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Free earth and environment film series starts January 15

The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library’s Spring Film Series kicks off on January 15 with “What Is One Degree,” a look at temperature and molecular energy. Films are shown every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., in 105 Deike Building and are free and open to the public. Note: Due to renovations, some films will be shown in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum, 16 Deike Building. Call 814-865-9517. For more information, visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/emsl/aboutus/filmseries.html.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Linda Musser at 814-863-7073 or lrm4@psu.edu in advance of the film screening.

The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 15: What is One Degree? (50 min.)
Beginning with a visit to Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, the institution tasked with formally defining one degree, the video looks at the atomic aspects of temperature and their fundamental relationship with molecular energy.

Jan 22: Science Under Attack: Has the public lost faith in scientists? (52 min.)
The consensus of the world’s science academies is that climate change is real, and that it’s caused by human activity. Why, then, do so many people doubt these findings?

Jan 29: Secret Life of Ice (49 min.)
Ice may be one of the strangest substances in the world. Full of contradictions, it is powerful enough to shatter rock but can melt in the blink of an eye; it is transparent, yet can glow with color. Continue reading

Upcoming changes to Earth and Mineral Sciences Library

Due to renovations in Steidle Building, the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library will be temporarily hosting additional faculty and staff. The duration of fall semester will be needed to reorganize spaces in preparation of their arrival. The library will remain in operation during its regular hours, retain public seating and PCs, and all services will continue throughout these changes. For updates on the project, please visit http://sites.psu.edu/emslibrary/. –– Elizabeth Long

Film series highlights key environmental-related issues

The popular Earth and Mineral Sciences Library film series returns this fall semester with a varied line-up of documentaries. The film screenings are held every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in 105 Deike Building, and are free and open to the public. More details about the series can be seen online at: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/content/psul/emsl/aboutus/filmseries.html.

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Spring 2013: EMSL Film Series

The popular EMSL earth and environment documentary film series kicks off on January 16 with “White Water, Black Gold.” All films are shown at noon in 105 Deike. The full listing is shown below (films will also be included in the events blog post each week). For more information, visit the EMSL film series webpage.

Jan 16 White Water, Black Gold (65 min)

Jan 23 Dirty Business: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future – Part 1 (45 min)

Jan 30 Dirty Business: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future – Part 2 (45 min) 

Feb 06 What is One Degree? (50 min)

Feb 13 Libby, Montana – Part 1 (58 min) 

Feb 20 Libby, Montana – Part 2 (58 min) 

Feb 27 Carbon Hunters (49 min)

Mar 06 ***No Film*** – Spring Break

Mar 13 Mucked: Man Made Disasters: Flash Floods in the Coalfields (52 min)

Mar 20 Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Part 1 (38 min)

Mar 27 Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Part 2 (38 min)

Apr 03 Science Under Attack (52 min)

Apr 10 The Devil’s Miner – Part 1 (41 min)

Apr 17 The Devil’s Miner – Part 2 (41 min)
Apr 24 SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories (62 min)