The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

EPA Graduate Fellowships - apply now for FY12 funding

Fall 2011 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline is November 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM for receipt of paper applications, and November 5, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 105 new fellowships by June 30, 2011. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.

Several topic areas are relevant to INHS research programs:

  • Ecosystem Services: Aquatic Systems Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services: Terrestrial Systems Soil and Plant Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services: Terrestrial Systems Animal Ecology
  • Land Protection

Monday, September 20, 2010

Library is Going "Mobile"

You can now access the Library using your cell phone. The main mobile page for the Library is:

For more information see Katy Newman's announcement on her Biotechnology Information Center News page.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Professor Creates a Condo for Bats (There's a Lesson in It, Too)

Read the full post in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Buildings & Grounds blog.

An assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo has created a striking bat house for a local sculpture park, and she says she hopes the high-profile project will help make more people aware of the infection that has decimated the bat population in parts of the country.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Savvy Researcher Workshop Series

The Savvy Researcher
The Savvy Researcher workshop series is designed to address the advanced research and information management issues the university community faces in their daily work. Offered sessions include citation management, data services, current awareness tools, scholarly communication, organizing research materials and presentation skills. The fall schedule is now live. There are eight new titles this semester including an introduction to Mendeley and a session about conducting research after leaving the university.

small class size * hands-on * one-hour sessions

The information experts are available to help you with improving your research skills on advanced research and information management topics including citation management, locating data sets, open access, finding grant funding and much more!

For registration information, please visit: