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Finals De-Stress Activities at the Sciences Library

The Sciences Library is not only a great place to study for finals, we’ve also organized some fun activities to help you de-stress. Here’s what’s going on:

  • Refuel with free hot beverages and treats. (During Sciences Library hours, May 11th – 16th.)
  • Take a break from your studies to build your own creation! Legos, K’NEX and idea books provided. Bring your imagination! (During Sciences Library hours, May 11th – 16th.)
  • Exercise your brain with card games, Phase 10 and Uno! (During Sciences Library hours, May 11th – 16th.)
  • Challenge your study buddy to a game on our Wii console! (6-10PM, May 11 – 15)

Sciences Library hours during Finals Week:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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Iowa Climate Festival – April 26

Detail from Iowa River Ideology/Function (2011) by Brendan BaylorClimate in Iowa: What is happening?  How does it work?  And what can you do?  Come talk with climate scientists, learn about local climate issues, conduct climate science experiments, and join us for an ice cream social!  All events will be held at the University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History on April 26, 2014.  Visit our website for free registration and details.


Celebrating Pi Day with…

Pie with the symbol PiPie, of course! Before you head out for Spring Break, stop by the Sciences Library to get your free apple pie bites on Friday, March 14 for the celebration.

Think back to your high school geometry class; Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is approximately 3.14159, but has been calculated to over two trillion digits, it goes on infinitely without repeating or becoming a pattern. Science would not exist without Pi.  Mathematics, statistics, engineering, geography, geology, computer science, etc. all rely on Pi.

More information about Pi can be found at Wolfram MathWorld: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Pi.html


Earth Day Presentation

Join the Sciences Library to celebrate Earth Day!

Sustainability at the UI: What’s Happening and How You Can Help

3:30 – 4:30 pm on Monday, April 22
102 SL (Sciences Library classroom)

At this presentation, Liz Christiansen, director of the UI Office of Sustainability, will bring us up to date on the many sustainability efforts here at the UI and identify some ways you can help.  Liz will describe some simple changes you can make as an individual to have a positive impact on our environment and identify some campus and community organizations you can join to help save the planet! Sara Scheib, Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian, will identify some sources you can use to find more information about environmental issues.

After the presentation, enjoy some refreshments and browse through the Sciences Library’s new Earth Day exhibit, featuring endangered species specimens from the UI Museum of Natural History.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Sara Scheib at (319) 335-3024 or sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.