Sep
28
4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 4-5 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

The Center for the Environment invites the campus community to attend an Environmental Science Colloquium: "Uncertainties in Detecting Decadal Change in Soil Carbon and Extractable Elements in Northern Forests," presented by Olivia Bartlett, Department of Social Science, Plymouth State University & PhD candidate, Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences, University of New Hampshire.

Northern Forest ecosystems have been or are being impacted by land use change, forest harvesting, acid deposition, atmospheric CO2 enrichment, and climate change. Each of these has the potential to modify soil forming processes, and the resulting chemical stocks. Horizontal and vertical variations in concentrations complicate determination of temporal change. This study evaluates sample design, sample size, and differences among observers as sources of uncertainty when quantifying soil temporal change over regional scales. Forty permanent monitoring plots were established on the White Mountain National Forest in central New Hampshire and western Maine. Soil pits were characterized and sampled by genetic horizon at plot center in 2001 and resampled again in 2014 two-meters on contour from the original sampling location. Laboratory analyses for both sampling years included pH in 0.01 M CaCl2 solution and extractable Ca, Mg, Na, K, Al, Mn, and P in 1 M NH4OAc solution buffered at pH 4.8. The results from this study suggest that resampling efforts within a site, repeated across a region, to quantify elemental change by genetic horizon is an appropriate method of detecting soil temporal change in this region. Sample size and design considerations from this project will have direct implications in determining the number of sites and methods of sampling for designing future monitoring programs to characterize change in soil elements.

https://www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/4865/fall-2016-environmental-science-colloquium/

Sep
20
5:00 pm
Sep
21
5:00 pm
Sep
27
5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 5 p.m. - Phil Lonergan, Mike Heffernan

Wednesday, September 21, 5 p.m. - Scott Bulger, Kimberly Ritchie, Nick Sevigney

Tuesday, September 27, 5 p.m. - Jong-Yoon Kim, Tom Driscoll

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Scott Bulger in front of his artwork, "Evaluation"

Join us in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, located in the Draper & Maynard Building, for this series of free gallery talks. Part of the annual PSU Art Faculty Exhibit, these talks are a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information about the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the PSU Art Faculty Exhibit, go to http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery.

Sep
19
9:00 am
Sep
22
3:30 pm

Monday, September 19, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

PSU's focus on external partnerships requires we be even more diligent about fair use and copyright laws. Come learn how to help your students find Creative Commons resources and be responsible partners and collaborators!

This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.

Oct
4
4:30 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 - 6 p.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall Room 120

mental-health

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2-9, 2016), NAMI NH and PSU's Mental Health Issues Class will host a presentation by two In Our Own Voice speakers who will share their journeys, challenges, and successes of living with mental illness.

The goal of this event is to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental illness. These stories are educational and inspiring for any audience. There is no charge for this event and anyone-on or off campus-is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Elaine de Mello: edemello@naminh.org.

Oct
5
9:00 am
Oct
6
3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, October 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

As a scholar, creator, and publisher, you should know your copyrights, as well as how to use open access options to your advantage. Come learn how to protect yourself and how to help your work reach the widest possible audience. This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.

Sep
21
4:00 pm

Mountain Summers, presented by June Hammond Rowan
Wednesday, September 21, 4 - 5 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth

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Mountain Summers reveals the personal and adventurous experiences of four fascinating women visiting and exploring the White Mountains in the late 1800s. They did not just sit on hotel porches. Instead, they worked on developing new trails, collecting plant specimens, and discovering new places. Come hear their adventures from the firsthand accounts preserved in this rare collection.

Event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Museum of the White Mountains, go to http://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.

Sep
28
6:30 pm

"She's the Top Dog: Stories of Women and Their Dog Teams,"presented by Bob Cottrell and Sally Manikian.
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth

Dog_Sled

Bob Cottrell will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Around 7 p.m., Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs, will discuss the sport and female mushers today.

More information about the Museum of the White Mountains is available at http://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.

Oct
5
11:15 am

"Snow Bound: The Making of an Artist's Book," presented by Laurie Whitehill.
Wednesday, October 5, 11:15 - 12:15
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth

In September of 1915, the artist’s grandparents and a few other hikers were stranded by a severe storm in the newly opened Lake-of-the-Clouds hut, located just below the summit of Mt. Washington. Enduring bitter cold, scant food, and no way to communicate with the outside world, they were trapped for 5 days. This book retells their survival story with a focus on the female perspective of her grandmother. The artist will give a presentation on the making of her book, with anecdotes and visuals from her research and writing, the creation and hand printing of the illustrations and text, and the final hand binding of a small edition. A copy of this book resides in the collections of the museum.

More information about the Museum of the White Mountains is available at http://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.

Sep
12
6:00 pm

The Department of Computer Science and Technology  has invited Dr. John S. Erickson, director of operations of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Experimentation and Application (The Rensselaer IDEA) and a Bridgewater, NH resident, to give a talk on big data analytics and related topics, including web science.

Big data usually refers to discovering interesting patterns in huge amounts of data. Big data analytics has become an increasingly important influence in our always online, social network-driven lives. Recruiters frequently seek related knowledge and experience in areas such as machine learning and data visualization, and programming skills in languages such as R and Python.

Please join us for this event on Monday, September 12, from 6 - 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Room 312.

More information about Dr. Erickson is available at https://bitwacker.com/john-s-erickson-phd/.

Sep
13
12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 12:30 - 1:30
Lamson Learning Commons, Main Level

Lamson Learning Commons is pleased to welcome Ted Levin, author of America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake, for a brown bag lunch event on Tuesday September 13, at 12:30 p.m.

A starred review published this year in Library Journal praised the book, saying , "The compelling story of a much-maligned critter . . . Readers, perhaps even ophidiophobic ones, will come away with a fresh appreciation for a creature with 'the toxic bite and admonishing tail.'"

The event will be held on the main level of Lamson Learning Commons. All are welcome!