less-often used print periodicals down to the basement in order to free up some space on the 1st floor. The shelves that used to hold those periodicals have just been removed, so there’s a nice chunk of empty space waiting by the group study rooms.
Tables and chairs have been ordered and will arrive on Monday. Be the first to try them out, and let us know what you think!
Update: The freight company who is shipping our new furniture had to change our delivery date from today (Monday) to tomorrow (Tuesday). So we’ll have to wait one more day for our new study space. Sigh.
Update Part 2: New tables and chairs are here! Come try them out!